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Things We Saw Today: These Care Home Residents Are Recreating Famous Album Covers

Plus Star Trek, Hannibal, and more!

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I am endlessly impressed by the creativity and ingenuity folks are showing while under quarantine. Whether it’s learning a new language, creating art, or building your very own Rube Goldberg machine, it is fascinating to see what we’re capable of during lockdown. Which brings us to this delightful photo project from the residents and caregivers at Sydmar Lodge Care Home in Edgware, England.

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The seniors and staff have been recreating iconic album covers, and the results are truly awesome:

The project was the brainchild of the home’s entertainment manager Robert Speker, who was looking for ways to keep everyone’s spirits up after 4 months of lockdown. Seniors, as we all know, are a high risk group for COVID-19, so keeping them safe is paramount. And that’s not the only activity Speker had for the residents. Musicians and performers gave concerts just outside the glass doors of the living areas. They also filmed some quarantine challenge videos:

Even after all these months, there’s still some fun to be had in quarantine after all.

(image: Twitter/Robert Speker)

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Chelsea Steiner
Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.

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