Storytime event

The Cambrian Community Centre is hosting a one off story time event with children’s author Tina Talbot on Saturday 30th October. Tina will be reading from her book the “Daring Droplets Diary”. The event is for children aged 5-8 years old and takes place at the Centre between 1 and 2pm on Saturday 30th October. (Entrance via Cambrian Rd.)

Tickets via eventbrite. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/191896978027

Would you become a trustee?

The Cambrian Community Centre is now seeking additional volunteer trustees to work with the current team on the direction and management of the Centre, which is a registered charity.

We are specifically looking for people with skills and experience in any of the following:

  • marketing, communication, PR including digital and social media
  • IT/Systems

  • architectural/building/surveying

  • gym management.

We will be talking about these roles as part of the Richmond CVS online trustee recruitment event on 14th October.

Additional information about these roles is available here.

If you think you might be interested you can contact David Lemon, the Centre Manager, or you can complete our application form which is available here, and forward it to him.

Watercolour Landscape Painting Session

14th August 11-3pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a day with Jabeen Ghauri, a local artist, painting in Richmond Park. https://www.instagram.com/p/6-S-RdpVu7/Jabeen will offer a quick demonstration followed by tips and guidance for artists at any level.

Cost for the day £6

Please bring water soluble paints, brushes, paper and a waterproof pen. To book or for more information please contact the Cambrian Community Centre

Willow Weaving Session

We are delighted that Gina Martin, a celebrated willow artist, will be offering a willow sculpting session with us on Saturday 14th August.

Gina will provide guidance and all materials. The sessions are free and informal with children and families welcome to drop in and take part during the day.

We are planning on being on the grass area at Charlotte Square between 11 and 3pm on 14th August.  Drop by and have a go!

Centre Open Weekend 26/27 June

The Community Centre will be open on the weekend of the 26/27 June between 11-3pm. There will be a display by our drawing group (including work produced as part of their “Staycation” project. )

On Sunday 27th there will be a brief performance of excerpts from “Cats” by Richmond Ballet. This will start at 1pm on the football pitch. This will be followed by a Capoiera display provided by Mosiaco Capoiera.

Tea/coffee will provided and we will be selling cakes.

Please note that due to Covid restrictions there will be restricted numbers both at the Centre and for the performance on Sunday afternoon.

New Capoeira Class

The Cambrian Centre is delighted to be hosting a new capoeira class for children on Wednesdays. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. The sessions are fun and very active. For more information please contact Mosiaco capoeira. The groups run for ages 3 to 5 and 6 to 10 years old.

Groups returning

From 17th May, assuming no changes in the national Covid picture, some groups will be returning the Centre. These are as follows.

17th May- Cambrian Choir 12.30-2.30 (with online access as well)

18th May- Table tennis 2.30-4pm and Ilkay’s yoga 7.45pm

19th May- Lifedrawing 7-9pm

21st May Papier-mache group 1-3pm

These groups are in addition to the children’s activities that are currently on offer- Richmond Ballet (Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri), Hartbeeps (Thurs) and a new Capoeira group on Wednesdays.

Other groups not listed above will be starting back in the weeks following the 17th May. Please contact us for more information.

Can you help us?

The Cambrian Community Centre is looking for a volunteer Treasurer and Trustees

This is a great opportunity to contribute to a local charity working to improve wellbeing and social cohesion through health and leisure activities.

Our Centre provides a programme of community activities, hires of community rooms for other groups to meet and our community gym has a specialism in providing rehabilitative exercise programmes and support.

We are looking for suitably experienced people to take on the role of Trustee and in particular one person suitable for Treasurer, when some current trustees and our Treasurer stand down in the Summer of 2021.

For further information please contact David Lemon, Centre Manager on manager@cambriancentre.org                                      

Gym Reopening

We are delighted that the gym has reopened today (12th April). The booking system is working well via this website- Please use the “Book Your Gym Session” button to book a session by following the instructions. If you need any further assistance please contact the gym on 0208 332 1102 or the Centre office on 0208 948 3351. The Covid security steps that were in place at the end of last year remain in operation. In particular this includes a one way system with gym entry from Cambrian Rd (via the black metal gate.) Please wait under the the green gazebo for your session to start. We are looking forward to welcoming you all back in soon.

New Exercise Class

Victoria Anderson is starting a new “Full Body Workout” class on Fridays 9am-10am. This will be a 45 minute exercise session followed by a 15 minute chat and advice to desal with any specific issues/concerns .

The cost is £6 per session and this will be launching on Friday 5th March. A great way to keep those fitness levels up whilst we await the gym reopening!