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Stay Connected

Fed up with self-isolating?

Meet others at one of our new online sessions. All of our sessions are run using Zoom, so download the app on your phone, tablet or computer and join in!
 

Are you over 60 and want to chat with other people your age? Then join our weekly Prime Time session every Thursday, 11am - 12noon.

Email Clara.Crocetti@towerhamlets.gov.uk before 10am on Thursday morning and we will send you a Zoom invitation

 

Is English your second language and you want to practise speaking it with others? Then join our weekly Conversation Club every Wednesday, 11am-12noon.


Email Arif.Ahmed@towerhamlets.gov.uk before 10am on Wednesday morning and we will send you a Zoom invitation

 

Would you like to share stories and poetry to lift the mood?Possibly take a turn of reading out loud? Join our weekly Book Break group every Tuesday from 3 - 4pm.

Email ideastore@towerhamlets.gov.uk before 1pm on Tuesday morning and we will send you a Zoom invitation

 

Talk about what you’re reading and make friends with other readers. We have two online books groups in June and you’re welcome to join either – or both

   
   

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
Thursday 11 June, 6:30pm

Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo--until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all, they must journey to find each other again.
Moving, powerful, compassionate, and beautifully written, 'The Beekeeper of Aleppo' is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. It is the kind of book that reminds us of the power of storytelling.

  FREE eBook copies available
   

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Wednesday 17 June, 6:15pm

We're continuining to read Anna Karenina. It starts with one of the most celebrated lines in literature “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,”

  FREE eBook and audiobook copies available

Email ideastore@towerhamlets.gov.uk before 1pm on the day of the meeting to join the group and we will send you a Zoom invitation

 

While we’re closed, the usual Community Navigator health advice sessions in Idea Stores are moving online to give one to one support. Community Navigators can help with:

•    Advice on keeping safe and healthy
•    Information about how the Council can help you
•    Information about other services and groups that can give support, including foodbanks, voluntary groups, financial advice services

They are also able to give extra support to vulnerable or isolated residents, for example making phone calls or emailing on their behalf.

If you would like to contact a Community Navigator email: navigators@towerhamlets.gov.uk