Friday 26 September 2014

Interview with Alexander

How long have you lived in the community?
Since 2001

What house do you live in?

What workshops do you do? (Which one do you like the most)?
I do gardening, the theatre and the newsletter workshop. I like the theatre the most

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 help to clean the bathrooms and the kitchen

What do you do at the weekends?
Sometimes I go shopping at the city centre. I also go to visit relatives

Would you like to share anything with this newsletter?
I like taking photos for the newsletter group

What did you do before you came to CMKC?
I was living in a home called Nicholas House

What are your hobbies?
I like going out walking and using Facebook.

Is there anything you do not like?
I am not keen on doing cleaning.
Alex Fox

Thursday 18 September 2014

Camphill Milton Keynes Open Day

On Saturday 6th September, Camphill Milton Keynes had an Open Day. For this year’s open day, most of the events and activities happened in the Chrysalis Theatre.
The events officially started at 12pm with some singing by Jeremy Cooper, Luke Wiseman, Joan Harris, Hanne Drexel and Filia. Then we had a barbecue. After lunch, there was a brief explanation of Camphill’s hopes for the day by Tim Davis the CEO followed by a fashion show by the Weavery, and an insightful and informative film on Person Centred Planning produced by the newsletter group. There were musical performances with hand-bells and the lyre and a presentation on the World Wide Weave project (a national Camphill initiative) that said Camphill Milton Keynes has recently completed pieces depicting our place in the Camphill world. The young co-workers performed a short play depicting the trials and tribulations of a volunteer co-worker; from arriving fresh faced at CMKC to leaving inspired and ready to face the world with a wealth of new experiences and insights. Then we had another break.
After the break, there was more singing followed by our very own "Oscars" presentation marking some of the people and activities that we are most proud of.
Then we had presentations and discussion on our future strategy led by Tim Davis and the management team. This was a chance to reflect on what is most special about our Camphill Community as we prepare for the future.
Our finale was a musical collaboration that raised the theatre rafters and left us all inspired for our future.
Alex Fox

Friday 12 September 2014

Trip to Xscape

Here are some photographs of residents and co-workers from Camphill Milton Keynes enjoying doing bowling and having a meal out at the Xscape Centre which is an extreme sports and leisure centre in Milton Keynes on Monday 25th August which was a Bank Holiday.
Alex Fox

Friday 5 September 2014

The World Wide Weave

Residents in Camphill Milton Keynes have been involved in The World Wide Weave. This is to celebrate Camphill's 75th year of being founded. Linda Helliwell, who used to work as a house co-ordinator introduced residents and co-workers to this project. The idea came from Camphill Foundation Group who invited weavers' from around the word to create 75 textile panels (one for each year). One of the textile panels (created by people in Camphill Milton Keynes) was a Memorial Spiral, with coloured wool on the inside spiral. Everyone involved made an object special to them.
The completed panels will be displayed together to form a complete sequence depicting the manifold creative life of UK & Ireland communities and those in other regions.
Residents involved in this project in Camphill Milnon Keynes are: Clare B, Peter J, Anthony, Steven M, Shirley, Amy, Claire D, Robert K, Vicky, Nicky, Andrew W, Mark S, Steven G, Fiona, Julian, Barbara, Peter R, Jane, Leigh D, Jon P, Jaye, Jenny, Alison B, Alison F, Max, Caroline, Judy, Ellie, Liam, Stuart G, Helen, Karen, Joe, Mark C, Louise, Dominic and Patrick.
Co-workers involved are: Colette, Emi, Zsuzsa, Lidia, Hannah and Miko.
All these people helped by dyeing the wool, preparing the warp, doing the weaving, felting the spiral and contributing their individual ideas as images for the pictures.
Alex Fox