Platinum Jubilee Tea Party in the Park

BSA and BAWA invite you to: Platinum Jubilee Tea Party in the Park

Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending the opening ceremony of the sixth session of
the Senedd in Cardiff. Picture date: Thursday October 14, 2021.

Tuesday 7th June at Friary Park, Friern Barnet Lane, N20 0NR, from 12.30 to 3pm. 

Join us in celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II. With live entertainment and a delicious afternoon tea. 

Barnet Seniors Association are hosting this event in partnership with Barnet Asian Women’s Association and Community Focus. 

Please contact Neena Patel if you wish to attend at or  BSA at

Summer Edition of the BSA Insider

We have been working hard to find more classes and activities for you to enjoy over the coming months. Our latest edition of the BSA Insider is available to download here if you haven’t received a hard copy already.

We have had some interesting talks recently including the importance of Social Connections with Natasha Molloy as well as In The Footsteps of the Famous in High Barnet with Paul Baker. You can read a summary of their talks in this latest edition.

We have updated classes and activities in and around Barnet and excited to tell you about the Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea Party.

Tuesday 7th June at Friary Park, Friern Barnet Lane, N20 0NR

From 12.30 to 3.00pm

Make sure you contact us to confirm your attendance. This is a free event for seniors in Barnet. Live entertainment and light refreshments.

Latest edition of the BSA Insider

Our Spring edition of the BSA Insider is now available to download here. Printed copies will soon be issued so please look out for your copy soon.

BSA Insider

Meet our Street Champions who were awarded Barnet’s Everyday Town Centre Heroes, Jenny and Maxine

Find out how you can get involved with the local National Trust Group. Join in with Healthy Heritage Walks.

We have a list of classes and activities available through Age UK Barnet.

Just some of the highlights in this latest edition.

Chipping Barnet Folk Dance club

We warmly welcome you to Chipping Barnet Folk Dance club: A fun way to get moving and meet friendly people. No partner or special equipment/clothes needed.

Venue: Church House, 2 Wood St, Barnet EN5 4BW

Date & time: Mondays fortnightly from 7.45pm to 10.00pm. Starting from 7th February

Cost: £2.50 includes refreshments

Travel: There is plenty of parking and buses stop outside.

arts depot Classes For Over 60’s

Creative Opportunities for Over 60s…

Whether you’re looking to dance, gain more confidence in movement, record your history or just try something new while making friends, we have something for you (or your over 60s friends and family) this Spring!

artsdepot Dance Group
Do you want to stay active, meet new people and learn new skills? artsdepot’s Dance Group for over 60s is an opportunity to learn contemporary dance technique and explore your own creative movement. No experience necessary!

Workshops Details
Fridays, 11.15am – 12.45pm (from Fri 14 Jan)
£77 per term (11 sessions)
Free taster sessions available

Upstanding Citizens
Upstanding Citizens is a weekly movement session for those at risk of falling. Focusing on building strength, coordination, resilience and balance, this course will help to develop confidence in a fun and friendly environment.

Workshop Details
Fridays, 1.30pm – 2.30pm (from Fri 14 Jan)
Sessions can be booked individually, we recommend attending a block of at least 6 – 8 sessions to get the most out of it.
£5 per session or 8 sessions for £35.


Recording Your Story
In this workshop, you’ll have an opportunity to voice record own your stories and memories, to be preserved in a broader archive of stories generated by visitors to Tsunagu/Connect: The Exhibition.

The workshop will introduce the concept of ‘oral history’. As a group, we’ll discuss and reflect on themes from the exhibition, and then you’ll have a chance to record your own stories.

Workshop Details
Mon 14 Feb, 2pm
£6 per participant


Box Office: 020 8369 5454

artsdepot, 5 Nether St, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, N12 )GA

Edgware and District National Trust Centre

Edgware and District National Trust Centre was founded in 1979 and has an active membership drawn from Edgware, Stanmore, Mill Hill and surrounding areas.
Their main objectives are to promote the work of the Trust locally, raise funds in its support and to enrich members’ understanding of its work.
The group run outings, coffee mornings, quizzes,  and other social events. Regular meetings take place so if you want to get involved or find out more please contact Chelle Paice at or Julia Haynes at
Yearly subscription costs £15 and you don’t need to be a member of the National Trust.
Members currently meet on the last Monday of each month for varied afternoon lecture programmes at:
* John Keble Church Hall,  Deans Lane, Edgware HA8 9NT.
* Good local bus service from Mill Hill and Edgware
* Adequate on street parking, free of charge. 
* Doors open at 1.30 pm and the talks start promptly at 2.00pm.
Includes a secondhand book stall and seasonal gifts. Teas/coffees and biscuits are available for just 50p.
Once the evenings get lighter they will resume an evening lecture programme on the third Wednesday of each month.
* St Lawrence’s Church Hall,Whitchurch Close, Edgware HA8 9NT 
* There is an adjoining carpark. Close to Cannons Park Tube Station. Good local bus service
* Doors open at 7.30pm for a prompt start at 8.00pm.
The first of these talks is scheduled for April 20th at the John Keeble Church Hall with the jeweller,  David Callighan giving an illustrated talk on the V.C medal.
Please note to attend a lecture costs £3.00 for a visitor. New members and visitors are welcome. Please contact Chelle or Julia if you wish to attend.

Groups to Join including Town Twinnings


The Friends are running an outdoor theatre programme  over several summer weekends for adults and children.  Other events in the pipeline are a series of talks  on Green Issues to be published shortly. 

To become a member and to find out more please contact Mary Ritter Membership fee is £5.00

Here are 3 of Barnet’s Town Twinning associations 

THE FRIENDS OF CHAVILLE.  Contact Penny Telfer 

This association is twinned with Chaville, near Paris and gives you the opportunity to engage in French conversations and to follow themes of French interest.

We hold various social events (currently mostly on Zoom) and usually an annual quiz.  Membership costs just £5 pp

The FRIENDS of MOUNTCLAIR Barnet’s Twinning with the USA. Contact Kate Salinger

The FRIENDS OF SIEGERLAND Barnet’s Twinning with Siegerland in Germany (north of Frankfurt and east of Cologne). Please see our website for more about us.  We have regular joint Zoom sessions with Germany and hope that a group will be able to travel from Barnet to Siegen in the spring, without any covid difficulties.  Please contact Irene Nichols or 020 8440  1366 for more information.

Silver Sunday Tea Party hosted by BSA

A date for your diaries. All seniors in the borough are invited to our 

Silver Sunday event.

* Enjoy an Afternoon Tea

* Live music from That Blue Patch

*Time to chat and catch up


Manor Drive Methodist Church

Manor Drive


N20 0DZ: 

Date: Sunday 3rd October 2021

Time: 2pm to 5pm

Silver Sunday is a National event and was launched in 2012 by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation and Westminster City Councillor Christabel Flight, after a report discovered more than a third of people over 75 said they were lonely. The aim then was to celebrate older residents, recognise their contribution to their communities and help combat loneliness as well as get them out and about to meet new people.

Get in touch to let us know you are coming:

Sponsored by the National Lottery Community Fund.


Tel: 028 9568 0143


Transport details: Buses 251, 34 and 234 run close by and a 5 to 10 minute walk. There is free parking near and around the church.

Latest Edition of the BSA Insider

Please find attached the latest Summer edition of the BSA Insider. Click HERE to download your copy.

Find out more about social prescribing in Barnet from Jenny Thorby, Social Prescriber for our borough.

Read Sarah’s story about her life in lockdown. There are still plenty of classes available on line plus more things to do locally.

PLUS we are hosting our Silver Sunday Tea Party on Sunday 3rd October at Manor Drive Methodist Church from 2pm to 5pm. Address: Manor Drive, Whetstone, N20 0DZ.

Transport details: Buses 251, 34 and 234 run close by and a 5 to 10 minute walk. There is free parking near and around the church.