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Upcoming live events

Monday, 26 February

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Monday, 26 February 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Paracise with Denise

Boost your body and your mood in this energising, low-impact fitness class

Monday, 26 February 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Arts, Literature
Literature with Luke

Explore some of Luke's favourite novels with a different novel each month

Monday, 26 February 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Tuesday, 27 February

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Tuesday, 27 February 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Health & wellbeing
Mindfulness with Catherine

Take this opportunity to relax and learn simple skills to help with difficult thoughts and emotions.

Tuesday, 27 February 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Chair yoga with Denise

A seated exercise class for all abilities.

Tuesday, 27 February 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Travel, Food & drink
A culinary adventure in the USA

Join us for a look at some of the USA's best foodie cities with slow-travel aficionado, Debi.

Tuesday, 27 February 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, 28 February

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Wednesday, 28 February 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Beginners Tai Chi and Qigong with Jerry

Exercise your body and mind with martial arts

Wednesday, 28 February 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Arts, Literature
Creative writing with Grace

Learn technique, practise your skills and carve out time in your week dedicated to writing creatively!

Wednesday, 28 February 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Made by members
A member's guide to The Joy Club

Get insider tips and inspiration, and discover the benefits of membership through a guided tour, led by a fellow member

Wednesday, 28 February 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Gentle yoga with Denise

Relax into a variety of poses with afternoon yoga

Wednesday, 28 February 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Thursday, 29 February

Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Guided meditation

Enhance your day with 15 minutes of peace and mindfulness

Thursday, 29 February 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Yogalates with Annabel

Work on your strength and flexibility in this energising exercise class!

Thursday, 29 February 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Exercise & fitness
Solo dancing with Tracie

Learn Swing, Rumba, Ballroom and more!

Thursday, 29 February 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Arts, Literature
Book club

Get together with fellow book-worms in this friendly, interactive book club

Thursday, 29 February 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Friday, 1 March

Arts, DIY & crafts
Mindful drawing with Jane

Feel your stress melt away as you lose yourself in your artistic creation.

Friday, 1 March 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Exercise & fitness
Cardio and gentle circuits with Jill

Move your body and boost your stamina

Friday, 1 March 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Health & wellbeing, Food & drink
Nutrition with Valentina

Learn about the effects of nutrition on various aspects of your health.

Friday, 1 March 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Monday, 4 March

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Monday, 4 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Paracise with Denise

Boost your body and your mood in this energising, low-impact fitness class

Monday, 4 March 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, 5 March

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Tuesday, 5 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Health & wellbeing
Mindfulness with Catherine

Take this opportunity to relax and learn simple skills to help with difficult thoughts and emotions.

Tuesday, 5 March 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Chair yoga with Denise

A seated exercise class for all abilities.

Tuesday, 5 March 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday, 6 March

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Wednesday, 6 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Beyond basics Tai Chi and Qigong with Jerry

Exercise your body and mind with martial arts

Wednesday, 6 March 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Arts, Literature
Creative writing with Grace

Learn technique, practise your skills and carve out time in your week dedicated to writing creatively!

Wednesday, 6 March 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Made by members
A member's guide to The Joy Club

Get insider tips and inspiration, and discover the benefits of membership through a guided tour, led by a fellow member

Wednesday, 6 March 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Gentle yoga with Denise

Relax into a variety of poses with afternoon yoga

Wednesday, 6 March 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Health & wellbeing
Neurobics brain fitness

Have fun while maximising your memory muscles, challenging your cognition and building your brain power

Wednesday, 6 March 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, 7 March

Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Guided meditation

Enhance your day with 15 minutes of peace and mindfulness

Thursday, 7 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Yogalates with Annabel

Work on your strength and flexibility in this energising exercise class!

Thursday, 7 March 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Exercise & fitness
Solo dancing with Tracie

Learn Swing, Rumba, Ballroom and more!

Thursday, 7 March 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Health & wellbeing, Science & technology
The science of dementia with Dr Rosie Ashworth

A talk from leading research expert Dr Rosie Ashworth on understanding dementia.

Thursday, 7 March 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Friday, 8 March

Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Guided meditation

Enhance your day with 15 minutes of peace and mindfulness

Friday, 8 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Arts, DIY & crafts
Mindful drawing with Jane

Feel your stress melt away as you lose yourself in your artistic creation.

Friday, 8 March 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Exercise & fitness
Cardio and gentle circuits with Jill

Move your body and boost your stamina

Friday, 8 March 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Music, Arts
Live concert: Sound of the Sirens

Join us for an hour of live music from this acclaimed British folk duo.

Friday, 8 March 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Monday, 11 March

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Monday, 11 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Health & wellbeing, Arts, Literature
Writing for wellbeing

Channel your emotions and find clarity through the written word in this soothing member-led workshop

Monday, 11 March 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Paracise with Denise

Boost your body and your mood in this energising, low-impact fitness class

Monday, 11 March 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Tuesday, 12 March

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Tuesday, 12 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Food & drink
Thai cuisine with Beth

Explore the art of authentic Thai cooking

Tuesday, 12 March 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Health & wellbeing
Mindfulness with Catherine

Take this opportunity to relax and learn simple skills to help with difficult thoughts and emotions.

Tuesday, 12 March 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Chair yoga with Denise

A seated exercise class for all abilities.

Tuesday, 12 March 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Health & wellbeing, Science & technology
Psychology talks with Dr. Huang

Examine different categories of emotions, the process of emotional development in children and strategies for enhancing emotional intelligence and well-being through guidance from a trained psychologist.

Tuesday, 12 March 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, 13 March

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Wednesday, 13 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Beginners Tai Chi and Qigong with Jerry

Exercise your body and mind with martial arts

Wednesday, 13 March 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Arts, Literature
Creative writing with Grace

Learn technique, practise your skills and carve out time in your week dedicated to writing creatively!

Wednesday, 13 March 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Made by members
A member's guide to The Joy Club

Get insider tips and inspiration, and discover the benefits of membership through a guided tour, led by a fellow member

Wednesday, 13 March 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Gentle yoga with Denise

Relax into a variety of poses with afternoon yoga

Wednesday, 13 March 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Health & wellbeing
Clare's beauty clinic

Solve your skincare and make-up problems with celebrity make-up artist Clare Pinkney’s expert guidance

Wednesday, 13 March 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, 14 March

Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Guided meditation

Enhance your day with 15 minutes of peace and mindfulness

Thursday, 14 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Yogalates with Annabel

Work on your strength and flexibility in this energising exercise class!

Thursday, 14 March 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Exercise & fitness
Solo dancing with Tracie

Learn Swing, Rumba, Ballroom and more!

Thursday, 14 March 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Arts, DIY & crafts
Origami with Nick

Discover the wonderful world of origami in this beginner-friendly class

Thursday, 14 March 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday, 15 March

Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Guided meditation

Enhance your day with 15 minutes of peace and mindfulness

Friday, 15 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Arts, DIY & crafts
Mindful drawing with Jane

Feel your stress melt away as you lose yourself in your artistic creation.

Friday, 15 March 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Exercise & fitness
Cardio and gentle circuits with Jill

Move your body and boost your stamina

Friday, 15 March 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Music, Made by members
They don’t write them like that anymore: A musical nostalgia trip

Take a musical nostalgia trip back to the ‘50s and ‘60s with Clive’s fun, interactive talk

Friday, 15 March 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Monday, 18 March

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Monday, 18 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Paracise with Denise

Boost your body and your mood in this energising, low-impact fitness class

Monday, 18 March 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, 19 March

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Tuesday, 19 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Travel, History
Live online tour: Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

Embark on a virtual voyage through history and join us for a mesmerising exploration of the wonders within Humayun's Tomb.

Tuesday, 19 March 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Health & wellbeing
Mindfulness with Catherine

Take this opportunity to relax and learn simple skills to help with difficult thoughts and emotions.

Tuesday, 19 March 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Chair yoga with Denise

A seated exercise class for all abilities.

Tuesday, 19 March 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Health & wellbeing
Face yoga with Wendy

TLC for your face that could open the door to glowing skin and a healthier complexion

Tuesday, 19 March 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Wednesday, 20 March

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Wednesday, 20 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Beyond basics Tai Chi and Qigong with Jerry

Exercise your body and mind with martial arts

Wednesday, 20 March 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Arts, Literature
Creative writing with Grace

Learn technique, practise your skills and carve out time in your week dedicated to writing creatively!

Wednesday, 20 March 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Made by members
A member's guide to The Joy Club

Get insider tips and inspiration, and discover the benefits of membership through a guided tour, led by a fellow member

Wednesday, 20 March 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Gentle yoga with Denise

Relax into a variety of poses with afternoon yoga

Wednesday, 20 March 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Health & wellbeing
Neurobics brain fitness

Have fun while maximising your memory muscles, challenging your cognition and building your brain power

Wednesday, 20 March 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, 21 March

Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Guided meditation

Enhance your day with 15 minutes of peace and mindfulness

Thursday, 21 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Yogalates with Annabel

Work on your strength and flexibility in this energising exercise class!

Thursday, 21 March 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Exercise & fitness
Solo dancing with Tracie

Learn Swing, Rumba, Ballroom and more!

Thursday, 21 March 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday, 22 March

Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Guided meditation

Enhance your day with 15 minutes of peace and mindfulness

Friday, 22 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Arts, DIY & crafts
Mindful drawing with Jane

Feel your stress melt away as you lose yourself in your artistic creation.

Friday, 22 March 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Exercise & fitness
Cardio and gentle circuits with Jill

Move your body and boost your stamina

Friday, 22 March 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Monday, 25 March

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Monday, 25 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Paracise with Denise

Boost your body and your mood in this energising, low-impact fitness class

Monday, 25 March 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Arts, Literature
Literature with Luke

Explore some of Luke's favourite novels with a different novel each month

Monday, 25 March 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Tuesday, 26 March

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Tuesday, 26 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Chair yoga with Denise

A seated exercise class for all abilities.

Tuesday, 26 March 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Travel, History
Virtual tour of Milan

Be lead through Milan's enchanting streets, exploring the city highlights from iconic landmarks to hidden gems.

Tuesday, 26 March 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday, 27 March

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Wednesday, 27 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Beginners Tai Chi and Qigong with Jerry

Exercise your body and mind with martial arts

Wednesday, 27 March 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Arts, Literature
Creative writing with Grace

Learn technique, practise your skills and carve out time in your week dedicated to writing creatively!

Wednesday, 27 March 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Made by members
A member's guide to The Joy Club

Get insider tips and inspiration, and discover the benefits of membership through a guided tour, led by a fellow member

Wednesday, 27 March 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Gentle yoga with Denise

Relax into a variety of poses with afternoon yoga

Wednesday, 27 March 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Health & wellbeing
Dental health masterclass with award-winning dental hygienist, Anna Middleton

Join us as we explore common dental problems and how to overcome them.

Wednesday, 27 March 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, 28 March

Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Guided meditation

Enhance your day with 15 minutes of peace and mindfulness

Thursday, 28 March 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Yogalates with Annabel

Work on your strength and flexibility in this energising exercise class!

Thursday, 28 March 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Exercise & fitness
Solo dancing with Tracie

Learn Swing, Rumba, Ballroom and more!

Thursday, 28 March 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Arts, Literature
Book club

Get together with fellow book-worms in this friendly, interactive book club

Thursday, 28 March 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Friday, 29 March

Arts, DIY & crafts
Mindful drawing with Jane

Feel your stress melt away as you lose yourself in your artistic creation.

Friday, 29 March 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuesday, 2 April

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Tuesday, 2 April 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Chair yoga with Denise

A seated exercise class for all abilities.

Tuesday, 2 April 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday, 3 April

Exercise & fitness
Morning steps with Denise

Step, stride and swagger into 2024 with our morning steps challenge! Get your heart pumping, clear your mind and let's enjoy the benefits of staying active together.

Wednesday, 3 April 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Beyond basics Tai Chi and Qigong with Jerry

Exercise your body and mind with martial arts

Wednesday, 3 April 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Arts, Literature
Creative writing with Grace

Learn technique, practise your skills and carve out time in your week dedicated to writing creatively!

Wednesday, 3 April 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Made by members
A member's guide to The Joy Club

Get insider tips and inspiration, and discover the benefits of membership through a guided tour, led by a fellow member

Wednesday, 3 April 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Gentle yoga with Denise

Relax into a variety of poses with afternoon yoga

Wednesday, 3 April 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Health & wellbeing
Neurobics brain fitness

Have fun while maximising your memory muscles, challenging your cognition and building your brain power

Wednesday, 3 April 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, 4 April

Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Guided meditation

Enhance your day with 15 minutes of peace and mindfulness

Thursday, 4 April 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Yogalates with Annabel

Work on your strength and flexibility in this energising exercise class!

Thursday, 4 April 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Exercise & fitness
Solo dancing with Tracie

Learn Swing, Rumba, Ballroom and more!

Thursday, 4 April 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday, 5 April

Exercise & fitness, Health & wellbeing
Guided meditation

Enhance your day with 15 minutes of peace and mindfulness

Friday, 5 April 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Arts, DIY & crafts
Mindful drawing with Jane

Feel your stress melt away as you lose yourself in your artistic creation.

Friday, 5 April 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Exercise & fitness
Cardio and gentle circuits with Jill

Move your body and boost your stamina

Friday, 5 April 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Science & technology, Nature
Evolution of a plant destroyer with Scientist Vicky Attah

Explore evolutionary strategies of oomycete plant pathogens, in a captivating lecture with scientist Vicky Attah

Friday, 5 April 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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