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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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This week is Islington Giving week – a week to celebrate the community projects supported by our funders – Islington Giving.

Islington Giving have been welcomed in to our Get Togethers for a first hand account of what we get up to – and have kindly written up their thoughts on our Get Together at Sobell Leisure Centre in a blog post you can read here.

The rest of the week continues with lots more exciting activities across the borough. You can see the full programme on their blog.

You can join us at our Get Togethers:

TOMORROW – Wednesday 7th June

– Pips Dish – free lunch, 133B Upper St, 12.30 – 2pm tomorrow CALL TO BOOK!

– The Arc Centre, 98B St Paul Street – painting and knitting afternoon (with copious amounts of cake!), 2 – 4pm

– Whittington Park Art, The Room Café, Yerbury Rd, textiles, crafts, toy making, sewing – 2 – 3.30pm

Friday 9th June

– An Afternoon at the British Museum – 2.30 – 4.30pm – Handling musical intruments from the collections through the ages. CALL TO BOOK!

Sunday 11th June

– Sobell Leisure Centre – FREE table tennis, hoops, skipping, cards, board games and more! 4 – 6pm

Call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman to book on 0207 281 6018.

See you there!

 

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Wednesday saw another lovely afternoon Get Together at The Arc Centre in Angel. Our regulars put on Bingo and brought in homemade cakes to share with the group. It all got rather competitive and one lady won all three rounds! Everyone had a good natter and even signed up to the lunch at Pips Dish next week. Looking forward to introducing fellow Islingtonians together next Wednesday!

Are you a local person over 55? Come and join us at The Arc Centre next week from 2 – 4pm.

98B St Pauls Street – end of Packington Street, Angel N1

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

See you there!

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

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FREE TICKETS.

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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Yesterday at Sobell Leisure Centre we welcomed in several new clients to our Get Together for table tennis and cards (plus a few biscuits) as well as joining in with our regulars.

We had a lovely afternoon playing doubles on the table tennis and Rummi on the card table. Everyone enjoyed themselves and also found out about some of our new activities coming up this week – including the Oxfam Book Club this evening at 7.30 – 8.30pm on Upper St, and our second session of our local history project at the Duke of Cambridge pub today, as well as our regular coffee afternoon in Italian café Cucina 327 on Caledonian Road.

Come and join us or call Ellie for more information on 0207 281 6018.

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This Sunday we headed off to Sobell Leisure Centre for more table tennis fun! George also taught us a new card game, which was great fun – thoroughly competitive and even ‘a little bit cruel’ as George said, and could certainly while away many hours!

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Join us again at King Henry’s Walk Garden, 2 – 3.30pm for some painting in the garden this Saturday, or at  Sobell Leisure Centre from 4 – 6pm on Sunday – just drop in for chat, tea and table tennis!

See you there!

This Sunday saw skipping, games, cards and table tennis at Sobell Leisure Centre for another fantastic afternoon. Several new faces turned up to get involved, and were soon chatting away and making new friends. One lady, aged 86, even completed 12 jumps on the skipping rope! Four more attendees will come together to the Get Together at Pips Dish this Wednesday for the free homemade lunch and continue where they left off there!

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What do you do at the weekends? Would you like to fine-tune your palette for ale and learn how to brew beer in a secret garden? Or practice your table tennis with our friendly group?

Join us on Sunday 3rd February from 2 – 3.30pm at King Henry’s Walk Garden (11c King Henry’s Walk – just off Balls Pond Road N1 4NX) with real ale enthusiast Andy Parkinson, then come along to Sobell Leisure Centre (Hornsey Road, N7 7NY) from 4 – 6pm for table tennis, cards and board games at Sobell Leisure Centre.

Call us for more details – or just turn up!

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