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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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Looking forward to welcoming Gemma from Wise Up to Waste tomorrow to teach us about how we can save money through wasting less food.

As part of the Wise Up to Waste campaign, North London Waste Authority are giving talks on reducing food waste in the household. The session, lasting about an hour, will give key ways on how to avoid wasting food. Topics covered include portion sizes, food storage, date labels and using up leftovers.  Some freebies such as portion measurers and recipes will also be provided.

This FREE talk is at The Arc Centre, 98B ST Paul Street, N1 7DF, tomorrow afternoon from 2 – 4pm.

Call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman for more information on 0207 281 6018 and see the Wise Up to Waste website here: www.wiseuptowaste.org.uk

Refreshments provided!

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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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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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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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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[Above – Our hosts enjoying an Afternoon Tea and training session recently]

Our voluntary Get Together hosts are a brilliant gang. A whole range of different backgrounds and ages, each individual is with us for a different reason but all with the same aim – to help us continue to reduce social isolation is Islington’s over 55s.

Our Get Together hosts meet and greet people at our Get Togethers, build brilliant and lasting relationships with our  clients and make new friends themselves. They get the chance to explore Islington, with trips on the Angel Boats, to wandering nature parks, trying experimental food, playing table tennis, cards and more!

Our clients really value our volunteer hosts, as they get to know them over the weeks, months and years of regular contact creating a very special Age UK Islington.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering with us call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman on 0207 281 6018.

 

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We have been lucky enough to be offered 10 FREE tickets for our clients to attend The City of London Concert at St Paul’s Cathedral. See details below:

10 FREE tickets available

5 – 9pm – Tuesday 25th June

5pm – Meet at Cafe Cucina 327 Caledonian Road (on the corner of Lyon St) for an Italian coffee

6:05pm – FREE collection by coach from Cafe Cucina 327

6:50pm – Arrive at St Paul’s Cathedral

7:00pm – City of London Concert begins followed by Q&A

You will share an introduction with a music animateur with the opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas with performers and secondary school students who will also be attending.

Time tbc – Depart St Paul’s Cathedral and drop off at Caledonian Road tube – or make your own way home from St. Paul’s.

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

Every Monday we head down to Café Cucina 327 on Caledonian Road for our coffee afternoon from 3.30 – 5pm. Yesterday we had a special treat from Cucina 327 as one of their talented chefs Martina taught us how to make our own Ragu – and then we got to try it too!

Thank you Café Cucina 327! Looking forward to coffee next week.

If you would like to join us at Café Cucina just pop in every Monday (except Bank Hols) from 3.30 – 5pm.

For more information call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman on 0207 281 6018.

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