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Signpost 6 (25 May)

Welcome to the 6th edition of Signpost. Each week we provide a selection of links to websites, videos and activities that we hope you will find interesting. This week, for example, you could learn to play the spoons, browse changes in fashion since the 1920s or even submit some art for our Creative Club.

Welcome to the latest edition of Signpost. Each week we provide a selection of links to websites, videos, activities and more that we hope you will find interesting.

This week marks 79 years since the sinking of the Battleship Bismark, 67 years since Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest and 7 years since the people of the Romanian Village of Clineci unfurled the world’s largest flag.


  • Our Pastoral Care Coordinator from Westbury Fields, Colin Thompson, provides another fascinating reflection on keeping perspective in these times at


  • The Bristol Support Hub for Older People has created this step by step guide to using Facebook.


  • Have you ever thought about playing the spoons? Abby the Spoon Lady wants to teach you how to play in this handy YouTube video.


  • Inspired by Grayson Perry’s Art Club (Channel 4), we have set up the SMT Creative Club for our residents, staff and volunteers. A chance to get creative, boost your well-being and bust the boredom of lockdown by getting involved. Read all about it here.

  • Pilates is a form of exercise that concentrates on posture, balance and flexibility. It was created by a German gymnast in the 1920s as an exercise program for injured dancers. You can read more about Pilates here and you can take part in a session here.


  • Have you met Grandma Williams? At 80 she discovered that you can write an online public diary called a 'blog' and she has been unstoppable ever since. You can read all of her blog entries here and you can read her view of what is blogging here.


  • Did you miss The Eurovision Song Contest this year? You can watch “The A to Z of Eurovision” on the BBC iPlayer and also catch “Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light” which honoured the 41 songs that would have competed in the 2020 contest, but in a non-competitive format, as well as providing plenty of surprises for fans and viewers at home.

Thank you for exploring our suggestions. We hope you have enjoyed them. Please get in touch through our email and let us know how we are doing.