Dragon Café Society
|Everyone is different, everyone finds different ways to develop their mental, physical and creative well-being. So every week, different creative and activity groups will be meeting at the tables of The Dragon Café. These are opportunities for you to develop or start a creative interest and meet fellow-travellers along the way. If you can’t see a group you would like to join, but have an idea for one – email firstname.lastname@example.org|
Dance, Sing, Love – July and August 2013
|Dance-Works 3.30 – 4.30 pm: From Brazilian beach dances to something altogether more formal or traditional, Ariella & Renzo will be here to show us how to enjoy dancing of all kinds, from all kinds of times and places. All welcome. Come lose your inhibitions with us and dance into Spring with others. (22 April and 6 May no dance-works) For more info, click here.|
|REGULAR WEEKLY GROUPS, ONGOING EVERY MONDAY|
|Boxing-Works, 3 – 4 pm: Learn how to channel your energy and focus your mind through basic boxing moves) with boxing instructors, Carlos Moreno & Anna Buckley. All welcome. All activity is non-contact, working with pads, and full warm up and cool down activities.|
|Tai-Chi-Works: 4 – 5 pm: Learn how to connect body and mind with the slow and beautiful movements of the Chinese martial art, Tai Chi. Led by Chinese Master, Jian Chen from The Confucius Insitutute, London South Bank University.|
|Mind-Works: Weekly sessions to explore mindfulness led by an experienced trainer – Sitting with others in a quiet space, we will learn how to focus our minds on the breath, to develop awareness of our thoughts and feelings, and connect to the sensations of the body. This practice is shown to enhance people’s mental well-being, (sometimes if we are really not well, it might not feel possible to sit still or do the exercises, no worries, we will be there very week and you are free to join us any week) 5pm|
|BODYWORKS: Free session in hand, head and foot massage led by our team of trained and experienced masseurs. 12 – 8 pm.
40 minute non-contact boxing sessions in basic moves and fitness led by gifted trainer Carlos Moreno of Moreno Boxing. 3pm.
40 minute Tai Chi sessions in basic moves led by a Master from the Confucius Institute. 4pm.
|ARTWORKS: Led by artist, Jill Rock, building a bubble-wrap banner on the theme of No Man Is An Island. Everyone welcome to take part – draw, paint or pen your own island and think about things that connect you, positives and negatives – to others. Help us make magic wands to connect the islands. You’ll find that you are more connected than you think 12 – 4 pm.|
|PHOTOWORKS: A group to share ideas, experience, photographic tips and examples of your own photographic work, working towards an exhibition at The Dragon Café in December exploring London and mental well-being, your shots of London locations with associations for you – good or bad – in your journey through life. 4.30 – 5.30 pm.|
|WRITINGWORKS: A group led by the Time2Write group, formerly of Network Arts, to share creative writing and develop new ideas .There will be an opportunity to read aloud various poems and prose as well as ‘time to write’ at every session and, if you would like, to read what you have created in each session to the group. There will be an opportunity to submit work to the group publication Purple Prose & Poetry. 11.30am – 1pm|