Picnic in the Park

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs part of the Parksfest 2015 celebrations Friends of Eaglesfield Park invited everyone to Eaglesfield Park on Sunday 12th July between 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm to relax to the sunny music of Brazilian/ Latin band ‘Roots BR’ and watch a display of Tai Chi with Chew-Yeen Lawes – and maybe even learn a few moves!  Weather-wise we were very lucky.  Although a bit windy with a threat of  rain, for the most part it was sunny and a great day for a picnic, relaxing music and an opportunity to watch a demonstration of Tai Chi.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChew-Yeen Lawes and members of her class arrived early for their “warm up” before their display at 2.00 pm.  Very quickly and with great enthusiasm Chew-Yeen was inviting audience members to join in!    Tai Chi provides health benefits for both the body and mind but at the same time is gentle movement for all ages.   I (and my husband !) will definitely follow up Chew-Yeen’s introduction.  Have you been inspired too ?

Here are some photos/videos.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe sun was shining, people were relaxing, enjoying picnics and ‘Roots BR’ provided the party atmosphere with their own brand of Brazilian/ Latin music and singing which soon had people dancing barefoot in the park.   

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It was a good day out for the dogs too !  They all seemed so well behaved.

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 Thank You

Chew-Yeen Lawes’ demonstration of Tai Chi with her students was inspiring against the backdrop of views of Kent and Essex and we would like to thank them for giving their time and appreciate the distance (from Croydon !) some class members had to travel to join us at Eaglesfield Park.   We would also like to thank Rudi Rocha, who is no stranger to Eaglesfield Park,  and ‘Roots BR’  for providing just the right party atmosphere with their Brazilian/Latin rhythms.   We are also grateful for the support from the Parksfest/the Greenwich Parks Forum and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Thank you, everyone, for supporting the Picnic in the Park and for making the day so enjoyable.

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