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We had a most enjoyable afternoon on the Angel Boat trip last Friday! The people were very nice, and we all had a really great time.

Thank you Angel Boats!

We have more trips confirmed for September – just give us a call to book your place: 0207 281 6018.

We have been lucky enough to be granted another series of trips out on the Angel Boats this September. All aboard for more fun on the waterways – see London from a very different angle, meet new people and learn about the boat from Captain John!

Last week our group had a lovely time making their way at a leisurely pace along the Regent’s Canal from Angel to Camden, stopping off for lunch before heading home.

Tomorrow we have another group heading off to Little Venice, if you would like to join us in September give us a call!

Call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman on 0207 281 6018 to BOOK YOUR PLACE!

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Boat GT canal

Last week we enjoyed a free boat trip along the Regent’s Canal with Angel Boats. Despite the rainy weather, the group had a lovely time cruising along the waterways. One said:

I really enjoyed the boat trip – it was fantastic! I met some lovely people and it was good to have some fresh conversation!

Join us on another one for an unusual day out (11 – 5pm) – register now on 0207 281 6018.

Fri 21st June – FULLY BOOKED

Fri 28th June – Spaces available

Fri 5th July – FULLY BOOKED



Last Wednesday, following up from the previous week’s walk around the Arc Centre in Angel, photographer Peter Kyte taught our group to use Photoshop to process their images. These are the results below – of the architectural detail of St James’ Church.

The group’s confidence was really brought out by Peter across the two sessions, and they had a great time observing the local area in a new light, and learning new skills at the same time.

Thank you Peter!

Come along to The Arc Centre Get Together on Wednesdays from 2 – 4pm to join us with other creative activities! Call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman for more information on 0207 281 6018.




Next Monday from 12 – 2pm the Get Together at the Duke of Cambridge will be celebrating it’s one year anniversary as our longest running Get Together!

Join us for tea, coffee and cake!

Thank you to all of our lovely clients who have made Duke of Cambridge GT a very special one indeed. Those of you who haven’t been before, it’s not too late! Every Monday we meet so come along to share local history stories, plan trips and outings and have a good old natter.

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tea pic April

We were met by Helen, Camley Street’s Education Officer, who gave us an introduction (after an essential cup of tea!) and insight into the history of the park and then lead us on a lovely tour around the reserve.

Nestled between the churning regeneration works in King’s Cross and the Regents Canal Camley Street Nature Park is an oasis of wild greenery – proudly home to some rare bird and plant species.

We wandered at a leisurley pace around several ponds surrounded by fluffy bullrushes and whistling reeds, whilst ducks paddled on the surface and the tweets of the birds miraculoulsy drowned out the industrial cranes in the background.

It was a lovely afternoon and felt like a little holiday out of the city. Join us next time for your escape!

Call Ellie on 0207 281 6018.

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Last Sunday our clients were treated to another fantastic afternoon at The British Museum this time exploring the preserved towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Hosted by Raiyo, our new Get Together host, the group had a brilliant time learning about the AD79 way of life – not so different from ours.

‘AD 79. In just 24 hours, two cities in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy were buried by a catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Preserved under ash, the cities lay buried for just over 1,600 years, their rediscovery providing an unparalleled glimpse into the daily life of the Roman Empire.

From the bustling street to the intimate spaces of a Roman home, this major exhibition will take you to the heart of people’s lives in Pompeii and Herculaneum.’
British Museum


Have a look at new Get Together listings going up on website Gransnet now!

Just click here to find out more and see what our local listings are.

Thank you Gransnet for getting in touch – great to link up.


Join us for another exclusive preview of the British Museum’s next exhibition – ‘Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum’

20 FREE tickets are now available to people over 55 in Islington – just call to sign up – first come first serve!

Sunday 24th March – call for entry times on 0207 281 6018.

‘AD 79. In just 24 hours, two cities in the Bay of Naples, southern Italy, were buried by a  catastrophic eruption  of Mount Vesuvius.  Preserved  under ash, their  rediscovery  nearly 1,700 years later provided an  unparalleled  glimpse into the daily life of the  Roman Empire.
Starting with the  bustling street, and moving  through the intimate spaces of  a  home, you will be transported  into the lives  of ordinary Romans nearly 2,000 years ago, before  devastation  struck. From the atrium to  the garden,  bedroom and dining room, this personal  journey will  reveal parallels with our own lives today.
With over 20  years since  the last major exhibition on Pompeii in the UK, recent  discoveries  alongside celebrated objects, including  body casts, will  reveal new insights into this highly captivating and  human story.
An  unmissable exhibition.’
The British Museum

Image: Portrait of  baker Terentius Neo and his wife. Pompeii, AD 55–  79. ©  DeAgostini/SuperStock.

Ice Age Art – Arrival of the Modern Mind was another fantastic afternoon enjoyed by Age UK Islington’s clients last Sunday. Viewing carvings from over 40,000 years ago one attendee said:

I was amazed such intricate objects were made then. I always imagined people of that time going around with clubs and boulders!

Another said:

It was very enjoyable. The pieces were fascinating – they even had one of a man’s body with a lion’s head. To think people over 40,000 years ago were so creative, and with such crude tools!

One attendee, currently studying anthropology and psychology, also attended the curator’s talk by Jill Cook which he said was so fascinating he has now signed up to six more talks at The British Museum! He said:

It was really interesting and a lot of it was new to me. I would recommend anyone going to see it!

We will certainly be back for more, so thank you British Museum!

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