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16th July 2018

This Month at The Dragon Café – Moving Together!

Moving in Rhythm and Play – Capoeira, this Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café.
This Monday join us for a menu of creative delights to move us and bring us together. You can join Jane for Walking-Works at 12.30 pm, gain some cooking tips from Chef Alice in her Food Demo at 2.15 pm, try some Good Moves on the Chess board at 5 pm, and then in the evening at 7 pm we will discover Capoeira together in this rescheduled event. Ken will lead us in an accessible session to explore this Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music.

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9th July 2018

This Month at The Dragon Café – Moving Together!

Marwencol – Making sense of the world, this Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café.
Following an attack that left Mark Hogancamp with brain trauma and memory loss he repieced his world using imagination and creativity, creating a 1:6-scale model world, MARWENCOL. This event is presented in collaboration with film magazine Little White Lies and Contributing Editor Sophie Monks Kaufman said of its selection “His works are beautiful and fascinating miniatures, worthy of artistic exhibition in their own right. The most moving aspect of the story is its symbolism: the real world proved unbearably painful, so Mark made his own one, and then the real world came to meet him there.

Our imagination can help us to escape worldly pains, but it can also reconnect us to what we once tried to block out by showing us how to be in the world on our own terms.” We will be joined by Sophie and her colleague Hannah Woodhead for a post film discussion.

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2nd July 2018

This Month at The Dragon Café – Moving Together!

Sewing, Walking, Moving Together, this Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café.
This July connect mind and body in movement with a variety of creative activities. We welcome Bethlem artist in residence Matthew with this month’s exhibition, but also a series of fabric art workshops in which you can join him transforming a hospital item into a Bedsheet Tapestry. Every Monday this month you will have the opportunity to embrace the summer weather with Walking-Works and a local stroll with Jane from storytelling organisation Narativ. At 7 pm end the day well with a Yoga session.

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25th June 2018

This Month at The Dragon Café – Creative Wellbeing!

Moving Together in Rhythm, this Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café.
This Monday you can connect mind and body in movement with creative activities that embrace the world. Tai Chi at 3 pm with instructor Li Zhi from the London Confucius Institute for TCM offers low impact strengthening with Kung Fu infusion.

At 4 pm we have the wonderful Dance-Works with Ariella & Renzo that always joyously celebrates a wide range of music and dance styles. In the evening at 7 pm join us as we discover Capoeira – an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. Ken promises a session accessible to all and a playful musical evening of movement.

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18th June 2018

This Month at The Dragon Café – Creative Wellbeing!

A Healthy Environment for You, this Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café.
We have a full and varied day this Monday, so hopefully something for everyone. Fancy stretching your legs with a local stroll then join Jane for Walking-Works at 12.30 pm. Discover how to make Norimaki at 2.15 pm with Deko’s Roll Sushi Food Demo, or try Pilates at 5 pm.

We hope you enjoy The Dragon Café space and so it is our great pleasure to be recognised for this in recent publication ‘Essentials of Mental Health Nursing’ (Wright & McKeown, 2018). At 7 pm in Design In Mental Health co-editor Prof Mick McKeown will be presenting us with a copy, talking about his work as Professor of Democratic Mental Health at UCLAN, and discussing approaches to co-production in design alongside Hospital Rooms artist Katharine Lazenby. They will be joined by Joe Forster, President of Design In Mental Health Network.

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11th June 2018

This Month at The Dragon Café – Creative Wellbeing!

Feed your Mind and Body this Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café.
Enjoy a creative menu on Monday, with a couple of treats for fans of food and film. Vegan chef Abena Whyles will present a Food Demo at 2.15 pm that builds on her focus of conscious consumption, minimal waste and eating for nutrition and wellbeing. In the evening at 7 pm join us for a Short Film Night showcasing South London filmmakers that will engage, inspire and hopefully entertain.

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4th June 2018

This Month at The Dragon Café – Creative Wellbeing!

Get Creative every Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café.
We are delighted to once more connect with London Creativity and Wellbeing Week (4 – 10 June) and invite you to start your week positively with us. There are a range of groups you can join including Mythwork – Drama and Story Workshop at 2 pm, and Tai-Chi at the slightly later than usual start time of 4 pm. In the evening leave us in a state of calm with a Restorative Gong Bath at 7 pm.

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28th May 2018

This Month at The Dragon Café – Spring into summer!

Enjoy a Monday Treat – this Monday 12 – 6.00 pm at The Dragon Café.
Join us this Monday to Spring into Summer with a day of creativity, great food, art and atmosphere. Join a group or just pop in, do as much or as little as you wish. We’ll end the day with Open Mic at 5.30 pm and so if you would like to share a song, story, piece of poetry or prose, let us know on the day and we’ll fit you in.

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21st May 2018

This Month at The Dragon Café – Spring into summer!

Knowledge from Experience – this Monday 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café.
For decades, mental health service-users, survivors, and persons with psycho-social disability have been creating new knowledges through user-led research, rights-based activism, community organising, advocacy, self-help, and the arts. This Monday at 7 pm we welcome the EURIKHA project who want to map the history, current work, and impact of these knowledges and movements across the globe, and importantly want to hear the views of the Dragon Café community on the work so far undertaken and the way ahead.

In the afternoon we are being with the season and invite you on a local stroll with Jane in Walking-Works at 12.30 pm, and Sensory Planting with Georgia at 2 pm to celebrate Chelsea Fringe.

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14th May 2018

This Month at The Dragon Café – Spring into summer!

A Stimulating Day and Evening – this Monday 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café.
This Monday we have a day full of activity for body and mind and a special evening event to stimulate your senses. At 7 pm we will join John Foley in Exploring Synesthesia and will be invited to participate and investigate the connections between our senses and how they can work together. Synesthesia is the physical / sensory process where two or more of our senses operate simultaneously. Some people see numbers in colours or in spacial relationships to each other, some people hear music in colour. Using scents, sounds, tastes and touch John will guide us to discover how we connect our senses.

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