18th December 2017

This Month at The Dragon Café – Playing Games and Having Fun Together

SEASONAL TREATS 3 this Monday 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café. A day full of creative & wellbeing groups, great food and imagination. All welcome!

Join us this Monday for the last Dragon Café of 2017 and chat, dance and play games together.  Each week you can develop your interest in Chess with the brilliantly led Good Moves at 5 pm, and this week we embrace the season, and the social and mental benefits of playing together, with Board Games for Wellbeing with Cakes and Ladders at 6.30 pm.

If you like to make your moves on the dance-floor then as well as our 4 pm Dance-Works, Ariella and Renzo will treat us to a wonderful end to the day with an invitation for us all to enjoy A Festive Dance.

This year for the first time since we opened, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on a Monday. It would be extremely difficult for many staff, volunteers, activity leaders and Patrons to make it in on these days due to transport issues and personal commitments, and so The Dragon Café will be closed. This means that Monday 18th December will be the last Café of the year and then we shall return on Monday 8th January 2018. We wish everyone a peaceful time and will be bringing together details of other places of community support open during this period.

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11th December 2017

This Month at The Dragon Café – December Dancing at the Dragon

SEASONAL TREATS 2 this Monday 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café. A day full of creative & wellbeing groups, great food and imagination. All welcome!

Come into the warmth and dance the chill away this Monday. At 4 pm Phillipa will be leading a Nia Technique Dance-Works session which offers a holistic workout suitable for all. At 7 pm the joyful dancing and stunning outfits of Romani inspired Loli Grasnya bring a whirl of colour and vibrancy to the evening.

You can also make your own Seasonal Treats with Zsuzsa at 2pm in her Jewellery Making workshop, alongside a selection of creative and wellbeing activities throughout the day.

This year for the first time since we opened, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on a Monday. It would be extremely difficult for many staff, volunteers, activity leaders and Patrons to make it in on these days due to transport issues and personal commitments, and so The Dragon Café will be closed. This means that Monday 18th December will be the last Café of the year and then we shall return on Monday 8th January 2018. We wish everyone a peaceful time and will be bringing together details of other places of community support open during this period.

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4th December 2017

This Month at The Dragon Café – It Started with a Gong

Join us this December for some Seasonal Treats with live music and dance performances, craft workshops, board game fun and this Monday at 7 pm a soothing start with a Gong and Gamelan Bath. All you do is lie (or sit) back, relax and enjoy the healing sounds of a magnificent 38” bronze tam-tam played alongside Himalayan singing bowls and other soothing percussion.

We also invite you to share your views on design in mental health environments at 2 pm with Safehinge who specialise in bedroom doors. The aim is to make sure the voice of experience is included in the development of new products including vision panels and door handles.

This year for the first time since we opened, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on a Monday. It would be extremely difficult for many staff, volunteers, activity leaders and Patrons to make it in on these days due to transport issues and personal commitments, and so The Dragon Café will be closed. This means that Monday 18th December will be the last Café of the year and then we shall return on Monday 8th January 2018. We wish everyone a peaceful time and will be bringing together details of other places of community support open during this period.

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27th November 2017

This Month at The Dragon Café – A Festival of Freud

A chance to unlock your unconscious and expand your mind!

We are delighted to end a month of events in collaboration with the Freud Museum to explore psychoanalytic ideas. Freud’s theories are often seen as outmoded and irrelevant these days, yet also quite intriguing. In these imaginative workshops and talks you will get a chance to learn what they really mean and how they connect to creativity and everyday life.

Farewell to Freud (for now)
We’ve had a fantastic month in our Festival of Freud and this last Monday you can join us for another fascinating afternoon workshop and evening event. At 2 pm we welcome existential-analytic psychotherapist and photographer Del Loewenthal for a Freud and ‘Phototherapy’ workshop. If you would like to bring in a personal photograph for this session please do, but you can still take part if you don’t. At 7 pm we close with Psychoanalysis – (How) Does it Work? A fitting final talk with discussion by Emilia Raczkowska from the Freud Museum.

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20th November 2017

This Month at The Dragon Café – A Festival of Freud

A chance to unlock your unconscious and expand your mind!

We are delighted to continue a month of events in collaboration with the Freud Museum to explore psychoanalytic ideas. Freud’s theories are often seen as outmoded and irrelevant these days, yet also quite intriguing. In these imaginative workshops and talks you will get a chance to learn what they really mean and how they connect to creativity and everyday life.

This Monday our Freudian focus is drawn to relationships with nature and the experience of military service. At 2.15 pm you can join Sarah Johnson for a a creative sewing activity to transform fears of nature to Monster Love. For our evening event at 7 pm we welcome John Gale to explore how the experience of military service can affect our mental health, and see if psychoanalysis is a useful tool for understanding The Conflicts Within.

We will also have International Men’s Day (19th November) and Movember in mind with invitations to hear from two local organisations. At 2 pm meet Peckham based MenDers Club and later at 4 pm we welcome Men’s Health Forum.

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13th November 2017

This Month at The Dragon Café – A Festival of Freud

A chance to unlock your unconscious and expand your mind!

We are delighted to continue a month of events in collaboration with the Freud Museum to explore psychoanalytic ideas. Freud’s theories are often seen as outmoded and irrelevant these days, yet also quite intriguing. In these imaginative workshops and talks you will get a chance to learn what they really mean and how they connect to creativity and everyday life.

What we See, What we Wear, What we Think
Another Monday to stir your imagination in an exploration of how art and clothes can reflect and influence how we feel and think. At 2 pm explore Freud and Surrealism with the work of one of his most famous patients, a look at Freudian connections to the art movement and you can even try some Surrealist games! In the evening at 7 pm chartered psychologist and trained stylist Dion Terrelonge invites us to consider the connection between Clothes, Style and Wellbeing. Are we what we wear?

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6th November 2017

This Month at The Dragon Café – A Festival of Freud

A chance to unlock your unconscious and expand your mind!

We are delighted to begin a month of events in collaboration with the Freud Museum to explore psychoanalytic ideas.  Freud’s theories are often seen as outmoded and irrelevant these days, yet also quite intriguing.  In these imaginative workshops and talks you will get a chance to learn what they really mean and how they connect to creativity and everyday life.

This first Monday join Emilia Raczkowska at 2 pm for Life Lessons from Freud and a look at how his ideas may be able to help us develop our emotional resilience.  In the evening from 7 pm we get a creative grounding in some of the fundamental themes that will be explored this month, with What is Psychoanalysis? Film Screening and Discussion presented by Stefan Marianski and Ivan Ward from the Freud Museum. A fascinating month awaits!

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