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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8th April 2019

This Month at The Dragon Café – Spring Forth

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Lore of the Land with Horniman Studio Collective
This Monday we have a very special day connecting with the Horniman Museum and Gardens’ new exhibition space and engagement programme – The Studio. The Horniman is working in collaboration with artists and local community partners, in response to its anthropology collections, to create thought-provoking artworks, exhibitions and event programmes. The Collective is a group of community members involved in local creative support programmes (including our very own Lu Firth and Phil Baird), a commissioned artist and Horniman staff.

The Collective have collaboratively curated the first Studio exhibition: The Lore of the Land as well as an accompanying events programme and we are delighted to be showcasing them this Monday. Come and discover a full programme of Studio Samples alongside our day of wellbeing activities and then end your Dragon day with a Folk Music Finale.
We can’t wait!

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1st April 2019

This Month at The Dragon Café – Spring Forth

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Spring Forth (but you can also relax!)
We aim to help you start the week well with a spring in your step each Monday. You can join one of our many activities – all are open to everyone – and get active with Dance, Football, Tai-Chi and much more but you are also welcome to sit back relax and be soothed by a Restorative Gong Bath at 7 pm. Recharge as we move into a new month.

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Dragon Cafe Programme-25.03.2019

25th March 2019

This Month at The Dragon Café – Mindful Moves

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Mindful Yoga & Much More
The final Monday of March’s Mindful Moves ends with Yoga Mindfulness Action at 7 pm, open to beginners with mats provided but please do bring one if you have one just in case. We will also welcome two different groups in the afternoon who will be looking at How to Improve the Built Environment within Mental Health Wards? at 2 pm and then energy saving initiatives with the Green Doctors at 4 pm.

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18th March 2019

This Month at The Dragon Café – Mindful Moves

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Tools to Transform 2 – Mindfulness Practices
Over the next two Mondays Tamara Russell will be sharing Tools to Transform – Mindfulness Practices at 6.45 pm, this week looking at how to ‘Take care of your vehicle’. Earlier in the day at 2.15 pm meet a group from Plymouth College of Art who are exploring Propositions for Change and inviting you to be part of a 4-day programme next week at Tate Exchange. It’s great to welcome back the Southwark Wellbeing Service between 2 – 4 pm. A regular one-to-one signposting service providing information, primarily for Southwark residents, from the Southwark Wellbeing Hub. Spring is in the air, let’s make some positive changes.

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11th March 2019

This Month at The Dragon Café – Mindful Moves this March

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Tools to Transform – Mindfulness Practices
Over the next two Mondays Tamara Russell will be sharing Tools to Transform – Mindfulness Practices at 6.45 pm, this week looking at how to ‘Take care of your vehicle’. Earlier in the day at 2.15 pm meet a group from Plymouth College of Art who are exploring Propositions for Change and inviting you to be part of a 4-day programme next week at Tate Exchange. It’s great to welcome back the Southwark Wellbeing Service between 2 – 4 pm. A regular one-to-one signposting service providing information, primarily for Southwark residents, from the Southwark Wellbeing Hub. Spring is in the air, let’s make some positive changes.

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4th March 2019

This Month at The Dragon Café – Move into March

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Moving to the Samba Beat
We welcome the new month with an energising evening and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to move your feet and body before then too. Tai Chi is back at 3 pm after the Chinese New Year break; Dance-Works at 4 pm led by Ariella always has a wonderful playlist and accessible steps to help you enjoy the music; then at 7 pm we celebrate International Women’s Day (Friday 8th March) with the all-female community Samba-Fusion band – Samba Sisters Collective. Hello March!

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25th February 2019

This Month at The Dragon Café – Celebrating LGBT History & Culture

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Epistemic Injustice – A Discussion
Does clinical language properly describe the experience of mental illness or serve as a barrier of understanding and reinforce a power divide? Academics are discovering that service users often feel they are not properly listened to by clinicians, or that they are not treated as ‘credible witnesses’, and research is suggesting that, in each case, service users are victims of ’epistemic injustice’. Join us at 7 pm for Epistemic Injustice – A Discussion in which five guest speakers will each introduce the concept of epistemic injustice and ask how useful it is in making sense of service user experiences.

Our speakers include Dr Khaldoon Ahmed, a consultant psychiatrist, Trustee of Mental Fight Club and one of the founders of ReCreate Psychiatry; Neil Armstrong, a social and medical anthropologist; Kate Martin, a sociologist; Edward Harcourt, a philosopher at Oxford University; and Keira Pratt-Boyden, a social anthropologist.

We will also be Celebrating LGBT Short Film at 6 pm with a second programme of fantastic film including stories in schools, hair salons and an exploration of why queer love has never been preserved and celebrated in Eastern European folk history presented by filmmaker Katarzyna Perlak.

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18th February 2019

This Month at The Dragon Café – Celebrating LGBT History & Culture

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – A History of Lesbian Politics and Psychiatry.
Our second evening event Celebrating LGBT History & Culture includes guest speakers on the lesbian movement within the realm of mental health and some award winning short films. At 7 pm we welcome Helen Spandler, Professor of Mental Health Politics, University of Central Lancashire, and Sarah Carr, PhD, Senior Fellow in Mental Health Policy, University of Birmingham for a talk and discussion on A History of Lesbian Politics and Psychiatry. Before this at 6.15 pm we will be Celebrating LGBT Short Film with work from award winning filmmakers Alice Trueman and Dionne Edwards.

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11th February 2019

This Month at The Dragon Café – Celebrating LGBT History & Culture

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – An Alternative Valentine’s with Ensemble Tramontana.
This Monday we have a very special evening performance with the return of Eszter Komáromi and the early music group Ensemble Tramontana. ‘Parlement of Foules’ will be a journey into the dark side of love with an early music (commonly defined as European classical music from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque) performance sung and played on Violles da gambo and inspired by birdsong. A musical treat and rare opportunity to hear these pieces.

Throughout the day we also have a variety of wellbeing activities to enjoy including Yoga at 2.45 pm and a 5 Rhythms Taster with Irene at 4 pm as our Dance session.

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