Sasha has been a regular younger neighbour since her induction in June 2018. She enjoys catching up with friends at the Marchmont Film Club and showcasing her incredible beatboxing talents at clubs!
What was the first North London Cares event that you attended?
The first event that I attended was a "Coffee and Craft" club, I was pretty nervous on the way there and wasn't sure what I would talk about but I was made to feel so welcome. Everybody was so chatty and the time flew by, I spent a long time talking to Mickey, an older neighbour who used to play the drums in bands. He told me about all the stars that he's met over the years!
What has been your favourite experience with North London Cares so far?
There's so many to choose from! My favourite memory though has to be the dance party in Kilburn. North London Cares had managed to get a professional dancer and teacher to show us how to do the Charleston – I had never danced before and was pretty sure I’d be rubbish. But as soon as it got going I was put at ease – the atmosphere was really light-hearted and full of laughter. We even performed a whole-group dance number at the end! It was lovely seeing all of the younger and older neighbours dancing together and exchanging stories. Everything North London Cares puts on is open to people of all levels, and feels really inclusive, so it is a great way to try new things.
The beatboxing was another great experience and I got to team up with Mickey again which was great!
What advice would you give to a younger neighbour attending their first club?
My advice would be to just start! It is such a friendly, open community and once you get going you’ll be hooked.
Where do you like to go in Camden or Islington to feel happy?
In Islington I really like running down Regents Canal on a sunny day before popping up at Angel for a well deserved pint at the Earl of Essex pub!
Posted by Andy Naylor on Thursday 11th April 2019
Andy is a Programme Coordinator (Social Clubs) at North London Cares