Startup School for Seniors

Monday 25th April 2022


Good morning all,

Please find details of forthcoming events.

Please could all members be aware of the following:-

  • If you book for an event and cannot attend, please let me know asap – do not wait until I contact you and inform you that you have a space. This is unfair on those who I have informed that they can’t attend and creates extra work for me.
  • If you have not been able to attend an event, please let me know when you are booking for a future activity. I will make you a priority (though I cannot guarantee you a space, I will do all that I can to ensure you don’t miss out twice).
  • Requests for a space will be taken up to 72 hours once an activity has been advertised. This will help me manage the event lists and confirm with everyone if they have been allocated a ticket or not.

Please email me for any further information.

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

Hans Holbein & Sir Thomas More
Startup School for Seniors

Free ‘Startup School for Seniors’ course for Camden residents

Are you over 50, currently unemployed, have recently been made redundant or are looking to branch out on your own?

Startup School for Seniors is a free eight week eLearning course for unemployed Camden residents, who are looking to start their own business.

This course is for you if:

  • You have a passion or idea you’d like to turn into a business
  • You want to gain the skills necessary to get a new business off the ground
  • You would benefit from the support of others

The course is being delivered online by entrepreneur Suzanne Noble and business coach Mark Elliott, who create a fun, interactive, learning experience and support you to progress week by week.

The course is free for those living in Camden. The course starts in May 2022 and registration will open shortly.

Please email me for more details.

Tudor Allen Talk

Wednesday 27th April – Talk by the Royal Collection Trust (Zoom) FREE
Highlights from the Collections of Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre.

Conserving Japanese Arms and Armour
Conservator Francesca Levy will discuss the work she undertook on the Japanese arms and armour in the Royal Collection in preparation for the Japan: Courts and Culture exhibition.

Link is the same as previous sessions, please email me for the Zoom link if you do not have it

Tudor Allen Talk

Friday 29th April – Tudor Allen Talk – “Treasures of the Archives
Highlights from the Collections of Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre.

Phoenix Garden at 11:00am
In this illustrated talk, Tudor Allen, Archivist at Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, presents some of the highlights from the Centre’s collections including photographs, artworks, rare books, archives and ephemera. Among the items examined will be a 16th-century deed, a King James the First letters patent, 18th-century workhouse accounts,
Hampstead Militia muskets, Second World War civil defence records, and letters of Millicent Fawcett, Charles Dickens and George Bernard Shaw.

Please email me to book a space, join us from 10:30 for free refreshments.

Sir John Soane's Museum


Free General Tour followed by refreshments
Wednesday 4th May: 10:15am – 12:15pm

Hidden Masterpieces (9 March – 5 June 2022) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the finest works amongst the drawings collected by Sir John Soane. These are usually kept in locked drawers and among carefully stored volumes at Sir John Soane’s Museum, but this spring, a selection of highlights will be on display for all to enjoy.

Join us for a private tour and then refreshments and discussion afterwards.
I have 10 spaces, please email for a space.

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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