‘Dragon Hall doesn’t dumb down activities but consistently offers activities that are outside the box…’
Dragon Hall Trust delivers services for the Over 55s from 5 different venues – Dragon Hall, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, Covent Garden Community Centre @ 7 Dials Club, The Phoenix Garden & N1C Centre in Kings Cross.
We partner with other organisations to ensure that there is a wide ranging and interesting offer of activities and events for those in our communities who are over 55. Some of our regular activities include:
- Dance – including Tea Dances, classes in Tango, line dancing and Flamenco
- Exercise – Yoga, Pilates, Badminton, Tai Chi & Kelle Ball
- Creative – Art Classes, Knit & knatter, Singing Group, Book Club
- French conversation, book club, lunch club, Talks and events, trips out & Gardening at Phoenix Garden
Dragon Hall users continue to request activities that can support them to lead an active and full life. Traditional activities such as bingo and sing-alongs are replaced by mindfulness, meditation and trips to gardens, galleries, theatre and concerts.
Trips have included going to Buckingham Palace, Kew Gardens, theatres, museums, the seaside and on the canal. All of the activities are either free or at a very reasonable and affordable rate. These services are funded by City Bridge Trust, St Giles United Charity, Mercer’s Trust, The Big Lottery Awards for All and Ageing Better Camden
During 2018 to 2019 Dragon Hall began to offer activities in the evenings and weekends. Going to shows, restaurants, museums and concerts are just some of the events that were arranged. A Tea Dance was scheduled for a Saturday afternoon and was expected to attract around 30 to 40 people. By mid afternoon 90 older people had turned up!
‘There is a real community feel at all of the activities provided by Dragon Hall, gives me a reason to get out of the house…’
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Find out more by contacting John Hayes or pick up an activity timetable from Dragon Hall Trust.