Dragon Cafe Programme - 17.06.2019

17th June 2019

Better Together – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Research in Practice
This month we are looking at several approaches to research as a supported collaborative practice, and hope to learn more together along the way. At 2 pm you can join our Researching Southwark Local History & Archives collaboration. Learn about archiving methods, discover what is within the Southwark collection relating to mental health, and contribute to shaping it for future use.

At 7 pm we welcome Gary Coyle, a peer researcher from the McPin Foundation, who will give a short presentation about a project he has worked on called My Story: Our Future which focuses on experiences of psychosis. We will have a conversation about this project and research more generally, and all are welcome.

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Dragon Cafe Programme - 17.06.2019

10th June 2019

Better Together – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – A Comedy Duo on Film
We are celebrating the creativity and support of coming together and this Monday you can enjoy a real treat with our surprise Mood Movies – A Comedy Duo at 6.30pm. A recent cinematic release to raise a smile, swell your heart and celebrate a classic comedy pair.

Earlier in the day we welcome to the Café our new Re:CREATE Psychiatry Programme Manager Eve Mundy to share exciting plans for this Mental Fight Club project. Eve would love to meet you and hear from you and will be at the Dragon every month.

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3rd June 2019

Artist Insights, Archives & Zumba!

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café
We are delighted to welcome our exhibiting artists Elsbeth van der Poel and Kathryn Watson to hear more about their exhibition In the Mind and their creative practices in our Artist Talk at 7 pm. Their visual storytelling art is based on personal experiences with mental health and can be seen each Monday at the Café this month.

Earlier in the day at 2 pm you can be part of a new Researching Southwark Local History & Archives project in collaboration with our neighbouring John Harvard Library. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about archiving methods and shape their existing collections relating to mental health. This will take place at the Library but meet at the Café first. You can also get on your feet for our Dance-Works at 4 pm this week with John David for some Zumba and Soulful Line Dance.

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27th May 2019

A Creative River Flows

This Bank Holiday Monday from 12 – 6 pm at The Dragon Café
We will be open this Bank Holiday Monday so feel free to pop in anytime between 12-6 pm. Katie Rose will be leading the Singing at 1 pm, Lovejane invites you to try your hand at Crochet at 3 pm, and we are delighted to welcome back poet David Neita and composer Deborah Pritchard to lead an improvised session combining poetry and music: There is a River – Poetry & Music Workshop from 2.30 pm. They will be with us throughout the afternoon and everyone is welcome to participate.

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20th May 2019

Embrace Poetry & Music

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café
We have a day full of creative opportunity and a very special extended workshop as our evening focus. Join There is a River – Poetry & Music Workshop from 5.30 pm with poet David Neita and composer Deborah Pritchard leading improvised sessions combining poetry and music. Create your own words and music inspired by London, exploring the river that runs inside us and the community.

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Dragon Cafe Programme - 13.05.2019

13th May 2019

Month of May at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Inspire and Exercise your Mind
Take your pick from our creative menu and find out about an exciting opportunity coming up at the Café. Whether you would like to write, sing, crochet, make art or enjoy discovering the art of others, there is hopefully something for you on offer.

We have a new exhibition opening – ‘In the Mind’ by artists Elsbeth van der Poel and Kathryn Watson who will be in for a special evening event on 3 June. Also in June we will be working with our neighbouring library on a project Researching Southwark Local History & Archives on their collections relating to mental health. Hear how you can get involved this Monday at 2.15 pm.

Please note that we will close at the slightly earlier time of 6 pm this week.

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Dragon Cafe Programme - 13.05.2019

Dragon Cafe Programme-06.05.2019

6th May 2019

Celebrating The 300th Dragon Café!

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – The 300th Dragon Café – Let’s Dance!
300 Mondays young, we’ll be celebrating the achievement together and staying open a bit later for a Bank Holiday with a fun and funky Dragon Café Disco Party at 7 pm. Our wonderful Dance leaders Ariella & Renzo are planning an evening to put a smile on your face and a groove in your heart & soul. Earlier in the day join Li at the ArtSpace for Café 300 Collaborative Colouring project. Come and help us create a celebration painting. You can share some joy with our Open Mic at 6 pm and we’ll have a day full of creativity to enjoy and connect with.
Happy Birthday everybody!

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Dragon Cafe Programme-06.05.2019

Dragon Cafe Programme - 29.04.2019

29th April 2019

This Month at The Dragon Café – Spring Forth

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – FACES PLACES – Film Night and Afternoon Workshop
This Monday join us for a film screening and discussion at 6.30 pm of this wonderfully warm and humane film by the legendary French New Wave filmmaker and artist Agnés Varda – and sadly the last as she recently passed. This playful and curious storyteller travelled with artist JR around rural France capturing portraits of local residents and communities. She is great company and has a real interest in elevating those who may often be on the margins of society.

Earlier in the day you can try your hand at framing and capturing images of the local area with Photo-Works at 2 pm. Sisi will lead a mindful approach to photographing the world around us, please bring with you either a camera or mobile phone camera if you have one. We will also be starting a new relaxed social Crochet group led by Lovejane at 3 pm. No previous experience required, we will supply equipment and materials.

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Dragon Cafe Programme - 29.04.2019

Dragon Cafe Programme-22.04.2019

22nd April 2019

This Month at The Dragon Café – Spring Forth

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Stay Connected over Bank Holidays
We will be open this Monday 22nd April (Easter Monday) for a day of creative connection with a slightly earlier closing time of 6 pm. You can join a wonderful range of activities, enjoy some hearty food from the kitchen, art on the walls and a welcoming atmosphere.

We will also be open on the upcoming Bank Holidays in May. On Monday 27th May visit between 12 – 6 pm but on the earlier public holiday on Monday 6th May we will be open in the evening for a special celebration for the 300th Dragon Café! Our amazing Dance-Works leaders Ariella & Renzo will host a fun and funky Dragon Cafe Disco Party at 7 pm which will be one not to miss.

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Dragon Cafe Programme-22.04.2019

Dragon Cafe Programme-15.04.2019

15th April 2019

This Month at The Dragon Café – Spring Forth

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Ensemble Tramontana – Classical Performance
Join us for a day of creative and wellbeing activities and then a more reflective evening with a beautiful, melancholic meditation on loss through early music performance sung and played on Violles da gambo. Transportative, thoughtful and a rare musical experience.

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Dragon Cafe Programme-15.04.2019