Latest News at Hargarve Hall
We are looking for a dynamic Administration Manager to manage the day to day running of Hargrave Hall Community Centre. You will manage all private hire bookings, finances and the physical environment of the centre.
For more information click HERE
FREE Men’s Pilates Starting on 7th June!
Time: 11.05 – 12.20
FREE Pilates classes are back
Time: 12.20 to 1.35pm
Cecelia’s Café – Islington 2022
at Hargrave Hall Community Centre
Dementia cafés provide useful information in a structured and relaxed setting that gives the opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to ask questions and learn from the experiences of people in similar situations.
ArchwayCulture is a research project wanting to understand how everyone plays a role in our vibrant, local area. This fun and interactive event will hope to build up a ‘storymap’ of the area, and we really want to hear from you!
Join our community conversations about safety in Islington – please click HERE for more information
We know that how safe you feel can be influenced by many factors – including age, gender expression, race, ethnicity, visible religious affiliation, and expression of sexuality, as well as how dark it is and how many people are outside. Our ambition is that no one should feel afraid of walking, running, cycling, or sitting in any part of Islington, regardless of your personal identity, the time of day, or how busy it is.
In July 2021, Islington launched the Safer Spaces campaign. Every household and business in the borough received a letter and Safer Spaces leaflet where they were able to mark locations they don’t feel safe, give a short explanation as to why and a score. These could be returned via free post or completed online.
Over five months, 2,100 submissions were received, averaging 400 submissions a month. The spread of responses both geographically and by gender was very positive across Islington, however, younger people and some ethnic groups were under-represented. Targeted engagement work with these under-represented groups was carried out between October and December.
Since the survey closed, Islington has been analysing the data submitted and will be sharing their findings with you at community conversation events. To find out more please click HERE
We often get asked if we allow bouncy castles for parties and to that we say Yes, in our Upper Hall!
Why just the upper hall? It’s big enough to hold a castle (or two) while still giving the children space to play and for you to set up tables for food and drinks.
Thank you N1 Inflatables for sharing these images of castles you’ve set up in the upper hall.
FREE PILATES CLASS
Here at Hargrave Hall Community Centre
For women aged 25 – 45yrs
Tuesday 8th February to Tuesday 29th March 2022
Time: 12.40 to 1.40pm
Book via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07596 200602
Gents, we haven’t forgotten you – check out @girdlestonecommunitycentre who are running free mens only pilates lesson too.
FREE JAZZ WORKSHOP
Here at Hargrave Hall Community Centre
Every Monday from 8pm
Cecelia’s Café – Islington 2022
The Café runs fortnightly throughout the year:
Wednesday 5th January 1:30pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 19th January 1:30pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 2nd February 1:30pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 16th February 1:30pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 2nd March 1:30pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 16th March 1:30pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 30th March 1:30pm – 4:30 pm
If you would like more information about any of our services, please get in touch. We’re here to help.
Alzheimer’s Society Tower Hamlets
Robinson Centre, Mile End Hospital,
Bancroft Road, E1 4DG
T: 020 8121 5626 /07484 089543
Summer Activities Programme 2021 – Update
Spaces are still available for:
Week 1 – Monday 16th to Thursday 19th August
Week 2 – Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th August
To book email us at email@example.com including your child’s name and age.
OPEN TO ALL FROM 8 TO 11 YEARS
What will I get from taking part?
• Develop new circus and hip hop dance skills in a safe environment
• Work with industry professional artist tutors
• Meet other young people with similar interests and skills
• Build other useful skills including confidence, teamwork and communication
• Get access to more Roundhouse opportunities
Who will be leading the sessions?
You will be working with professional artist tutors working in the arts industry.
Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?
These are beginner introductory level sessions.
Is there anything I need to bring or wear?
Comfortable clothes you can move in and a bottle of water
Summer Activities Programme 2021
Join the Camden Roundhouse for a morning of Street Dance and Circus sessions, then an afternoon of mixed activities.
Daily sessions are available from Monday 16th to Thursday 26th August 2021
11am to 3pm (lunch included)
£10 per session*
*Free places are available for children eligible for benefits-related free school meals.
Street Circus is a mix of circus arts and hip hop dance. Explore new skills including juggling, hooping and a range of hip hop dance styles with industry pros. Meet new people and have fun!
Do I have to attend every day?
Join us Monday to Thursday both weeks or just come to a few sessions – it’s your choice!
How do I book?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org putting SUMMER in your subject line.
Please include your child’s age (date of birth) and the dates you wish to attend.
Please also advise if you received a letter from your childs school about free and activities with food.
It’s not too late to join Active Spaces!
Fun and free activities available online now!
Click on image to enlarge!
DATE: Wednesday 7th April
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 961 2254 4830
Coronavirus is spreading fast in Islington and London. The more the virus spreads, the more serious ill health and deaths we will see in our communities. We’re in a dangerous situation, with growing pressure on our NHS and local hospitals as more people become ill. Between 23 – 29 December, there were 1,670 new confirmed cases in Islington.
England has entered a national lockdown. We must stay at home to help save lives and protect the NHS, leaving home only to:
- Shop for basic necessities
- Go to work, or provide voluntary or charity services, if you cannot do so from home
- Exercise on your own, with your household or support bubble or one other person – this should be limited to once per day, and in your local area
- Meet your support bubble or childcare bubble, where necessary
- Seek medical assistance (including Covid tests) or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm, including domestic abuse
- Attend education or childcare, for those eligible
Richard Watts, leader of Islington Council, has said: “It’s right that the Prime Minister has listened to public health advice about surging cases and last night announced new measures to help bring this deadly disease under control. We all need to do everything we can to stop Covid from spreading, to help keep our loved ones safe, and to help protect our NHS.” You can read his full statement.
Sadly we will close again between Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December for all groups except NHS and support groups.
Please stay safe and remember ‘Hands. Face. Space’:
- hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
- face – wear a face-covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
- space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)
Streets Kitchen in Archway
Streets Kitchen will be feeding homeless people in Archway on Friday and Sunday evenings every week from Friday 4th December between 7-8pm. They will be prepping and cooking the food in our kitchens beforehand however no food will be distributed from the centre.
Streets Kitchen and Islington’s outreach team are conscious that there has been a lot of activity in Archway recently and know some may be worried about locality issues, and for this reason, they would like to invite you to a special zoom meeting on 25th November, to discuss this project, answer any questions you may have, and see if anyone is interested in getting involved.
We are delighted to announce that we have started our phased reopening of our Community Centre.
From Monday 7th September some of our regular groups will be returning offering their wonderful weekly classes.
What’s happening at the hall click here
We have been working hard behind the scenes, undertaking a thorough deep clean, completing risk assessment in accordance with government guidelines. There are new safety measures, such sanitizer stations and a one-way system and our hall capacities have dramatically reduced. All to ensure that everyone can maintain the appropriate social distance. We have also expected a lot from our hirers; each has had to prepare their own risk assessment explaining how they will reorganise their groups and what measures they have put in place in case of any issues, then each groups documentation had to be approved by our board. All this was done with your safety in mind, whilst allowing everyone to experience a friendly, welcoming environment in our centre.
Over the next few weeks, subject to guidelines at the time, more groups will be returning filling our halls again with plenty of activities for you to enjoy.
If you are intending to join a group, please note that the government has outlined that the wearing of face masks is compulsory within enclosed public buildings, although there are exceptions in certain circumstances and you should liaise with your class organiser directly to see how the group will run.
VE Day Celebrations
VE Day party Seward Street Finsbury May 1945
The 75th anniversary of VE-Day (Victory in Europe), marking the end of the Second World War in Europe, is being commemorated on Friday 8 May.
Discover what life was like back in Islington during WW2 in Islington Museum’s captivating photo exhibition.
Share photos of you and your family celebrating with us @IslingtonLife #VEDay75.
Garden Project Update
We’ve been busy tidying up the garden with the help of our hard-working volunteers, and we can’t wait to start turning this unloved wasteland into something special for our community.
If you want to get involved with the garden project please click here
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the advice from government we have decided to close and suspend activities at Hargrave Hall Community Centre with immediate effect. This will be until at least 30 April 2020. We will keep you updated here and on our social media channels when we can.
The health, safety and security of our customers, staff and those who visit us is, will always be our main priority.
Support Your Local Business
Small, independent and local business are one of the things that makes Islington such a great place to live but shops, bars, restaurants and other businesses have been hit hard by the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).
To help support them Islington has created a directory that lists businesses that are still operating in the borough.
Check out this all lovely film commissioned by Islington Council showing the range of activities taking place in community centres in the borough.
It includes the big band rehearsing and under 5’s messy play group at Hargrave Hall!
For more information about what is happening here click on our events calendar.
Junction Ward Police Survey
Junction ward police are undertaking a survey asking people to voice their concerns about the local area. Your local team will use these results to inform their policing priorities, therefore we encourage all to take a few moments, click on the link below and complete.