CASP Announcement – Coronavirus Outbreak – 21 March 2020

Because of the current coronavirus outbreak, and in line with the latest NHS and Government guidance, the majority of our activities – attendance at public meetings, everyday liaison with Camden Council, etc, – will cease until the time we receive advice that it is safe for UK residents to resume normal activities

Over the past couple of weeks, we have focused our efforts on maintaining an online presence via our website and have posted important statements and other related information, which we have received as a Camden Association with an active membership.

So long as capacity is available, we will continue to update our website with information, which our members may find useful during this difficult time.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and sincerely hope that normal everyday activities will resume in the not too distant future.

Please stay safe and well!

For more information about the coronavirus and how different services can be accessed by residents at this time, please visit www.camden.gov.uk

Deaf-Led Tours at the British Museum

The British Museum is having a deaf-led virtual tours of their exhibits. The tours are on Zoom and will be in BSL, with NO captions or voiceover.

The first one is tour of their mediaeval collections on 21 May 2021 at 6 pm.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/british-sign-language-eye-opener-tour-medieval-europe

The second event will be on 14 July 2021, from 6 pm to 7 pm, and will be of their new exhibition on St Thomas Becket.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/deaf-led-british-sign-language-tour-thomas-becket-murder-and-making-saint

Past deaf-led BSL tours of the British Museum exhibitions and individual exhibits can be found on Youtube.

Eid Mubarak

Silhouette of a mosque on a green background with a row of lanterns across the top
Image by john peter from Pixabay

Tonight is the start of Eid al-Fitr, when Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Under normal circumstances, the whole community comes together for special Eid prayers, and afterwards they all have large family celebrations, and food (especially sweet food) and decorations. Many people buy new clothes to wear at Eid. Some parts of the world have large street parties.

So to all those celebrating Eid this year – Eid Mubarak (Happy Eid), and let us all hope that next year you can celebrate properly.

Happy Nurses Day 2021

Happy Nurses Day from the Royal College of Nurses

International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12 May every year to celebrate the contributions that nurses make to society.

I think everyone would agree that the last 18 months have made everyone better appreciate the hard and important work that nurses do. Many nurses have been working long hours under very difficult conditions, literally risking their lives on COVID wards.

So to all nurses out there – Happy Nurses Day!

Oscar Congratulations to Daniel Kaluuya

Actor Daniel Kaluuya, who grew up in Kentish Town, was awarded the Best Supporting Actor award (also known as an Oscar) at the 2021 Academy Awards held in Los Angeles on 25 April 2021.

He won the award for his role as Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers in Chicago in the late 1960s, in the movie Judas and the Black Messiah.

Greening Phoenix Road

Phoenix Road runs through the middle of Somers Town, connecting Euston Station and Saint Pancras Station, and running past the Crick Institute.

It is commonly used by people walking between the two stations, and will probably get busier after the upgrades to Euston Station.

It is fair to say that some parts of the route could do with a makeover – but what should they do? Have your say!

Screengrab from Greening Phoenix Road website

Camden “Streateries” – Have Your Say

In a bid to help businesses deal with COVID restrictions, Camden Council have created “Streateries”, where footpath and road space is being used for outdoor eating space.

Have you used one? Do you live near one? Tell Camden Council what you think – they really want to know!

Screen grab of Camden Streateries webpage