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March
  • Tai Chi classes take place every Friday at  the Essex Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Garden Terrace, W8 4RT at 11 a.m. - 12:15 pm 
  • Chair exercises take place every Monday afternoon at Binbrook House,  Sutton Way, Dalgarno Gardens, North Kensington, W10 5HF and Cremorne Sheltered Housing, Jean Darling & Chelsea Farm Houses, Milman Street, Chelsea, London, SW10 0BY
  • JMW Turner and the Thames Presentation:- One of the greatest landscape/seascape artists in history: a talk by the Director of Turner House Museum Mathew Morgan at Kensington Palace on 21st March at 2 pm
Please call 0203 719 4954 if you require further information or to book your attendance
April
  • Tai Chi classes take place every Friday at  the Essex Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Garden Terrace, W8 4RT at 11 a.m. - 12:15 pm 
  • Chair exercises take place every Monday afternoon at Binbrook House,  Sutton Way, Dalgarno Gardens, North Kensington, W10 5HF and Cremorne Sheltered Housing, Jean Darling & Chelsea Farm Houses, Milman Street, Chelsea, London, SW10 0BY
  • Jan Pennington will be giving an exciting talk about Japan on 18th April at the Holy Trinity Sloane Square at 2pm
  • Healthy Eating workshop presented by nutritionist Caroline Walker at 2pm on 26th April at the St Mary Abbots Centre, Vicarage Gate, Kensington W8
Please call 0203 719 4954 if you require further information or to book your attendance
May
  • Tai Chi classes take place every Friday at  the Essex Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Garden Terrace, W8 4RT at 11 a.m. - 12:15 pm 
  • Chair exercises take place every Monday afternoon at Binbrook House,  Sutton Way, Dalgarno Gardens, North Kensington, W10 5HF and Cremorne Sheltered Housing, Jean Darling & Chelsea Farm Houses, Milman Street, Chelsea, London, SW10 0BY
  • Tour of JMW Turner paintings at the Tate Gallery by Rob Humphreys, member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides and best selling author will guide our group through the Tate's collection of Turner paintings. May 3rd at 2pm.
  • Hear Here: a fascinating interactive presentation to improve your Ear Fitness - date to be announced
  • Tigers, Temples and Trains. Reminiscences of 50 years travelling the Indian Sub-continent. Tracking tigers, birds and other animals.  A talk by Clifford Jones former BBC Radio presenter and researcher for BBC Natural History Radion. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society (FRGS), a Fellow of the British Naturalist's Association and for the past 20 years has been a guest lecturer on board cruise ships. Date to be announced
  • Macular Society presentation on Central Vision Loss and Eye Health. Date to be announced
Please call 0203 719 4954 if you require further information or to book your attendance

Please read Jan Pennington's report on our group tour of the works of JMW Turner at the Tate: 

June
  • Tai Chi classes take place every Friday at  the Essex Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Garden Terrace, W8 4RT at 11 a.m. - 12:15 pm 
  • Chair exercises take place every Monday afternoon at Binbrook House,  Sutton Way, Dalgarno Gardens, North Kensington, W10 5HF and Cremorne Sheltered Housing, Jean Darling & Chelsea Farm Houses, Milman Street, Chelsea, London, SW10 0BY
  • Four Digital Hub sessions at Cremorne Sheltered Housing and Kingsmill House, Sutton Estate. To help with any digital issues. Please call 0203 719 4954 to book.
  • Art Classes Every Monday at Cremorne Sheltered Clubrooms. Please call 0203 719 4954 to book.
  • Coach trip to Aldi every Friday. Please call 0203 719 4954 to book.
  • Sunday Times Bestselling Author Lesley Kara will be talking to us about Psychological ThrillersHoly Trinity Sloane Square146 Sloane Street, SW1X 9BZ. Thursday 20th June at 2-4 pmLesley Kara is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour, Who did you Tell? The Dare and The Apartment Upstairs. The Rumour was the highest-selling crime-fiction debut of 2019 in the UK, and a Kindle No. 1 bestseller. This is an interactive workshop on why psychological thrillers are such a popular genre. It will explore some of the tropes and reader expectations associated with this genre and what sets these books apart from other forms of suspenseful storytelling. It will give tips on how thriller writers can manipulate readers' emotions and keep them guessing until the very end.

  • London: An Artistic Crossroads - Sotheby's Private Tour and ChampagneJune 11th, 3:30 pm, Sotheby’s 34-35 New Bond Street London W1A 2AAJoin our group for a private tour of London: an Artistic Crossroads exhibition presented by a Sotheby's expert at the Sotheby's New Bond Street premises. The tour will end with champagne. The stories artists, or at least a chosen few of them, are the inspiration for this exhibition, "London: An Artistic Crossroads". The show is both a homage to London, multicultural melting pot of global civilisation, and to all those who have come from other places to stir that pot, in such vigorous ways.  It also coincides with the bicentenary celebrations of London's great museum of Old Master paintings, the National Gallery, to which it is intended to complement. So while the National Gallery is sending 12 remarkable masterpieces from its own collection out and away from London, to 12 art institutions elsewhere in the country, this exhibition, a collaboration between Sotheby's and Art UK, does the exact reverse: it collects 12 extraordinary works of art from major regional collections and brings them together, in one room, in the capital city.

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July

Please contact us on 0203 719 4954 to join our membership or for more information about our events

  • Tai Chi classes take place every Friday at  the Essex Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Garden Terrace, W8 4RT at 11 a.m. - 12:15 pm 
  • Chair exercises take place every Monday afternoon at Binbrook House,  Sutton Way, Dalgarno Gardens, North Kensington, W10 5HF and Cremorne Sheltered Housing, Jean Darling & Chelsea Farm Houses, Milman Street, Chelsea, London, SW10 0BY
  • Five Digital Hub sessions at Cremorne Sheltered Housing and Kingsmill House, Sutton Estate. To help with any digital issues. Please call 0203 719 4954 to book.
  • Art Classes Every Monday at Cremorne Sheltered Clubrooms. Please call 0203 719 4954 to book.
  • Coach trip to Aldi every Friday. Please call 0203 719 4954 to book.
  • Embrace the Future: Join Our Age-Friendly Community Kick-off Event at the Kensington Town Hall. Discover how the World Health Organisation Age-Friendly Community can transform your life! Join the kick-off event to learn about this exclusive scheme to enhance your wellbeing in a supportive, engaging environment. Friday 19th July at 1.45pm, Small Hall, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX. Enjoy delightful refreshments and the chance to meet old friends and make new ones!

Speakers include:

Sue Johnson, Senior Policy Officer, Greater London Assembly: An overview of the London Mayor's Age Friendly London action plan.

Tony Burch, Trustee, Age UK London: The benefits to older adults.

Open Age:  How it can benefit Kensington & Chelsea older residents

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea

The World Health Organization (WHO) Age-Friendly Community initiative aims to create environments that enhance the quality of life for older adults. It focuses on adapting structures and services to be accessible and inclusive, promoting active aging. Key components include:

 

Outdoor Spaces and Buildings: Ensuring safe, accessible, and pleasant environments.

Transportation: Providing reliable and accessible public transit options.

Housing: Offering affordable and adaptable living arrangements.

Social Participation: Encouraging engagement in community activities.

Respect and Social Inclusion: Fostering a culture of respect and inclusion.

Civic Participation and Employment: Supporting opportunities for volunteering and employment.

Communication and Information: Ensuring access to information through multiple channels.

Community Support and Health Services: Providing affordable and accessible health services.

 
  • Midsummer Cider Punch Party. St Peter's Notting Hill. 31st July 2-4pm.​​
  • Tai Chi classes take place every Friday at  the Essex Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Garden Terrace, W8 4RT at 11 a.m. - 12:15 pm 
  • Chair exercises take place every Monday afternoon at Binbrook House,  Sutton Way, Dalgarno Gardens, North Kensington, W10 5HF and Cremorne Sheltered Housing, Jean Darling & Chelsea Farm Houses, Milman Street, Chelsea, London, SW10 0BY
  • Five Digital Hub sessions at Cremorne Sheltered Housing and Kingsmill House, Sutton Estate. To help with any digital issues. Please call 0203 719 4954 to book.
  • Art Classes Every Monday at Cremorne Sheltered Clubrooms. Please call 0203 719 4954 to book.
  • Coach trip to Aldi every Friday. Please call 0203 719 4954 to book.
  • Battle of Britain - 80 years and Beyond. On Zoom July 25th. Discover the heroic story of the Battle of Britain in 1940. Illustrated talk covers key events, strategies, and tributes to the brave pilots. Join us for an illuminating talk on the pivotal events of the summer of 1940, where outnumbered young pilots from 15 countries united to defeat the Luftwaffe. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the period, starting with the occupation of Northern Europe, the Low Countries, and Norway, followed by Operation Dynamo, and culminating in the crucial and vicious 3½ months of the Battle of Britain. Our speaker, Chris Leworth, will delve into: The game-changing Dowding defence and interception system and the four phases of the Battle of Britain: Kanalkampf, the attempted obliteration of Fighter Command, the switch to targeting London, and the final phase. This will include the circumstances under which the only Victoria Cross awarded to Fighter Command occurred and the 'Hardest Day'. The key attacks on 15 September 1940, forever remembered as Battle of Britain Day. Thought-provoking conclusions and a heartfelt tribute. The talk will be richly illustrated with maps, photographs, and paintings from that era.

About the Speaker:

Chris Leworthy, a retired professional, has dedicated himself to military history, volunteering at several historic sites. His experience includes time at the Churchill War Rooms in London and as a guide at the Battle of Britain Bunker in Uxbridge. He regularly delivers talks on the Battle of Britain, the Dieppe Raid, D-Day, and the Dambusters Raid to audiences across the UK and internationally via Zoom.  Chris lives in Berkshire with his wife and two adult children. In his spare time, he enjoys dog walking, gardening, watching rugby, visiting the theatre, and attempting to avoid reading the news.

 

  • ARTISTS IN LONDON BY Diane Burstein. 15TH August Holy Trinity. An illustrated talk about London's various creative quarters from the grand studio houses of Victorian Holland Park and Chelsea to the live/work spaces of contemporary Shoreditch and Deptford. Discover how London's artistic map changed over the years and "meet" the artists who lived worked and loved in London.

 

ABOUT DIANE BURSTEIN

A qualified London Blue Badge Tour Guide and Historian, she has been leading tours in London for 20 years. Her contributions to local radio stations BBC London and LBC have helped to make me one of the capital's best known tour guides. She teaches Discovering London courses at two of London's top Adult Education Institutes - The Bishopsgate Institute and City Lit. Since the outbreak of Covid 19 she has been giving regular talks via the medium of Zoom.

 

An experienced speaker she has spoken to a variety of groups including National Trust, WI, Rotary Clubs, Local History Groups, Corporate Groups, Social Groups and Livery Company members. 

August

CONTACT US

135 Notting Hill Gate

Kensington W11 3LB

admin@kensingtonandchelseaforum.org.uk

Tel: 020 3719 4954

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