If you are interested in setting up a group, contact the office.
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.
Film making group
Our film making group has been going for about 18 months and we have made several 20 minute films- plus a series of short films. We are currently making some short silent comedies. Our films are shown at our film socials where we now mix our films with film quizzes and other entertainment (see social events calendar for details). The afternoons are good fun and all are welcome – you are advised to book and pay for your seat in advance as we are sometimes full up. If you prefer to turn up on the day, you might want to ring the day before to ensure there are spaces. Below are some of the winners from our October film and TV quiz afternoon. Enthusiasm but no particular experience needed to join our film making group. To cover our costs, we now have a fee of £7 per month (discounts available if you are unable to afford it). We meet on sporadic Sunday afternoons for planning meetings and at different times throughout the month to carry out filming. The group is hoping to go to Birmingham for the IAC British International Amateur Film Competition 2024 in April where we will also submit entries. All members of the film group will be welcome. Contact Jan Oliver at email@example.com or phone 07748 264735. Chance to Dance We will be hosting a dancing session with a qualified instructor from Platinum Performing Arts on Thursday 11 January, 11am – 1pm at the Bistro, Millfield Theatre entrance, opposite Millfield House.
Forum bingo players meet very Monday including Bank Holidays (except this year Christmas and New Year’s Day). We play from 2-4pm: ten games of bingo plus time for tea/coffee and chatting. We ask for £1 to cover the cost of the hall and then it is £2 for five games or £4 for ten games. There is also a cash prize raffle. Venue is Jubilee Hall, 2 Parsonage Lane, Enfield EN2 0AJ. We need to know numbers in advance so if you would like to join us, please ring Jim on 02083634969 for further details.
We meet every two months at different venues. The next lunch is 10 January and the venue will be advised by email. Please contact Sue to book your place as they go very quickly. Each venue must be booked separately. There is a limit on numbers and if you haven’t been before, contact Sue for details, preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 07890 690 896.
Every month I think we may run out of ideas for our next month’s session, but someone always thinks of something! We seem to acquire a new member each month and always manage to accommodate them. The group continues to be happy, united and productive and is a good way to meet others and make new friends. We meet at Enfield Central library on the second Thursday of the month, 10am – 12 noon, each contributing a piece on an agreed topic. Contact Ruth Serner for more details on email@example.com.
WhatsApp Cinema Group
Join our WhatsApp cinema if you like going to see films locally (or further afield) and would enjoy the company of others. There are about 18 of us in the group and we tend to go to Cineworld in Southbury Road or to cinemas in Central London. You can organise to see the films you like or just join in with ones that have been organised. No particular commitment is needed. We have recently seen Oppenheimer and Killers of the Flower Moon. You will need a smart phone to sign up for WhatsApp – we can help you download the app if you need it. To join, please text your phone number to Jan on 07748 264735.
If you love poetry and appreciate lyrical language when used to express feelings and ideas; if you’re captivated by the rhythm and intensity of emotion found in well metered verse, then we’d love for you to join us because so do were and a pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled. We are the Enfield Over 50’s Forum Poetry Group and meet at 10:30am on the fourth Thursday of each month (except December)at the Enfield Town Library. Here we share, appreciate and discuss poems of our own choosing on a pre-agreed theme of the month, self penned or by poets we like. That said, we are not a workshop. Poetic ideas and techniques may be discussed but our offerings regularly promote wider ranging conversations, thus turning meetings into convivial social events. There’s a requested donation of £1 to cover the cost of hiring the room.
If you’ve written poems for your own enjoyment but hidden them away believing no one else would be interested in them, the good news is that we’d be very interested indeed. Original poems are guaranteed an appreciative reception because we understand how much care and effort goes into every creative endeavour. So why not give us a try. Our next meeting will be on Thursday 25 January when our theme will be ‘Beginnings’. For further details, please contact Brian Darby on 020 8363 5829 or text to 07541 732339.
The Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month in the Community Room at the Enfield Town Library, 10am-12 noon.
- 18th January — Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
- 15th February — The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maughan
- 21st March — 1984 by George Orwell
This club meets every two months at different venues. The next lunch is Wednesday 8 November. Forum members who wish to be on the invitation list should contact Sue Scott and they will then get the date and venue advised by email. Places sell out quickly, so people are advised to book as soon as they can after receiving the email advising of the next lunch.
Sunday afternoon Film-making Group
Come along for some fun making films. You can come along for one session or on a regular basis. The group usually meets 2-4pm on Sundays in the community room at Enfield town Library.
Play the lottery and support the Forum while having the chance to win £400 a month.
The Forum lottery offers a great way to support our work and, at just £5 a month, offers excellent odds to win some serious money. The prize for the monthly draw is £400 and will continue to increase as more players join the lottery club. Anyone over 18 can join the lottery club. You do not be a member of the Forum or even resident in Enfield. If you are stuck for an idea for a birthday gift, a lottery number can be purchased for a friend/relative/grandchild. You can hold as many numbers as you like.
In order to make the process as smooth as possible, people should contact the office to purchase their ‘lucky’ number(s) and then set up a standing order for £5 a month, to be paid on the 1 st of the month. You can stop this standing order at any time, but please make sure you inform the office so they do not have to call to find out whether you have quit or if it is a bank problem.
Another good way to pay is to buy a year’s worth in advance – call the office to buy your number and then send a cheque for £60 (£5 x 12 months). You can also pay cash at the office.
We have launched a Board Games afternoon – every second Wednesday 1-3pm at Millfield House. Free entry and tea /coffee provided. Feel free to bring biscuits!! We look forward to welcoming you. Next dates:
- 3 December,
- 10 January,
- 24 January.
Just turn up or call the office on 020 8807 2076 for more information.