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Care home residents recreate iconic album covers – and the results are amazing

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The residents at a care home in London have been flexing their creativity and recreating classic album covers – with the most amazing results. Sydmar Lodge, a residential home in North London, invited its residents to play dress up and imitate covers from pop stars including Adele, Taylor Swift, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen.

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Adele's best-selling 21 album was recreated by 93-year-old Vera

Activities co-ordinator at the home, Robert Speker, wanted to do something to lift the spirits of the residents who were isolating at the home during lockdown - and the photography project was born. "I want to make their time as happy and full of enjoyment and interest as possible," he said.

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The care home residents loved joining in on the project

The series includes Vera, 93, posing as Adele on her best-selling album 21, Martin Steinberg recreating Bruce Springsteen's classic cover for Born In The USA and Roma Cohen imitating David Bowie's absolutely iconic album, Aladdin Sane, along with many others.

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Sydmar Lodge resident Sheila does her best Elvis impersonation

Robert shared the results on Twitter and received thousands of comments, all from fans who loved the photography series – and urged him to set up a fundraising page for people who loved the pictures to donate to. “Further to the overwhelming response, I have spoken with the Residents involved with this project and we would like the funds raised to go to a charity,” he wrote on the Go Fund Me fundraising page. He is hoping to raise £5,000, and will split the donations between Dementia Friends, The Alzheimer’s Society and Age UK.

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