Upcoming Events

Tuesday 9th August 2021

Good evening everyone,

I hope that your weekend went well. I would like to share some news with you today.

After just over two years of working for Dragon Hall and The Phoenix Garden, Leah has decided to move on to pastures new. It is a bittersweet departure as it means she will be saying goodbye to all of the wonderful members she has had the pleasure of meeting and working with.

Leah would like to thank each person who has made her time working for Phoenix Garden and Dragon Hall an enjoyable one, and wishes you all the best for the future!

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List Of  Weekly ZOOM Sessions

Please find below our weekly zoom timetable, and if you have any suggestions for future sessions, do please send me an email.

09:30: Line Dancing (restarts in September)

11:45: Pilates (restarts in September)
14:00: Queens Gallery Workshop
18:30: Guitar Lesson with Constantine (restarts in September)

19:00: French Conversation (restarts in September)

11:00: Gentle Tai Chi
14:00: Spanish Conversation (restarts in September)
17:00: Belly Dancing

List Of WEEKLY In-Person Sessions

10:30: Yoga with Marcos (PG)
11:45: Pilates with Rosie (restarts in September) (PG)

10.00: 1-1 Digital Support with Neil (restarts 19th August)
11:15 – 12:15: Flamenco with Sam (DH)

(DH – Dragon Hall, PG – Phoenix Garden, 7D – 7Dials Club)


Kew Gardens
9th September - Free Visit to Kew Gardens


Friday 20th
11:00 In-person Tai Chi with Helena (venue tbc) – cost £2.00

Monday 23rd
12.00 – 14.00 Live Music Now Concert at Dragon Hall (limited spaces)


Thursday 9th
12:00: Free Visit to Kew Gardens

Tuesday 14th
10:00: Jewellery Making with Beverly (six-week course at Phoenix Garden)

Wednesday 15th
12:00 Free visit and tour of the Wallace Collection (max number 8 spaces)

Thursday 16th
14.00 – 15.00: Tour of Covent Garden and visit to Freemason Hall with Chris Barlow

Thursday 30th
14:00 – 15:00: Chris Barlow Talk: (a life spent in the company of art)

Royal Collection Trust

Royal Collection Trust

A very special guest will be joining the Wednesday Community Zoom. Artist John Wonnacott is joining regular Dawn Purkiss to talk about his Centenary Portrait, which is on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London. John will talk about the work, and Dawn will add further context by discussing more modern royal portrayals.

Mary Ward Legal Centre

Dragon Hall is hoping to work with the Mary Ward Legal Centre, offering free one-to-one personal sessions.

Debt advice
MWLC can advise on all personal debt issues. They can help whether the person has one debt or several debts and if the debt is small or large. Below are some examples of the sorts of issues that they advise on:

  • Rent and mortgage arrears.
  • Council tax arrears.
  • Benefits overpayments.
  • Credit debts.
  • Bankruptcy and Debt Relief Orders.
  • Unpaid gas/electricity bills.

Welfare Benefits advice
MWLC provide specialist advice on welfare benefits and tax credit issues. They do not offer basic benefit checks or form filling. They can assist where a person has had a negative decision on a claim. They can help challenge the decision by mandatory reconsideration and appeal to a tribunal. Examples include:

  • Challenging a decision to stop a benefit.
  • Challenging a decision to reduce a benefit award (such as a lower rate of PIP).
  • Challenging a decision that you have been overpaid benefit.
  • Challenging a decision to apply a sanction.

Housing advice
Their specialist housing advice service includes advice on the following:

  • Homelessness.
  • Notices Seeking/Requiring Possession and Notice to Quit.
  • Defending possession proceedings and warrants for eviction.
  • Disrepair –where housing conditions are causing serious risk of harm to the tenant’s health or safety.
  • Defending Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions brought by Social Landlords.

If you need any help in these areas, please let me know.

Covent Garden Food Bank

Please do contact us if you need a food parcel – CCGG @7Dials can provide you with a free food package each week.

If you need help with shopping, collecting medication or just want someone to talk to by phone – please let us know.
Email John: john@dragonhall.org.uk or 07759 646507 in case of an emergency.

Can You Help Dragon Hall Trust?

Your donation will support vulnerable members of our communities with food via Covent Garden Food Bank, calls via the phone support line and assistance to get online for those who are digitally disadvantaged.

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Contact Us

Please do contact us if you need a food parcel – CCGG @7Dials might be able to provide you with a free food package each week. If you need help with shopping, collecting medication or just want someone to talk to by phone – please let us know.

You can reach me either at john@dragonhall.org.uk or 07759 646507 in case of an emergency.

Cartoon of John Hayes

Contact John at john@dragonhall.org.uk or 07759 646507 in case of an emergency. 

Be safe – and remember to laugh at the little things!