Elders and Community
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!
We have been working with Hilldrop Community Centre for two years on a project to provide greater visibility and improve wayfinding to their centre from the main road close-by. We employed illustrator Emily Rand to run some workshops with local residents and create designs for signs to make the centre more visible and make the […]
An exhibition of artworks by participants and educators from Cubitt Education’s community programmes. Images taken by Rob Harris of participants and members of the public (and Cubitt studio holders) at the Spring Salon celebration event on Saturday 11th March
An exhibition of artworks by participants and educators from Cubitt Education’s community programmes. These install images are from the fabulous Cubitt Spring Salon Saturday 11th to Friday 17th March Taken by Rob Harris
On Saturday 07 January we started the new year with our first Saturday Socials session. Lucy Steggals welcomed the group and talked about the Summer Ball, costume, favourite clothes and then led them in a game of clothing consequences! Image credit: Belle Moore-Benham
From June to July 2016 Belle Moore- Benham worked with residents at Lennox House, a Care Home in north Islington, Belle led sessions exploring memory and stories through working with mixed materials, texture and smell. The project was part of our Summer Ball 2016: The Graphic Novel programme, funded with support from the WORD Festival. […]
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.