Thursday 2nd December 2021

Hello Everyone,

It has been a while since I last guest-edited a dragon hall newsletter. I am happy to be back. Searching for interesting items to share and receiving your photos is something I am looking forward to doing again.

Please keep sharing photos and links you may think others would appreciate in the newsletter- I will try to share as many as possible.

Best Wishes,
Bea 🐝


The internet is a big place, with lots of interesting things!

Help me find some to share!

Have you read anything enjoyable lately?
Have you seen a good film that you would recommend to others?
Have you taken any photos recently of this cold weather?

If you have anything to share, click the button below to send me an e-mail.


Community Zooms from Royal Collection Trust

Wednesday 8 December 2pm: A Royal Christmas – discover more about royal Christmas celebrations and traditions.

Wednesday 15 December 2pm: Pantomimes at Windsor Castle – hear from Curator Caroline de Guitaut about the special Pantomime display at Windsor Castle.

Wednesday 22 December 2pm: Sandringham House – we finish our year, and Christmas celebrations, just like the Royal Family with a trip to Sandringham House in Norfolk.

Community Zooms
Black history in Camden

Illustrated talk about Black history in Camden, from ancient Africa to Black British Civil Rights

Tue, 14 December 2021 – 19:00 – 20:30

Tony Warner, Director of Black History Walks, gives us a virtual sample of intriguing Black History in the borough of Camden, from ancient Africa to Black British Civil Rights.

The talk lasts forty-five minutes and will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

Out and About

Out and About

It’s great Transport for London have a map showing the location of toilets on their transport network – more people need to be made aware.

We would like Transport for London to:

  • Make more paper copies of the map available in station ticket halls.
  • Distribute paper copies of the map to organisations led by and working with older Londoners.
  • Plan more promotion of the map to the general public (with marketing targeted to reach older Londoners).


Bob Mortimer

Bea’s Reads

‘And Away….’ Bob Mortimer, the autobiography.

National treasure status has been conferred on the Middlesbrough-born comedian thanks to his show-stealing performances on Would I Lie to You? and his terrible balance and pocket meat on Gone Fishing. Alternating between his slow recovery from heart surgery in 2015 and even the traumas of his childhood – his father’s sudden death, his crippling shyness, his lengthy depression – this memoir sounds grim. How, then, can it be the most life-affirming, joyful read of the year?

Read the Guardian Review

I am reading Bob Mortimer’s autobiography at the moment. I have just started the book, but I have high hopes for the read.

He writes about a heart bypass surgery he had in 2015, which had a huge impact on him and lead to the making of ‘Gone Fishing’. A BBC show with Bob M. and Paul Whitehouse.

I also had open-heart surgery around that time, I was quite a few years younger than Mr. Mortimer when I had a valve in my heart repaired. On the show and in the book I find him very relatable and I’m very happy for any heart awareness in books and TV.

Table Tennis

Table Tennis at Dragon Hall

The young people have been involved in some intense table tennis battles this week and produced some great moments caught on camera!

Your Photos

Your Photos

Some photos from storm Arwen.

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Add a little message about your photos and what you have been up to.

I look forward to hearing from you!

That’s it for this Thursday. I hope you all have a good week and enjoyed this week’s content from Dragon Hall!

Stay Safe,

Covent Garden Food Bank

Please do contact us if you need a food parcel – CCGG @7Dials can provide you with a free food package each week.

If you need help with shopping, collecting medication or just want someone to talk to by phone – please let us know.
Email: John at john@dragonhall.org.uk or Phone: 07759 646507 in case of an emergency.

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Contact Us

Please do contact us if you need a food parcel – CCGG @7Dials might be able to provide you with a free food package each week. If you need help with shopping, collecting medication or just want someone to talk to by phone – please let us know.

You can reach me either at john@dragonhall.org.uk or 07759 646507 in case of an emergency.

Cartoon of John Hayes

Contact John at john@dragonhall.org.uk or 07759 646507 in case of an emergency. 

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