Gardening Club

Sunday 27 August 2023


Hi everyone, welcome to our regular online newsletter listing all our activities, classes and special events.


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

Lunch Club


Our Friday Lunch Club is a great way for you to go out, enjoy conversation and eat a balanced and healthy meal. It is also a great way to meet new people. CGCC at 7 Dials Club offers a different lunch each week (at an affordable price – £3.75 for a two course meal) and can provide a vegetarian alternative.


Below is the menu for September 2023

Friday 8th September: Fishcake & Wedges
Booking Opens Friday 1st September Booking Closes Wednesday 6th September

Friday 15th September: Cajun Chicken
Booking Opens Friday 8th September Booking Closes Wednesday 13th September

Friday 22nd September: Vegetarian Quiche
Booking Opens Friday 15th September Booking Closes Wednesday 20th September

Friday 29th September: Chicken Curry
Booking Opens Friday 22nd September Booking Closes Wednesday 27th September


Our lunch is open from 11:30 until 2pm. Address is: 42 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LA

Pre-booking is essential, please contact Phil via

Zoom Meeting


Wednesday 6th September, 14:00 – 15:00

For the September Community Zoom there will be a ZOOM talk on Victorian Fashion.

Please join the Royal Collection team from 2pm on Wednesday 6 September. Contact me for login details:

Gardening Club


Thursday 31st August and Thursday 7th September

Join Spencer every Thursday morning, between 11:30 and 13:00. Each session, Spencer will focus on a different aspect of gardening.

On the 31st, Spencer will be showing you how to cyanotype print. This is a fascinating way of capturing an impression of the garden. You will be collecting interesting shaped leaves and flowers to make impressions on paper and fabric that are developed by the rays of the sun.

The following session (7th September) will focus on indoor bulbs for Christmas – Christmas may seem a long way off now, but prepping bulbs such as beautifully scented Hyacinths and Narcissus ‘Tête-à-tête’ will provide something lovely to get you through the dark winter days or to give as a gift.

Joining the club is free and there is also Tea and Coffee.

To reserve a space use the booking form below:
* Current members do not need to complete this form

A walk in London


Saturday 30th September, 11:00 – 14:30

A near circular stroll from Canada Water Station to Surrey Quays Station. Follow the Albion Channel, see from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail and explore Southwark Park, one of the first set up by The Metropolitan Board of Works in 1869 covering 63 acres. See the Ada Salter Garden, one of London’s iconic bandstands and savour one of London’s Parks set up for the well-being of hard-working locals.

The walk should take around 2 1/2 hours excluding any stop for tea and cake in the recently opened cafe by the lake.

Meet at Canada Water Station outside Sainsbury’s. Canada Water Station has step-free access, Surrey Quays does not.

To reserve a space use the booking form below:

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 (Free – but booking essential)
12:00 – 15:00: Badminton & Table Tennis (Free – but booking essential)

10:00 – 12:00 Jewellery Class (restarts on September 12th)
12:30 – 13:30 Qi Gong (restarts on September 12th)

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 – restarts on September 13th)
14:30 – 15:30: Tai Chi (Free – two spaces available)

10:00 – 12:00 Digital Basics Workshop  (restarts on September 14th)
11:00 – 12:30 Gardening Club (Free – spaces available)
12:00 – 15:00 Badminton & Table Tennis (Free – but booking essential)
13:00 – 15:00 Aromatherapy (Full)
13:00 – 15:00 Digital Photography Class (restarts on September 14th)

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

August 2023

Tuesday 29th
12:00 Visit to London Zoo (Full)
Please email John ( to be added to the reserve list

Wednesday 30th
16:00 Free tour of 2 Temple Place (Full)
Please email John ( to be added to the reserve list

September 2023

Saturday 2nd
12:00 Free entry to Tower of London (Full)
Please email John ( to be added to the reserve list

Saturday 16th 
13:00 – 15:30 Free Tea Dance (Full)
Please email John ( to be added to the reserve list

Saturday 30th 
11:00 – 13:00 Stroll with Richard (Please see details above)

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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