We Are Ageing Better: August events


We Are Ageing Better is a project we deliver in St Pancras and Somers Town which brings people together to share skills and experiences to create change in our community, which is open to all people over 60.

Visit weareageingbetter.org.uk or call Jess Grieve on 020 7209 9333 to find out more or book on.


Monday 6 August 2pm-4pm, Hidden London Walk - Smithfield Market

Meet at 2pm at Farringdon Station. Suggested donation of £3 for members

A walk full of surprises around Smithfield. Led by Somers Town History Club regular and Hidden London Walks guide, Steve McCarthy. Not just a walk and a talk, we will also reenact the Butterworth Dole and reopen the Cloth Fair, stopping for tea when the need arises. Please book with Jess.

Tuesday 7 August 10am-11.30am, Talk and walk - St Pancras at 150 years

The Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, NW1 1DF

This year St Pancras Station is 150 years old. Our Tuesday Coffee Morning offers a short talk by Lester Hillman followed by an easy walk to the statue of John Betjeman in the station. Discover the dramas, the history and the transformation in the last decade, including the Eurostar, 2012 Olympics and the reopened hotel.

Tuesday 7 and 14 August 2pm-4pm Gardening and Seed Saving Workshop

Skip Garden, 1 Tapper Walk, N1C 4AQ

Join us at the Skip Garden for some gardening and exploring the importance and magic of seeds. We will be getting our hands dirty doing practical gardening tasks in the urban oasis of the Skip Garden and sharing stories and experience of seeds and growing. Please book with Jess.

Monday 20 August 6pm-7pm, Fish and Chips Night

Ampthill Square Tenants Hall, Barnby Street (opposite Stoutbeck), NW1 2RS. £3 –please book in advance.

Come and join your neighbours for fish and chips before the bingo. You can buy tickets from Jess at The Living Centre on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings 10am-12pm or call 020 7209 9333 to arrange.

Tuesday 21 August 10am-11am, Talk -Extreme Weather in Somers Town

The Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, NW1 1DF

Do you remember the Great Smog of 1952? The 1962 Big Freeze? The 1975 deluge? Come along to coffee morning to learn more and share your memories with Lester Hillman.

Thursday 23 August 2pm-4pm, Basil Jellicoe Beach Party!

Basil Jellicoe Hall, Drummond Crescent, NW1 1LE

Come and celebrate all we have done together this year with ice cream, chips and a beach themed photo booth.