Organised every Wednesday, free for the community to attend and enjoy a freshly cooked hot meal, the company of others and share great conversation.
It’s about more than just sharing food. You can meet someone new and feel part of a community you can call your own. Every dinner attracts people from moltiple cultures and backgrounds which creates a beautiful social space welcoming everyone.
These workshops were designed to encourage people to take up new interests and gather new creative skills. So at the Concord Cafe, we offered free workshops with activities that changed every week including:
A market to celebrate the festivities during the christmas season. The event offered fresh crepes and waffles, sand art activity for children, face painting, raffle draw to win calligraphy painting and to top it all off we gave away free lamb couscous. The event saw children, adults and the elderly come together and enjoy the festive season together.
The second eid event in the year, the national algerian centre shared an open invitation with both muslims and non muslims to share eid celebrations of culture in light of this religious festival. It was a family friendly environment field with music, children activities, henna and food.
In relation to Eid Ul Adha, we distributed fifty eid hampers to families living in London, with the help of volunteers. In particular, we targeted low income families so that they can enjoy this festivity without feeling under privileged. The Hampers consisted of honey, olive oil, twinings apple tea, grape juice, J2O orange juice, chocolate and Panettone.
EID UL FITR
To mark the annual Eid ul Fitr celebration in a venue capacity that holds 200+invites the Algerian and non-Algerian community to a free event open to all including live music, BBQ food; and children’s activities.
This market took place every weekend during the month of Ramadan and showcased Algerian artisan, designed candles, face painting, candle making and food. It was especially nice as attendees of the Big Dinner were able to attend the market before joining the meal eaten when breaking the fast.
To mark the annual event of IWD at the ‘Concord Café’ The NAC organised an event open for users of the Centre and the local community to attend. The event consisted of workshops and activities including the following:
· Jewelry making workshop
· Still life Art painting
·Promoting the Women’s Gym
· CV Clinic
· Beauty products
· Zumba session – 1 hour
Refreshments were on offer throughout the day including finger-food and hot drinks: tea, coffee and mint tea.