Adults

To attend a class or session, just turn up or call us for more information.

Everyone is welcome and we recommend bringing a friend along! 

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Groups & Events

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Mindful Monday Walks

Get the week off to a good start with a short walk led by Annie Sullivan, a local wellbeing practitioner. Breathe, clear your mind and enjoy the changing scenes of Barnes then return to the Centre for reflection and a short mindfulness practice. FREE DROP-IN SESSION

Email Sarah Chapman or call Sarah on 020 8741 6526 for more information. Not suitable for dogs or buggies. We don't always walk in school holidays so please check first! Please wear suitable footwear.

Part of our Rebalance wellbeing project, delivered in partnership with Open Reflexion.

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Crafty Café

Join our volunteers for some easy crafting projects, based in our warm and friendly café. All materials provided. FREE DROP-IN SESSION

Email Sarah Chapman or call Sarah on 020 8741 6526 for more information. We would also welcome contact from anyone happy to volunteer their time to lead or support occasional creative workshops.

Part of our Rebalance wellbeing project.

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Yoga and...

Develop your strength, flexibility and balance in both mind and body through gentle yoga for wellbeing. In these sessions we will practise a range of accessible poses and breathing techniques for relaxation and increased energy. We will also explore how good posture, yogic philosophy and mindfulness can help you cope with a busy life and get better sleep. Led by British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher and wellbeing practitioner Annie Sullivan, these classes are suitable for beginners or more exerienced yogis. Equipment provided. Please wear loose clothing.

** Temporary suspension of classes whilst Annie is in Thailand delivering a course to yoga teachers! She's back on Monday 6th March **

Part of our Rebalance programme, delivered in partnership with Open Reflexion.

Centre Sports

Don't sit around at home, pop in and see us on a Wednesday afternoon! This volunteer-led activity is aimed at keeping you active and mobile. How about trying out table tennis, badminton or walking football? FREE DROP-IN SESSION, refreshments available.

Email Sarah Chapman or call Sarah on 020 8741 6526 for more information. We would also welcome contact from anyone happy to volunteer in these sessions.

Part of our Rebalance wellbeing project.

The Welcome Project

Our multi-cultural friendship group welcomes everyone. Learn or practise speaking English and meet people from all around the world. Class groups led by qualified tutors, supported by lots of volunteers, for every stage from beginner to advanced with accredited qualifications available. We are a social group, often cooking and eating together after the classes, talking about our families and finding out about each other's home countries.

THESE ARE FREE SESSIONS and open to anyone. FREE creche run by qualified childcarers for babies and young children whose parents are learning with us. 

Email Sarah Chapman or call Sarah on 020 8741 6526 for more information. If you know someone who may benefit from joining our group, please support them to make contact with us. We are always looking for volunteers for this project. You do not need to commit to every week and you will be part of a fantastic, open-minded team.

The Welcome Project is delivered in partnership with Barnes Children's Centre and Richmond Adult Community College.

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Gardening Club

Pottering about in the garden in the fresh air is a great way to lift spirits and feel you've achieved something. You can spend just 20 minutes gardening to feel the benefits. We have a blossoming group of people who grow crops on our award-winning community allotment and keep our borders looking pretty. This year we are planning a nature-friendly area and a new shrub border. You don't need to know anything about gardening to join in and you can help us even if you'd prefer to sit down. All you need to bring is a pair of old shoes! FREE DROP-IN SESSIONS, refreshments provided.

If you would like to volunteer to support this project, we'd love to hear from you. We are especially looking for people willing to dig, fence and lay paths. You can come at times other than when this project is running. All donations of plants and seeds are extremely welcome!

Email Sarah Chapman or call Sarah on 020 8741 6526 for more information.

Part of our Rebalance wellbeing project.

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Café

Our welcoming café is a vibrant, relaxed space to have a cappuccino and slice of homemade cake or a great cuppa and a bacon sandwich!
Look out for our famous Fry-Up Friday – cooked breakfast, toast and a cuppa for only £4.50! We offer a great veggie fry up option. Our children's cooked breakfast deal is only £2.50. Next Fry-Up is Friday 24th February.

We are always looking for volunteers to help in our café. No previous experience needed as we offer training. The only skill you need is to be happy to muck in! It's a great way to boost your confidence and meet new people. Many of our volunteers have moved to paid work after volunteering with us, contact Sarah Chapman to find out more. 

Pilates

Pilates is great low impact exercise for people who aren’t fully fit. A mixture of yoga, martial arts and western exercise, Pilates strengthens your core muscles and improves your posture. Combine Pilates with an aerobic activity for weight loss and toning.

Pilates can improve flexibility, joint mobility and relieve stress and tension. This fun class is open to both sexes and all ages. 

Welcome Project Book Club

A book club for speakers of other languages. A great way to improve your English by reading, speaking and learning about grammar together. Led by volunteers who speak English as their first language. FREE SESSION.

Let's Get It Sorted

We are your community centre and we are here to support you. If your daily life is changing, we can explain options or help you find extra help and support, whether financial or practical, including funding applications and signposting on to one of our network of local organisations.

We can chat to you about money-saving ideas, back to work support or help you with phone calls, form-filling and letter-writing. FREE DROP-IN SESSION 

Please come and talk to us in absolute confidence. Just come into the café and ask for Sarah or Simon.

IT training

We run courses for adults to improve their IT skills. Currently we are not running any accredited courses but we do provide volunteer-supported learning in all aspects of IT – from using your tablet to search the web, email or Skype through to basic Microsoft Office skills. Contact Us or pop into the Centre and tell us how we can help you.

Barnes Food Bank

If you are struggling to feed yourself or your family, talk confidentially to any member of staff at CCC or speak to one of the affiliated agencies that support Richmond Food Bank for a voucher to receive food. The Barnes satellite Food Bank is a free and confidential service run by Holy Trinity Church. If you are in crisis and don't have a voucher, please come in anyway. The Food Bank are here to support you. FREE REFRESHMENTS.

(Please note:this session is run by an outside provider)

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NHS Health Check

Free health check by an NHS team for people aged 40-74. Call 020 8323 1722 for more information or to book a health check.

Next date is Saturday 4th February 2107, 9.30am-noon.

(Please note: this is delivered by an external provider)

BYT Experimental Theatre Group

BYT is an improvisation theatre group with over 100 original shows performed to date. You can learn voice exercises, movement and improvisation as well as develop your confidence and imagination. No scripts mean you can have a real creative input into the shows. Join us! 

Call Ed Cottrell on 07976 718142 or just turn up!

(Please note: BYT is an external provider)

 

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Yoga

Beginners and intermediate yoga class. Find strength, fitness, blanace and calm. Breathe, stretch and connect with alignment. Drop-in session. Mats and props provided. Contact Wendy for more info: info@magicwandayoga

(Please note: this yoga session is delivered by an external provider)

Also In Your Community...

Community Choir

Do you love to sing but can’t read music? Join the Community Choir to sing a wide range of Pop, Gospel, Blues and Zulu music. Open to adults of all ages, come and join in the noise!

Thursdays 19:30 - 21:00 at Lowther Primary School, Stillingfleet Road. £5 per session.

Find Barnes Community Choir on Facebook. www.facebook.com/BarnesCommunityChoir

www.lowther.richmond.sch.uk