LCA Clubs and Activities


LCA Activities/Social Afternoon

Held on most Monday afternoons (including some bank holidays) from 14.00 - 16.30, a programme of social activities, including table tennis and snooker is held upstairs in the Abraham Dixon Hall. All LCA members are welcome to attend - do come along and join us for a cup of coffee.

There is a £1.00 admission fee for LCA members or £2.00 for non-members who are welcome. Admission price includes tea and biscuits.


LCA Art History Lectures

A programme of Art History Lectures is run over two terms - Autumn (September - December) and Spring (January - March). The Art History Lectures are held in the Abraham Dixon Hall and are currently run as pairs of lectures, each pair being hosted by a different lecturer. Please refer to the current newsletter for details of upcoming lectures and how to book, or alternatively visit Trudy in the LCA office during office hours.

The Autumn series Art/History lectures arranged by Liz Meikle are on each Wednesday in October, except the 23rd and on the 6th and 13th November. Lecturers are Rosalind White on Contemporary British Sculpture and Kadinsky; Jessica Saraga on Classical Composure or Radical Ravings and William Blake; Paul Pickering on Angels in art and Gail Cunningham on Styles of the 60's.

The lectures are open to all £7.50 per lecture. for further information please call Liz on 01372 372783


LCA Book Club

Do you enjoy reading and would love an opportunity to discuss books from different genres, with like minded people? The LCA currently has two book clubs running with available spaces:

Book Club 1 - meets on the first Thursday of every month in the Kirby Library.

Book Club 2 - meets on the last Thursday of every month in the Kirby Library.

LCA Bridge Club

A friendly, social bridge group, currently meeting every Friday afternoon in the Kirby Library (G7) from 2-4p.m. If you enjoy a relaxed, friendly game of bridge do come and join in. £1.00 charge for members, £2.00 for non-members.


LCA Kirby Lecture 

Our annual showcase lecture is held to commemorate our LCA founder member Joan Kirby, in the Abraham Dixon hall.

Previous years guest lecturers have included former Beirut hostage John McCarthy, BBC news journalist Stephen Sackur and Michael Buerk, journalist and newsreader.

The 2019 Kirby Lecture will be held on Friday 27th September at 7.30pm when we will welcome as our guest lecturer Kate Humble, television presenter specializing in wildlife and science programmes.

Booking details will be available from the LCA office and on this website from August 2019.


LCA Kirby Library 

The recently refurbished Kirby Library is open to LCA members every morning between 10.15 and 12.15. Members are able to borrow/return books any morning.

We have a wide selection of fiction and non fiction books as well as DVD's  available to satisfy all interests.

Members are welcome to drop into the Library any weekday morning. Tea, coffee, milk and sugar are available in the kitchen, for which a donation of 50 pence into the Honesty Box is appreciated.


LCA Music Appreciation Club 

Music lovers can be assured of a relaxing afternoon spent in the company of like-minded people on the third Wednesday of every month. Held in the Kirby Library, a pre-planned music programme is scheduled for members from 2pm - 4pm. See the latest newsletter for details.

There is a £1.00 admission fee for LCA members or £2.00 for non-members who are welcome. Admission price includes tea and biscuits.


LCA Outings and Events

An exciting programme of outings and visits is scheduled by our volunteer visit coordinators each quarter - but be sure to book up early, as tickets go fast. Some of the events include coach travel, but many of the trips are organised on the basis of independent travel. For all trips and outings, unless accompanied by their carer, participants need to be reasonably mobile and competent to make their own way back to the coach pick-up point.

Please see the current newsletter for upcoming events - booking forms are available to collect from the foyer of the LCA or may be downloaded from this website. The visit coordinators occasionally hold a reserve list when the trips become oversubscribed, in case of cancellation. Further information can be obtained from the LCA office. 


LCA Scrabble Club

Calling all scrabble players...come along and join us for a game or two on the second and fourth Friday of each month in Room G3 from 14.15 - 16.30.

There is a £1.00 admission fee for LCA members or £2.00 for non-members who are welcome. Admission price includes tea and biscuits.


LCA Tea and Talks

Held on a Friday afternoon, usually once a month, the talk starts at 14.00 in the Abraham Dixon Hall (upstairs, accessible by lift) and is followed by tea and cakes.

 Recent talks have featured guest speakers including:

  • Julian Pooley of Surrey History Centre, presenting 'Who do you think they were?'
  • Joanna Bogle, writer and broadcaster talking about Caroline Chisholm
  • Jeremy Early, conservationist and wildlife photographer talking about Garden Wildlife

LCA members and non-members are both welcome, so do bring along your friends. We ask for a small donation of £2 per person.


LCA Walks

A comprehensive walks programme is organised to enable people with a love of the outside to embrace their passion. Walks are graded into 'Short Walks' and 'Long Walks'. Regular bi-monthly Wednesday parkland, riverside and countryside walks are designed to be gentle, at a modest pace, with few stiles and easy gradients.

Morning (Short) Walks - Usually on the first Wednesday of the month, start at 10am and cover  approximately 3-4 miles lasting about 2 hours, usually with stops for snacks after the walk.

Long Walks - Usually on the second Wednesday of the month, start at 10am and cover approximately 4-6 miles, incorporating a lunch or picnic break.

In 2019 we are trialing some shorter strolls lasting about 1-1.5hours, usually about 1.2-1.0 miles, with easy gradients and few stiles.

Lifts are available by telephoning the walk leader in advance - all walk details and contacts for each walk are in the current newsletter.