Earlier this month Anton Rosenfeld led an online workshop for the Virtual Dragon Café looking at multicultural food production in the UK. We had a presentation with questions and also heard recordings of various growers telling their stories about food growing in their home countries and when they came to the UK. You can read […]
On Monday 15th June we hosted a Spoken Word workshop with Uncle Errol – Dragon Café Patron, workshop facilitator and performer, voted Best Spoken Word Artist 2019 by The Poetry Awards. Errol invited participants to create pieces inspired by his piece ‘New Me’ which they then read out to the group. Here are a couple […]
This was a word that Sarah Wheeler often used to sign off her emails and like the person is concise, powerful and inspiring. I saw this artwork in Southwark Park the other day and it caught my eye. It is Marcia Farquhar’s outdoors sculpture at Lake Gallery’s entrance ‘Onwards’ (2018) and you can read more […]
It is my pleasure to share two poems written by a Dragon Café Patron who would rather remain anonymous. The author said they don’t write many poems but are proud of these. Green Pains Walking by, drinking in with the eye the park before me many stream by on this hot golden day unable to […]
I’ve taken inspiration from Linda’s ‘weekly adventure’ idea to share some piccies of my home growing efforts. I had some seeds in compost from the Garden Organic ‘Let it Grow’ session back at The Dragon Café in March and started them on my windowsill before moving them into a bigger pot I had. That was […]
While we’ve been taking inspiration from the art of David Hockney in this week’s creative adventure, I thought I’d share this great little short animation (just over 3 mins) by South London based artist Alice Dunseath in which the search for Hockney unifies two grieving friends.https://vimeo.com/77647512
A tree in local park with some watercolour pencils I haven’t used in a long time. I’m enjoying trees on sunny daytime walks in the park – took a photo of this one and sketched from that. First is the pencil drawing and then below when I brushed on some water.