Classes & Activities
Wednesday 12.30 – 2.30pm
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 hopes to be back in the New Year. In the meantime, the art group is getting together at the Club to brush up their skills. Do give us a call if you would like to join the class once Linda is back.
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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’, from 26 January she will start a new series of lectures 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Monday 11.00am – 1.00pm on Zoom
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.
Tuesday 12.30 – 2.30pm on Zoom
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!
From 12 Jan – 23 February John will be discussing Contemporary cinema: the best films of the year; In March he will move on to Hitchcock’s Spy Thrillers.
For details of how to join, please contact the Avenue Club Office on 020 8948 8807 or e-mail email@example.com
Wednesday 9.30am or 10.45am on Zoom
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.
Tuesday 9.00am – 3.00pm
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.
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.
Wednesday 3.00 – 4.30pm on Zoom (from 27 Jan 2021)
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; London soundscapes, London criminals from Falstaff to Macheath to Sweeney Todd, Maps and panoramas, Street scenes: Hogarth and his successors, Dickens’s London, London at war and London dystopias from Wells to Ballard.
Please get in touch with the Avenue Club Office for details on how to join him – 020 8948 8807 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Knit & Stitch
Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm
Thelma Foakes and Roxy Cowan
We are delighted that our knitters and stitchers are back at The Avenue Club. Although the group is usually a drop-in session, numbers need to be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Wednesday evenings on Zoom
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 email@example.com
Low Impact Aerobics
Thursday 1.00 – 1.45pm & 2.15 – 3.00pm
Bryan’s Low Impact Aerobics Classes are back. He has been missed over the last few months, so we and all his regular members are delighted he is able to teach here again.
Come along and have lots of fun and exercise.
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Monday morning on zoom
While we are closed, the men’s wellbeing group is runing on zoom.
Do feel free to try a session or two to see if it’s for you.
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Monday 1.00 – 3.00pm (not yet available)
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.
Pilates with Caroline
Monday 10.15 – 11.15am on Zoom
Caroline’s classes are at the gentler end of the spectrum, suitable for those with some basic to intermediate experience.
Pilates with Garry
Friday 9.30 – 10.45am on Zoom (coming back to The Avenue Club soon)
Garry’s classes are at the gentler end of the spectrum, suitable for those with some basic to intermediate experience.
Tuesday 1.00 – 2.00pm & 2.30 – 3.30pm
The class is suitable for everyone. There is no special clothing required for this class; members are required to bring their own equipment such as bands which can be purchased from the office.
Monday 10.00 – 11.15am & 11.45am – 1.00pm on Zoom
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.
Tuesday 9.00am – 12.30pm & Friday 9.30am – 2.30pm
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.
Friday 1.00 – 3.00pm on Zoom
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 enjoyed practising together on Friday afternoons.
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Monthly – every 3rd Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm
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.
Yoga with Barbara
Wednesday 11.30am – 12.30pm & 1.00 – 2.00pm
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.
Yoga with Caroline
Monday 2.00 – 3.00pm
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.