Dragon Cafe Programme-14.10.2019

14th October 2019

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

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – African Connections – Poetry and Drumming
We have an exciting line-up of poets and world class drumming for you this Monday as part of our Celebrating Black History & Culture programme.  Hosted by leading figure within the UK’s youth slam poetry movement Jacob Sam-La Rose we welcome Esther Heller – writer, poet and co-founder of Poet and Prophetess; and Gboyega Odubanja – British-Nigerian poet born and raised in East London and a Roundhouse Resident Artist.

Mohamed Gueye is a West African percussionist based in London. Born into a large griot family of drummers from Dakar in Senegal, Mohamed learnt the Sabar and Djembe drum with his family from the age of 5 and has been playing professionally since the age of 15. We will be treated to live performance and hear about these musical traditions.

Earlier in the day get creative with Writing-Works at 12.15 pm, join Eve for our Re:CREATE Psychiatry Monthly Meet-Up at 2 pm, or find out how Crochet-Works with LoveJane at 3 pm.

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7th October 2019

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

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Let’s Celebrate Black History Month!
This October we are delighted to once more be part of Southwark, London and indeed the UK’s Black History Month celebration.  You can find out more about what is happening within our London borough here and there is much to discover.  The first of our three events is this Monday at 7 pm when we welcome Kelly Foster – a public historian and London Blue Badge Guide specialising in community history and oral history.

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30th September 2019

Refresh Yourself – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – A Welcoming Warmth
We have a full day of creative groups to join, heart-warming food to enjoy, and a Warm Glow guaranteed with our Mood Movie at 6.30 pm.

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23rd September 2019

Refresh Yourself – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Unearthing Local History and Stories
We are celebrating our recent project with the Southwark Local History Library and Archive with A Local History Profile – Austin Osman Spare at 7 pm. We will hear from one of our Patrons who produced a research resource on this local artist and magician. There will be a conversation about the research project, the Library and their fantastic archive, and we have a rare screening of ‘The Bones Go Last, The Seven Ages of Austin Osman Spare’.

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16th September 2019

Refresh Yourself – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Create and Move
You can join any of our groups this Monday including Make and Curate with Li at 2 pm working together on curating an art exhibition for the Café, and later at 6.30 pm an interactive session of movement, voice, play and connection with Anthony Fidler and his Crazy Zen & HeartTouch.

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9th September 2019

Refresh Yourself – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Creative Refreshment + The Dragon Café on Film!
Join us this Monday and refresh your mind and body with something from our creative menu including creative writing, singing, Tai-Chi, crochet and Yoga.  You can also reconnect with RE:CREATE Psychiatry after the summer break with Eve’s Monthly Meet-Up at 2 pm.

We are also delighted to share with you a short film about Mental Fight Club (the charity that runs The Dragon Café) and our projects. It was created with Rosa Productions and premiered at the Café in July, and now sits proudly on our website www.dragoncafe.co.uk/ so click here for a fantastic 6 minutes!  There are many other films to enjoy on our Vimeo page so why not have a little journey with us www.vimeo.com/mentalfightclub

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2nd September 2019

Refresh – This Month at The Dragon Café

Welcome back this Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café!
This Monday we welcome you back after our annual break and hope that August has treated you well, and you found shade and sunshine in happy balance. Get back in the creative groove with our day full of groups to join – whether your first time or building upon previous sessions – and immerse yourself in a wondrous and truly beautiful surprise animated feature film with our Mood Movies at 6.45 pm.

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29th July 2019

Songs of Summer – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Gotta Sing!
This Monday is our last one before the annual summer break and so lets have some fun and sing. You can warm up with Singing for Wellbeing at 1 pm before the Karaoke Party at 7 pm. We can be each others fans (important in this weather)! We will also welcome back Lovejane for a Crochet-Works session at 3 pm to get some ideas for August, and there is much more besides including some outdoor activity with Football and Tai-Chi.

Please Note: in August we take our annual break and so the Cafe will be closed on any Monday during that month. The last one before the break will therefore be 29th July, next returning on 2nd September. We wish everyone well and thank you for your support over the last Dragon Year 🙂

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22nd July 2019

Songs of Summer – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Mental Fight Club – Sound & Vision
We are hugely excited to be able to share a first look at a new short film about Mental Fight Club’s work – including our flagship project The Dragon Café – and a first listen to ‘Finding Our Way’ by the Dragon Café Singers. We hope that the film captures the spirit of the Café and our dedication to creativity as a healing medium of connection and will hear about the process from filmmakers Rosa Productions. Vivien Ellis has led our Dragon Café Singers for many years and this new album is a celebration of this wonderful regular group that not only meets each Monday, but has written original pieces and performed at venues including Shakespeare’s Globe and Southwark Cathedral.

Earlier in the afternoon at 2 pm you can join Vivien for a Borough & Bankside Ballad Walk exploring the local area and its history through song. You can also dig into Southwark Local History & Archives or join Li for a Make and Curate discussion group with a focus on Cafe exhibition in the autumn.

Please Note: in August we take our annual break and so the Cafe will be closed on any Monday during that month. The last one before the break will therefore be 29th July, next returning on 2nd September.

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15th July 2019

Songs of Summer – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – A Summer Song
We’ll be celebrating with song over the next few weeks and begin with a wonderful opportunity to create a new one this Monday. You can join one, or all, of our activities throughout the day including Singing for Wellbeing at 1 pm; then at 7 pm Daniel and Vivien will lead the creation of A Summer Song in an accessible collaboration in which we’ll be songwriters together.

Please Note: in August we take our annual break and so the Cafe will be closed on any Monday during that month. The last one before the break will therefore be 29th July, next returning on 2nd September.

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