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Creative Writing and Discussion Group

Contact Person

Kirsty Cox     020 8831 6205

Activity Details

Come along to our new Creative Writing and Discussion Group (formerly Creative Writing Group), hear from guest speakers, with a view to inspiring your writing. Speakers include Jess Kidd, author of ‘Himself’ and ‘The Hoarder’ and Michelle Birkby, author of ‘The House at Baker Street’ and ‘The Women of Baker Street’.

We will use the first half of the session to hear from our guest speakers and the second half for creative writing tasks.

The group is suitable for all abilities, but is aimed at beginners/novice writers or those who write as a hobby.

The dates are as follows:

Monday 16th July: Introduction session with Creative Writing tasks.

Monday 30th July: Jess Kidd, Local Author, will be taking to us about her work and creative writing.

Monday 13th August: Michelle Birkby, Local Author, will be talking to us about her work and creative writing.

Monday 10th September: Mary Done, Volunteer Guide for RGB Kew, will be talking to us about the history of Kew Gardens.

Monday 24th September: TBC

Monday 8th October: Jennifer Wearden, former Senior Curator at the V&A, will be talking to us about a band of needlelace worked with human hair and horsehair dating from the middle of the 17th century in England.

Time: from 2pm - 4pm. 

The Group Takes Place at: 

Twickenham Wellbeing Centre,
Aaragon Road
TW1 3NH.

Book Now: or call Kirsty on 020 8831 6205.

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Ruils Community Allotment

Contact Person

Hannah     020 8831 6083

Activity Details

Our fully accessible, community allotment is OPEN. We are grwoing flowers, vegetables, fruit and herbs. 

Please join us on:
Tuesdays from 10am-2pm
Thursdays 1pm-3pm

There is a small parking lot in the cemetry and the 281 and 33 buses stop on Stanley road which is just round the corner.

The allotment has its own gate (half way down the allotments!), raised beds and a gravel pathway making it easily accessible for wheelchairs.

Please join us at:
Shacklegate Lane Allotments
Shacklegate Lane
Teddington TW11 8UJ

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Crafty Cafe

Contact Person

Kirsty Cox     020 8831 6205

Activity Details

Come along to the Crafty Café in partnership with Castelnau Community Centre (CCC) and ARTBOXuk! The café will be facilitated by volunteers from the centre and experienced art tutor, Sylvie, from ARTBOXuk.

The sessions will involve a range of therapeutic arts and crafts, such as painting, drawing, sewing and clay modelling.

You do not need to be crafty to attend, all abilities are welcome and you can even just pop in for a cup of tea and a chat. The centre has a lovely cafe serving a range of teas, coffees and homemade cakes!

The Crafty Cafe runs every Monday from 10:30am-12:30pm (excluding bank holidays and school holidays).


The group takes place at:

Castelnau Community Centre,
Stillingfleet Road,
SW13 9AQ

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Wellbeing Walks

Contact Person

Kirsty Cox     020 8831 6205

Activity Details

Do you want to get outside, socialise and learn about your local environment? We have teamed up with RB Mind and Frances Bennett to run Wellbeing Walks in different locations across the Richmond borough. The walks will take place on the second Thursday of every month from 10:30am-12:30pm (excluding the walk in April which will run on the last Thursday).

Frances Bennett runs the Seeds of Change project for the Parks Team at Richmond council, working to get local people out into the wonderful council run parks and open spaces within the borough! Frances has a wealth of knowledge about the local area and is an experienced guide.

The walks will all be accessible along pathways suitable for wheelchair users. Remember to wear the correct attire for the weather - the walks will go ahead come rain or shine!

You can find more details about the walks below...


 Date: June 14th 10-30am -12pm

Destination: Hampton Parks; Hatherop, Oak Avenue Nature Reserve and Hampton Common

Meet at: Hatherop Park Entrance

Type of Walk: Linear Walk Return by Bus


Date: July 12th 10-30am -12pm

Destination: Terrace Gardens

Meet at: Terrace Gardens Glass Houses off the Petersham Road

Type of Walk: Circular Walk


Further walks TBC.

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Community Choir

Contact Person

Kirsty Cox     020 8831 6205

Activity Details

Come and join the GoLocal Community Choir Every Tuesday from 11.00am-12.00pm. Have fun and learn valuable techniques which can be applied to your everyday life, including:

• Relaxation techniques to relieve stress, depression and pain

• Breathing and Sounding exercises to ensure good overall health

• Drum circles and drama/movement classes

• Performing at OKMT local concerts.

The workshop will be under the guidance of Music and Voice Therapist, Dr. Margaret Lobo, Founder/Director of the Otakar Kraus Music Trust, Twickenham.

 All abilities welcome. You don't need to be able to read music to attend!

The group takes place at:

Twickenham Wellbeing Centre,
Arragon Road, 
TW1 3NH.

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Arts and Crafts Sessions

Contact Person

Kirsty Cox     020 8831 6205

Activity Details

Do you want to get creative? Maybe learn some new art techniques or make something special you can take home and keep? Then come along to our weekly arts and craft sessions every Tuesday from 10.30am-12.30pm. You will be able to choose from a range of activities and create various arts and crafts pieces. The sessions will be run by local art teacher Sylvie Freullet from ARTBOXuk, who has years of experience teaching people of all ages and those with special educational needs and disabilities.


The group takes place at:

Whitton Community Centre
Percy Road

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Together As One

Contact Person

Kirsty Cox     020 8831 6205

Activity Details

Ruils supports Together As One, a Twickenham based organisation providing support for anyone experiencing loneliness or social isolation, particularly as a result of mental health issues. Drop in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 11am and 4.30pm to check it out. Wednesday sessions are organised by Ruils where we put on different activities each week. Come and have lunch with us for a small charge, play some games and meet new people.


The group takes place at:

The Pavilion
Twickenham Green