London rest home residents and staff recreate iconic album covers during lockdown

Lawrence Kim
July 14, 2020

That's meant that people like Robert Speker, an activities coordinator at the care facility Sydmar Lodge in England, have had to get creative to keep residents entertained and uplifted. That's especially been the case for a group of senior citizens in Sydmar Lodge Care Home in the United Kingdom, who've recreated a bunch of iconic album covers during their downtime.

Albums by Adele, Taylor Swift and Queen are among those to have been redone.

Staff member Robert Speker, who came up with the idea, posted his creations on social media and has been contacted by news agencies across the globe. There's Blink-182's Enema Of The State alongside some Bowie's Aladdin Sane, next to some Michael Jackson and Madonna impersonations. Maybe he was inspired by Double J's album challenge from a few months ago?

In what is probably the most iconic use of time, a care home in Edgware has gotten their residents to recreate a load of iconic album covers. He replied to one commenter saying, "I made the suggestions of which albums and which resident best suited the look, or had a vague similarity to the artist".

She jokingly told BBC Breakfast she had been persuaded to take part in the project "with a gun".

"The main aim was to show that care homes need not be a sad environment, even during this pandemic", he said.

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