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Unfortunately, due to the Covid 19 lockdown, our fascinating series of Talks and Events has been postponed.

Hansons Valuation Day

Monday 16th March 2020, 11am – 3pm 

By popular demand, Kate Bliss and colleagues from Hansons auctioneers are returning to offer valuations on your watches, jewellery and small items. Come along – you may have something of value in the attic!

Dementia Friends Info Session

Monday 23rd March, 2.30

This friendly and interactive session will increase your understanding of dementia and help you think about the small things that you can do to make a difference to people affected by dementia in our community.

Talk – Refugees Welcome in Richmond

Thursday 26th March, 2pm

Do you remember Alan Kurdi, the little boy found lifeless, face down on a Greek island beach? That was September 2015. The media posted photos and a wave of sympathy for the plight of refugees swept Britain.                                                                                                                          Elizabeth Byrne Hill, Secretary, Strawberry Hill Overseas and Community Concern (SHOCC).will talk about how Richmond rose to the challenge and how the work of Refugees Welcome in Richmond is helping Syrian families rebuild their lives after the traumas of bombing, torture and exile.

Talk – Kew Palace and Royal Family Life in 18th century

Monday 30th March, 1pm

Susanne Groom, local historian, author and former curator at Historic Royal Palaces is coming to give a talk about the history of Kew Palace during the reign of George 3rd and life at the Royal Palace during this time.

Talk by Kew Society

Thursday 2nd April, 2pm

Looking to the future, concerned about the present or interested in the past, the Kew Society is always relevant to those living in or around Kew. From planning reviews, environmental concerns and traffic consultations, through historical talks and Thames-based activities to gardening and community support, with membership in excess of 800 last year there is something for everyone.                                                                                          On 2nd April at 11am Mike Adams, one of the Trustees of the Kew Society, will be giving a talk about the activities of the Society.   

If you are not already a member, come and discover what you might be missing. If you are already a member, come and say hello.

Talk – Power of Attorney

Monday April 27th, 2pm

Representatives from well respected solicitors Moore Blatch, based on Richmond Green, are coming to explain what a Lasting Power of Attorney is, the different types available and the benefits of having them or not.

Talk – Bill Newton Dunn, MEP

Thursday 14th May, 2.30

Well known MEP, Bill Newton Dunn is coming in to talk to us about his fascinating career as an MEP from 1979 – 2020.

Reaching out to Men in our Community – Men’s Wellbeing Talk 

Representatives from well respected solicitors Moore Blatch, based on Richmond Green, are coming to explain what a Lasting Power of Attorney is, the different types available and the benefits of having them or not.

Monday 4th November, 1.30pm

Garry Freer, our Men’s Wellbeing leader and Dr David Beales will be talking about Men’s Health, the importance of exercise, nutrition and mental wellbeing and will signpost ways in which you can improve your life and age with vitality. David is a member of the group; he says, ‘We have focused on exercise that fits our individual needs, quietening the busy mind, nutrition, men’s health issues such as prostatism, as well as having open and confident discussions on areas of worry and concern. I leave the session feeling uplifted and ready for the week ahead. We have a good laugh and it’s also a way of meeting new people and making friends with similar interests.’

Please let the Office know if you intend to come.

Bring & Buy Sale

Thursday 14th November, 10.30 – 12.30pm

Bring your friends to our Avenue Club fundraiser. Grab a bargain from our beautiful hand-knits and craft items, homemade produce, bric-a-brac, raffle and much, much more… Our Knit and Stitch Group have been busy again and made this beautiful love heart Quilt which will be first prize in the Raffle. Tickets are just £1 from the Office.

Please let us know if you would like to stay for lunch.

Q-Physio

Thursday 4th May and 6th June 2-3pm

Q-Physio have volunteered to come along and are offering short consultations to members.

Roy Norton, BBC Producer

Monday 17th June 2.30

Interested in TV production? Come along and hear from Roy Norton, ex-senior producer at the BBC. He will be looking at some of the great milestones in television    history from pioneers of the ‘20s and 30’s to exciting  present day technology. Roy will go behind the scenes with some hilarious ‘off camera’ anecdotes including  gossip, scandals and memorable mistakes; you will also hear about his experiences working on important events such as Churchill’s funeral and the 1966 World Cup. There is no charge to members but donations are always welcome.

Full Circle Festival, Mortlake Crematorium

Saturday 29th June, 10-3pm

Come along and visit our stand at the Full Circle Festival 10-3pm at Mortlake Crematorium.

Summer Choir Concert and Afternoon Tea

Tuesday 9th July, 3pm

The Avenue Club Choir is ready to delight you with a variety of songs at our annual Summer Choir Concert and Afternoon Tea. Tickets are available from the Avenue Club Office. Everyone is welcome – bring your friends!

FREE valuations on your jewellery, silver and watches by Kate Bliss

Friday 6th September, 11am—3pm 

What Treasures Are You Sitting On?

Famous TV jewellery expert, Kate Bliss can value your precious gems and designer timepieces for FREE at The  Avenue Club on 6th September, 11am—3pm.

A familiar face on TV antiques programmes such as Bargain Hunt, Kate is set to do free jewellery, silver and watch valuations and hopes to pave the way to some auction windfalls.

She says: “I’m delighted to be heading this new free valuation event at The Avenue Club and hope to uncover some fabulous finds. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than telling someone a piece of jewellery or a watch they thought was valueless is worth hundreds, or even thousands, of pounds. For example, we plucked a hardstone 18ct gold cameo ring out of a box of costume jewellery. The client planned to throw it away. It sold for £1,100 from an estimate of £100! Designer watches are also highly desirable.’

So, don’t be shy, bring us your treasures, big and small. Please contact the Avenue Club office to book your time slot.

All our talks are free but any donations are always gratefully accepted.
Please contact the office for further details.

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