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February 2014 Clubs, Associations and Classes

Alexandra WI

We are the WI for the women of Crouch End, Muswell Hill and the surrounding areas. We love nothing more than meeting new people and Guests are more than welcome at our monthly meetings. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month between 8-10pm at CUFOS near Alexandra Palace. For more information please email Laura at [email protected] or see www.thealexandrawi.webs.com

A.P Saints Netball Club

Based in Muswell Hill and nurturing a love of Netball in Girls and Women of all Ages. Contact Head Coach: Alison Akinrinlola.  E-mail [email protected] www.apsaintsnetballclub.co.uk

Artists Resource Art Club

Children aged 6-11 – Thursdays 4pm to 5.30pm. Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Collage, Design, Crafts, Film, Group projects and an Art exhibition at the end of the year! Friends Meeting House, Church Crescent, Muswell Hill, N10 3NE. More info email [email protected] or call 07905 603 332. www.artists-resource.co.uk

Ballet for Little Ones

Saturdays 3–7 yrs.

Tetherdown Primary School, Grand Ave, Muswell Hill, London N10 3BP

Contact Julia at [email protected] www.lagad.co.uk

Book Group.

Author or thematic led book discussion, 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm at Oxfam Bookshop, 378 Muswell Hill Broadway. For more information see in-store poster, email the shop at [email protected] or ring us on 020 8883 5171.

Boot Camp

Wednesday at 07:00 & 18:30, Thursdays at 19:15, Fridays at 09:30 and Saturdays at 09:00 in Alexandra Palace/Park. Call 07931 242358 or email [email protected]

Buddy Active Fitness

Personal training for the 40+ in Highgate Embrace your well being and make yours a positive one! Call Richard Miller 07968 947723 or email [email protected] or visit www.buddyactive.co.uk

Chess Classes (Beginners and upward)

In and around Muswell Hill. Solo or group (up to half a dozen). I can play at your home or you can visit mine which gives you the opportunity to play on any of over thirty different sets, ancient or modern.) £10 per session (30mins to 1½  hours, according to age). Call Lance Haward 020 8883 9181 or email [email protected]

Coolhurst Tennis & Squash Club

Courtside, Coolhurst Road, Crouch End, London N8 8EY. www.coolhurst.co.uk, [email protected] or phone the clubhouse on 020 8340 4272 or 07894 934933

Creative Writes

Regular programme of writing workshops for adults and children in Muswell Hill, Crouch End and East Finchley. The workshops are small, supportive, motivational & tailor-made. Tuesday mornings and Tuesday & Wednesday evenings  Advance booking only. Please contact Nichola for more information –  [email protected] 07941 091 313 or visit www.creativewrites.co.uk

Diddi Dance

A 45 minute funky pre-school dance class for boys and girls set to our original pop soundtrack, using games, ribbons, hula hoops and more!  Crouch End and Muswell Hill (various days, times and venues). For full class details and to book a FREE TRIAL contact Charlene – 07892711162 [email protected]

Finchley Victoria Bowling Club

Outdoor Lawn Bowling Club – situated in Victoria Park Ballards Lane N3. Club days Wednesday and Saturday 2.00pm to approx 5.30pm.  Free coaching and tea and biscuits served after play. Cost £1. Contact Margaret Hall 020 8361 9951 – Secretary


Ballroom Dance Fitness class, pioneered by 2 professionals from ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Thursdays 19:00 and Tuesdays 09:30 at The Pavilion, Park Road, Crouch End.

www.fitsteps.co.uk  or call Johanna on 07931 242358

London Metropolitan Brass

Quality community-focused, not-for-profit brass band in the local community in Muswell Hill, Fortis Green and the surrounding area.  Rehearsing on Friday evenings 7:30-9:30pm at Muswell Hill Methodist Church, we invite players of all ages to come along and make music together.  Craig Boulton on 07588 868600

Glebelands Indoor Bowls Club Ltd

9.30- 6.30pm daily 2 hour sessions starting 10.00am at £2.50 per session. Coaching by qualified coach available.  First two lessons free. Refreshments available daily. Summers Lane N12 0PD – Contact Margaret Hall 020 8446 2090 www.glebelandsibc.co.uk

Gothic Valley WI

The Gothic Valley WI is one of the new wave of WIs. We invite women of every stripe, goth and non-goth alike, to join us! We meet at 7:30pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month at The Shaftesbury, 534 Hornsey Road N19 3QN. www.gothicvalleywi.org.uk

Gymnastics & Street Dance for Youngsters 3½-11yrs

Classes run Monday – Saturday. 1hr classes. Trial classes are available.

Gymnastics for ages 3 1/2 – 14yrs. Street Dance for ages 5 – 9yrs.

For further information contact Julia at [email protected] : Tel: 07887 367171.

Website www.lagad.co.uk

Highgate Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club


Tennis Membership secretary – Ivan Carvalho, 020 8341 0965 07904 763148 [email protected]

Cricket Membership secretary – Johan de Silva Register at http://highgatecc.play-cricket.com/login/register.asp

Hornsey Cricket Club

Tivoli Road, London N8 8RE


Life Drawing

All levels welcome. Thursdays 8pm. £5 per session. Tuition available. For details: 020 8374 1546. 38 Rosebery Gardens, Crouch End N8


Beat stress, anxiety and depression and boost health, creativity and happiness with Meditation and Everyday Mindfulness courses for beginners and re-starters. 4 or 7 week courses starting every half term at North Bank, Pages Lane N10. Wednesday 7.30-9.00pm. Special parents and carers course on Thursday mornings.  To book or for more info please contact Andrea on 07956 376145. www.living-essence.co.uk

Ministry of Football (children)

Sunday afternoon coaching sessions through the school term 16.00-20.00. Ages 5 to 11. All abilities welcome.

4-aside Mini-League, every term 15.30-19.30. Indoor, child-friendly competition played over 4 consecutive Saturdays. For teams of 4 children, from school years 2 to 5. All abilities welcome

Both activities take place in Fortismere School sports hall. For more information phone: 07772 716 876  or email [email protected]

Muswell Hill Golf Club

Quality golf, in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Lifestyle Memberships available: £695 for up to 40 rounds. 9&Dine for £20 (Mon-Fri) for more information call Amanda on 0208 888 1764 or visit


Muswell Hill Methodist Lawn Tennis Club

Meadow Drive, London N10 1PL


020 8340 9803

[email protected]


Party yourself into shape. Join the ultimate Latin-inspired dance fitness party with a native dancer! Suitable for all levels – everyone welcome.


Monday 9:30-10:30am, All Saints church, Church Rd, N6 4QH

Tuesday 7-8pm St Augustine church, Langdon Park Rd, N6 5BH

Thursday 8-9pm Jacksons Lane 269a Archway Rd, N6 5AA

Nordic Walking

Tuesdays at 18:30 and Wednesdays at 09:30 in Alexandra Palace/Park. Call 07931 242358 or email [email protected]

Nordic Walking

Highgate Woods – Monday and Wednesday classes at 0930 and 1100 with qualified instructor – contact Melissa Jackson for more details and free trial session: 07879 634005 or [email protected]

North London Karate Club

Adults: Thursdays @ 7:45pm and Sundays @ 11am. Children: Saturdays @ 1:30pm Our Lady of Muswell School – and our adult members. Call Hanshi Mick Randall for further information 020 8366 2282

Practice swing/big band

We meet at CUFOS, top of the Avenue, N10 every Friday evening. We are currently looking for a pianist, guitar, bass and drums.  Contact David 8883 6747 or Val 8883 3724

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Mon/Wed/Fri 4–11yrs

Muswell Hill Centre, Hillfield Park, London N10 3QJ

www.lagad-rhythmic.org.uk  www.lagad.co.uk

Rugby Munchkins

Fun, non-contact rugby classes for girls and boys ages 2 – 7 years old. Classes are held on Saturdays at the Alexandra Park School, N11 2AZ. For more information, please contact January at 0800 023 5801 or email [email protected]

Stroud Green WI

We are a cross-borough organisation – Stroud Green is partly Haringey and partly Islington – and welcome visitors from N4 and surrounding postcodes e.g. N5, N6, N7, N8, N19. We meet monthly on the 3rd Monday, 7.30pm at The Hideaway, Ennis Road, N4 3HD.

Women’s Only Fitness Classes

Beginners running class, Mon 9:15am

Women’s bootcamp Wed 9:15am & Sat 8:30am

Takes place a Priory Park N8. For more info call Viktoria on 07527 461 154 or email  [email protected] www.zest-personaltraining.co.uk

Zest personal training for women

121 Personal training, buddy training, small group training & women’s bootcamp (Wednesday’s at 9:15am in Priory Park N8. Contact Viktoria for more info on email [email protected]

Woodvale Tennis

11/13 Wood Vale, Muswell Hill, London N10 3DJ


Justin Roebuck 020 7354 2052 [email protected]


Tuesdays 13.05 to 13.50. All levels – beginners welcome. £7 drop in/£50 for block of 8 classes. Pond Square Chapel, Highgate United Reformed Church, South Grove London N6 6BJ (free parking). Further info [email protected] or 07971 921029 Member of British Wheel of Yoga

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