‘The Truth About Everything’ zine Project

A limited edition of 6 zines have now been printed and assembled  featuring the wonderful thoughts and wisdom of residents who contributed to the Zine Project sessions in 2018 and 2019 in conjunction with The Courtyard in Hereford and hosted by poet Jon Seagrave and musician / artist John Rose. These zines have turned out brilliantly featuring the words and drawings of residents and illustrated by Jonny, John and artist Jeanette McCulloch and Cerys Lacy and printed and compiled by Martin Cameron and Omar Majeed. If you would like to buy the set of zines contact John at The Forbury on Friday afternoons or e-mail : johnrose066@gmail.com.

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Preparing fruit and veg..

 

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Armchair Aerobics!

Residents enjoying an aerobic workout… (click on photos to enlarge)

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Forbury Residents Newsletter

23rd of October 2019

Those Present:

Residents: Ruby, Margaret, Liby, Avril, Mike, Jean, Mary, Jean P, Della, Julian, Laurie, Rita, Wilson.

Staff: Gen, Muriel, Elza

Gen opened the meeting by welcoming everybody in the Residents Meeting. 

Flu vaccinations

Gen reminded everyone that Flu vaccination will be on 31st of October at 11am. They will be administered in the home by Emma Durmaz Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Gen has already made a poster and placed on the notice board. 

Knitters group

Once again thank you for everyone who enjoyed the knitting group and sharing a laugh and old memories. Marius organised a special brighter light in conservatory for the knitters. 

Baking is still a very popular and well attended activity, the weather is getting darker and colder, therefore more soups and cakes will be made. A special thank you for Jackie joining in the sessions, songs and laughter is heard outside the Forbury walls.

 

Rosie Aromatherapy 

Rosie is coming every Monday to see residents. Gen has booked Rosie to come in to do an activity on 7th of November (her poster is on the notice board). Everyone is very welcome!

Discussion groups

Muriel has started a group to talk about different topics on Tuesdays. Everyone is welcome to join. 

 John is coming on Fridays to do Quizzes and crosswords. He will be here most Fridays.

Sad news to hear that Jeanette will no longer be able to come for in to do art sessions for the next year as she will be working at St Michaels Hospice on a project. She will be very much missed and always welcome back.

Sandwich making

A special thanks for Mary O’Brien for voluntarily helping most days to make sandwiches for supper. We are very lucky and appreciate the involvement of residents.

Halloween party

We planned a party on 30th of October for Halloween. Andrew Dyer is book to come and entertain us. Pumpkin craving with children is book for 29th of October come to dining room it will be fun!!!

Party is on!! Please dress up, children are coming with Halloween outfit and can’t wait to show them. 

 

Christmas lunch and shopping

Christmas Party is on 19th of December and the entertainment is already booked. Christmas Shopping arranged on 10th of December at Wye Vale Garden Centre at 1:30pm.

Children are coming to sing Christmas Carols on 23rd of December at 4pm with Hilary. 

Other suggestions: 

Fish and Chips weekend will be planned for 25th of November on a Saturday evening. 

Gen reminded if residents have any worries or concerns always to speak their mind or see Gen in private. Residents said that they are comfortable and safe to talk in residents meeting regarding all concerns.  

Upcoming events arranged for October are:

Jane Bennet Laughter Yoga 14th of November.

Rosie entertainment on 7th of November. 

Dementia Friendly event at Baptist Church is on 18th of 

November.

Lea G-Fitness group on 21st of November.

Holy Communion is on 27th of November.

John will be coming on Fridays for a Quiz in ‘Gallery of Happiness’. 

PRIORY church service on Sundays.

Thank you all for coming next residents meeting will be 20th  of November 2019

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Summer Garden Party

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‘The Truth About Everything’ zines

‘The Truth About Everything’ zines issues 1- 6 are now being printed up and will shortly be available to buy, details to follow.. this was a project funded by The Courtyard in Hereford which involved weekly sessions hosted by poet and Jon Seagrave and collage artist John Rose discussing a range of weird, wonderful and fascinating topics from space to horror films, life, the universe and animals and the truth about love with insightful contributions from residents including Della, Julian, Chris, Mary, Lydia, Avril, Norah, Sonja, Carrie, Wilson, Edna, Joan, Sonja, Pat and Jean. These sessions were recorded, transcribed and formatted into zines. The residents also contributed some amazing drawings for some of the illustrations.

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Wyldwood Arts Project

Wyldwood Arts invited us to make fabric pictures to be included in a large banner for a theatre production called ‘May’.  Rosa May Billingshurst was a Suffragette, campaigning, marching and lobbying parliament for equal rights for women and especially the Vote. She was also disabled, from a young age, unable to use her legs after contracting Polio as a child. Our banner pictures are part of a large artwork being made with Jeanette Mcculloch for the theatre play called ‘May’ that is travelling to theatres including The Courtyard 8th November. 60 parts of the banner have already been made by other people, including reside3st The Forbury. ‘Never Judge a Book by its Cover’ is our theme.

The photos show the sewn fabric collages and Ruby, Audrey and Margaret stitching and arranging their fabrics.. (click on photos to enlarge)..

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