Come join us at our interactive Zoom Virtual Café. Click here to join us on Zoom!
The virtual café will be LIVE streamed to Facebook and will be available for rebroadcast after the event.
For your convenience, we will update the post after the event with timelines to indicate approximately when into the LIVE stream you can find the various content.
We are closing the year in a big way, this month we hope to bring you lots of festive fun and entertainment inspired by the Alzheimer's Society Elf Day. We have dedicated our December café to fundraise for this amazing charity and the work they do to raise dementia awareness. For this good cause our team are dressing up as Elves! Help us reach our target by donating here at our JustGiving page.
December also brings us lots to celebrate - Tree Dressing Day (1st-2nd), Elf Day (4th), International Volunteer's Day (5th), Christmas Jumper Day (11th) and of course Christmas Day (25th)!
As usual we have a full programme in store for you with festive content and activities for all ages - bake alongs, crafts, music entertainment and of course our much liked fun fact quizzes. Expect lots of Christmas carols, games and Santa might even make an appearance!
Mary will be joining us at the virtual café to introduce her songs in person and Rona will be leading us for some Christmas sing alongs. Both Mary and Rona will be making multiple appearances throughout the three hours. Our special guest artist is Sevan Habib, a soprano who will also be singing for us. We will of course have a guest speaker from Alzheimer's Society addressing Elf Day.
Don't forget our magazine Christmas Tree competition in celebration of Tree Dressing Day on the 1st and 2nd of December. Make sure you upload your photos or show and tell during the virtual café for a chance to win! We will be announcing the winner towards the end of the café. If you would like to take part in the competition, please watch our November café video at 02:13:00.
Make sure to check out the material list for our activities on our main page if you would like to make along with us.
So that you do not miss out on a particular segment that you are interested in, we have included a schedule guide of our program below:
- 10:00 Chatty Café Opens
- 10:15 Rona's Singalong
- 10:20 Introducing Elf Day
- 10:30 Santa Chris's Quiz
- 10:40 Mary's Music
- 10:45 Avery's Christmas Bake - Mince pies
- 11:00 Guest artist - Sevan Habib
- 11:15 Guest speaker - Alzheimer's Society
- 11:30 Mary's Music
- 11:35 Frost Fairs - Museum of London
- 11:45 Rona's Singalong
- 11:50 Avery's Christmas Bake - Ginger cake
- 12:05 Santa Chris's Quiz
- 12:15 Christmas Crafts
- 12:35 Pop up Elphaba
- 12:40 Rona Singalong
- 12:45 Competition winners!
- 13:00 Chatty Café Ends
As a continued support to our community and especially to those who are still shielding due to #COVID19, we hope by hosting these virtual cafés we will bring some fun, stimulation, promote wellness, togetherness and community spirit.
So why not make yourself comfortable at home with your cup of tea or mulled wine and perhaps some mince pies, and join us at our festive Virtual Café event. Come dressed up if you like and have some fun with us. Share this with your family and friends, and ask them to join along.
If you know of someone who cannot access our event, why not telephone and share with them some of our content and activities - we can still be connected.
Everyone from anywhere in the world is welcome!
See you on the 19th December.
Make Memories Together