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We can’t wait until this Thursday 4th July for our next trip to The British Museum for a talk and tour around the Japan Gallery!

These tours are free and open for all – s0 join us this Thursday at 10.30am (meet at Meeting Point 2 near the Information Desk in the main foyer) for an 11.00 tour (in the Japan Gallery, Level 5, Room 92). No booking necessary, but do call us for more information on 0207 281 6018.

See more information about the beautiful Japanese galleries here.

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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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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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We are very pleased to announce a special event taking place at

The Arc Centre with The British Museum on Tuesday 9th April from 10.30am – 12pm.

The British Museum have very kindly offered us an object handling workshop with artist Chloe Cooper. We will be handling objects and artefacts from the museum’s collections and trying our own Ice Age style carving into soap.

We also have some more tickets for a community preview on Saturday 25th May.

Call Ellie now to book your place on either – or both! Places are limited so we will be on a first come first serve basis. Contact us – 0207 281 6018

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