In our community, there are many individuals and groups who have come forward to offer different types of support to other people in our locality. Community offerings can be anything you want to share, gift or exchange. The only guidance is that they must be done in ways that will keep everyone in our community safe, and no money should change hands (except voluntary donations and fund-raising!).
We are building a rich collection of these ideas and proposals and will post them here in a way that makes them accessible and easy to find. These groups and initiatives are not affiliated with this Mutual Aid Group, but have been established by individuals who are members. If you have ideas or a project that would engage and interest other people, and would help us deal with the difficult situation we are all in, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember safe engagement principles at all times. Spread kindness, not the virus!
Play readings for everyone, co-ordinated by Geraldine Brennan
The theatre might be closed but it's still showtime in St George’s! In the early lockdown weeks I found reading plays on Zoom with fellow actors a mood booster. It’s good to slip into another world for a few hours as a group and there is no need to read the play in advance unless you want to.
I’d love to read some more plays: who is interested in joining? There is no need to have any performance experience.
How it would work is:
• I work out the best time to suit the group (weekdays most likely).
• I suggest a selection of plays for which there are free scripts available online (mainly classics but some contemporary).
• We vote on our favourite, I share a pdf and off we go.
To take part you would need to be able to download Zoom and also have a second device on which you can your play text (ie you would read from a phone while using Zoom on a computer). Otherwise you could print your own play text out or of course have two windows open on your laptop (but this isn't always comfortable for a longer read).
Contact to learn more and join in.
Free Zumba classes North London
"I've been a ZIN™️ Member since Nov 2019 and I absolutely love being a Zumba instructor, to give back the great benefits and feeling I got from my Zumba experience to as many people as possible is a blessing! Zumba has helped me to get through lots of ups and downs... Due to the current situation, we are facing, I have started free Virtual Zumba classes every Tuesday and Friday @ 9 AM.
To book contact me via email - email@example.com"
Breathing through Covid-19
For those who might be recovering from Covid-19 at home, The Yoga Project runs a free Breathing Through Covid19 breathing and deep relaxation 30 min class every Thursday at 2pm on Zoom. It acts as a support group to those feeling isolated with the condition or who would like to strengthen their respiratory system and use breathing to help with stress.
The class is open to everyone and takes place on a chair.
To book pls email
To find out more about classes see
St George's WhatsApp Swap Group!
Join this group to swap jigsaws, plant seedlings, sourdough starter, spare bikes, whatever you have to share, give and/or might want to receive. Strictly no money changes hands. The group has clear hygiene and safety rules that they share with all new joiners.
Scan the QR code to the right. Happy swapping!
Yoga nidra is a guided relaxation technique in the yogic tradition which takes you to deep levels of rest. All you need to do it lie down, get comfortable and relax. As you practice yoga nidra your thoughts begin to slow down allowing your mind the rest it so desperately needs, stress levels drop and a sense of ease begins to permeate your whole being. The deep rest bought about by this practice is the most restorative state we can be in where the organs can regenerate and the immune system function optimally. In this time of uncertainty and heightened stress a practice like yoga nidra can help rebalance and re-set an over worked, hyper aroused body/mind.
Yoga nidra sessions are offered Tuesdays and Fridays at 9pm so you can tuck yourselves up and go straight off to sleep if that suits you. The days may vary week to week so just check in here to make sure you get the right night!
At 9pm, click here:
A password is needed to join, call us on 07568 269112 and we'll give it to you.
This is offered on a donation basis with all donations going to St Georges mutual aid open collective account to pay for the purchase of emergency provisions for those in need in our community. Please feel free to donate whatever you can, every penny counts. Similarly if money is tight right now please still come and practice. This is a community offering and EVERYONE is welcome.
The link for donations is here: https://opencollective.com/sgma