Art

Wednesday 1.00 – 3.00pm

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 will be back at The Avenue Club on from Wednesday 26th May. Do give us a call if you would like to join the class.

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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. She will be finishing her popular series on Colour in Art on 20th April and from 27th the subject will will be Picasso and Matisse.

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

Balance, Agility & Mobility

Friday 11.30am – 12.30pm

We are delighted that Garry Freer will be back at the Club on June 11th with a new ‘Balance, Agility, Mobility’ class. Agility improves flexibility and control which in turn will help the body to maintain proper alignment, posture and balance during movement and prevent injury and falls as well as keeping you mobile, fit and active.

For more about this fun class, please contact the Office on 0208 948 8807

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Chiropody

Wednesday 10.30am – 4.00pm

Kevin Thomas

Kevin, our Chiropodist, is back at the Club. Please contact the Office for further details or an appointment.

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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 

Harriet Grace

Our creative writing class is returning to The Club form 17th May.

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 12.00 – 1.30pm on Zoom

John Wischmeyer

 27 April – 6th July (No Class on 22nd June)

‘Documentary Film: the new fiction’

The best  documentaries can be as entertaining or suspenseful as a Hitchcock thriller — what happens next, who is telling the truth? This fascinating course is running until 29th June.

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 9.00 – 2.00pm

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

“London and the World 1570-1897: 10 moments”

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 came are back at The Club and happy to see each other again in person. 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

Friday afternoon 1-1.45 and 2.15 – 3.00pm

Michelle Olmo

Michelle is coming back to The Club on Friday 21st May.  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 have restarted at The Club. His regular members are delighted he is able to teach here again in person.

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

Caroline Cole

Caroline’s Meditation class is continuing on Zoom. 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 – 10.45 am and 11.15 – 12.30

Garry Freer

The men’s wellbeing group is back at The Club.

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 on June 7th.

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

Thursdays 10.00 – 11.45am (10th June – 11th July)

Ross Alley

Opera talks with Ross Alley

Ross is back on 10th June with an edgy and enthralling series on “Opera and the Mysterious”

Ghosts, witches, demons, gods, dragons, potions, spells, transformations, curses – the mysterious world of myth, legend and fairy – tale in opera awaits you. Like all art forms, opera plots also embrace the mythical, the magical and the mesmeric. “Opera and the Mysterious” is a journey into the familiar “unfamiliar” comprising five parts.

 

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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 at The Avenue Club

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

Tuesdays 1-2pm and 2.30 – 3.30pm

Jacqui Bell

Jacqui is back at The Club on Tuesday afternoons from 18th May.

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  & 11.45am – 1.00pm 

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.

She will be back at the Club from 17th May.

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Spanish at The Aveue Club, Kew

Strength Training

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 1.30 – 3.15pm

Norman May

Norman and The ‘Avenukes’ are returning on 21st May. 

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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  take place once a month on a Thursday starting at 9:30 for 9:45 from The Avenue Club. 

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 is back at The Club and her classes are as popular as ever.

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Yoga with Caroline

Monday 10.30 – 11.30

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.

 

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Yoga at The Avenue Club, Kew