We encourage mindfulness, social innovation, community arts, music and fun. In Croydon.
A taster from our Matthews Yard series:
Launch Night with Captain Sensible, Tessa Watt, Shuva Das, Fatima Koroma and the Croydon Food Bank. Music: Captain Sensible and Friends Mindfulness: Teacher Tessa Watt
Local Mindfulness Teachers:
Peter Lawrence is a local mindfulness teacher. You can find him here: https://www.facebook.com/wrenmillsmindful/
Sue Bolton is a local teacher of mindfulness, taking bookings for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses and graduate courses in the Caterham/East Grinstead area. Her website is: http://www.wellbeingusingmindfulness.co.uk. You can contact her on 07443 564394.
Studies include going deeper into the Buddhist roots of mindfulness, particularly with London Insight Meditation and exploring self-compassion.
Continuing to develop contacts across all the communities and faith groups in Croydon in order to develop ideas of community mindfulness practice.
Lots of involvement with other projects in Croydon, notably Turf Projects, Thornton Heath Arts Week and Family Fest 2016, organised by volunteers from the Friends of Park Hill Park.
Sue Bolton is a local teacher of mindfulness, taking bookings for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses and graduate courses in the Croydon area. Her website is: http://www.wellbeingusingmindfulness.co.uk. You can contact her on 07443 564394.
Lots of involvement with other projects in Croydon, notably Turf Projects, Thornton Heath Arts Week and Croydon South End Food Festival.
Continuing to develop contacts across all the communities and faith groups in Croydon in order to develop ideas of community Mindfulness practice.
Sue Bolton is taking bookings for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses in the local area. You can contact her on 07443 564394.
Croydon HeartWorks is supporting the formation of the new Croydon Arts Network, in particular the set-up of a new database that will link all grassroots arts organisations in Croydon, together with an application to make their events known to the public.
And the Croydon Fun Palace, a weekend of participatory arts and science fun happening in and around central Croydon on the weekend of October 4th/5th.
Sue Bolton is currently taking bookings for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses in the local area. You can contact her on 07443 564394.
Croydon HeartWorks finished its run on October 29th with a fantastic evening of Mindfulness in Schools, MATCH mothers and Shuva Das and Friends.
We are now reflecting on all the different people and ideas that have emerged.
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Croydon HeartWorks reaches it final night this week, at Matthews Yard on Tuesday 29th 7.30 start.
This week’s line-up includes:
Jackie Watson of the Mindfulness in Schools Project will teach us Lesson 1 as taught to teenagers using the project materials and techniques.
Ros Barton will talk to us about MATCH (Mothers Apart from Their CHildren), a charity which offers non-judgemental support to mothers apart from their children in a wide variety of circumstance.
Shuva Das, our music co-ordinator, will premiere a new Croydon song and lead a full rock band through the classics, with guest guitarist Dylan Flahive-Gilbert.
This Tuesday (22nd October) sees Night 5 of Croydon HeartWorks.
Our very own compere, Chris, steps into the first talk slot to discuss ‘Life Rules’ – expect some wry perceptions of life and a sideways look at mindfulness.
Next up we have John Tindall of the Yuan Centre. John will be talking about his recent visit to Ecuador where he worked with indigenous Amazonian people, teaching tai chi and acupuncture, and learning their shamanic and healing ways.
Music is by Gabriella and The Planets, who recently played the 100 Club in Oxford Street. Gabriella is a prolific songwriter who, as well as writing her own material, writes songs to order.
This week we have a fabulous evening of talks and music.
Mark Leonard, formerly of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, now championing mindfulness in organisations with The Mindfulness Exchange, will lead a short mindfulness workshop with time for questions.
Next up will be a short update from Alice Cretney on her Turf projects where she is looking for partners for a new gallery space in Croydon.
Risq Animasaun of Croydon BME (Black and Ethnic Minority) Forum will present a talk on cultural competence ie the way to empower people to confidently ask about each others’ differences.
Finally, Lotte Mullan, the exquisite singer-songwriter will join us from Suffolk to play and sing her beautiful folk/country songs.
Come down to Matthews Yard this Tuesday for our continuing programme of talks on mindfulness and community, and a music section with a difference.
The mindfulness talk will be covered by Juliette Ruffer, Personal Trainer from Epsom, and member of the HeartWorks team. Juliette was previously a trainer at Waddon Leisure Centre. She has taken the mindfulness ideas on board and will demonstrate how they can be applied to fitness and exercise.
The community talk is by Joe Gray and Lucia Lanzalco of Croydon Urban Pioneers, in conversation with Vincent Lacovara, team leader of the Croydon Planning Department Placemaking team.
The music session this week will be Indian Classical, provided by Shuva Das (voice) and Jayesh Vadukul (tabla).
See you there!
Croydon HeartWorks kicks off on Tuesday September 24th at 7.30 in Matthews Yard, Croydon, returning with a new programme every Tuesday until Tuesday October 29th.
This Tuesday sees the grand opening of the series with a special appearance by Captain Sensible, performing the first live rendition of ‘Croydon’, his 1982 song about growing up in Croydon and dreaming of life as a star.
There will also be an introduction to Mindfulness, one of the main subjects of HeartWorks, given by Tessa Watt, an experienced teacher of mindfulness, meditation and yoga.
The second talk in the programme will be given by the Croydon Food Bank Manager, Fatima Koroma. And there will be a full hour of music from ‘Homebrood’.
Very excited about our first night on Tuesday September 24th.
The evening will kick off with the first live performance of ‘Croydon’, the 1982 epic by Captain Sensible, sung by the man himself. And a rendition of his hit ‘Happy Talk’.
The Mindfulness series will start with a general introduction by Tessa Watt, a highly experienced teacher, practising in South London.
And there is a talk by Fatima Koroma, the manager of the Croydon Food Bank, to which all items of donated food will be taken on Wednesday 25th.
Finally, we have the initial outing for our music co-ordinator, Croydon-born Shuva Das, and a set from ‘Homebrood’.