Welcome to the Spoonie Sessions. I'm Vicki, a Spoonie, who loves to craft and meet people hence the fact I set up these sessions. I have learnt to thrive with a chronic illness through determination, slow loving and creativity and want to share some of this with other spoonies in my local area. I believe strongly that sharing our stories is a powerful way of improving our lives and bringing more visibility to our often invisible conditions.
In these session we will be chatting over a cup of tea and coffee to identify problems we may be facing or asking each other for advice on common tasks such as applying for benefits, how to battle fatigue and explaining our illness to others.
In addition to this I am also offering a gentle and rewarding craft. I have found that whilst my hands are busy it's easier to talk and share with others. I also love the feeling of accomplishment that happens when we make something for ourselves no matter how tired or worn down we are feeling.
The sessions take place on the last Wednesday of every month at Lily's Bisro, 15 Palace St, Canterbury CT1 2DZ
This session is open to anyone who considers themselves a spoonie (Chronic illness, mental health, disability etc). Places are available and I ask for recommended donation of between £5 to £10 to cover materials etc. These places are limited to 8 per event and subsidised by my main workshops (if you would like to book one of these workshops head over to). I will ask confidentially why you consider yourself a Spoonie and what needs you may have to make the workshop more accessible I am myself a Spoonie with limited mobility (Behcets Syndrome, Ehlers Danlos and Bipolar) and currently not able to provide one to one support of the role of a carer.
FEBRUARY Our first meet up in which we'll get to meet each other! We will be talking flare ups and will create ideas for building a 'flare up survival kit' at home. To start your kit off we will making our own bath bombs to help soothe away aches and pains in a luxurious bath. We will learn which essential oils work for us and why natural oils are better than manufactured scents.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Workshops are for people over the age of 16
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There are a limited number of parking bays on Palace Street with double yellow lines and you can park here with a blue badge for up to three hours. There is also a disabled carpark on Orange Street with 24 hour parking but it is a 2 minute walk away. Sainsburys carpark has limited free parking and Northgate Carpark provides pay and display.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact me through the facebook page or by email
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
All tickets are transferable to a future event with 24 hours notice.
27 Feb 2019 at 6:30pm
until 27 Feb 2019 at 8:30pm
15 Palace Street