Last week saw the first Songhaven dementia-friendly music concert on the farm, which despite the Beast from the East was a great success!
As soon as professional mezzo-soprano Vivien Conacher, accompanied by Berrak Dyer on piano, began to play, the snow started falling. They played classic tunes, from show favourites such as ‘Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’!’ and ‘The Way You Look Tonight’, to ‘We’ll Gather Lilacs’ and ‘Edelweiss’. We sang along joyously, even at one point to ‘Summertime’, despite the heavy snow! Afterwards we enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea amongst good company and discussed everything from our favourite music, to the long-standing Victoria sponge vs. chocolate cake debate.
It couldn’t have happened without our fantastic volunteers though, who did such a wonderful job of welcoming everyone and serving the afternoon tea.
If you would like to volunteer at Kentish Town City Farm on our older persons project, Our Three Points, we’d love to hear from you! You could be doing everything from serving afternoon tea at our upcoming Spring Tea Dance, facilitating a knitting workshop, befriending members at our Social Lunches, or leading health walks. Volunteering opportunities are very flexible and will suit enthusiastic, approachable people who are interested in tackling the huge rise in elderly loneliness.