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Creative Writing and Discussion Group

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

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 Sophie Cloud, Leslie York, Fengqin Dadswell, and Charlotte Seabag-Montefiore.

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 26th November: Guest speakers Sophie Cloud, author of Orange Lilies of Dallington Place, and Leslie York

Monday 10th December: Guest speaker Fengqin Dadswell, author of Fate

Monday 14th January: Guest speaker Charlotte Seabag-Montefiore, author of Who Am I? A Book of Riddles

Time: from 2pm - 4pm. 

The Group Takes Place at: 

Twickenham Wellbeing Centre,
Aaragon Road
TW1 3NH.

Book Now: or call Charlie on 07904 608 404

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Ruils Community Allotment

Contact Person

Hannah     020 8831 6083

Activity Details


Come along and get involved every Monday 2:30-4pm, Tuesday 2-4pm, Thursday 1:20-3pm, and Friday 3-4pm. Whether you want to volunteer, or just spend some time outdoors - everyone is welcome!

There is a small parking lot in the cemetery 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

Contact for more information.

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Crafty Cafe

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

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

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

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.

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: 6th December 10:30AM -12:30PM

Destination: Thames Tow Path Richmond Green to Kew Green

Meet at: Richmond Green, meet on Little Green opposite Richmond Library

Type of Walk: Themed walk, winter tree identifying, linear walk return by bus


Date: 17th January 2019 10:30AM -12:30PM

Destination: Thames Tow path Kew Green to Leg o’ Mutton Nature Reserve

Meet at: Kew Green, Richmond, meet near the War Memorial

Type of Walk: Linear walk return by bus


Further walks TBC.

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Community Choir

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

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.


Please note that there will be no choir meetings in December 2018 and the group will resume in January 2019

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Arts and Crafts Sessions

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

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 will guide you through any crafty endeavour!


The group takes place at:

Whitton Community Centre
Percy Road

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Together As One

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

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 12pm and 3pm 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

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Your Say Group

Contact Person

Charlie Thefaut     07904 608 404

Activity Details

Your Say is an informal collaboration of social care service users. It's an open, friendly consultation group which is run by its members. Each month we focus on a particular issue e.g. PIP Assessments, changes to services, budget cuts. We also provide a safe and confidential space for members to raise and discuss their own issues. The group aims to campaign for the rights of themselves and other service users ensuring the voices of those with disabilities are heard. 

We meet the last Thursday of the month from 2-3:30pm

Next Meeting: Thursday 29th November