Thursday 18th November 2021


Good morning all,

I hope your week has been going well? Just 37 days to Christmas! Have you started your preparations yet? Has anyone done all their Christmas shopping yet? Or are you like me and wait until 36 days have gone by!!

Tuesday’s Jewellery Class: Our Jewellery Class, held at Phoenix Garden from 10am – 12pm has one place. The course runs until 14th December.

Wednesday 1st December: Please note that Tudor Allen’s Christmas Dickens talk has been changed to the 8th of December

Christmas Lunches: I now have a couple of spaces free on our Christmas lunches. On Tuesday 14th, I have ONE space available, Wednesday 15th, I have two spaces. Cost is £5.00. Please email me.

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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.

09:00: Line Dancing (full)

11:45: Pilates
18:00: French Conversation

10:00: Tai Chi
17:00: Belly Dancing

List Of WEEKLY In-Person Sessions

10:00 Jewellery Class (2 spaces)

10:00: 1-1 Age UK Camden Advice Session
Yoga with Marcos
11:45: Pilates with Rosie

10.00: 1-1 Digital Support with Neil (Full)
11:15 – 12:15: Flamenco with Sam
13:00 – 15:00:  Creative Digital Photography with Zoe

Lunch at 7Dials


event updates


1:30 Live Music Now Concert

2:00 Xmas sing-a-long with Claudia Keston

13:30 Tudor Allen Talk –
“In this illustrated talk, Tudor Allen, Archivist at Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, explores the many connections between the life and work of Charles Dickens and the area today known as the London Borough of Camden”.
16:00: Xmas Lights Walk, see the light in Central London, finishing at Phoenix Garden for Mulled Wine and Mince 🥧 Pies.

1st Christmas Lunch

2nd Christmas Lunch

12:30 Free Indian Lunch (courtesy of the Punjab restaurant)

Live Music Now


Wednesday 1 December 2021

Scottish fiddle and guitar duo of Jamie MacDonald and Nicky Kirk from Live Music Now Scotland are delighted to perform at the Phoenix Garden in celebration of St Andrew, patron saint of Scotland.

Sharing the theme of kindness and connecting with others through music, they perform a programme of lively Scottish traditional music to get the toes tapping. The performance is kindly supported by the Scottish Government through Scotland House London as part of an international programme of celebration for St Andrew’s Day.

Wed 1 Dec at 1.30pm – spaces limited – please email me directly

British & Irish Art auction at Sotheby


One of our members, Adeline Schlumberg, has offered to coordinate two activities that might interest people.

The first is Modern British & Irish Art auction at Sotheby. Adeline is happy to go along with anyone to look at the exhibition Monday 22 Nov 10:30am, or attend the auction on Tuesday 23 Nov 2pm so meeting at 1:45 pm, in front of Sotheby main entrance: 34-35 New Bond Street London W1A 2AA.

The second, is a visit to the Post building public roof top garden on Wednesday 24 Nov at 2pm.
Meeting in front of Dragon Hall. The 7,500 sq ft rooftop garden of The Post Building is located on the 9th floor, sitting at the junction of London’s five most vibrant and historically rich neighbourhoods. From its vantage point, Bloomsbury will be viewed to the north, Holborn and the City to the west and Canary Wharf and beyond to the south.

Please email me to reserve a space.

Camden Age UK


Dragon Hall is working with Age UK Camden to provide support, advice and information to over 55’s, who have (or going through) ‘a life changing event’. ‘A life changing event’ could be retirement, bereavement, health problems, changes in housing and/ or care needs, divorce/ separation or relationship breakdown, changes in financial circumstances, etc. The challenges of life during and after the covid-19 crisis might also represent a significant life event for some of you.

If you would like a 1-1 appointment with Jean‑Luc Dieudonne, Building Resilience Advisor, please email me. Appointments will be available on a Wednesday between 10am and 2pm.

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.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

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!