At Aurora Project Lambeth we run and facilitate a variety of groups for our clients to get to meet new people and engage in fun and fulfilling activities.
On Tuesdays between 1-3pm, our volunteer Shane holds an Art Group. This is open to all clients of Aurora and is a relaxed and informal environment to explore your creativity. No experience is needed and people of all levels are welcome. All the materials are provided by Aurora. The Art Group allows you to work on your own projects or to get involved with group projects which have included activities such as self-portraits, glass painting, clay modelling, and mosaics.
The Art Group has also exhibited its work for the first time recently at a screening of a documentary by a local film maker. In addition to our usual sessions, we also have occasional trips which have included a workshop in the National Portrait Gallery and a visit to the Portrait Awards.
First Wednesday of every month, 11 am Aurora holds a monthly book group which is run by our volunteer Hannah. Clients can receive a copy of a new book every month and then meet in an informal and relaxed context to discuss their responses to it. The Book Group is open to all clients of Aurora Project Lambeth.
Previous titles have included 1984, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and The Casual Vacancy. In conjunction with the book group, we also run occasional trips to the theatre and look forward to organising more outings in future.
Every Friday from 11am – 1pm. This group is run by Alison and is an informal way for you to receive one to one support to get IT active. Alison tailors each session to individual needs. If you want to learn about basic computing, how to set up social media accounts, or need help filling out online forms then this is the place for you.
In the past Alison has taught clients how to use Word, Excel and Powerpoint, set up email addresses and use the internet as a fun research tool. Come along every week or drop in as and when you need help.
Keep Fit With Katie
This course is ideal if you are terrified of the gym and want someone to one support you to get fit in a gentle and encouraging atmosphere. Katie is a volunteer who is qualified as an Exercise to Music instructor and this course is fun and supportive - expect lots of laughs!
No special equipment needed, comfy shoes and comfy clothes will be all you need to take part. Courses run throughout the year. Contact the Aurora Project Lambeth office for more details on 0207 733 8221.
Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) Meetings
Every Tuesday 7pm, Aurora Project Lambeth. This group is not run by Aurora Project Lambeth but the anonymous fellowship group is held in the building on a Tuesday evening.
Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. There are no dues or fees for CMA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
CMA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; and neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to lead a sober life and to carry the message of recovery to the crystal meth addict who still suffers.
To find out more about CMA visit their website. http://www.crystalmeth.org/
SMART Recovery Meetings
Wednesdays 2.15 – 3.15pm. This group is not run by Aurora Project Lambeth but the open meeting takes place in the projects meeting room.
Smart Recovery, a friendly and upbeat group, is a mutual support group for anyone struggling with any addictive or compulsive behaviour.
Smart Recovery is a science based approach to recovery, based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy principles. The meeting is open to everyone and anything you share is strictly confidential.
You do not need to be referred to SMART Recovery or CMA Meetings, open to all.