As part of Dementia Action Week, the Royal Hospital Chelsea is joining other organisations in Sloane Square in promoting a series of free cultural events, including an art exhibition featuring work by the Chelsea Pensioners.
Each year, April 23rd usually marks St George's Day, the Patron Saint of England who is celebrated for mythical tales of conquering a mighty dragon. This year, the date also marked National Asparagus Day, and the Royal Hospital Chelsea celebrated both events in a uniquely British way.
The Chelsea Pensioners have a long-standing and close relationship with Canada, which is celebrated each year, since 2014, with a pancake breakfast at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
On Thursday 14th February, Pensioners, staff and volunteers joined nostalgic dance group Swing Dance UK for a Valentine’s Day dance party. For one guest, 88-year-old George Stevenson, the occasion triggered memories of his own special Valentine.
Chelsea Pensioner Arthur Currie interviews best-selling author, David Walliams about his latest book, The Ice Monster, which includes a very special scene with a Chelsea Pensioner at the Royal Hospital.