Murder Mystery Party

A huge thank you to North London Cares, who hosted a Murder Mystery Party at the Centre on the 22nd August. Our members worked in teams to crack the case whilst having refreshments on the job. Please look below to see some pictures of our members solving the crime and figuring out who the murderer was.

The lovely people of North London Cares

Our members solving the crime

Open Mic at The Saturday Café

Last Saturday (17th August) , Centre regular Hassan managed our open mic and announcing the artists that performed. We had Carol do a powerful poem about Windrush, Wendy did some hilarious spoken word about being Jay Z’s girlfriend, and musician Pete Austin played some country hits. our next open mic will be Saturday Sept 21st, 12.30, 2 slots left so sign up with Bryony for a 5 min slot – call 07447 932 564IMG_0708IMG_0719IMG_0737all 020 7624 8378

Thank goodness for Goodgym!

We’d like to say a big thanks to the wonderful people of Goodgym Brent who came to help us last Monday. We had lots of jobs for them to do including giving our tea trolley (essential for our activities!) a proper deep clean, sorting our ingredients boxes in the kitchen (used for our cafe and cooking classes) cleaning a chair which had a spillage on it and doing loads of stapling for our 50+ newsletters. It was a diverse range of tasks but the energetic group just cracked on with it and did an absolutely stellar job. See them in action below!

If you’re a community organisation or charity who could do with some help with odd jobs, look no further than this brilliant group of volunteers. Click here to read more about them!


I.T For Beginners

A huge congratulations to all our members who scuessfully comepleted the I.T For Beginners programme. The class restarts again on the 19th September. If you would like a place please book with Reception on 0207624 8378. Alternatively if you are looking for more of a challenge you can complete the IT Next Steps programme which is on Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 pm. Again please book with reception!


Our members with their I.T for Beginners Certificates.


Tarporley narrowboat trip

Big thanks to the team at the Tarporley Community Narrowboat for a brilliant boat trip to Dalston in July. The group had lots of fun seeing the sights, gossiping and operating the locks! We hope to arrange another boat trip soon as we knowhow popular they are with the Abbey crew.

Making our way to the boat.

On the Boat.

Taking in the sights.

On the Boat.

Recycle Art Plastic Flowers

Make sure you pop by the Abbey Garden sometime soon. Not only is it being keptblooming by Maria Elena and her cracking team of volunteers, it now has some beautiful new decorations to admire. The Re-cycle-art group have used old plastic bottles, flames from tea lights and a glue gun to make these brilliant flowers and dragonflies. Simone and Gavin prepared the group some delicious summer drinks while they adorned the garden one Tuesday. Please see below to see some of the amazing art done.

One of the Plastic flowers created.

Abbey’s very own Simone with a piece of Recycle Art Plastic.

A Recycle Art Dragonfly.


More Plastic Recycle Art.

One of our members hanging up a Recycle Art Dragonfly.