What we got up to in Early 2019 

Almurerzo de Tapas - 9th February

 Song and a Scone - 16th February

Some Like It Hot - 23rd February

Pancakes and Gin - 2nd March 

Cogniciti - 8th March 

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Class with Kathy Haridev Kaur Latham - 9th March

Movement Workshop with Nina Davies - 23rd March

Theatre Therapy Workshop with Akvile Kapceviciute - 30th March

February Thank Yous.....

A massive thank you to everyone who came to our February events, including the fantastic Dean Lotherington who both performed and led us in a singalong at our "Song and a Scone" event and The Real Junk Food Project who catered our "Some Like It Hot" afternoon. Plus, the amazing Steven Bakewell who has helped out at all our events (including as chief bartender) and made each event that little bit more special.

 

Almurerzo de Tapas - 9th February 

Massive thank you to everyone who was involved in our Almuerzo de Tapas Event on 9th February. Some very yummy tapas was served along with some delicious sangria and flamenco music.

 

Song and a Scone - 16th February

The amazing Dean Lotherington came to our Scone and a Song Event on 16th February. What an absolute star with a fabulous voice! We all enjoyed a delicious afternoon cream tea and sung along to some classic musical theatre songs. We look forward to Dean's next session later in the year.

Some Like It Hot - 23rd February

​We had a lovely afternoon eating a delicious vegetable curry provided for us by the Real Junk Food Project followed by a classic movie screening (to pay homage to the Oscars that weekend). 

We watched "Some Like It Hot" with Marilyn Monroe just to add that little bit of glamour to the day. 

The Real Junk Food Project is a network of projects, charities and volunteers, steered and advised by our trustees and other experts and activists from a range of fields and industries. They divert surplus edible food destined for waste and make it accessible for human consumption.

 

 

March Thank Yous

​What fabulous month March was! We have had some truly wonderful sessions and even managed to launch a new Boccia club. A massive thank you to all our guest artists; the amazing Kathy Haridev Kaur Latham, Nina Davies and Akvile Kapceviciute. They gave us Kundalini Yoga, Movement Therapy and Reminiscence Theatre all of which were wonderful sessions, greatly enjoyed by all. Then, of course, our resident volunteer Steven Bakewell who has kept everyone topped up with drinks and whose commitment to the project is simply awesome.

Finally, thank you to our members, who always arrive on Saturday's ready for anything and are just a fantastic bunch of people. You are all amazing!

​Pancakes and Gin - 2nd March 

We had a fabulous afternoon dedicated to pancake making (and eating) in celebration of Shrove Tuesday. Having been told gin is a perfect compliment to pancakes we thought we would also serve some cocktails.

We made (from scratch) a selection of savoury and sweet pancakes for everyone to enjoy along with a selection of gin and non-alcoholic cocktails. The elderflower, apple and gin cocktail proved to be the most popular along with the classic lemon and sugar pancake. 

Cogniciti - 8th March 

Although not strictly part of our Saturday lunch club, we were very excited to team up with Cogniciti and participate in their Brain Health Workshops. They will be ran two workshops on 8th March (10am & 11am) each one hour in duration. 

 

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Class with Kathy Haridev Kaur Latham - 9th March

Thank you so much to Kathy for a fantastic kundalini yoga class that reunited our mind and body and alleviated all our stresses. Kundalini yoga is ideal for those who want to experience the ancient Indian practice beyond its physical aspects, and is a good cardio workout for the mind! We served a relaxed light, lunch to compliment our meditative state of mind and many of our club members wanted to know more about the practice, with some saying they would take it up regularly! 

Kathy Haridev Kaur Latham is a KRI-Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Sat Nam Rasayan Practitioner.

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Movement Workshop with Nina Davies - 23rd March

​As well as having our usual lovely lunch, the fantastic Nina Davies popped in for a fun afternoon of exploring our bodies through games and movement analysis, using Nina's workshop techniques. We also tried a large variety of smoothies and fruit-based drinks to keep our bodies in peak condition. Thank you, Nina

Nina Davies (b.1991) is a British/Canadian dance artist living and working in London. The underlying concerns of her practice are choreography beyond its performance. An extensive background in dance and performance preceded her studies in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins. Davies’ work has largely employed moving image to communicate our perception of movement, incorporating drawing, collage, writing and performance.

Theatre Therapy Workshop with Akvile Kapceviciute - 30th March

What an amazing session this was! Akvile allowed us to explore reminiscence theatre, a practice which uses memory to create theatre performances. Prompted by certain sensory experiences we each looked into our own memories and shared stories with the group, we certainly got to know each other a little bit better. One exercise involved us writing words on pieces of paper and putting them in a hat, which when taken out sparked stories and reawakend memories.

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