Together we matter

Our centre is currently open and offering a full range of groups and classes. We are also still offering lots of services online, on the phone, and by post. We hope you will join us!

Claremont: Together We Matter

We are a very friendly, open, and welcoming community. We have a large programme of groups, classes and projects aimed at being creative and healthy in body and mind, and at helping to develop real and lasting friendships. Most of our activities are for people aged 55 and over.  We also provide a low-cost psychotherapy service for Islington residents (18+).

Activities for People Aged 55+

Our classes and groups meet both online and, when possible, at our centre in Angel, Islington. Please check our What’s On! page for more information.

We have resumed our in-centre classes (lots of them and more to follow!), and are also running online and hybrid groups and classes, with hundreds of people participating each week.

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Featured videos

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Generations: Impro

Generations: A collaborative impro project involving members of Claremont, All Change Arts, Improbable, Central St Martins, and Islington Giving. Click the “Expand in all Directions” icon to watch in full size!

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Ukulele Group

Claremont’s ukulele group in action. Most had not played an instrument before joining the group and Tim now leads them to ever greater heights! Click the “Expand in all Directions” icon to watch in full size!

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Intro to Claremont

A video about one man's experience of joining Claremont. Click the “Expand in all Directions” icon to view in full screen.

News from Our Facebook Page

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Claremont opens Monday 6th September!  Yahoooo! The day has arrived. Next Monday we open our doors and we have a full programme of in person classes, alongside a few online & hybrid classes! Whether you fancy dipping your toes into a ballet lesson (Royal Academy of Dance), catching a Friday concert or picking up some new skills in Art Fusion, we are here to supply the goods! 😊  A couple of gentle reminders:  - Please wear a mask when entering and moving about the centre (unless exempt). Masks during classes are optional.
- If you have one, don’t forget to bring your membership card with you!!!
- Make sure you come to the reception desk before your class. Here you will be able to book your session.
- We are now cashless! CARD PAYMENTS ONLY! This is for a whole host of reasons - from keeping our staff safe to ensuring our time/energy is spent more efficiently.
-  Please remember to bring your own mug/cup/bottle to reduce risk of transmission. Let’s keep each other safe!  Full timetables should be with you shortly! We look forward to welcoming you back 🥰🥰

Claremont opens Monday 6th September!

Yahoooo! The day has arrived. Next Monday we open our doors and we have a full programme of in person classes, alongside a few online & hybrid classes! Whether you fancy dipping your toes into a ballet lesson (Royal Academy of Dance), catching a Friday concert or picking up some new skills in Art Fusion, we are here to supply the goods! 😊

A couple of gentle reminders:

- Please wear a mask when entering and moving about the centre (unless exempt). Masks during classes are optional.
- If you have one, don’t forget to bring your membership card with you!!!
- Make sure you come to the reception desk before your class. Here you will be able to book your session.
- We are now cashless! CARD PAYMENTS ONLY! This is for a whole host of reasons - from keeping our staff safe to ensuring our time/energy is spent more efficiently.
- Please remember to bring your own mug/cup/bottle to reduce risk of transmission. Let’s keep each other safe!

Full timetables should be with you shortly! We look forward to welcoming you back 🥰🥰
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3 weeks ago

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‘ Bout time 😀😀😀👍🏻😌😌

Just two matching mugs enjoying a peaceful coffee morning at Claremont ☕️☕️           Getting out and about can feel a little scary right now especially with many restrictions lifted - these cats are dipping their toe into outside life by attending one of our coffee mornings.. seated, with air flow, limited numbers and delicious biscuits (naturally) …running Tuesday-Friday, 11am-12:30pm - book and come along, we would love to see you 😊  #Islington #agebetter #agebettertogether #mymugmybusiness #coffeemorning #gettingout

Just two matching mugs enjoying a peaceful coffee morning at Claremont ☕️☕️ Getting out and about can feel a little scary right now especially with many restrictions lifted - these cats are dipping their toe into outside life by attending one of our coffee mornings.. seated, with air flow, limited numbers and delicious biscuits (naturally) …running Tuesday-Friday, 11am-12:30pm - book and come along, we would love to see you 😊

#Islington #agebetter #agebettertogether #mymugmybusiness #coffeemorning #gettingout
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2 months ago
‘World’s sexist (and most gorgeous) BABE’ !  We ask that you bring along your own mug to coffee morning to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. Whether that’s a classic ‘dog on a white backdrop’ or Betty’s self proclaimed declaration (as above) - we LOVE to see it!  Book a space and come on down!  #thegreatbritishmugoff #worldssexiest #BABE #mugcentral #bringyourownmug #yamug #mightymug #mugs #mymugmybusiness #islington #agebetter #agebettertogether #coffee #coffeemorning

‘World’s sexist (and most gorgeous) BABE’ !

We ask that you bring along your own mug to coffee morning to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. Whether that’s a classic ‘dog on a white backdrop’ or Betty’s self proclaimed declaration (as above) - we LOVE to see it!

Book a space and come on down!

#thegreatbritishmugoff #worldssexiest #BABE #mugcentral #bringyourownmug #yamug #mightymug #mugs #mymugmybusiness #islington #agebetter #agebettertogether #coffee #coffeemorning
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3 months ago
What’s your Monday mood?  Here’s a snap of Monday’s Strength & Balance (Fall and Osteoporosis Prevention) class…resistance bands at the ready! 💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿  A little movement a day can go a long way so do give us a shout if you would like to join any of our classes. All our online zoom classes are currently FREE - can’t say fairer than that 😊  For videos outside of class, give Augustos YouTube channel a visit - search: Augusto_PT_Health  #community #islington #creativeaging #AgeBetter

What’s your Monday mood?

Here’s a snap of Monday’s Strength & Balance (Fall and Osteoporosis Prevention) class…resistance bands at the ready! 💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿

A little movement a day can go a long way so do give us a shout if you would like to join any of our classes. All our online zoom classes are currently FREE - can’t say fairer than that 😊

For videos outside of class, give Augusto's YouTube channel a visit - search: Augusto_PT_Health

#community #islington #creativeaging #AgeBetter
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3 months ago

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Thank you.. much needed now😊

Good afternoon to you! We are incredibly proud of Claremont’s renovations (2019/2020) so this is just a little post showing off our glorious centre. Pictured: teapot lights in the members’ area. Ooooh la laaaa! 🦚  #islington #community #creativeaging #AgeBetter #decor #lightingdesign

Good afternoon to you! We are incredibly proud of Claremont’s renovations (2019/2020) so this is just a little post showing off our glorious centre. Pictured: teapot lights in the members’ area. Ooooh la laaaa! 🦚

#islington #community #creativeaging #AgeBetter #decor #lightingdesign
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3 months ago

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so glad everyone is pro-teapots! more renovation design stuff coming your way... ☺

Love those lights!

Love the teapots! and all the other renovations. Well worth waiting for.

Great idea. Looks good

Love this

Fabulous ... what a wonderful idea! 😊

I totally love this!

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We are recruiting interns for the role of Community Arts Assistant. If you or anyone you know may be interested then please do head over to https://www.charityjob.co.uk/volunteer-jobs/community-arts-assistant/743844?tsId=8  We welcome applications from people at any stage in their life, whether you want to gain further experience or you are considering a career change. This role can be INCREDIBLY rewarding for the kind right of person 😊  With an exciting but perhaps odd re-opening upon us, interns will form part of the crucial team that make everything happen 🦚 Any questions, please do shoot them over to martha@claremont-project.org

We are recruiting interns for the role of Community Arts Assistant. If you or anyone you know may be interested then please do head over to www.charityjob.co.uk/volunteer-jobs/community-arts-assistant/743844?tsId=8

We welcome applications from people at any stage in their life, whether you want to gain further experience or you are considering a career change. This role can be INCREDIBLY rewarding for the kind right of person 😊

With an exciting but perhaps odd re-opening upon us, interns will form part of the crucial team that make everything happen 🦚 Any questions, please do shoot them over to martha@claremont-project.org
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5 months ago
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Quotes from Claremont members:

Customer reviews

“A wonderful, infectious sense that everyone is welcome, and that nobody is judged.”

“It’s gentle, not judgmental, and I don’t feel so lonely anymore.”

“I have been struggling to keep connected. I don’t really have any family and friends – Claremont was my main place to see people. It is great to have someone listen to how I’m feeling. I’m so grateful for your calls.”

“These Zoom classes have been my lifeline to the real world, I’m able to socialize with people again and it has been an absolute blessing.”