Social Calendar 2024

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 in Millfield House grounds

This is suspended now that the weather has deteriorated. We will let you know in the new year when we expect to resume.

Friday 5 January — Monet: The Immersive Experience

This is a 360º digital art exhibition in London that invites you to step into the world of the French painter Claude Monet, one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the nineteenth century. Meet other Forum Members at Bethnal Green Tube at 12.30pm for a sandwich lunch before walking to the exhibition to be booked for 2pm. Cost £14.90 (plus money for lunch). Contact Jan on or phone 07748 264735. Please book early as tickets have not yet been reserved.

Sunday 14 January — Film Social at Jubilee Hall

This event, from 2-4pm, will feature a show on the cinema from Peter and Christine Padwick, followed by a showing of EBOFF latest light hearted films with the possibility of winning a box of chocs or a bottle of wine by joining in a fun memory game. Refreshments included. Book and pay in advance or ring the day before to find out if there are spaces left. Entry £4/ £5 for guests/non-members. Proceeds go to our film group to make the next film. Jubilee Hall is in Parsonage Lane, EN2 0AJ. To book contact Jan on or phone 07748 264735.

Wednesday 17 January — Lord Leighton Art Museum

Visit to this former home and studio of the Victorian painter Frederic, Lord Leighton. Meet Holland Park Tube Station at 10.30am for short walk to Leighton House. There is an admission charge (reduced rate for Senior Citizens). This trip is for a limited number, so please contact Roy Barrows to book your place. Email:

Sunday 4 February — New Year Buffet Lunch

Delicious Food, great company, and back at your request live music and dancing by Mark James. Don’t dance? Enjoy the food, people watch, chat and make new friends. A warm welcome awaits new and unaccompanied members. Come again if you enjoyed Xmas or couldn’t make it! 12pm – 4pm.  Price held at £21. All members who were on the wait list for 4 December buffet have tickets reserved for them. Money due by 15 January 2024.

Important! Kindly advise of dietary needs at the time of booking.

North Enfield Conservative Club.
Baker Street EN1 3LD.
Buses 191/W8.
Ample parking.
Contact Jacky Pearce on 0203 724 4287.

For more information – or to book on any of these tours, contact Olivia on or call 020 8447 8841.

Sunday 11 February — Film & TV Quiz

he Film Making Group is holding a Film and TV Quiz from 2-4pm. Book as tables or individuals for our fun quiz afternoon.

Some games are based on memory, so you won’t need prior knowledge. Free refreshments. Book and pay in advance – £4 or £5 for guests/non-members. Or ring the day before to find out if there are spaces. Proceeds go to our film group to make the next film. Held at:

Jubilee Hall,
2 Parsonage Lane.

To book contact Jan on or 07748 264735 for full details.

19-24 February — Carnival and Menton Lemon Festival

Join us for six days as we travel by train to Nice and stay for five nights at the 4-star B&B Hotel Diano Marina Palace. You will get to experience the magnificent Nice Carnival Flower Parade and the famous Menton Lemon Festival (The Fete du Citron). We travel on Eurostar from London St. Pancras (note an early start) and then join the TGV connection to Nice. From here we are transferred by coach to the pretty coastal resort of Diano Marina, just over the border on the Italian Riviera of Flowers. Two days free to explore the coast and the local area, one day at Nice Carnival Flower Parade and one day at Menton Lemon Festival. Included in the price is breakfast and dinner most days, accommodation, two excursions and travel.  Only twins and doubles available. Cost varies between £1195 and £1355 per person, depending on whether you have a sea view.  Please book with £100 deposit as early as possible.  

Contact Jan on or 07748 264735 for full details.

19-24 May — Lively Liverpool and the Mersey Magic

This is a must do trip to the city that brought us so much wonderful music and football and still does to this day-but this trip is so much more. This is a coach trip from Enfield and our accommodation is at the iconic Dixie Dean Hotel in central Liverpool. There is a superb itinerary, with a ferry across the Mersey, a guided magical history tour, Strawberry Fields visit, RHS Bridgewater and Salford Quays, Beatles Story Exhibition, free time to explore the numerous museums and galleries and cathedrals – plus of course the Cavern for a nightcap. We visit Chester on the way home too – what a great time we’ll have!!

This trip is limited to 35 people and there are just 23single rooms left but several twins/doubles.

3-16 June — Malaysia and Borneo

For further information on the wonderful Riviera itinerary and how to book, contact Olivia on or 020 8447 8841. Eight booked already but there is space for more. Come on – join in the adventures!!

26-30 August — Historic Houses of Yorkshire

This is a superb coach break to explore many of the wonderful National Trust properties to be found “in God’s country”. Our lovely hotel is in the centre of York on the banks of the River Ouse. The price will depend on numbers achieved and varies from £599 to £699, so the larger the group, the cheaper our holiday!

We already have 17 members booked onto this trip – so much to look forward to. Doubles/Twins and just two single rooms left.

27 September – 4 October — Danube River cruise

Flying to Budapest then visiting Budapest, Esztergom, Bratislava, Durnstein, Melk, Salzburg or Linz and Vienna. A few twin cabins only left. For further information contact Olivia on or 020 8447 8841.

5-15 November — Argentina

This will be an epic bespoke Forum adventure with Wendy Wu tours so contact Olivia for possibly the best itinerary we have ever offered at the Forum. Four of us booked so far but we want more to join us for a tango!! Details and itinerary now available from Olivia on or 020 8447 8841.

Looking ahead to 2025

Start saving for these likely offerings exploring or wonderful world. All details to follow in the next few months.

  • Sardinia & Corsica
  • Mexico
  • Norfolk Gardens
  • Bhutan
  • Greek island-hopping
  • Yacht cruise