Ever wanted to know what life is like at Camphill MK Communities? We continue our Humans of Camphill project and find out what life is really like at our community from the perspective of our residents and service users. First up is Alan T., read on to find out more! CMKC: How did you hear about Camphill? AT: My brother Norman has been volunteering at Camphill for many years and I got to know Camphill through my brother. CMKC: What do you like about Camphill? AT: I made new friends at my house, with residents and staff already. There are many friendly people at Camphill, and I like the workshops here too. I have tried tools workshop, gardens, bakery, newsletter, and my favourite workshop is arts and craft and the Sunday art class, as I love painting. CMKC: What is your favourite food and drink? AT: Banger and mash. I like to drink water, tea and diesel (this is a joke☺). CMKC: What’s your favourite TV programme? AT: Escape to the Country, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, East Enders and Homes Under the Hammer. CMKC: What’s your favourite animal? AT: Horses, as my granddad used to have a farm and he kept horses along with other animals like donkeys, alpacas, chicken, goats etc. I like cats and dogs too. CMKC: What animal would you like to be and why? AT: Definitely a horse! CMKC: What are your hobbies? AT: I love classical music, taiji and yoga. CMKC: Where did you live before Camphill? AT: Woodbridge, Suffolk. CMKC: What did you do before Camphill? AT: I worked in a food workshop in a place near Ipswich. CMKC: Do you like football? AT: No, football is not my cup of tea. I love watching show jumping instead. We now have vacancies for residents, to find out more, please visit our Residents page.
The new year means new but fun challenges ahead, so what better way to get together and to get our “little grey cells” working than a quiz night! Big thanks to our quiz-master Tom, residents Alan T., Alison F., Andrew M., Chloe A., Eleanor B., Lee S, Freddy P., Mark C., Mark F. for contributing the quiz questions! Around 30 residents, co-workers and staff took part in the quiz night, and we all had great fun. Congratulations to The Woods house for winning a prize of £100 worth of cinema tickets!
In our Newsletter Workshop we are the journalists and reporters of our community. The monthly newsletter features community events and gatherings, important events outside Camphill, talented residents with their artistic creations and anything that happens in the Chrysalis Theatre. The stories are accompanied by Alex’s own photos which are published on his blog, our community blog and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Read all about what we get up to during the workshop and download the latest CMKC Newsletter Issue 53!
Our Winter Artisan Food & Craft Fair will be hosted inside our brilliant The Chrysalis Theatre MK on Saturday 10th November! In support of a vibrant community providing a meaningful working life for adults with learning disabilities, we will be joined by 30+ local crafters, makers & artisans. Alongside our very own artisan baked goods, preserves, honey, cordials and vinegars, traditional textiles, ceramics & unique one-off art & craft items, expect original photography, soaps, craft gin, upcycled wood, jewellery, curry pastes, chutneys, plus local art demos by MKSA, Christmas gifts and home and fashion accessories. Please join us at this truly local (and free) indoor event! Find our more about the stallholders on our Event Page on Facebook.
“You See Me Moving Forward is an exhibition of artworks that showcase the talent of disabled artists from in and around Milton Keynes. The exhibition aims to raise raise awareness, challenge perceptions and reduce stigma surrounding both physical and mental health, whilst also addressing accessibility within the visual arts.” Organised by Arts for Health – Milton Keynes as part of the MK DAD – Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day celebrations, local artists have been hand selected to show their multi-disciplinary work at the thecentre:mk. We have 25 pieces in the show which we are tremendously proud of. The exhibition runs until Sunday 16th July and to find out more, please visit the MK DAD Facebook page and Arts for Health website.