Delrow Community

DELROW is a community where those with mental health problems and learning disabilities are supported to lead fulfilling lives. We offer a wide range of day opportunities in craft workshops and land work, available to both tenants and day visitors.

A rural community on the edge of London

A rural community on the edge of London

 

Situated only 15 miles from the centre of London and just outside Watford, Delrow community combines both the rural and urban and is home to 50 adults with a range of disabilities. A fully comprehensive support package includes the choice of activities in our workshops where skills are developed and friendships forged. 

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Recruitment Open Day

Recruitment Open Day

We are having a recruitment open Day on Saturday 1st October 2016 at Delrow Camphill Community, 10am to 6pm. Easy parking on site.

We are recruiting for Support Workers and we pay £8.85 an hour with an allowance for sleep - ins.

Come and meet the people we support and see the community, an interview is guaranteed. Click Here for details.

If you would like to apply immediately then go to the Work With Us page and follow the links or call us on 01923 856006

 

Delrow players perform Othello

Delrow players perform Othello

The Delrow Adult Learning Group performed Othello as a fitting way to commemorate the 400 years anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. With the help of the Guest Volunteers the script was cut to 4 pages of key dialogue which was then re written by the residents in more contemporary language. Whilst sticking to the plot the group managed to create a 'Reduced Shakespeare' feel with a truly wicked Iago, a naive Othello, a furious Brabantio and each of the other characters being exaggerated. The audience was fulsome in its appreciation and there was much laughter - thankfully in all the right places! The group are looking forward to presenting a modern fairy tale in the autumn, followed by a pantomime at the end of the year.

Natalie's mythical beasts!

Natalie's mythical beasts!

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

These are just a few of my sculptures of mythical beasties. One day, a few years ago in the pottery, Cathy asked me if I would try something new rather than work on the main projects. She knew I liked dragons and other such creatures and wanted to know if I would attempt a sculpture or two. In a couple of hours, I had made a small, waving dragon. Things took off from there. At first, I did three or four sculptures every winter (I alternated between the pottery and the basketry every year). But for the last couple of years, I have been in the pottery year round. In all this time, I have created large and small sculptures of many different creatures.

Most have been dragons of one sort or another. But there have been exceptions: griffins and phoenixes; dodos and dinosaurs; the half-fish, half-horse hippocampus; the nine-tailed Kitsune fox from Japan.

Perhaps my favourite sculpture still for sale is Ammit the devourer – part hippo, part lion and part crocodile. I take a lot of inspiration from the books I read, which include the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan. These are filled with gods and demons from Ancient Egypt, all living in the modern world.

Ammit is supposed to eat the hearts of the wicked when they are judged at the end of their lives by the god Osiris. But, as Rick points out, you don’t have to be very big or fierce to do this. So Ammit is the size of a puppy, and just as lovable! In my sculpture, he’s striking a playful pose, begging to play fetch!

Natalie Roberts