12.01.2021 Elephant and Castle’s Virtual Community Hub to keep Londoners entertained in Lockdown 3.0

With January activities on hold and schooling and work taking place at home, the search for ways to stay busy and entertained continues. However, fear not, as Elephant and Castle’s Virtual Community Hub is combatting the lockdown blues by providing a fun-filled schedule of events to keep all the family busy and active at home. With something for your mind and body, there’s a whole host of activities from wellness and fitness to arts and crafts, that can be easily accessed online.

Helping to keep kids entertained, the Community Hub is offering FREE virtual arts and crafts workshops for 2-10-year-olds every Thursday. Not forgetting the parents, there will be free online mindfulness classes every Monday, to help adults find some peaceful moments during these difficult months.

To round off the end of January, and to add some celebration and positivity around entering a new year, the Community Hub is also throwing ‘The White Dress Party’ on Sunday 31 January at 7pm. Enjoy the community party from your home, which includes singalong performances from Elephant and Castle’s very own Community Hub Choir, and a new year quiz including exciting prizes.

Further activities continue to run on Elephant and Castle’s Virtual Community Hub, such as Latin Dance Aerobics Workout classes, Frogprince Baby music live (which has seen over 2k views) and Easy Cooking recipes videos for you to follow along to make the most of your home cooking!

Also, don’t miss Re-Tribe talks, the online series of self-care workshops. Every Tuesday at 11:00am, co-founders of Re-Tribe invite a special guest, speaking to local heroes and inspirational individuals who are helping people to navigate through life’s challenges. The most recent talk featured Olympic and World and European medallist, Kelly Sotherton where 2.2k viewers tuned in to watch. All details are available on the Community Hub website.

For more information on Elephant and Castle’s January schedule, visit communityhubse1.co.uk & Facebook @whatsonatelephant

A snapshot of Elephant and Castle’s January schedule below. For full timetable click here 

The Creative Station

What: Free virtual arts and crafts workshops for kids aged 2-10, who can expect to hand paint butterflies, collage and create sunflower height charts. All they’ll need is colouring pencils, pens, crayons, child safety scissors, paper and card in different colours or white, watercolour paint, PVA glue and decorations you may have such as sequins or buttons. Other materials can be used if you don’t have these to hand.

When: Every Thursday at 4:30pm

January 7 : Symmetrical Painting and Handprint Butterflies

January 14: Colour Mixing and Sunflower Height Charts

January 21: Hidden Letter Paintings and Initial Paintings

January 28: Fingerprint Painting and collage

How to join: For child protection, please request the Zoom meeting ID prior to the live session at 4:30pm on Thursday by emailing: juliascoble@thecreationstation.co.uk


Free Chair Yoga, Meditation and Chi Hatha Flow

What: A Monday morning programme filled with mindfulness activities such as Chair Yoga, Chi Hatha Flow yoga and meditation. Also don’t miss out on yoga sessions in partnership with Disability Sport Coach charity on Wednesdays at 4.30pm.

When: Every Monday

Chair Yoga: 10:00am-10:45am

Chi Hatha Flow: 11:00am-11:45am

Meditation: 12:00pm-12:30pm

How to join: Head to www.communityhubse1.co.uk/activities for Zoom links to join

The White Dress Party

What: A fun-filled virtual party celebrating the new year with the community, with a white colour theme reflecting optimism, hope and clarity. Expect to see a white dress catwalk, a singalong performance by Elephant and Castle Community Hub Choir to favourites such as Dancing Queen by ABBA, and a new year quiz with a prize to be won!

When: Sunday January 31st, 7:00pm- 8:00pm

How to join: Join by using the following Zoom details:

Meeting ID: 821 4655 1906

Passcode: 044841



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