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Eden23
Eden23 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi everyone,  I'm Eden, a 67 Yr old guy in Walthamstow though I'm originally from Australia, been in London 30 yrs now and still love it so much. 
I'm a brand new wheelchair user slowly adapting to the changes in my life due to the loss of most of the mobility in my legs. I can walk with a frame but tire quickly. 
I'm into abstract art and used to paint a lot myself but am unable to do so at present as my spare room/studio is now a bedroom for my career,  who is my ex. We split up some yrs ago. He's doing an amazing job looking after me,  couldn't cope without his help. 
I've already posted in the public transport section of the forum as I have questions about using London buses. 
Anyway,  that's me for now. Hope everyone is safe, well, warm and dry!
Cheers,  Wayne

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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 52,468 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Eden23 welcome to the forum. It's good you have someone to help you. 
    A great hobby to have, we have a thread kaleidoscope if you want to share your art with us, people post their art and photos 
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 21,775 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Eden23 Welcome to the Community from me also. If you have any questions please ask. Have a look around and join in with us.
  • MrWright
    MrWright Community member Posts: 70 Courageous
    edited April 2023
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    Hello @Eden23,

    Welcome to the community!

    We are thrilled to have you here and look forward to getting to know you better.

    Whether you're joining to learn something new, make new friends, or share your own knowledge and experiences, we hope you'll find the community to be a welcoming and supportive place.

    Feel free to reach out to any of the community team if you have any questions or concerns.

    Once again, welcome to the community and we hope you have a great time here!
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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Eden23

    Welcome to the community :) I hope you are keeping well? 

    We have a fantastic thread called KaleidoScope: Our own gallery for members' art work, crafts and photographs. If you have any paintings from before you converted the studio, we'd love to see them :) 

    I keep saying, I need to get down to London more. I'm waiting for the National Portrait Gallery to reopen so I can do a few days of museums and gallery's. Are there any that you would recommend? 
    Hannah - She / Her

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  • Eden23
    Eden23 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Hi Hannah - it depends what sort of exhibitions you like. I'm really into abstract so before becoming wheelchair bound I used to visit many private galleries in Mayfair. They are all open to the public, but access can be hit or miss. Many of these also have figurative and representational art so check out their websites to see what's on. Plus they are free. Some of these are Hauser and Worth, Flowers, Frieze, Gagosian, White Cube, Gallerie Max Hetzler, Thaddeus Ropac, JD Malat, then there's the Royal Academy. the Wallace Collection. I go on their mailing lists so am notified of what's on. There are so many so just google London galleries. Hope you find some you like. Cheers, W.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm pretty much up for anything, I love to learn new things. I'm definitely adding your suggestions to my list, had a quick google and The Wallace Collection in particular caught my eye :) 
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