The Here To team were out in full force at the Angel Canal Festival on Sunday asking local residents to share their secret skills.
The Here To stall included a purpose built Photomatic Profiling Machine that we used to take photographs of 39 people with a sign displaying a talent of the sort that the we can help them put to good use in the Islington Community. These included playing rounders, quizzes, roller skating, DIY, speaking Mandarin (from the leader of the council, Cllr Catherine West), cooking soups (from St Peter’s ward councillor, Alice Perry) and reading (from Hillrise ward councillor, Greg Foxsmith). You can see all of the photographs from the day by visiting our Flickr set here.
We also gave people the opportunity to get involved and learn a new skill on the stall there and then by planting seeds and taking them away to give to someone who might be cheered by such a gift.
Over 40 people filled in our postcards letting us know what they would like to see happen in Islington, telling us when they are at their happiest and whether they prefer tea or coffee (it’s the attention to details that makes people feel appreciated!)
We will be at the Gillespie Park Festival, near Arsenal tube station, on Sunday, so if you would like to come along and share your secret skill with us, plant some seeds, or sample some home baked cookies, please come and say “hello” from 1-5pm. Where better to spend what promises to be a gloriously warm day than in this beautiful nature reserve.