Learn and play with friends old and new

Spending time together for informal learning connects people and builds healthy communities. It breaks down barriers, creating common ground and new friendships. We believe that learning is important for all ages, whether it’s something new that you’re curious about, or something that you’ve always enjoyed.

Time & Talents offers a broad range of informal, creative, wellbeing-focused and social activities, open to all adults. You can drop in and take part any time, and no experience or special knowledge is necessary for any of our groups. 

We also run parties and community events for all ages throughout the year. Check our calendar and local noticeboards to find out when the next one is happening!

Something for everyone

There’s so much to get involved with, so why not come and have a go? If you fancy trying a spot of mindfulness, are tempted to learn the ukulele, or are looking for someone to play a game of chess with, now’s the time. Or why not get your hands a bit dirty in our beautiful gardens with the Green Team? Get to know your neighbours and connect with your local area too!

If English is a barrier for you, we have a group where speakers of English as a second language can support each other to learn English language skills and make socialising easier. We do this in partnership with our friends at English For Action.

We’re open to trying new stuff too – is there something you’d like to see here? Just get in touch and let us know. We’re always interested in local people who have ideas about things they would like to deliver in our centres.

Some of our activities come with a low fee, but if you’re experiencing financial hardship, we can offer offer a special ‘Freebie’ card, which gives you to access all T&T-delivered activities free of charge. Get in touch with us to find out more, by emailing info@timeandtalents.org.uk or calling 0207 231 7845.

There’s more!

If you’re over 55, you can also attend a whole range of activities in our older people’s programme (even if you don’t feel old!).

And if you have kids, we offer lots of fun activities for children and families.

Our community programme


Start your week with calming, accessible breathing and meditation exercises in a supportive and friendly environment. 

Monday 10 – 11am

Venue: the Old Mortuary

ESOL – English Classes

If English is not your first language and you would like to learn or improve, come to this friendly class run by Adela, an experienced tutor from English for Action.

Thursday 1 – 3pm

Venue: Online (via Zoom)


You don’t need to be a master to have fun in our chess group. Learn to play from scratch, or discover new strategies with instructor Ian.

Wednesday 12 – 2pm

Venue: the Old Mortuary

Green Team – Gardening Group

For green-fingered enthusiasts or people who just want to get outside into a green space. Dig and dabble, potter and plant, and chat over a cup of tea.

Tuesday 10am – 1pm

Friday 12 – 4pm

Venue: the Old Mortuary

Ukulele Group

A fun and friendly ukulele group for players of all abilities, to practise popular tunes together every week. 

(Watch this space for updates about the group restarting soon!)

Other services

Neighbourhood Care Scheme

Extra support for over 55s

Befriending Service

Home visiting for isolated older people


Get involved and help your local community