Sunday, 2 November 2014

Age UK Bromley & Greenwich Community Volunteers Time Bank

If you're making a special trip to London to see the poppy display in memory of the soldiers killed in the First World War, it's worth also seeing the First World War galleries at the Imperial War Museum, and the Garden Museum's temporary exhibition (the GM is just up the road from IWM).

As well as the Gardens and War exhibition, there is a display in the Garden Museum of embroidered, printed and painted handkerchiefs, inspired by the memories of gardening in wartime.

The artist Cas Holmes worked with the museum on one of their outreach programmes. The Art Interest Group is organised by Age UK Bromley & Greenwich Community Volunteers Time Bank (CVTB), and with Cas, created a beautiful display in the centre of the museum.

Each handkerchief is so unique, because of the techniques used to create it, and the thoughts and feelings that inspired it.

Today there was a Thrift Fair and Skills Swap, and members of the Age UK Bromley & Greenwich group were there, knitting hats for Innocent drinks, to raise money for Age UK. If you want to knit a hat too, you can still do it here - each hat-topped drink generates 25p for Age UK's Spread the Warmth campaign, providing befriending, warm meals, and emergency support in cold weather for older, vulnerable people.


  1. Thankyou for sharing Shamini. A wonderful project to work on

    1. You're very welcome, Cas. I'm glad you enjoyed working on it - it's a lovely project.