KiB and COVID-19

Older people feel more alone and isolated than ever before now that care homes and most hospitals have cancelled visits. The crisis hasn’t stopped KiB: our singers are spreading cheer at a safe distance – on doorsteps, through windows, and in the streets.

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Kissing it Better

How to start a conversation in September

September 2019

KiB Conversation Starters for September

First Day at School

Everyone has strong memories of their first terrifying (or thrilling) day at school – it’s always a good talking point across the generations.

Blackberry Picking

Nowadays blackberry-picking is a fun way to get children out of the house, but during the war years, gathering wild fruit provided an important part of a family’s diet. Ask about jam-making and other preserves.

 The Woman’s Institute

Still on the subject of jam-making, the WI was born in September 2015. Recently, it’s become popular with younger women in town and cities – less about jam and cake making, and more about making friends – but do people still think of the WI as a country club for older ladies?

Harvest festivals

They’ve been a big part of the September calendar for primary school children since school was invented. Now, children take boxes of cereal and tins of beans. What did children take in the old days?

The Beatles’ First LP

The Fab Four started recording in Abbey Road in September 1962, making albums that changed music forever. Who remembers that first album? Did everyone love the Liverpool lads?