Redbridge & District

Groups

All physical group meetings are currently suspended following the Government's advice about social distancing during he coronavirus crisis. A growing number of groups have decided to carry on meeting online, using Zoom or other platforms.
As the online environment does not have the same limitations as a physical space, you can often join one or more of these groups on a temporary basis, even if the group is listed as full. Ask the group leader if there is space.
Groups listed with a yellow background are known to be active online.

We currently have more than 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. If a group is listed in blue or purple in the list below, you can click on the individual group in the table to display the specific information for the group. If the group information has a clear background, the group is known to have vacancies. A dimmed background indicates that the group is full at present. A star * indicates that the group page was recently updated.

Due to privacy issues we do not publish contact information for the individual groups on the website.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 you have received via e-mail or in print along with the Noticeboard magazine and our newsletters. You can also download a version of the information sheet through the link on the right hand side of this page. It provides more detailed information about vacancies and venues.

If you want to start a group yourself, our Groups Co-ordinator Marilyn Hendleman 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.

Group List
60s Pop Music
Wednesday p.m.
3rd in month 2.00-4.00
Wednesday p.m.
3rd in month 2.00-4.00
Antiques & Collectables*
Thursday p.m.
First in month 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
First in month 2.00-4.00
Art - Practical A
Thursday p.m.
Weeks 2,3,4,5 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
Weeks 2,3,4,5 2.00-4.00
Art - Practical B
Monday a.m.
Weekly 9.30-12.00
Monday a.m.
Weekly 9.30-12.00
Backgammon
Tuesday a.m.
4th in month
Tuesday a.m.
4th in month
Board Games
Wednesday p.m.
Alt.weeks 1.30-3.30
Wednesday p.m.
Alt.weeks 1.30-3.30
Book Circle A
Monday p.m.
Monthly 2.00-4.00
Monday p.m.
Monthly 2.00-4.00
Book Circle B
Wednesday p.m.
First in month 2.00-4.00
Wednesday p.m.
First in month 2.00-4.00
Bridge - Friday Group
Friday a.m.
Weekly 10.00-12.00
Friday a.m.
Weekly 10.00-12.00
Bridge - Monday Group
Monday p.m.
Weekly 2.00-4.00
Monday p.m.
Weekly 2.00-4.00
Bridge - Wednesday Group
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly 9.45-11.45
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly 9.45-11.45
Canasta
Thursday p.m.
Weekly 1.30-3.30
Thursday p.m.
Weekly 1.30-3.30
Canasta (Beginners)
Wednesday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.00-12.00
Wednesday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.00-12.00
Chair Exercises
Friday a.m.
Weekly 10.00-11.00
Friday a.m.
Weekly 10.00-11.00
Chess
Friday a.m.
4th in month 10.00-12.00
Friday a.m.
4th in month 10.00-12.00
Classic English Novels
Tuesday a.m.
3rd in month 10.30-12.30
Tuesday a.m.
3rd in month 10.30-12.30
Coach Outings/London Visits
 As arranged
 As arrangedCoffee Mornings/Barkingside
Tuesday a.m.
3rd in month 11.00-
Tuesday a.m.
3rd in month 11.00-
Coffee Mornings/Wanstead
Wednesday a.m.
2nd in month 11.00-
Wednesday a.m.
2nd in month 11.00-
Computer Help Individual
 As arranged
 As arranged
Creative Writing A
Monday a.m.
Weekly 11.00-
Monday a.m.
Weekly 11.00-
Creative Writing B
Wednesday p.m.
Alt.weeks 2.00-4.00
Wednesday p.m.
Alt.weeks 2.00-4.00
Creative Writing C
Friday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.30-12.00
Friday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.30-12.00
Discussion A - General
Thursday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.00-12.00
Thursday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.00-12.00
Discussion B - Difference
Wednesday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.00
Wednesday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.00
Discussion C - Travel*
Thursday p.m.
3rd in month 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
3rd in month 2.00-4.00
Discussion E - General
Tuesday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.00
Tuesday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.00
Discussion F - General
Thursday a.m.
First in month 10.00-12.00
Thursday a.m.
First in month 10.00-12.00
Discussion G - General
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th 2.00-4.00
Discussion H - Joys of Ageing
Tuesday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.00
Tuesday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.00
Discussion I - Science
Wednesday p.m.
4th in month 2.00-4.00
Wednesday p.m.
4th in month 2.00-4.00
Discussion J - Sports
Wednesday p.m.
4th in month 2.00-4.00
Wednesday p.m.
4th in month 2.00-4.00
Ethical Issues
Monday p.m.
First in month 2.00-4.00
Monday p.m.
First in month 2.00-4.00
Famous People
Friday p.m.
3rd in month 2.00-4.00
Friday p.m.
3rd in month 2.00-4.00
Film Scores & Composers
Monday p.m.
3rd in month 2.00-4.00
Monday p.m.
3rd in month 2.00-4.00
Film*
Thursday p.m.
2nd in month 1.30-4.30
Thursday p.m.
2nd in month 1.30-4.30
French (Conversation)
Thursday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.30-11.30
Thursday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.30-11.30
Gardening History & Visits
Thursday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.00
German
Wednesday p.m.
Alt.weeks 1.00-2.30
Wednesday p.m.
Alt.weeks 1.00-2.30
Getting Around in France
Thursday p.m.
Alt.weeks 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
Alt.weeks 2.00-4.00
Getting Around in Italy
Tuesday p.m.
Alt.weeks 2.00-4.00
Tuesday p.m.
Alt.weeks 2.00-4.00
Green London Walks
Sunday a.m.
First in month 10.30-
Sunday a.m.
First in month 10.30-
History - Social History
Tuesday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.45-12.45
Tuesday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.45-12.45
History C
Thursday a.m.
Last in month 10.00-12.00
Thursday a.m.
Last in month 10.00-12.00
History D
Wednesday a.m.
Last in month 10.30-12.30
Wednesday a.m.
Last in month 10.30-12.30
Indian Cookery
Monday p.m.
First in month 2.00-4.00
Monday p.m.
First in month 2.00-4.00
Israeli Dancing
Wednesday p.m.
4th in month 1.00-2.00
Wednesday p.m.
4th in month 1.00-2.00
Italian Intermediate/Advanced
Wednesday p.m.
Alt.weeks 2.00-4.00
Wednesday p.m.
Alt.weeks 2.00-4.00
Jazz A-Z on Film
Thursday a.m.
2nd in month 10.00-12.00
Thursday a.m.
2nd in month 10.00-12.00
Jazz Songbook on Disc
Thursday a.m.
4th in month 10.00-12.00
Thursday a.m.
4th in month 10.00-12.00
Kalooki
Monday a.m.
Weekly 10.00-1.00
Monday a.m.
Weekly 10.00-1.00
Literature - Mainly Poetry
Monday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.30-12.00
Monday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.30-12.00
London Walks
Monday a.m.
3rd in month 10.30-12.30
Monday a.m.
3rd in month 10.30-12.30
Looking at Art A
Tuesday a.m.
4th in month 11.00-12.00
Tuesday a.m.
4th in month 11.00-12.00
Looking at Art B
Tuesday p.m.
4th in month 12.30-1.30
Tuesday p.m.
4th in month 12.30-1.30
Marquetry
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly 10.00-12.00
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly 10.00-12.00
Mid Week Dinner Group
Thursday p.m.
3rd in month 7.00-
Thursday p.m.
3rd in month 7.00-
Mid Week Lunch Group
Thursday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.00
Music - Classical
Wednesday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.00
Wednesday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.00
Music - Classical Varied
Thursday p.m.
2nd in month 1.45-4.00
Thursday p.m.
2nd in month 1.45-4.00
Music Appreciation 50's-80's
Wednesday p.m.
3rd in month 2.00-4.00
Wednesday p.m.
3rd in month 2.00-4.00
Papercraft & Cardmaking
Thursday p.m.
2nd in month 1.30-3.30
Thursday p.m.
2nd in month 1.30-3.30
Patchwork & Embroidery
Wednesday p.m.
1st+3rd in month 2.00
Wednesday p.m.
1st+3rd in month 2.00
Play Reading
Wednesday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.00-12.00
Wednesday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.00-12.00
Poetry Plus
Monday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.30-12.00
Monday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.30-12.00
Politics
Thursday p.m.
First in month 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
First in month 2.00-4.00
Pot Luck Theatre Group
Wednesday a.m.
1st in month - matinee
Wednesday a.m.
1st in month - matinee
Psychology A
Tuesday a.m.
First in month 10.00-12.00
Tuesday a.m.
First in month 10.00-12.00
Psychology B
Wednesday a.m.
First in month 10.00-12.00
Wednesday a.m.
First in month 10.00-12.00
Psychology C
Tuesday p.m.
First in month 1.30-3.30
Tuesday p.m.
First in month 1.30-3.30
Quiz Afternoons
Friday p.m.
Last in month 2.00-4.00
Friday p.m.
Last in month 2.00-4.00
Racquetball
Monday a.m.
Weekly 11.30-12.30
Monday a.m.
Weekly 11.30-12.30
Rummikub
Thursday a.m.
First in month 10.00-12.00
Thursday a.m.
First in month 10.00-12.00
Scrabble
Monday a.m.
Weekly 10.00-12.00
Monday a.m.
Weekly 10.00-12.00
Scrabble (Advanced)
Monday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.00-12.00
Monday a.m.
Alt.weeks 10.00-12.00
Singing for Pleasure
Wednesday p.m.
3rd in month 2.00-3.00
Wednesday p.m.
3rd in month 2.00-3.00
Sunday Pub Lunches A
Sunday p.m.
Last in month 1.00-
Sunday p.m.
Last in month 1.00-
Sunday Pub Lunches B
Sunday p.m.
2nd in month 1.00-
Sunday p.m.
2nd in month 1.00-
Table Tennis
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly 10,00-12.00
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly 10,00-12.00
Taste of the Musicals
Tuesday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.00
Tuesday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.00
Theatre Ilford
Saturday p.m.
As arranged - matinee
Saturday p.m.
As arranged - matinee
Theatre London*
 As arranged - matinee
 As arranged - matinee
Trains
Tuesday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.30
Tuesday p.m.
2nd in month 2.00-4.30
Virtual Tours
Thursday a.m.
2nd in month 10.00-12.00
Thursday a.m.
2nd in month 10.00-12.00
Walking for Pleasure
Monday a.m.
2nd in month 10.30-
Monday a.m.
2nd in month 10.30-
Yoga
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly 2.00-3.00
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly 2.00-3.00
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayArt - Practical B   Creative Writing A   Kalooki   Literature - Mainly Poetry   London Walks   Poetry Plus   Racquetball   Scrabble   Scrabble (Advanced)   Walking for Pleasure   Book Circle A   Bridge - Monday Group   Ethical Issues   Film Scores & Composers   Indian Cookery  
TuesdayBackgammon   Classic English Novels   Coffee Mornings/Barkingside   History - Social History   Looking at Art A   Marquetry   Psychology A   Discussion E - General   Discussion H - Joys of Ageing   Getting Around in Italy   Looking at Art B   Psychology C   Taste of the Musicals   Trains   Yoga  
WednesdayBridge - Wednesday Group   Canasta (Beginners)   Coffee Mornings/Wanstead   History D   Play Reading   Pot Luck Theatre Group   Psychology B   Table Tennis   60s Pop Music   Board Games   Book Circle B   Creative Writing B   Discussion B - Difference   Discussion I - Science   Discussion J - Sports   German   Israeli Dancing   Italian Intermediate/Advanced   Music - Classical   Music Appreciation 50's-80's   Patchwork & Embroidery   Singing for Pleasure  
ThursdayDiscussion A - General   Discussion F - General   French (Conversation)   History C   Jazz A-Z on Film   Jazz Songbook on Disc   Rummikub   Virtual Tours   Antiques & Collectables*   Art - Practical A   Canasta   Discussion C - Travel*   Discussion G - General   Film*   Gardening History & Visits   Getting Around in France   Mid Week Dinner Group   Mid Week Lunch Group   Music - Classical Varied   Papercraft & Cardmaking   Politics  
FridayBridge - Friday Group   Chair Exercises   Chess   Creative Writing C   Famous People   Quiz Afternoons  
Saturday Theatre Ilford  
SundayGreen London Walks   Sunday Pub Lunches A   Sunday Pub Lunches B