On 28th of July, our entire building was buzzing as nearly 50 carers and professionals joined us to celebrate Lewisham’s status as London Borough of Culture.  Throughout the day we hosted a series of workshops and activities, from creative writing, to tie dye and henna tattoos.  We enjoyed poetry readings and music, with one of our carers, Pauline playing guitar and singing.  There were information sessions, including a visit from London Fire Brigade to talk about fire safety and how the fire brigade can support people with home safety visits and replacing fire alarms.  The yoga laughter session, led by Jaycee, was a huge success; and Laura, who runs regular aromatherapy sessions for us as part of our wellbeing programme, ran taster sessions helping everyone to relax.  There was also some stiff competition on the day, with the culture cup cake competition attracting some very impressive and delicious entries.  And we were lucky enough to have Jadon, one of our young adult carers who is just embarking on a career in photography, to capture some lovely pictures on the day.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the day such a success!

The henna tattoos were popular with everyone who came.
Young girl with hand painted with henna Lady with hand painted with henna

It was brilliant to hear so many voices at the poetry reading session.

The creative writing workshop was a great intro to our upcoming Creative Writing programme.