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Artist-led day club provides innovative alternative for older folk in Deptford
WITH home-cooked food, endless tea and biscuits and arts and crafts, a day club in Deptford is offering something more original for older folk.
Meet Me at the Albany is a weekly club from 10.30am to 2.30pm at the Albany Theatre’s cafe in Douglas Way.
Each week there are two artists, providing something entertaining and something to have a go at, as well as lunch and refreshments.
Project manager Sarah-Jane Rawlings said: “It has gone really well so far. The cafe is such a lovely environment.
“You can come in and have a cup of tea and read the paper and watch the world go by, or you can have a go at the activities.”
Last week, the club’s second, a weaver and a dancer joined the fun for table-based activities. The first week featured a jazz band and artists like circus performers and stand-up comedians are being lined-up for future weeks.
Sarah-Jane said the club had the potential to be innovative.
She said: “We want to really to stretch the imagination with what we can do with it at the same time as being safe and secure.
“It is really exciting. The potential feels huge. People are not falling asleep, it is very engaging for everybody.”
Last Tuesday, more than 20 folk came along, and Sarah-Jane said she hopes the sessions will grow, with people taking ownership of the club.
Meet Me at the Albany is every Tuesday from 10.30am to 2.30pm at the Albany Theatre’s cafe in Douglas Way, Deptford, and costs £6 for lunch and activities. To find out more and reserve a spot, call Sally Pembroke on 020 8692 0231 ext 280.
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