Here To Islington launched on Saturday at Platform and what a day it was! Thank you very much to all the local residents and local organisations who came along to find out more about Here To Islington and celebrates its launch with us.
We had a fabulous dance performance by CocoJam, workshops by UnLtd, VAI, and the Estorick Collection and lots of older Islington residents dancing the afternoon away in a Yarn Dance (thanks to All Change, Cubitt and Age UK Islington).
The Here To team (looking lovely in their grey Here To Islington t-shirts) were able to show many people the website, and even managed to create some new projects and opportunities there and then – check out the latest opportunity on the site – ‘Centre in the Park’.
Cllr Barbara Sidnell said as part of her speech ‘it will attract people who might never have been interested before’, and that is exactly our aim! If you are one of these people, then please do check out the website or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what we can help you with.
Lots of lovely photos were taken at the launch event and you can find them all by clicking here.
Here To Islington is running a workshop in partnership with Creative Islington tomorrow (30th January) at Lift on White Lion Street (near Angel) – if you want to find out more about Here To please do come along. Full details can be found here.
With only three days to go until the official launch of the new Here To Islington website at Platform on Saturday, things are hotting up in Here To HQ!
We have sent out invitations, finalised a press release and tweeted like crazy. But we really want as many local residents and interested organisations as possible just to drop in. The launch event looks set to be a really exciting occasion. There’s a Yarn Dance (a fantastic mix of tea dancing and knitting) which our friends at Age UK and All Change Arts have been helping us promote. UnLtd are running sessions for 11-21 year olds to help them find ways to fund their social enterprise projects. And there is £200 available for the best community project.
Our wizards and lovely Here To team will be on hand to show you the new Here To Islington website, support you to get your project up on the website, or if you are an Islington resident, help match you to existing projects or create a new profile.
Spread the word and come along: we look forward to seeing you all at Platform on the 26th January from 1pm onwards. The event is free – and all ages welcome. Details of the event can be found on our Facebook invite.
Jane Chambers from Age UK has been a superstar throughout development, working closely with us from beginning to launch, here are her thoughts on Here To Islington…“Islington has loads to offer all of us and is a wonderful place to do new things and get out and about. The images on the site are wonderful. Age UK Islington welcomes the new approach to engaging volunteers which Here To brings. We want to involve more people of all ages in our events and activities and this will help to spread the message.!!”