Social Scene

Review: Garden Picnic – Saturday 24th July

On Saturday 24th July, not even the rain could stop over 40 Members from enjoying the fabulous picnic created by our Executive Chef Arnaud.

Members of all ages had the possibility to spend time with a lovely petting farm with a range of gorgeous little animals; such a lovely event!

Here’s what you said:

‘Well organised especially as the weather changed, as always the staff were very friendly, and service was great!’

‘The mice were a great success, the kids were adorable, and the picnic indoors was well organised.’

Coming up …

Craft Beer Tasting, Wednesday 25th August, 5pm  – 8pm

Come and sample a selection of five tasty beers from your local microbrewery. The Park Brewery make flavour-packed small-batch beers in Kingston upon Thames. Each of their beers pays tribute to Richmond Park, located a short walk from the brewery and taproom. An in-house beer expert from the brewery will be taking Members on a guided tasting session of their core range and seasonal selection. Learn all about craft beers, this microbrewery and get ready to listen to intriguing stories about nearby Richmond Park.

Members £15  /  Guests £20

Book now at Reception, call them on 020 8480 4200 or log in and book online at

Spy School, 16th-20th August

This summer’s ever-popular Spy School is running from 16th to 20th August. Children aged 4-11 years can enjoy a range of exciting outdoor activities, including camp building, archery, map-making, ultimate laser maze and team challenges.

Book now Cost £48 per day or £220 for the entire week, 9.30-3.30pm. 10% sibling discount.

Log in and book online at or call Reception on 020 8480 4200 to book and arrange a sibling discount. For more details, don’t hesitate to get in touch with

Alas Blackhurst and Frei, Thursday 9th September, 7pm

An evening with two eminent journalists who certainly do not pull their punches – Chris Blackhurst and Matt Frei.

As Members, they both swim regularly in the Outdoor Pool, chatting and putting the world to rights on a variety of topics.

We have asked them to transfer their insight with humour to a no-holds-barred evening with supper to answer all your searching questions. Not to be missed!

Members £50  /  Guests £55

Includes a 2-course meal and a glass of house wine.

Book now at Reception, call them on 020 8480 4200 or log in and book online at

Ladies’ Choir Returns
10th September to 26th November, Friday mornings – 9.30am to 10.30am

So often I hear the words ‘oh I can’t sing’ or ‘my music teacher at school told me not to sing too loudly’ … I hope I can help you to dispel these comments!

As a professional singer and a voice teacher at St. Paul’s Girls’ School, I have worked for over 20 years to encourage all voices of all standards to build a solid technique and to feel liberated to sing out and have fun.

Our 10-week course explores a wide range of popular repertoire, culminating in performances for friends and family. Please feel welcome to come and join us. If you’re not sure, find a current member and ask their advice. We really do have a lot of fun.
Anna Boucher, Member, Singer, Teacher and Leader of the Choir

Join these fun sessions in a supportive atmosphere and suitable for all abilities. Be guided by professional singer, vocal coach and Member Anna Boucher. Building week on week, the sessions will culminate in some friendly performances. No sessions on 29th October and 19th November.

£50 per person for ten-week term. Must be booked and paid in advance at Reception or call 020 8480 4200

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Colour competition winners

The Junior Colouring Competition is back!  Each month, two lucky winners, ages 6 and under and 7 and above, receive a prize and the chance to display their winning picture in the Roehampton Recorder.  This month’s winners are:

6 and under – James Berkeley, age 5
7 and over – Coco Jones, age 10

Click here to see the winning entries

Francesca Marini | Events and Weddings Coordinator |