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Spring 2020 - Issue 57


POSTPONED: Upcoming Talks and Events

We have a series of fascinating talks and events – please feel free to come along – bring your friends! All our talks are free.  We welcome any donations which go to the Charity giving the talk. Hansons Valuation Day Monday 16th March 2020, 11am – 3pm  By popular demand, Kate Bliss and colleagues from Hansons […]


News and Events

Christmas Lunch Wednesday 18th December 2019 A fun time was had by all at The Christmas Lunch. Our staff and lovely volunteers produced a beautiful 3 course lunch with all the trimmings. The Hall was decorated and looked very festive. We enjoyed brilliant performances from our Ukulele Group and Choir and once again, the singing […]


Great In Britain: The Movie

Monday 25th March 2019 Doors open 6.30pm, programme starts 7.20pm at Kew Community Centre, St Luke’s in The Avenue, Kew TW9 2AJ Admission by ticket only – £10 each.  Cash bar. Contact: 0208 948 8806 Great Britain: the movie is a ‘cult’ British comedy movie in the making. With its machine-gun dialogue, intricate plotting, […]

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Ukulele Concert

Our Ukulele Club members ‘The Avenukes’ put on a fantastic concert and raised the roof with a variety of popular songs. If you would like to give the ukuele a go, they meet on Fridays between 1 and 2.30pm. Monday 17th December

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Christmas Lunch

We were delighted that over 100 of our members came along to our Christmas Lunch on 19th December to start the festive season. Staff and volunteers worked hard in the kitchen to produce a wonderful meal, during which we were entertained by our ‘opera singing waiters’ who sang a variety of songs. After the meal […]


Bring & Buy Sale

The annual Bring and Buy Sale was, once again, a huge success with over £1700 raised for the Avenue Club. First prize in the raffle was a wonderful handmade quilt produced by the ‘knit and stitch’ group and we would like to thank them for all their hard work. New Crafters always welcome in our […]


The History of London in Six Talks and Four Visits

This series will attempt the impossible: to compress almost 2000 years into ten Wednesday afternoons. Beginning on 3 October we will trace the movement of London from the edge of the world map to its centre, its development from a provincial backwater to [briefly] the larg-est, richest city in history and the capital of the […]


Tuesday Talking Pictures

Every week, starting with David Lean’s “Brief Encounter” we will watch excerpts from a film and have a discussion about it. There will also be time for gossip about the latest films you have seen and shared information about what’s on in and around London. We could call these weekly sessions . Tutor: John Wischmeyer, […]


Opera in Performance

Following on from our last very successful series of Lectures, Ross Alley is returning to the Club with a series of “Opera in Performance” lectures which will focus on works currently on in London and especially live screenings to cinemas from The Met in New York, starting with Puccini’s “La Boheme”. 13 September: Puccini’s “La […]


Choir Concert and Tea

Tuesday, 3rd July at 3.00 pm – £6.00 This year’s Choir Concert is a tribute to Armistice Day following World War I. Please see our Choir Tea poster here There’ll also be tunes celebrating American Independence Day. They’re sounding good and would be delighted if you’d join them for a fun and social afternoon of […]


C&C Creative Arts Concert

This event will showcase C&C’s innovative and award winning Creative Arts service for older people. The programme will include: choir performances by residents from Cecil Court and their All Together Opera choir run by The Royal Opera House; readings from members of one of C&C’s creative writing groups for older people and an art display […]


Guided Tour of Dorney Court

Dorney Court is one of England’s most uniquely beautiful Tudor Manor Houses set amidst acres of mature parkland and encircled by well tended yew hedges. The remarkable and characterful House is Grade 1 listed and designated as being of outstanding architectural and historical interest. We’ll be having a guided tour and then a light lunch […]