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Our regular lunch every Wednesday has been taken on by fantastic food entrepreneurs Kitchenette (Cynthia, Louise and more!) with Joel and Eddie from thegoodegg.

Today was our first lunch, which went down an absolute treat! We were given chicken schnizel with aubergine, sweet potatoe mash and fresh tomato sauce for our main with an apple crumble and a good dollop of custard for pudding. Plates were practically licked clean and every one of our clients will be back for more next week!

We were also treated to a lovely poetry reading from one of our clients, Janette who had written a new one especially for the lunch as it was her first time!

Looking forward to next week already – thank you Kitchenette and thegoodegg!

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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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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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There is such a thing as a free lunch! And it is carrying on until July!

Join us every Wednesday from 12.30 – 2pm for a FREE homemade lunch from brilliant cook Bruno at Pips Dish.

Share your food memories and meet new local people over a delicious homemade feast – for free! One of our clients said:

Pips Dish has brought colour into my diet and improved the quality of what I eat. I have made new friends and even bumped into an old one who I hadn’t seen in years!

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

Booking essential as places are limited.

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Wednesday saw a tasty Lasagne served up by Bruno at Pips Dish, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. We also welcomed our new host Camilla, who will be welcoming people in over the next few months!


Another delicious lunch was whipped up for our clients by Bruno today at Pips Dish – a whopping three courses – from herby vegetable soup, to white fish, potatoes and a tomato sauce with veg completed by an amazing meringue, with orange, pear and rose petals.  Sweet treats all round!

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Pips Dish put on another fabulous feast for us this Wednesday as we told our food stories to each other. The chef Bruno again delighted everyone with his fantastic creations of fish stew and vegeatable soup to start.

The stories shared amongst Get Togetherees were fascinating – from childhoods in Scotland spent eating stew and dumplings on the rare occasions the weekly dinner schedule was broken (never varied for 15 years), to mothers with no idea about food (“Lettuce would come with a slug, apples had maggots and meat with tubes in!”), to poverty stricken dinners of boiled rice with jam.

There were longings for traditional stuffed hearts and faggots (“Kids these days would turn their nose up!”) or Hungarian goulash and strudel on the rare days a father was at home, to the fond memories of the cockle and winkle man coming round, and being treated to a pile of toast to go with them.

Pie and Mash was also a shared London memory, with memories of the live eels outside the shop on Chapel Market and children watching as they were beheaded and gutted whilst still alive (“We must have been very sadistic!”). More gory tales arose of rabbits bled and hanging over sinks for stew and children hiding as mothers headed off to kill chickens.

We spoke of the missed regularity of yellow split pea soup every Thursday in a Swedish childhood to comemorate the poisoning of a Swedish King, to Italian mothers in war time England making fresh pasta with dried egg.

It was another lovely afternoon. Join us next time – PLEASE CALL TO SIGN UP as places are limited (and only available for over 55s living in Islington) – 0207 281 6018.

Every Wednesday from 12.30 – 2pm, Pips Dish, 133B Upper Street

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Bruno explains the background of the project to the group – managing to avoid the cheeky heckling!

FEB Pips Dish fish

Fish is prepared and baked ready for the stew. Delicious!

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Join us every Wednesday at Pips Dish on Upper Street for a free homemade lunch by talented chef Bruno. Pips Dish prepare delicious, heart-warming food every Wednesday for you to enjoy – so join us next week!

Just call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman to sign up on 0207 281 6018, and we will look forward to seeing you there!

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