Art

Wednesday 12.30 – 2.30pm

Linda Griffiths

Linda has been keeping in touch with her students online, with regular updates and chats about what is going on in the art world, and is looking forward to coming back to The Avenue Club when we can re-open. Do give us a call if you would like to join the class once Linda is back.

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Art at The Avenue Club, Kew

Sarah Lam Photography

Art History

Tuesday 10.00 – 11.30am on Zoom

Dr Caroline Levisse

Caroline’s Art History classes are running very successfully on Zoom. Following on from her popular autumn series, ‘Mirrors and Reflection in Art’; her Spring  series of lectures is on the theme: “Colour in Art”. 

For details on how to join Caroline’s sessions, please contact the Avenue Club Office on 020 8948 8807 or e-mail avenueclub@kewcommunitytrust.org.uk

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Art History at The Avenue Club

Chiropody

Wednesday 10.30am – 4.00pm

Kevin Thomas

Kevin, our Chiropodist, is not currently coming to The Avenue Club while the Club is closed. Please contact the Office for his details. 

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Chiropody at The Avenue Club

Choir

Not available at the moment

Ian Bloomfield & Margie Harrison

Our Choir Master, Ian Bloomfield, has been keeping our choristers in tune, while not at The Avenue Club, via YouTube. He has filmed warm up exercises and new songs for them to practise at home. They have been keeping in touch with each other, sharing anecdotes and songs. We are looking forward to them being able to sing together again.

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Choir at The Avenue Club, Kew

Creative Writing

Monday  11.00am – 1.00pm on Zoom

Harriet Grace

Our creative writing class is currently running on Zoom.

If you love writing, love words, and want to have fun; if you want to express yourself in a poem or prose, or just in a few lines that might develop into something longer.

Please contact the office for further information.

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Creative Writing at The Avenue Club

Film Club

Tuesday 12.30 – 2.30pm on Zoom

John Wischmeyer

This course is being delivered online via Zoom. John will start by giving a short lecture, then you will view film extracts and discuss them together or just sit back and relax. There is no homework!

In March he will be viewing and discussing Hitchcock’s Spy Thrillers.

For details of how to join, please contact the Avenue Club Office on 020 8948 8807 or e-mail avenueclub@kewcommunitytrust.org.uk

 

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Film Club at The Avenue Club

French Conversation

Wednesday 9.30am or 10.45am on Zoom

Melissa Gauthier

Melissa is running her French classes via Zoom and our linguists have been thoroughly enjoying talking to each other from the comfort of their own homes.

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French Conversation at The Avenue Club

Hairdressing

Tuesday 9.00am – 3.00pm

Farida Lalee

Farida joined The Avenue Club just over 2 years ago and has been busy here ever since! Originally from Afghanistan, she trained at Toni & Guy and has been styling hair for many years. She is well liked by all her clients and offers everything – from a straightforward blow dry to a full head of highlights. 

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Hairdressing at The Avenue Club, Kew

Hairdressing

Thursday 9.30am – 3.30pm

Wilma & Isobel

Wilma and Isobel have been our hairdressers at The Avenue Club for many years. 

They are an extremely popular team with our regular members and know all their clients very well. They offer everything from a simple cut and blow dry to a full perm. 

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History Lectures

Wednesday 3.00 – 4.30pm  on Zoom

Alan Hertz

Visions Of London

Alan’s history lectures have been very well received in the past – interesting and fun – so, by popular demand, he is back with a new series. He will be starting online via Zoom but intends to come back to the Avenue Club in person when we can re-open. Some of the topics he will cover include: ‘Maps, panoramas, and guidebooks – From Wenceslas Hollar to Harry Beck’, ‘Harmony and dissonance – From “The Enraged Musician” to Oliver’, ‘Underworlds  – From the Boar’s Head to Dore to Neil Gaiman’, ‘Street scenes – From Gin Lane and Trivia to the Kinks and Chris Schwarz’, ‘Dickens’s London’, ‘Imagining the Blitz’, ‘Central developments – From Wren to Nash to Rogers’, ‘Squares and suburbs – From Covent Garden to Turnham Green’, ‘Looking backwards/looking forwards – Neo-classicism, Gothic Revivalism, heritage, and brutalism’ and ‘Dystopias – From Wells to Orwell to Ballard’.

Please get in touch with the Avenue Club Office for details on how to join him – 020 8948 8807 or e-mail avenueclub@kewcommunitytrust.org.uk

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History Lectures at The Avenue Club, Kew

Italian Conversation

Tuesday 2.00 – 3.30pm

Not available to new participants at the moment

Our Italian conversation group are pleased to be back on Tuesday afternoons.

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Italian Conversation at The Avenue Club, Kew

Knit & Stitch

Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm

Thelma Foakes and Roxy Cowan

Our knitters and stitchers have been busy at home and keeping in touch with each other while The Club is closed. They are very much looking forward to meeting again at The Club when we are able to re-open. Although the group is usually a drop-in session, numbers need to be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Line Dancing

Wednesday evenings on Zoom

Michelle Olmo

Michelle is running her online classes on zoom but will be back at the Club when we re-open.  The class is suitable for everyone from beginners upwards.

Please contact the office for details on how to join. 020 8948 8807 or e-mail avenueclub@kewcommunitytrust.org.uk

 

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Line Dancig at The Avenue Club, Kew

Low Impact Aerobics

Thursday 1.00 – 1.45pm & 2.15 – 3.00pm

Bryan Watson

Bryan’s Low Impact Aerobics Classes will be back when we are able to re-open. He has been missed over the last few months, so all his regular members will be delighted when he is able to teach here again.

It’s a fun class – please get in touch for further information.

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Low impact Aerobics at The Avenue Club, Kew

Sarah Lam Photography

Meditation

Monday 2:00 – 3:00pm on Zoom (8th February – 15th March)

Caroline Cole

We are delighted that Caroline is running a new Meditation class. The aim of the class is to help you release stress, support your wellbeing and make you feel more positive through meditation.

This class is open to everyone. Please contact the office for further information.

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Men’s Wellbeing

Monday morning 9.30 – 10.30am on Zoom

Garry Freer

While we are closed, the men’s wellbeing group is running on Zoom.

Do feel free to try a session or two to see if it’s for you.

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Men's Wellbeing at The Avenue Club

Sarah Lam Photography

Mosaic Art

Monday 1.00 – 3.00pm 

Linda Griffiths

Linda runs the Mosaic class and has been keeping in touch online and we are all looking forward to the class returning to The Club.

Everyone in the group started out as a beginner, joining at different times. New members are always very welcome and will start with a few small mosaics, then join in with the ongoing class project.

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Mosaic at The Avenue Club, Kew

Opera

2nd & 4th Thursdays 10.00 – 11.30am

Ross Alley

Our Opera lectures will return to the Club when we are able to re-open.

 

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Opera at The Avenue Club, Kew

Pilates with Caroline

Monday 10.00 – 11.15am on Zoom

Wednesday 9.15 – 10.30 on Zoom

Caroline Cooper

Caroline’s classes are at the gentler end of the spectrum, suitable for those with some basic to intermediate experience.

 

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Pilates with Caroline at The Avenue Club, Kew

Pilates with Garry

Friday 10.30 – 11.30 on Zoom

Garry Freer

Garry’s classes are at the gentler end of the spectrum, suitable for those with some basic to intermediate experience.

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Seated Exercises

Thursday 11am-12noon on Zoom

Jacqui Bell

Jacqui is running her seated exercise classes on Zoom 

Along with improving strength and flexibility, safe seated exercise also boosts your mood, helping to keep you healthy and fit and as well as possible.

The class is suitable for everyone.

Please contact the Avenue Club office for further details.

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Seated Exercises at The Avenue Club, Kew

Spanish

Monday 10.00 – 11.15am  & 11.30am – 12.45pm on Zoom

Marietta Freeman

Marietta’s conversational classes are organised around the level of the students, with the primary aim to enjoy communicating in Spanish, when travelling or speaking to friends.

While we are closed, she is still running classes on Zoom and will be back at the Club when we re-open.

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Spanish at The Aveue Club, Kew

Strength Training

On Zoom

Stephen Weil

Stephen has been training members at the Avenue Club for two years and works exclusively with older adults – his clients’ average age is 73, his oldest almost 90!

Strength is increasingly seen medically as the most important component to staying active for longer; it strengthens muscles, joints and especially important – bones! It also improves coordination and balance, which reduces the chances of falling.

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Ukulele

Friday 1.00 – 3.00pm on Zoom

Norman May

Norman is continuing his Ukulele Classes online with weekly ‘Zoom’ jamming sessions. Our ‘Avenukes’ are really enjoying the sessions – it has kept them in touch with each other, they have learned new songs and enjoy practising together on Friday afternoons.

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Ukulele classes at The Avenue Club, Kew

Sarah Lam Photography

Walking Group

Monthly – every 3rd Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm

Serge Lourie

Organised by Serge Lourie, these walks normally take place once a month on a Thursday starting at 9:30 for 9:45 from The Avenue Club. They will resume again when permitted. Details and future dates will be posted here as we have them.

Walks take around three hours and usually include a stop for a snack and comfort break after about one and a half hours.

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Walking Group at The Avenue Club, Kew

Yoga with Barbara

Wednesday 11.30am – 12.30pm & 1.00 – 2.00pm

Barbara Ferrier

Barbara will be back at The Avenue Club as soon as we are open again.

Our members continue to practice home but we know they are looking forward to classes resuming again at The Club when we are permitted to do so.

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Yoga with Caroline

Monday 2.00 – 3.00pm

Caroline Cole

This is a Hatha yoga (general) class of mixed ability where there will be a focus on balancing the body using the breath to gently mobilise, stretch and improve strength and muscle tone. It will include relaxation time to facilitate the release of tension in the mind and the body.

It will return to The Club when we are able to re-open.

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Yoga at The Avenue Club, Kew