UK Energy Crisis

Monday 2nd May 2022


Good afternoon all,

I hope your bank holiday weekend is going well. Here are a couple of talks, workshops and classes, which I hope might be of interest to some of you. An updated timetable of events will be shared tomorrow.

Please email me for any further information.

You can leave me a message on Whatsapp.
My Mobile number is 07759 646507

Spring Flower
Digital Skills

FREE workshops from Camden Adult Learning

Digital Skills Workshop – Thursdays, 10am – 12pm, 5 May – 14 July
Covent Garden Creative Digital Project – Thursdays, 1pm – 3pm, 5 May – 14 July

  • Do you have a smartphone or tablet but can’t do much with it?
  • Do you find filling in online forms and applications confusing?
  • Would you like to learn more about social media, Zoom calls, shopping, and staying safe online?
  • Do you need to learn computer skills to get a job, but don’t know where to start?

If you answered ‘yes’ to some or all of these questions, come along to our friendly drop-in workshop.

Come as often or as little as you need.

Please email me for more details.

Cyber crime talk

FREE Scam Talk organised by Camden Age UK

Friday 13th May, 11:00 – 12:00

Cybercrime continues to rise in scale and complexity, affecting essential services, businesses and private individuals alike. Most cyber-attacks could be prevented by taking these basic security steps:

  • Choose strong passwords and don’t reuse them for multiple logins,
  • Install security software such as anti-virus and two-factor authentication.
  • Keep all security software and operating systems updated (this can be set to update automatically)

Join us next week as a member of the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit will be talking about how to protect yourself online from scams. This will include online banking, shopping, how to spot scam emails, passwords, etc.

Please email me for more details.

UK Energy Crisis

FREE Energy Talk organised by Uswitch Community

Friday 20th May, 11:00 – 12:00

  • Are you financially challenged by the prevailing energy crisis and cost of living crisis?
  • Do you require advice and support to navigate your current situation?

Please join Jean Graham, from Uswitch, who will talk about what support energy suppliers are offering; what help is being offered by the government and local councils, what to consider when fixed energy plans end and energy efficiency tips.

Please email me for more details.

Ballroom and Latin Dance

Ballroom and Latin Dance (from 26th April)

Improvers – Mondays, 18:15 – 20;15 – Beginners – Tuesdays, 17:00 – 19:00

Turn off those television dance shows and learn for yourself the poise, steps and art of Ballroom Dancing. The emphasis is on developing a strong style and technique. People will enjoy learning new steps in the following dances: Slow waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Rumba, Chachacha, Samba and Jive.

Fee per term: £83 – Concession: £20

For further information about the courses and/or to enrol:


Walking shoes

Angela’s Health Walk & Sunday Lunch

Sunday 8th May – 10:30am

Angela’s walk this month will be at the weekend. Join us as we meet at Tower Hill Station and walk towards Greenwich Park. Then onwards for a Sunday lunch in the Greenwich area.

Email if you are interested in the walk and lunch or just the walk.

The walk is free, you pay for your own lunch.

British Museum Exhibition


Community Preview: Feminine Power: from the divine to the demonic
Sunday 15th May: 12pm

The first exhibition of its kind, Feminine power takes a cross-cultural look at the profound influence of female spiritual beings within global religion and faith. From wisdom, passion and desire, to war, justice and mercy, the diverse expression of female spiritual powers around the world prompts us to reflect on how we perceive femininity and gender identity today.

I have 10 tickets, please email for a ticket.

Japan: Courts & Culture Exhibition


Japan: Courts & Culture –
Tuesday 24th May from 10:30am

The Royal Collection holds some of the most significant examples of Japanese art and design in the western world. For the first time, highlights from this outstanding collection are brought together to tell the story of 300 years of diplomatic, artistic and cultural exchange between the British and Japanese royal and imperial families.

I have 20 tickets, please email for a ticket.

What's On

Regular Classes

09:30 Line Dancing (On Zoom – restarts 9th May, cost £1.00)
11:00 – 13:00 Badminton (Free)

10:00 – 12:00 Jewellery Class (restarts 3rd May)

10:00 – 11:00 Yoga (£5.00)
11:15 – 12:15 Pilates (£5.00)

10:00 – 12:30 1-1 Digital Inclusion support (Free)
11:15 – 12:15 Flamenco (£3.00)
13:00 – 15:00 Badminton (Free)
13:00 – 15:00 Digital Photo Class (restarts 5th May)

10:00 – 11:00 Tai Chi (Zoom)
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Club (£3.00)
17:00 – 18:00 Latin Dancing (Zoom)

Please email me for any further details or to reserve a space / tickets.
You can also leave a message on Whatsapp.
My Mobile number is 07759 646507
What's On

Forthcoming Activities

Friday 29th: 11:00  – 12:00: Tudor Allen History Talk (Six Spaces)
Saturday 30th: 13:00 – 15:30: Tea Dance (Full)

Wednesday 4th: 10:15 – 12:15: Free tour of John Soane’s Museum (Full)
Sunday 8th May: 10:30: Angela Health Walk & Sunday Lunch (Full)
Friday 13th: 11:00 – 12:00: Scam and Fraud Talk by Age UK (15 spaces)
Sunday 15th: 12:00: Free exhibition at the British Museum (Full)
Friday 20th: 11:00 – 12:00: Energy Talk by Uswitch (15 spaces)
Tuesday 24th: 10:00 – 12:15: Free tour at the Queens Gallery (Full)
Saturday 28th: 13:00 – 15:30: Vera the Diva’s Tea Dance (40 spaces – £3.50)

Friday 10th: 12:00 – 14:00: Summer Bar-B-Q (details to follow)
Friday 17th 14:00: Free entry to London Transport Museum (more details to follow)

Please email me for any further details or to reserve a space / tickets.
You can also leave a message on Whatsapp.
My Mobile number is 07759 646507
And Finally

And Finally…

If you need to contact me, please contact me only on this mobile number 07759 646507.
Please do not visit me at Dragon Hall. I work at different venues throughout the week and I might not be there.

It is essential that all events/workshops or classes are booked in advance. Dragon Hall is still following social distancing guidelines and most sessions are now fully booked. If you would like to attend an event, please ALWAYS contact me beforehand.

Please note that all payments for classes are paid online via our website. If you have any difficulty with this, I am happy to assist. But again, this must be done beforehand and booked with me.


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