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Wednesdays 12pm – 2pm, Free

There is nothing else quite like chess. It’s a game of endless emergent properties, it contains metaphors for many aspects of life, and it’s full of elegant, artistic possibilities. It’s also a lot of fun to learn and play!

Masterchess is run by our instructor, Ian, who has been playing for nearly 30 years and has a deep love of the game and all its intrigue. He has over a decade of experience teaching chess to people of all ages, and has a great belief in the many purposeful benefits that taking up the game can bring.

Sessions typically begin with some teaching from Ian, where he might talk about strategies or demonstrate great matches of the Grandmasters through history. After that, everyone gets a chance to play throughout the second hour in the quiet setting of The Old Mortuary – it’s good for concentration!

The group is suitable for adults of all ages and abilities.



We know that this is a hugely difficult time for our community, and we are doing everything in our power to support our users and wider neighbourhood.

Our current services include:

We are so grateful for the many applications to volunteer – we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can, and we welcome further volunteering applications.

Support the Time & Talents Food Hub via our Fundraising campaign

If you need us, you can contact us as normal on 020 7231 7845

With our very best wishes,

Sarah Gibb (Director) and the T&T team


28th April 2020