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Run like the wind

This is partnership work with Mayor of London, England Athletics and Team Personal Best.

All the movements are gentle and easy to follow – all welcome, but especially older people, disabled people and girls/women.

  • Wednesdays at 11:00 – 12:30
  • 2nd August to 4th October 2017
  • Total 10 sessions, FREE
  • At Leyton Jubilee Park, Marsh Lane, Leyton, E10 7BL
  • Meeting point – outside Kukoolala Cafe near the main gate
  • To book, please use the contact form  (or just turn up)

 

Here is a poster Run Like the Wind (PDF) if you would like to print it out and/or send to your network to help spread the word!

As part of this athletics programme, we will also be hosting a community celebration event on Sunday 1 October 2017, 12:30 -16:00, in Lloyd Park, Forest Road, London E17 4PP. More details to follow soon.

World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships are taking place this summer in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. To help celebrate these world sporting events, Dao Lu has been awarded a Mayor of London community athletics grant to host an athletics project, Run like the Wind, from August to October 2017!

Related project:

Hula Fun for Mums & Kids

Tai Chi Performances and Join in Sessions at Walthamstow Garden Party 15th/16th July 2017

Lloyd Park (behind William Morris Gallery), Forest Road, London E17 5JW

This is our annual event now in its 4th year! We’ll deliver a Tai Chi performance and Join In session at 14:30 – 15:30 on both days over the weekend.

  • Meet at 13:30 on Aveling Field/Sports & Activities Area on both days
  • Tai Chi performance and join in at 14:30 – 15:30. We need as many as students to take part as possible to help showcase different levels and age range to the public!
  • The specific performance site to be confirmed on the day by Barbican. As usual we will need to set up our own fence area and banners for safety and promotion. We need lots of pairs of hands to help with these tasks.

Clothing and other essentials – please wear Tai Chi white uniform and/or Dao Lu red (or white) T-shirt and black trousers. Please bring sun cream and water. If you carry weapons, they must be kept in their bags except for the performances and you must have your Dao Lu licence with you for security checks.

Entry – Dao Lu performers and volunteers will receive briefing on how to register for entry before the event.

Rehearsals – You must attend your regular sessions in the two weeks before for performance training.

Read full event details at: walthamstowgardenparty.com

Related projects:

Walthamstow Garden Party 2016

Tai Chi performance and join in at Walthamstow Garden Party 16th/17th July 2016

Tai Chi performance at WAM Concert, Leytonstone Festival 2016

Tai Chi Performance at WoW U! Summer Festival

Sunday 9th July, 1:30 – 2:30pm, Town Square

Women of Walthamstow Uniting, a voluntary organisation working to celebrate and unify the diverse women of Walthamstow, will be hosting WoW U! Summer Festival, their inaugural event, on Sunday 9th July from 12noon to 6pm. This community event aims to celebrate and unite the diverse girls and women of Walthamstow.

We’ll lend our usual support to all community work by staging a Tai Chi performance!

  • Sunday 9th July 2017
  • Meet at 1:30pm in Town Square
  • Tai Chi performance at 2-2.30pm
  • Wear your red Dao Lu T-shirt and black trousers. Bring your weapons in bags with your Dao Lu licence.
  • Don’t forget your water, sun cream and hat!

Here is a pdf poster for the WoW U! Summer Festival.

Related projects:

Walthamstow Garden Party 2016

Summer Tai Chi @Winchester Road Methodist Church

Dao Lu is piloting an 8-week Tai Chi project for the local community in Highams Park in parallel with a new Tai Chi project for people with learning disabilities at the same venue.

  • From 15th June to 3rd August 2017
  • Every Thurday, 7-8pm
  • Total 8 sessions
  • Block rate of £40 for 8 sessions, pay in advance; drop in £8 per session
  • At Winchester Road Methodist Church, Winchester Road, Highams Park, London E4 9JP
  • To book a place, please contact Oliver, the caretaker, on 020 8531 8663, or contact us.

There is a poster (PDF) for publicity.

We’d like to say a big thank you to Oliver Shykles, the caretaker, and the Minister to help initiate and pilot this project to bring more activities into this vibrant and accessible community hub.

Related projects:

Tai Chi for people with learning disabilities at Winchester Road Methodist Church

Tai Chi for people with learning disabilities at Winchester Road Methodist Church

Dao Lu is piloting an 8-week Tai Chi project for people with learning disabilities. Dao Lu is working in partnership with Days 4 U 2, a voluntary organisation running a day centre for people with learning disabilities, and hoping to set up a sustainable weekly session for more people with learning disabilities in the near future. This was a result of a free taster session on 26 April 2017 which was well received.

  • From 24th May to 12th July 2017
  • Every Wednesday, 11:30 – 12:30
  • At Winchester Road Methodist Church, Winchester Road, Highams Park, London E4 9JP

Here is a PDF poster for publicity.

To find out more about this group or to book a place, if you work with people with learning disabilities, please contact us.

Related projects:

Tai Chi taster session for people with learning disabilities at Winchester Road Methodist Church

Tai Chi for young people with learning disabilities at PIP

 

Tai Chi for young people with learning disabilities at PIP

Dao Lu is running a weekly Tai Chi taster session for young people with learning disabilities, following our work there two years ago and a recent re-introduction session on 12 April 2017.

  • From 5th May 2017
  • Every Friday, 14.30 – 15.30
  • At Pursuing Independent Path, 4E Warwick Court, Shirland Mews, London W9 3DY
    Indoors and outdoors (weather permitting during warmer weather)

To find out more about this group or to book a place, please visit their website: http://piponline.org.uk/

Related projects:

Happy Easter 2017: Tai Chi for young people with learning disabilities

Flow like a cloud 5: Tai Chi for people with learning disabilities

Flow like a cloud 4: Tai Chi for young adults with learning disabilities and support workers

 

Dawn Chorus & Tai Chi 2017

FREE Saturday 27th May 2017, 5-8am

Part of Wildlife Day programme, 5am to 9pm

The early bird catches the worm! In 2016 we had a wonderful morning in Lloyd Park. This year we are moving to Chingford Pimp Hall Nature Reserve on Saturday 27th May, 5-8am.

We will have an early morning stroll aroundChingford Pimp Hall Nature Reserve while learning how to identify bird calls with a bird expert. After a light breakfast we will do Tai Chi to the Dawn Chorus!

Meet outside the Learning Lodge at 5am. Have a light breakfast (pastries/refreshments provided) after round 6.30-7am. Tai Chi session at 7-8am. FREE to attend.

This is part of Wildlife Day programme. There will be other nature related activities throughout the day. Here is a poster with full information, including events later in the day

Related projects:

Tai Chi at Dawn Chorus in Lloyd Park

 

Dementia Awareness Week: FREE Tai Chi for people in supported living

Friday 19th May 2017, 12.00 – 13.00

Part of celebrating Dementia Awareness Week 2017 (14th-20th May)

  • Friday 19th May, 12.00 – 13.00
  • Windmill Court, 4a Weale Road, Chingford, London E4 6BP
  • FREE for residents, family carers and support workers
  • A poster (PDF) is available if you would like to print it out, for publicity

This is part of celebrating Dementia Awareness Week in Waltham Forest.

Related projects:

Tai Chi at Dementia Awareness Week: All Together Now

Green Tai Chi Corner for people affected by dementia, family carers and support workers

 

Celebrating World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day 2017

Dao Lu students celebrated World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day 2017 on Sunday 30 April.

  • Sunday 30 April, 10.30 – 11.45
  • Aveling Field (near Green Gym), Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4PP
  • FREE for public members
  • A poster (PDF) is available if you would like to print it out, for publicity
  • Members of the public can join in FREE!

Related projects:

Celebrating World Tai Chi Day 2016

Celebrating World Tai Chi Day 2015

Tai Chi taster session for people with learning disabilities at Winchester Road Methodist Church

Dao Lu will run a Tai Chi taster session for people with learning disabilities and carers, in partnership with Days 4 You 2, a voluntary organisation running a day centre for disabled people.

  • Wednesday 26 April, 11.30 – 12.30
  • At Winchester Road Methodist Church, Winchester Road, Highams Park, London E4 9JP
  • FREE for participants
  • A poster (PDF) is available if you would like to print it out, for publicity

Related projects:

Happy Easter 2017 Tai Chi for people with learning disabilities

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