Visit The Queen's Gallery

Sunday 24 September 2023

Kensington Palace trip


Good morning all, I hope you are having a good week so far. Welcome to our regular online newsletter listing all our activities, classes and special events.

Thank you to everyone who came to Kensington Palace yesterday. A great day was had by all.


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Dressing the Georgians

Slow Looking Workshop for Style and Society: Dressing the Georgians

Tuesday 3rd October, 14:15

Dragon Hall have been allocated 10 tickets for an exclusive visit to the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace next week and taking part in a very special mindfulness workshop.

The session explores mindfulness and art, encouraging participants to look differently at the works of art in the Style and Society: Dressing the Georgians exhibition.

After a grounding and mindfulness practice you will explore a number of the works slowly, paying attention to colour and lines and taking a moment to be quiet in our busy lives.

To register your interest (by the 28th September), please use the link below:

Gilbert & Sullivan

ENO Dress Rehearsal of Iolanthe

Tuesday 3rd October, 14.00

I have been allocated 30 tickets for the upcoming English National Opera Dress Rehearsal performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe on Tuesday 3rd October at 14.00 at the London Coliseum.

Iolanthe is a brilliantly funny fantasy. It’s a topsy-turvy worldview, typical of Gilbert & Sullivan, in which life in the fairy world and Parliament is reversed. Phyllis and Strephon (half-man, half-fairy) wish to marry, but as Phyllis is a ward of court, she requires the Lord Chancellor’s permission. The Lord Chancellor, however, wants her for himself.

To apply for a ticket, please use the booking form below:-

Visit The Queen's Gallery

Visit The Queen’s Gallery for Holbein at the Tudor Court

Tuesday 5th December, entry 10:00

Hans Holbein was one of the most talented artists of the 16th century.  From his arrival in England in search of work he rose to royal favour, chosen to paint the portraits of Henry VIII, his family and leading figures, among them Anne Boleyn and Sir Thomas More. By his death, Holbein’s work was as admired by his contemporaries as it is today. His portraits inspired the next generation of artists in their depictions of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

This exhibition showcases one of the most important surviving collections of his work, and includes drawings, paintings, miniatures and book illustrations.

As well as viewing the exhibition, you will be offered a chance to take part in a drama session with Dawn Purkiss – after an introductory talk, with refreshments, participants will be guided through a simple Tudor dance.

To register your interest in this wonderful opportunity, please use the link below

Perer Grimes at the ENO

Peter Grimes Workshop at the ENO

Monday 16th October at 14.30 at the London Coliseum.

I have five further spaces for a very special Peter Grimes singing workshop, again at the London Coliseum, on Monday 16 October, 14:30-16:30.

If you would like to attend this, please use the link below:

Lunch Club

Saturday Lunch Club

Following the longstanding success of the Friday Lunch Clubs, CGCC@7Dials is delighted to be offering 3 Saturday Lunch Clubs during October. We very much hope that you are able to join us and please find details listed below:

Saturday 14th October: Chilli
– Booking Opens Friday 6th October
– Booking Closes Wednesday 11th October

Saturday 21st October: Brunch Served @ 11
– Booking Opens Saturday 14th October
– Booking Closes Wednesday 18th October

Saturday 28th October: Sunday Roast on Saturday
– Booking Opens Saturday 21st October
– Booking Closes Wednesday 25th October

To book your two-course lunch, please email

Cost of lunch is £3.75.

Please note: The CGCC@7Dials Friday Lunch Clubs are closed on the 13th, 20th and 27th October. They will return on November 3rd.

And Friday September 29th is now SOLD OUT.

Christmas Lunch 2023


Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th December

Tickets Will Be On Sale from the 7 Dials Club Bar on Friday 29th September & Monday 2nd October between 2.30pm-4.30pm.
Please Note – There are only 225 tickets available.

Tickets can only be purchased in-person between 2.30pm-4.30pm on the dates above and payment must be by card.

Please don’t contact John, Phil or Richard via email, text or phone as they will be unable to assist.

There is a maximum purchase of 2 tickets per person.

What's On

Regular Activities

09:00 – 10:00: Line Dancing (Zoom Class – restarts on September 11th)
11:00 – 13:00: 1-1 Feedback with John (Full)

10:00 – 12:00 Jewellery Class – provided by Camden ACL (Full)
12:30 – 13:30 Qi Gong – provided by Camden ACL (Full)

10:00 – 11:00: Yoga (£5.00 – two spaces available)
10:00  – 13:00: One-to-One Advice Sessions with Mary Ward Legal. Free, Booking essential. Contact
11:15 – 12:15: Pilates (£5.00 – two spaces available)
14:30 – 15:30: Tai Chi (Free – two spaces available)

10:00 – 12:00 Digital Basics Workshop  – provided by Camden ACL (Full)
11:00 – 12:30 Gardening Club (Free – spaces available)
12:00 – 13:00 Flamenco (£5.00 – two spaces available)
13:00 – 16:00 Badminton & Table Tennis (Free – but booking essential)
13:00 – 15:00 Digital Photography Class  – provided by Camden ACL (Full)

10:00 – 12:00 1-1 Digital Support. (Free – but booking essential)
11:30 – 14:00 Lunch Club (pre-booking essential via
12:00  – 15:00 Emergency Food and Hygiene parcels available. (Free, Booking essential. Contact

To reserve a space / tickets or for more details please email:
For any other queries email me directly or leave a message on Whatsapp.
My Mobile number is 07759 646507
What's On

Forthcoming Activities

September 2023

Monday 25th 
14:00 – 16:30 Whist (2 spaces available)
Please email John ( to be added to the group.

Saturday 30th 
11:00 – 13:00 Stroll with Richard (full)
(Please email John ( to be added to the reserve list)

October 2023

Saturday 7th
12:00 Free entry to Kew Gardens
(See information above)

Monday 9th
14:00 – 16:30 Bridge (Full)

Monday 16th
14:00 – 15:00 Quiz Afternoon with Viola

Saturday 21st
13:00 – 15:30 Free Tea Dance
To book a place, use the form below:

To reserve a space / tickets or for more details please email:
For any other queries email me directly or 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. 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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Christmas Lunch – December 2022

Cartoon of John Hayes

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