They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but a new study shows getting active in middle and old age — even if you weren't active before — can help you live longer. The study found people whose activity levels had increased were substantially more likely to live longer, regardless of their initial activity level or other factors like diet, obesity, blood pressure or cholesterol.
The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free three-day celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration in South Kensington for all ages. The Festival brings together science and the arts in a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances - all in the spirit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s vision for the Great Exhibition, 200 years on from when they were born.
The Happily tea party is part of an initiative inspired by Jo Cox which aims to bring communities closer together.
The party saw over 30 adults with learning disabilities enjoy tea and cake at Petit Miracle Hub in Shepherd’s Bush, before taking part in games and activities encouraging conversation and social interaction.
The get together proved to be successful with many guests taking the opportunity to get to know one another.
On June 22 1948, HMT Empire Windrush brought hundreds of Caribbean passengers who would soon make the UK their home, many settling within the three boroughs and lending a vibrancy to a London still recovering from the war. Windrush Day is a celebration of the important contribution that the Caribbean community has made to our city.
Refugee Week (June 17 – 23) is a national celebration which provides an opportunity to recognise and better understand the courage and contribution of refugees. It is a chance for our community to join people across the country to show their support and stand together
Every year millions of people across the UK fall prey to scammers, and London residents are no exception. This year's campaign for Scams Awareness will take place over two weeks, from the 10th-23rd June.
Volunteers' Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.
It takes place 1-7 June this year and is an opportunity to explore volunteering in all its diversity.
Carers Week recognises the invaluable role that unpaid carers play in society. This year Carers Week will run from 10th – 16th June and look at Getting Carers Connected. There will be a range of trips and events you can attend, finishing with the Carer's Festival of Friday