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’.