Belly Dance Class Online

Thursday 10th December 2020

Good evening all,

Apologies for no updates recently. There has been a lot going on recently, not least, preparing for our three Christmas lunches next week. In total, nearly 150 of our members will be attending, and ensuring that each occasion is as festive and safe as possible for everyone concerned, is top of Amber and my priorities.

For those of you who are attending, I will be writing to you with our safety guidelines, which I will ask you to read, so that you are aware of your own responsibilities during our celebrations.

Our online sessions are now beginning to wind down and Dragon Hall will be closing down for the holiday season from the 18th December. If you are going to be on your own or needing some support, during the Xmas Break, please drop Amber or myself a message.

List of all our weekly Zoom sessions

Belly Dance Class Online

9.30 – 10.30 No Line Dancing (resumes 18th January)
11.00 – 12.00 No Flamenco (resumes 4th January)

10.30 – 11.30 Meditation (ends 22nd, resumes 5th January)

10.30 – 11:15 Yoga with Marcus (ends 23rd, resumes 6th January)
11:30 – 14:00 Telephone Befriending (please contact for more details)
11.30 – 12.30 Pilates with Rosy (tbc)
18.30 – 19:30 Guitar Lessons (ends16th, resumes 13th January)

11:30 – 14:00 Telephone Befriending (please contact for more details)
19:00 – 20:00 French Conversation (ends 17th, resumes 14th January)

17:00 – 18:00 Belly Dancing (ends 17th, resumes 17th January)

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THURSDAY 10th December
12:00 Lunch Club
13:30 Talk by Chris Barlow – ‘A brief history of Christmas’
Venue: 7Dials @Covent Garden Community Centre
(Booking essential)

MONDAY 14th December
11:30 Christmas Lunch ( 7Dials @Covent Garden Community Centre)

WEDNESDAY 16th December
13:00 – 15:00 Phoenix Garden LGBTQ Craft Session
Aimed at older members of our LGBTQ Community who may have found themselves isolated, exacerbated by the Covid Pandemic. The idea is to use found materials from the garden to create decorations for the festive period. These decorations will be displayed throughout the our open space, encouraging on-going engagement with the garden beyond the session as well as enhancing the experience of our visitors.
For more details, please email me

14:00 – 15:00 Introduction to Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace
Showcasing an extraordinary selection of Dutch, Flemish and Italian paintings from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries – from co-curator Isabella Manning.
Isabella will talk about why these paintings caused a stir at the time they were painted, why they are called ‘masterpieces’, and why some people think they are still important for us today – do you think they’re important today? Do these images of people and places which were made centuries ago give us new ways of looking at ourselves and our surroundings today? Do these paintings deserve to be called ‘masterpieces’?
Please email me for the Zoom Link

THURSDAY 17th December
11:30 Christmas Lunch ( 7Dials @Covent Garden Community Centre)
(one space available)

FRIDAY 18th December
11:30 Christmas Lunch ( 7Dials @Covent Garden Community Centre)

Craft Session

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. You can contact Amber at or you can reach John either at or 07759 646507 in case of an emergency.

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That’s all for now – You can contact Amber at

Cartoon of John Hayes

……….or you can reach me either at or 07759 646507 in case of an emergency. 

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