“I don’t want to lose that fellowship”

The Sharp End was an immensely successful health and wellbeing project for older people. It closed in 2023, leaving a massive hole in the lives of hundreds of users who depended on it.

You can listen to some of them, talking on their own blog, about their personal feelings of loss – and the campaign to restore the activities, ethos and fellowship that are so important to them. Read more ““I don’t want to lose that fellowship””

Friday afternoon ‘Learn My Way’ group wraps up

The final session of the Friday afternoon ‘Learn My Way’ group, featuring most of the learners who were present.

The afternoon didn’t work out as we had planned (explained on Learn My Way No Entry) — but we found other things to do, and everyone went home feeling happy that they had contributed to the project objectives. Read more “Friday afternoon ‘Learn My Way’ group wraps up”

How I became one of the Fifty-Plus group 2019 to date part 2



Shortly after Whitmore was closed in 2020, we went to various places, such as Secret Garden, Curve Garden and another Garden at Navarino Street. We learnt lots of things in those places. Read more “How I became one of the Fifty-Plus group 2019 to date part 2”

Irene and Patricia nominated for top 100 Hackney women

Reported in Hackney Today 28 January 2019 — Over 100 Hackney women were nominated for making a difference to the borough — two of the front-runners are drop-in stalwarts Irene Lewington and Patricia Sim, who both make a massive difference to our Friday afternoons. Read more “Irene and Patricia nominated for top 100 Hackney women”

St Mary’s Secret Garden

St. Mary’s Secret Garden is a beautiful and accessible community garden with a difference in Hackney, London.

For over 25 years it has offered a safe space where people with support needs and the local community can get hands-on experience of gardening, gain a sense of inclusion and receive the benefits of horticulture and other ecotherapy activities.

Read more “St Mary’s Secret Garden”

Seeing ourselves, Showing ourselves

Do you remember this photography project with Helen Cammock at Open School East?

Helen has a new project called Shouting in Whispers – she will tell you about it herself at Whitmore Community Centre, Friday afternoon – 2 pm – 20 October 2017.

Helen will also pop in on Wednesday morning 18 October. Be sure not to miss her! Read more “Seeing ourselves, Showing ourselves”