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Volunteers' Week
Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thanks for the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.

This year to recognise the contribution volunteers make to Slough especially supporting the vaccine roll out, HOME Slough are collaborating with Léonie Adams (The Dionysus Ensemble), who in last year has been putting on music concerts outside several care homes across Slough. 

Léonie will be playing cello this Thursday at Salt Hill Vaccination Centre as a thank you to all the volunteers.
Refugee Week
Online visit
Living Refugee Archive
with Archivist Paul Dudman
Monday 14 June 2021
5-6pm, on Zoom

The Living Refugee Archive (LRA) is home to a growing collection of resources relating to refugees and forced migration and takes an active role in documenting the heritage and narratives of the refugee and migrant experience. 

Celebrate the Refugee Week 2021 with an online visit of the Living Refugee Archive, led by its Archivist Paul Dudman. 


The event is FREE, but booking is essential.
Please click on the button below to reserve your space.

Book your FREE space here

Art & Memory

Workshop
Making Memory Making Sense, or WTF Just Happened?!
R. Marcelo Sánchez-Camus, Applied Live Art Studio (ALAS)
Friday 18 June 2021, 7pm, on Zoom


This will be a social drawing project where we consider our experience of 2020 and 2021 including the challenges of the pandemic, lockdown, civil rights, and climate crisis and how this has affected our lives.

Click here to find out more, and click on the button below to reserve your FREE place.
Book your FREE space here

Previously, on Art & Memory...

A beautiful, inspirational, presentation about real things, real people, real life, love and care for each other. Brilliant.

In conversation with: Miriam Sherwood, Dynamite Island, Friday 21 May 2021.
Thanks to everyone who attended the event.

Shows

Performance company Dynamite Island 
is delighted to visit HOME Slough this year with
The Great and The Grand,
a musical show about your grandparents.


Saturday 3 July 2021
5pm-7pm, on Zoom


Over the last few years the company has been touring their ‘grandad cabaret’ Rendezvous in Bratislava (watch the trailer here), a show about theatre-maker Miriam’s grandad, a joke collector and cabaret writer who she never met. Now, the company works with local people in towns around the UK to create more time-travelling music theatre performances, this time featuring stories of participants’ own grandparents, and performed by the participants themselves. 

Click here to find out more.
WHAT WOULD YOU ASK TO YOUR GRANDPARENTS?

If you would like to contribute to The Great and The Grand Slough, you are invited to send Miriam a question that you wish you could ask one of your grandparents.
You're welcome to send more than one if you like, and Dynamite Island will include them in the performance on Saturday 3 July. 

Just email your question to info@homeslough.org.uk!
About Dynamite Island
Dynamite Island is Thom Andrewes, Catherine Carter, Will Gardner and Miriam Sherwood. We combine live music with elements from participatory art, theatre, cabaret, radio and more, looking for new ways of telling stories and exploring the places where music, theatre and real life bump up against each other.
 
Book your FREE space here

News and opportunities from the community

The weather is changing so why not give
an outdoor sport session a try?


Lead by local instructors for local people providing high-quality sessions as an alternative to a gym membership or exercising alone.

Register here.


Making Carers visible and valued.
Carers' Week in Slough is back online from 7th June.

 
Following the success of last year’s virtual Carers’ Week in Slough and the ongoing risk from the coronavirus pandemic, Slough Carers Support have once again launched an online programme of the events to celebrate the week, starting Monday 7th June.  

For the full week's programme and to book, please click here.

Wednesday 9th June 2021 
10am-11:30am via Zoom 


To celebrate Carers Week, we are delighted that Alan Sinclair, Director, Adults and Communities at Slough Borough Council is able to join us along with Kinder Bassi, Slough Carers Support.

Breakout discussion topic
What can the sector do to identify and support hidden carers in Slough?


Followed by a funding special with among others BBC, Children in Need and the National Lottery Community Fund.

The forum gives you the opportunity to meet staff and volunteers from other groups and organisations, as well as members of the statutory sector as well as hear and share new initiatives.

Book here

June Free Online Courses Family Fun
FREE for Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead residents

To enrol click on the link or call: 0300 303 3464

Family Crafts: Make a Summer Wreath
Thu 03/06/2021 @ 10.00am-12.00pm
https://bit.ly/3dVDFkl

Family Crafts: Make a Gruffalo Mask
Fri 04/06/2021 @ 10.00am-12.00pm
https://bit.ly/3vocDbe

Latest U3A Newsletter is out!

Group activities are beginning to pick up as the weather gets warmer, and with the gradual relaxation of COVID restrictions.

Click here to find out more.

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