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Care home residents’ album cover recreations to feature in Alzheimer’s calendar

Robert Speker's stunning portraits of Jewish residents of the Sydmar Lodge Care Home in Edgware will feature in the calendar for next year

A set of photographs of residents from a Jewish care home recreating classic album covers will feature in the Alzheimer’s Society Official 2021 calendar.  

The quirky images, taken at Sydmar Lodge Care Home in Edgware during the first lockdown in March, show residents posing as Adele, David Bowie and Taylor Swift – and swiftly went viral after they were posted on social media.

Other pictures show recreations of albums from Queen, The Clash and Bruce Springsteen. 

On Twitter, the images have been viewed more than 11 million times and received 136,000 likes and 43,000 retweets.

Now Robert Speker, the home’s activities coordinator, has helped to create the charity calendar using his photos and has pledged 100 percent of the proceeds to Alzheimer’s Society.

He said: “I just wanted to try something a little different and I also thought this would be a good way of spending some quality one-to-one time with residents.

“Every one of them was more than happy to be involved. Even though the idea was to replicate famous album covers, I wanted their character and personality to shine through too, and I hope I have managed to achieve that.”

The Care Home Album Covers calendar is priced at £6.99 at shop.alzheimers.org.uk

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