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David’s sleight of hand entertains young and old

You would want some very sharp eyes to catch David Hewett out as he entertained tenants and visitors to an afternoon of magic and fun. David, from Richmond visited Clochar Court in June and presented young and old with a selection of his tricks including memorising cards, producing handkerchiefs from thin air and making metal loops link together. Guests were enthralled by David’s skills and everyone enjoyed tea and chat…

‘Seeking and Finding’ – an inspirational day of meditation and personal prayer

Innisfree were proud to host a day of contemplation and personal prayer at Clochar Court Harlesden with Sr Sheila Gosney RJM. Tenants and visitors explored the meaning of prayer and how we can pray through quiet contemplation and in many different places. Participants considered times when they looked inwards to seek inspiration and other times when they felt inspired. Through simple acts of quietness and drawing, we learned how to recognise…

Allotment cleared

We’re making great progress in getting the allotment space ready for use. The fair weather over the pas few days has helped, so we’re hoping to have some plots ready to use before the end of March. The allotment has been cleared with the help of Pat Davis from Atlantic Landscapes and the soil has been turned over. The shed delivered two weeks ago has been erected and it’s now…

Clearance of allotment site

The allotment is muddy, overgrown and pretty neglected. But today work has started to clear the scrub and set up the newly arrived compost bins. The weather is warmer today and there is a little stretch to the afternoons with a promise of Spring in the air. The compost bins arrived and were assembled with the help of Seamús from Clochar Court. Michael and the man with all the equipment,…

Allotment project takes off!

Innisfree have just signed a tenancy agreement with Brent Council’s Parks Service to manage an allotment in North Wembley. We are usually asking other people to sign our tenancy agreements, so this is a new venture. We aim to offer this space to tenants and enlist the help of experienced volunteers to start growing fruit and vegetables. Tenants living near to the Allotment located at Sudbury Court Road, North Wembley will…

I Only Came Over For Six Months – An Irish emigrants story

“I only came over for six months” – the lives of Irish emigrants to be recorded Innisfree Housing Association has announced the award of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £7800 to help Irish people tell and record their experiences of travelling over to the UK to live and work. ‘I only came over for six months’ will bring together several generations to share their personal experience of emigration.  This…

Fun in the sun at Grove Park