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Fed up with self-isolating?

Meet others at one of our new online sessions. All of our sessions are run using Zoom, so download the app on your phone, tablet or computer and join in!

Are you over 60 and want to chat with other people your age? Then join our weekly Prime Time session every Thursday, 11am - 12noon.

Email before 10am on Thursday morning and we will send you a Zoom invitation


Is English your second language and you want to practise speaking it with others? Then join our weekly Conversation Club every Wednesday, 11am-12noon.

Email before 10am on Wednesday morning and we will send you a Zoom invitation


Would you like to share stories and poetry to lift the mood?Possibly take a turn of reading out loud? Join our weekly Book Break group every Tuesday from 3 - 4pm.

Email before 1pm on Tuesday morning and we will send you a Zoom invitation


Talk about what you’re reading and make friends with other readers. We have two online books groups in May and you’re welcome to join either – or both

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Thursday 14th May, 6.30pm

Shortlisted for the Women’s Fiction Prize The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock  is a best-selling, historical fiction phenomenon and perfect reading for all fans of The Essex Serpent.

  FREE eBook and audiobook copies available

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Wednesday 20 May, 6:15pm

Starting this month with parts I, II and III. Anna Karenina starts with one of the most celebrated lines in literature “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,”

  FREE eBook and audiobook copies available

Email before 1pm on the day of the meeting to join the group and we will send you a Zoom invitation


While we’re closed, the usual Community Navigator health advice sessions in Idea Stores are moving online to give one to one support. Community Navigators can help with:

•    Advice on keeping safe and healthy
•    Information about how the Council can help you
•    Information about other services and groups that can give support, including foodbanks, voluntary groups, financial advice services

They are also able to give extra support to vulnerable or isolated residents, for example making phone calls or emailing on their behalf.

If you would like to contact a Community Navigator email: