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QiGong Cropped

Over 55s come along for your free local QiGong session this August. Every Saturday, 11 – 12, Bingfield St Surgery (off Cally Rd).

Call Jane Chambers to book your place on 0207 281 6018


Photographer Peter Kyte has been joining our clients to document their significant objects to make into postcards for the Cally Fest – coming up this Sept 8th from 12 – 6pm!

Join us on our Age UK stalls for the festival to buy a postcard, hear poetry readings, find out about what we offer and maybe even make your own crafts!


Call us for more information on 0207 281 6018.


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Yesterday we were treated to a brilliant urban photography walk led by photographer Peter Kyte. We met at Café Cucina 327 for a delicious Italian coffee and mint tea before heading off with our cameras to observe the local area.

Briefed by Peter, we looked at pattern, colour and shape in the detail of our urban surroundings, using our zoom, macro settings, or simply our bodies to get closer to the subject to abstract it more.

With a range of abilities on board, the session was a great opportunity for those learning the basics of photography to others more experienced with a camera to explore Caledonian Road in all its urban glory.

A great day out!

Join us at Café Cucina 327 next Monday where we will be looking at the images we took and learning how to edit them. Or just pop in for a coffee! 3.30 – 5pm, Café Cucina 327 Caledonian Road, on the corner of Lyon Street. Bus Stop L, Caledonian Road and Barnsbury.

Call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman for more information on 0207 281 6018.


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Monday saw a fantastic Italian cooking demonstration (and taster!) from chef Valentino at Cafe Cucina 327. Delicious smells wafted through the cosy cafe as Valentino showed us the different stages of creating a basic pasta and tomato dish and a lovely mushroom (fungi!)  risotto. Every had a lovely time smelling, tasting and watching as Valentino chopped, boiled and stirred the fresh Italian ingredients to create the two dishes. We were lucky enough to have more than a generous taster each and left feeling full and very satisfied – now to recreate it at home!

Join us every Monday for the regular coffee afternoon from 3.30 – 5pm at Cafe Cucina 327, on the corner of Lyon Street off Caledonian Road.

Valentino shows us the basics of making a good sauce.

Lovely gourds in the cafe.

Valentino tosses parmesan (parmiggiano) into the pasta dish – he says it’s better to coat it all at once to spread the flavour rather than add it at the end.

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The finished mushroom risotto – Valentino says to not stir the risotto rice as it will make it too creamy and starchy, rather add butter at the end.

The tomato sauce is seasoned with herbs and ready for the pasta.

Our very generous taster portions!

All gone!

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