Meet me…on the call
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Clusters calls are how we are staying connected to our participants who can’t join us in person.
Cluster calls are part of ‘Meet Me’, an award-winning programme of creative and social activities, where older people in Lewisham can make friends, enjoy their favourite activities and learn new crafts. You can read more about our ‘Meet Me at…’ activities on our project pages.
Cluster calls are group phone calls which are led by experienced artist facilitators, Meet Me staff and trained volunteers. Each group has a different creative focus. We currently run two calls: ‘Poetry and Storytelling’ and ‘Creative Conversations’.
In a typical call, the artists and volunteers join the call first, and then phone each group member, individually welcoming them one at a time. Everyone has the chance to talk and share (or sing!) if they’d like, as well as leaving space for natural conversation, even though that’s sometimes beautifully chaotic over the phone.
All you will need to take part is a phone (mobile or landline) and we will ring you (so there is no cost to you, as long as it’s free for you to receive calls within your standard tariff).
Joining Cluster calls
Cluster calls are free to join and we currently have spaces available in both ‘Poetry and Storytelling’ and ‘Creative Conversations’.
To join a group you need to be aged over 60, living in Lewisham and have access to a telephone (mobile or landline).
If you would like to join a Cluster call yourself or refer someone else to join, please get in touch with Becky on 07593 580574, or email email@example.com
Before joining, each new member will receive a phone call, where they’ll find out about what to expect, the details/timings of the call and how to prepare.
Please let us know if you have any access requirements or if there is anything we can do to help you to take part.
If you listen back to the Meet Me on the Radio show, you’ll often hear snippets of the calls which have been specially recorded.
Poetry and Storytelling
Join spoken word poets and storytellers in an over-the-phone experiment with words and to discuss and discover poems and share stories. For all poetry lovers or anyone who wants to give it a go. No previous experience necessary.
When: Monday afternoons at 3pm