Sunday 18th October 2020

Good morning all,

How has your week been? What is your view on the new measures aimed at curbing the coronavirus?

Amber and I will continue to develop and organise small group activities, however, our sessions are constantly under review to ensure proper safety measures are being observed. Thank you for your patience as we figure out the logistical details.

Moving forward, our weekend newsletters will begin to have a more social aspect. So please, continue to share your stories and pictures with me. We would love to hear how you are doing.

Amber & John

British Museum – Community Preview:
Tantra: Enlightenment to Revolution

Yesterday’s visit to the new exhibition at the British Museum was a wonderful morning filled with a dazzling array of artifacts and statues and an opportunity to delve into the philosophy that originated from India. I found it to be a thought-provoking display, providing an insight into how Tantra developed and changed.

On display was a drum made out of the tops of two severed skulls and a trumpet made out of a human thigh bone that reflects how closely this philosophy focuses on life and death.

More importantly, it was another opportunity to get out and enjoy London safely or as Barbara put it: yet another opportunity to feel ‘normal’.

Trip to The British Museum
The British Museum


Earlier this month Fernande shared some pictures with us from her walking group in Richmond park. Here’s what she wrote about the group…

The walking elderly group were rowers on the Thames but only 2 persons out of a team still practice on a regular basis & no longer compete. As the social gatherings were no longer taking place in the rowing clubhouse they decided to go rambling, thus my monthly meetings with them are for walks. We are 40 on the mailing list but only 15-18 join the walks. This was our first meeting since Covid 19.





Camden Council data discussion workshop – for Dragon Hall

Would you like your views to inform local policy? This is an event for your community group to discuss your views on data use.
I wanted to extend this invitation to you. It is a workshop hosted by Camden Council that focuses on how data is shared in a healthy and socially conscious way. The views and insight collected from these workshops will help Camden develop a Data Charter for the Council.

The online event is on the 23rd of November at 2 PM. 

Camden has also agreed to offer an incentive for participants who take part in the workshops. All participants will receive a £10 Love2Shop voucher which can be used at a wide range of retailers.

They are hoping to get at least 10 participants. Let me know if you are interested!

Here is the Eventbrite with more information.


Peachy C. has been able to continue with her painting through the lockdown. Here she shares how her Chinese brush painting class is going and shares a little bit of her overall lockdown experience…

With this present situation and imminent second lockdown, I am glad to be able to take advantage of modern technology otherwise I would be bored stiff doing nothing and perhaps going nuts. Through zoom I am more than able to continue to take part in all the activities which I did before lockdown – qiqong, Taichi, line dancing, flamenco and castanets, salsa, and art. Indeed I was fortunate enough to take part in a zoom meeting hosted by a local group but unfortunately, I can not join them for art in the park sketching as I am sheltered. Also, the Chinese brush painting classes have started online and I can now be productive again! Thank you for your daily information and for arranging various zoom activities. I really enjoy Emma’s and Sam’s class. Take care and be safe.

Amber Kahn Cartoon

That’s all for now – You can contact Amber at

Cartoon of John Hayes

……….or you can reach me either at or 07759 646507 in case of an emergency. 

Be safe – and remember to laugh at the little things!