Social Clubs and Activities in June

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This June we have 22 social clubs planned, including our Gardening Club, Pub Club, a Variety Show, and more!

There are three different ways to join in the fun:

1. Attend a face-to-face club (marked 👫 in the list below). Please call 0207 118 0404 to book a place or arrange an induction.

2. Take part using a computer, tablet or a smartphone with an internet connection (marked 💻 in the list below). If you’ve got access to the internet at home, you just need to download Zoom to join, which we can support with if you get in touch.

3. Join a virtual club over the phone (marked 📞 in the list below). You can either call Zoom to join the club, or we can call you!

VIRTUAL AND FACE-TO-FACE SOCIAL CLUBS

👫 Wednesday 1st June, 11am-12:30pm: Brunch Club – Peckham

Join your neighbours for a scrumptious brunch. Come along for a cup of tea, a slice of cake and some great chat in this welcoming corner of Peckham.

👫 Sunday 5th June, 6-8pm: Variety Show – Vauxhall

Have you got a talent you’d like to showcase to your neighbours? Or would you like to watch a variety show like no other? Then come along to this very special event. Whether you’re performing on the stage or supporting from the audience, join your neighbours in a celebration of all the talent in our community, and bring your family and friends along for the fun too. If you’d like to perform, give us a call to let us know more and reserve your slot. You can recite a few jokes, read a poem or share a short story – the opportunities are endless!

📹 Monday 6th June, 2:30-3:30pm: Virtual Crossword Club

Release your inner 'puzzle-person', engage your mind and have a pop at a crossword with your neighbours. No need to be a crossword connoisseur, everyone’s welcome.

👫 Tuesday 7th June, 6-7:30pm: Pub Club – Kennington

Come on in for a refreshing drink, catch up with old pals and make some new ones at our monthly Pub Club. Swap stories and jokes over a tipple, and raise a glass to new friendships.

👫 Wednesday 8th June, 11am-1pm: Gardening Club – Streatham

Whether you’re handy with a trowel, are keen to learn more about cultivating plants, or just want to spend some time in a relaxing environment, join us for our Gardening Club. People of all abilities are welcome: absolutely no gardening experience or knowledge necessary!

👫 Thursday 9th June, 11:45am-1pm: Ballroom & Latin Dancing – Streatham

Get grooving and finesse your Ballroom and Latin steps with Vera the Diva. Expect some light exercise, plenty of fun and some new moves to show your pals. People of all abilities are welcome: absolutely no experience necessary!

👫 Friday 10th June, 1.30-4:30pm: Gin Distillery Tour – Kennington

Be-gin your weekend with a bang on this special tour of a local distillery! Learn about the history of gin-production before sampling a delicious tipple or two.

👫 Monday 13th June, 2:30-4pm: Chair Yoga – Blackfriars

Join us for some light exercise and calming breathing at a yoga club that is perfect for beginners. Expect some gentle stretching as well as plenty of time for a chat.

👫 Tuesday 14th June, 6-7:30pm: Quiz – Walworth

Put your knowledge to the test and find a good use for all those facts at our monthly Quiz Club. Team up with your neighbours and laugh your way to victory at this evening of fun and games.

👫 Thursday 16th June, 6-7:30pm: Arts & Crafts – Stockwell

Put your artistic hat on and get ready for some nostalgia as we take part in a name badge making workshop. From the particular shade of colour you’d like to have, to the patterns displayed on them, every aspect of the badge design is yours. So come along, get creative and make something fun to take home.

👫 Saturday 18th June, 2-4pm: Technology Workshop – Peckham

Want to improve your confidence with your phone, tablet or laptop? Come along for a cuppa and bring your gadgets and technology-related questions with you!

📹 Monday 20th June, 1:30-3pm: Pride Celebrations with Prinx Silver

Get ready to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride in style with neighbours from across the country, as well as volunteers from the Ombudsman Services, at this fantastic virtual party! The party will be hosted by the fantastic “Drag King sensation”, Prinx Silver, who will treat you to an afternoon of laughter and fun with new pals, plus games and performances.

👫 Monday 20th June, 6:15-7:45pm: Script Reading – Camberwell

Try out your acting skills at our Script Reading Club. This month we’ll be reading a play first performed in Broadway in 1947 by Tennessee Williams: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’. The play dramatises the experiences of Blanche DuBois, a former Southern belle who, after encountering a series of personal losses, leaves her once-prosperous situation to move into a shabby apartment in New Orleans rented by her younger sister and brother-in-law.

👫 Tuesday 21st June, 6-7:30pm: Board Games Bonanza – Nunhead

Get ready for an evening of board games with your fellow neighbours. We’ll provide the games and some drinks – all you need to bring is a willingness to have fun!

👫 Wednesday 22nd June, 2-4pm: Technology Workshop – Vauxhall

Want to improve your confidence with your phone, tablet or laptop? Come along for a cuppa and bring your gadgets and technology-related questions with you!

👫 Thursday 23rd June, 10:30-11:30am: Windrush Day Exhibition – Brixton

Join us as we visit a local exhibition about Windrush Day and learn more about this special day. Whether it’s part of your own history or it’s part of the story of your neighbours, come and celebrate all of the stories that have enriched our community over the years.

👫 Friday 24th June, 2.30-3.30pm: Open Music Rehearsal – Peckham

Join your neighbours for a behind-the-scenes performance of classical music and an opportunity to see the creative process of leading artists in action at Bold Tendencies, an arts organisation based in a repurposed car park in Peckham.

👫 Monday 27th June, 1-2pm: Walking Boxing – Vassal

Have you ever wanted to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee? Well, here’s your chance (at a much slower pace of course). Engage in some non-contact boxing training at a walking pace.

👫 Tuesday 28th June, 6-7:30pm: Desert Island Discs – Walworth

Like the radio show of its namesake, come with a song in mind and why it’s meaningful to you, or just listen, dance and enjoy the atmosphere! This month’s theme is 70s Disco! No need to bring any records/CDs with you – just the name of the song and artist.

👫 Wednesday 29th June, 11:30am-12:30pm: Table Tennis Club – Bermondsey

If you have watched Forrest Gump, then you know how fascinating a long rally can be. Come down to Bermondsey and test out your top spin with your neighbours. This club is suitable for beginners!

👫 Thursday 30th June, 6-7:30pm: Creative Writing – Clapham

Explore poetry, short story writing and find your voice at our Creative Writing club. Absolutely no writing experience is necessary! Please call us on 0207 118 0404 to let us know you’re attending.

📞 Thursday 30th June, 4-5pm: Coffee & Catch Up

Grab a cuppa, and dial in for an hour of chatting and sharing stories with your younger neighbours over the phone. This month, we’ll be playing a game: two truths and a lie. We’ll all be sharing three facts about ourselves… but one fact will be made up! See if your neighbours can guess which one.

#ALLTOGETHER ACTIVITY PACK

This month's #AllTogether Activity Pack is full of creative pursuits to complete at home, including celebrating Volunteer Week, International Picnic Day and Glastonbury!

Join in the fun by downloading the pack here. Please do share with your friends, family, neighbours, tenants, patients, clients, grandparents and anyone else you think might enjoy a little bit of fun in 2022.

We’d love to include your ideas and completed tasks in our monthly pack, so please continue sending them to [email protected].

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

If you want to book a space at a social club, have any questions, or would like to find out more about any of our programmes, please call us on 0207 118 0404.

All of our activities are free to join. However, younger neighbours must first complete an induction, and older neighbours need to book in advance.

If you would like to refer an older neighbour to our programmes, please complete our online referral form.

And, if you are a younger neighbour and would like to get involved in our programmes, please complete this online form.

We hope to see you soon!

Elle Dodds

Posted by Elle Dodds on Monday 23rd May 2022

Elle is our Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, supporting our growing network of younger and older neighbours in south London.