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Opportunities to be active in Islington.

Upcoming events and activities...

Archway Library is organising a Star Gazing event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings on Wednesday, 9 October. There will be pop-up space themed fun on the square and in the Library, space workshops, as well as galactic games, spacecraft activities, virtual reality trips to the moon and stargazing from the top of Archway Tower!

Claremont have lots of activities for adults age 55+ in Islington which are fun, creative and energetic. This includes sport like tai chi, tap dancing, line dancing; activities like arts and crafts and singing. Have a look at the calendar to find something for you.

Check out North London Cares free activity timetable for over 65s in October. This includes soothing music from London Symphony Orchestra and to get you ready for Halloween there is a Murder Mystery party in Kilburn!

St Lukes Community Centre has lots of low cost courses (£2.5 for members, £5 for non-members) to learn new skills like how to pickle vegetables or make dumplings. It is also a good opportunity to meet other people.

The Claremont Project

24-27 White Lion Street, N1 9PD

www.Claremont-Project.org

The Claremont Project provides a variety of weekly exercise classes and activities for people aged 55 and over. Their aim to make happier, healthier people and communities.

Exercise on referral

Exercise on referral is a free 12-week programme of exercise at a local Gym that will get you more active and improve your mental health and wellbeing. You can ask your GP to refer you to exercise on referral if you are over 18, and live in Camden or Islington or are registered with a GP in any of the two boroughs.

To be referred to the programme you must be inactive and be at risk have of developing an illness or have an existing health condition. Your GP will know which conditions are eligible for the programme.

Talk to your GP for more information.

Finsbury Park Community Hub

Andover Estate, 55 Corker Walk, London N1 7RY

http://www.octopuscommunities.org.uk

Finsbury Park Community Hub is known by all as the ‘community centre’ on the Andover Estate’s central square. It is a welcoming, inclusive and accessible community hub that provides space and facilities for the whole community to learn, play, work, meet and support. Their projects are developed with the help of local residents and are designed to meet the welfare, recreational, social and educational needs of our residents. They offer a good selection of activities for all ages.

St Lukes Community Centre

90 Central Street, London  EC1V 8AJ

www.slpt.org.uk

Offers services and activities for people of all ages in their local area. Their aim is to enable residents to work, play and learn together for mutual benefit and wellbeing.

Whittington Park Community Association

Yezbury Road, London N19 4RS

www.whittingtonpca.org.uk

The Centre has been used by generations of families and communities who live around the Whittington Park area, N19. It hosts a wide range of low cost classes and activities for all ages.

If you would like more information or help to get involved in any of these opportunities please contact us.

Health and wellbeing update service

If you are interested in finding out about our free SMS or email health and wellbeing update service which provides news and events about opportunities in Islington on a weekly basis then please contact us.

If you have received a SMS/text from us and do not want to be sent further updates to your phone please reply to the link stating 'STOP' (charges may apply) or email us at [email protected] with 'STOP SMS' as the subject of the email and stating your full name in the email message.