Dragon Cafe Programme-20.01.2020

20th January 2020

Gentle Start – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – WATERFALL – Memory and Landscape on Film
We have an afternoon of art and activity (including making cookies at 2 pm 🙂 ) before a screening of the short film WATERFALL and conversation with Writer/Director Tom Lock Griffiths at 7 pm.  A beautiful film that picked up a best film award at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017. In Tom’s words:

Waterfall is an essay film about memories of traumatic events and how they can become embedded in the landscape. It is a film about connections and resonances, about how water flows like memory and how memory and grief are always present if not always seen, as though lurking underwater. Starting from the scattering of ashes of a loved one at a Welsh waterfall, the film takes us on a journey inside our most painful thoughts and finally to a place of hope and recovery.

Here’s the trailer to give you a sense of its nature.
https://vimeo.com/187700364

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Dragon Cafe Programme-13.01.2020

13th January 2020

Gentle Start – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Painting that Moves, Music that stands Still
We continue our Gentle Start to the year with the Cafe’s very own sound artist Martin bringing the experience of an internationally exhibited installation artwork to The Dragon Café. From 7 pm relax into an immersion based on Brian Eno’s 77 Million Paintings – an ever changing music and light installation that slowly evolves around you, never exactly repeating.

During the afternoon we have a creative menu including Crochet, Tai-Chi, Food-Works, Football and at 2 pm our Re:CREATE Psychiatry Monthly Meet-Up returns for 2020.

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Dragon Cafe Programme-06.01.2020

6th January 2020

Gentle Start – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Welcome 2020 Gently
Nurture a creative and calm body & mind this Monday. Explore our new Make and Curate exhibition; move together with guidance in Tai-Chi at 3 pm; develop your culinary skills with Chef Chris and Food-Works at 5.15 pm, and end the day with a Restorative Gong Bath at 7 pm.

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Dragon Cafe Programme-30.12.2019

30th December 2019

Warm Welcome – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – A Warm Welcome every Monday
Join us for the last Café of the year, and indeed the decade, with a day full of creative activity including a last chance to have a closer look at this month’s exhibition by Lisa Beck and Aaron Pilgrim.

The Dragon Café will close on Monday at a slightly earlier time of 6 pm and if you can’t make it this week then we thank you for your support, wish you well, and hope to see you in 2020!

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Dragon Cafe Programme-23.12.2019

Dragon Cafe Programme-23.12.2019

23rd December 2019

Warm Welcome – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Let’s Sing!
We’ll have a day together with creative workshops including Food-Works with Holly at 2 pm making Chocolate Truffles (yum!) and then some festive fun with a Karaoke Party at 7 pm – your choice of song, doesn’t have to be seasonal. See you then 🙂

Please Note: The Dragon Café will be open over the Christmas and New Year period with the only change being a slightly earlier closing time of 6 pm on Monday 30th December.

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Dragon Cafe Programme-16.12.2019

16th December 2019

Warm Welcome – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – An Evening with Charlie Chaplin
Enjoy a creative day with us and then An Evening with Charlie Chaplin at 7pm. Local historian and archivist Dr Patricia Dark will give an illustrated talk on the iconic star of the silver screen, who by 1916 was the highest paid-entertainer in the world after signing a deal which gave him his own studio. We will be screening the most famous film from this productive period – EASY STREET (1917). The name suggesting “East Street,” the street of Chaplin’s birthplace, and a short distance from The Dragon Café.

Please Note: The Dragon Café will be open over the Christmas and New Year period with the only change being a slightly earlier closing time of 6 pm on Monday 30th December.

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Dragon Cafe Programme-09.12.2019

9th December 2019

Warm Welcome – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Creative Comfort
We welcome you this Monday to get creative with a festive crafting session at 2 pm in our RE:CREATE Psychiatry Monthly Meetup, find comfort in your body at 7 pm in our Yoga session, and feel free to join any other group you like the sound of.

Please Note: The Dragon Café will be open over the Christmas and New Year period with the only change being a slightly earlier closing time of 6 pm on Monday 30th December.

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Dragon Cafe Programme-02.12.2019

2nd December 2019

Warm Welcome – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – A Surprise Ciné-Treat!
Join us this Monday as we start the month with a surprise Mood Movie full of Charm and Laughter at 6.45 pm. There is also a day full of creative groups for you to be part of including creative writing, singing, dancing, chess, crochet, tai-chi and football.

The Dragon Café will be open over the Christmas and New Year period with the only change being a slightly earlier closing time of 6 pm on Monday 30th December.

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Dragon Cafe Programme - 25.11.2019

25th November 2019

Celebrating Performance – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – A Poetic Evening
It is only right that on the week of William Blake’s Birthday (he helped put the ‘mental fight’ in Mental Fight Club) we embrace an evening of poetry with Three into One at 7 pm. Blake famously said that he saw a tree full of angels on Peckham Rye and so to be hosting The Rye Poets is even more fitting.

The Rye Poets – Helen Adie, Joan Byrne and Pia Goddard – are a trio who perform their potent combination of self-penned wit, wisdom and pathos in a unique ensemble style. They are rapidly gaining a strong following across London at festivals, in art galleries and in their regular residency at the Ivy House in Nunhead. They number among their fans Jeremy Kingston – former theatre critic of The Times – who said ‘The interacting delivery was something I’d never seen before – outside chorus work in some productions of Greek drama’.

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Dragon Cafe Programme-18.11.2019

18th November 2019

Celebrating Performance – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – A Journey in Jazz
A wonderful month of performance continues this Monday at 7 pm with Helen McDonald and Future Groove transporting us in time to meet the Jazz Queens – Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. What a treat! Earlier in the day you can join one of our many creative groups, enjoy Mark Hibbert’s exhibition (only 2 weeks left to see these great pieces) or be part of Arts and Mental Health, A Conversation with David Cutler at 2 pm.

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Dragon Cafe Programme-18.11.2019