February 2017 Extra

What an exciting afternoon!  Visitors to our second February Cafe arrived to find the Village Hall full of a fantastic selection of drums and other percussion instruments. Richard introduced everyone to Graham from ‘Drums4Fun’ who, after a brief demonstration of the different sounds and rhythms which his instruments could make, soon had everyone itching to have a go!

With the aid of recordings of familiar songs to help us keep a steady beat, the hall was soon filled with enthusiastic beating, tapping, shaking and rattling.  Graham seemed quite taken aback by everyone’s ability to keep a steady rhythm and his biggest challenge was stopping us at the end of each piece!  We were all soon ‘warmed up’ and expressions of concentration and enjoyment could be seen around the room.

By teatime the sound of drums was ringing in our ears and our ‘tea ladies’ (who said it sounded very good in the kitchen!) were ready to revive us with tea and a delicious selection of cakes which were supplemented this month by samples from home meals providers Wiltshire Farm Foods.
As usual, there were word puzzles and a quiz to ponder over, all appropriately with a musical theme.
A relaxed, friendly and entertaining afternoon was over too soon and we look forward to our next meeting.

Crantock Memory Cafe is open to anyone in the local area concerned about memory loss. Our next meetings will be held at Crantock Village Hall on Monday 6th March and Monday 20th March from 2pm – 4pm. We are always pleased to welcome new members, with their carers, and should you need further information ring Di on 01637 830544 or Joan on 01637 831347.