North Midlands LGBT Older Peoples GroupPosted on by Maurice
Activities in March
Because we hadn’t finished all of our work, Jo Ayres kindly arranged an additional workshop at no extra cost. We were hoping to collect our fired creations the following week…but pressure of demand for space in the kilns has put this on hold. No matter…everyone has so thoroughly enjoyed the workshops with Alice and Jo…and derived so much out of them. …that they have requested another series of ceramic workshops next year.
Bread Making Workshops
Our next series of creative workshops include singing with Kate and Greg of the Boat Band …and bread making with Bread in Common. Bread In Common is a real bread bakery run by B Arts in Stoke-on-Trent, based at 72 Hartshill Road in Stoke.
First bread making session: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm including a break for lunch Thursday 19 April at B-Arts 72 Hartshill Road, ST4 7RB (Bus Stop just outside)
Singing workshops – details coming soon
The group seems to be a magnet, attracting the great and good to want to come and speak to our members. At our March Meeting we had presentations from local healthcare professionals about bowel and breast cancer. Members with personal experience of cancer and screening programmes were able to use this to expand the talks into an absorbing and helpful debate. Some of the facts brought up by members were unknown to one of the nurses, so the evening proved to be instructive all round. One person remarked that the session had been really excellent. Not something you expect when talking about cancer.
Some of the literature left behind by Angela and Jessie has been shared with the newly convened Steering Group of Rainbow Health. Great to have Paul back with us…not to mention his delicious cakes!
Jarman in Pieces
Bad weather may have put off some of the missing people whose names were on the door list for our first collaborative event LGBT History Month. Nonetheless there was a decent sized appreciative audience for what proved to be an enthralling insight into the remarkable life of Derek Jarman. Praveen and Russell of Project Adorno gave admirable performances of their two-man show …Jarman in Pieces. Maurice Greenham provided a short introduction linking events in his own life as a gay man living with HIV with similar dates in the life of Derek Jarman.
Creative Workshops are funded by the People’s Health Trust
If you would like to take part in any creative workshops, please express your interest by email: firstname.lastname@example.org You can now also call or text: 07757 750255
No previous experience is needed for any of the workshops