Published: 13 July, 2012
by AMY SMITH
DOGS aren’t usually allowed into art galleries but artist Katia Lom, 27, is inviting dogs and their owners to enjoy her exhibition Paintings After the Morning Walk.
Katia has been painting the scenes when she walks her dog, Bart, a Jack Russell in Finsbury Park. She will be holding a dog walker’s breakfast on Sunday, July 22, from 10-11.30am at Whittington Park Community Centre in Yerbury Road.
“It’s a dog-friendly private view,” she says.
“Thanks to walking my dog I was inspired to paint and I have seen the park in a new way. I meet lots of different people. You develop bonds and relationships with other dog owners.”
Dragon Vets in Hornsey Road have sponsored the event and will be supplying free dog treats, samples and advice.
COMMUNITY project Urban Hope in Canonbury Road is looking for a new youth and community worker.
The role will be split between working with young people at Urban Hope, a project of St Stephen’s Church in Islington, and developing/supporting new projects across the London area. This role has a particular focus on young people’s spiritual development and therefore it is essential applicants are practising Christians. The closing date is Monday July 16. Contact Ben on 07739 487 721, email: email@example.com
SIX youth workers are planning to skydive from 15,000 feet on August 15 to raise funds for youth activities.
Angela Griffith, Gus Sankey, Francis Tamfour, Alan Hopson, Angela Turner and Melanie Smith are volunteers and sessional workers at Prospex, the youth charity.
“I’m terrified, none of us has done it before,” Angela confessed. “It’s great though, because someone’s offered to match whatever we raise.”
The young people from Goodinge youth hub in North Road have designed their own flyer to promote the fundraiser which can be seen at www.everyclick.com/goodinge
A SECRET garden in Tufnell Park is being developed by members of Transition Tufnell Park as part of their community allotment project.
The garden has already seen crops of chard, onions, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and beans flourish. They have also recently added a herb garden and pond.
The group are inviting anyone interested in sharing or learning gardening skills and growing fruit and vegetables to two upcoming workdays: Sunday, July 15 and 29, from 2pm onwards. For directions email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A NEW exhibition at the Together Our Space Gallery, 12 Old Street, in Clerkenwell, is displaying work created by female prisoners, many currently staying at Holloway in Camden Park Road.
Liat, one of the artists and a former Islington resident, has been receiving support from Wish, a local charity working with women with mental health needs in prison, hospital and the community.
All sales from Liat’s artwork will benefit her plan to resettle back in Israel later in the year. The exhibition, Transformation, is open from Monday-Friday from 10-30am – 5pm until August 31.
THIS month, Manolis Zografakis will be hosting his last monthly indie music night at the Horatia pub, Holloway Road. “I am extremely sad about the end of Friday Buzz,” he says.
“Basically, I was trying to find bands that I would love to see live, so it was a night that I was waiting for like crazy and I will definitely miss it. I am 100 per cent sure that some of these bands will enjoy a great career!”
The final event in the series will provide a musical alternative to the Olympics’ opening ceremony on Friday, July 27, from 7.30pm.