June is finally here, meaning two things, not only is it the beginning of Summer but our face-to-face clubs are back! It’s been over a year since we’ve been able to meet up together outside and inside and now we can do both, and we’re very excited to be seeing our older and younger neighbours again soon!
Face-to-face clubs will be taking place as well as our virtual social clubs and we’ve got everything from A Windrush Party, dancing the night away to our Virtual Music Festival, Glastonbury Unplugged Live Lounge, to Ged’s Fabulous Quiz. Check out the full list below:
If you are yet to join us and would like to sign up as a volunteer, head to www.manchestercares.org.uk/get... or give us a call on 0161 207 0800.
👥 Face-to-face clubs: These will be taking place face-to-face around Manchester, in small, socially distanced, safe groups. You must book your place- do not turn up if you haven’t booked.
🎦Video clubs: Join clubs with this computer symbol on a laptop, smartphone or tablet with internet access – you just need to download Zoom to take part.
📞 Phone In Clubs: Join clubs with this phone symbol on your landline or mobile. It’s free and your number won’t be shared with anyone. All you need to do is call Heather, tell her you’d like to take part and she will set it all up for you, you just need to wait by your phone for it to ring at the time of the club!
JUNE FACE-TO-FACE SOCIAL CLUBS
We’ll be hosting multiple 1-hour slots at each face-to-face Social Club, speak to Heather to find out the exact timings of each slot and book your space!
👥 Thursday 10th June, slots between 12:15pm and 4:15pm: Let’s come together and gather for a gab and a good catch up.
👥 Thursday 17th June, slots between 11am and 4pm: Clean Air Day, On the 17th we’ll be celebrating Clean Air Day. We’ll have discussions and laid back activities.
JUNE VIDEO AND PHONE-IN CLUBS
🎦 Tuesday 1st June, 12-1pm: Chair Yoga, Join us for a relaxing session of chair yoga with a qualified yoga teacher. The class will include breathing exercises, stretching, and yoga you can do from the comfort of your chair.
🎦 Tuesday 8th June, 5-6.15pm: Virtual Quiz with Ged, Bring your competitive edge, and join your neighbours for our Virtual Quiz Club hosted by neighbour Ged.
🎦 + 📞 Tuesday 15th June, 5.30-6.45pm: Desert Island Discs, Like the radio show of its namesake, come and share a song and why it’s meaningful to you. This month our theme is: Summer - what’s your favourite summer anthem? Pick a song, or just come to enjoy other people’s selections.
🎦 Monday 21st June, 1-2pm: Climate Awareness Club, Climate change and global warming are important issues – we can all play a part in protecting our planet. During this fascinating club, our friends from Generation Investment Management (founded by Al Gore) will be leading a laid back session on what climate change actually means and the small things we can do that make a big difference. There will be lots of time for discussion, and the GIM team will be answering any questions and concerns you might have. If you have any questions in advance, please feel free to send them over to Heather.
🎦 Tuesday 22nd June, 5.30-7pm: Windrush Day Party, 22 June 2021 will mark the fourth national Windrush Day and 73 years since the SS Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex in 1948 carrying the first Caribbean migrants to the UK to help rebuild Britain after the Second World War. Join us to celebrate and honour the British-Carribean and Black British community. We’ll have a disco featuring the many genres of music brought to the UK from the Carribean: Reggae, Ska, Lover’s Rock, Calypso (the list goes on.) We’ll also look at the history and background of the windrush. Come to learn, celebrate and boogie.
🎦 Thursday 24th June, 6.30-7.30pm: Glastonbury Unplugged Live Lounge, Join your neighbours from around the UK for a special Cares Family Glastonbury Live Lounge! The world famous festival isn't going ahead this year, so let's come together for our own virtual festival and watch a live performance of Glastonbury Classics. Feel free to dress up in your most spangly clothes and dance along with songs from the artists!
Like the look of a club? Call us on 0161 207 0800 and speak to Heather to get booked on.
Posted by Fiona Bevans on Monday 24th May 2021
Fiona is Manchester Cares' Project Coordinator