Events and Things To Do in Westminster, March 2018

All of the following events and weekly sessions are designed for people with some memory loss or in the early stages of dementia, and their carers

Wednesday 7th March 2.30pm-4.30pm Westminster Memory Café South
An introduction to Mindfulness at Victoria Medical, 29 Upper Tachbrook Street, SW1V 1SN. For more info call Mandy on 07540 502 379 for info

Monday 12th March 2-4pm Rainbow Memory Café Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square. The new LGBTQ café offers a safe place for people to meet and gain peer support in a social environment. In Camden but open to anyone. For more info contact  sally.knocker@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Tuesday 13th March 2pm-4pm Discover the Wallace Collection, ‘Rubens Rainbow landscape’. Manchester Square, W1U 3BN. A tour of the collection. Tea & coffee provided. Booking essential – Call Edwina 020 7563 9577 or email community@wallacecollection.org

Tuesday 13th March 1.30pm-3.30pm Sporting Reminiscence Session at Lord’s Cricket Ground, Grace Entrance, St. John’s Wood Road, NW8 8QN. Free to attend but booking is essential, to book call Yvonne on 0207 616 8589

Friday 16th March 2.30pm – 4pm Music for the Moment concert at St Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Road, NW1 5LT. A recital by 1st year singers from Royal Academy of Music. Refreshments served. For more information contact Kathryn on 020 7321 2702, kathryn@resonatearts.org

Monday 19th March 11am – 12.30pm InMind at Royal Academy of Arts. Coffee and conversation about art works at Burlington House, Piccadilly, free to attend, booking required. Fully booked – contact  events.lectures@royalacademy.org.uk or  020 7300 5839 to check late availability or contact Kathryn on 020 7321 2702

Saturday 24th March 3pm Songhaven concert followed by afternoon tea Featuring a broad range of songs, duets and singalongs. Followed by afternoon tea. Lumen United Reformed Church, 88 Tavistock Pl, WC1H 9RS. Free, booking is essential: call 020 7278 1887 or visit www.songhaven.co.uk

Monday 26th March 10.30am dementia friendly screening at Gate Cinema, 87 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, W11 3JZ. Screenings open to all but especially for people with dementia and their friends and carers. Free tea, coffee and biscuits from 10.30; film ‘Love Me Tender’ at 11am, with interval. £4, carers go free with CEA card. 0871 902 5731

Tuesday 27th March 3-4.30pm Hymns and Pimms at Grosvenor Chapel: come together to share friendship, singing and refreshment.  24 South Audley Street W1K 2PA. No need to book, just turn up! Suggested donation £4. Call Lis Hasted on 020 7499 1684 for more info.

Wednesday 28th March 1.30am-4.30pm Video & Tea @ The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, 28 St. John’s Wood Road, NW8 7HA ‘Ethel and Ernest’ Just come along – no need to book. Soup on arrival then a DVD – followed by a delicious tea including home-made ice-cream £2. For more info please contact Mary on 020 7286 5181 or maryrossiter@outlook.com

Wednesday 28th March 2.30pm-4.30pm Westminster Memory Café North An intimate performance and talk with Kristina Greally on baroque recorder at 42 Westbourne Park Road, W2 5PH. Free, no need to book, just turn up!  Call Mandy on 07540 502 379 for info

Mondays, weekly, 11.30am – 12:30pm Music therapy group at the Royal Albert Hall.  Door 3, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AP. Open group, no need to register. Contact Elaine McGregor on 07553 103599 or elaine.mcgregor@nordoff-robbins.org.uk

Tuesdays, weekly 3- 5pm Singing for the Brain at Alzheimer’s Society Hammersmith and Fulham. St Vincent’s House, 49 Caroline Street, W6 9QH. For more info call Marcia 020 8563 0001. For anyone living in Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and K & C. Come together to share friendship, singing and refreshment. No need to book, just turn up. No experience necessary and sessions are FREE

 List compiled by Kathryn Gilfoy and Emma Nutland, Resonate Arts, a programme for people living with memory loss and dementia: 020 7321 2702 and Westminster Dementia Adviser Mandy Andrews: 07540 502379