Wednesday 31 July 2013

50th Anniversary of Camphill Delrow

On Wednesday 3rd July, a group of residents and co-workers from Camphill Milton Keynes went to visit Camphill Delrow Community in Watford, Hertfordshire to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Camphill Delrow. Delrow Comminity helps those with mental health problems, learning disabilities and other special needs to lead an independent life. When the group arrived at Delrow, we saw some people planting a Cherry tree. After the Cherry tree had been planted we had ice creams. When we finished ice creams we went to the hall in Delrow where a group of people living in the community at Delrow performed a play called ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by William Shakespeare. This play portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. I found this event interesting and liked visiting Camphill Delrow.
Planting a tree.
Having ice-cream.
Scene from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
Alex Fox

Wednesday 24 July 2013

St John's Day

These are some photos of St John's Day which was on Sunday 24th June. A group of twelve people each lit a large candle and lit a small bonfire on the grass area of Camphill Milton Keynes. The celebration of St John was from ancient times a festival of the summer solstice.
Alex Fox

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Ceremony for the 33rd Anniversary of the Milton Keynes Peace Bagoda

On Sunday 23rd June, there was a celebration at the Peace Pagoda which is next to Camphill Milton Keynes to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the building of the Peace Pagoda.
This is an outline of what happened.
10.15am Procession – Monks and Nuns of Nipponzan Myohoji led the procession from the Temple to the Peace Pagoda.
10.35am Ceremony of the 33rd Anniversary of the Peace Pagoda, presided over by Rev. Masunaga, Senior Monk of Nipponzan Myohoji.
11.30am Address and Message of peace: Sir Stuart Hampson, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire.
11.40am Prayers for Peace offered by representatives of the following faiths:
Christian – Father Colin Griffiths, The Well
Hindu – Mr. Bharat Vyas
Jewish – Mrs. Lynda Gilbert
Muslim – Mr. Fazle Khundkar
Pagan – Mr. Nick Woodley
Quaker – Ms. Helen Stephenson
Sai Baba – Sri Sathya Sai Service Organisation
Sikh – Mr. P. Obhi
12.25pm Addresses and Messages of Peace:
Councillor Brian White – Mayor of Milton Keynes
Sister Susan Clarkson – Catholic Worker Organisation
Pavla Gossop – MK Peace and Justice Network
Shigeo Kobayashi – Japanese Against Nuclear
1.00pm Lunch Interval: Songs for Peace – Marcus Armstrong and friend.
2.00pm Multi-Cultural Events:
Japanese Songs – Sakura Ladies Choir
Sanskrit Songs – Children of the Sri Sathya Sai Service Organisation
Indian Children’s Dance – Nrithiya Sangeetha Academy
Peace Songs – Members of the Sri Lankan Community
Poetry and Hand bell performance – Camphill Community (I read a song called ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon while Hanna and Charmaine rung bells to it).
Djembe Drum Music – Inta Africa Drum Group
3.30pm Conclusion Rev. Nagahma
Alex Fox

Wednesday 10 July 2013

Garden Party at Camphill Delrow

On Sunday 16th June, there was a garden party at Camphill Delrow and some residents and co-workers from Camphill Milton Keynes went to visit. Camphill Delrow assists those with mental health problems, learning disabilities and other special needs to rediscover their self-confidence and find new directions in life. Camphill Delrow is based is Watford which is in Hertfordshire. There were stalls at the garden party which were selling things like baskets, wooden toys, hand crafted plates and bowls and hand weaved products like hand bags and blankets. There was a barbecue selling burgers in a bun and the cafe there was open, selling drinks and cakes. It was a fun day out.
Alex Fox

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Interview with Amy



How long have you lived in the community?
A few years.

What house do you live in?
Sunwood House.

What workshops do you do? (Which one do you like the most)?
Food Processing, Tools and the Newsletter group. I like them all.

What activities do you do (like evening class or painting)?
I do not do these things.

What responsibilities do you have in your house?
I like to do cleaning and the laundry.

What do you do at the weekends?
I like going out shopping for games for my Nintendo DS.

Would you like to share anything with this newsletter?
I would like to get married to Steven Greenwood.

What did you do before you came to CMKC?
I was at William Morris.

What are your hobbies?
Playing my keyboard, horse riding, Nintendo DS.

Is there anything you do not like?
There is nothing I don’t like.
Alex Fox