Author: The Chronicle Editor

SING A SONG

Thornton Heath residents are being invited to Thursday night drop in singing group workshops at the Nest SE25 in Selhurst. The sessions take place between 7.30 to 9:30pm and cost £15.  To get involved contact Tsivi Sharett:...

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FOOTBALL FUN FOR CHILDREN IN CR7

Cre8 Football is a not-for-profit football organisation offering football fun at Thornton Heath Leisure Centre for youngsters. Based in Croydon and Lambeth since May 2015, they work with children and young people, aged between five to 14-year’s- old. The popularity of their Super Saturday sessions encouraged them to add Monday to their Cre8 Football get togethers earlier this year. The sessions run in term time only from 4-5pm at the Leisure Centre costing £3.83. The football coaching offers skill and individual challenges, fun football fitness, small sided games, matches and tournaments leading to plenty of social interaction, learning, enjoyment...

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JOIN TOTS AND SQUATS

Join new mum Maxine Parkes  at Thornton Heath Rec at 10am Monday’s and Thursday’s and get fit. Maxine came up with idea as she wanted to get back into shape after having her first child back in February. The aim is to exercise using your buggies and your babies as weights. Maxine said: “ Trying to get to the gym when you have a baby is next to impossible not to mention expensive when your paying for a membership that you never use! So I decided that I would go to the park with the bubba and exercise a couple of times a week. “Then I thought, there must be some local mums that feel the same and so the idea of  Squats n Tots was born.” This is a relaxed environment giving mums an opportunity to meet and socialise with other mums while getting fit. Meeting point by the exercise machines. For more info visit the Facebook...

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FREE SWIMMING

Under-16s can swim for free during the summer at Thornton Heath Leisure Centre. This is the fourth summer in a row the council has invested in free swimming in Croydon until Tuesday September 5. Alongside swimming for those already proficient in the water there will be beginners’ crash courses to get novices started and confident. Centres will also offer a range of fun and fitness activities, including inflatable sessions, junior gyms, trampolining, water polo, football, and basketball. Membership cards for the free swims can be picked up from the centres and anyone who is resident in the borough or attends school here is eligible. Parents or guardians should complete the form and pay a £2 one-off admin fee, after which members can swim for free as many times as they...

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NO AGE GAP WHEN IT COMES TO ART

July is such a great month for the arts in Thornton Heath so, taking advantage of this our reviewer Linda Watson popped along to the library to check out this free art exhibition. Twelve budding artists from Age UK’s art club plus their tutor – accomplished local artist Julie Beresford – are currently exhibiting their work at Thornton Heath library. The library collection presents portraits, nudes, still life, sea and landscapes, using a variety of media. Some artists are prolific, exhibiting a range of pieces and others have submitted just one. The art club for all those aged 50 plus takes place on Thursday at Age UK, from 10.30am to12.30pm and costs £2.50 per...

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