Tuesday 19th May 2020 – Day Fifty Six

Good morning all, hope that you are having a good day so far.

Thank you to everyone who replied to Theresa’s request for online fruit and vegetables. If you have a question that you want me to share with members, please do forward – someone is BOUND to have the answer you are looking for!



What can I share with you today?




Thank you to everyone who has forwarded their wonderful support and comments to me regarding the Food Bank Project organised by Covent Garden Community Centre / 7 Dials Club. It is really gratifying to hear that so many people are benefiting from the service:

Foodbank – We are flexible with regards to who we can help. If you fit the following criteria, please register.

  • Self Isolation due to symptoms
  • Isolation due to vulnerable or shielded status
  • Income reduction because of lockdown & crisis measures
  • Income reduction while waiting for benefits to arrive
  • Homeless

Go to Registration Form



From Sarah:

Online Shopping availability. Supermarkets are advising people to shop in stores where possible to ease pressure on deliveries to those that can’t – but that’s not always possible. 

  • Asda – slots released 14 days ahead – No official policy on when slots will be released,but 10pm and again just after midnight have proved most successful for customers so far.

  • Co-op – slots released 5 days ahead – Around midnight.



From John:

Chocolate Cups. another contribution to the nation’s waistline! Soon it will be flower arranging!

Chocolate Cups



From Steve:

King Lear Prizes.
The new national creative arts competition for older people stuck at home because of Coronavirus. They have launched the King Lear Prizes to encourage amateurs and beginners to have a project to get stuck into, and to create new works of literature, poetry, music, drama and art during the time they are quarantined.

Here’s the Link



From Rocio:

We are a community theatre company called Persona Collective and are looking for beginners and amateur actors, dancers and performers to help CO-CREATE and PERFORM our next production.
The show will be a unique, immersive theatre piece featuring acting, dance, live music, sound and lighting, where the audience is led through the beautiful and labyrinthine spaces of the iconic OLD CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS BUILDING on Southampton Row. Note meanwhile lockdown and Covid-19 regulations, our workshops have been set up in a CREATIVE workspace ONLINE. Our Artistic Director will guide you through it. We are looking for a DIVERSE and INTERGENERATIONAL cast that represents Camden’s various communities and particularly welcome those over 50.

To express your interest contact: production@personacollective.co.uk with a short message about yourself and why you’d like to take part.

More info>>>




From Gil:

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is here.
During these challenging times, mental wellbeing is a top priority for all of us. That’s why charity partners Mind, SAMH, and Inspire, to bring communities together. Providing helpful tips and guidance on looking after yourself, and those around you.

Here’s the Link



From Charlotte:

15 Minute Guided Meditation To Find Peace In Uncertain Times.
This short guided 15 minute meditation for anxiety and stress is the perfect way to welcome peace, balance, and joy into your life especially during uncertain times like the current COVID19 pandemic.





Zoom Meeting

Anna Conomos will be performing the King George Art & Spectacle stories this afternoon  at 2pm.

Topic: King George IV Art Spectacle Storytelling with Anna Conomos

Time: May 19, 2020 02:00 PM London

Email John for details if you would like to attend




From Jerry

Words of wisdom and humour, while we survive lockdown

“Seven days without laughter makes one weak.”

“It was love at first sight. Then I took a second look!!!”



That’s all for now!

You can contact me on 07759 646507 in case of an emergency

Be safe