Activities and Events

Events

Our fantastic kitchen team cooked a delicious Christmas lunch for over 70 Members of Lewes House of Friendship in December. Have a look in the Gallery for pictures from the part.

Regular Activities

MONDAYS 2:00 - 3:00 pm The Friendship Choir

The Friendship Choir is back! All welcome – no auditions. If you enjoy singing, please come and join us.

Come along for a taster session next Monday and talk to Debbie if you're interested in joining.

TUESDAYS 10:30 - 12 noon Craft Group

Craft Group. This group meets in the Lounge – bring some knitting, crochet, tapestry or other craft. Enjoy a chat and maybe learn new skills.

WEDNESDAYS 10:30 - 12 noon Ukulele Group

Ukulele Group resumed on 7th September. 10:30 - 11:30 am for beginners, and 11:00 - 12:00 pm for intermediates. Lessons start on 11th January. There will be no lessons on the following dates:

  • 1st and 22nd February

  • 12th April

  • 31st May

WEDNESDAYS 10:30 - 12 noon East Sussex Hearing Support Team

We have a monthly group run by the East Sussex Hearing Support Team on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. They will be offering advice, support and information for anyone with a hearing loss, including advice on the maintenance of hearing aids. Do come and meet others who are hard of hearing. The next meeting will be on Weds 18th January 2023.

WEDNESDAYS 1:00 - 2.00 pm Unity Singers

The Unity Singers are also back! Sessions started on 11th January. There will be no sessions on the following dates:

  • 1st and 22nd February

  • 12th April

  • 31st May

NEW: WEDNESDAYS From 2.30 pm Singing for Memory
Started on Weds 11th January - a choir for anyone with memory issues, including Dementia.
£5 per session - no charge for Carers. We meet in our ground floor lounge. All welcome.

THURSDAYS 10:30 - 11:30 am Extend - Movement and Music Class

Extend - Music and Movement Class with Ffion Wilkes. This group is meeting in the Lounge – come and improve your fitness now that life has opened up again! Gentle exercises to music. £4 per session. Again, do come for a taster.

THURSDAYS 2:00 -3:00 pm Qi Gong

Jo Galway re-opened the weekly Qi Gong class on Thursday 12th January.

We will be following The Willow Qi gong - postural exercises and gentle movements to boost physical and mental health. We will also go through Exercises for Life which gently open, soften and relax all parts of the body to improve balance, flexibility and strength.

The cost will be £40 for 6 classes, and Jo will take payment either by BACS in advance before lessons commence or cash at the first lesson.

Please contact Rosie at leweshouseoffriendship@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the class. Visit Jo’s website to find out more about Jo.

Coffee Mornings

We hold occasional coffee mornings on Fridays. Our next Coffee Morning, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care will be on Friday 3rd February - 10.30am to 12 noon. Do come along for a coffee and chat - and enjoy some home baking too, all in a good cause!

Other Services

Footcare Service

Age UK East Sussex have now handed over their Footcare services to Glynis Henderson, a trained podiatrist. Glynis continues to provide the same service, making all the appointments as usual. She offers appointments on Tuesdays. Please contact her on 07717 167544 for details.

Room Hire

If you would like to hire one of our rooms, please download and complete our booking form and then email it to us. You may prefer to give us a ring or just call in one morning.
With the start of the Autumn term our lounge is booked on most days now, but as you see below, we also have a large room upstairs available to hire, along with the smaller Meeting Room.

The Old Snooker Room on the first floor is now available to hire. As the room was being used less and less for snooker, the Committee decided that it would be better to redecorate and furnish the room so that it can be used for a range of purposes. The snooker table has gone to a new home in Swansea and the redecoration is complete. We have kept some of the snooker paintings as a reminder of the room's past use. The final game of snooker was played in July and the winner was presented with a packet of Lewes House of Friendship biscuits.

Information and Advice Service

Age UK East Sussex is usually able to provide information and advice on a wide range of subjects of importance to people in later life including welfare benefits and money, social care and health, housing options and local services. For advice, please telephone Age UK East Sussex on 01273 476704.