Artist Ben Owen has a community studio with Cubitt and Notting Hill Housing Group in an Extra Care home at 73 Mildmay Street. He has been working with staff in the home, and set up an installation in an unused lounge area to arrange footage made with residents and invited improvisational jazz musicians. The installation […]
Here are photographs of this year’s Cubitt Arts Picnic on Islington Green: Artists Ania Bas and Lucy Steggals who are both working on our Saturday Socials programme devised gazing and drawing activities whilst musicians Neil Luck and Benedict Taylor interpreted and goaded the pace and shape of marks made. Counterpoint Dance responded to the musicians, […]
Ben Owen who has a one of Cubitt’s community studios at 73 Mildmay Street ran a clay workshop with the Mildmay gang on Friday 18 August. See some of his photos below of the group making their decorative plates- they are really beautiful! Ben is working with the group towards an event […]
After a fabulous Summer Ball in June we are now preparing ourselves for the next event on the Cubitt calendar- The Arts Picnic! The event is a melange of creativity and fun on the beautiful Islington Green. The event is entirely free and there will be dancing, live music, art coordinated by Lucy Steggals […]
In the lead up to Cubitt’s annual Summer Ball we ran a series of 8 workshops at Mildmay Care home with the fabulous artist Amy Ash supported by Belle Benham. Amy explored the theme of ‘Journeys’ both literal and metaphorical throughout her workshops including a myriad of different processes and materials. Amy explored cyanotypes, collage, […]
We welcomed an incredible array of talent this year at Cubitt’s 8th Summer Ball- Sage Dance entranced us with their Pina Bausch esque piece, Counterpoint Dance experimented with an innovative combination of dance and video and the Claremont Dancers dazzled us with their disco moves! The House of Illustration showcased their new game Pitchit designed and developed […]
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June the 15th 2017 saw Islington Assembly Hall transformed into a bountiful playground of creative innovation. We hosted 100’s of Islington residents aged 55 and over. There was decadent dancing, live life drawing, cake devouring, creative investigations and the unveiling of a new board game devised between The House of Illustration and Universal Board Games! […]
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On June the 15th Islington Assembly Hall will once again be bursting with inspiration, fun and frolics for local people aged over 55. Live life drawing, performances, cake, a tea dance and art workshops will all be part of the cornucopia of creativity that the Summer Ball never fails to deliver!
Over the Summer Angela has been working with her group at St Luke’s to create paintings of arrangements of food items. Here they are installed in the dining area on the ground floor of St Luke’s Community Centre for all to see and drool over. Images by Angela Conway […]
On 5th November Amy Ash led a workshop to create cyanotypes in Studio 5. See the amazing work the Saturday Socials group made! Saturday Socials is a partnership project funded by Islington Giving. It aims to decrease social isolation in Islington residents over 55. Images by Marta Corada.
Watch Ben’s short film documenting Cubitt’s Arts Picnic on Islington Green on 27 August 2016. As part of our Saturday Socials programme funded by Islington Giving Benjamin Owen curated an afternoon of art, music and dance: each of these improvised in response to the others, and also to passers-by. Our regular Saturday morning group worked with […]
JOIN US for a free Street Party on Saturday 24th September from 2-5pm for an afternoon of tea cake and creative workshops in Angel Mews. Try out drawing workshops with artist John Close, contemporary embroidery with artist Frances Burden and find out more about our borough- wide engagement projects with Schools, Young People and over 55s […]