Dean on the delights of Discord

This week’s blog comes from Dean:

“This week for the second time Acting Out were able to meet virtually through an app called Discord. This includes a page where people can type words to talk to each other but also an audio function where we can have a group discussion and hear each other’s voices.

For the first time this week I used the audio function in which I could hear my fellow Acting Out members and could use a ‘push to talk’ function when I wanted to say something.

People were not up for a serious rehearsal in the current circumstances so we played a game of taking it turns naming famous(ish) people using the first letter of the surname of the famous person that the last member said. This resulted in several cries of “who’s that” and explanations followed.

We then broke away for the now traditional Clap for Carers and Key Workers in support of the work of so many people including some Acting Out members are doing at this crucial time.

After that in the second hour some of us stayed on for a chat and general discussion about how everyone’s week had been and how we are all coping in this time of isolation.

Now more than ever when we can’t meet physically it’s important that we all catch up on a Thursday evening and hear friendly, familiar voices.

Acting Out is still doing its job (virtually at least) of bringing people together socially despite a virus that has no respect for this.”

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