The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

 

Local Events Run by Neighbouring Organisations

Live events are back, and it is a great pleasure to be able to meet up with like-minded colleagues once again.

Kensington Gardeners’ Club

Check details on www.kensingtongardeners.co.uk.  To book, e-mail susan.vannoorden@ntlworld.com or call 020 7727 3897. 
Sat. 6 Nov.  In-person talk, ‘Seeded perennial meadows: a new way of gardening’ by Sam Hunt, a planting designer and owner of Modica Gardens. 
Sat. 4 Dec.  In-person talk, including competition prize-giving, combined with a pre-Christmas social event. Check the website for details.
Venue for talks is St George’s Church, Aubrey Walk W8 7JG. Free for members of the Kensington Gardeners Club. Non-members £5.00. Please book.

The Kensington Society 

Further information on www.kensingtonsociety.org/events
Wed 3 Nov.   ‘Dare to Care!’  Talk by Ben Oakley and Guy Oliver from SAVE Britain’s Heritage, 6 for 6.30pm at Dora House, 108 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RA. Further information on www.kensingtonsociety.org/events.
Wed 8 Dec. 6.30 for 7pm  Kensington Society Christmas drinks in The Mayor’s Parlour, Town Hall, Hornton Street. Members of the Kensington Society free, non-members £10. Rsvp to events@kensingtonsociety.org

RBKC

Active for LifeFull details on www.rbkc.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/sports-and-leisure, or ring 020 7938 8182
A varied programme of physical activities in Kensington from gentle walks to sport. 
Thursdays 10.30-11.30 am. Meet at the Holland Park Café, then share a leisurely walk in the park. 
Thursdays 3.00-4.00 pm. Nordic Walking, with guidance for those who have not tried this before. Walking poles provided. Meet by Friends’ notice board outside the Stable Yard. 
RBKC offer other physical activities such as yoga and tai chi. See this comment from appreciative participant, Joan Bovarnick:
‘As I finally began to participate in some of the excellent programmes in Holland Park which I had seen posted for a while, it brought a new dimension to what the park offers. Just think: yoga outside, under cover but open to the surrounding vegetation and birdsong, with a space full of eager participants, capably led by Cathy, who put us through numerous poses, twists and turns, stretching and relaxing, with each doing what worked for them. We hope that this will continue, as long as a suitable space is found. 
Tai chi, with enthusiastic long-time teacher Andy, is in an ideal location on the lawn outside The Orangery. Following Andy’s movements, looking forward one has a perfect vista overlooking the Iris Garden, with its green and floral display, archways gently curving, the ice house in the background and the gentle flow of water from the fountain. I thought: what a magical spot, a not-so-secret garden. And the sun was shining. Despite having walked through here many times, standing here doing tai chi movements and looking with a different perspective, gave it a new dimension. How fortunate we are to have this special space here.
Our thanks to the Council for providing such positive activities for us all.’ 

 

 

 
 

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