Tuesday, 8 September 2015

19Plus visit the South London Gallery

We saw a fantastic installation by the artist Thomas Hirschhorn. Everything was made out of cardboard and sticky tape.

Look at those walls over there . look at the bricks over there. Look at the floor! Look at the bricks down there! Oh god! Look at that water over there ! Don't break things! It cost money! It's good yes look at the lines over there . look at that strange brown colour. It's messy. Daniel's got a jacket on.   Daniel has got a hat.

this is what we saw  at the exhibition. and it looks like a TV  looked like some beds and Edward said there was one that looked like the royal box and that one on the wall looks like a TV and old heaters going round the wall and that heater pipes the fan pipes hanging off the wall and all the tape making circles pictures of a lion's mane and the other boxes on the floor looked like sofa cushions and other small boxes on the floor  looked like celebrities sellotape and an old broken toilet on the floor with a smashed top and the flush broken and a crack in the toilet and an old wardrobe broken in bits . I enjoyed it and  there was things painted black just like my Fire of London in the summer fete after Wimbledon where I was the baker Posh Thompson .  it had an old radiator on top of the box  and there was an old office desk chair at the table  it looked like one of my sculptures.

19Plus award Ceremony July


It is the end of our Summer Term  and everyone was given a special award.

We asked Chris and Jess the old staffs to come to the Award Ceremony. I helped H make nice creamy cocktails for all the guests in Room 4 and 5. Strawberry and lemon and I carried the cocktail jugs up to Room 4 and 5 until Jessica came.
My award was for helping.
I helped Samuel D with the flags and our work was put on display at the Olympic Park.



Liberty Disability Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park July

19Plus were asked to provide artwork for the Liberty Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Park.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Andy Cove's birthday

A beautiful birthday card made by Blue and signed by all the group.
Daniel gives Andy a present chosen by Ufoma.

Andy very happy with the arrangements.

Monday, 18 May 2015

The Quiet and Peaceful Room

 Charlene and Anna
 Ed, James and Tris
Susan, Tris, Ed

We got a new room at Cambridge House.
It is quiet.
I call it the Quiet and Peaceful Room.
After half term  we are going to paint and decorate it.

We want the room blue. Sometimes people can go in there to be quiet. If people are making a noise in the other room they can go in there to keep quiet.
The room is kinda good. I like that room. I like the room cos it is small. I like the view. I like seeing everything outside.  I like the buses and the cars going past. I done some good paintings today in the room.   

I like my paintings. I think they are good. I think they are awesome. I like the colour. I like everything that I done today. Especially my lovely paintings.
I like Eddy's laughing when he was in the other room. I don't know what he was laughing at- he was just doing silly things in the other room.
We had lunch in the café- Mary's café today. The sun has come out - lovely blue sky.
And that is it and I am saying no more! It's on the dot!
(My dear. And your dear very naughty cat. Your cat can be kinda naughty.)
And that is it.
Thank you.
Thank you for being here.

It's good. It's a nice room. I like that room. You can do more art in that room. And today I done a summer poem in that room. A picture of a diary. Of a calender and wrote lots of names down like Lady Muck Worthington Catch Muck.
(Summer Poem transcribed precisely as dictated by Ed)
I've got good niews for yiou, Oddwodd, said Oster.
She will arribe at about 6 o'clock because Kennedy told you.
I've got to be hiume at fiv o'clock.
It would really threw me aff to see Lady MuckWorthington.
I cannot come tonight cius I jiust gave birth to a biaby boy.
Go for Gold, Ben!
And hive a cup of tea before she ciumes.
She's not comong!
You'll probably be at Ninteen Plus MuckCattington!
Lady MuckWorthington is coming to Mundanuia to sae you. (See me ! not Sae me!)
Customs and Exhales.
I had bad news Oddwodd Thompson!
But how would I know that it's 10 o'clock?
Smellmae, to smell mae, to smell mae. To smell your what?
Is that you Chris Fiedorczuk? Don't be absurd!
She's there reight neow.
Jor-an Allan, your favourite housemate.
She wal be there!
It's unlikely and yiou know that

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Meet Finn the 19Plus Dog!

Finn is going to visit us at 19Plus every Tuesday afternoon. She is a working dog.

Finn is a lovely gentle Pet Therapy dog and is brought in by her owner Jo. 

It is great to watch each group member as they overcome their initial fears and learn to trust Finn. 

A Visit from a Dog

DANIEL has drawn a picture of the dog. 
I like Finn, said Daniel.
I like you, Finn.
You can come in today, Finn.
Finn you can stroke me, you don't bite.

You don't eat dog food, it will make you ill.
And that's it.



          at  his  workshop  oxford  plantation  road  51

Monday, 11 May 2015

Cycling Again

We have been going to the Herne Hill Velodrome for a few months now and have seen great improvements all round in co-ordination, concentration and self-confidence.

Andy has always been very nervous of all the cycles but gradually he is overcoming his fears and today he pushed a tricycle about and then eventually sat on it for a few seconds to huge applause from all the Velodrome workers. Andy was really pleased with himself.

We had a picnic in the park and then made some artwork about cycling at the Velodrome.
A Bicycle by Ufoma

Andy O

 Bicycle by  Ed
 Sam has drawn the rack of cycle helmets, the first aid box and tea making equipment at the Velodrome.

Singing 'You are my Sunshine' on a bicycle for two by Charlene.