In full bloom

There was not a raindrop on any rose to be seen when we got together with The Sunflower Café, set up so people with dementia and their companions can come together for support and fun experiences, this weekend on a sweltering Saturday afternoon.

After several years of singing together we all considered ourselves part of the furniture and settled into a summery afternoon’s crooning of old and new favourites in and amongst swapping bits of movie trivia. Who knew The Artful Dodger had once been played by Phil Collins?!

We do hope to meet with The Sunflower Café again, some sunny day, but before then intend to Party Like It’s 1919 at The Doverhouse Estate Centenary Celebrations where, starting at 6.00 pm on Saturday 29th June, we will be leading a sing-a-long featuring songs from each decade.
Tempted to join us? More details can be found here.

Going places…

There was a time, not so long ago, when our performances had been to a huddle of family and friends clustered in the first three pews of St Margaret’s Church stalwartly supporting our rather tentative choral endeavours.
Who would have thought then that an appearance as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe lay before us … but it did … and Saturday 18th May saw “Putney’s liveliest choir” stepping out at St Mary’s Church as part of the festival with “Songs to Welcome the Summer”.
Performing a taster of the songs to feature in our official Summer Concert at St Mary’s Church at 7.00 pm on Saturday 20th July (do come to see us if you can) to a mix of family, friends and the just plain curious it was indeed a special moment for us all.

What a feeling!

St Margaret’s Church in Putney could not help but feel the rhythm when we took our passion and made it happen at our Disco and Pop Sing-A-Long held there last week.
Over a boisterous wine and snack fuelled evening an untrue “Buttercup” was wooed, a “Daydream Believer” tumbled reluctantly out of bed whilst a “small town girl” and a “city boy” took “midnight trains” to … anywhere. Blessings were also remembered for “the rains down in Africa”.
We will reunite with St Margaret’s Church at 6.00 pm on Saturday 29th June for another Sing-A-Long, this time featuring songs from each decade, to celebrate the Dover House Estate centenary.
Starting from 2.00 pm onwards people are invited to come along, in 1919 dress, to participate in various festivities more details of which can be found here.
Rumour has it the event will even be graced by the presence of a special surprise celebrity guest …

 

A Nightingale Sang…

Last Saturday saw us back with our mates at The Sunflower Café for a good old sing-a-long. After all, as winter turns to spring, snowdrops peep, daffodils abound and cherry blossoms bloom how could the odd nightingale not sing in Berkley Square?

The Sunflower Café in Putney and The Jasmine Café in Battersea are monthly gatherings where people with dementia can meet to share experiences and spend time together. More information about both can be found here www.carerswandsworth.org.uk/dementia-cafes/.

For anyone interested in shaking things up, we’ll be hosting a Disco and Pop Sing-A-Long at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 3rd April in St Margaret’s Church Hall. More details can be found here.