Forum Groups

Please note – these groups are run by volunteers and are for Forum members only. If you need to join the Forum or renew your membership, contact the office or visit https://enfieldover50sforum.org.uk/membership/

Bingo Club now at new venue

Our weekly drop-in and Bingo Club has started again, though we have a new venue: Jubilee Hall, 2, Parsonage Lane, Enfield, EN2, 0AJ.  

The bingo starts at 2pm and lasts for about an hour. After bingo there will be an opportunity to meet with other members for a chat until about 5pm. The cost is £1 per person to cover hall hire, bingo books are £2 and there will be a cash prize raffle.

Free tea and coffee will be available but please bring your own mug/cup. You can also bring your own food or alcohol but we have no crockery or glasses! We may be able to have occasional entertainment, but this will be your club and we are happy to listen to your ideas.

Members, friends and family are welcome as are single people, groups of friends and couples. We do need to know numbers in advance, so please contact Jim Cantle if you would like to participate. A member has suggested that some may wish to go to the local pub for a meal or drink afterwards, which also seems a good idea.

To register or for more information on any of the above events please ring Jim Cantle on 020 8363 4969.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club meets in the Skylight Restaurant on the top floor of Pearsons Department store in Enfield Town (they section off an area at the back for us) on the first Wednesday of the month. It runs from 10am until 12 noon and members are welcome to come any time between those times or for the whole period if they wish. We are resuming on 3 November
New members very welcome.
Further information from Sue Scott on scotsf48@hotmail.com or 07890 690896

Writing Group

New members are most welcome to join the Writing Group. Each month we choose a theme for the next meeting and encourage everyone to write something – it may be factual, fiction, autobiographical – there are no rules. One of the delights of the group is that we have a great chat between readings. Meetings are 10am – 12 noon on the third Friday of the month – on Zoom for the moment but we are looking for a venue to meet in person. Next meetings 19 November and 17 December. For more information, contact Ruth Serner ruth.serner@gmail.com For a few examples of our work, visit https://enfieldover50sforum.org.uk/writings and for more information, please call

Poetry Group

We’re back. Every fourth Thursday of the month, Forum members are again meeting in the Enfield Town Library Community room to share poetry, (self-written or the appreciated work of others), in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. We also share music where appropriate. If you love poetry, we’d like to meet you; so why not join us? Meeting time from 10.30am to 12 noon. There’s a charge of £1 per session to cover room hire cost. Next meetings: 28 Oct, theme ‘Lockdown’; 25 Nov, theme ‘Industrialisation’. Contact Brian Darby on 020 8363 5829 or email briandarby100@gmail.com for further information.

Book Club

The Book Club currently meets on Zoom on the third Thursday of each month, 10am – 12 noon.
21 October – Freeing Grace by Charity Norman
18 November – The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
16 Dec – tbc
If you would like to join, please contact Sue on scotsf48@hotmail.com or 07890 690896

Drop-In Board Games Group

We will be restarting this friendly group for anyone who likes playing board games when circumstances allow. We normally play backgammon and dominoes but we have other games and cards that you can try out as well.
Next dates: please ring the office on 020 8807 2076 for more information and/or check the newsletter for dates.