News Archive

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Watercolour Landscape Painting Session

6th August 2021   View     Author: David Lemon

14th August 11-3pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a day with Jabeen Ghauri, a local artist, painting in Richmond Park. 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

6th August 2021   View     Author: David Lemon

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

18th June 2021   View     Author: David Lemon

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

5th May 2021   View     Author: David Lemon

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

21st April 2021   View     Author: David Lemon

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.

Gym Reopening

12th April 2021   View     Author: David Lemon

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

2nd March 2021   View     Author: David Lemon

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!

Gym Reopening update

2nd March 2021   View     Author: David Lemon

Hi all, We hope you are well! - Following the recent government announcements we are planning to reopen the gym for users from Monday 12th April.

Covid security measures that we had in place prior to our closure (limits to numbers, pre - booking via this website, one hour slots) will remain in place. This is all subject to the continuing drop in infection rates and we will of course keep you informed if plans change.

Online Activities During Lockdown

7th January 2021   View     Author: David Lemon

As before we have a range of activities online for people to enjoy. These are delivered via Zoom and you will need to contact us to request a meeting link to access the sessions.

Gym Sessions

General strength routine with Victoria - Tuesdays 10 am - 45 min session

Legs Bums and Tums with Paul - Thursdays 10.30am - 45 min session

General chat (gym/exercise advice) with Melissa from 10am Saturdays

We are considering making some short videos in response to particular requests/issues. If you would like some bespoke exercise advice and maybe a short video to outline any suggested exercise programme please let us know.

For gym sessions or exercise advice please email

Centre sessions-

Tai Chi with Paul - Mondays 3-4pm

Choir with Deirdre - Mondays 12.30am-2.30pm (starts Jan 18th)  

Gentle Yoga with Noreen - Tuesdays 11.30-12.30pm

Creative Writing with Gwen (1st Tues of the month)

Ukulele with Nicos Thursdays 8pm

Drawing with Claire  Fridays 10am and 1pm.

All of these sessions have a (minimal) fee to attend.

For new enquiries please email . For existing participants please continue to communicate with the relevant tutor for your activity.

Ongoing Gym and Centre Closure

31st December 2020   View     Author: David Lemon

Following the announcement re Tier 4 restrictions in December and with no current plan to reduce these restrictions for Richmond as we move into the New Year we will be unfortunately continuing with the current closure of the Community Centre and gym.

We are awaiting news on the small of number of activity groups that have been permitted to continue - Largely those providing services and support for under 18s. The gym team will be meeting virtually next week to plan a small programme of online classes and support that we will offered during this enforced closure period. A newsletter outlining this programme will be sent out in the week of 4th January and details posted on this website.

Once again we send our apologies to all Centre users and gym members and hope you will bear with us during this period of disruption.

Have the happiest New Year that you can in the circumstances and we look forward to seeing you all again soon! Here's to a better year in 2021!