02.03.2021 Elephant & Castle’s Virtual Community Hub brightens up the next month with a fun-filled line-up of events and activities
With Spring just around the corner, and the lighter days lifting Londoner’s spirits, Elephant and Castle’s Virtual Community Hub is offering a fun-filled line-up of free virtual events to support and entertain at home. From comedy nights to home workouts, and creative classes to self-care workshops, there is something for every member of the family!
Elephant & Castle is bringing the laughter into your home, with a virtual Comedy Night for the community on Sunday 21 March at 7pm. Expect to see local comedians, a laughter workshop, Comedy Quiz and for those who are feeling particularly brave – an opportunity to share a few jokes on the open mic.
For the young creatives, the Community Hub will continue to offer free virtual arts and crafts workshops – Kid’s Creation Station-Live Sessions every Thursday and Children’s Online Activity Workshops every Saturday. This month, kids will get the chance to take a ‘trip’ to the South Pole, try some different ways of painting and colour mixing, make flowers for Mother’s Day, create a greenhouse to grow seeds and decorate Easter cards. And for the parents, there is an adults-only craft session every Wednesday throughout March.
Keeping fit and healthy is key throughout the last few months of lockdown, so Disability Sport Coach has teamed up with the Virtual Community Hub to host their Live Sessions. Held Tuesday – Saturday, Community Hub visitors can stay active even when they’re at home.
Each Thursday, the Hub is also hosting a Re-tribe Workshop, an online series of self-care workshops to offer people a unique virtual space to connect with like-minded adults and participate in the activities available such as guided meditation, breathwork and grounding techniques.
Further activities continue to run on Elephant and Castle’s Virtual Community Hub, such as DanceBeatz Live and Silverfit dance classes taking place on a weekly basis, a Monday morning programme filled with wellness activities, Frogprince Baby music live (which has seen over 2,000 views) and Easy Cooking recipe videos for you to follow along to make the most of your home cooking.
A snapshot of Elephant and Castle’s Virtual Community Hub March schedule below – all events are FREE:
Kid’s Creation Station-Live Sessions
What: Fun and friendly virtual arts and crafts classes for the community to enjoy with their children aged 2-10 years old. All they’ll need is colouring pencils, pens, crayons or chalk, child safety scissors, paper and card in different colours or white, watercolour paint, PVA glue or a glue stick and decorations you may have such as sparkles or buttons. Other materials can be used if you don’t have these to hand.
When: Every Thursday at 4:30pm
- March 4: South Pole
- March 11: Mother’s Day
- March 18: Springtime
- March 25: Easter Part 1
How to join: For child protection, please request the Zoom meeting ID at least 3 hours prior the live session by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Online Activity Workshop
What: Elephant and Castle’s Virtual Community Hub are collaborating with Springs of Hope UK, hosting a two-hour activity workshop online for children between of 6-15 years of age as part of the ‘Hopeful Achievers and Children’s Empowerment 21 Project’. Every child is given the chance to participate in a variety of activities which will be led by the team of professionals, these include creative writing, literature, quiz, arts and crafts, Spanish for fun, debate team, community and events and performing arts.
When: Every Saturday at 10am-12pm
How to join: details will be provided upon registration. To register please contact: email@example.com
Disability Sport Coach Live Sessions and Home Workouts
What: Disability Sport Coach Live sessions in partnership with Elephant & Castle’s Virtual Community Hub will help Community Club members to stay active during isolation. The program will include Fun Fitness – a moderate intensity full body workout, Mindfulness and Yoga, Dance class teaching a range of dance movements, a fun social quiz with rounds to suit all and Multi-Sports focused on ball skills.
When: every Tuesday to Friday 4:30-5:00pm and Saturday 11:00-11:30am
- Tuesday 4:30-5:00pm – Fun Fitness
- Wednesday 4:30-5:00pm – Mindfulness and Yoga
- Thursday 4:30-5:00pm – Dance
- Friday 4:30-5:00pm – Quiz Time
- Saturday 11:00-11:30am – Multi-Sports
How to join: To book a place or for further information, please contact Emma Cranston on 07496737507 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
What: This online series of self-care workshops will offer a space for people to come together and connect with themselves and others in a way that can provide calm and courage. If you just want to check in, chat with someone, or participate in the exercises/activities available such as guided meditation, breathwork and grounding techniques, everyone is welcome to join for weekly online sessions.
When: Every Thursday at 11:00pm
- March 2: Ben O’Connor: Professional ice hockey player representing Team GB for the last 12 years.
- March 9: Xihomara Zetner: Colombian Choreographer who runs the Latin Dance Aerobics workouts in our Community Hub.
- March 16: Karen Medina and Howard Slater from Apex College at Elephant and Castle
- March 23: Fernando Salvador founder of STEM the Violence.
How to join: To join please click here https://retribe.zoom.us/j/91288927887pwd=anFTVEJYdklEQzV0d2hPcVJESXZuQT09
Creative Club for Adults
What: An opportunity for the local community to get creative at home with Lorena and Gabriela who will inspire to get crafting with their video tutorials and creative projects. This month theme is: Cut it, stick it and twist it! Collage and mix media projects that require only everyday materials. It is an art form for everyone and every budget.
When: Every Wednesday at 2pm
How to join: Send an email to email@example.com to register and receive all class information
What: A fun-filled virtual comedy night for the community to enjoy all things comedy! The evening will include stand-up by local comedians, a laughter workshop and projection of classic clips from British comedies including Tommy Cooper, Monty Python and the Two Ronnie’s which will get you belly laughing! The braver members of the community will get a chance to share a few jokes and show off their stand-up skills at the open mic as well as test their British TV Comedy knowledge during the Comedy Quiz.
When: Sunday 21 March at 7pm
How to join: Join by using the following Zoom details:
Meeting ID: 825 4030 4697
DanceBeatz Live Classes
What: A great opportunity for the local community to join a live non-stop, high-energy, exhilarating workout, consisting of a fusion of different dance styles such as dance hall, afrobeat, soca and toning exercises.
When: Every Wednesday at 5pm-5:40pm
How to join: Join by using the following Zoom details:
Meeting ID: 899 025 1642
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
What: Available to all, this is a weekly choir practise where the community can come together and sign songs that comfort, inspire and make them feel good.
When: Every Wednesday 6:30pm-8:00pm
How to join: via Zoom, registration URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZAkf-igrDsoG93Rvy0EMKO91Vp1lgQ3b…
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