St Matthias Halls, Wordsworth Road, London, N16 8DD
020 7923 2726

Refugee Tales

7pm Tuesday 10 July 2018 St Matthias Church

Dissenters are delighted to host the fourth stopover on this year’s increasingly-popular walk in solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers and detainees. Walkers will be on their way from St Albans into Westminster and Jonathan Bartley of the Green Party is hosting the evening.

Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band will be performing opera choruses of exile and hope, including Nessun Dorma and Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves. The evening will be hosted by co-leader of the Green Party Jonathan Bartley, and former detainee bernadine Evaristo will be reading her Social Worker’s Tale.

There will also be music from St Michael and All Angels Orchestra, and poetry from pupils at William Patten School, whose banner of welcome is pinned on the church wall.

Refugee Tales is an initiative reclaiming the landscape of the South East for the language of welcome. It follows in the footsteps of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales where writers told tales while they were journeying. Walkers now join the project and gather in the evenings to share their experiences of migration.

Refugee Tales is an outreach project of the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group and was inspired by the experiences of men held in immigration detention. In the three years since they have been walking, they have been met with hospitality and enthusiasm. At St Matthias Halls it will be no different…

N16 yoga beginners and yoga advanced

N16 Yoga – Beginners & Advanced

The popular N16 Yoga classes takes place at St Matthias Hall, on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Everyone welcome – just come along. Bring a yoga mat if you can.

Mondays (Introductory) from 19.00-20.30.
Tuesdays (Advanced) from 19.00-20.30
£7.50 per class with reduced rate for unwaged.

Alison Barty is an Iyengar yoga teacher, qualified to junior intermediate level (the 5th level of certification in the Iyengar system) with many years experience including 4 periods spent studying at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. Iyengar yoga combines carefully structured classes and attention to detail with adjustments to individual students’ needs. During the course of a class you will practice a range of postures, which enhance strength, stability and mobility.

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Young Artists Club

Weekly classes for budding artists (ages 8 -12) led by a qualified and inspired art teacher on Thursdays with classes starting at 4.15pm and ending 5.30pm.

Drawing, painting, printing, sculpting, collage, clay-work and photography. Individual creativity acknowledged and encouraged. Motor, emotional and social, collaborative and observational skills developed. Major art movements investigated.

Make friends and have fun!

Classes bookable half-termly in advance at £10 per week
All materials, sketchbook and Young Artists Club work t-shirt included.

Summer half term – June 7-July 12

Tel: 07714 098394

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Kids ballet class with Joel Morris

The Joel Morris Ballet Academy

The Joel Morris Ballet Academy is offering ballet classes for young children on Mondays during term time.

Strictly ballet but with extra fun and a sprinkle of sparkle, these classes are designed to develop children’s imaginations as well as their physical awareness and musicality.

Joel trained at the Central School of Ballet in Clerkenwell.  He currently teaches at the Royal Ballet School and at his own school in Muswell Hill. He also leads professional classes at Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden.

Joel has danced with  South African Ballet Theatre, London City Ballet and English National Ballet, and was in CATS in the West End with Nicole Scherzinger.

Cost for the term will £70. Parents/carers are welcome to join in.

Classes run from 4.15-5pm for 4-5 year olds, and 5.15-6pm for 6-8 year olds.

Book your child’s place by emailing