I hope you’ve had a lovely week and have been enjoying the lighter evenings. I can’t quite believe that we are nearing the end of April… doesn’t time fly by?!
In this week’s newsletter, I’ll be sharing information about upcoming activities and also some tips on how to cope with apprehension about the easing of lockdown measures.
I hope you enjoy today’s newsletter.
WHAT CAN I SHARE WITH YOU TODAY?
Feeling anxious about lockdown easing?
Whilst it is exciting in some way that we are able to experience more freedom now, many people are feeling uneasy about the relaxation of lockdown rules.
If you feel this way, you are not alone and it is understandable given the situation we have been presented with. It is helpful to note some online articles that offer some practical advice on how to manage these feelings. I have noted some below for anyone who may wish to read on further:
Attractions Re-opening Soon!
The Natural History Museum is re-opening from the 17th of May 2021
It is recommended that you book tickets in advance as the number of walk-in tickets are limited. Please also note that the visiting period is timed as a limited number of people will be allowed inside at one time.
You can book your free ticket HERE
The Science Museum is re-opening from the 19th of May 2021
The museum will initially open for 5 days a week, Wednesday-Sunday.
The Science Museum is opening with a new exhibit Our Future Planet, which demonstrates new technologies that are tackling climate change.
You can book your tickets in advance HERE
For more upcoming events in London, check out the Ian Visits website HERE
Many thanks to John C for sharing the Ian Visits newsletter with us- some great information on there!
Storytelling Short Course
Would you be interested in taking part in a short course in storytelling at the Charles Dickens Museum?
Workshops will draw on participants’ own lives and relationships with the local area where Dickens himself lived when he wrote Oliver Twist, focussing on some key ‘universal’ moments from one of his best-loved and famous novels. There is no pre-requisite for having told stories before, just an interest in sharing and finding out about each other’s life experiences and creating narratives. Storytelling is a great way to build confidence, develop and structure strong communication, and also lots of fun! Our only request is that participants start the workshop programme with the intention of completing the full set, and we would be more than happy to have a virtual introduction first before you decide whether or not you want to take part.
The workshops will be 2 hours in length, will take place on Thursdays and/or Fridays (daytime) and will culminate in audio recordings which we would then like feature as part of our new exhibition on Oliver Twist in June – so participants would need to feel comfortable with a little bit of fame!
If that sounds like something you would be interested in, then please drop Learning Manager, Sarah Hutton, a line at Sarah.Hutton@dickensmuseum.com by 25th April 2021, indicating which Thursdays and Fridays you are available for throughout May, including whether this is morning, afternoon or both.
London’s Best Secret Gardens!
Fancy exploring a new green space in the city for some time to reflect in nature? Time Out has compiled a list of 16 amazing hidden gardens in London, check it out HERE
(Number 1 on the list looks like a pretty great spot to me..!)
I hope you have enjoyed today’s newsletter and I look forward to sharing more with you next Monday. In the meantime, take care and have a lovely week!
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. You can contact Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach John either at email@example.com or 07759 646507 in case of an emergency.
Can You Help Dragon Hall Trust?
Your donation will support vulnerable members of our communities with food via Covent Garden Food Bank, calls via the phone support line and assistance to get online for those who are digitally disadvantaged.
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.