Thursday 23rd April 2020 – Day Thirty One

Good morning all

So, the recent government statement that we will have to live with some disruptive social measures for at least the rest of the year, does mean that we face some difficult challenges and that life will not return to normal soon. Restrictions are likely to continue through to summer and, possibly, until the Autumn (in one form or another)

Keeping people connected is our main priority, and how best we can use technology to support everyone through this extended period of isolation.

Dragon Hall is in talks with organisations with how best to support our members. A number of you have stated that you are using a smartphone to access the emails and the internet and do not have wifi.

We have some tablets for local people (Camden) and are looking at obtaining more. If you do not have (or know someone who doesn’t) have broadband, please let me know.

As well as tablets we are looking at purchasing Dongles (A dongle gets you broadband when you’re on the go. They’re portable, easy to use, and, best of all, mean you can get online wherever you are in the country.)

Please could you let me know if you require support in improving your connection, or if you know of a friend, family member or neighbour.

What can I share with you today?

FOOD / SHOPPING – From NextDoor: Tuttis Cafe and Coffee shop, on Lambs Conduit Street, is open and has clearly 2 metre guides to follow.


From Mark K: Watch Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s whirlwind comedy of mistaken identity and unrequited love, featuring Tamsin Greig as Malvolia. Twelfth Night is streaming for free from 7pm UK time on Thursday 23 April. Available on demand until 7pm UK time on Thursday 30 April. It is subtitled and the running time is 2 hours 42 minutes with a very short interval.

From Theresa: Let’s stay connected • CirqueConnect. New 60-minute Special Premiering April 24, 3PM EST – This Friday, we’re inviting all of our fans for a new Cirque du Soleil 60-minute special. Sing along with some of our favourite songs in a special CirqueConnect singalong featuring Alegría, Kurios and more! Stay safe ❤

From Ann C: Royal Opera House. Gloriana Online Broadcast. Online premiere: Friday 24 April 2020 at 7pm. Benjamin Britten’s moving operatic portrayal of Elizabeth I, caught between public duty and private passion, broadcast free online as part of the Royal Opera House’s #OurHouseToYourHouse series.

From Chris B: THE OTHER ART FAIR ONLINE STUDIOS. Welcome to The Other Art Fair Online Studios, an online platform created with their partners at Saatchi Art that allows you to shop all of our Fair artists online and explore hundreds of artists profiles, both locally and across the globe.


From Delia: On Tuesday 28th April @ 11:00 o’clock, there will be a minute silence, to pay respect and to show our appreciation as a nation of all our NHS workers, including cleaners, drivers who died trying to save us. This is also to commemorate the International Workers Day.

For your entertainment

From Karen: The Sound of Sirens (Sound of Silence Lockdown Parody)

Today Amber is on duty – her number is 075 1360 5766, and you can contact me ANY TIME on 07759 646507 in case of an emergency

Be safe


Shared by Paul – today’s wisdom and humour: Social Distancing. I looked into her eyes, deep into the emerald green, my heart fluttered, I felt a connection, something deeper, something magical, I was transported to another place and I thought, blimey these binoculars are brilliant