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Age UK Croydon's Festive Calendar of Events

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Monday 21 December

10 - 11am Shared Reading Book Club with The Reader We open our calendar with a shared reading of A Christmas Carol (an excerpt). Listen in, join the discussion, and continue reading over the holiday - coming back to discuss the book at our closing Book Club on the 4th January.To register your interest, please email: media@ageukcroydon.org.uk  Click here to join this event!  Age UK Croydon
10:30-11:30am  Just4Men  Men's exercise classes run by our Healthier Lifestyles Team, our Chair-Based Exercise classes are designed to build and improve muscle tone, which is important in maintaining mobility and balance.  Email:
healthierlifestyles@AgeUKCroydon.org.uk or call 020 8686 0067
Age UK Croydon
2 - 3pm Chair-Based Exercise Run by our Healthier Lifestyles Team, our Chair-Based Exercise classes are designed to build and improve muscle tone, which is important in maintaining mobility and balance.  Email:
healthierlifestyles@AgeUKCroydon.org.uk or call 020 8686 0067
Age UK Croydon
4.30 - 5.30pm A series of Croydon Home Front films followed by discussion A series of historic films created last year by Croydon Musem, capturing people’s memories of growing up in the second world war with a new soundtrack over historic film footage of Croydon and London
Click here to join this event!   Age UK Croydon
 
Tuesday 22 December 11am Live Sing-A-Long! Live singing sessions for anyone to join in with online. The words are displayed on the screen so it doesn't matter if you don't know the words!  www.goldieslive.com Golden Oldies
2-3pm Standing Exercises  Run by our Healthier Lifestyles Team, our Standing Exercise classes are designed to build and improve muscle tone, which is important in maintaining mobility and balance.

Email:
healthierlifestyles@AgeUKCroydon.org.uk or call 020 8686 0067

Age UK Croydon
3 - 4pm Knit and Natter Knitting and a natter, join us for a relaxing hour of knitting and discussion. Feel free to work on your own project, or get involved with The Big Knit and make us some hats!  Click here to join this event!  Age UK Croydon
 
Wednesday 23 December

10 - 11am Percussion Use your hands, cups, pans - anything you have to hand for this fun percussion class Click here to join this event!  Mawulikplimi
3:30 - 4:30pm  Choir Sing-a-long to some favourite Christmas Carols with You Too Can Sing, the Age UK Croydon Choir Click here to join this event!  Melvyn, Age UK Croydon
 
Thursday 24 December (Christmas Eve) 10.30 - 11.30am Chair-Based Tai Chi Run by our Healthier Lifestyles Team, our Chair-Based classes are designed to build and improve muscle tone, which is important in maintaining mobility and balance.  Email:
healthierlifestyles@AgeUKCroydon.org.uk or call 020 8686 0067
Age UK Croydon
11am Live Sing-A-Long! Live singing sessions for anyone to join in with online. The words are displayed on the screen so it doesn't matter if you don't know the words!  http://www.goldieslive.com/ Golden Oldies
11:30pm  Midnight Mass  Watch the live-streamed Midnight Mass service from St. Mildred's church in Addiscombe

Website: https://stmildredschurch.org.uk/event/midnight-mass/

If you would like to attend, you MUST book in with Graeme by email at graeme@fire-star.co.uk

St Mildred's Church, Addiscombe 
 
Friday 25 December
(Christmas Day)
11:30am Christmas morning tea and a biscuit Merry Christmas everyone! Please join in to share a cuppa (or something stronger) with friends Click here to join this event!  Age UK Croydon
 Jo Dunbar
 
Saturday 26 December
(Boxing Day)
15:00 Boxing Day Quiz Join us for a festive quiz to test your knowledge! Click here to join this event!  Age UK Croydon
 Jill Kyne
 
Sunday 27 December 11am

Tango Fit & Fun

Click here for a sneak preview!

Try your hand at some tango steps and walks - no need to have a dance partner! Please wear comfortable shoes or trainers, and some clear space around you for safety! Click here to join this event!  Olga and Vadim
3pm Listen to the Audio Play, A Christmas Karen - available with subtitles
Screen reader support enabled.
Good Wolf and Phoenix Players have collaborated again to bring you a festive audioplay: A Christmas Karen!
"Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring…
…except four ghosts and Karen. And Karen’s pretty sure these ghosts aren’t even meant for her. But they’re not going to let that stop them."

Click the link to listen to the play, and join us tomorrow when we meet the cast LIVE!

Click here for A Christmas Karen!

John, Goodwolfe people
 
Monday 28 December 10am Percussion Use your hands, cups, pans - anything you have to hand for this fun percussion class Click here to join this event!  Mawulikplimi
2pm Christmas Audio Play - A Christmas Karen; Meet the Cast! Meet the cast! Join the actors and authors of the Christmas audio play Click here to join this event!  John, Goodwolfe people
 
Tuesday 29 December 11am Live Sing-A-Long! Live singing sessions for anyone to join in with online. The words are displayed on the screen so it doesn't matter if you don't know the words!  http://www.goldieslive.com/ Golden Oldies
2-3pm Standing Exercises  Run by our Healthier Lifestyles Team, our Standing Exercise classes are designed to build and improve muscle tone, which is important in maintaining mobility and balance. Email:
healthierlifestyles@AgeUKCroydon.org.uk or call 020 8686 0067
Age UK Croydon
2pm Poetry reading Join Mary to listen to a series of her favourite poems and join in an active discussion afterwards Click here to join this event!  Mary
 
Wednesday 30 December

11am

Tango Fit & Fun

Click here for a sneak preview!

Try your hand at some tango steps and walks - no need to have a dance partner! Please wear comfortable shoes or trainers, and some clear space around you for safety! Click here to join this event!  Olga and Vadim
2pm Croydon's Almshouses Past and Present An illustrated talk on the history of Croydon's almshouses by Age UK Croydon staff member and local history enthusiast, Karen Ip Click here to join this event!  Karen Ip 
 
Thursday 31 December
(New Years' Eve)
10.30 - 11.30am Chair-Based Exercise Run by our Healthier Lifestyles Team, our Chair-Based Exercise classes are designed to build and improve muscle tone, which is important in maintaining mobility and balance.  Email:
healthierlifestyles@AgeUKCroydon.org.uk or call 020 8686 0067
Age UK Croydon
 
Friday 1 January
 (New Years' Day)
11am

New Year's Day Quiz

Join us for a festive quiz to test your knowledge!  Click here to join this event!  Age UK Croydon - Jill Kyne
 
Saturday 2 January 2pm Poetry workshop 'Learn a new skill and join us to learn how to write a short poem in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. This workshop is free to join but you can check out some of the paid for workshops here: https://southbankpoetry.co.uk' Click here to join this event!  Katherine Lockton
2 - 3pm Memory Tree Café Virtual Memory Tree Café; for those with a diagnosis of dementia, and their carers Email: memorytreecafe@ageukcroydon.org.uk or call 020 8686 0066 Age UK Croydon
4pm Listen to the Audio Play, Tales of a Teapot - available with subtitles Phoenix Players and Good Wolf People's community online theatre project 'Tales of a Teapot' Click the link to listen to the play, and join us tomorrow when we meet the cast LIVE! https://vimeo.com/439539358 John, Good Wolfe People
 
Sunday 3 January

1pm Bread cook-along Chatsworth Bakehouse create some yummy treats - just watch or try at home! Click here to join this event!  Sian, Chatsworth Bakehouse
4pm Tales of a Teapot - discussion Join the actors and authors of Tales of a Teapot to discuss its journey Click here to join this event!  John, Good Wolfe People
 
Monday 4 January 10:30-11:30am  Just4Men  Men's exercise classes run by our Healthier Lifestyles Team, our Chair-Based Exercise classes are designed to build and improve muscle tone, which is important in maintaining mobility and balance.  Email: healthierlifestyles@AgeUKCroydon.org.uk or call 020 8686 0066 Age UK Croydon
2 - 3pm Chair-Based Exercise Run by our Healthier Lifestyles Team, our Chair-Based Exercise classes are designed to build and improve muscle tone, which is important in maintaining mobility and balance.  Email:
healthierlifestyles@AgeUKCroydon.org.uk or call 020 8686 0067
Age UK Croydon
2pm Croydon Minster History and discussion Illustrated 25 minute talk, with 20 minutes afterwards for questions, discussion and reminiscing by those attending - Led by David Morgan, a local historian who has given guided tours of Croydon Minster. Click here to join this event!  David Morgan
3pm Shared Reading Book Club with The Reader We close our festive calendar by coming together to discuss A Christmas Carol, and enjoy some poetry shared reading Click here to join this event!  Age UK Croydon