To attend a class or session, just turn up or call us for more information.

Everyone is welcome and we recommend bringing a friend along! 

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Groups & Events



Our welcoming term time café is a vibrant, relaxed space to have a cappuccino and slice of homemade cake or a great cuppa and a bacon sandwich!
Look out for our famous Fry-Up Friday – cooked breakfast, toast and a cuppa for only £4.50! We offer a great veggie fry-up option. Our children's cooked breakfast deal is only £2.50. 'When it's Gone Wednesday' is new for winter 2021 - pay as you feel able for a bacon roll and hot beverage - first Wednesday of the month 9:30am! Come hungry!

We are always looking for volunteers to help in our café. No previous experience needed as we offer training. The only skill you need is to be happy to muck in! It's a great way to boost your confidence and meet new people. Many of our volunteers have moved to paid work after volunteering with us, contact Simon Roach to find out more. 


Pilates is great low impact exercise for people who aren’t fully fit. A mixture of yoga, martial arts and western exercise, Pilates strengthens your core muscles and improves your posture. Combine Pilates with an aerobic activity for weight loss and toning.

Pilates can improve flexibility, joint mobility and relieve stress and tension. This fun class is open to both sexes and all ages. OUR SUMMER SESSIONS ARE: 2nd August, 9th August and 30th August. We return to our weekly term time programme from Tuesday 6th September


Join Aisha for a Zumba workout to some top tunes! TERM TIME ONLY


Come and enjoy the benefits of yoga with our Instructor, Sweta Bahri. This activity is Term Time Only. The session takes place on the 1st floor, which is currently only accessible via a single flight of stairs.

Table Tennis Tuesday

The joy of Ping Pong or Whiff Whaff - whatever you call it, come and play every term time Tuesday, 1pm-3pm. We have 4 full size tables and enough room in our large hall for singles and doubles.

Centre Sports

Don't sit around at home, pop in and see us on a Wednesday afternoon! This volunteer-led activity is aimed at keeping you active and mobile. How about trying out table tennis or walking football? FREE DROP-IN SESSION, refreshments available.

Email Laila Francis or call Laila on 020 8741 6526 for more information. We would also welcome contact from anyone happy to volunteer in these sessions.

Part of our Rebalance wellbeing project.


Arts 4 All

A friendly and inclusive arts and crafts drop-in session. All materials provided, including tea and coffee! Term Time Only FREE DROP-IN SESSION

Email Laila Francis or call Laila on 020 8741 6526 for more information. We would also welcome contact from anyone happy to volunteer their time to lead or support occasional creative workshops.

Part of our Rebalance wellbeing project.


Gardening Club

Pottering about in the garden in the fresh air is a great way to lift spirits and feel you've achieved something. You can spend just 20 minutes gardening to feel the benefits. We have a blossoming group of people who grow crops on our award-winning community allotment and keep our borders looking pretty. This year we are planning a nature-friendly area and a new shrub border. You don't need to know anything about gardening to join in and you can help us even if you'd prefer to sit down. All you need to bring is a pair of old shoes! FREE DROP-IN SESSIONS, refreshments provided.

If you would like to volunteer to support this project, we'd love to hear from you. We are especially looking for people willing to dig, fence and lay paths. You can come at times other than when this project is running. All donations of plants and seeds are extremely welcome!

Email Laila Francis or call Laila on 020 8741 6526 for more information.

Part of our Rebalance wellbeing project.

The Welcome Project

Our multi-cultural friendship group welcomes everyone. Learn or practise speaking English and meet people from all around the world. Class groups led by qualified tutors, supported by lots of volunteers, for every stage from beginner to advanced with accredited qualifications available. We are a social group, often cooking and eating together after the classes, talking about our families and finding out about each other's home countries.

THESE ARE FREE SESSIONS and open to anyone. FREE creche run by qualified childcarers for babies and young children whose parents are learning with us. 

Email Laila Francis or call Laila on 020 8741 6526 for more information. If you know someone who may benefit from joining our group, please support them to make contact with us. We are always looking for volunteers for this project. You do not need to commit to every week and you will be part of a fantastic, open-minded team.

The Welcome Project is delivered in partnership with Barnes Children's Centre and Richmond & Hillcroft Adult Community College. WE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY DELIVERING THE VOLUNTEER SUPPORTED SESSION - PLEASE COME AND JOIN US!


Welcome Project Conversation Group

A conversation group for speakers of other languages. A great way to improve your English by chatting and reading aloud together. Led by volunteers who speak English as their first language. FREE SESSION.

Email Laila Francis or call Laila on 020 8741 6526 for more information.

IT Support

'Connect More' is delivered via collaboration with The Barnes Community Association and Mortlake Community Association. Tailored to the needs of beginners and improvers, the sessions cover topics such as navigating social media, communicationg with family and friends, using the internet to shop and access media, perform financial tasks and stay safe online. For information on how you can sign up to the next module of sessions, please contact or call 020-8878-2359



Let's Get It Sorted

We are your community centre and we are here to support you. If your daily life is changing, we can explain options or help you find extra help and support, whether financial or practical, including funding applications and signposting on to one of our network of local organisations.

We can chat to you about money-saving ideas, back to work support or help you with phone calls, form-filling and letter-writing. FREE DROP-IN SESSIONS

Please come and talk to us in absolute confidence. Just come into the café and ask for Laila or Simon.

Barnes Food Bank

If you are struggling to feed yourself or your family, talk confidentially to any member of staff at CCC or speak to one of the affiliated agencies that support Richmond Food Bank for a voucher to receive food. The Barnes satellite Food Bank is a free and confidential service run by Holy Trinity Church in partnership with the Trussell Trust. If you are in crisis and don't have a voucher, please come in anyway. The Food Bank are here to support you. FREE REFRESHMENTS.

(Please note: this session is run by an external provider)

The Vibrant Group

A Discussion and Friendship Group, previously set up during the last lockdown. Now meeting face to face, every Friday morning from 9am-11am. Come and get involved!

BYT Experimental Theatre Group

BYT is an improvisation theatre group with over 100 original shows performed to date. You can learn voice exercises, movement and improvisation as well as develop your confidence and imagination. No scripts mean you can have a real creative input into the shows. Join us! 

Call Ed Cottrell on 07976 718142 or just turn up!

(Please note: BYT is an external provider)


When It's Gone Wednesday!

Put the first Wednesday of the month in your diary and come along for bacon in a brioche bap (vegetarian alternative available) and a hot beverage at whatever price you wish to contribute. We are grateful to our sponsors for delivering this new fundraising initiative - whatever you pay on the day goes directly towards benefitting this community! Come early and come hungry!

Also In Your Community...

Community Choir

Do you love to sing but can’t read music? Join the Community Choir to sing a wide range of Pop, Gospel, Blues and Zulu music. Open to adults of all ages, come and join in the noise!

Thursdays 19:30 - 21:00 at Lowther Primary School, Stillingfleet Road. £5 per session.

Find Barnes Community Choir on Facebook.