In this section of the website you can find out about a range of events and news taking place around the Trust and in our local communities. If you have an event you would like us to advertise please get in touch: e-mail or phone Carol Stevenson on 020 3228 2441

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Fridays 21 January through to July, 10am to 12.30pm

Muse of Fire
A series of twenty-four weekly workshops at Southwark Playhouse for people with mild cognitive impairment or early symptoms of dementia - referred or self-referring through social prescribing in Southwark.
Working with theatre professionals, participants will explore a range of performance techniques using, Shakespeare amongst them, as well as improvisation and devising, possibly leading to a concluding performance.
No previous experience is needed. This will be an engaging opportunity for those with all experiences and none. The ultimate aim is to provide a space for participants to retain and build their confidence and sense of achievement.
Each workshop will be self-contained, but there will be opportunities to perform throughout the project.
These workshops are free for participants and carers. Please contact Veronica Franklin Gould, 07713 636381 or to find out more and to book

Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD

Tuesdays, 21 and 28 January and 4 and 11 February, afternoons

A4D Inspirations from the Medicine Galleries at the Science Museum
Arts 4 Dementia are partnering with the Science Museum to run free arts workshops for people living with dementia.  
The workshops, led by experts from the Museum, will draw out creative skills in arts and crafts that you may have never realised you had.
These workshops are aimed at those living with early-stage dementia, who are invited to attend with a companion - whether friend, family member or carer. No experience is required.
The workshops are on Tuesday afternoons. They are free of charge and all materials are provided.
To register, please contact Lois or ring 020 7239 4954. Further information can be found here.

Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 2DD

Thursday 30 January 6 to 7.45pm

"Right between your ears" film screening and Q&A
How can we become convinced we're right even when we're wrong? Come to a screening of "Right between your ears", a documentary through the eyes of a group of people convinced that they knew the date for the end of the world. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, Sheila Marshall and neuroscientist Kris De Meyer.
Free event, find out more and reserve your place.

Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, 16 De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF

Saturday 1 February, 10.30am to 12.30pm

Transitions: Linocut workshop
Join us to learn the how to print with lino. Bring along an object to draw and print which could represent a transition, a time of change or reconfiguration in your life, or use one of ours. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy or bring along an apron.
No previous art experience necessary, all welcome. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions are available for SLAM service users, people over 60, students, people on ESA, people registered disabled and their carers.
If you are unable to attend the workshop, please contact us to cancel your place. We often have a waiting list.
Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.
Please book your ticket (£10) here

Bethlem Gallery, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham BR3 3BX

Saturday 1 February, 2 to 3pm

Women's Lives, Women's Voices
Women's voices have frequently been marginalised: whether it's their experiences of illness, healthcare or the family, they are frequently silenced, spoken over or erased. This life writing workshop seeks to give that voice back.
The first part of the workshop would include a short introduction to life writing, before attendees create their own short works in response to pieces in the exhibition that speak to them. In the final part of the workshop, attendees have the choice to share their writing if they want, and to discuss the themes and feelings that the exercise evoked.
Emily Reynolds is a journalist, and author of A Beginners Guide to Losing Your Mind. Please book here.

Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX

Wednesday 5 February, 9.30am to 1.30pm

Walking for Health training
This FREE Walking for Health training is for volunteers, health champions and anyone interested in leading community walks. You will learn how to plan and lead safe and enjoyable health walks in Lewisham. Then, you will be able to join a team of volunteers and help with one of the ‘Walking for Health’ groups or set up a walk for your own community organisation. Being a walk leader is great fun: you will meet new people and get fit at the same time!
Please contact Jenny Budd to find out more and to book your place: 020 8269 4890 or

Unit C, PLACE/Ladywell, 261 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6NJ

Thursday 6 February, 10.30am to 12noon

Drawn to Stitch
This is an informal and relaxed group for people who have an interest in making art using textiles such as fabric and thread.
No sewing skills are required and there is no obligation to sew at all! You are most welcome to work on your own pieces, or try your hand at various skills, such as fabric collage using glue and paint.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.

Bethlem Gallery, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham BR3 3BX

Friday 7 February, 12.30am to 4pm

Your Health Matters – Physical health morning
You are all invited to join us for Southwark Cancer awareness event.
Meet experts around physical health including cancer researchers.
Free to attend and there will be freebies and smoothies.
An informative event for all to enjoy - families, service users and staff all welcome.
For more information please contact Zara at

Maudsley Canteen, Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ

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