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As a step towards keeping creative and helping to bring people together at this time, Age UK Islington has developed a series of online events, together with partners. Many people have been able to join others via phones and tablets. They’ve come together to write stories, cook, appreciate music, reminisce or just simply chat.

As featured within the December / January edition of the Islington community publication EC1 Echo, a local independent community newspaper, Daisy and Georgina are two clients who didn’t know each other, but who took part in the same series of Age UK Islington’s “Creative Writing during Lockdown” classes. These were hosted by Age UK Islington volunteer, actor and writer Wallis Hamilton-Felton.

There is a theme of friendship that runs through the stories that each of them wrote. Daisy’s story “Magda and Anne” is a dark comedy about two friends, and Georgina’s story,“Angel”, starts with an observation by the main character as to“Where is everybody?”

To read the stories, click on the links beneath the photos!

Creative Writing During Lockdown

Get creative with an Age UK Islington Get Together!

All our activities are currently online, due to the Covid situation. Lots of people have tried them and discovered a whole new world of friendship and activities, which they can connect to without leaving home!

The online Get Togethers are very simple to join from any device - smartphone, tablet or pc. To try one out, browse our current online Get Togethers and let us know which you'd like to join. We'll send you a link for the Get Together - you can click on this at the time of the activity and we'll welcome you to the activity.

If you'd like help to try a zoom session before joining an activity let us know, as we've Age UK Islington Digital Volunteers who can arrange this for you. For more information, click here.