Social Programme 2018

Contact Irene by email at poosticks2@sky.com or by phone on 020 3715 0946 if you have any comments or suggestions for an event which interests you and which you are prepared to develop with the help of our experienced team.

Thursday June 21. North London Heights Walk. Meet 2pm outside Chalk Farm Tube station. This 2-hour walk (with a qualified guide) starts with a climb up the slopes of Primrose Hill which gives glorious views over North London and has inspired poets like William Blake.  We will see the homes of artists, poets, writers and intellectuals from Keats and Engels to Arthur Rackham, Lytton Strachey and Frederick Delius.  We will pass the gardens of Primrose Hill and Belsize Village in their full summer glory.  We will then enter Hampstead to see the beautiful architecture of Downshire Hill with its elegant Regency era St John’s Church. Our walk ends at another spectacular summit on Parliament Hill.  From there an easy walk takes us down to South End Green where cafés, Overground or buses await. Refreshments at Euphorium Bakery on South End Green.

As the group is limited to 20 please contact Richard Cohen on 07852 141425 or richard.cohen2@btinternet.com to book your place. There is no charge for this. However, a donation of £1 for the Forum will be appreciated. You need to be fit enough to take part in this walk. Check with Richard when booking.

Thursday 12 July. Glorious gardens of Northamptonshire day trip. Join us on an uplifting day exploring two stunning private homes and gardens in the ‘Rose of the Shires’, namely Coton Manor and Cottesbrooke Hall. This day trip costing £62 per person, includes return coach travel from Enfield, coffee, entry to both venues with private tours of the Cottesbrooke House and gardens, lunch and a drink and driver tip. For a booking form and to secure your place please email Olivia on oliviagoodfellow19@gmail.com or phone 020 84478841. Limited places available. New members and unaccompanied members particularly welcome.

Thursday 6 September. Picturing Forgotten London. A FREE exhibition that traces London’s forgotten past and uncovers London’s lost buildings, places that were once the toast of the capital or an important part of everyday life. Paintings, photographs and films are used to bring the capital’s vanished architecture back to life as well as the city’s theatres and music halls. Among the long-gone structures in the museum is the massive Euston Arch, which stood outside Euston Station for almost 30 years before it was demolished in 1962. The exhibition brings together a surprising record of the capital from the 1500s to the 20th century. If you would like more information about joining this journey of discovery and/or wish to book, ring Cheryl Byamukama, 020 8363 0732.

Tuesday 11 September. Visit to Theobalds Farm Gardens, Crews Hill. 2pm. Visit these award-winning gardens in early Autumn. Twenty places only available, cost £13pp incl. guided tour, tea and cake. Contact Heather Cole 020 83637286.

Wednesday 19 September. Bucklers Hard and Beaulieu New Forest day trip. Join us on an exceptionally historic day exploring these two stunning destinations in Hampshire. This day trip costing £65 per person, includes return coach travel from Enfield, coffee and biscuits, full entry to both venues, souvenir guide book, river cruise, two course lunch, hot drink, scone and tea, small Forum donation and driver tip. For a booking form and to secure your place please email Olivia on oliviagoodfellow19@gmail.com or phone 020 84478841. Limited places are available. New members and unaccompanied members particularly welcome.

Saturday 6 October at 7.30pm. Hits from the Blitz! An evening of popular songs not only from the war years, but the whole of the 1940s. Presented by Southgate Opera at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Chase Side, Southgate, N14 5PP. Tickets are £14 each which includes light refreshments and wine served at your table during the interval. To book tickets please contact Gillian Porter on 07931 330368 or email gillianporter123@hotmail.com.

Saturday 6 October. Showaddywaddy Elite Two Course Dinner/Dance at Enfield Golf Club, Old Park Road South EN2 7DA. 7pm for 7.30pm. Carriages 11.30pm. Enjoy the comfort of the Golf Club with delicious food. You don’t have to be a fan of this tribute show band as they come highly recommended. Dance the night away, or just let them entertain you with their flexible repertoire. Menu: chicken & wild mushroom sauce, sauté potatoes, seasonable vegetables, followed by apple pie, ice cream/cream. Coffee/Tea. Please advise any dietary request on booking Price: £32 per head maximum, subject to tickets sold. Unaccompanied and new members are very welcome, why not share a car or taxi? Dress code: Smart Casual

(No need to go on a SEACRUISE, tap your TIGER FEET, to reveal your PERSONALITY, and be KING OF THE JIVE. Have you GOT WHAT IT TAKES, SWEET LITTLE ROCK ‘N ROLLER to spend at NIGHT AT DADDYGEES, UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE. So DON’T TURN YOUR BACK ON ME BABY.)

Contact Jacky Pearce to secure your place. Email: jackypearce1947@gmail.com, text 07817 355 672 or phone 020 8482 3575.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I NEED YOU TO CONTACT ME NOW, PREFERABLY BY EMAIL, TO ENSURE THIS EVENT GOES AHEAD AS I HAVE TO CONFIRM THE BAND BY END JUNE.

2019 – AMAZING AND EXCITING OFFERS!!

COME TO CANADA! Niagara and Toronto Winter Escape January 23-30, 2019. A snowy Niagara Falls and a mountain lodge resort plus exploring Toronto, add a touch of adventure to this wonderful new Travelsphere winter break. Join us on our second winter explorer to clear away the winter blues and start the New Year in the best way by having fun in the mountain snow with like-minded people. New members are very welcome. Price £949 sharing or £1249 single occupancy. Pairing up is possible. Book now to ensure your holiday at this price. For further information, a booking form and a full itinerary, call Olivia on 020 8447 8841 or email oliviagoodfellow19@gmail.com

Tour of Sicily, October 2019. Although very much Italian today, Sicily has been at the crossroads of almost every Mediterranean civilisation for thousands of years and still retains traces of them all. The tour visits the finest that Sicily has to offer, with an option of following in the footsteps of the ‘Godfather’. If you wish to register your interest in this tour, please email Cheryl Byamukama birthday58@googlemail.com or telephone 020 8363 0732.