Art House Open Studios 2019

Come and be inspired at  on Sunday 30th June 11am-6pm, when The Art House Open Studios once again come to The Cambrian Community Centre. Our very popular Papier Mache and Cambrian Drawing Group will be showcasing their amazing work for all to see!

“Lady Cat” by Susan Lee Kerr

Papier Mache literally means chewed paper and was invented in China in the Second Century. It has been used as a creative technique for centuries, far and wide and with very varied applications. For example, it has been used for stucco mouldings, boats, furniture, colourful products for folk traditions, picture frames, decorative boxes, screens, paintings and trays, puppets but also fun and frivolous animal sculptures to name but a few!

“Odd Creature” by Antonia Cannon

The technique is simplicity itself, all you need is paper (any kind- good for the recycling!), a flour and water based glue, sometimes a little wire and masking but most importantly, imagination. It is fun and sticky and everyone can do it!

“Three Girls” by Irene Milbrandt-Jiminez 

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 30th June 11am-6pm!

Afternoon Tea

Please come and join us and Richmond Good Neighbours for Afternoon Tea on Wednesday 12th June 2.00pm-3.30pm, where there will be lots of tea, cake and friendly chat! Please see the poster here.

Meet the Manager!

Following Mary’s retirement the Cambrian Community Centre welcomes David Lemon as the new manager.  David is looking forward to working with the Trustees and staff to maintain and further develop the Centre and generally continue the great work that has been achieved by Mary.

David joins the Cambrian Community Centre from the London Wildlife Trust where he has been developing and delivering youth conservation programmes across London. He will be continuing to deliver some school sessions from the local LWT reserve- Crane Park Island so you may see him occasionally standing in the river in his wellies!

Prior to working for the London Wildlife Trust David spent 8 years as Director of Richmond Youth Partnership where he made many useful contacts across the borough which he hopes to utilise to develop the Cambrian Community Centre. David is looking forward to meeting you all.

New Zumba Session

Due to popular demand our Zumba classes are now taking place on Monday evenings 7.30-8.30pm as well as Wednesday 9.30-10.30am. Come and have a go with our amazing Zumba tutor Sally. Starting 10th June.

A Fond Farewell and Thank you

On Wednesday 22nd May, we said a fond farewell to Mary, who has been serving as Manager of the Cambrian Community Centre since 2010. Her job hadn’t always been easy, as from the off she was faced with the uphill struggle of keeping the Centre alive despite its bleak looking future. All of her hard work has paid off and not only does the Centre now flourish but Mary has become well known and loved amongst Trustees, Staff and all who use the Centre for its various groups and activities. We are all so very grateful to her for her tireless work to make the Centre what it now is, a thriving Community Space, just reaching it’s 30th year of operation.

Mary’s Leaving Party was very well attended by Trustees, Staff, Users of the Centre and affiliates of other groups, charities and organisations within the Borough, whom Mary has managed to create lasting positive relationships with for the Centre. Drinks, nibbles and cakes were enjoyed by all! A lovely speech was made by Alan Sanders, who was the Chair of the Trustees when Mary was appointed, followed by a brief speech from Sue, our current Chair, and a presentation of cards and presents. The great turn out is a definite testament to the appreciation we all share for her hard work over the years. We wish her all the very best for a long, happy and restful retirement.

December 2018 News

December has been a busy month with us gearing up for the festive season. Richmond Good Neighbours held their final afternoon tea of the year, providing an array of festive treats for their guests and volunteers. If you know of anyone who would like to be involved next year, their teas will be held on 9th January, 13th February, 13th March, 10th April and 8th of May.

                             

The Cambrian Community Choir held their Christmas Concert on 10th December. This was very well attended and they got us well and truly into the festive spirit with a great mixture of songs and festive nibbles.

               

With all of our classes now coming to a close for the year, please get in touch with Mary on 020 8948 3351 or email manager@cambriancentre.org if you would like any more information on events and groups starting up again in the New Year.

We would like to wish all of our supporters and friends a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of the Team at The Cambrian Community Centre.

Exhibition Invite

Richmond Parish Lands would like to invite you to a public exhibition to view its plans for the more efficient use and improvement of an underused area of Queen’s Road Estate, located at the junction of Queen’s Road, Cambrian Road and Grove Road.

Their plans include the construction of new affordable housing, the reorganisation of on site car parking and minor refurbishment works to the Cambrian Community Centre and Dickson House. Please click here for more information on this event.

The exhibition will be held at the Cambrian Community Centre on Saturday 10th November 10am-2pm and Monday 12th November 4pm-8pm.

 

 

October 2018 News

October has been a busy month for us at the Cambrian Centre. Richmond Good Neighbours have been doing their bit to end loneliness in Richmond by hosting an Afternoon Tea at The Cambrian Centre on 10th October. Volunteers helped with transport, baking and chatted to guests and the event was very well attended. They have scheduled another Afternoon Tea for Wednesday 14th November 2.00-3.30pm here at The Cambrian Centre, so please get in touch if you know someone who would like to come.

We had a successful weekend 13th and 14th October supporting London Children’s Book Project, who redistribute thousands of new and gently used books to children and their families across London. Our book drive collected 582 incredible books and we would like to say a really big thank you to everyone who donated for this amazing cause.

If you would like any more information on events at The Cambrian Centre please call Mary on 020 8948 3351 or email on manager@cambriancentre.org

 

Singing for Fun End of Term Concert

On 9th July, the Cambrian Community Singers, “Singing for Fun” group performed an end of term concert. They had a great turn out singing a range of songs, which were followed by refreshments for all! We would like to thank everyone who attended. The Singing group meets every Monday in term time 12.45pm- 2.45pm and welcomes new members. If you would like more information please contact Mary McDonald on manager@cambriancentre.org or 020 8948 3351