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

Lunch Club — A new group!

Sue Scott, who already does a great job for the Forum running the Coffee Club and Book Club, is launching a new group — the Forum Lunch Club. The first lunch will be at 12:30pm on Wednesday 12 January, and every two months thereafter. To find out where the lunch will be held and to book a place or places, contact Sue. Numbers are limited.
The next venue will then be chosen by the people at that lunch. Contact Sue Scot on or phone 07890 690896.

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

We are delighted to be meeting again in person at the Skylight Restaurant at Pearsons in Enfield Town. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month, with next meetings on

  • 3 December,
  • 5 January,
  • 2 February.

Just turn up at 10am or later (we usually finish about 12 noon) and find us in our reserved space. You can stay for the whole time or just drop in at any time between 10am and 12 noon. If you want more information, contact Sue Scott on on or 07890 690896

Writing Group

New members are most welcome to join this friendly 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. Or just listen in for your first visit to the group. One of the delights of the group is that we have a great chat between readings. Meetings are 10am–12 noon on the second Thursday of the month and we are now back to meeting in person. The venue is Enfield Town Library. Next meetings:

  • 9 December,
  • 13 January,
  • 10 February.

For more information, contactRuth Serner

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 for further information.

Book Club

The book club meets monthly at Enfield Town library to discuss a book. For full details of how to join, meeting dates and books, vist our Book Club page.

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.