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Come and have fun at Cally Fest and find out what’s going on! Pick up an Activities Programme.

Now in its second week we are running our ‘Knit with your Grandchildren’ sessions until Wednesday 17th July only!

3.45 – 5pm every Wednesday at The Arc Centre, 98B St Paul St, N1 7DF.

Come along to learn some new patterns for children – from snakes, to mice mittens, bow badges, knitted beard disguises and much more!

Call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman for more information on 0207 281 6018, or just drop in!

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Join us every Wednesday from 3.45 – 5pm at The Arc Centre, 98B St Paul St, N1 7DF for ‘Knitting with your Grandchildren’ – a new Get Together from professional knitting tutor Lydia Storan.

If you are local and over 55, come along for this FREE knitting session. Learn new knitting skills, revisit old ones and share them with your grandchildren (age 6+). If you do not have grandchildren but would like to come along, please do!

Please note each child needs to be with a responsible adult.

Just drop in from 3.45pm or call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman for more details on 0207 281 6018.

Looking forward to knitting with you!

TEMPLATE for Grandparents Knitting Flyers

 

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Next Monday 17th June we will be embarking on part two of our fantastic photography walk with local Photographer Peter.

Meet us at Cafe Cucina 327 (on the corner of Lyon St, Bus Stop Caledonian Rd & Barnsbury Stop L) at 3.30pm for a tea or coffee for a special discount of just £1 before heading off to explore urban photography and the quirks and character of Caledonian Road. We will return to review and discuss our photographs to finish at 5pm.

FREE to attend, and no experience necessary. Bring your own camera if you have one, there will be a couple available to share.

Call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman on 0207 281 6018 to book your free place!

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One of the results from our last walk around The Arc Centre.

On Friday we headed off to The British Museum to enjoy a fantastic afternoon of handling unusual, weird and wonderful musical instruments. From contemporary Maori-inspired Conch shell trumpets, to carved wooden flutes, simple yet satisfying rhythmic stones and African wire ‘pianos’; we played our melodic (and not so…) way through the session.

Exploring materials, textures, sounds and shapes we were spoken through the inspiration, myth and legend behind the instruments by Harvinder and her brilliant colleagues from The British Museum’s Community Partnerships team.

We then headed up into the ‘Living and Dying’ exhibition space to see other similar exhibits to what we had been handling moments before. The opportunity to touch, smell and play the instruments really brought to life the objects behind the glass – and subsequently provided an informative and vivid glimpse into the lives and cultures of those who invented and played them.

Thank you British Museum!

Join us on more tours and workshops – call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman to book your place on 0207 281 6018.

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craft stall holloway fest

Our Get Together group at Whittington Park Community Association had a great time on Saturday at The Big Day Out in Whittington Park as part of the brilliant Holloway Festival.

The sun was shining and the atmosphere was vibrant as everyone enjoyed ice cream, music, dog shows, crafts, art, games and more. Our Get Together group, who meet at Whittington Park Community Association every Wednesday from 2 – 3.30pm gathered together their beautiful creations and set up their stall. We had some good sales, with the handmade toys proving popular as well as the cushions and baby clothes. All proceeds went back into the group to go towards more materials.

Everyone had a lovely time – so huge thanks to Katia from Whittington Park Community Association and Holloway Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to see our new profile on Creative Islington – a great site to find out all the creative goings-on in the local area.

Check out the creative classes happening over at Drovers Centre too – http://www.auidroverscentre.wordpress.com

 

On Wednesday at our afternoon Get Together at The Arc Centre we had a special guest from Cubitt Gallery – artist Emily who came to talk to us about her project The Cake Museum, which will take place in the form of two workshops running up to Cubitt’s Spring Ball.

Cubitt Gallery are working with local people to create a tea dance and Spring Ball on Mon 27th May from 7 – 9pm (doors open at 6.30pm) at Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD

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Emily told us about her project The Cake Museum. She is inviting you to share your stories or your favourite cake recipe over a cup of tea and a slice of cake in workshops to go towards the ball! The Cake Museum workshops:

Thurs 16th May –11am – 1pm – Claremont Project,
23 – 27 White Lion St, N1 9PD

Saturday 18th May –12 – 2pm – St Luke’s Centre,
90 Central St, EC1V 8AJ

Come and here more about The Cake Museum with Emily at The Duke of Cambridge Get Together on Monday 13th May from 12 – 2pm. 33 St Peters St, Angel.

Call Ellie for more details on 0207 281 6018.

We also enjoyed some card making, and made some wonderful creations!

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On Saturday 18th May our arts and crafts Get Together group held every Wednesday from 2 – 4pm at the Whittington Park Community Association will be bringing their beautiful handmade creations to a market stall at The Tufnell Park Tavern Food Market!

See the flyer from Whittington Park Community Association here: Market_Stall_Flyer

Join us to pick up something locally made!

THE TUFNELL PARK TAVERN FOOD MARKET

SATURDAY 18 MAY

11am to 3pm

Tufnell Park Tavern, 162 Tufnell Park Road, London N7 0EE

Local bus: No. 4

 

Join us every Wednesday from 2 – 3.30pm for arts and crafts at Whittington Park Community Association.

Join Whittington artist Katia, and Age UK Islington Get Together hosts – artist Izzy and textile designer Jeanne – to have a chat and get creative! Whether you are a beginner or a pro, this crafty afternoon is fun, imaginative and accessible to all. All our experts are on hand to help you develop your skills whilst you relax and meet some great new people!

Bring along your own projects or start something new. We have materials kindly donated available there too – from beautiful fabrics to recycled wools, needles and toy patterns!

Enjoy a drink at The Room Cafe too!

See you Wednesday! Call Ellie for more information on 0207 281 6018.

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