Community Activities in the House

Brenda, a past member of the Rainbow Arts Group, in front of her exhibits

Brenda, a past member of the Rainbow Arts Group, in front of her exhibits

Activities in the House take place in the Library, the Golden and Jacobean Rooms, and the Billiard Room.

Regular activities include Art, Reminiscence, Over 50s, Drop-in and advice sessions. For library activities and PG Time Bank activities: click on the relevant button for details.

Other Activities: are many and varied: On 17 September we took part in London Open House Weekend again this year.  As usual the Beckenham concert Band were popular.

For Future Events, please see our events page.

The list of past activities includes after school club, bingo, black history, child care, computer classes, confidence-building, drama, festivals, food hygiene, homework club, international womens’ days, job-search skills, keep fit, language classes, music classes, Saturday school, tapestry making, Victorian days, video-making, and yoga.

One particularly interesting event was a Fibroawareness day; held to publicise the autoimmune condition Fibromyalgia.

In 2011 we held a Fun Day to unveil the blue plaque awarded by Southwark to commemorate John Lawson Johnston, creator of Bovril.

On Sunday 28 April ’13 a ‘Right Song and Dance’ event took place as part of Southwark South-of-the-Borough Forum’s contribution to the Dulwich Festival. It featured Ida Barr and took the form of a Tea Party and Old Tyme Music hall with a Rap element; involving local school children and senior citizens.