We run a number of activities, trips and workshops for adult carers throughout the year.

Carers tell us that it is good to meet other carers and share their experiences with people who understand. Many new friendships have developed through our social activities. 

 

B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Crafts) Coffee Morning

Our monthly coffee mornings are a chance to take a break, meet new people and make progress on your latest project.

When? Monthly, 10:00am – 12:00pm - 19th October, 16th November, 21st December, 18th January, 15th February, 15th March

Where? The Noble Centre, 109a Blagdon Road, KT3 4BD

£FREE – tea, coffee and cake will be provided

 

October

Backstage National Theatre Tour

Explore the backstage of the National Theatre.  The National Theatre creates over 20 new productions every year. Come and see the preparations for the shows, including set-building and prop-making in our workshops. No two tours are ever the same!

Date: Monday 22nd October

Time: Meet at 10:30am – Waterloo Station

Cost: FREE – no transport provided, Carers to meet at Waterloo Station

 

November

Craft Club - Covered Buttons

Embroider your own button badge from a printed fabric or stamp

Date: Friday 2nd November

Time: 10am-12 midday#

Location: KCN Office, 418 Ewell Road, KT6 7HF

Cost: £4 towards your resources.  Tea/Coffee and biscuits/cake will be provided

 

Sassy Stirrers Evening Cookery Class

Susan from Sassy Stirrers will be running her evening cookery class, where she will demonstrate how to cook delicious recipes, usually a main, side dish and dessert. This is a hands-on session, so following the demonstration; it will be your turn to cook! We usually eat together at the end and leftovers are taken home.

Date: Tuesday 6th November

Location: Southborough High School, Hook Road, KT6 5AS

Time: 5:30pm

Cost: £5

 

Fish and Chip Supper with KCN Staff and Trustees

Enjoy a fish and chip supper with KCN staff and trustees.

Date: Friday 16th November

Location: St Mark’s Church Hall

Time: 6:30pm until 9pm

Cost: FREE but Bring a Bottle!  No transport provided

 

December

Craft Club - Printed Christmas Cards

Screen print, stamp and embellish your own hand-made Christmas Cards.

Date: Friday 7th December

Time: 10am-12 midday

Location: KCN Office, 418 Ewell Road, KT6 7HF

Cost: £4 towards your resources.  Tea/Coffee and biscuits/cake will be provided

 

KCN Christmas Party – Hollywood Night at the Hampton Court Palace Golf Club

This year we are trying a new venue for our Carers Christmas Party. The Hampton Court Palace Golf Club will be hosting a Hollywood themed Christmas Party. There will be a delicious 3 course meal, teas/coffees and mince pies followed by dancing!

 

Date: Thursday 13th December

Location: Hampton Court Palace Golf Club

Time: Arrival at the Golf Club for 7:00pm, dinner at 7:45pm

Cost: £10 for registered KCN Carers, £32 for guests of carers

 

January

Grayshott Pottery Tour

A fantastic and unique day out to see a great British pottery in action, while enjoying a snack or cuppa in the Kiln Café and seeing the finished masterpieces in our beautiful Emporium. Tour will last approximately 30 minutes.

Date: Date TBC (likely to be from week beginning Monday 14th January)

Time: Leaving KCN office at 10:30am

Cost: £3 towards transport

 

February

Orleans House Gallery

Orleans House is a free public Art Gallery in Twickenham and we are currently organising a tour there for our carers. Orleans House underwent 2 year renovations and The Octagon Room has been beautifully refurbished. Following the tour, there will be an opportunity to have a coffee/tea in the café and a visit to their shop.

Date: TBC

Time: Leaving KCN Office at 10:30am – tour will be booked for 11:15

Cost: £2 per carer


March

Craft Club - Embroidery & Jewelled Bugs

Lovebug Brooch - embroider and encrust your bug with jewels

Date: Friday 1st March

Time: 10am-12 midday

Location: KCN Office, 418 Ewell Road, KT6 7HF

Cost: £4 towards your resources.  Tea/Coffee and biscuits/cake will be provided

 

Winchester Mill

A rare surviving example of an urban working corn mill. The City Mill was rebuilt in 1744 and remained in use until the early 20th Century. Having entered the care of the National Trust in the late 1920’s, the Mill was restored to full working order in 2004.  When you visit, you will find hands-on activities and audio-visual displays about milling and the rich wildlife in the area. The Mill is currently being restored but by the time we visit, the restoration work should be completed and there should be a Café for visitors.

Date: Provisionally booked for Thursday 14th March or Friday 15th March – confirmation of date will be in January 2019.

Time: TBC but we are looking to leave at 9:45am to arrive for 11am.

Cost: £5 towards entrance, tour (approximately 30 minutes) and transport

 

 

If you would like more information on our social activities, contact the Wellbeing and Inclusion Coordinator on wellbeing@kingstoncarers.org.uk or 020 3559 2824.

 

 

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