Senior Social Club – Jan 23 Term (Pay weekly sessions)

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Showing on:
Thu 30 March 2023
Creative Engagement Space
Age Guidance:

Our Social Club is an opportunity for anyone aged 50 and over to connect with other members of our community, learn new skills and take part in fun activities.

This is an opportunity for participants to get involved creatively and is a safe inclusive space to forge new friendships.

The Social Club meets every Thursday from 12-2pm and the activities follow a rotating pattern each month, and you can participate in as many of the activities as you wish – oh and the best part? Brews and biscuits are included in the price!

Activities include:

Monthly Meet Ups
Join us for tea and an audience with one of our in-house or visiting artists talking about their latest projects and career highlights.

Dance Group
Perfect for dancers of any ability, this class is designed to enable attendees to explore different dance styles in a fun and supportive environment. Guaranteed to improve self-confidence, body strength, balance and general wellbeing.

Play Readers
Come and explore the greatest plays ever written in our good-humoured and sociable group. We’ll be looking at famous scenes, examining the lives of characters and exploring how writers create moments of dramatic genius.

Creative Writing
Explore the craft of writing for live performance in a friendly, supportive environment. Learn about story, structure, dialogue, character and style. No previous experience of writing is necessary just come along and have a go!

Thu 19 Jan – Playreaders
Thu 26 Jan – Creative Writing –’Writing without Words – Creating non-verbal theatre’ – Inspired by Charlie and Stan
Thu 2 Feb – Meet Up – Pilot Theatre talk about Run Rebel
Thu 9 Feb – Dance
Thu 16 Feb – Playreaders – Run Rebel
Thu 23 Feb – Creative Writing – Turning texts into theatre, where the readers and give them bits of text to ‘translate’ into playscript
Thu 2 Mar – Meet Up – Watch rehearsal of They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!
Thu 9 Mar – Dance
Thu 16 Mar – Playreaders – They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!
Thu 23 Mar – Creative Writing
Thu 30 Mar – Meet-Up – Visit the Workshop Department who create the sets for Mercury Productions

Previous weeks have included: 
Meet Up – Colchester Operatics: Shrek – Learning some music from the show with Musical Director Neil Sommerville and hearing from Director Laura Hicks about the show

Bursary Places
Attend Senior Social Club for Free if you are impacted by the cost of living crisis

Thanks to funding from One Colchester Winter Resilience Fund from Community 360, we are able to offer 10 places each week for Senior Social Club for free those aged 50+ between January and April. Please apply here and someone from the team will get back to you. We don’t require paperwork from you and this information will remain confidential.


All of our activities are accessible and inclusive and you are able to inform us of any additional requirements you have when booking or by becoming a member of our Access for All scheme here.

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