We've started off the New Year with lots of exciting Virtual Social Clubs already, you can take a look at all the fantastic pictures from activities on our Facebook page, and we've got lots more coming up for February for neighbours to get stuck in to. New year, new me...am I right?
Coming up we've got: our first Zoom Film Club, where all the gang will be watching an absolute classic, Pride; a Virtual Art Gallery Tour, to explore Keith Haring's collection; and our usual Cinema and Memory Club, learning all about our older neighbours' memories and stories of the North West in times gone by. 💫
If you aren't part of our network yet, fear not, it just takes two ticks to get stuck in! Head to www.manchestercares.org.uk/get... to sign up as a volunteer, then we'll get the Online Induction Video over to you. 💻
🎦 Monday 1st February, 1-2:30pm: Cinema and Memory Club
Watch old footage of the North, live music and entertainment, and come together with your neighbours in Liverpool to discuss memories and stories.
🎦 Friday 5th February, 1:50-3pm: Chair Yoga with Hebe
Join us for a relaxing session of chair yoga with qualified yoga teacher Hebe Reilly. The class will include breathing exercises, stretching, and yoga you can do from the comfort of your chair.
🎦 Friday 12th February, 5-6.15pm: Virtual Quiz with Ged
Bring your competitive edge, and join your neighbours for our Virtual Quiz Club hosted by neighbour Ged.
🎦 Wednesday 17th February, 5.30-8.15pm: Film Club - Pride
Join neighbours to watch the brilliant film ‘Pride’- a historical, comedy drama featuring Imelda Staunton and Bill Nighy, based on a true story of when a group of lesbian and gay activists raised money for families impacted by the miners strike.
🎦 & 📞 Friday 19th February, 5.30-6.45pm: Desert Island Discs
Like the radio show of its namesake, come with a song in mind and an anecdote about why it's meaningful to you. This month the theme is ‘pal-entines.’ We are celebrating friendship, which song reminds you of your pals or is a special song you’ve shared with an important person in your life.
🎦 Tuesday 23rd February, 1-2.15pm: Virtual Art Gallery Tour
The Nakamura gallery in Japan have put their Keith Haring Collection online. Keith Haring was a popular artist and activist who was part of the legendary New York art scene during the 1980s. He is known for his colourful works and his iconic motifs such as the radiant baby and the barking dog, and much of his work responded to social and political events.
🎦 Thursday 25th February, 6.30-7:30pm: The Cares Family Disco
Get on your party outfit and those dancing shoes and join your neighbours from across The Cares Family in Manchester, Liverpool and London.
You can also download our #AloneTogether Activity Pack and please share with your tenants, patients, neighbours, friends, clients, grandparents or whoever you think might enjoy a little bit of fun in their 2021.
Posted by Amy Saunders on Wednesday 20th January 2021
Amy is Manchester Cares' Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator.