My name is Bea and I will be helping John with the Wednesday Newsletter. You may have seen me in the Office at Dragon Hall before Covid-19. I usually manage the Room Hire.
We rent our Main Hall, Green Room and Purple Room for rehearsals and meetings to raise funds which goes back into the activities we deliver to you! However, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic Room Hire at Dragon Hall has remained closed.
I have been spending my time in Lockdown reading more and going for walks with my Dog Goldie!
I look forward to contributing to the Newsletter and seeing how others are spending their time.
All the best,
WHAT CAN I SHARE WITH YOU TODAY?
The Battle for Covent Garden
A video made by Year 6 St Clement Danes Primary School with digital:works. Commissioned by Covent Garden Community Association and Westminster Archives. Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.
The video is 25 minutes long and interviews some familiar Covent Garden faces about the history of the area. It also includes some original photos and videos of Covent Garden through the decades.
Thank you to Suzanne who sent the link in!
LIVE MUSIC NOW Concert
Join us for a 45-minute concert. A chance to enjoy some new music, the lively and imaginative introductions and an opportunity to participate.
LIVE MUSIC NOW works with exceptionally talented young musicians at the start of their careers.
Concert funded by The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The Art of Loving and Letting Go
The art of Loving and Letting go is a talk on February 12th 2021 at 6:30 PM hosted on Zoom by Innerspace.
The talk will last 60 minutes and is completely free (donations welcome). Innerspace focuses on meditation & mindful practices.
Meredith Porte is a long-time TV producer, writer and host. Her successful career includes, a popular arts and culture show, and an Emmy nominated series on health and wellbeing, in Miami, Florida.
Thanks to Juliet A for sending the link in!
The Citi exhibition
Arctic: culture and climate
The Museum may be closed, but you can enjoy a guided tour of our five-star exhibition exploring 30,000 years of culture in the Arctic from the comfort of your own home.
Join curators Amber Lincoln and Jago Cooper for a walk around this ‘mind-expanding’ (Guardian) exhibition to find out what life is like in the most northerly place in the world.
Watch anytime on our YouTube channel, absolutely free.
‘My Funny Snowman’
John received this great photo of a Covid-19 responsible snowman- with some bubbly to enjoy while in Lockdown.
The photo was sent in by Tricia titled ‘My Funny Snowman’ with a message that I think we can all empathise with:
“I made this snowman to make my friends laugh, because the lockdown seems so very long, we haven’t seen each other for nearly a year, sometimes I do feel very sad, looking at my grandchildren on FaceTime it’s not the same thing like giving them kisses and hugs”.
Thank you Tricia, it definitely put a smile on my face!
That’s it for this Wednesday. I hope you all have a good week and enjoyed this week’s content from Dragon Hall!
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.