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Taking place all over Camden, there are lots of exciting activities that you can get involved in.

MONDAY

MONDAY

DANCE FOR FITNESS
West Hampstead Community Centre, Emmanuel Church, Lyncroft Gardens West Hampstead, NW6 1JU
Weekly. 9-10am. £3.
Get moving with our instructor Maria – she makes fitness fun! Dance is great physical exercise. Come along or call 020 7794 3729.

TECHNOLOGY DROP IN SESSIONS
Abbey Community Centre, Belsize Road, NW6 4DJ
Weekly. 2-4pm. Free.
Gavin is an expert tutor and can help with any tech issue big or small.
Come along or call 07505 933 617.

COFFEE MORNING
Hampstead Community Centre, 78 Hampstead High Street, London NW3 1RE
Weekly term time. 9.30-11.30am.
Over 60s join us for refreshments, bingo, talks, parties, coach trips, advice and support and Christmas Day Lunch. For more info contact Alaine at 020 7794 8313.

TUESDAY

TUESDAY

MEN’S WALKING FOOTBALL
Third Age Project, Samuel Lithgow Youth Centre, 69/75 Stanhope Street, NW1 3LD
Weekly. 11am-12noon. Free.
Join our instructor Shaun for a game of Walking Football, a fun way to stay fit and make new friends. Beginners welcome, so grab your boots.
Come along or call 020 7383 4922.

NORDIC WALKING
Abbey Community Centre, 222C Belsize Rd, NW6 4DJ
Weekly. 2-3pm. £1.
These classes focus on walking taller and moving better, and are ideal for those who would prefer to get fitter, stronger and healthier outside. The classes include gentle strength, balance and flexibility exercises but we don’t take ourselves too seriously – laughter is encouraged.
www.nordicwalking.london 

TABLE TENNIS
Abbey Community Centre, Belsize Road, NW6 4DJ
Weekly. 4pm-6pm. Free.
A fun evening of ping pong for all abilities and all ages. Equipment is provided and beginners welcome.
Come along or call 07447 932 564.

ART DRAWING
West Hampstead Community Centre 17 Dornfell Street, NW6 1QN Weekly. 6.30-8pm. Free.
Get creative with our experienced teacher Judy Groves – using a variety of techniques and materials, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! All abilities are very welcome.
Come along or call 020 7794 3729.

WRITING IN RETIREMENT
Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, WC1N 3AQ
From 9 Jan onwards (12 weeks). 3-4pm. £42 for all sessions, conc. £15 + membership fee (£12/£5)
Acquire a variety of writing skills and approaches in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. Look at writings by famous authors and plan books of short stories/poems/novels.
To book call 020 7269 6000.

WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY

CLAY WORK AND CERAMIC PAINT
Ceramic Studio, Highgate Newtown Community centre, 25 Bertram St, Highgate N19 5DQ
First Wednesday of every month. 11am – 1pm. Free.
Come and unleash your inner artist. Create personal treasures and beautiful gifts.
Come along or call 020 7272 7201.

GET FIT. GET ACTIVE. GET GARDENING!
Castlehaven Community Park Castlehaven Community Centre, The Haven Dance Studio, 23 Castlehaven Rd, NW1 8RU
Weekly. 10.30am-2.30pm. Free.
We will provide any equipment, training or tools needed, plus free tea, coffee and biscuits. All sessions led by trained staff – so let’s get those green fingers moving.
Come along or call 020 7794 3729.

BENCH TO BENCH WALK
Kilburn Older Voices Exchange, KOVE
All walks start at 1.30pm.
Bring your freedom pass. Free. 

Wed 18 Oct: Belsize Park followed by Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (see p.20).

Wed 8 Nov: Walk and visit to Royal Institute of British Architects building in Portland Place. Meet at Great Portland Street Underground Station.

Wed 13 Dec: Hampstead area walk with a seasonal theme. Meet at Hampstead Underground Station.

Call Mel or Peter at 07539 390 786 or visit www.kove.org.uk 

CAMDEN TOWN SHED
Maiden Lane Community Centre, St Paul’s Cres., NW1 9XZ
Weekly. 10am-4pm. Free (donation).
Use the workspace to hone practical projects or follow hobbies with others. Come along or call 07757 024 749.

ENGLISH FOLK DANCE CLUB
Primrose Hill Community Association, 29 Hopkinson’s Place, Fitzroy Rd, NW1 8TN
Weekly. 7.30pm. £5.
Great fun for adults of all ages. No partner or experience needed. Enjoy traditional English country dancing.
Come along or call Kieran Proffer on 07708 216 058.

THURSDAY

THURSDAY

SHORT DAY TRIP
We are Aging Better, Basil Jellicoe Hall, Drummond Crescent, Kings Cross, NW1 1LE
Monthly. First trip Thurs 26 Oct. 10am -4pm. Free.
Organised short trips – bring your Freedom Pass. Times may change closer to the day, so contact Sarah.
To book or enquire call 020 7209 9333.

REEL LOCAL CINEMA CLUB
KOVE, Kingsgate Community Centre, 107 Kingsgate Road, NW6 2JH First Thurs of the month. 1.30pm. Free.
November’s screening will be the excellent Harold & Maude starring Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon.

TEA DANCE
Covent Garden Dragon Hall Trust, Dragon Hall, 17 Stukeley St, WC2B Last Thurs of the month. 2-5pm. £2.
Led by Brian Cornes, enjoy music, dancing, tea and biscuits.
Come along or call 020 7404 7274.

BOCCIA (INDOOR BOWLS)
We Are Aging Better, Living Centre, 2 Ossulton Street, NW1 1DF
First and third Thursday of the month. 12noon-2pm. Free.
Stay fit and meet new people.
Come along or call 020 7209 9333.

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
Friends of Belsize Community Library Antrim Grove, NW3 4XN
Monthly, call for dates. 7.30pm. Donation.
Meet lovely local people and enjoy some fantastic entertainment.
Come along or call 020 7078 7483.

FRIDAY

FRIDAY

FRIDAY FILM CLUB
We are Aging Better, Living Centre, 2 Ossulton Street, NW1 1DF
Friday 6 and 20 Oct. Call for details in Nov onwards. 2-4pm. Free.
06 Oct: Carry on Doctor
20 Oct: Bridget Jones Baby Remember your popcorn.
Come along or call 020 7209 9333.

PLAY READING
Holborn Community Association, 50 Millman St., Holborn, WC1N 3EF Weekly. 2.30-3.30pm. Free.
Join our informal, sociable and friendly play reading group. The world really can be your stage – as can a cup of tea and slice of cake.
Come along or call 020 7405 2493.

QI GONG GENTLE EXERCISE
Marchmont Community Centre, Marchmont St., WC1N 1AB
Weekly. 2-3pm. Free.
Our experienced teacher will guide you through this gentle form of exercise, which will stimulate muscles and increase flexibility.
Come along or call 020 7278 5635.

SATURDAY

SATURDAY

SING UP, SING OUT COMMUNITY CHOIR
Castlehaven Community Centre, The Haven Dance Studio, 23 Castlehaven Rd, NW1 8RU
Weekly. 12noon-1.45pm. Free.
Advance your singing skills, learn new songs and gain confidence with our friendly Community Choir. Led by expert tutor Heather, you dont need to be able to read music. All abilities and ages are welcome.
Come along or call 020 7692 2238.

DAILY (MON-FRI)

DAILY (MON-FRI)

THE LUNCH CLUB
Marchmont Community Centre Marchmont St., Kings Cross, WC1N
Weekdays. 12.30-1.30pm. £5.
Enjoy a home-made two course meal. Book a day in advance and contact Diane for weekly menus.
Please call to book 020 7278 5635.

DROP IN DIGITAL INCLUSION
Age UK Camden, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, WC1H 9NA Sessions Mon-Thurs. 10am-1pm.
Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone and your questions.

EVENTS

EVENTS

KOVE BENCH TO BENCH WALK AND INTERGENERATIONAL MAD HATTER TEA PARTY!
Belsize Park Underground Stn. Haverstock Hill, NW3 2AL
Wednesday 18 Oct. 1.30pm. Free.
To celebrate Intergenerational Week, this short walk around Belsize Park area finishes with a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to celebrate 150th anniversary of Arthur Rackham, a Belsize local and renowed illustrator of Alice in Wonderland. Meet your guide Myra at the Station.

SOMALI WEEK FESTIVAL LAUNCH
Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB Friday 20 Oct. 7-9pm. £6.
Join Somalian musician Hodan Abdirahman for the launch of this exciting festival of poetry, literature, discussion and music, celebrating the best of Somali arts and culture. The evening also includes a panel conversation on home and displacement. In partnership with Kayd Somali Arts and Culture.

WILL WRITING INFORMATION EVENT
Age UK Camden, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, WC1H 9NA
Friday 20 Oct. LGBT* 10am-12noon. Age UK Camden 2pm-4pm.
No need to book, just turn up.
Solicitors and undertakers demystify the process of will writing with friendly talks and presentations.

APPLE DAY
Kentish Town City Farm, 1 Cressfield Close, NW5 4BN
Sunday 29 Oct. 12noon-4pm. Free.
All ages annual celebration of all things apple with games, arts and crafts, music & food – and of course, lots and lots of apples!
Come along or call 020 7916 5421.

EVENING TALK
Keat’s Community Library, Keats Grove, NW3 2RR
Thursday 2 Nov. 7.30pm. Free.
Sir Ronald Harewood in conversation with Piers Plowright: a rare opportunity to meet the celebrated playwright and screenwriter (The Dresser, Quartet, Taking Sides, Collaboration, and The Pianist).

Come along or call 020 7431 1266.

GADGET CLINIC AT TAVIS HOUSE
Age UK Camden, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, WC1H 9NA
Thursday 16 Nov. 10am-12noon.
Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone and your questions. With the knowledgeable volunteers from Benifacto.
Call 020 7239 0400 for more info.

FESTIVE BAZAAR
Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn’s Ave, NW3 6NS Saturday 18 Nov. 12-2pm. 50p.
Bric-a-brac, tombola, homemade marmalade and much more.

TEA DANCE
The Camden Centre, Bidborough St, WC1H 9JE
Wednesday 18 Oct and 22 Nov (January TBC). Doors 12.30pm, dancing 1pm-4pm. £5 entry.
An afternoon of waltz, jive or foxtrot.
Call 020 7239 0400 for more info.

FESTIVE SOCIAL
Age UK Camden, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, WC1H 9NA
Thursday 14 Dec. 12-4pm. Free.
Festive food, drink and santa.
To book call 020 7837 3777.

CHRISTMAS MEAL DELIVERY FOR THOSE IN NEED
Julia’s famous Christmas Dinner delivery returns, Available for those aged 60 plus living alone. Booking essential via Age UK Camden’s information line on 020 7837 3777.

For Get Togethers information or travel advice, call 020 7837 3777

  • Booking is required where indicated.
  • Entry is free for many events, but sometimes there are charges for refreshments.
  • We occasionally have to make changes to event bookings so call to confirm times and dates.
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