Social Groups

Loneliness is seen by many as one of the largest health concerns we face.  Being part of a social group can have a huge impact on you as a person, with some researchers calling them the “social cure”.

There are a number of social groups that take place at the Northampton Jesus Centre. Their aims are to simply make friends whilst enjoying a particular activity or theme. All groups are open to anyone and are run by volunteers.

Why not try one today?

Circle Lunch Club

A social lunch for anyone over 55. We have a two course lunch that is prepared by Hope Enterprise followed by an activity or a film.

1st week – Film,
2nd week Quiz,
3rd week Bingo,
4th week Talk

Every Tuesday at 12 noon in The Circle.

£6.50 for 2 course meal and activity

 


Reminiscence Group

We all possess memories, we all have our own unique life history. Recalling the past is a means of owning it and hence preserving ourselves. It is a here and now process which holds the teller and the told in relationship with each other.

Faith Gibson (1998)

Photo Album social

An old Photograph album can be a delight to share in a such a social setting

 

A small friendly group who meet to chat about past times, recall memories and relive experiences.

We meet in what was the old Savoy Cinema Circle from 2-4pm on the first Monday of the month.


Scrabble Social Group

Scrabble board

If you enjoy playing Scrabble and meeting people this group is for you! We are a friendly mixed ability group of Scrabble players, including beginners, who meet every Thursday from 1-3pm in The Circle.

Come and join us for a fun and friendly afternoon.

 


Knit & Knatter

We are a group of experienced and not so experienced knitters who enjoy a good natter over tea and patterns. We work on individual projects big or small as well as other needle crafts (sewing, crochet etc).  You are warmly welcomed regardless of level. Come and join us for a relaxed time together, to share your skill or learn from others.

We meet every Wednesday, in The Circle, 10am – 12noon.

£1 donation to cover room hire and drinks


Music from the Heart

Do you enjoy classical music? Music from the Heart are relaxed evenings when music by well known composers are presented in DVD format. The music is introduced either by a talk or a documentary.

We meet in The Circle from 7.45pm until 10pm.

Below is the 2019 program.

 

Concerto
6th May 2019

The second in our series looking at the development of the concerto. Virtuoso piano concerti by Liszt and Chopin are compared to the more symphonic style of Brahms in concerts featuring Yuja Wang and Khatia Buniatishvili

 

Refugee Week
3rd June 2019

National Refugee Week is marked from 17th to 23rd June. We play music by the composers William Byrd, John Downland, Huw Watkins and Philippe de Monte, who were either in exile of were persecuted for their beliefs. A film of a performance of Bela Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra will feature in the second half. Bartok had to fell Europe before the Second World War.

 

Martha and friends
2nd September 2019

The Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich enjoys playing with other musicians more than performing as a solo artist. Here we celebrate some of her musical partnerships

 

Dealing with Grief
7th October 2019

An evening looking at how different composers responded to grief. This includes Felix Mendelssohn’s string quartet No. 2 written in response to his sister Fanny’s death.

 

American Sounds
4th November 2019 

Leonard Bernstein takes the symphonic development of the piano concerto one step further than Brahms – is his second symphony a piano concerto or a symphony? Hear for yourself. Plus other pieces by American composers and artists.

 

Classic FM Favourites
4th November 2019

Pieces from the 2019 ClassicFM Hall of Fame.

 

If you are a music lover you may also enjoy Northampton Recorded Music Society

What's on this week?

Like to get involved?

Fill in our online enquiry form or call 0845 166 8202