MidWinter Warmer for the elderly

Message from Brockley:

1) MidWinter Warmer for Brockley’s Senior Citizens: Saturday 11 February, 2pm-5pm 

Brockley Social Club, 240 Brockley Road, SE4 2SU (cnr Foxberry Road, next to Esso garage)

Please check if your elderly neighbours would like to come.

Can you help on the day? Offer lifts? Bake cakes? (bring them on the day)

For our ever-popular raffle please donate your unwanted presents, knick-knacks, toiletries … (winners choose a prize from the selection). Bring them on the day or drop them to Clare’s house, 76 Tyrwhitt Road, SE4 1QB.

Any offers of help: ring Kate on 07930 181 174.

Next Conversation Kitchen 19.05.11

Meet your neighbours. Have a chat. Find new solutions. Have a nice time. Everybody is welcome at our Conversation Kitchen in the Hill Station 7-9pm Thursday 19 May.

We decide as a group what to discuss – do you have a suggestion? Ideas so far:

  • Time credit  project in New Cross / Telegraph Hill (see here for more detail)
  • Conservation and progress in Telegraph Hill
  • Twinning with Telegraph Hill in San Francisco
  • Your home’s microclimate (some of the Goldsmiths Design Research team hope to join re their Legible Landscapes project)
  • Your topic. Which is….??

The cafe will not be operating so great if you can bring some food or drink to share

BACKGROUND

Following our February Conversation Soup event, the group felt it was a good idea to pursue the idea of regular neighbourly conversations. These will take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month 7-9pm in the Hill Station cafe.

What is the Conversation Kitchen?

The aim is to create an informal space for us to meet our neighbours and discuss a variety of topics. You are invited to propose topics in advance (via the website) and we also encourage ad-hoc conversation during the evening. We envisage several different conversations taking place at different tables. Participants free to join one / move around / start their own.

Who will be at the Conversation Kitchen?

This will work best if a wide variety of people are involved. Not everyone has the confidence to go to an event on their own, so if you’re planning to come along, maybe there’s somebody you could pick up on the way? An elderly neighbour? A young person (minimum age 18)? Somebody who has just moved into the area. Take the plunge and make the first move, you could be doing them a big favour.

What will happen?

  • Timing: the event will run from 7pm to 9pm. Don’t worry if you can’t make the whole time, just come along when you can.
  • Food and drink: please bring what you can to share. Together we should have plenty of food to go round.
  • Topics. This is a co-creation event. Nobody is in charge, though Bill and Catherine are just convening. So do please comment below on what topics you would like to discuss.
  • Questions. If you have any questions or suggestions at all about the event, do please contact Bill on bkonos@hotmail.com or Catherine on cmshovlin@gmail.com

Conversation Kitchen 19.05.11

Topics suggested so far for Thursday 19 May Conversation Kitchen (7-9pm in the Hill Station) are

  • Time credit  project in New Cross / Telegraph Hill (see here for more detail)
  • Conservation and progress in Telegraph Hill
  • twinning with Telegraph Hill in San Francisco
  • your home’s microclimate (some of the Goldsmiths Design Research team hope to join re their Legible Landscapes project)
  • your topic. Which is….??

Please bring some food or drink to share

BACKGROUND

Following our recent Conversation Soup event, the group felt it was a good idea to pursue the idea of regular neighbourly conversations. These will take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month 7-9pm in the Hill Station cafe.

What is the Conversation Kitchen?

The aim is to create an informal space for us to meet our neighbours and discuss a variety of topics. You are invited to propose topics in advance (via the website) and we also encourage ad-hoc conversation during the evening. We envisage several different conversations taking place at different tables. Participants free to join one / move around / start their own.

Who will be at the Conversation Kitchen?

This will work best if a wide variety of people are involved. Not everyone has the confidence to go to an event on their own, so if you’re planning to come along, maybe there’s somebody you could pick up on the way? An elderly neighbour? A young person (minimum age 18)? Somebody who has just moved into the area. Take the plunge and make the first move, you could be doing them a big favour.

What will happen?

  • Timing: the event will run from 7pm to 9pm. Don’t worry if you can’t make the whole time, just come along when you can.
  • Food and drink: please bring what you can to share. Together we should have plenty of food to go round.
  • Topics. This is a co-creation event. We are not in charge, we are just convening. So do please comment below on what topics you would like to discuss.
  • Questions. If you have any questions or suggestions at all about the event, do please contact Bill on bkonos@hotmail.com or Catherine on cmshovlin@gmail.com

Just a quick post to say thanks for letting me help with this Bold Vision project blog. I’vebeen so busy that I couldn’t make any project meetings for a long time. But, this weekend my husband, Brian McKenzie, got us out of bed (despite a heavy cold) and put buckets and gloves in our hands, and dragged us up the hill to help out. I was reluctant because I’m not the shovelling type. I’m the ideas type. But I loved it. There’s nothing more satisfying than working with your hands, with other people, for no other motive than making something for the common good, sustained by tea and lovely chocolate cake made by neighbours. After a while we had to stop, though, because there just weren’t enough of us to do certain jobs together. Next work day I’ll be there. And hope to see some more of you too.