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Come along to Pips Dish every Wednesday until 21st August for a fab free lunch!

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We are very pleased to have our clients’ work featured in the latest exhibition ‘Someday is Today: A Major Exhibition of Islington’s Elder Artists’ at Cubitt Gallery in Angel. From a large wall-hanging made by two of our art tutors and clients at Drovers Centre, to individual pieces submitted by some of our regulars in a vast array of unique styles, including Chinese calligraphy and painting, photocollage, watercolour, oils, textiles and collage.

To read more about the exhibition click here.

Exhibition open: 17th – 28th July

Wednesday to Sunday 12-6pm

Cubitt Gallery and Studios
8 Angel Mews
Islington
N1 9HH

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Yesterday we were joined at The Arc Centre by Gemma from Wise Up To Waste at The North London Waste Authority to share some helpful tips and insights into how we can waste less food and save more money.

Some great tips and facts included:

– You can freeze all sorts of food – from yoghurt, to eggs (not whole though!) to making your own frozen banana ice lollies! (One of our group popped home to prove it – bringing back a pot of frozen grapes to share!)
– Don’t shop when you’re hungry!
– Go by the best before dates but also use your own intuition
– 74% of cereal is thrown away because too much has been poured!

The talk provided a great platform for some heated debate amongst the group, from discussions around supermarkets to organic veg to packaging – everyone had something to contribute and their own reasons for their food habits.

We were also shown portion measurers, and given some free recipes with advice on using up leftovers.

It was an informative and insightful afternoon, and we all came away having learnt something new.

Thank you Gemma and the North London Waste Authority!

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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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Yesterday was the last lunch from Pips Dish for our group cooked by Bruno, a brilliant cook who has been creating delicious and inspiring food for us using his own voluntary time every Wednesday over the last 9 months or so.

We are very pleased for Bruno as he has found a new job – so congratulations and thank you again for all your brilliant meals!

Pips Dish free lunch will continue until the end of July, every Wednesday from 12.30 – 2pm, now run by the Kitchenettes. 

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

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Yesterday our regular Monday Get Together (3.30 – 5pm) at Café Cucina 327 developed a new photography project with Peter Kyte from Urban Fotog.

Moving on from our exploration of the architecture and external environment around Cally Road, this session was all about us! Everyone was invited to bring along an object or item of personal significance to them and, using Peter’s mini lighting system, we documented and shared our stories around these objects with each other to print into postcards to sell at The Cally Fest this September.

From sepia postcards of Islington’s glamorous past, to a handmade silver ring, photos of one attendee’s Brazilian parents, to a funny stone pig kept safely in a sock, there was an array of eclectic and fascinating souvenirs from an equally eclectic and fascinating group of people!

It was a lovely afternoon of sharing stories over fantastic Italian coffee, and one which won’t be soon forgotten.

Join us at Cucina 327 next week for a chat and a cuppa, and share your stories!

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

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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.

 

Join us next Wednesday at The Arc Centre for a brand new Get Together with professional knitting tutor Lydia Storan.

Bring along your primary school aged grandchildren to teach and pass on your knitting skills – and learn new ones along the way!

Knit with your grandchildren!
3.45 – 5pm Every Wednesday at The Arc Centre until 17th July.

Bring needles and wool if you have them – some  materials will be provided.

Refreshments and tea and coffee will also be available.

Call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman to book your FREE place on 0207 281 6018
(or just pop by on the day!).

 

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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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