The Boomer Revolution

Wednesday 19 April 2023


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


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Portraits of Dogs

Portraits of Dogs exhibition

A relaxed morning at the Wallace Collection
Tuesday 25 April 2023 – 10:30am – 11.30am
(with tea and coffee provided afterwards)

This major new exhibition, Portraits of Dogs: From Gainsborough to Hockney, is now open. The exhibition explores our devotion to four-legged friends across the centuries. Through carefully selected paintings, sculptures, drawings, works of art and even taxidermy, the exhibition highlights the unique bond between humans and their canine companions.

Dog portraiture developed as an artistic genre contemporaneously with its human counterpart – dogs are represented in the earliest cave paintings alongside humans – and it flourished, particularly in Britain, from the 17th century onwards. More than any other nationality perhaps, the British have both commissioned and collected portraits of dogs.

No other visitors will be in the exhibition space at that time, join me for a relaxed morning at the Wallace Collection.

I have EIGHT FREE tickets, please use the link below to register your interest:

The Boomer Revolution

We Ain’t Dead Poets Society – A Gathering of Live Poets

Wednesday 3rd May 13:00 – 16:00

The Temple of Ideas is a group where unstoppable over 55s congregate in order to expand and share their knowledge through conversation, music, poetry and art. Harking back to the French literary and philosophical salons of the 17th and 18th centuries, the Temple of Ideas provides a platform for discussion, debate and performance.

For this next meeting the Temple of Ideas presents an afternoon of poetry and song. Kicking off the proceedings will be two of London’s finest – Tim Wells and Paul Birtel.

Afterwards we’ll ask for any other poetry, word, comments, karaoke, rap or other offerings from the audience. So if you have anything you’ve been dying to express, please pull it out from under the bushel and brandish it here.

Or you can just listen and sip tea – whatever works for you. 😉

To reserve a space, please use the link below

The Banqueting House

Free entry to Hampton Court Palace

Wednesday 10 May at 13:00

Experience the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children in the world of the Tudor court. Admire Henry’s Great Hall and Tudor kitchens. Discover the spectacular baroque palace built for William III and Mary II and explore Hampton Court Palace outdoor spaces and 60 acres of magnificent gardens.

I have 20 tickets on offer, to be added to the list, please use the booking form below:

Hampton Court Palace

Community Wellbeing Day at Banqueting House

Tuesday 16 May 2023

The Banqueting House is the grandest and best-known survivor of the architectural genre of banqueting houses. It is the only large surviving component of the Palace of Whitehall, the residence of English monarchs from 1530 to 1698.

The Banqueting House will be hosting a well-being day on Tuesday 16 May and I have 5 free tickets for a Mindful Drawing session and a Tai-Chi (beginners/easy level) class.

  • The Mindful Drawing will take place at 13:00-13:45
  • The Tai-Chi (beginners/easy level) will take place at 14:00-14:45

To book for either (or both), please click the link below:

What's On

What’s On

Saturday 22nd April: Tea Dance; 1pm – 3:30, (two spaces left)

Monday 3rd May: 19:30: Free performance at the ENO (Symphony of sorrowful songs) – (two tickets left)

Please email me directly to reserve a space

What's On

Regular Activities

09:00 Line Dancing (Zoom Class – £1 per session)
11:00 Tai Chi (restarts 22nd May)
11:00 – 13:00 Badminton (Free – but booking essential)

10:00 – 12:00 Jewellery Class (restarts April 25th)

10:00 – 11:00 Yoga (£5.00)
10:30 – 11:30 Qi Gong (Starts April 26th)
11:15 – 12:15 Pilates (£5.00)

10:00 – 12:00 Drop In Digital Workshop by Camden
12:00 – 13:00 Flamenco (£5.00)
13:00 – 15:00 Badminton (Free – booking essential)
13:00 – 15:00 Digital Photo Class

10:00 – 12:00 1-1 digital support (appointment only)
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Club (pre-booking essential via

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

April 2023

Saturday 22nd 
13:00: Social Dance with Vera the Diva

Wednesday 26th
19:00: Blue at ENO (full)

Saturday 29th
11:00: Richard Social Walk (full)

Sunday 30th
13:00: British Museum Exhibition (full)

May 2023

Wednesday 3rd
13:00 Temple of Ideas
19:00 ENO Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

Sunday 14th
British Museum: China’s hidden century

Monday 15th
14:00 Pub Quiz

Tuesday 16th May
13:00 Community Wellbeing Day at Banqueting House

Thursday 18th
13:00 Live Music Now FREE concert

Monday 22nd
14:00 Bridge

Saturday 27th
13:00 Social Dance with Vera the Diva

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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