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Sunday 18 September 2022


Good morning, hope the weekend is going well for you. Welcome to our weekly online newsletter, which lists all current and future activities that I organise.

Just a reminder: when booking for future events a different email address will be used: this is Please use this if you have any queries regarding a special event or class. I can still be contacted via, if you have an urgent or non-activity enquiry.

Please note when booking or reserving a space – you will be asked to complete a simple google form.

If you have any feedback or suggestions please do let me know.


You can leave me a message on Whatsapp.
My Mobile number is: 07759 646507
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LGBTQ+ Latin Party


Venue: CGCC at 7 Dials Club

Come along to our first LGBTQ+ Latin Party, bringing together the people that love Latin music and culture. Our very own Edurne will be beginning the party with a dance workshop teaching you how to Salsa and to merengue. Then the party will start with our social dance, refreshments and a chance to mingle.

This, our first LGBTQ+ Latin Party, will take place at the CGCC at 7 Dials Club.


To reserve a space, please use the booking form below:

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Free Talks Next Month (October 2022)

I have a couple of talks planned for next month. Talks and workshops are something that I am planning to do on a regular basis now that the dark nights are drawing in, so watch this space and more details to follow.

Friday 7th October – 11:30:
Talk by Silvertime Legal; Tax, Care and the New Guy
Silvertime Legal will cover the topic of care and how if we as individuals have over £23,250 we will be expected to pay for our own long-term care fees. Due to this, hundreds of houses are sold every day to cover the costs of our long-term care fees. The speakers will discuss the different options available to us that may benefit certain individuals and help to prevent them from selling their homes for their care fees.

Friday 21st October – 11:30:
Telling Your Story
If you were to tell a story from your childhood, or share your life experiences, or talk about your career, what would you say? When these stories are brought together in a written account, then that is a memoir or autobiography – it’s what really happened, your story, told the way you want to tell it.

But what does it take to write your story? Is it worth telling? Where do you start? And how do you know if it’s any good? This free introductory talk will answer these questions and more, in a lively conversation about memoir & autobiography as a form. If you are curious about starting a memoir project, editor and writer Susan Gordon will take you through some of the essentials of life writing, and different ways to approach it.

Bench at Kew Gardens


Sunday 16th October

Join me for what MIGHT be our last visit to Kew Gardens this year. I am trying to get some tickets for the Christmas at Kew event, but this is unlikely, but unless you try…

I have 19 spaces for Kew on Sunday 16th October at 12pm. Please note that this is NOT a tour, just entry.


If you are interested, please complete the form below:

What's On

Regular Classes

09:00 Line Dancing (Zoom; £1 per class)
11:00 – 13:00 Badminton (Free – but booking essential)

10:00 – 12:00 Jewellery Class (Full)

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

10:00 – 12:00 Drop In Digital Workshop by Camden
11:15 – 12:15 Flamenco (£3.00)
13:00 – 15:00 Badminton (Free – booking essential)
13:00 – 15:00 Digital Photo Class

10:00 – 11:00 Tai Chi (Free – Zoom)
10:00 – 12:00 1-1 digital support (appointment only)
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Club (£3.00 – full this week)

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


Tuesday 20 September
14:00 Bow Museum Tour (2 spaces left)

Friday 23 September
14:00 Free tour of Buckingham Palace (Full)

Saturday 24 September
13:00 Tea Dance (5 spaces left)

Tuesday 27 September
13:00 Tosca at ENO Backstage tour (Full)


Sunday 2 October
John doing 1/2 marathon (more details to follow!)

Monday 3 October
19:00 Tosca Performance (Full)

Friday 7 October
11:30 Talk by Silvertime

Saturday 8 October
13:00 LGBTQ+ Latin Dance

Sunday 16 October
12:00 Free entry to Kew Gardens

Friday 21 October
11:30 Talk by Susan George

Sunday 30 October
11:00 Social Walk with Richard (full)


Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 December
Christmas Lunch (More details to follow soon)

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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