A year ago, we wrote about one of our most regular customers, The Dragon Café, which is based around the corner in the Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, opposite the tube station in Borough High Street, SE1. Here we re-visit the Café for an update.
Firstly, though, we bring you the very sad news of the recent passing of our friend Sarah Wheeler. Sarah had been a long-term guiding light at both The Dragon Café and Mental Fight Club, both representing just a part of her incredible legacy. Sarah’s inspiration will continue to help to guide the organisation into the future and to continue her wonderful work. Southside Print London Bridge would like to dedicate this post to the memory of Sarah. More information about her can be found at www.dragoncafe.co.uk.
The Dragon Café
The Dragon Café is the flagship project from Mental Fight Club, an organisation that explores mental health through creativity. The Café hosts a whole range of well-being and creative activities and is open on Mondays from noon to 8.30pm. It is open to all – just turn up and can get involved, as much or as little as you want to, whether alone or in a group.
“… new thinking about how mental health services can be more human, more healing and more creative for everyone”
May at The Dragon Café has been ‘RE:CREATE Psychiatry‘ month, which is an initiative “to inspire new thinking about how mental health services can be more human, more healing and more creative for everyone“. It applies to both those who use mental health services and those working within them. The initiative creates safe and creative spaces, through workshops and evening events, for the sharing of views and experiences relating to challenges within the current mental health system. Join The Dragon Café this coming Bank Holiday Monday (30th May) for the last RE:CREATE Psychiatry day of the month. This includes a yoga-inspired workshop and the Café’s last Shrink Radio dialogue.
More information about RE:CREATE Psychiatry can be found by clicking the flyer image (right) or learn more about The Dragon Café on their website.
With regard to printing, Southside Print London Bridge continues to print fast-turnaround weekly posters and flyers for The Dragon Café. This week is typical, with artwork arriving from the Café on Friday and finished A3 posters and A5 flyers being ready for them on Monday — so, very fast production indeed. Just a couple of poster copies are usually required and 140 of the flyers are generally produced, so both parts of the work are ideally suited to our digital printing presses. We use 170gsm silk paper and the work is full colour. If you’d like any digital printing produced in high quality and at rapid speed, just let us know and we’d be delighted to help. Quotations are free and without obligation. We also, of course, provide litho printing for larger volumes, tip-top quality and spot colour work and large format printing for large-scale graphics such as in-store displays, exhibition graphics, banners and pop-up systems etc.