2016 Projects

National Algerian Centre / 2016 Projects

Weekly Project

Community Dinner

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.

Weekly Art Workshops

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:

Painting Porcelain and Ceramics
Re-design and Decorate Textiles
Creative Calligraphy
Carving and Working with Wax

PROJECT

DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS MARKET

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.

SEPTEMBER

EID UL ADHA

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.

JULY

EID HAMPERS

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.

JUNE

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.

RAMADAN MARKET

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.

MARCH

 International Women’s Day

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.

JANUARY

O2 GARDEN PROJECT

The aim of this project was to create a tranquil space for the community to utilise in their leisure time. See how we have set out to transform the garden…
WITH A TEAM OF 8 VOLUNTEERS WE BEGAN DE – WEEDING, CHOPPING AND CLEARING UNECCESARY VEGETATION; AND PREPARING THE GARDEN SPACE IN ORDER TO PLAN A DESIGN.