Events Diary

Find out about projects and events happening in Thamesmead by logging onto our Events page, where you will be able to scroll down and read all about the events happening in the coming days, weeks and months.

After December, some regular events are listed, so keep scrolling! However, if you are looking for a particular group/activity, please check out our Business Directory.

Don’t forget to let us know if you are holding an event that is open to the public and we will add it to the calendar – for free!

07-September-2013 – Free Dance/Zumba
Join in our free family fitness day taster session in partnership with Charlton Athletic Community Trust and Bexley Council, 10:30am-12;00pm and 12:00-1:30pm.Sporting Club Thamesmead | Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8331 2290 (Tina Johnson) | E: [email protected]

14-September-2013 – Free Boot Camp
Join in our free family fitness day taster session in partnership with Charlton Athletic Community Trust and Bexley Council, 10:30am-12;00pm and 12:00-1:30pm.Sporting Club Thamesmead | Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8331 2290 (Tina Johnson) | E: [email protected]

14-September-2013 – Dashwoodstock 2013
Enjoy a night of live music featuring Pressurehead, The Vitamins, The Fremen, Ceri James, Nixie in the Pond, The Hotelles, McCrei, Coco and the Butterflies and Diesel Drums, 4:00-11:00pm. Free entry!Dashwood Social Club | 2 Limestone Walk | Thamesmead | DA18 4BW

14-September-2013 – Igbo Open Day
A day for 6-15 year olds to learn about the African tradition and culture and how it compliments British culture, 11:00am-3:00pm. Classes are based on a first come, first served basis. £4 per child.The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 07894 151161 (Megan) | E: [email protected]

17-September-2013 – Give Blood
Save a life – give blood, 11:00am-1:30pm and 3:00-5:30pm today. Please book an appointment in advance as they get really busy.Morrisons Car Park | Thamesmead Town Centre | T: 0300 123 23 23 | www.blood.co.uk

01-October-2013 – The FA Tesco Skills Programme
High quality football coaching for 5-11 year olds, 4:30-6:00pm, just £2 per session!Sporting Club Thamesmead | 30 Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8320 4488 | W: www.sportingclubthamesmead.co.uk

28-October-2013 / 01-November-2013 – School October Half Term

20-December-2013 / 06-January-2014 – School Christmas Holidays

25-January-2014 – Fun and Praise
Fun, games, songs, arts, crafts and praise, 10:00am-12:00pm for 5-11 year olds, just £1 on 25 January, 22 March, 17 May, 19 July, 27 September and 29 November 2014.Jubilee Community Centre | Lytton Strachey Path | Off Titmuss Avenue | SE28 8DU | T: 07815 135923 (Angela)

22-March-2014 – Fun and Praise
Jubilee Community Centre | Lytton Strachey Path | Off Titmuss Avenue | SE28 8DU | T: 07815 135923 (Angela)

17-May-2014 – Fun and Praise
Fun, games, songs, crafts, arts and praise, 10:00am-12:00pm for 5-11 year olds, just £1, today, 19 July, 27 September and 29 November 2014.Jubilee Community Centre | Lytton Strachey Path | Off Titmuss Avenue | SE28 8DU | T: 07815 135923 (Angela)

19-July-2014 – Fun and Praise
Fun, games, songs, arts, crafts and praise, 10:00am-12:00pm for 5-11 year olds, just £1 today as well as 27 September and 29 November 2014.Jubilee Community Centre | Lytton Strachey Path | Off Titmuss Avenue | SE28 8DU | T: 07815 135923 (Angela)

27-September-2014 – Fun and Praise
Fun, games, songs, arts, crafts and praise, 10:00am-12:00pm for 5-11 year olds on today and 29 November 2014.Jubilee Community Centre | Lytton Strachey Path | Off Titmuss Avenue | SE28 8DU | T: 07815 135923 (Angela)

29-November-2014 – Fun and Praise
Fun, games, songs, arts, crafts and praise, 10:00am-12:00pm for 5-11 year olds, just £1.Jubilee Community Centre | Lytton Strachey Path | Off Titmuss Avenue | SE28 8DU | T: 07815 135923 (Angela)

Every Sunday – Boot Fair – Birchmere Park

Birchmere Park boot fair runs every Saturday, 9:00am sellers, 10:00am buyers and every Sunday, 10:00am sellers, 11:00am buyers. £12 per car, £15 per van.

Birchmere Park | Thamesmead | T: 07508 248392


Every Sunday – Breakfast Club Stay and Play

Join in fun activities with some tea and toast. For children aged four and under, 9:30-10:30am.

Mulberry Park Children’s Centre | Boxgrove Road | SE2 9JP | T: 020 8310 0040 ext 2


Every Sunday – Community Mass

Worship and fellowship, 6:00-7:00pm.

Christian Life Centre | 11 Arnott Close | Thamesmead | SE28 0GT | T: 020 8310 5361 | [email protected]


Every Sunday – Livingspring Chapel

Sunday worship, 2:00-4:00pm.

The Link Thamesmead | Under the Harrow Manor Way flyover | Belvedere Road | Thamesmead | SE28 9BS | T: 07917 897088 | E: [email protected]


Every Sunday – Metafit

Metafit uses body weight exercises which target the largest muscle groups in the body for greater effect. Not only that, but this style of training will raise your metabolism meaning that you will continue to burn calories and fat long after the workout has finished, 11:00am-12:00pm, £6.50 per session.

Sporting Club Thamesmead | 30 Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8320 4488 | W: www.sportingclubthamesmead.co.uk


Every Sunday – Thamesmead Foodbank

It doesn’t matter why you would approach Thamesmead Foodbank. It could be down to a personal crisis, sudden job loss, illness, separation or homelessness; no one in Thamesmead or Abbey Wood needs to go to bed hungry. Contact your doctor’s surgery, health visitor, social worker, Church Minister or one of the area’s other voluntary sector workers to discuss your situation; they may be able to give you a voucher to obtain food.

T: 020 3149 5783


Every Sunday – Worship with Rhema Chapel

Worship with Rhema Chapel, 10:00am-1:00pm every Sunday at The Link Thamesmead.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 07827 998496 (Olumide)


Every Sunday – Worship with The Father’s House

Worship with The Father’s House, 9:00am every Sunday at The Link Thamesmead.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8166 8800 | W: www.thefathershouselondon.com


Every Sunday – Zumba™

Zumba™ is intoxicating, fun and a great way to lose weight and keep fit whilst enjoying yourself, 10:00-11:00am, £6.50 per session.

Sporting Club Thamesmead | 30 Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8320 4488 | W: www.sportingclubthamesmead.co.uk


Every Monday – Adult Drama Classes

Adult Drama classes with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 7:30-9:00pm every Monday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Monday – Baby Clinic

SureStart runs a baby clinic, 1:15-3:00pm, term time only.

SureStart is working in partnership with Greenwich Council in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8855 2470 ext 3


Every Monday – Baby Weighing

SureStart run a baby weighing clinic, 10:00-11:00am, term time only.

SureStart is working in partnership with Greenwich Council in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8855 2470 ext 3


1st Monday of the month – Book Club

The Thamesmead surfers over 50s group meet once a month to discuss a chosen book over a cup of coffee and biscuits, 10:00-11:30am, 50p per week for refreshments.

Tavy Bridge Library | Binsey Walk | Thamesmead | SE2 9TS | T: 07854 216972 (Olive) / T: 07944 01491 (Christine)


Every Monday – Breast Feeding Group

Only referrals are accepted at this breast feeding group, 10:00am-12:00pm, term time only.

SureStart is working in partnership with Greenwich Council in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8855 2470 ext 3


Every Monday – Food Collections

It doesn’t matter why you would approach the Thamesmead Foodbank. It could be down to a personal crisis, sudden job loss, illness, separation or homelessness; no one in Thamesmead or Abbey Wood needs to go to bed hungry.

Just knock, 10:00am-2:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Christian Life Centre | 11 Arnott Close | Thamesmead | SE28 0GT | T: 020 8310 5361 | [email protected]


Every Monday – Football Mash Up

Calling all 14-17 year olds who love football! Join-in the football fun; learning new skills and tricks and being coached by a FA Coach, 4:00-5:00pm for 14 & 15 year olds, 5:00-6:00pm for 16 & 17 year olds. All thanks to Sport England’s, The FA Vauxhall Youth Programme.

Sporting Club Thamesmead | Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8320 4488 | E: [email protected]


2nd Monday of the month – Greenmead Children’s Centre Parents Forum Meeting

Monday Munch (Greenmead Children Centre’s Parent’s Forum) meet 12:30-2:00pm on the second Monday of every month, which provides the parents and carers of their child to discuss activities currently running and make suggestions for other activities.

Greenmead Children’s Centre | 1 Lime Row | DA18 4HW | T: 020 8320 1618


Every Monday – Her Centre Outreach Session

Her Outreach Centre offering free advice and guidance to women, 10:00am-2:00pm. By appointment only.

SureStart is working in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Waterways Children’s Centre | Southwood Road | SE28 8EZ | T: 020 8311 5491 ext 1


Every Monday – Junior Hip Hop

Hip Hop classes for 6-9 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Artsat The Link Thamesmead, 4:30-5:15pm every Monday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Monday – Midwives Clinic

Midwives Clinic runs 1:00-3:00pm and is by appointment only.

SureStart is working in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Waterways Children’s Centre | Southwood Road | SE28 8EZ | T: 020 8311 5491 ext 1


Every Monday – Mini Street Dance

Mini Street Dance for 3-5 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Artsat The Link Thamesmead, 4:00-4:30pm every Monday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Monday – Monday Night Adult Football League

Sporting Club Thamesmead offers the area’s only competitive seven-a-side leagues which are for all types of teams, whether you have played together before or not. Teams will play on their state-of-the-art all-weather floodlit pitches on a bigger, better surface than a five-a-side football pitch with qualified referees and extremely competitive fees. Then when the hard work is done you and your team mates can take a shower using their quality changing facilities and then meet in the bar for a drink and bite to eat in the company of Sky Sports!

Seven-a-side, £35 per team, kick-off times 6:45pm, 7:30pm and 8:15pm (games last 40 minutes – 20 minutes each way)

Sporting Club Thamesmead | 30 Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8320 4488


Every Monday – Movie Night & Cycle Workshop

Pedal on down and learn the art of cycle mechanics in these weekly workshop sessions which will also give you the chance to stay fit on cycle riding trips and catch a movie, 5:00-7:30pm, every Monday except Bank Holidays, for 11-19 year olds.

Archway Project | The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road (off Harrow Manor Way) | Thamesmead | SE28 9BS | T: 020 8310 1805 | E: [email protected] | W: www.archwayproject.com


Every Monday – The Bookstart Bear’s Book Club

Songs, rhymes, stories, puppets, music and movement and expressive art, 1:30-3:00pm, 17 September-22 October 2012.

SureStart is working in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Waterways Children’s Centre | Southwood Road | SE28 8EZ | T: 020 8311 5491 ext 1


Every Monday – Two Year Checks

SureStart offers two year checks by appointment only, 10:00am-12:00pm, term time only.

SureStart is working in partnership with Greenwich Council in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8855 2470 ext 3


Every Monday – Women-only with Treasured Possession

Treasured Possessions weekly, women-only group, every Monday, 7:15pm at The Link Thamesmead.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 07401 220026 (Siari) | E: [email protected]


Every Tuesday – Adult Beginners Tap

Adult beginners Tap class with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 7:30-8:15pm every Tuesday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Tuesday – Adult Intermediate Tap Classes

Adult Intermediate Tap classes with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 7:15-8:15pm every Tuesday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Tuesday – Adventurous Activities

Join Bexley Youth Service for adventurous activities taking place at Thamesmead’s brand new, state-of-the-art youth and community centre, The Link Thamesmead.

4 & 11 June, High Ropes
18 & 25 June, Indoor Climbing
2 & 9 July, Archery
16 & 23 July, Mountain Biking

3:30-5:00pm for school years 5 & 6 and 5:30-7:00pm for school years 7-13. £7 per session.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8311 3720 (Bexley Youth Service)


Every Tuesday – Antenatal Clinic

SureStart runs an antenatal clinic 9:00am-12:00pm, term time only. By appointment only.

SureStart is working in partnership with Royal Borough of Greenwich in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8855 2470 ext 3


Every Tuesday – Archway Project Drop-in

Archway Project drop-in session for 11-14 year olds, 5:00-7:00pm. Join in the fun – cooking, photography and/or motorcycle mechanics are regular offerings.

Archway Project | The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8310 1730 | E: [email protected] | W: www.archwayproject.com


Every Tuesday – Baby Group

Are you a new mum with lots of questions you need answers to? Then look no further! A Nursery Nurse will be on hand to give you all the advice and guidance you need at this weekly drop-in session, 10:00-11:30am.

Greenmead Community Centre | 1 Lime Row | Thamesmead | T: 020 8320 1618


Every Tuesday – Chair Based Exercise

Free 20 minute chair based exercise class for residents aged 55 and over or those new to exercise, 2:00-2:20pm.

Broadwater Village Hall | 1C Goosander Way | West Thamesmead | SE28 0ER | T: 07960 525337 (Laigh) | E: [email protected]


Last Tuesday of the month – Craft Group

Thamesmead Surfers over 50s group meet 11:00am-1:00pm on the last Tuesday of each month to watch demonstrations and take part in making cards, bookmarks, flower arranging and more. 50p per week for refreshments and some members stay for a pub lunch afterwards.

Birchwood Pub | Grovebury Road | Thamesmead | T: 07854 216972 (Olive) / 07944 017491 (Christine)


Every Tuesday – Crossway Parent & Toddlers Group

There’s lots of fun things available at this parent and toddler group, including ball pools, foam pits, soft play, bouncy castle, trampolines and arts and crafts. 11:00am-1:00pm every Tuesday and Thursday during school holidays. Just £3 per session for 1-5 year olds, babies under one go free. All children welcome during school holidays at a discounted price – call Crossway Gym to find out more!

Arch 11 | Byron Close | Thamesmead | SE28 8AA | T: 020 8312 1190


Every Tuesday – Drama Classes

Drama classes, 4:30-5:30pm for 5-10 year olds and 5:30-6:30pm for 11-19 year olds, £5 per class.

Discovery Primary School | Battery Road | West Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 07984 571527 | E: [email protected]


Every other Tuesday – Dressmaking Workshop

If you have ever wanted to make your own, original garments, now is the time to learn. Just take along your own pattern and fabric and you’ll get help with the rest. Fortnightly meetings from 6:30pm.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 07930 314525 | E: [email protected]


Every Tuesday – Fair Finance

Offering free and impartial, confidential advice and guidance for anybody who needs help managing their money, affordable loans to help with anything from school uniforms to debt consolidation and microcredit loans for new and exciting businesses. Available at Trust Thamesmead’s office, 9:00am-5:00pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Trust Thamesmead | 19a Joyce Dawson Way | Thamesmead Town Centre | SE28 8RA | T: 020 7702 8032 | E: [email protected] | W: www.fairfinance.org.uk


Every Tuesday – Family Play Sessions

SureStart supports Goose-E-Ganders family play sessions for 0-5 year olds, 9:00-11:30am, term time only.

SureStart is working in partnership with Greenwich Council in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8855 2470 ext 3


Every Tuesday – First Ballet Class

First Ballet class for 3.5-4.5 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 4:00-4:30pm every Monday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Tuesday – Grade 2 Ballet

Grade 2 Ballet with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 5:00-5:45pm every Tuesday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Tuesday – Grade 5 Tap

Grade 5 Tap with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 4:30-5:15pm every Tuesday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Tuesday – Hula Hooping

The humble hula hoop is a bona fide piece of workout equipment that can tone your thighs, abdominals, gluteal muscles and arms; and it’s just as much fun as you remember, 7:00-7:45pm. £6.50 per session.

Sporting Club Thamesmead | 30 Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8320 4488


Every Tuesday – JB Juniors

Funky jazz dancing to Justin Bieber songs for 4-7 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 4:30-5:00pm every Tuesday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Tuesday – Massages

Massages by the Feel Good Coop, 1:00-5:00pm, by appointment only.

SureStart is working in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Waterways Children’s Centre | Southwood Road | SE28 8EZ | T: 020 8311 5491 ext 1


Every Tuesday – Melody Bear Pre-school

Melody Bear Pre-school for 2.5-3.5 year olds, including music and rythm with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 4:00-4:30pm every Tuesday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Tuesday – Pre-school Dance Class

Dance classes for pre-school children 1:30-2:30pm every Tuesday and 10:00-11:00am every Thursday, £3 per class.

Thamesmead School of Dance | Byron Close | off Disraeli Close | SE28 8AA | T: 020 8312 9372 | [email protected]


Every Tuesday – Rose Ballet

Rose Ballet for 4.5-6 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 5:15-5:45pm every Tuesday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Tuesday – Stay and Play

Stay and Play for childminders run 1:00-3:00pm, term time only and costs £1 per session.

SureStart is working in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Waterways Children’s Centre | Southwood Road | SE28 8EZ | T: 020 8311 5491


Every Tuesday – Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities Parent Programme

A new programme that emphasises the importance of having positive family and cultural values for achieving healthy lifestyles, covering everything from family stress including relationship difficulties, separation, health and finance to behaviours and emotions. All this and a whole lot more, 2.5 hours each Tuesday running 18 January-19 April 2011.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | West Thamesmead | SE28 | T: 020 8921 2797/2865


Every Tuesday – Thamesmead Foodbank

It doesn’t matter why you would approach Thamesmead Foodbank. It could be down to a personal crisis, sudden job loss, illness, separation or homelessness; no one in Thamesmead or Abbey Wood needs to go to bed hungry. Contact your doctor’s surgery, health visitor, social worker, Church Minister or one of the area’s other voluntary sector workers to discuss your situation; they may be able to give you a voucher to obtain food from Christian Life Centre, 11:00am-2:00pm for voucher holders.

Christian Life Centre | 11 Arnott Close | Thamesmead | SE28 0GT | T: 020 8310 5361 | E: [email protected]


1st Tuesday of the month – Thamesmead Talks on a Tuesday

Greenwich Association of Disabled People (GAD) and Trust Thamesmead are working together to provide monthly drop in sessions for disabled people in Thamesmead. Meeting on the first Tuesday of every month-the first session is taking place on the 3rd May between 1:00-3:00pm.

These sessions will provide a place for disabled people to socialise, share information, resources and create a platform to speak up for disabled people living in Thamesmead about issues which affect them.

Lakeview Court | Central Way | Thamesmead | T: 020 8305 2221 / 07538 793185


Every Tuesday – Thamesmead Youth Voice

Trust Thamesmead’s youth forum, Thamesmead Youth Voice (TYV) is an exciting and proactive youth group aimed at 11-19 year olds.

TYV is proving so popular, we have split it into two; the first group meet every Wednesday and is for those interested in finding out more about the group and how they can get involved. It is then up to the individual to commit as much time and effort to the group, to join the fully-fledge group – this group – who meet every-other Wednesday.

TYV helped Trust Thamesmead gain a £5m grant to help build The Link Thamesmead and they have their own office based upstairs in arch A, where fortnightly meetings are held to discuss different projects and events and how to take them forward.

The group go on residentials and often volunteer at events held by The Link Thamesmead and Trust Thamesmead.

This group is for those who want to make a real difference in the community. If that’s you, then get in touch!

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 (Mark) | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Tuesday – Zumba™

Zumba™ classes with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 8:15-9:00pm every Tuesday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Tuesday – Zumba™

Zumba™ is intoxicating, fun and a great way to lose weight and keep fit whilst enjoying yourself, 7:45-8:45pm, £6.50 per session.

Sporting Club Thamesmead | 30 Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8320 4488 | W: www.sportingclubthamesmead.co.uk


Every Tuesday – Zumba™ Gold

Zumba™ Gold – a fun, friendly dance fitness class for residents aged 55 and over and thsoe new to exercise, 2:20pm every Tuesday! £5 per class or £20 for five classes.

Broadwater Village Hall | 1c Goosander Way | West Thamesmead | SE28 0ER | T: 07960 525337 | E: [email protected]


Every Wednesday – Adult Dance Classes

Adult Dance classes (various styles) with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 11:30am-12:30pm every Wednesday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Wednesday – Antenatal Clinic

SureStart runs an antenatal clinic 9:00am-3:30pm, term time only. By appointment only.

SureStart is working in partnership with Royal Borough of Greenwich in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Waterways Children’s Centre | Southwood Road | SE28 8EZ | T: 020 8311 5491 ext 1


Every Wednesday – Archway Project Drop-in

Archway Project drop-in session for 15-19 year olds, 6:00-9:00pm. Join in the fun – cooking, photography and/or motorcycle mechanics are regular offerings.

Archway Project | The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8310 1730 | E: [email protected] | W: www.archwayproject.com


Every Wednesday – Baby and Toddler Rhyme Time

Free baby and toddler rhyme time, 10:30-11:00am during term time only. Please call Claude Ramsey Library for more information.

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


Every Wednesday – Body Conditioning

Active for Health in Greenwich is working in partnership with the Government’s Change for Life and offering free Body Conditioning classes, 1:30-2:30pm during term-time.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | West Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 0800 917 1273


Every Wednesday – Circuit Training

Circuit training is a class with exercises to work the whole body. You will improve muscle endurance, cardiovascular fitness and core stability, 10:00-11:00am, £6.50 per session.

Sporting Club Thamesmead | 30 Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8320 4488 | W: www.sportingclubthamesmead.co.uk


Every Wednesday – Circuits

SureStart’s keep fit for adults, 1:30-2:30pm, term time only. Limited creche spaces available.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8855 2470 ext 3


Every Wednesday – Discovery Parent Group Drop In

A weekly meeting held 3:15-4:30pm, not only so parents of children who attend the school and children’s centre can get to know each other, but so other members of the community can get to know other parents and also find out what is going on in their community in Thamesmead. Term Time only.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8855 2470 ext 3


Every Wednesday – Fair Finance

Offering free and impartial, confidential advice and guidance for anybody who needs help managing their money, affordable loans to help with anything from school uniforms to debt consolidation and microcredit loans for new and exciting businesses. Available at Trust Thamesmead’s office, 9:00am-5:00pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Trust Thamesmead | 19a Joyce Dawson Way | Thamesmead Town Centre | SE28 8RA | T: 020 7702 8032 | E: [email protected] | W: www.fairfinance.org.uk


1st Wednesday of the month – Family Support Drop In

SureStart offers a family support drop-in on the first Wednesday of every month, 2:30-4:30pm during term time.

SureStart is working in partnership with Greenwich Council in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8855 2470 ext 3


Every Wednesday – First Ballet

First Ballet for 3.5-4.5 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 4:30-5:00pm every Wednesday during term-time. Please note there is currently a waiting list for this class.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Wednesday – Free Advice & Guidance for Teens

Greenwich’s The Point are available at The Link Thamesmead for everyone aged 16-19 to find out more and gain help with writing CVs, covering letters, online application forms, benefits and a whole lot more, 11:00am-1:00pm every Wednesday. No need to book an appointment, just turn-up and ask for Winsto or Michael from The Point.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 07538 575166 (Winston) or 07970 239338 (Michael)


Every Wednesday – Free Dance Classes

Greenmead Community Centre | Lime Row | DA18 4HW | T: 020 8320 4470 (Linda)


Every Wednesday – Glee Choir

Glee Choir for 6-17 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 6:30-7:30pm every Wednesday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Wednesday – Grade 1 Ballet

Grade 1 Ballet for 9-11 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 5:00-5:45pm every Wednesday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Wednesday – Junior Jazz

Junior Jazz classes for 7-11 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 4:45-6:30pm every Wednesday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every other Wednesday – Knit ‘n’ Natter

Whether you have always wanted to learn how to knit or if you just fancy a knit and natter, this is the fortnightly class for you, no matter what age or ability. 5:00pm start. Wool and needles provided for beginners.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 07930 314525 (Cherry) | E: [email protected]


Every Wednesday – Little Bear Feet Dance

Little Bear Feet Dance for 1.5-2.5 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 10:00-10:45am every Thursday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Wednesday – Livingspring Chapel

Christian prayer meetings every Wednesday, 7:00-9:00pm.

The Link Thamesmead | Under the Harrow Manor Way flyover | Belvedere Road | Thamesmead | SE28 9BS | T: 07917 897088 | E: [email protected]


Every Wednesday – Personal Empowerment Seminars/Workshops

Personal empowerment seminars and workshops in partnership with Hope for Me, 11:30am-3:00pm.

Christian Life Centre | 11 Arnott Close | Thamesmead | SE28 0GT | 020 8310 5361 | [email protected]


Every Wednesday – Prep Ballet

Prep Ballet for 6-7 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 5:00-5:30pm every Wednesday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Wednesday – Prep Tap

Prep Tap for 6-7 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 4:00-4:30pm during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Wednesday – Rose Ballet

Rose Ballet for 4.5-6 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 4:30-5:00pm every Wednesday during term-time. Please note there is a waiting list for this class.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Wednesday – Slimming World

Join men and women at Slimming World, 7:30pm every Wednesday.

St Paul’s Church | Bentham Road | Thamesmead | SE28 8AS | T: 07590 324504 (Teresa)


Every Wednesday – Toy Library

SureStart’s Toy Library for children 0-5 to drop in and play and borrow toys, 9:30-11:30am, term time only.

SureStart is working in partnership with Greenwich Council in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8855 2470 ext 3


Every Wednesday – Wednesday Club for 5-11 year olds

Join in games, table tennis, arts and crafts and a whole lot more at this Wednesday club aimed at 5-11 year-old children. Just £1 for more than one hour of fun, 6:45-8:00pm.

Jubilee Community Centre | Lytton Strachey Path | off Titmuss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8DU | T: 07815 135923


Every Wednesday – Zumba™

Zumba™ classes, 7:30-8:30pm every Wednesday, £3.50 per person.

Dashwood Social Club | 2-4 Limestone Walk | DA18 4BW


Every Thursday – Acro Classes

Acro classes combining dance and acrobatics for children aged 9+, with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 6:30-7:15pm every Thursday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Thursday – Advanced Jazz

Advanced Jazz with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 6:30-7:30pm every Thursday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Thursday – Archway Project Drop-in

Archway Project drop-in session for 15-19 year olds, 5:00-:30pm. Join in the fun – cooking, photography and/or motorcycle mechanics are regular offerings.

Archway Project | The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8310 1730 | E: [email protected] | W: www.archwayproject.com


Every Thursday – Birchmere Community Garden Project

Join Groundwork and EIF to improve the natural environment at Birchmere Park. Grow your own food, attend food growing workshops, participate in gardening activities, cultural events and more! 10:00am-1:00pm every Thursday.

Volunteers needed! Interested? Contact us.

Birchmere Park | Thamesmead | T: 020 7960 4261 | E: [email protected] | W: www.groundwork.org.uk/london


Every Thursday – Community Counselling/Advice and Indoor Games

Community counselling and advice, as well as indoor games, every Thursday and Friday, 10:00am-12:00pm.

Christian Life Centre | 11 Arnott Close | Thamesmead | SE28 0GT | T: 020 8310 5361 | [email protected]


Every Thursday – Crisis Counselling

Greenwich Mind is holding weekly Crisis Counselling sessions, 9:30-10:30am every Thursday.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | West Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8853 1735 | E: [email protected]


Every Thursday – Crossway Parent & Toddlers Group

There’s lots of fun things available at this parent and toddler group, including ball pools, foam pits, soft play, bouncy castle, trampolines and arts and crafts. 11:00am-1:00pm every Tuesday and Thursday during school holidays. Just £3 per session for 1-5 year olds, babies under one go free. All children welcome during school holidays at a discounted price – call Crossway Gym to find out more!

Arch 11 | Byron Close | Thamesmead | SE28 8AA | T: 020 8312 1190


Every Thursday – Film Club

Join Pixel Form Studios at The Link Thamesmead, 7:00pm every Thursday during school term and learn all aspects of film making from ideas through to distribution, with guidance from industry experts using professional standard equipment. Open to 11-19 year olds.

Pixel Form Studios | The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 07428 647683 (Michael) | E: [email protected]


Every Thursday – Grade 1 Tap

Grade 1 Tap classes with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 5:00-5:45pm every Thursday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Thursday – Grade 3 Tap

Grade 3 Tap classes with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 5:00-5:45pm every Thursday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Thursday – Grade 4 Ballet

Grade 4 Ballet with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 7:30-8:30pm every Thursday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Thursday – Grade 5 Ballet

Grade 5 Ballet with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 7:30-8:30pm every Thursday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Thursday – Indoor Circuit Training

Circuit training is a class with exercises to work the whole body. You will improve muscle endurance, cardiovascular fitness and core stability, 6:45-7:45pm, £6.50 per session.

Sporting Club Thamesmead | 30 Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8320 4488 | W: www.sportingclubthamesmead.co.uk


Every Thursday – Junior Acro

Junior Acro classes combining dance and acrobatics for 5-8 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 5:45-6:30pm every Thursday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Thursday – Junior Lyrical Dance Classes

Junior Lyrical Dance classes for 6-10 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 4:15-5:00pm every Thursday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Thursday – Melody Bear Pre-school

Melody Bear Pre-school for 2.5-3.5 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 1:45-2:15pm every Thursday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Thursday – Metafit

Metafit uses body weight exercises which target the largest muscle groups in the body for greater effect. Not only that, but this style of training will raise your metabolism meaning that you will continue to burn calories and fat long after the workout has finished, 8:00-9:00pm, £6.50 per session.

Sporting Club Thamesmead | 30 Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8320 4488 | W: www.sportingclubthamesmead.co.uk


1st Thursday of the month – Monthly Separated Dad’s Group

SureStart’s monthly group for separated dad’s runs 6:45-8:00pm during term time.

SureStart is working in partnership with Greenwich Council in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Waterways Children’s Centre | Southwood Road | SE28 8EZ | T: 020 8311 5491


3rd Thursday of the month – One Year Review Assessments

SureStart’s one year assessments run 1:00-3:00pm during term time.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8855 2470 ext 3


Last Thursday of the month – Potty Training/Bed Wetting Advice Clinic

Every 4th Thursday of the month, 10:00am-12:00pm.

SureStart is working in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Waterways Children’s Centre | Southwood Road | SE28 8EZ | T: 020 8311 5491 ext 1


Every Thursday – Pre-school Dance Class

Dance classes for pre-school children 1:30-2:30pm every Tuesday and 10:00-11:00am every Thursday, £3 per class.

Thamesmead School of Dance | Byron Close | off Disraeli Close | SE28 8AA | T: 020 8312 9372 | E: [email protected]


Every Thursday – Stay and Play

SureStart’s Stay and Play encourages learning through play for families with children aged 0-5, 12:30-2:30pm, term time only. 20p per session.

SureStart is working in partnership with Greenwich Council in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8855 2470 ext 3


Every Thursday – The Good Life Garden

If you are interested in growing your own fruit and veg, learn about wildlife, improve the local environment and take part in free gardening training and workshops, then this is the place for you! Join the Birchmere Community Garden group, Trust Thamesmead, London Wildlife Trust, Team Gallions and Groundwork, every Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm.

Birchmere Garden | Thamesmead | SE28 | T: 020 8320 4482 (Lisa) | E: [email protected]


Every Thursday – Tots to Toddlers

Sure Start fun activities drop in service for parents and children aged nine months – three years. 10:00am-12:00pm including snack time.

Greenmead Children’s Centre | 1 Lime Row | DA18 4HW


Every Thursday – Zumba™

Zumba™ (all levels) with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 11:00-11:45am every Thursday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Thursday – Zumba™

Zumba™ (all levels) with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 8:30-9:15pm every Thursday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


1st Friday of the month – Baby Clinic

SureStart’s baby clinic runs 9:30-11:30am during term time. Please take your baby’s red health book along with you.

SureStart is working in partnership with Greenwich Council in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Waterways Children’s Centre | Southwood Road | SE28 8EZ | T: 020 8311 5491


Every Friday – Best Beginnings Midwives

SureStart’s Best Beginnings Midwives runs 1:00-3:00pm during term-time only.

SureStart is working in partnership with Greenwich Council in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8855 2470 ext 3


Every Friday – Citizens Advice Bureau – Debt Advice

The Citizens Advice Bureau are offering a one hour drop in session, 10:00-11:00am, where an adviser can offer advice about debt problems. There is limited time available and this session is for one off enquiries and emergencies. You can be referred for an appointment if appropriate. For general enquiries contact Citizens Advice Bureau.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | West Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8309 8646


Every Friday – Community Counselling, Advice and Indoor Games

Community counselling and advice, as well as indoor games, every Thursday and Friday, 10:00am-12:00pm.

Christian Life Centre | 11 Arnott Close | Thamesmead | SE28 0GT | T: 020 8310 5361 | E: [email protected]


1st Friday of the month – Craft Activity

Free craft activity for primary school children, 3:45-4:45pm.

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


Every Friday – Fair Finance

Offering free and impartial, confidential advice and guidance for anybody who needs help managing their money, affordable loans to help with anything from school uniforms to debt consolidation and microcredit loans for new and exciting businesses. Available at Trust Thamesmead’s office, 9:00am-5:00pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Trust Thamesmead | 19a Joyce Dawson Way | Thamesmead Town Centre | SE28 8RA | T: 020 7702 8032 | E: [email protected] | W: www.fairfinance.org.uk


Every Friday – Free Tai Chi Classes


Free Tai Chi classes with Active for Health. Beginners 10:00-11:00am. Advanced 11:15am-12:15pm.

Jubilee Community Centre | Lytton Strachey Path | off Titmuss Avenue | SE28 8DU | T: 0800 917 1273


Every Friday – Friday Night Junior Football League

Sporting Club Thamesmead offers the area’s only competitive seven-a-side leagues which are for all types of teams, whether you have played together before or not. Teams will play on their state-of-the-art all-weather floodlit pitches on a bigger, better surface than a five-a-side football pitch with qualified referees and extremely competitive fees.

Seven-a-side, £25 per team (14-16 year olds), kick-off times 6:00pm, 6:45pm and 7:30pm (games last 40 minutes – 20 minutes each way)

Sporting Club Thamesmead | 30 Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8320 4488


Every Friday – Fruit and Veg Stall

Pick up the freshest, juiciest fruit and veg from the Trust Thamesmead/Greenwich Community Food Coop fruit and veg stall, 8:15am-2:00pm every Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

It’s a tasty way to get your five a day! The stall offers great prices, a pre-ordering option and accepts Healthy Start vouchers.

They are also looking for volunteers to help man the stall. If you can spare 1+ hours every Friday and want to gain experience in customer service, retail and money handling, get in touch! Call Trust Thamesmead’s Community Development Officer, Lisa, 020 8320 4470.

Outside Arnott Community Centre | off Bentham Road | Thamesmead | T: 020 8320 4470


Every Friday – Money and Debt Advice Drop In

SureStart’s money and debt advice drop in is available to anyone that is signed up with SureStart (you can sign up on the day of your visit), 10:00am-12:00pm, term time only.

SureStart is working in partnership with Greenwich Council in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8855 2470 ext 3


1st Friday of the month – Monthly Film Night

If you love movies, you’ll love Fridays!

Join others at The Link Thamesmead for a different movie, 7:30pm every first Friday of the month. Just £3 per person or £10 for a family of four (at least one adult must attend).

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected]


Every Friday – National Careers Service

National Careers Service give free advice and guidance from the Trust’s office every Friday. Appointments must be booked in advance.

Trust Thamesmead | 19a Joyce Dawson Way | Thamesmead Town Centre | SE28 8RA | T: 020 8320 4470


Every Friday – Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking with Active for Health Greenwich, Change for Life and Go London, 9:15-10:15am.

Gallions Reach Health Centre | Bentham Road | Thamesmead | SE28 8BE | T: 0800 917 1273


Every Friday – Primary Ballet

Primary Ballet for children aged 7+ with Theatre Street Performing Artsat The Link Thamesmead, 5:15-5:45pm every Friday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Friday – Primary Tap

Primary Tap classes for children aged 7+ with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 5:45-6:15pm every Friday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Friday – Street Dance

Street Dance for 8-11 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 4:30-5:15pm every Friday during term-time. Please note this class has a waiting list.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Friday – Street Dance

Street Dance classes for 8-11 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 6:15-7:00pm every Friday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Friday – Street Dance Class

Join Thamesmead School of Dance for Street Dance classes every Friday night, 7:15-8:00pm boys and 8:00-8:45pm girls aged 8+. £3 per session.

Thamesmead School of Dance | Byron Close | off Disraeli Close | SE28 8AA | 020 8312 9372 | E: [email protected]


Every Friday – Street Dance Classes

Junior Street Dance classes for 6 & 7 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 4:00-4:30pm every Friday during term-time.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Friday – Supporting Parents Course

This five week free course is run for and by parents of children with learning disabilities and behavioural conditions. Running 10:30am-1:00pm, 26 February-26 March 2010. Refreshments and lunch provided, as is a limited creche.

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | West Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 020 8312 6070 | E: [email protected]


Last Friday of the month – Talking Toddlers

Speech and Language therapy drop-in sessions on the last Friday of the month.

SureStart is working in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Waterways Children’s Centre | Southwood Road | SE28 8EZ | T: 020 8311 5491 ext 1


3rd Friday of the 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 on the 3rd Friday of every month.

Thamesmere Leisure Centre | Thamesmere Drive | Thamesmead Town Centre | SE28 8RE


Every Friday – Toy Library Stay and Play

SureStart’s Toy Library Stay and Play runs 1:00-3:00pm during term-time. Borrow toys for just 20p, Home Safety equipment available to buy at reduced cost.

SureStart is working in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Waterways Children’s Centre | Southwood Road | SE28 8EZ | T: 020 8311 5491


Every Friday – Walks

Join a manned walk around Bostall Heath from the Bowling Green, 10:00am every Friday.

Bostall Heath | Abbey Wood


3rd Friday of the month – Ward Councillors Advice Surgeries

Thamesmead Moorings Ward Councillors hold advice surgeries at Thamesmere Leisure Centre, to enable them to speak to residents in the Moorings area about any problems or queries they may have. Days/times are; the first Saturday of every month, 10:30-11:30am and the third Friday of every month 6:30-7:30pm.

Thamesmere Leisure Centre | Thamesmere Drive | Thamesmead Town Centre | SE28 8RE


Every Saturday – Boot Fair – Birchmere Park

Birchmere Park boot fair runs every Saturday, 9:00am sellers, 10:00am buyers and every Sunday, 10:00am sellers, 11:00am buyers. £12 per car, £15 per van.

Birchmere Park | Thamesmead | T: 07508 248392


Every Saturday – Dad’s Brunch

A morning for dad’s! SureStart’s Saturday meetings take place 11:00am-1:00pm, term time only and alternate between Discovery Children’s Centre in West Thamesmead and Mulberry Park Children’s Centre in Abbey Wood.

SureStart is working in partnership with Greenwich Council in offering lots of different advice and guidance workshops at their two children’s centres in Thamesmead; Discovery and Waterways.

Discovery Children’s Centre and Mulberry Park Children’s Centre | T: 020 8855 2470 ext 3


Every Saturday – Family Learning

Adult Education Bexley is offering parents in Thamesmead the chance to participate in free courses with their child/ren. These include bead craft, ICT, first aid, Spanish, wildlife, arts and crafts and other curriculum activities. Contact Chris or Angela for further information.

Southlake Centre | Seacourt Road | Thamesmead | SE2 9XB | T: 020 8298 2842 (Angela) | E: [email protected]


Every Saturday – Outdoor Boot Camp

Achieve your fitness goals with this military-inspired circuit workout, 10:00-11:00am, £6.50 per session.

Sporting Club Thamesmead | 30 Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8320 4488 | W: www.sportingclubthamesmead.co.uk


Every Saturday – Performing Arts Workshop

Performing Arts workshop for 4-7 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 9:00-11:45am every Saturday during school term.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


Every Saturday – Performing Arts Workshop

Performing Arts Workshop for 8-17 year olds with Theatre Street Performing Arts at The Link Thamesmead, 11:15am-2:15pm every Saturday during school term.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected] | W: www.thelinkthamesmead.co.uk


1st Saturday of the month – Teresa Pearce MP Monthly Surgeries

Teresa Pearce MP holds a surgery every month at various venues in Thamesmead. Please call to find out more and arrange an appointment.

Various venues | T: 01322 342991


1st Saturday of the 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, 10:30-11:30am on the 1st Saturday of each month.

Thamesmere Leisure Centre | Thamesmere Drive | Thamesmead Town Centre | SE28 8RE


1st Saturday of the month – Ward Councillors Advice Surgeries

Thamesmead Moorings Ward Councillors hold advice surgeries at Thamesmere Leisure Centre, to enable them to speak to residents in the Moorings area about any problems or queries they may have. Days/times are; the first Saturday of every month, 10:30-11:30am and the third Friday of every month 6:30-7:30pm.

Thamesmere Leisure Centre | Thamesmere Drive | Thamesmead Town Centre | SE28 8RE


Every Saturday – Zumba™

Zumba™ class, 11:00am-2:00pm every Saturday (except the last Saturday of every month).

Thamesmead School of Dance | Byron Close | off Disraeli Close | Thamesmead | SE28 8AA | T: 020 8312 9372