Free Kids Feel Good Festival Workshops This Autumn

Embrace happiness this October with free family fun provided by Little Angel Theatre. Join the team on the 28th, 29th & 30th October where they will be bringing the entertainment to us at Angel Central.
Please note these workshops are aimed at families completing the activity together. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult for these sessions. To book a place now, please email info@angelcentral.co.uk.
Positivity Pioneers 10:00 – 10:45am
This autumn we’re exploring feelings, emotions and what makes us feel great. Join us in the Feel Good Hub as we sing, dance and play through our sensory story. Suitable for ages 6 – 18 months.
Happiness Heroes 12:00 – 3:00pm
Drop into the Feel Good Hub to make crafts that leave you feeling like sunshine. Our crafts aim to inspire positivity that you can take home. Come and make a positivity jar or a sublime sun that radiates happiness. After you visit us you’ll be full of creative ideas that you can recreate at home. Ideal for children aged 4-10 years.
For our event schedule please click here.

MUJI At Angel Central: New Sustainability-Driven Concept Store

Over the past weeks, we’ve seen exciting refurbishments across Angel Central. We’re delighted to introduce MUJI’s new and improved green store, the first of its kind in the UK for the Japanese retailer. The new 2,624 sq ft store is now open with a range of exciting, sustainability-driven concepts. 

Alongside the opening, MUJI also held their first Community Market in the Angel Central Piazza, an initiative aimed at bringing communities together. MUJI shined a spotlight on the small businesses, crafts people and charities to support what they do best. 

The latest refurbishment features new concepts that are a key milestone for the brand. Here’s a selection of incredible new features that you do not want to miss at Angel Central!

REMUJI 

In the store, you’ll find MUJI’s new local ‘Recycle & Repurpose’ Garment Capsule Collection. The collection is made up of garments collected from MUJI staff and customers, which are then re-dyed using 100% natural dyes for a second life.

RECYCLE AT MUJI

With sustainability at the forefront of their refurbishment, you can now return your unwanted MUJI PP Drawer, PET Bottles & Skincare containers and receive 10% off your next purchase. Get 20% off, when you return your unwanted MUJI garments. 

LONDON-TO-GO 

Connecting with the local community, MUJI’s new ‘London-to-Go’ Map celebrates and shines a light on the small businesses, sustainable projects, arts & craft makers, charities and many more initiatives in Islington.

THE ARCHWAY PLANTER

MUJI would like to introduce you to The Archway Planter, a neighbourhood houseplant and botanical boutique. Based in a humble market stall in Holloway, North London, they offer a curated range of exotic indoor plants alongside vintage and contemporary planters. MUJI have incorporated the greenery & hanging displays features into their new Islington store to improve the environment.

Established in 2020 at Tiff’s home, The Archway Planter grew out of a love and passion for learning more about house plants as a whole. Tiff saw a shared interest amongst many plant parents and decided to open up a physical space to further grow this element of discovery in relation to the natural world around us. Tiff will be in the MUJI Islington store from the until 2nd October! Come in-store to check out the selection of easy-care and affordable selection of plants.

WATER REFILL STATION

Refill your water bottle for free. The machine displays the number of bottles that have been refilled, which helps to minimise the use of single-use plastic bottles.

LOCAL FUNDRAISING WITH HUGH MYDDELTON SCHOOL

MUJI is supporting Hugh Myddelton Primary School (8 mins walk from the Islington store) by donating the profits from the sales of the ‘Neighbourhood’ bags back to the school to help raise funds for various Art projects. Artworks in the new store windows are by children aged 5 – 11 years old.

One of the lovely participants, Alex, visited the Islington store and was excited to find his artwork. Alex said, “There is the Shard, a rainbow, bus, house, the park, and ‘London is the best!'”. The limited-edition MyBags are priced at just £3.50 each, and are exclusively sold in the MUJI Angel Central Store.

MUJI UK managing director David Brice said: “Our store at Angel Central is incredibly important to us. We trade so well here, and it’s a destination that supports its local community, so we knew our Angel Central store would be the perfect place to begin rolling out this refurbishment.

We have a great relationship with the Islington community, and CBRE IM have worked collaboratively with us to support our re-fit and community market plans. We’re excited to see this store continue to thrive and make sustainable choices more accessible for consumers.”

Feel Good Festival At Angel Central

The Feel Good Festival is a celebration of you. We’re bringing together experts, thought leaders, authors and creatives within the wellness spectrum. From manifesting to make-up, the festival has something for you to help you Feel Good.

We’ll explore important topics such as menopause, men’s mental health, anxiety and skin conditions as well as celebrate feeling good with breathwork classes, yoga and nutrition.

Our Feel Good Hub is where the action will take place. There will be a series of pop-up shops, free seminars and community groups, as well as ticketed events (the ticket price goes to charity) with national and international experts, including Roxie Nafousi and Jasmine Hemsley.

Tickets are £5 with profits going to local charity, Islington Mind.

We have more events being announced daily. For our event schedule please click here.

 

Event Schedule

Thursday 6th October 12 noon

Roxie Nafousi – MANIFEST: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life.

As a motivational speaker and ambassador for the Mental Health Foundation Roxie works with one-to-one client’s as well as hosting regular sell-out workshops and inspirational talks.

She will be launching the festival at 12noon on Thursday 6th October with an exclusive one-hour manifesting workshop.

 

Saturday 8th October – 10am

Crystal Alchemy Sound Bath with Jasmine Hemsley 

Join Jasmine Hemsley for a sensory sound bath experience using the therapeutic tones of a unique collection of Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls to calm the mind, open the heart and nourish the spirit – creating the ultimate antidote to hectic modern living.

 

Saturday 8th October – 1pm

The Style Whisperer – Aleksandra Olenska

Having created beautiful moments for Chanel and Vogue, Prime Ministers and Princesses, Stylist and Creative Director Aleksandra Olenska is on a mission to help you live your authentic three-dimensional stylish life. During her session Aleksandra will help you to identify your authentic style offering real life tips on the art of living more stylishly.

 

Thursday 13th October6pm

Fears to Fierce with Brita Fernandez Schmidt; find your purpose and own your power  

Join author of Fears to Fierce, Brita Fernandez Schmidt who will share her story of how she found the courage to harness the power within her and unleash her ‘fierce.’ Through her workshop Brita will guide and inspire you to realise your purpose and ignite your fierce. The workshop will include practical tools for you to take with you to create the life you’ve always dreamt of. Each person will receive a signed copy of Brita’s book to carry on their experience after the session.

 

Wednesday 19th October – 1pm & 2pm

Puppy Yoga

Puppy Yoga is the ultimate four-legged friend experience. You will be joined by a litter of puppies who are all getting ready to venture off to their new homes. Each puppy yoga class will start off with puppy cuddles and individual photo opportunities!
You will then carry on with some gentle yoga movements and breaks every 10 minutes. The class will finish off with everyone on their backs lying down on their yoga mat with a puppy placed on their tummy for extra relaxation.
Puppy yoga is beneficial for the puppies as it allows them to socialise with new people in different environments, creating less separation anxiety when they officially go off to the new homes. From a wellness perspective, it is great for attendees too as it allows you to take a moment out of the day to unwind and relax from the everyday stresses of work and life.

 

Thursday 20th October 5.30pm

Balancing Wellness & Work: Why Hustle Culture Is Dead & Self-Care Should Come First

Editor and entrepreneur Laura Bartlett talks about her journey as an entrepreneur, why putting herself at the top of her to-do list is always the main priority.

 

Friday 21st October 4pm

Seasonal Skincare & Make-up with Lan Nguyen for Tonic 15

A regular at London Fashion Week keying many shows Lan also appeared as guest judge on BBC1 makeup show ‘Glow Up’. A keynote speaker for makeup’s biggest platform for professional makeup artists Imats in NYC and London, Lan is also a regular on the music and celebrity scene collaborating and creating campaigns with brands for events and teaching worldwide. Author of two books Art & Makeup and ProMakeup Design. Multiple award-winning Lan believes in education and beauty.
She will demonstrating key seasonal looks using the new Piccasso Foundation Tool and brands from K-beauty specialist Tonic 15, who recently opened their first UK store in Angel Central. Trending in Korea and globally on TikTok, the Piccasso Foundation tool is the hot new way to apply your foundation for a naturally radiant, glass skin effect.
All participants will receive a £5.00 discount on all purchases over £30.00.

 

Saturday 22nd October 1:30am

Jenna Jaaniste for MUJI

Jenna Jaaniste has worked in the aromatherapy industry for over 20 years both in the UK and Australia. She has trained as an Aromatherapist, successfully completed a Cosmetic Science Diploma with the Society of Cosmetic Scientists.
Jenna will demonstrate everything you need to know about essential oils; how they are made, what each oil should be used for, how to incorporate these into your life for, and how to blend different oils for maximum well-being.
All participants will receive 20% discount at MUJI for the day.

Saturday 22nd October 1pm

Ruby Hammer and Andrew Barton 

Ruby Hammer MBE and celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton Doc D Arts share their expertise on managing hair, skincare, and make-up during major life changes – such as the menopause. The tips and tricks that will help us feel good and stay confident in the way we look.

 

Saturday 22nd October 3pm

Claire Martin & Vicki Anne Hoskin – Seasonal Hair Blowup

If your tresses are feeling a bit flat or you need some style inspiration for your look, this is the session for you! From TV to The Feel Good Festival, the uber-talented Claire Martin and Vicki Anne Hoskin will be demonstrating the key hair looks for this season, plus answering all your style and hair care questions.

Claire is a Master Stylist at Gro London and an expert in all hair textures. Vicki owns The Grove Studio in Cornwall and is a colour artist adored for her lived-in looks. Both can be seen on the current Channel 4 show The Big Blow Out!

We are also looking for two lucky audience members to enjoy a new style each, courtesy of these hair experts. Please DM Angel Central @angel_central with a pic if you would like to be considered – we’ll then be in touch to discuss further.

 

Friday 28th – Sunday 30th October – 10am – 3pm

Little Angels Club

Embrace happiness this October with free family fun provided by Little Angel Theatre. Join the team on the 28th, 29th & 30th October where they will be bringing the entertainment to us at Angel Central. Please note these workshops are aimed at families completing the activity together. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult for these sessions.
To book a place now, please email info@angelcentral.co.uk.
Positivity Pioneers 10:00 – 10:45am
This autumn we’re exploring feelings, emotions and what makes us feel great. Join us in the Feel Good Hub as we sing, dance and play through our sensory story. Suitable for ages 6 – 18 months.
Happiness Heroes 12:00 – 3:00pm
Drop into the Feel Good Hub to make crafts that leave you feeling like sunshine. Our crafts aim to inspire positivity that you can take home. Come and make a positivity jar or a sublime sun that radiates happiness. After you visit us you’ll be full of creative ideas that you can recreate at home. Ideal for children aged 4-10 years.

 

 

Haircuts 4 Homeless Launches Exhibition at Angel Central

Angel Central is delighted to play host to a new exhibition by Haircuts4Homeless for three consecutive weekends from 1st September until 18th September. 

Haircuts4Homeless, the registered charity set up by veteran hairdresser Stewart Roberts has teamed up with Angel Central to showcase beautiful portrait photographs and intimate quotes from the new ‘Hear Me, See Me‘ book. In a collaboration which saw Stewart team up with photographer, Jack Eames, and session hairstylist, Leigh Keates, the photographic book documents clients’ spoken stories over the past three years.

Inspired by the actions of hairdressers cutting hair for the homeless in various parts of the world, Stewart set out not only to do this himself, but to build a community of skilled hairdresser volunteers who give their time free of charge to assist. Now their work will take up a new temporary residence at Angel Central, Islington. ‘Hear Me, See Me‘ will be available to buy at the exhibition.

  

The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the charity, humanising the face of homelessness by challenging stigmas and stereotypes via honest, thought-provoking imagery and words to acknowledge that the smallest of actions can have the greatest effect.

Haircuts4Homeless Founder, Stewart Roberts commented: “Over the past three years we’ve met so many people and heard so many different stories, to be able to partner with Angel Central and put these stories on display to the public and raise awareness of the work that we do is something I’m really proud of. For us this is not just an exhibition, it’s not just a book or a haircut, we’re a community that creates a space for wellbeing and acceptance and I’m delighted to be able to share the stories of the people that we’ve worked with over the years.”

Adam Cummins, Centre Manager, Angel central said: “The work that Stewart and the team has done at Haircuts4Homeless is something that they should all be extremely proud of. I’m delighted that we’re able to host their exhibition and bring something new to Angel central for our visitors.”

The Haircuts4Homeless exhibition will open to the public on Friday 2nd September and run every Friday to Sunday until the 18th of September. 

MUJI Community Market

The MUJI Community Market is an initiative aimed at bringing communities together. MUJI hope to shine a spotlight on the small businesses, crafts people and charities to support what they do best.

In celebration of the newly refurbished Islington Community Store, we’re collaborating with MUJI for an exciting outdoor event in the heart of Islington! Come along for a fantastic day out on the Angel Central Piazza on 3rd September from 11am – 5pm, and help make a difference to the invited suppliers. Market stalls will be selling fresh vegetables, baked goodies, Japanese breads, arts & crafts, fashion clothing, homewares, toys, plus much more.

Learn the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding! MUJI’s team will also be hosting drop-in origami craft sessions on the day. Join in and learn how to fold a flower, heart or crane! Free of charge, no booking required.

Food Wave Project: Pop-Up By ReLondon At Angel Central

From Friday 8th – Sunday 10th July, we’re hosting a pop-up run by ReLondon to educate and inspire Londoners to reduce waste and spread the word about the impact that food waste has on the planet. Expect a range of events from cookery workshops to stalls and competitions, all designed to empower you to enjoy a more sustainable approached to buying, storing, eating – and even growing – your food.

After a huge drop in household food waste during the pandemic, food waste has now shot back up to 2018 levels (WRAP data), and as part of a collaboration with surplus food app and social impact company, Too Good to Go, two giant sculptures will be on display at Angel Central, to bring attention to the impact that waste has on the environment.

Arielle Vetro, ReLondon’s campaign manager for Food Wave, commented: “The Food Wave campaign is all about encouraging a new generation of food activists, highlighting the connection between the way we grow, eat and throw away our food, and its impact on the planet. We can’t wait to launch the pop-up in Islington as it will give us the chance to have conversations with young north Londoners and find out how they’re feeling about the climate crisis, and what they know about how food directly affects it.”

Get Your Pre-Loved Clothes Repaired For Free With TRAID At Angel Central

Get your pre-loved items repaired for FREE at Angel Central on Wednesday 15th June from 3 – 7pm. As part of Circular Economy Week 2022, Islington Council are partnering with TRAID and Bright Sparks to host pop-up Repair Cafes in Angel and Finsbury Park.
 
The experts will show you how to repair your pre-loved clothes and give them a new lease of life. At 6pm, there will also be a talk and Q&A with TRAID expert Jose Baladron on ‘How to reduce the environmental impact of your wardrobe’.
 
Make a date to make do and mend. There’s no need to book – just turn up!