Bexley Magic Society
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The Bexley Magic Society was formed over 60 years ago and currently boasts some 40 members, some of whom are full time magical performers working in the south east and across the country.
Also, several members have achieved membership of The Magic Circle and are very active in its running.
So, I hear you say, what has that got to do with me? Well, do you ever struggle to raise funds?
Bexley Magic Society prides itself on the shows they put on for local organisations wanting to raise money.
Thanks to the likes of Derren Brown & Dynamo magic has recently become a very strong form of popular culture again.
So, why not use this to your advantage.
A BMS club show is a fantastic event and best of all there is absolutely NO-RISK to you whatsoever.
All that BMS ask is for a return on all ticket sales. If for any reason you don't manage to sell many tickets you will still only owe BMS their percentage on ticket sales.
If you also decide to provide your guests with food, drink or even hold a raffle all the money you raise, you get to keep.
What we can promise you is an unforgettable night of magical entertainment.
For more information on this exciting NO RISK fundraising opportunity please contact our Club Event organiser, David Klass:
Tel: 020 8650 3864 or 0787 656 7181
Dance Wise is one of the leading dance studios in the South East. Dance tuition is available for all levels especially beginners. We specialise in Ballroom & Latin for children and adults and also have a strong theatre school offering ballet, tap, modern and street dance.
All the Arts Theatre School Ltd
Affordable classes in drama, singing & dance for children and teens ages 3-18yrs. ATA has branches in New Eltham, Mottingham & Bexley taught by Ex-Brookside actress Lucy Morgans.
ATA is a well established and hugely successful performing arts school
All sessions include a mixture of dancing, singing and acting with regular opportunities to perform on stage in local and professional productions including Danson Festival, Chislehurst Rocks, Sadlers Wells, The Stag Theatre & The Albert Hall.Children are taught in small groups for concentrated tuition.
Vocational exams in drama (LAMDA) and dance (IDTA) are available and the school boosts a 100% pass rate for all exams.
Current pupils are performing in the west end production of 'Oliver', 'Carousel' and 'The Railway Children' as well as lead roles in BBC's MI High, Holby City, Zing Zilla's,The Railway Children and the Disney Channel, current commercials include Santander, Asda, Bennetton & McDonalds. 100 of our pupils have performed in professional pantos.
All staff are CRB checked, first aid trained and qualified industry professionals including ex-soap and West End actors
All the Arts are one of the few local schools accredited by the Council of Dance Education and training, which has awarded them Recognised School Status, ensuring good quality professional teaching and safety at all classes.
Winner of 'Most Loved Local Business 2011'- Best of Bexley.
Kent champions 2010,2011 & 2012 of Dance Make Your Move.
Nominee of Best Preschool Classes- netmums 2012
Regional Winner of Festival for Stars 2012
Winner of the Bromley Business Award 2013
Mottingham Floral Arrangement Society
St Andrews Church Hall - Mumbray Hall
Meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, visitors are very welcome to their monthly demonstrations/workshops. Visitors £5 per evening. Our meetings start at 7.30pm. Easy parking.
21st September, 19th October and 16 November for 2016
Meeting in 2017 start 15th February with AGM & demonstration, 15th March, 19th April, 17th May, 21st May, 19th July, 16th August, 20th September, 18th October and 15th November
NJ Theatre Academy
Classes every Friday from 5:30-8:30 in drama, dance and singing from ages 5-18. All classes taught by experienced professionals. For more info contact Nikki.
Zumba Gold - Ideal for 50Plus Ladies, Returning to Exercise, Beginners, Low Impact (or Higher) Moves. Come and Enjoy Good music, Easy Fun Dance Fitness Moves, Improve your fitness levels suitable for your needs, Improve your Mobility, Flexibility and Balance, Keep your minds active and Meet some new people. Come along and sign in! Give me a call or drop me an email for more information (All Welcome)
Make a Noise Choir
Footscray Rugby Sports and Athletics Club
239 - 241 Footscray Road
Tel: 07415 877933
Community choir open to absolutely everybody; no audition necessary.
FREE trial session.
Every Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm.
Plenty of parking and a bar.
Greenwich Academy of Music and Drama
The Greenwich Academy of Music and Drama is an exciting venture for people living, working, and at school in and around the Borough of Greenwich, bringing performing arts groups and ensembles to all members of our community.
The Greenwich Academy of Music and Drama Ltd was established in 2006 as an organisation through which to run performing arts ensembles, holiday courses and education workshops.
We are a non-profit making company limited by guarantee and aim to provide all members with an experience which is positive, friendly, inspiring and above all of high artistic quality.
We run a range of ensembles for wind, brass, percussion and singers during term-time and in the holidays. These ensembles, based on age and ability, provide a clear pathway for each individual's progression as their skills and knowledge develop:
Greenwich Youth Band, Greenwich Wind Ensemble, Summer Music Course, Musical Theatre Holiday Course, Greenwich Community Choir, Greenwich Stage Right Marlborough, Greenwich Stage Right Charlton, Greenwich Academy Apprentice Scheme, Greenwich Youth Choir.
Adult Social and Activity Group
New Eltham Methodist Church
Tel: Ruby Niblett 020 8302 6829
Meetings held on Tuesday afternoons, 2-4pm.
Activities include Table Tennis, Badminton, Board games, Refreshments and Conversation
Arabesk Arabic Dancers
Community Hall, New Eltham Library, Southwood Road
(Perform locally and further afield)
Tel: 0798 635 7603
Arabesk Arabic Dancers are a troupe, formed of 'Belly Dancing Classes' members and friends, who perform at community and charity events and private functions.
If you would be interested in joining the group or would like to book Arabesk to dance at your event please contact Elaine.
Come and join the fun! Specialising in pre-school dance classes, BabyBallet introduces little ones to all the enjoyment of ballet dancing through music, movement and laughter.
Ballroom and Latin Dancing with Katie
Katie is a British Ballroom Champion teaching at Dancewise in New Eltham. ISTD qualified and very experienced teaching children and adults. Wedding dances also a speciality. Please call if you would like to arrange a private lesson or maybe you would like to arrange your own group for a private session. Learn the dances you love on Strictly. Come learn and have fun.
Belly Dance Classes
BELLY DANCING CLASSES
Every MONDAY (no classes on Bank Holidays)
Beginners and Improvers 7.15-8.30pm
Community Hall - New Eltham Library, Southwood Road, London, SE9 3QT
For Adults (over 14yrs) of any size or shape. Suitable for Beginners and Improvers, including complete beginners.
The classes are 'drop-in', so you can join at any time.
Come and have fun, meet new friends, learn a new skill and keep fit at the same time.
Bob Hope Theatre
The Home of Local Theatre in the SE9 Area, showcasing some amazing local talent. Many local groups use the theatre for their productions. We stage Musicals, Plays and Pantomimes and are also home to many Local Dance School Productions. New for this year is the Comedy@The BHT Comedy Club
Bumps & Babies
Group for expectant & new mums, with babies up to 12 months. Just turn up - £1.50 per adult each session.
Civil Service Retirement Fellowship
United Reform Chruch
1 Court Road
Open to ex Civil Servants and non Civil Servants (Associate Members). Meetings usually with speakers, outings, theatre trips and holidays.
DDA Performing Arts
We provide a variety of classes on a Saturday Morning including Pre-School Dance, ISTD Ballet, Tap & Modern, Acrobatics and Street Dance.
We aim to provide a fun and caring enviroment for children to learn and meet new friends along the way.
All classes are taught by qualified teachers who have a passion and love for dance which they aim to pass on to their students.
We hold annual show and or exams.
The first lesson is free so come for a trial.
Edith Nesbit Society
26 Strongbow Road
Established in 1996, it aims to celebrate the life and work of the author and her friends by talks, publications and visits. Edith Nesbit lived at Well Hall House, Eltham SE9 from 1899-1922 and wrote many of her books there.
Spanish kids' club in South East London. Build up your child's Spanish language skills and cultural understanding through fun and friendship!
Eldorado Musical Productions
A local amateur dramatic society that meets twice a week Mondays in Grove Park & Wednesdays in Eltham and performs at Eltham's Bob Hope Theatre twice a year. Specialises in musical theatre
Eltham and Avery Hill Gardens Society
Members shop at Pippenhall allotments open every Sunday morning from 9am to 12pm through the Spring and Summer, and from 10am to 12pm during the Autumn and Winter (closed late November to mid January) for all types of gardening products including composts and fertilisers at very competitive prices. Annual subs for 2017: £4, concessions £2. Programme of events through the year for members and their family or friends. See our website for more details.
Eltham Choral Society
Eltham Choral Society is an amateur, mixed choir of around 90 voices that rehearses at Eltham Park Methodist Church, Westmount Road, Eltham, every Thursday evening in term-time. New members welcome. no audition necessary. We produce four concerts a year, of music from the choral tradition, from renaissance to new music.
Eltham Escape Rooms
An escape room, also known as an "escape game", is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms.
Admiral Seymour Road
We are a group of ladies who meet on Friday mornings to make Bobbin lace. We meet term time only from 9.15am to midday. We make all types of popular lace and have a very experienced tutor. If you would like to see our work or try to see if it's for you please feel free to pop in. We have the necessary equipment to loan newcomers.
Eltham Stars Academy
We provide the highest quality of training brought to you, exclusively by current film, TV and West End DBS checked professionals. Our classes are aimed at having fun, making friends, learning new skills and gaining confidence.
Our tutors will always be on hand to aid and give advice. So whether you're here for fun, friends or because you want to break into the industry, we're sure we can help and be with you every step of the way.
EMILY JADE THEATRE ARTS
Emily Jade Theatre Arts is a dance and theatre training school established by an experienced and professional teacher. Classes for children aged 2.5 - 10 years in nursery, ballet, tap, jazz, drama, musical theatre and street dance are currently available. Trial classes in all disciplines are available by appointment.
All classes at EJTA are taught by fully qualified, DBS checked and insured teachers who are experts in their field, and our Patrons are very highly regarded.
We endeavour to provide training of the highest standard, helping every child to achieve their full potential in all disciplines. Whether the aim is to have fun learning and developing new skills, or to pursue a professional career in the world of dance and musical theatre, we aspire to meet the needs of every child.
Folk Mob Club
Blackheath Rugby Club
Tel: 07809 095237
Wednesday nights, 8-11pm. First Wednesday of the month performers invited from the floor onto the stage, with a PA system, and every other Wednesday an acoustic singaround session.
Gambit Juniors Chess Club
This is one of two children's chess clubs in Royal Greenwich and is for beginners who want to learn to play and children who want to play better chess. Girls and boys from six years old are very welcome to come along to give chess a try. There are however, many children that already play chess and the club invites them to come along as well. All children will be prepared for local chess tournaments and encouraged to take part in these during the ongoing chess season. Mums and dads are welcome to stay during the session to observe. One aim of the club is to identify talented players who may be put forward into teams that will play for Greenwich and represent the borough in tournaments against other London boroughs.
Greenwich Academy of Music and Drama
The Greenwich Academy of Music and Drama is an exciting venture for people living, working, and at school in the Borough of Greenwich, bringing performing arts groups and ensembles to all members of our community.
Middle Park Community Centre Hall
Middle Park Avenue
Tel: 020 8856 4629
A social group for mentally and physically disabled people. We meet on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month at Middle Park Community Centre. Could you spare a couple of hours to volunteer and help? Do you know anyone else that would be interested in helping or joining us as a member of H.A.L.O.? For more information, phone Vicky on 020 8856 4629
I am a passionate crocheter and have coming from a commercial background I decided to start my own (online) business selling my handmade creations, for instance hats, booties, shawls for babies, toddlers, kids. adults, (sun)glasses cases, heat pads and much more. They are ready for purchase or can be made to order in your favourite colour combinations or various sizes.
I also design crochet patterns and sell them or include them complimentary to crochet kits.
If you are interested to learn the art of crochet I would like to welcome you to one of my crochet classes for single persons and small groups.
Last but not least I am (re)selling knitting/ crocheting yarn of my favourite brand, ICE Yarns.
If you are interested to learn more about any of my services please don't hesitate to contact me :)
Intimate Opera Club
A friendly group that rehearses on Monday evenings in Holy Trinity Church, Southend Crescent and performs concerts of operatic arias, ensembles and choruses, together with items from light opera and musical shows.
Joe's Guitar Tuition
The Den, 210 Middle Park Avenue
(and am mobile!)
Lion Swimming Club for people with Physical or Learning Disabilities
We are the Lion Swimming Club and we have sessions at the Eltham Centre at the following times: Spa pool (temp 32c) Tues, Weds & Thurs evenings 6-30 - 8pm plus Sunday mornings 10am - 12noon. Main and family pools Sunday mornings 10am - 11.30am.
The club is open to anyone with any kind of permanent physical, learning, mental or sensory disability. All ages welcome. We are also looking for volunteer helpers. 020 8859 3998.
Little Angels - Stay and Play Group
Little Angels is a stay-and-play group for parents and carers with pre-school aged children. We meet every Tuesday during term-time from 10am-12 noon.
Every half term, we have a theme that ties in with a craft activity, a story and song time and also in the play activities we set up, as much as it possibly can. During each session we also provide refreshments.
Little Wings music classes
Our Saturday classes are fun for all the family! Everyone is encouraged to join in from young babies to grandmas. There is lots of singing and dancing and the usual parachute and bubble popping fun! There is also free play time after the class where refreshments are provided and parents/carers can get to know other local families.
Location All Saints Church Hall, Bercta Road, London, SE9 3TZ
Price £6 (siblings £3) drop in only, refreshments included
Mecca Bingo, Eltham Hill
Cheap and exciting nights out with great food, service and atmosphere!
New Eltham Community Productions
The Centre, New Eltham Methodist Church
435-9 Footscray Road
New Eltham Community Productions is New Eltham's local amateur drama and musical society, putting on plays, musicals and pantos throughout the year for our local community and beyond. We rehearse at The Centre on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 8-10pm - visit our website to find out more or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents and Toddlers
Coldharbour Evangelical Free Church
Tel: 020 8851 8909
Parent and Toddlers Group meet every Thursday at 10.00 am. All are welcome but children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Rotary Club of Chislehurst
Chislehurst Rotary Club is part of the wider national and international Rotary organisation; in Great Britain and Northern Ireland alone, there are 38,500 Rotarians
Our aims in Chislehurst mirror those of other Rotary clubs:
Service: raising money and directly helping those in the local and wider community.
Friendship: weekly meetings of professional and business people offer the chance of mixing with like-minded individuals.
International: awareness and fund raising for specific projects overseas identified by the club.
We are a group with no political or religious affiliation. We simply believe in helping others and having an enjoyable time in each other's company.
Please visit our website to find out more about us and request an invitation to a meeting.
Soulja Taekwondo Academy
Friendly and professional martial arts training offering Olympic style Taekwondo and Self Defence classes.
Classes at New Eltham Library every Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.50m-7.00pm. Come and try a session for FREE!
South East London Meccano Club
Falconwood Community Centre
31-39 Falconwood Parade, Welling
SE9 DA16 2PG
Tel: 020 8856 0148
The South East London Meccano Club was formed in 1976 to give Meccano enthusiasts in the area a chance to meet and swap ideas.
We hold four meetings a year and an exhibition in the autumn. Members receive the club newsletter SELMEC News four times a year.
At the informal meetings members bring along their latest models (completed, or in whatever unfinished state they may be in at the time!) and all are given the chance to give a short talk about them. You can also buy Meccano spare parts from one of the dealers who regularly turn up.
The Annual Meccano Show (usually in October) is a one day event in Eltham, open to the public. All members are encouraged to attend - with their models of course! We also attend many other local events.
We have over 50 members of all ages, and it doesn't matter if you are an experienced modeller or someone starting with their very first set. By the way, you don't actually have to build Meccano models to join the club - although it is better that you do' the meetings would be dull otherwise - but some members prefer to collect rare parts or sets, or are interested in Meccano literature. In fact, the club is open to anyone, male or female, with an interest in Meccano.
The annual subscription is £5.00 for adults/family membership (at the same address).
If you would like more information about the club, please contact our Secretary or just turn up at one of our meetings or exhibitions. We look forward to seeing you!
St John the Baptist Church Bellringers
Tuesday: 8.00 - 9.30pm (practice)
Sunday: 9.15 - 10.00am (service ringing)
If you are looking for a new mental and physical challenge, have you considered learning to ring church bells? No musical ability necessary - although a sense of rhythm helps! We are a small and friendly group, and welcome both existing ringers and new learners to join us. If you are interested in learning, either contact the Tower Captain, David Holdridge, or come along to one of our Tuesday evening practices from 8:00 to 9:30 pm.
Storytelling in Hope Circle
Informal storytelling group 8 - 10 pm, Tuesday evenings. We share stories, often around a theme, following the old oral tradition. Beginners welcome.
FREE and subsidised music and media activities for young people aged 14-19 years old.
We operate as StreetVibes Academy, a school that offers an alternative, creative curriculum.
We have top class facilities and services that we are offering to the wider community. These include recording studio hire, rehearsal rooms, professional tuition in music technology, production and sound engineering, lyric development and vocals, filmmaking and video production, web design and animation. Plus live instrument tuition in bass, drums, guitar and keyboards.
Personal Training and Small Group Classes in fully equipped private fitness studio. Nutrition advice and diet support.
The Eltham Centre
2 Archery Road
Tel: 020 8921 4344
Swimming pools open 7 days a week, adult and children lessons. Also houses a fitness centre, and classes.
The Priory Players
The Priory Players are a friendly group, open to anybody interested in amateur dramatics.
We meet every Tuesday at the Progress Hall from 8.00pm to 10.00pm and anybody who is interested in coming along one evening to see what we get up to is most welcome.
The Sixties Club
PO Box 61699
Social club for people in their 60s.
Time Out - A Coffee Club for Over-55s
Every Friday morning from 10.30am-12 noon, we meet for tea, coffee, homemade bread pudding and cakes with over 55s from across the local area. We also have a ten minute message. The friendly atmosphere means Time Out has generated a strong sense of community where everyone is welcome.
Utopian Operatic Society
We are an amateur dramatic society who rehearse on a Thursday evening 7.30 p.m. - 10 p.m. New members welcome. Our next show is Snow White to be performed 11th - 12th March 2017.