#Dickensian Christmas Music Hall at#Mary Ward Centre 8th December

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Our friends the Mary Ward Centre Players are staging a Dickensian Christmas Music Hall spectacular this coming Saturday, the 8th December.  Like their poster says, the performance begins at 3pm, and the price of admission is £3 donation at the door.

So get yourselves down there for a pre-Christmas day of Music Hall favourites with a festive Dickensian (Oliver) Twist…

Puff piece: Notes Smudger

 

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#Christmas#Master Florist at Millman Street Centre

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Master Florist at Millman Street

Today, our pal Peter, the Master Florist, made a seasonal visit to Millman Street Community Centre to inspire our members to make festive table decorations.  It was a welcome break for Peter, who’s been slaving over his studies for his Bachelor of Arts [BA], and he reckons the toughest bit of it is still to come.  Yikes.

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Doesn’t this sum up the spirit of Christmas?

So it was good of Peter to return to Millman Street, to share his expertise with HCA members and staff.  Said members enjoyed the session, throwing themselves into a creative task as usual.

Alas, the also aforesaid staff were busy with preparations for the forthcoming festive season; with extra alas! as those who can take decent photos were amongst them, leaving your cack-handed hack to blur the pictures, as well as smudge his notes…

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Ahem.  Any-way.  Holborn Community Association would like to thank Peter for all of his work with our members at the Centre.  He will return in 2019.

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Steve trying not to look sinister. Well, at least he tried…

Festive flora photos and prattling prose: Notes Smudger

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#Christmas Schedule at Millman Street Community Centre

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Paaaaar-taaaay…..!

Ho, ho, and – what’s the other one? – Ah, yes: Ho.  For ’tis the Festive Season at Millman Street Community Centre.  Hence the use of “Tis“, which you can only really get away with at this time of year.  Unless you’re ancient and talk like wot them did in ye olden days [like our resident blogger, perhaps? – HCA Bigwigs].

Cheek.  Anyway, over the coming weeks there will be all manner of activities taking place at Millman Street Centre for the entertainment of HCA members:

  • Wednesday 12th December – Christmas Salsa Session 3:30pm to 5pm

A sizzling Salsa class that’s sure to spice up your exercises in the run up to Christmas.  Hosted by Ewelina.

  • Thursday 13th December – Inspire Christmas Crafts 10:30am to 12 noon

Students from a local College will make Christmas Cards with our members.

  • Tuesday 18th December – Christmas Party (with The Camden Community Blues Orchestra) 12 noon – 3pm

Don’t feel blue this Christmas; feel the blues.  It’s unlikely that John Lee Hooker will turn up, but if he does, the mince pies are on your HCA hack

  • Wednesday 19th December – Mrs H and the Sing-a-long band

Long-time faves and friends of Millman Street Centre members, Mrs H and Co. return to entertain us with added festive cheer.

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Mrs H and Ali at 2017 Christmas lunch

  • Friday 21st December – Christmas Dinner 12 noon to 3pm

Food, glorious food (or, for fans of Charles Dickens, Drood, Glorious, Drood)…

Ahem.  It being the last day at the Centre before the brief Christmas close down, all members will be welcome to tuck in to what’s sure to be a festive feast.

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Forthcoming festivities: Notes Smudger

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#Sizzling Salsa Christmas Class at Millman Street Centre

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Next Wednesday – 12th December – Millman Street Community Centre will be the venue for a Sizzling Salsa Christmas Class.  Ho-ho-hot and spicy good-for-you-type exercise, all with a festive backdrop in the run-up to Christmas.

That’s on Wednesday, 12th December,

between 3:30pm to 5pm

For more information, please contact:

Millman Street Community Centre

50 Millman Street WC1N 3EW

Tel: 02074052493 (Option 2)

Forthcoming festivities: Notes Smudger

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#Christmas Party at Millman Street Community Centre#Camden Community Blues Orchestra

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Ho, ho, and, indeed, ho.  Yes, it’s that time of year again: The season of Christmas parties and performances at Millman Street Community Centre has begun.

F’rinstance, as part of our Christmas Party celebrations, The Camden Community Blues Orchestra will be performing at Millman Street Centre on

Tuesday, 18th December, between 12 noon and 3pm

So don’t feel blue this yuletide.  Feel the festive spirit with, erm, the blues.  And all that, erm, jazz…

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For more information, please contact:

Millman Street Community Centre

50 Millman Street WC1N 3EW

Tel: 02074052493 (Option 2)

Forthcoming merriment and festive “art” by Notes Smudger

 

 

 

 

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#Annual General Meeting 2018#Holborn Community Association

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Enthralled at the AGM

Last Wednesday (21st November), Millman Street Community Centre was the venue for Holborn Communty Association’s Annual General Meeting [AGM].  There was a lovely meal after formal business, cooked by Saira.  Kate and others said it was “delicious.”

Posters bedecked the Centre:

There will likely have been much discussion of the last year’s events.  An ideal opportunity for your this reporter to meet, interview and listen intently to HCA’s Bigwigs, and, erm, medium-sized wigs.  However, he didn’t attend, hence this brief outline of events, padded out with photos (by Elly, and, alas, others by him).

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Pirate-themed this year (see top of Elly’s pic)

 

Today, HCA’s Director, Paul, told the daft scribe that “There was a lot of energy” at the AGM, adding that the “vibe was good.”  He also praised Elly for successfully publicising the event, and for her presentation on the night.

Carmen, our Activities Coordinator, was presented with flowers and a card by Paul on behalf of all at HCA, in recognition for her work at the charity for thirty years.  Thanks, Carmen.

A more fulsome tribute is surely only a matter of time.

Photos: Elly (good ones); Notes Smudger (not so good); report by the latter

 

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#Lloyds Bank Volunteers at Millman Street Community Centre

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lloyds Bank volunteers learn the Millman Street tinsel dance…

Today, fifteen members of Lloyds Bank came to Millman Street Centre to put up Christmas decorations.  They also made Christmas cards and gingerbread men with – and enjoyed chatting to – our members.

Some of them have previously been involved in other group volunteer days, including at another charity in Wembley.

Alex – usually a Customer Relationship Manager – said that he hadn’t met some of his colleagues before at the office, as they work in different departments.

“We deal with all types of clients,” Joe said, explaining that they had undergone training in order to help clients with dementia, Parkinson’s Disease and other ailments.  “It’s nice to come [to HCA] and do your bit,” he added.

“It helped me understand,” Alex agreed.

They both feel that they have learned a lot from interacting with the elderly, both at Millman Street Centre and at other charities.

While they illuminated your (admittedly dim-wattage) HCA hack, their colleagues continued working around the Centre, putting up decorations and interacting with our members.

HCA’s Operations Manager, Saira, was on hand to take the photos featured in today’s blogpost:

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Rumours of a mild explosion of an on-the-blink lightbulb during the festivities are true, and yet unconfirmed.  However, allegations of tinsel-bedecked buffoonery by your bleary blogger are, sadly, only too true.  Ish.  Or, actually, not…erm…

Ahem.  Anyway…

Holborn Community Association would like to thank all of Lloyds Bank’s volunteers for their time and efforts at Millman Street Centre today.

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Happy Christmas, folks

Photos: Saira; report: Notes Smudger

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