Covid-19 mentoring groups

Cafe Art has managed to connect with two groups since the UK went into lockdown in March.

Julian Rouse from The Royal Photographic Society (The RPS) has run a weekly photography contest for the photography mentoring group that used to meet at the Qbic Hotel in east London.

The weekly projects have different themes each week and have now extended into photography training and quizzes. With people in the group affected in different ways, the themes are always possible to do in the home - but fortunately most of the group can get out at least once a day.

The second support group is run by Geraldine Crimmins who is currently self-isolating. She ran an art mentoring programme for two years fo