WWI exhibition enjoyed by luncheon clubbers

Group pictured at Irish Street Community Centre on Friday for the WW1-themed Luncheon Club Dinner, where they were treated to dinner and video presentations of World War One. INLS0415MC012
Group pictured at Irish Street Community Centre on Friday for the WW1-themed Luncheon Club Dinner, where they were treated to dinner and video presentations of World War One. INLS0415MC012

The Irish Street Community Centre has restarted its weekly Luncheon Club, which runs every Friday at 12 noon.

Claire Russell, Project Coordinator in Irish Street said: “Through the Friday Luncheon Club, we are providing local residents with a delicious, hot, low-cost, nutritional meal, at a time when many residents are finding it hard to make ends meet.

“But more than that, we are giving the older, more isolated members of our community a chance to come out and socialise with their friends and neighbours.”

The centre has also organised a program of activities for residents to take part in, after the lunch.

The activities, which they have taken part in to date, have been armchair aerobics, arts and crafts, healthy eating and talks on safety in the home and community safety.

Most recently, the group enjoyed looking at the impact of the World Wars on the city, and staff at the centre worked alongside local historian, Frank Carey, and the Waterside branch of the Royal British Legion, to develop an afternoon session, based around the Legion’s ‘Londonderry Through The War Years’ exhibition.

This exhibition is on display in the Irish Street Community Centre until Friday (February 6), if anyone would like to pop along and view it.

On Friday, February 6, the group will be taking part in a three week ‘This Is Your Life’ reminiscing project, and the staff at the centre, would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone, to come along for their lunch and join in the activities.

The centre simply ask that you contact the centre in advance to put your name down by phoning 71318357 or by visiting the centre’s Facebook page. Dates for Your Diary!!

Irish Street Community Centre also has two new courses beginning in the centre on Monday (February 9).

Wood Sculpture will run from 12.30 to 2.30pm, and Crochet will run from 2pm to 4pm.

Another date for your diary is the centre’s Valentine’s Dance on Friday (February 13) beginning at 8pm.

Entry is £5, which includes a light supper, and all proceeds raised will be going to Foyle Search and Rescue. Everyone welcome to all courses and events. Contact the centre for more info, or to register your place, on 71318357.