Mixed group of people in a Zumba dance class in the Hornsey Vale Gym

Building a business, and a community through dance

For our latest newsletter on the theme of entrepreneurism, local journalist Telma Marotto spoke to Zumba instructor Sabrina Zigault about her success. Doing what you love and making money out of it may sound like a distant dream for many. It was no different for Sabrina Zigault, until she decided to …

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Group of artists at easels in the Main Hall

Taking the leap to becoming an entrepreneur

Several entrepreneurs use the Hornsey Vale Community Centre to run their small businesses. We spoke to two long-time hirers, Janitzio Moreno of Pantera Taekwon-Do, and Julia Colmenares of N8 Nu Arts, for their advice on taking the leap to work on their passions fulltime and invite the community to join in.  What …

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Lunch Club with a side of poetry

A small, enjoyable monthly Lunch Club was held at Hornsey Vale on March 2. The centre welcomed guest Alice Martin from mental health nonprofit MIND in Haringey. Alice led a short session as a sample of the group’s new Read and Connect Shared Reading Group, based at MIND on Stapleton …

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Two small children holding very large candyfloss

A “sprinkling of magic” at Hornsey Vale Community Centre

Creating connections within a community might sound like work for some, but for Sherilyn Sibanda, it’s magical. The occupational therapist, who has lived in Hornsey for about ten years, first saw the power of locally-based networks when she began volunteering for the Challenge Group in Crouch End, which supports parents …

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