Social Clubs and Activities in May

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This April we have 20 social clubs for our neighbours to enjoy, including our new Gardening Club and Table Tennis Club, and a trip to South London Gallery's historic Orozco Garden!

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

👫 Tuesday 3rd May, 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 friendship.

👫 Wednesday 4th May, 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.

👫 Friday 6th May, 11:30am-1pm: South London Gallery – Historic Garden Tour South London Gallery's

Orozco Garden opened in 2016 as a permanent public garden and artwork designed by leading Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco. Projects Curator Rachael will talk about the history of the South London Gallery, why a garden was built, and answer questions about its design and planting. After the tour, we can also walk through neighbouring Sceaux Gardens Estate to hear more about work with local residents and the history of the site.

👫 Monday 9th May, 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 10th May, 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.

👫 Wednesday 11th May, 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 12th May, 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!

👫 Thursday 12th May, 6-7:30pm: Performing Arts Workshop – Stockwell

Put your performer’s hat on and get creative with your neighbours at this special Performing Arts Workshop, where we’ll be retelling the traditional nativity through a modern lens. All abilities are welcome, no experience necessary.

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👫 Saturday 14th May, 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 16th May, 6:15-7:45pm: Script Reading – Camberwell

Try out your acting skills at our Script Reading Club. This month we’ll be reading a British Classic adapted by A.A. Milne: ‘Toad of Toad Hall’. Mr Toad, owner of Toad Hall, is irrepressible, generous and boastful, with lots of money and not much brain. Join Mole, Rat & Badger as they catch up with Toad and help him out of his latest antics.

👫 Tuesday 17th May, 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 18th May, 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 19th May, 2-4pm: Garden Museum – Fashioning the Rose Workshop

Join us at The Garden Museum’s, where we’ll explore the use of roses in fashion, from the Victorian era to today, with designs from Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Vivienne Westwood and Comme des Garçons amongst other historic and modern collections. You’ll also get a chance to make a rose masterpiece yourself.

📞 Thursday 19th May, 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 talking about food and answering the question: if you could eat just one food everyday for a month and nothing else, what would it be?

👫 Sunday 22nd May, 2-5pm: Film Screening – Bermondsey

This month’s film is ‘Boiling Point’. It follows head chef Andy Jones on the busiest night of the year at one of the hottest restaurants in London. He balances along a knife's edge, as multiple personal and professional crises threaten to destroy everything he's worked for.

👫 Monday 23rd May, 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 24th May, 11am-2pm: CoStar – Workplace Visit

Tuck into tea, cake and conversation at one of London’s most iconic buildings, as we are hosted by CoStar, the largest commercial real estate information and analytics provider based at The Shard.

👫 Tuesday 24th May, 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, many people around the world celebrated Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May), so we’ll be choosing a song influenced by Latin America. No need to bring any records/CDs with you – just the name of the song and artist.

👫 Wednesday 25th May, 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 26th May, 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!

#ALLTOGETHER ACTIVITY PACK

This month's #AllTogether Activity Pack is full of creative pursuits to complete at home, including celebrating May Day and British Sandwich Week!

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 Thursday 28th April 2022

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