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HMHB really enjoys our amazing outings and trips.  We have visited a multitude of museums, galleries, theatres, and venues.

Do check out the pictures below (go from December 2021 to February 2024), and scroll right down for some older excursions

We have to thank all the funders that have helped contribute to our visits, enabling us to pay some tickets, as well as refreshments.

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English National Opera

HMHS Pinafore

December 2021

Natural History Museum

Wonderful Experience

January 2022

Science Museum

Coffees/Teas

December 2021

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Fascinating Artifacts

April 2022

London Zoo

An Amazing Afternoon

June 2022

British Museum

Lots of fun

July 2022

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London Docklands Museum

Incredible History

July 2022

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Sky Garden (Fenchurch St)

Astonishing Views

August 2022

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Park Theatre (Finsbury Park)

Play "Monster"

August 2022

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House Party at Dor/Teds

Wonderful Company

September 2022

Visits to Globe Theatre

£5 Shakespeare Tickets

July/August/September 2022

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Visit to National Gallery

Incredible Paintings

October 2022

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The Lads at a Comedy Night

Pleasance Theatre, Islington

October 2022

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Imperial War Museum

Very moving and thoughtful

November 2022

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English National Opera

Yeoman Of The Guard

December 2022

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Apollo Hammersmith

Circus 1903

December 2022

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Islington Museum

"Songs From The Movies"

February 2023

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Tate Modern

Wonderful Exhibits

October 2022

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Clissold Park 6th Birthday

What a great group we have

November 2022

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English National Opera

Yeoman Of The Guard

December 2022

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Islington Museum

Local History

January 2023

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The Mousetrap

St. Martin's Theatre, London

February 2023

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Visit to London Coliseum

Tosca by Puccini

November 2022

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Museum Of London

An Amazing City

November 2022

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London Coliseum

It's A Wonderful Life

December 2022

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Caledonian Park, Islington

Local Health/History Walk

January 2023

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Ten-Pin Bowling

Rowans Finsbury Park

February 2023

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Pleasance Theatre, Islington

Comedy with Jake Lambert

March 2023

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British Library

Chinese Culture Exhibition

March 2023

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Sadlers Wells Theatre

Jungle Book Reimagined

April 2023

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HMHB Party at Lazza's

Back Garden Group

April 2023

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Outside Pleasance Theatre

Joshua Robertson Comedian

May 2023

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Theatre Royal Stratford

Village Idiot Play

May 2023

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Stroll With The Artist

Anne Howeson - King's Cross

June 2023

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Pleasance Theatre, Islington

Benji Waterstones, Comedy

June 2023

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House Party/ Dor and Teds

Fabulous Get Together

July 2023

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Macbeth

Globe Theatre, Bankside

July 2023

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As You Like It

Globe Theatre, Bankside

August 2023

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The Fair Has Arrived

Highbury Fields

August 2023

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Islington Museum

"Songs From The Musicals"

March 2023

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Kings Head Theatre, N1

Wonder Drug (Charlie Merriman)

March 2023

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Elthorne Park, Islington

Local History / Health Walk

March 2023

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Back of Sadlers Wells Theatre

Anticipating the Show

April 2023

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Rosemary Gardens

Local History/Health Walk

April 2023

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Close to Kings Cross

Regents Canal Walk

May 2023

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History Walk and Stadium Tour

Arsenal FC:  Emirates Stadium

May 2023

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Bank Of England Museum

City Of London

June 2023

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Tower Theatre, Hackney

In Hiding

June 2023

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St. Mary's Church, Holloway Rd

Outdoor Jazz Evening

July 2023

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Buckingham Palace

A London Walk

April 2023

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Saatchi Gallery

Graffiti and Street Art Exhibition

April 2023

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Pleasance Theatre, Islington

Joshua Robertson

May 2023

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Group Lunch: Regents Canal Walk

Regents Park

May 2023

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The Comedy Of Errors

The Globe Theatre, Bankside

June 2023

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Saatchi Gallery

"Civilisation" Exhibition

June 2023

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Dartmouth Park, Islington

Local History / Health Walk

June 2023

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Sky Garden, Fenchurch Street

Incredible View over London

July 2023

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Southend with Sotheby Mews

12 of us joined their group

August 2023

National Portrait Gallery

Wonderful Paintings

August 2023

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Mathew Bourne: Romeo & Juliet

Sadlers Wells

August 2023

Newington Green, Islington

Local History / Health Walk

August 2023

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Rowans Ten Pin Bowling

Group Bowl at Finsbury Park

August 2023

Ain't Too Proud

Prince Edward Theatre, Soho

September 2023

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Eastbourne with Sotheby Mews

Great Trip to the Seaside

September 2023

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Wray Crescent, Islington

Local History / Health Walk

September 2023

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Iolanthe

ENO, London Coliseum

October 2023

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The Old Church (Elizabethan)

Stoke Newington Church St

November 2023

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2nd Chance Cafe

St Mary's. Stoke Newington

December 2023

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Hansel and Gretel

Globe Theatre, Bankside

December 2023

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Giselle

English National Ballet

January 2024

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A Haunting In Venice

Vue Cinema, Angel

September 2023

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Postal Museum

Dressed Up As Workers

October 2023

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Islington Volunteer Awards

Union Chapel, Upper Street, N1

November 2023

Victoria & Albert Museum

Incredible Glass Section

September 2023

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Iolanthe

ENO, London Coliseum

October 2023

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Science Museum

Fun at "Who Am I" interactive

November 2023

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Napoleon

Vue Cinema, Angel

November 2023

A Sherlock Carol

Marylebone Theatre

December 2023

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Christmas Party on 21 December

Sotheby Mews Day Centre

December 2023

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Edward Scissorhands

Sadler Wells

December 2023

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2nd Chance Cafe

St Mary's. Stoke Newington

January 2024

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Comedian Ed Gamble

Pleasance Theatre

January 2024

Comedian Alan Davies

Pleasance Theatre

January 2024

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A Tour of the Building

British Library

January 2024

Islington Museum 

 

HMHB were given a tour with

our Ajani group.

Islington Museum opened in May 2008, funded by a £1million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.[1] The museum, which replaced a previous museum at Islington Town Hall and is owned and operated by Islington Council It is located in the basement of Finsbury Library

 

This museum tells the history of the borough of Islington and its residents, through artefacts including books stolen from Islington libraries by Joe Orton and his lover Kenneth Halliwell, a bust of Lenin which had to be removed from Finsbury Town Hall because it was repeatedly defaced, plus letters and recordings from immigrants and residents caught in the world wars. Other local heroes associated with the borough are honoured in the museum's exploration of the political and ethical credentials of the area, including women's health pioneer Marie Stopes and eminent feminist pioneer Mary Wollstonecraft.

Emirates Stadium (Arsenal)

 

 

Thanks to Jack at Arsenal, we were lucky to get a couple of free tours for our Ajani groups.

The Emirates Stadium (known as Ashburton Grove prior to sponsorship, and as Arsenal Stadium for UEFA competitions) is a football stadium in Holloway, Islington, London, England, and the home of Arsenal FC. With a capacity of 60,704 it is currently the fourth largest stadium in England, after Wembley Stadium, Old Trafford, and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

 

We had  access to the Directors Entrance, Directors Box, Diamond Club, Players Entrance, Home and Away Dressing Room, Head Coach’s Office, Players Tunnel, Pitch side and Home Dugout, Flash Interview Rooms, Press Conference Room and Media Lounge

British Library

 

Both our Ajani group, and our Izzwalkers (pictured) have enjoyed a free tour of this fantastic building

An old rail goods yard in St Pancras would become the home of the British Library. Opening its doors to the public in November 1997 and receiving an official inauguration by HM Queen Elizabeth II the following June, the Library became the largest public building constructed in Britain in the last 100 years.

Although its modernist design by architect Sir Colin St. John Wilson originally divided critics, the building achieved Grade 1 listed status in 2015.

 

According to the British Library

  • Our collections include over 170 million items from almost every language and faith group.

  • Together, they occupy over 746km of total shelving – equivalent to the distance from London to Aberdeen, and this is growing an extra 8km every year. Meanwhile our digital collections amount to over 1 petabyte – equivalent to almost 3.5 years of non-stop HD-quality video footage.

  • We receive a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland through legal deposit. Last year we received over 500,000 printed and digital items and over 100 terabytes from the UK web domain.

  • If you see five items each day, it would take you over 80,000 years to see the whole of the collection.

  • Since it launched in 2004, the Endangered Archives Programme has preserved over a million manuscripts, documents, photographs, recordings and other at-risk materia

The Sky Garden

20 Fenchurch St.

 

Our Izzwalkers had a terrific time at the top of the "Walkie-Talkie" building in November 2019.

It's a whopping 155m up! It is located on floors 34 to 37 of the Walkie Talkie building offering you one of the best unobstructed views of London's top sites. Provided the skies are clear you should be able to see everything from Canary Wharf to Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, the Shard, the London Eye and more.

 

20 Fenchurch Streethas been nicknamed "The Walkie Talkie" because of its distinctive shape.  Construction was completed in spring 2014, and the three-floor 'sky garden' was opened in January 2015.

The Old Church

Stoke Newington

 

Our Izzwalkers loved our look at this incredible church

The Old Church is the only remaining Elizabethan church in London and one of the oldest in the country to have been built as an Anglican church. It owes its origins to Stoke Newington’s sixteenth century Lord of the Manor, William Patten. In 1563 he decided to rebuild the old parish church, which had become almost derelict. You can see the date, and the motto ‘ab alto’ (‘from above’), above the main door.

 

The Old Church was heavily bombed during the London Blitz of October 1940 but repairs were quickly carried out and services were held there from Christmas of that year. Further post-war repairs included the removal of most of the nineteenth century box pews. A few remain to this day, so you can experience how uncomfortable they were to sit in!

Picnics

 

HMHB, together with Change Grow Live on Highbury Fields.

Luke, Lazza, and our service user Wayne are pictured.

Healthy Minds, Healthy Bods ran their first ever social event, in partnership with Change Grow Live, an organisation that helps people recovering from, and coping with addiction issues.

It was a fantastic afternoon on Highbury Fields, the largest outdoor area in Islington.

Community Get Togethers

 

In 2018 we enjoyed a fantastic Great Get Together event in Islington.  We got our Ajani people and Izzwalksers together, and even invited the local Islington Mayor along.

It was funded by a grant from Islington Council, and was important for us and community.  You can see from the photograph the diversity of our users.

We love these events. We wish we could do more.

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