Activities

Cookery School

Come and join our fun, stress-free and informative cookery classes. We’re partnering with local schools and organisations to offer full-day and half-day classes full of practical, “hands-on” learning.

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro or somewhere in between, our cookery classes are the perfect indoor activity for friends or family groups, birthday events or team-building outings. Not only that, but our space is adapted for people with disabilities – so all can join.

Schools are welcome to apply to incorporate our daytime classes into their school timetable.

For more information, get in touch.

When and Where

Opening Spring 2023
Highgate Newtown Community Centre

Clay Time

Clay Time is a pottery studio in North London offering pottery classes for adults and children of all skill levels in both individual and group sessions.

For more information, visit the Clay Time website.

Where

Clay Time Pottery Studio
30 BERTRAM ST, LONDON, N195DQ

55 Plus

We believe everyone should be able to live a healthy, independent life.

“Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness; it is a dynamic process of change and growth.”
– World Health Organization

To make real change, we’re taking a radical approach focussed on preventing ill health with a range of classes exclusively for those aged 55 and up, from Monday to Saturday.

Monday – Yoga
You’re never too old to reap the rewards of yoga. For seniors looking for a safe, effective way to enhance their physical health and overall wellness

Tuesday – Pilates
Pilates is perfect for older adults because it doesn’t have as high an impact on the body as other forms of exercise, and it’s not nearly as severe on the joints as most workouts.

Wednesday – Zumba Gold
Burn calories and improve your stamina with Latin-inspired dance classes designed specifically for older adults looking to build fitness.

Thursday – Tai Chi
Studies have shown that Tai Chi can help older adults reduce stress, improve posture, balance and general mobility, and increase muscle strength in the legs.

Friday – Crazy Golf / Table Tennis / Keep Fit to Music / Legs, Bums & Tums (alternating weekly)
Crazy golf and table tennis are great activities to improve dexterity and hand-eye coordination, or join one of our fitness programmes and work up a sweat in our new hall and courtyard.

Saturday – Move It or Lose It
If standing while exercising is a little challenging, this chair-based exercise routine offers a supportive, comfortable environment to keep fit.

Saturday – Lifestyle
Residents’ lounge from 5pm till 8pm

 If you’re alone on a Saturday evening and want a safe space to meet others, drop in for a board game, a movie or a glass of wine and nibbles.

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Spa Experience

Our range of spa day packages includes different combinations of treatments to leave you looking and feeling great from head to toe.

The combination of heat followed by cold can help reduce stress; relieve aches, pains and stiff joints; relax your muscles; detox your skin; and aid respiration and blood flow.

Opening Spring 2023

Location

30 BERTRAM ST,
LONDON, N195DQ

We’re creating a comfortable, inviting and inspiring centre for the whole community, where people feel recognised and special

Everybody is welcome!

A community lunch provides an opportunity to meet with others outside of the home, providing the opportunity for social contact and interaction with the local community, fostering well-being and encouraging participation in other activities.

Tuesday

11:30am – 2:30pm

St Mary Brookfield Church, Dartmouth Park Road NW5 1SL

Tuesday

12.00pm – 2.00pm

St Michael’s Church, South Grove, Highgate, London N6 6BJ

Wednesday

11:30am – 2:30pm

St Mary Brookfield Church, Dartmouth Park Road NW5 1SL

Our Promise

  • No price rises for 2022
  • Fresh-cooked, three-course meal for £2.50
  • A warm welcome
  • If you are struggling to pay please speak to our staff team
  • Join the club

Wednesday

12.00pm – 2.00pm
St Michael’s Church, South Grove, Highgate, London N6 6BJ

Thursday

12.00pm – 2.00pm
United Reformed Church, Pond Square Chapel, Highgate, N6 6BA

Friday

11:30am – 2:30pm
St Mary Brookfield Church, Dartmouth Park Road NW5 1SL

Theatre Productions

Ever wanted to create a play or act on stage? Throughout the year, we’re planning to create plays in our stunning new hall. Live performances can make a big difference to people’s lives, especially to those without the means to visit large theatres.

And if you’re not sure about performing, there are plenty of other ways you can volunteer.

Find out how you can get involved.

When and Where

Opening Spring 2023
Highgate Newtown Community Centre

Northern Soul Dance

Welcome to our new partnership with Northern Soul!

Learning to dance? Or just want to practice your steps? Join us for our Northern Soul Dance sessions. It doesn’t matter whether you’re five or 65, we have classes for all ages.

Our get-togethers are held once a month, with fantastic music to dance the evening away.

Holiday Club

Welcome to our holiday club, with trips out, four day breaks, days out to the seaside and much more. Please keep updated through our club card. 

Opening October 2023.

Children and Family Saturday Learning

Our Children and Family Saturday Learning sessions are a family morning for children and young people.
 
A range of activities timetable will be on offer from spring 2023 when the new building opens.
 
To celebrate these new services we will kick off with the farm below and our new climbing wall, much more will follow.
 
Come and visit the Spitalfields City Farm, join our stay-and-play Education Plus sessions, or put your climbing skills to the test on our climbing wall.

HNCP Café – Breakfast Club

Join us for breakfast, lunch or evenings meals.
Opening Spring 2023

Community Arts Creative People Programme

Highgate Newtown Community Partners has developed a range of opportunities for local people to discover and explore their creative selves through a broad range of art and craft-based activities.

With our investment in a properly-equipped art room, and led by our artist in residence, our Community Arts Creative People programme is a full reflection of our central position in the community. The programme provides opportunities for local people to discover their individual potential, develop their interests and express their creativity, contributing to the identity of the HNCP through their art.

The programme reflects HNCP’s overall purpose and commitment. And whether you’re a mum, dad, granny or grandad, someone living on their own, a young person starting out, or a child just discovering the excitement and pleasure of expressing their creative selves, HNCP provides creative opportunities across a range of visual and performing arts and crafts to empower and inspire you.

Art Classes
Painting
Drawing

Crafts
Ceramics
Woodwork
Needlework

Literature (including novels, current affairs, poetry)
Book Exchange
Reading Clubs

Community Fun
Quizzes
Exhibitions
Community Memories

Community Arts Creative People programme provides:

  • Access: From children to seniors, the programme enables the HNCP community to explore and discover what they can do – whether it’s trying something new or re-discovering interests and talents from before.
  • Affordability: We provide the materials and offer concessions to those otherwise unable to take part.
  • Learning: We provide professionally-trained teachers and coaches to help participants develop real depth of skill.
  • Going Forward: We provide stepping stones for participants to take their interest further, both in their particular field of art and in confidence and life skills that will support them generally
  • Sharing: By showing in our regular exhibitions, people are able to see their work on show, or they can join the support team as a volunteer and further develop their interests. People find a real sense of pleasure and enjoyment by joining in and becoming part of the wider HNCP community.

We constantly encounter people who have felt discouraged or denied from pursuing their interests. If they haven’t had the encouragement or opportunity to have a go, many assume they can’t – but we make the difference. Our programme is for everyone, so come and discover your creative self

Classes

We provide a range of art classes each week for all ages and all levels of experience and ability. Whether you’re a complete beginner or you’re returning to an interest in drawing and painting, these classes are for you.

If you’ve never done drawing and painting before, or not for a very long time, come and discover what you can do. You’ll be drawing in an hour. And if you have done it before and remember the fun and pleasure it was… Well, it still is. We’ll help you rediscover what you can do.

When and Where

All our art programmes will continue in conjunction with our local partners at Hargrave Hall, St Anne’s Church
106 Highgate West Hill, Highgate
London N6 6AP

Opening Spring 2023