What we got up to in Spring 2019 

Krafty Cheese and Wine - 6th April

Seated Tap Dancing - 13th April

Pub Quiz - 27th April

Traditional Folk Dancing with Janna - 11th May

Experimental Drawing with Rosie Wyllie - 18th May

April Thank Yous

April proved to be a very exciting and varied month with quite different activities!

As usual massive thank you to all our guest artists; the very talented Anglea Stone from Emeralds 1948 who taught us all a thing or two about sewing, Severine Fletcher from The Actors Dance Collective who took us for a seated Tap Class so we could tap our troubles away and Emma Crocombe from Play Dead London who hosted the most wonderful Pub Quiz. 

Don't forget our usual resident (and amazing) volunteer Steven Bakewell and our new volunteer Carole Reniero who is a very welcome addition to the team. Not to mention our new KTCC team member TJ, whose assistance on the project has been invaluable. Thank you, you amazing people!

Krafty Cheese and Wine - 6th April

On 6th April we enjoyed an afternoon of wine and cheese. We will also looked a various light "crafts" such as drawing, sewing and pom-pom making. We had some very colourful pom poms by the end of the event!

As usual we served lunch, this time with a "cheesy" theme. We had a cheese platter, pasta stuffed with mozzerella, various crackers and breads along with all other items you might expect at a cheese feast. We also served a selection of wines for everyone to enjoy. 

Angela Stone, our guest sewing expert, joined us a 2pm to give our members guidance and assistance with any of their sewing needs. We had some clothing repair, discussions on the best way to fix things and even manged to jazz up some jeans with a lace hem. Thank you, Angela, for all your help!

Seated Tap Dancing - 13th April

​This session was for anyone who wanted to give tap dancing a go, even those who did not want to leave the comfort of their chair. The class was led by Severine Fletcher from The Actors Dance Collective. We learnt some technique and a short routine to music from the musical theatre classic "Chicago". There were lots of jazz hands, toe tapping and some fabulous final poses. As usual we served a light healthy lunch to ensure everyone had the energy to give it their all. 

Pub Quiz - 27th April

A traditional pub quiz (not in a pub) hosted by the fabulous Emma Crocombe. Emma led us all in some great (and sometimes tricky) questions covering history, geography and even some local Camden knowledge. We ate Pub grub along with a varied drinks menu and even a glass of wine (or two). It was a great afternoon with even a prize for the winners.

Congratulations to the winning team "The Shamrocks"!

May Thank Yous

This may have been a short month for the Saturday Lunch Club, but it was certainly a quality month.

We had some fantastic Romani dancing led by Janna who brought a great deal of experience and knowledge to our Saturday in an informal setting. Also, the very talented artist Rosie Wyllie who took us for a still life art class and encouraged our creative side. 

As usual a massive thank you to our resident volunteer Steve, whose commitment as always is inspiring. As well as TJ our Older People's Project team member.

 

Traditional Folk Dancing with Janna - 11th May

On 11th May we learnt some traditional folk dancing at our Lunch Club. Janna is an experienced local folk dancer who demonstrated and led us in Eastern European Romani (Gypsy) dancing.

We worked together in a circle, where a seated group created rhythms to different styles of Romani dancing for the people who wanted to dance, in the middle of the room. It was a very enjoyable and fun afternoon that everyone participated in. Thank you, Janna, for bringing your expertise to the group.

Janna has a background in folk dance, and has studied different dance forms in Serbia, Bulgaria, France and Britain.  She has led Romani dance workshops in schools, as well as teaching Balkan dancing in various Adult Centres.

 

Experimental Drawing with Rosie Wyllie - 18th May

The amazing Rosie Wyllie led us in some still life and drawing exercises to get our creative juices flowing. This experimental drawing session revolved around a still life set up in the room. Rosie showed us how to use different techniques and materials working mainly with charcoal and soft pastels to produce some loose, large scale artworks. It was a very creative and relaxed afternoon served with the usual buffet lunch. Check out some of our artworks below.

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