Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre marks 50th birthday with summer garden party
PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 September 2018
A community centre in the Royal Docks celebrated its 50th birthday.
The Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre held a summer garden tea party at St John’s Green to recognise the landmark milestone.
Staff from the centre were joined by families, trustees, and members of Craftory Workshop, a Silvertown project which is turning the abandoned Tate Institute into a community venue.
Partygoers enjoyed creative workshops, a vegan and vegetarian picnic, and music was performed by Italian artist Mellotronk.
The centre, based in North Woolwich, was set up to give a voice to Royal Docks residents, and is known for its mosaics on the front and back of the building.
It opened in 1968 as a youth centre, named St John’s Community Centre, before branching out to other services and becoming a registered charity in 2001.
Its services now include classes for older people, a parent and toddler group, a career progression hub and conservation and biodiversity events.
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