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Over 50's enjoy celebratory day to mark end of Vintage @ Northwood term
ALMOST 70 people attended a celebratory day to mark the end of a series of dance and craft workshops in Northwood.
The hugely popular Vintage @ Northwood weekly events, aimed at the over 50s, have included an array of textile activities as well as dance sessions for both the able-bodied and less mobile.
To celebrate the end of term, members gathered at St John's Church hall, in Hallowell Road, on Tuesday (22) for a fun all-day workshop.
Led by artist Susie Johns and textile designer Claire Montgomerie, visitors created quirky decorative bunting using knitting, crochet, applique and fabric paint.
The finished pieces will be used to decorate the hall for future activities, which are organised by Northwood Community Arts.
The event, which was attended by the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor David Yarrow, also saw members demonstrate their new Latin-style dance skills, having been instructed by Green Candle Dance Company each week.
Project manager for Northwood Community Arts, Joy Tracy, said: "There was a great atmosphere and everyone had a lovely day.
"The Mayor had a good look round and seemed to be very impressed - he even joined in with some of the seated dance sessions.
"We also had about 15 visitors from the Northwood Live at Home scheme, who had a wonderful time. The whole purpose of our group is to provide a place for people to meet each other and make friends, as well as enjoy the arts."
The next Vintage @ Northwood term is due to begin on May 10, however Northwood Community Arts needs funding support to continue delivering its programmes.
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