Top 10: After The Fireworks
It is probably the most awkward day of the year: the first of January. The streets are scattered with the dirty remnants of last night’s fireworks, everyone is trying to make their best of their first hangover of the new year, and the resolutions you made last night, enraptured by the gleaming promise of your new and improved future self, now seem a little arduous at best.
What comes after the fireworks? What will 2018 bring now that we have blasted our hopes and dreams into the starry night? Love Camden is here to help with some achievable, alternative resolutions for the coming year!
1. Become a museum member
Most museums offers memberships or the option of becoming a friend of the museum as a way to support their cause, such as The British Museum, the British Library, the Sir John Soane Museum, and the Camden Arts Centre. This way you don’t only support the arts, but you also get great discounts, offers, invitations to previews and sometimes a magazine subscription!
2. Join a volunteering group
Help out your local neighbourhood by becoming a volunteer. Check out Volunteer Centre Camden to see how you can sign up and where help is needed.
3. Take an art class
4. Attend free lectures and events
There is a wealth of free lectures and events available throughout the borough. Drop in at any of these institutions for some fantastic lectures on a wide range of topics: UCL Lunch Hour Lectures, Senate House Events, and Conway Hall.
5. Start a reading group
Are you interested in the literary works of the Bloombury Group? Why not start your own reading group to discuss the works of famous Camden authors such as Virginia Woolf, Karl Marx, Sylvia Plath, Charles Dickens and Dylan Thomas?
Check out Camden's libraries here
6. Go on a Camden Guided Tour
Join the Camden Guides for a detailed and insightful tour around Camden. Get to know your borough better in 2017!
7. Help out in a community garden
Camden is home to many community gardens. Why not grow some green fingers and dedicate yourself to greener living this year by joining their cause?
8. Start an outdoor fitness regime
2017 really does not have to be an expensive year, and a great way to lose those extra bills is to take your fitness regime outside! Camden has a great list of outdoor gyms available, amongst others in Swiss Cottage, Lismore Circus, and even Holborn!
Have you read our list of small independent galleries yet? If not, get to it, because these hidden gems represent some of the best art initiatives in the borough and they are all free!
10. Contribute to Love Camden!
We are always looking for eyes and ears on the street. Have you seen something worth mentioning? Attended an art show, or been to a great outdoor food festival in the borough? Let us know via our contact page!