Activity Groups

Updated 13 July 2020

Art Appreciation are alert to opportunities for visiting exhibitions and artworks. We’re planning a trip to an open-air sculpture park on July 17th, and we’re hoping other opportunities will soon be available.

Book Club – while the libraries are closed, we’re reading our own choice of books and getting together once a month to share and discuss. Next meeting on July 14th.

Current Affairs – get together once a month to discuss a topic in the news. Next meeting July 22nd.

Creative Writing – experimenting with different styles and themes. Recently we’ve written about how some of us lose our sense of time during lockdown, and how time moves more quickly or more slowly according to what we are feeling.

Drawing Group have enjoyed master classes in specific skills of painting and drawing. Recently they’ve been working on drawing portraits.

Local History – the members are researching stories about Slough, ready to share when we are about to meet again.

Gardening Group are exchanging tips and pictures using WhatsApp.

Pilates Group have been participating enthusiastically in live Pilates sessions on Facebook, organised and hosted by Active Slough.

Play Reading – An opportunity to step out of yourself and become immersed in a dramatic role. We meet to read through short (often comical) play scripts – then we can discuss the language, storyline, and dramatic devices used in the play.

Poetry in Action explores the whole world of poetry – performing, composing, and just enjoying the medium. We’re currently looking at Victorian Poetry while trying to write a sonnet. Next meeting on 13th July.

Practical Philosophy – aims to discuss moral and ethical issues which are relevant to our lives. Our last meeting focused on freedom. Next meeting on 10th July, with a topic to be decided on the day.

Ukulele are meeting every fortnight, learning popular songs and practicing strumming patterns. Beginners welcome!

Walking Group are now able to walk together, every Wednesday afternoon. Next walk on 15th July; click here for details of the program

Closed due to COVID-19

Bridge for fun Guests welcome. Bridge is a lovely game which is both social and challenging. We are keen to encourage new members who wish to learn.
Create & Craft Open to non-members. Sewing, knitting, crochet, card making – there’s something for everyone in these informal sessions which are hosted by St Andrew’s Church
Drawing (2) Drawing and painting – the group members tutor each other. Summer sessions may be outdoors
French Intermediate Practicing French, spoken and written, with a fluent French speaker.
General Meeting Open to non-members. We have a talk about a topic of general interest for about 45 minutes followed by refreshments and a chance to socialise.
Lunch Club We meet every month in a pub or restaurant near Slough
Scrabble Groups

1 & 2

If you like words, have a sense of fun, want to enjoy a good game and good company, and keep your brains active – come along and join us!
Wine Appreciation Providing opportunities for learning about grapes, wines, regions, countries and methods of production, gaining confidence in buying and ordering wines, knowing what to drink with what and when