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News Sheet May June 2011

News Sheet May June 2011

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Vida Walsh Activity Centre,2b Saltoun Road,SW2 1EP(near Effra Road, facing Win-drush Square)02073261780erica.tate@acuklambeth.org.uk
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Vida Walsh-
The Activity Centre for the Over 55’s
Creative Writing Group
The Creative writing group have beenmeeting with John O Thompson everyWednesday. This is a fun lively group whowith the gentle guidance of John have writtenrecited and read their own original pieces .The other members of the centre had thepleasure of hearing some of their work inMarch during a
Show and Learn catch upsession.
Monologues where recited, thrillerswhere expressed and plays wheredramatized. We have a growing collection of the groups work on Display in the Centre.Eileen has kindly allowed us to print one of her sonnets below. You can join the groupevery Wednesday 2-3pm
Walking is an ideal way to takeregular exercise, it is sociable andenjoyable. It is an ideal way tostart improving your health, getout in the fresh air and meet newpeople. It is a safe and achievableform of exercise, which is good for your heart, helps control your weight, blood pressure and isgood for your bones!Our healthily walk will be FREE,short, gentle and friendly This walkwill not have a led but a route willbe planned out before hand.The walking group will meetTuesday Morning 10am to takelocal walks. Walks will be gentle,lasting about 1 hour. Sometimeslocal, others further afield. Put onyour walking boots and join us.New starters are always welcome
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Vida Enterprise Group(VEG) On Wednesday 9th March the firstVEGie meeting took place . Some greatsuggestion came out of the meeting. One was to hold a regular raffle andanother was to have life style, health and well being home parties such as Avonor Pampered chef. On that same afternoon we had a Pamper Chef event whichraised funds for the centre. As a result of the Pampered Chef demo we realizedthat we could earn even more money for our centre. A starter Pampered Chef Consultant kit was purchased and donated to the centre,. We now need our consultants. We also discussed having a directory of skills that for a small fee,the public could buy services i.e. clothes alterations, cake making, party favour making curtains or cushions making.Every week in the Brixton area there are table top sales or local markets. Our member like making cards, soft furnishing pickles and sauce. We could have amarket team that could sell these items.TheVEGie group are now looking for a person or people to runa) The monthly raffleb) Become a Pampered Chef or other product consultant.c) Be part of the skills directoryd) Make and sell homemade products at a local marketIf you would like to be part of any of the above please come to the nextVEGiemeetings on 11th May 12.30pm and 8th June 2011 at The Vida Walsh Centre.We would like to send a warm thank you to twoof the Vida Walsh volunteer who have moved onto new pastures. Lizzy volunteered with thecentre as a cook since September 2010 and isnowseeking full time employment. Donna helped setup the singing sessions on Fridaymornings.We would also like to thankJessop school for coming tothe centre with LondonMusic masters andperforming there violinrecitals
London Music Masters
 believes that enablingopportunity, diversity andexcellence in classical musicwill inspire positive changefor individuals andcommunities.
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Donna (right) with Mary
The Out and about group is back and will be lead by Abigail.Anyone can simply turn up on the day and the routes are plannedto ensure they are free for anyone with a Freedom Pass. All the
destinations are free too, so you don’t have to spend anything if you don’t want to. These trips depart from Vida Walsh Centre 2b
Saltoun Road, at 10.30am every FridayOur first event will be a trip to the South bank to see LPO FoyleFuture Firsts 6 May 2011 These are Members of the LondonPhilharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future Firsts orchestralapprenticeship scheme who will present music inspired by dancesfrom near and far. Other days out will be as follows
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Make a good Eyewitness
Do you think you could make a good eyewitness? Are you interested in how thepublic help the police with there enquires? The eyewitness group at RoyalHolloway, University of London is conducting research into various legalpsychology topics, such as the eyewitness performance of vulnerable people, suchas children, the elderly, and people with learning disabilities. Furthermore, thegroup is interactively engaging withthe police by informing them how tobest deal with vulnerable witnesses.On 18th May
Julie Gawrylowicz
and Gary Dalton would like to cometo the centre to talk to us as a groupabout what they do. Julia and Garywould like to conduct some researchwith some of the group at a futuredate. For this work a small paymentwill be made to participants. If youare interested please attend the firstmeeting on 18th May 2011 at 3pmand see how you can help..20thth May 2011 ALFIES ANTIQUE MARKET, 13-25 CHURCH ST, MARYLEBONE,LONDON NW8 8DT27th May 2011 Geffrye Museum 136 Kingsland Road City of London E2 8EA
June date will be planned with Abigail and the group together 

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