Social Calendar 2022/23

Do come along and join other Forum members at these social events, which are arranged by volunteer organisers. We make a special effort to welcome new members and singles. If you are not a member of the Forum, do join up – it’s only £11 a year. See our Membership page for how to join.

Bingo Club — Every Monday except bank holidays

See our Bingo Club page for details.

Friday mornings. Tea and Cakes

All welcome to come along between 11am and 12 noon on alternate Friday mornings. If you are able to, please bring a cake to share (shop bought or bake your own). Next session is Friday 5 August, then 19 August, and 2,16 and 30 September. No need to book – just turn up for a cuppa and a chat. Please note we have no indoor space and heavy rain will mean the morning is cancelled. No charge but we collect donations to the Forum.

Further information from Jan on 07748 264735 or email
Millfield House, Silver St, Edmonton N18 1PJ (where the Forum office is!)

Sunday 21 August — Day trip to two glorious gardens in Kent

A relaxing mini-coach day tour to two of Kent’s wonderful gardens – Riverhill Himalayan Garden and Lullingstone Castle’s Garden. Riverhill is 12 acres of historic gardens overlooking the Weald of Kent. In August the rose walks and hydrangeas are in best bloom but there are many other interesting sights. For further information, watch the video on Riverhill’s website. After lunch, which can be purchased in the café or you can take a picnic, we go to Lullingstone and enjoy the World Garden of this ancient family home. Enjoy jungle garden, orchid house, cactus house, Moroccan blue room, Australian collection and a two acre woodland walk. Cost per person £48. Only 21 places available so book your place and find out more from Olivia on 020 8447 8841 or email

Wednesday 7 September — Costal walk and art train OR spend the day at Southend and Leight on Sea

We will meet at 10am in Enfield Town and travel to Southend by minibus. The walking group will walk from Southend to Leigh on Sea which is about 3.5 miles and takes about 1.5 hours. We will stop for a pre-booked pub lunch in Leigh and walkers can then either walk back to Southend or stay to explore Leigh and the art trail. The minibus has disabled access and if you prefer you can be dropped at either town for the day. This week, Leigh will be bursting with pop up galleries hosting 60 artists along with painters, sculptors, ceramicists, photographers, textile artists, multimedia artists, jewellers and more. Cost £22 plus money for lunch. To book contact Jan on 07748 264735 (after 15th August please as on holiday) or email

29 August – 2 September — Historic Houses of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire

Mini break by private coach, exploring some of the wonderful historic houses in the Midlands. A medieval castle, Victorian workhouse and a 17th century country house are just some of the six National Trust properties we will visit. This break involves four nights ensuite accommodation at the Holiday inn, Lincoln with dinner, bed and breakfast, overlooking the waterfront, with no single room supplements for the first 10 single bookings. The price is numbers dependent, so the more of us who book, the cheaper the trip! Prices could therefore vary from £489 to £559 per person. For further details of the gorgeous historic houses and a booking form , contact Olivia on or 020 8447 8841.

Wednesday 12 October — Bury St. Edmonds Market and a Cream Tea

This coach trip will take us directly to Bury St Edmonds, the delightful cathedral city, renowned for its large Wednesday market and the Abbey ruins and gardens. Following time for shopping and sightseeing, we drive to Monks Eleigh to enjoy an included cream tea at Corncraft before returning home through the quiet Suffolk countryside. Collections from Enfield between 8am and 9am. Home by approximately 7.30pm. Cost £31 (including a small donation to the Forum). To book a place contact Jan on 07748264735 (after August 15th please as on holiday ) or email

Wednesday 12 October — Evening Dinner and Dance – The Shadow of Cliff

Featuring the No 1 Sir Cliff Richard Tribute Act Jimmy Jemain, Winner of Stars in their Eyes and who performed in Cliff the Musical in London and at Sir Cliff’s Milestone Birthdays. All served with Hayley’s delicious three course dinner at the North Enfield Conservative Club, Baker Street, Enfield EN1 3LD. Buses W8/191. 6pm for 6.30pm start. £25 per person.
Just register your interest now – it’s going to be a brilliant night!! 
AT THIS STAGE, FORUM MEMBERS ONLY. Ring Jacky Pearce 020 3724 4287 NOW.

Friday 28 October — Jazz Funk Night at Holtwhites Sports and Social Club

live danceable music-with-a-beat-from Equinox jazz band. Come along for a dance or to listen to some great foot tapping music 8-11pm. Book in advance – a table or a single seat at a table for only £7 per person or £13 with pre-ordered cold food. Bar and bar snacks will be available at a reasonable price. Please do not bring your own. To book contact Jan on 077748 264735 (after 15th August please as on holiday) or

Looking forward to 2023…

For more information or to book on any of the tours below, contact Olivia on or 020 84478841.

7 February — Costa Rica

A 13 day tour with Riviera Travel. Every road seems to lead to another waterfall, coffee plantation, volcano, rainforest and tropical beach. Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse countries. Direct flights from London Gatwick. 4 and 5* hotels and lodges. Cost £3199 twin room share or £3998 single room. This tour is likely to fill up very quickly so you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

9 June — Namibia

A 14 day tour with Travelsphere. Discover Namibia’s unique landscape with towering dunes, plains and mountains. Find out more about its people and meet some of the wildlife on this unmissable tour. Flights from Heathrow via Johannesburg. Cost £4099 twin share or £5174 single occupancy.

9 September — Portugal

A 12 day tour with Wendy Wu Tours. A fantastic tour of Lisbon, Porto, Douro Valley, Vinho Verde, and loads more. This tour includes all meals, 4* accommodations, tour guides and entry fees. Flights from Heathrow. Cost £2590 twin share or £3180 single occupancy.