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Make sure you keep logging onto our website to find out more about the events listed and for other events that will be added in the future.

On-going - The Holocaust Through Photo Exhibition

National Holocaust Memorial Day (UK) was on Sunday 27 January. To remember this event, Trust Thamesmead is providing a small photographic exhibition regarding the Holocaust which is available to view 09:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Trust Thamesmead | 19a Joyce Dawson Way | Thamesmead Town Centre | 020 8320 4470

Thursday 14 February - St Valentine's Day

Saint Valentine's Day embraces a time of year that is historically associated with love and fertility. It encompasses the sacred marriage of Zeus and Hera in Ancient Athens and the Ancient Roman festival of Lupercus, the god of fertility.

Thursday 14 February - Thamesmead SNAP DROP IN

Mary Howard, Parent and Partnership Adviser Autism Advisory Team representative is available to speak to today, 1:30-3:30om.

Emmanuel Church | Yarnton Way | Thamesmead | DA18 4DR

18-22 February - Half Term (Bexley and Greenwich schools)

Thursday 21 February - Give Blood

Save a life - give blood between 1:30pm and 4:30pm or 5:30pm and 8:00pm in the mobile unit outside Morrisons.

Morrisons | Mobile Unit | 2 Twin Tumps Way | Thamesmead | 0845 7 711 711 |

Tuesday 26 February - Chinese Book Swap

If you have any unwanted Chinese language books or recent magazines you would like to swap, go along to the Chinese community book swap, 2:30-3:30pm.

You can also tell the library how they can serve you better as they work towards planning a new library for Thamesmead!

Thamesmead Library | Binsey Walk | Thamesmead | SE2 9TS | 020 8303 7777

Thursday 6 March - World Book Day

World Book Day moves into its second decade in the UK and Ireland in 2008.  Over this relatively short period World Book Day has become firmly established as the biggest annual event promoting the enjoyment of books and reading.

Saturday 8 March - International Women's Day

International Women's Day has been observed since the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialised world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

Monday 10 March - Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day is an annual event during which all the 54 member countries of the Commonwealth celebrate their links with one another. Held on the second Monday in March every year, the day is celebrated around the world, from Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesy the Queen who issues a special message, through to Prime Ministers and Presidents to citizens.

Monday 10 March - Applications open for The T Factor Auditions

Trust Thamesmead is holding its third annual talent competitions, The T Factor again this year.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of competiting for the chance of performing in front of thousands at this year's Trust Thamesmead Summer Festival is fill in an application form and send it in to Danny and hope you are picked to take part in the audition.

For further information please contact us T: 020 8320 4470 (Danny)

Friday 14 March - Sport Relief starts

Sport Relief believes the power and passion of sport can change lives for the better and by taking part and having fun people are able to raise thousands of pounds for charity and feel good in the process.

Sunday 16 March - Palm Sunday

The most solemn week of the Christian year, Holy week is the week leading up to Easter. It is the week during which Christians particularly remember the last week of Jesus's life which begins on Palm Sunday.

Monday 17 March - St Patrick's Day

Ireland celebrates its national day, St Patrick's Day today.

Thursday 20 March - Spring Begins

Friday 21 March - Good Friday (Bank Holiday)

Good Friday is the Friday before Easter and commemorates the execution of Jesus by crucifixion.

Friday 21 March - Applications close for The T Factor auditions

Get those talent contest applications in before today!

Sunday 23 March - Easter Day

Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the most important Christian festival, and the one celebrated with the greatest joy.

Monday 24 March - Easter Monday (Bank Holiday)

Saturday 29 March - Universities Boat Race

Sunday 30 March - British Summer Time Begins

Clocks go forward by one hour at 01:00am today as British Summer Time begins.


1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month - Thamesmead Youth Voice

If you are aged 11-19 and want to have your say and be heard, then look no further.

Thamesmead's youth forum, Thamesmead Youth Voice want you to join in:

  • Topical debates
  • Training opportunities
  • Event organising
  • Fun activities
  • Writing a newsletter

5:30-7:30pm. Free.

Trust Thamesmead | 19a Joyce Dawson Way | Thamesmead Town Centre
Call, text or email Janice - 020 8320 4470 / 07980 241384 |

Every Tuesday - Shaw Trust

If you have suffered with an addiction to drink or drugs and would like free and confidential support in gaining qualifications/finding a job...

We can help:

Access information about debt and accommodation
Help you understand when and how to declare convictions
Access information on benefits
Improve your confidence
Help with writing your CV
Access suitable training courses
Access work tasters and trials
Help you find a job

Contact Building Futures to book an appointment, T: 020 8320 4470 (Sharron or Graham)

Every Tuesday - Volunteers Centre Bexley

Liz Austin from Volunteers Centre Bexley is available to talk to about volunteering opportunities, 10:00am-12:00pm every Tuesday at Trust Thamesmead's offices
| 19a Joyce Dawson Way | Thamesmead Town Centre (by the clock tower) | T: 020 8320 4470

Every Tuesday - Baby Group

Are you a new mum with lots of questions you need answers to? Then look no further! A Health Visitor and Nursery Nurse will be on hand to give you all the advice and guidance you need at this weekly drop-in session, 10:00am-12:00pm.

Greemead Community Centre | 1 Lime Row | Thamesmead | T: 07966 959187

Every Tuesday - Tai Chi for the over 55's

Trust Thamesmead and Gallions Housing Association are funding a six month Tai Chi class for the over 55's which starts today, Tuesday, 5 February.

Tai Chi aims to improve balance and breating and help to prevent falls.

Pop in Parlour | Evenlode House | Coralline Walk | 020 8320 4470 (Linda)

Every Tuesday - Walking Group

Take in the wonderful walks and sights that Thamesmead has to offer, 10:30am today and every Tuesday, starting at the Lakeside Complex by Southmere Lake. All local residents welcome. The walk will last approximately 40-50 minutes and refreshments (at a minimal cost) will be held afterwards at the Lakeside Complex.

020 8320 4470 (Linda)

Last Tuesday of Every Month - Epilepsy Support Group

Thamesmead based Epilepsy Support Group meet 7:00-9:00pm on the last Tuesday of every month and is open to Thamesmead residents who suffer with epilepsy as well as their family and friends.

Greenmead Community Centre | Lime Row | off Yarnton Way | Contact Denise between 9:00am and 6:00pm, T: 07956 219843 or E:

Every Wednesday - Over 50's Chair Based Exercise Class

Calling all adults over 50! The Friends of the Atrium run a free chair based exercise class, tailor made to meet individual requirements. Trust Thamesmead has secured funding from City Bridge Trust, so it is free for Thamesmead residents.

4:30-5:30pm. Places must be pre-booked.

The Atrium | Tees Water Court | Middle Way | Thamesmead | T: 020 8320 4470 (Linda)

Every Wednesday - Over 50's Chair Based Exercise Class

The over 50's armchair exercise class at The Atrium proved so popular, we have set up another armchair exercise class to run at a different venue. This is a joint initiative between Trust Thamesmead and the Arnott Senior Citizens and Disabled Club and Trust Thamesmead has secured funding from the Lottery, so it is free for Thamesmead residents.

12-1:30pm. Places must be pre-booked.

Jubilee Community Hall | 10 Lytton Stratchey Path | Off Titmuss Avenue | Thamesmead | T: 020 8320 4470 (Linda or Roz)

Every Wednesday - Story times for Under-fives

Story times for under-fives during, 10:30am.

Claude Ramsey Library | Thamesmere Leisure Centre | Thamesmead | SE28 | T: 020 8310 4246

Every-other Wednesday - Charlton Toy Library

Charlton Toy Library operate a Mobile Toy Lending Service, 9:30-11:00am every fortnight (Wednesday), term time only.

Membership fee £5 per family. Proof of I.D. and benefits required.

Goose-E Ganders | Broadwater Village Hall | Goosander Way | Thamesmead | T: 020 8319 0055

Every Thursday - Free Tai Chi Classes

Try this ancient Chinese form of co-ordinated body movements focusing on harmonising the mind, body and spirit and promoting both mental and physical well-being through softness and relaxation.

These classes are a joint initiative between Trust Thamesmead, Bexley Adult Education and Friends of the Atrium.

Trust Thamesmead has secured funding from Bexley Adult Education so it is free for Thamesmead residents.

10:00am-12:00pm. Places must be pre-booked.

The Atrium | Middle Way | Erith | DA18 | 020 8320 4470 (Linda)

Every Thursday - Yoga Classes

Trust Thamesmead have teamed up with Greenwich Community College in a joint initiative providing yoga classes every Thursday in Thamesmead, so why not work on every aspect of your body - building up strength, stamina, toning, flexibility and your well being?

A two hour class 9:30-11:30am. Just £2.20 per two hour session. Places must be pre-booked.

Jubilee Community Centre | Lytton Strachey Path | Off Titmuss Avenue | Thamesmead | 020 8320 4470 (Roz)

Every Thursday - Tots to Toddlers

Sure Start fun activities drop in service for parents and children aged nine months - three years. 1:00-3:00pm including snack time.

Greenmead Children's Centre | 1 Lime Row | Thamesmead

First Thursday of the Month - Story times for Under-fives

Story times for under-fives during, 2:00pm.

Claude Ramsey Library | Thamesmere Leisure Centre | Thamesmead | SE28 | T: 020 8310 4246

Every Friday - Fresh Fruit and Veg Stall

Trust Thamesmead and Greenwich Community Food Coop have launched a fresh fruit and veg stall, open 10:30am-2:30pm every Friday. Benefits of which include... 

• Delicious fresh fruit and veg
• Great prices
• Pre-ordering option
• Run by the community for the community
• Healthy Start vouchers accepted

We are looking for volunteers to help man the stall, so if you would like to gain experience in customer service, retail and money handling and can spare 1-4 hours every Friday, contact Trust Thamesmead's Community Development Officers - Roz or Linda, 020 8320 4470.

Outside Arnott Community Centre | off Bentham Road | Thamesmead

Every Friday - Bexley Adult College

Nicola from Bexley Adult College is on hand at Trust Thamesmead's offices 10:00am-12:00pm every Friday, to advise clients who have been referred by Trust Thamesmead's training and job department, Building Futures, to talk to unemployed Thamesmead residents about their goals and ambitions and the training on offer to help them achieve these.

Trust Thamesmead | 19a Joyce Dawson Way | Thamesmead Town Centre | T: 020 320 4470 (Sharron, Graham or Ingrid)

Every Friday - Walks

Walk around Bostall Heath from the Bowling Green, Bostall Heath, every Friday at 10:00am.

1st Saturday of every month - Thamesmead Moorings Safer Neighbourhoods Team Drop in Surgeries

Pop in and meet your local Safer Neighbourhood Officers and discuss with them any concerns that you have about your local community, 10:00-11:30am.

Thamesmere Leisure Centre | Thamesmere Drive | SE28

3rd Friday of every month - Thamesmead Moorings Safer Neighbourhoods Team Drop in Surgeries

Pop in and meet your local Safer Neighbourhood Officers and discuss with them any concerns that you have about your local community, 6:30-7:30pm

Thamesmere Leisure Centre | Thamesmere Drive | SE28

Every Saturday - Family Learning

This class is to help kids who are having difficulties with their homework. Parents are encouraged to attend too, so they can learn about their child's school work and learn how they may be able to help them in the future. No subject is off limits.

This is a 12 week course that runs 3:45-5:30pm every Monday and 10:00am-12:00pm every Saturday.

Sessions are free but you do need to be a library member. Please prebook.

Thamesmead Library | Binsey Walk | Thamesmead | SE2 9TS | T: 020 8310 9944

Every Saturday - South East Circular Football Sessions

There will be two free 1&1/4 hour sessions for under 12s and under 15 between 10:00am-1:00pm.

Broadwater Green | 07795 666578 (Leon O'Sahon)

Every Saturday - Birchmere Park Boot Fair

Pick up a bargain at Birchmere Park boot fair, every Saturday, 10:00am-1:30pm.

Sellers: Cars £12, vans £15. Buyers attendance is free. Sellers should arrive at 9:15am, buyers at 10:00am.

Contact: Jean and Jim, T: 07961 878815

Every Saturday during February '08 - Extra Support in Reading, Writing and Maths

JMF support group for unseen disabilities are piloting an extra curricular scheme in February 2008 for children on the Autism Spectrum and other related conditions.

The scheme is aimed at children 5-11 years old. Transport will be provided for picking up and dropping on. JMF are asking parents contribute by providing snacks, papers and pens/pencils or wahtever you can afford to support them.

Jubilee Community Centre | 10 Lytton Strachey Path | off Titmuss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8DU | 020 8310 5885 (Toks Bailey) | E:

Last Saturday of the Month - Storytimes for Under-fives

Storytimes for under-fives during term-time only, 10:30am.

Abbey Wood Library | Eynsham Drive | SE2 9PT | T: 020 8310 4185

Weekends from January 2008 - Numeracy and Literacy at Weekends

The London Education Foundation Limited (LEF) is offering supplementary programmes for primary, secondary, SATs and 11+ additional support in numeracy and literacy at weekends , to help children develop self confidence and key skills in numeracy and literacy.

Manor Close Community Centre | 40 Manor Close | Thamesmead | 020 7096 1352 |

Ongoing until March 2008 - Learning Agreement

Do you know a young person aged 16-17 in a job without any training?

The Learning Agreement (LA) Pilot is an exciting new government funded initiative for young people aged 16-17, currently employed in Jobs Without Training (JWT). The Pilot is based on where the young people live and not work. It is to enable young people to achieve, at least, level 2 qualifications (equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C).

T: 020 8536 3630
E: daniel.frances@londoneastconnexions

Previous News
20-Jul-2006 Exercise classes for the over 50's
26-Jun-2006 Summer Festival poster
26-Jun-2006 Summer Festival programme
26-Jun-2006 Summer Newsletter
21-Jun-2006 Trust Thamesmead launches two new websites
14-Jun-2006 Headline news
14-Jun-2006 Hard work pays off
31-May-2006 Trust Thamesmead Summer Parade

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