Redbridge & District


We currently have around 80 individual groups, each with its own agenda and itinerary. Meetings take place in halls, classrooms and private homes. Please consult the Group List below, hopefully you will find something of interest. Some groups may have waiting lists.

Some groups publish more detailed information on the website about their activities. Where possible, click on the individual group in the table to display this.

Due to privacy issues we do not publish contact information for the individual groups on the website. If you are a member and want to contact a group leader, please find the relevant information on your Groups Information Sheet which is distributed together with Noticeboard. If you want to start a group yourself, our Groups Co-ordinator Rikki Wallman will be happy to help you. She can be reached by filling out the form on the Contact page.

You don't have to have special skills or talents in order to run a group. If you are interested in a subject, and you are happy to take the register of members attending, you are ready to become a group leader, and we would love to hear from you.

An asterisk* by the name of a group indicates that the page for this group was recently updated.
If the group name is in bold and italic, the group is known to have vacant spaces.


1960s POP MUSIC3rd Wednesday in month 2.00-4.00Newbury Park
ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES*1st Thursday in month2.00-4.00Barkingside
A-Z JAZZRestarting 11th October10.00-NoonSWESRS
ARTThursdays Weeks 2,3,4,52.00-400St Theresa’s Church
ART CLUBMonday – weekly9.30-NoonFullwell Cross Library
BACKGAMMON1st Tuesday in month2.00-4.00Gants Hill
BOARD GAMESWednesday alternate weeks1.30-3.30Snaresbrook
BOOK CIRCLE AMonday Monthly2.00-4.00Gants Hill
BOOK CIRCLE B1st Wednesday in month2.00-4.00Barkingside
BRIDGE (Improvers)Monday – weekly2.00-4.00SWESRS
BRIDGE (Intermediate B)Wednesday - weekly9.45-11.45SWESRS
CANASTA (Beginners)Wednesday alternate weeks10.00-NoonClayhall
CHAIR EXERCISESFridays weekly12.30-1.30Gants Hill
CLASSIC ENGLISH NOVELS3rd Tuesday in month10.30-12.30Goodmayes
CLUBYASHWednesdays – weekly2.00-4.00Buckhurst Hill
COACH OUTINGS/LONDON VISITSAs arrangedAs arrangedVarious
COFFEE MORNINGS3rd Tuesday in month11.00-?Various
COMPUTERS LAPTOPS TABLETS & SMARTPHONES help for individuals.As arrangedAs arrangedClayhall
COMPUTING FOR BEGINNERSAs arrangedAs arrangedClayhall
CREATIVE WRITING AMonday – weekly10.00-NoonGants Hill
CREATIVE WRITING BWednesday alternate weeks2.00-4.00Barkingside
CREATIVE WRITING CFridays alternate weeks10.30- NoonGoodmayes
DISCUSSION AThursday alternate weeks10.00-NoonRedbridge
DISCUSSION B2nd Wednesday in month2.00-4.00Gants Hill Church
DISCUSSION-HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS VISITED3rd Thursday in month 2.00-4.00Chigwell
DISCUSSION D2nd Monday in month2.00-4.00Clayhall
DISCUSSION E2nd Tuesday of month2.00-4.00Gants Hill
DISCUSSION FThursday alternate weeks1.45-3.45SWESRS
DISCUSSION GThursday Alternate weeks2.00-4.00SWESRS
DRESSMAKING AND NEEDLECRAFT3rd Tuesday in month10.00-12.00Woodford Green
FRENCH ConversationThursdays alternate weeks10.30-11.30Goodmayes
GARDENING. History and visits2nd Thursday in month10.00-NoonVarious
GERMANWednesday alternate weeks1.00-2.30SWESRS
GETTING AROUND IN FRANCEThursday alternate weeks2.00-4.00Snaresbrook
GETTING AROUND IN ITALYTuesday alternate weeks2.00-4.00Snaresbrook
HISTORY – Social History ATuesday alternate weeks10.45-12.45Wanstead
HISTORY – Social History BTuesday alternate weeks2.00-4.00Wanstead
HISTORY CThursday last in month10.00-NoonBarkingside
HISTORY DWednesday last in month10.30-12.30Snaresbrook
HOLIDAYSAs arrangedVarious
IMPROVING YOUR HEALTH WITH HERBS*4th Thurs in month2.00-4.00 Chigwell
INDIAN COOKERY1st Monday in month2.00-4.00Gants Hill
ITALIAN (Intermediate level)Tuesday alternate weeks2.00-4.00Barkingside
JAZZ SONGBOOK4th Thursday in month10.00-NoonSWESRS
KALOOKI CLUBMondays – weekly10.00-NoonChigwell
LITERATURE (Mainly Poetry)Monday alternate weeks10.30-NoonClayhall
LONDON GREEN WALKS1st Sunday in month10.15 -Various
LONDON WALKSRestarting late August/SeptemberTBAVarious
LOOKING AT ART A1st Tuesday in month11.00-NoonVarious
LOOKING AT ART B4th Tuesday in month11.00-NoonVarious
LOOKING AT ART C4th Tuesday in month12.30-1.30Various
LOOKING AT ART D1st Tuesday in month12.30-1.30Various
MARQUETRYTuesday – weekly10.00-NoonSWESRS
MEDICAL ETHICS AND THE LAW1st Monday in month2.00 – 4.00Buckhurst Hill
MID WEEK DINNER CLUB*No set time or date7.00-?Various
MUSIC Classical2nd Wednesday in month2.00-4.00Barkingside
MUSIC Classical varied*2nd Thursday in month1.45-4.00Clayhall
PAPERCRAFT & CARDMAKING2nd Thursday in month1.30-3.30Hainault
PATCHWORK & EMBROIDERYWednesday alternate weeks1.30-3.30SWESRS
PHILOSOPHYLast Tuesday in month2.00-4.00Gants Hill
PHOTOGRAPHY1st Wednesday in month2.00-4.00Chigwell
PLAY READINGWednesday alternate weeks10.00-NoonIlford
POETRY PLUSMonday alternate weeks10.30-NoonIlford
POLITICS1st Thursday in month2.00-4.00Barkingside
POT LUCK MATINEE THEATRE GROUP*1st Wednesday in monthAfternoonWest End Theatres
PSYCHOLOGY A1st Tuesday in month1.30-3.30SWESRS
PSYCHOLOGY B1st Thursday in month10.00-NoonSouth Woodford
PSYCHOLOGY C1st Tuesday in month1.30-3.30SWESRS
QUIZ AFTERNOONSFriday last in month2.00-4.00Gants Hill
RACQUETBALLMonday Weekly11.30-12.30Woodford Wells
REMINISCENCES3rd Monday in month11.00-12.00Ilford Library
SCRABBLEMonday – weekly10.00-NoonSWESRS
SCRABBLE (Advanced)Monday alternate weeks10.00-NoonClayhall
SINGING FOR PLEASUREMonthly Wednesday 2.00-3.00Redbridge
SUNDAY PUB LUNCHES ALast Sunday in monthVariousVarious
SUNDAY PUB LUNCHES B2nd Sunday in MonthVariousVarious
TABLE TENNISWednesday – weekly10.00-NoonRedbridge Social Club
TASTE OF THE MUSICALS3rd Tuesday in month2.00-4.00Gants Hill
THEATRE (Ilford)*Saturday afternoonAs arrangedKenneth More Theatre
TRAINS 2nd Tuesday in month 2.00-4.30Redbridge
WALKING FOR PLEASURE (On hold)2nd Monday in month10.30-NoonVarious
YOGATuesday – weekly2.00-3.00SWESRS_

SWESRS = South West Essex and Settlement Reform Synagogue in Newbury Park.


MondayArt Club, Creative Writing A, Kalooki Club, Literature (mainly poetry), Poetry Plus, Racquetball, Reminiscences, Scrabble, Scrabble (advanced), Walking for Pleasure Book Circle A, Bridge (improvers), Discussion D, Indian Cookery, Medical Ethics and the Law
TuesdayClassic English Novels, Coffee Mornings/Tea Afternoons, Dressmaking and Needlecraft, History - Social History A, Looking at Art A/B, MarquetryBackgammon, Discussion E, Getting Around in Italy, History - Social History B, Looking at Art C/D, Philosophy, Psychology A, Psychology C, Taste of the Musicals, Trains, Yoga
WednesdayBridge (intermediate B), Canasta (beginners), History D, Play Reading, Table Tennis60's Pop Music, Board Games, Book Circle B, Clubyash, Creative Writing B, Discussion B, German, Italian (intermediate level), Music - Classical, Patchworh & Embroidery, Photography, Pot Luck Matinee Theatre Group, Singing for Pleasure
ThursdayA-Z of Jazz, Discussion A, French Conversation, Gardening, History C, Jazz Songbook, Psychology BArt, Antiques and Collectables, Canasta (all levels), Discussion-Holiday Destinations Visited, Discussion F, Discussion G, Getting around in France, Improving Your Health With Herbs, Japanese Kumihimo Brading Bracelets, Knit and Natter Club, Music Classical Varied, Papercraft & Cardmaking, Politics
FridayCreative Writing CChair Exercises, Quiz Afternoons
SaturdayTheatre (Ilford)
SundayLondon Green WalksSunday Pub Lunches

(Please note that not all groups meet every week. Consult the Group List above)