OLGBT MIND-MATTERS PROJECT
Our first dance workshop starts next week…and we have a class! Several people have already signed up but you can still take part in this workshop and the rest of the project by contacting Maurice at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazing photo (above) discovered by Stephen
Bags of Friendship – a series of 4, month-long craft activities – overseen by B-Arts.
Bookmaking with Deborah Rogers – Starts with introductory workshop 2.00 pm Wednesday 18 November on Zoom
Paper Cuts with Richard Redwin – Like Deb’s bookmaking, this starts with a Zoom workshop 2.00 pm Wednesday 16 December
Quilling and Cross Stitch will follow in the New Year
There are 20 Bags of Friendship that contain the basic materials for each activity. B-Arts will deliver them before the start of each mini-project to addresses within Stoke and Newcastle. Maurice has a few to send out to OLGBT members who live furher afield. However, if you live outside of North Staffordshire, you can still take part if you are prepared to buy your own materials. Contact Maurice if you would like a list of materials email@example.com.
After the introductory Zoom session you are free to work at your own pace whenever you chose. Help will be on hand with a step by step worksheet and, if all goes to plan with an online video as well.
A little something that Deborah made earlier
Performing Arts Workshops with local independant artists
Dance workshops, with Rachael Lines of FRONTLINEdance, begin 10.00 am Wednesday 4 November on Zoom. The workshops will continue each week at the same time until mid December and restart in the New Year. Exact dates will be decided between the participants and Rachael.
Singing workshops with Kate and Greg from the Boat Band start 2.00 pm Thursday 12 November and continue each week at the same time until Thursday 16 December
If you are not already on the list for either of these workshops, please contact Maurice so that you can receive an invitation directly. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of workshops for 2021 will be announced in December
Solitary Sunrise – Three Counties Open Art Exhibition 2020 – taken on the Roaches by Ian Slade – Room 4 Art created in LockdownZoom Meetings in October
We have had some lively and amusing Monday evening sessions on Zoom each Monday on Zoom. Normally these are simply social ocassions where members and friends catch up and exchange news and views. There was a change on Monday 19 October when Craig Porter one of the senior managing directors of Staffordshire and Lancashire CCGs came along to talk about changes to health and social care caused by the coronavirus. Everyone who attended appreciated having a real expert to talk to. Not only did Craig bring us up to speed with the latest COVID information, but he also wanted to listen and take note of our indivudual experiences. A memorable and useful evening. Two helplines below were flagged up for individuals experiencing mental distress
0300 123 0907 covers Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire…Website
Appetite Stoke Art Installations Hanley Stafford Street
The Three Counties Cubes are part of the Appetite Stoke’s autumn cultural uplift. Normally the exhibition is organised by Keele University and held at Burslem Art School; this year it was held online. However you can still see the entire exhibition by clicking here
Amongst this year’s winners was this three figure painting which captures something of the character of real Stokies
Conna, Wunna, Dunna by Chris Moult – winner of the Arthur Berry Prize
The Three Counties Cubes Exhibition remains on show in Stafford Street Hanley until 22 November.
B-Arts have flagged up this touring theatre play
The telephone theatre play ‘You Don’t Know Me But…’ is touring to Stoke for one more week on Tuesday 10th November – Saturday 14th November
There are 6 performance slots available per day
All people have to do is book a performance slot, they wait by their phone at their allocated time, and they will be rang up by the telephone theatre , and they will hear a 20 minute live one off performance down the phone just for them.
The hotline book is 0800 689 0018
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Some Resources You Might Find Useful
Staffordshire Buddies in the current crisis, have kindly extended their telephone support for clients to OLGBT Group members. If you would like to receive a weekly call from them, please ring 01782 613429. They are also offering help with shopping and medical prescriptions for people who have to shield themselves.
Street Angels Facebook page was set up to help indiviuduals who are self isolating. Help offered – help needed
Stoke on Trent COVID-19 Support Network – Local organisations and individuals willing to offer support or require help.
Look up NHS 111 online to check and follow their advice if you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19
Esri UK Portal for Public Health England, World Health Organisation (WHO) and John Hopkins University & Medicine – real time data on total cases, patients recovered and deaths
provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email or through Instant Messaging