Clubs and classes

It's never too late to start a new activity or learn a new skill. Joining in local classes or clubs can also mean meeting new friends and improving your social life.

Not only can it help you feel mentally stimulated, challenged and inspired, but you will be more connected to your community. There is a range of classes and clubs available in the borough, with something to suit everyone:

  • Music classes including singing, learning to play a musical instrument or dancing


  • Creative writing groups for all abilities, teaching new techniques on how to write, how to express yourself through writing, and sharing with your writing with others


  • IT courses on how to develop your digital skills, use the internet, computers and tablets


  • Book clubs where you can discuss a variety of authors and books with your group:


  • Art workshops, groups and classes can offer an opportunity to discuss art, draw and paint and meet new people:


  • Mindfulness can be practied by anyone at any time:


  • Falls prevention classes teach you how to keep safe if you’re at risk of falling:


  • Healthy cooking workshops which teach you how to cook nutritious meals


  • There is also A wide range of fitness classes and clubs, from walking groups, Zumba, Tai Chi.


Wellbeing programme

Richmond Adult Community College (RAAC) offer a wellbeing programme for anyone who is struggling with stress, low moods or sleeping problems and would like to improve their mental wellbeing. There are a number of free courses designed to help you learn to relax, being creative or learning something new in a social environment might help you in your journey to good mental wellbeing.


Richmond Adult Community College (RACC)
Address: RACC, Parkshot, Richmond Upon Thames, London, TW9 2RE
Phone: 020 8891 5907


Useful contacts:

GoLocal for Sheen, Mortlake, Barnes, Twickenham or Whitton
Phone: 020 8973 1877

Community Partnership for Richmond, Kew, Ham, Petersham,Teddington or The Hamptons
Phone: 020 8831 6464