Climate

Signpost 26 (19 October)

Good afternoon,

Welcome to issue 26 of Signpost! During the last 6 months we have provided you with over 300 links to films, videos, articles and activities to keep you busy during these times. You can browse through the previous issues of signpost here. We have signposted you to:

• films you can watch online (like Citizen Kane)

• opportunities to view museums and galleries (try the Smithsonian, the London Transport Museum or even the S.S. Great Britain!)

• resources for reflection and spirituality (Colin talking about keeping perspective)

• a variety of interesting articles (Nelson Mandela speeches, one of volunteers teaching watercolour painting or cocktail making.)

• and some bits that are just for fun (Calon Lan, cute cats and classic Victoria Wood!)

Another feature that has developed over the last six months is our little time machine, reminding us of over 100 historic anniversaries. During this week in history, author Jonathan Swift died in 1745, Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis in 1968 and the Sydney Opera House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973,

We hope you are still enjoying Signpost, please continue to get in touch and let us know how we are doing.

REFLECT

Our Pastoral Care Coordinator at Westbury Fields and John Wills House, Colin, and his wife Rebecca have a produced another fantastic reflection with the title “The Surprising Forgiveness of God” You can watch Colin’s video here.

CONNECT

What’s your playlist for life? Once called a mixtape, a playlist is a list of songs or pieces of music. You can pick a certain theme (disco, classical, songs from the 1960s etc.) or you choose a playlist that means a lot to you. The charity “Playlist for Life” supports people to develop their own playlist in order to celebrate memories and helps you decide the right music to include.

LEARN

What Planet Are We On? Biochemist and biologist Liz Bonnin has produced a new podcast (audio documentary) on the topic of climate change. Each week, Liz offers solutions and practical tips as well as hearing from experts, campaigners and well-known people including David Attenborough and Idris Elba.

The Internet is great for finding things that you may have forgotten or never seen. In this video you can enjoy Hollywood star Bette Davis discussing her life and career on the Dick Cavett show in the early 1970s. You can watch the show here.

DO

Have you been staying fit at home? This article from Which? gives 10 top tips for how to stay in shape without having to leave your home.

FUN

If it is cold and raining outside, why don’t you settle down and enjoy the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller ‘North by North West starring Bristol’s own son Cary Grant. You can watch the film here.

Please get in touch through our email communityimpact@stmonicatrust.org.uk and let us know how we are doing.

Don't forget that our online services of worship and contributions from the Pastoral Care Team can be found at https://vimeo.com/stmonicatrust.

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