Events & Activities in Barnet

Whether you are looking for an exercise class, support with IT, cooking classes, lunch clubs or opportunities to make new friends, there is always something happening near you. Click here for the latest listing from AGE UK Barnet.

Friend In Need Community Centre – click here for activities happening this July 2019

Other great places to go throughout the year in and around Barneth

Click here to find out about the latest films & activities.

A fabulous local theatre offering a variety of shows, music, comedy, dance & art classes as well as events. Click here for listings

A Grade ll listed house with extensive landscaped gardens, with a cafe and lots of activities through every season. Click here for the latest events.

This is an amazing venue and easy to get to from Barnet. Click here to find out what is happening throughout the year.

Barnet Connect

*Starting 6 September*

Crafty Fridays for the over 55s

Age UK Barnet – Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT

Contact:  020 8432 1422 or email

Cost:  £1.00 donation appreciated

Crafty Fridays are from 10.30am—12noon and include:

* Art Class * Knit & Natter * Card Making *

Materials are provided and you can bring your own

*Starting 7 October*

Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, Grahame Park Way NW9 5LL

Contact: 020 8432 1422 or email

Age UK Barnet are running a men’s group visiting the RAF Museum in Hendon, with themed talks, every other Monday afternoon 2pm—4pmAfterwards enjoy a tea/coffee and snacks available from the café on site

Talks – Secret World of the Brain

A reminder to you all that one of our Trustees, the brilliant Professor Catherine Loveday, will be holding a series of talks about the mysteries of the brain.

Catherine, a leading cognitive neuropsychologist and principal lecturer at the University of Westminster, is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind and she will be sharing some of her insights, personal stories and separating fact from fiction when it comes to the mysterious ways of our little grey cells. She will also have plenty of useful tips on keeping us sharp as we age!  Book now!

Wednesday 18 September – Stress and the Brain

When stress is good for us, when it’s not so good for us, and how to tame it.

Wednesday 16 October – Male and Female Brains

Are they as different as people think they are?

Wednesday 20 November – Music and Memory

What happens in the brain when we listen to music and why it can help people with dementia.

All talks will take place at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT. Please arrive at 6.30pm for 7pm start. Licensed bar available. Tickets are free (donations are welcome) but booking essential as places are limited – To book go to the website link Age UK Barnet – Secret World of the Brain, call 020 8432 1421 or email

Friends of Age UK Barnet

We’d love you to become our friend. We have set up a new community group, Friends of Age UK Barnet, who we can keep updated with news, fundraising ideas and future plans. The idea is that we bring together everyone currently involved with Age UK Barnet who can help us spread the word about the great work we do.

It’s through your involvement, support and input that we can grow and develop our activities and services and increase the positive impact we have on older people in Barnet.

“Join our community spirit and be part of something,” says our Community Engagement Officer Wendy.

To join our list of friends call Wendy on 020 8432 1421 or email

Handyperson Service

The Handyperson Service is continuing to be provided to non-Barnet residents in EN2, N10, N11, N14 and N21 at a charge of £25 per hour.  If you are aware of anyone in these postcodes who would benefit from the Handyperson Service please do ask them to give us a call on 020 8150 0963 or email