Community Connections is a week of online and in-person (outdoors) activities. Hosted by GP practices in the Mile End and Bromley By Bow area, it’s a chance for local people to enjoy taster sessions of things like Zumba, gardening, cookery and arts and crafts.

Take a look below to see what’s going on in your local GP practice.

Locations and activities

St Andrews Health Practice

2 Hannaford Walk Bow, E3 3FF

Monday 24th January, 12-2pm

Theme: wellbeing

  • Zumba taster, 2pm
  • Wellbeing information on offer

St. Paul’s Way Community Centre/Bow Brew

83 St. Paul’s Way, London, E3 4AJ

Tuesday 25th January, 12-2pm

Theme: children and families

  • First aid taster
  • Oral hygiene
  • Pharmacist – minor ailments
  • Foot and hand print activity
  • Football
  • Plant pot activity

Wellington Way

1A Wellington Way, London, E3 4NE

Wednesday 26th January, 12-2pm

Theme: nature

  • Painting pebbles activity
  • Landscape architect plans
  • Gardening activity

Bromley by Bow Health Practice

St Leonard’s St, London, E3 3BT

Thursday 27th January, 12-2pm

Theme: community

  • Staff and community connection
  • Card making, 12noon
  • Coffee and walk, 12.30pm-1pm
  • Biscuits and chat, 1.30pm-2pm

Online

Please use this Zoom link to join any of the online events.

Friday 28th January

5-6pm: cooking demo by the Felix Project.

Are you trying Veganuary this year? Do you want to learn how to eat more healthily? Not sure about what to cook for your Friday supper and need an idea? Join us for an online cooking demo run from the Poplar kitchen of The Felix Project!

Leon, Head of Felix’s Kitchen, will show how to make a centerpiece out of one of the most humble vegetables, the cauliflower. If, like us, you’ve already eaten so many brassicas this winter that you’ve run out of ideas, this cooking demo will change your mind.

Find the ingredients and equipment required here, and cook along with Leon.

Monday 31st January

12pm – 1pm: Chair Yoga – Beginners & Seniors

Join us for a relaxing one hour yoga session focused on stretching and breathing exercises. No yoga mat required, just a chair.

Tuesday 1st February

12pm – 1pm: Health Literacy Talk

Have you struggled previously with the complexity of health information? Have you been confused by conflicting information on Google? Do you want to learn where to find information and make better decisions for your health?

We are holding an interactive talk to introduce attendees to the importance of health literacy skills for individuals and organisations. Developing health literacy skills can empower communities to find high-quality health information and stop the spread of misinformation and fake news. A range of free resources will be shared, and there will be time for reflection, action-planning and questions.

Wednesday 2nd February

1pm – 2pm: Creative Writing Workshop

Do you like to be creative but just don’t know where to begin? Do you have a passion for writing but the fear to begin? Do you feel like you have no writing experience whatsoever?

Do not fear! It’s never too late to begin your creative writing journey. With this taster session, we’ll help you to understand and create the first steps of going towards your writing ambitions including understanding world-building and creating your very own character for your story.

Thursday 3rd February

12pm – 1pm: Piano recital

Weng Soon Tee is a concert pianist who graduated with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and Royal Academy of Music. He will be performing:

  • Schubert Sonata in A major D664, 1st movement
  • Chopin Etude op. 25 no. 1 in A flat major
  • Rachmaninoff Prelude in C sharp minor
  • Debussy ‘Clair de lune’

Friday 4th February

7.30-8.30pm: Pop quiz

A virtual quiz open to everyone (including staff). The aim is to come and meet people and have fun.

Covid security

Social distancing and mask wearing will be in place. Hand sanitizer will be available.

Many thanks to partners, Well One and Felix Project.

How to attend

No need to register, just show up on the day! If you have any questions, please email thccg.connectedcommunities@nhs.net.

Download the poster.

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