Richmond Carers Centre runs a number of regular groups and activities, open to all adult carers registered with Richmond Carers Centre. This is a blended service offering both online and face-to-face sessions, details of which can be found below. To book onto one of the below activities/groups call 020 8867 2380 or email support@richmondcarers.org

Our online sessions are run online using Zoom. If you are not familiar with Zoom, please don’t worry as we are available to support you with this. Just let us know and we will be happy to guide you on how to use the platform.

To book onto any of our online groups, please email us at support@richmondcarers.org or call 020 8867 2380. When your place has been confirmed you will receive an email with a link to join the group along with instructions for using Zoom and information on how the group will work.

We are always developing our programme of groups and activities and we would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions or ideas as this will help us in our planning. Please email support@richmondcarers.org or call 020 8867 2380

Kew Gardens in bloom

Kew Gardens Trip

This monthly trip to Kew Gardens offers the opportunity to explore and enjoy the delights of Kew Gardens. Carers go free as part of our membership with the Community Access Scheme. Meet promptly to enter the gardens as a group.

10.30am-finish
Tuesdays 9th January, 6th February and 5th March 
Venue: Kew Gardens

Cup of coffee

Coffee Mornings

Join us for a hot drink and friendly conversation with fellow carers.

10.30am-12noon
Wednesdays 10th January, 21st February and 13th March
Venue: Twickenham Green

Swimming club

Swimming Club

Richmond Carers Centre has hired swimming lanes so you can enjoy a swim with other carers. Timings include 15 minutes either side to allow time for changing.

2.45-4pm (pool time 3-3.45pm)
Fridays 12th January, 9th February and 8th March
Venue: Teddington

Paint brushes with red and yellow paints

Art Club

The sessions will explore a range of art mediums with the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and connect with other carers in a relaxed environment. The sessions for 2024 will develop carers’ artistic skills as they are taught to experiment with acrylic paints on different materials such as canvas, ceramic and fabric.

11am-1pm
Thursdays 18th January and 22nd February; Wednesday 20th March
Venue: Twickenham Green

Marble Hill House

Coffee Mornings for Parent Carers and Young Adult Carers

The coffee morning for parent carers and young adult carers aged 18-25 meets in the beautiful setting of Marble Hill House and Gardens.

10.30am-12noon
Wednesday
24th January  
Venue: Marble Hill

Yoga mat

Yoga

Our Yoga sessions offer a chance to stretch your body, improve flexibility, strengthen your muscles and improve overall wellbeing by including different breathing and relaxation techniques. You should leave the sessions feeling energised, relaxed and better equipped to face the day. The sessions are for any ability with options to modify certain poses and use props to allow them to be more accessible and accommodate any injury or physical restrictions. (NB. This is an 8 week course, you should aim to attend at least 6 of the 8 sessions)

10.30-11.45am
Wednesdays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th February; 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th March
Venue: Eel Pie Island

Hands making a pizza

Pizza Making at Pizza Express

Join us for a lively night of fun and games while learning how to make your own pizza. A great opportunity to have a good time and enhance your cooking skills. Kick off the night with a glass of bubbly and some famous Pizza Express dough balls. Then get stuck into dough tossing and pizza making, taking your pick from a selection of fresh ingredients, before tucking in to your delicious creation.

6-8pm
Tuesday 8th February
Venue: Pizza Express, Teddington

A hand being massaged

Massage

Join us for a relaxing massage with an experienced practitioner that will leave you feeling calm and centred. Our practitioner will help you to understand your body and give you some self-care tips to use at home as well. Sessions will be 20 minutes long and take place over two days. Massages will either be head and neck or hand massage.

10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am and 12noon
Tuesdays 13th and 20th February
Venue: Twickenham Green

Banner promoting the Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens

Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens

The annual Orchid Festival at Kew is a celebration of vibrant flora to brighten up the winter months. This year the festival will focus on the incredible beauty and biodiversity of Madagascar. As well as the orchids themselves, the festival will feature installations of wildlife unique to the extraordinary island.

11am and 11.30am
Wednesday 14th February
Venue: Kew Gardens

Image of people sitting around a table reading Penguin books

Reverse Book Club with Penguin

This session will explore the power of poetry to aid with ailments of the heart, mind, and soul. You will get the opportunity to hear and discuss poems from The Poetry Pharmacy Forever, by William Sieghart. Each participant will be given a free copy of the book used in the session. You do not needs any prior knowledge of the book or of poetry. The session is designed to be easily accessible for all.

11am-12noon
Thursday 15th February
Venue: Twickenham Green

Woman painting a ceramic bowl

Vatini Pottery Studio for Young Adult Carers and Parent Carers

Come along and paint a pottery piece whilst chatting with other carers. The piece will be glazed after the session so you can collect it later to take home.

11am-1pm
Tuesday 20th February

Venue: Vatini Pottery Studio, Twickenham

Promo poster for Somerset Maugham's play, The Circle

The Circle at Richmond Theatre

We are very excited to be able to offer the opportunity to visit Richmond Theatre to see The Circle in February. Written by Somerset Maugham, The Circle is a sparky comedy of manners. Lady Kitty is a society beauty who notoriously abandoned her stuffy husband Clive and eloped with the handsome Lord Porteous. Thirty years later, love’s young dream has descended into non-stop squabbling. Meanwhile Clive and Lady Kitty’s son Arnold faces the same marital fate, as his wife Elizabeth threatens to elope with the dashing Teddie Luton.

7.30pm
Wednesday 21st February
Venue: Richmond Theatre

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Focus Group and Two-Course Lunch

Join Richmond Carers Centre staff at a local pub restaurant to share your ideas and feedback about our programme of activities and workshops. After the discussion, we will enjoy a delicious two-course lunch.

12noon-3pm
Thursday 29th February
Venue: Twickenham

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Lunch for Former Carers

Join us for a light lunch where you will be able to socialise with other former carers.

12noon-1.30pm
Wednesday 6th March
Venue: Twickenham

V&A promo poster for the DIVA exhibition

DIVA at the Victoria & Albert Museum

DIVA celebrates the power and creativity of iconic performers, exploring and redefining the role of ‘diva’ and how this has been subverted or embraced over time across opera, stage, popular music, and film. Highlights include Bob Mackie’s flame dress worn by Tina Turner and Elton John’s 50th birthday outfit complete with wig and boat hat. This exhibition includes a musical headset experience (NB. not compatible with hearing aids and cochlear implants).

Entry at 12.30 and 1pm
Thursday 7th March
Venue: South Kensington

Easter wreath

Easter Wreath Making

Join us to create an Easter wreath celebrating the coming of Spring. Using a variety of materials, you will have the opportunity to be creative and make a beautiful piece for your home, whilst enjoying friendly company in this group activity.

11am-1pm
Tuesday 19th March;

1-3pm
Thursday 28th March

Venue: Twickenham Green

For more information or to book call 020 8867 2380 or click to send us an email