You might already know that the Yestrans office is based within The Albany in Deptford, London. The Albany is an arts venue that runs all sorts of creative performances, as well as workshops and events for people from the local community.
It’s one of these events that Yestrans has recently become more closely involved with – we’re excited to say we’re now official supporters of the fantastic Meet Me at The Albany programme.
Meet Me at The Albany is for over 60s in the local area, enabling people to socialise, be creative, and generally have a great time. Every Tuesday the atmosphere is lively and exciting and makes our workplace a lovely place to arrive to.
The programme reduces social isolation and includes creative partnerships with established artists and professionally-run courses on circus skills – a brilliant idea as it promotes better balance, aiming to reduce falls among attendees.
As The Albany themselves say, this isn’t your usual over 60s programme:
“At Meet Me at the Albany, participants are just as likely to be suspended on silks in a circus workshop, enjoying a performance of jazz or writing poetry with top poets like Simon Mole and Malika Booker, as they are to be drinking cups of tea or knitting.”
With the ever-increasing challenges programmes like this face due to reductions in local authority funding, we wanted to do our bit to help.
Activities coming up in the next few weeks at Meet Me at The Albany include poetry, sculpting and choir sessions so we’re looking forward to seeing and hearing the results when we arrive in the office each week!