Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. If you think you have a drinking problem, we’re here to help.
When: Every Thursday, 8–9.30pm
Phone: 020 7833 0022
If you want to make friends, have fun, learn new skills and make a difference, all with other women from your local community, then why not come and see what the Women's Institute is about? You can attend our meetings as guest without being a member (donations of £5 are appreciated).
When: First Tuesday of the month, 8–10 pm
In addition, The Alexandra WI Knitting & Stitching Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 8-10 pm, in the CUFOS Waiting Room.
Come along to the ‘Dreams and a Heart’ Workshop and help Regina Mendes put hearts into the dolls as you also enjoy a little bit of sewing and some good conversation.
In 2011, Regina came up with the idea of the ‘Dreams and A Heart’ project, making one doll that represents each one of us in the world. As she says: "More than an idea it was a deep feeling of ‘I must do it!’ Although I have never sewed in my life, I bought a little sewing machine and learnt how to make them. It was then that I realised it would be quite difficult to reach a target of 7 billion! So, with my feet back on the ground, I started cutting the zeros. I thought 70 was too few, so I added one more zero – 700. It is a lot but possible. I would not be making one doll to one person but a percentage that would represent each continent.
Each doll is roughly the same size and colour, the colour of our bones, suggesting that we are all the same regardless of our little differences. They are all stuffed with the filling from old pillows which are full of dreams, and each one has a heart."
The ‘Dreams and a Heart’ project claims to help this suffering world become happier, healthier, and more just.
When: Last Wednesday of each month. Drop in at any time between 6pm and 10pm, and stay as long as you want.
HLFA is a friendly group of local people maintaining town-twinning links with the people of Livry-Gargan (near Paris). Our meetings always involve good food and often have a theme, sometimes with invited outside speakers. Biennial visits are made to Livry-Gargan, and our fund-raising efforts enable us to receive our guests in alternate years. No knowledge of French is necessary to attend our meetings.
When: HLFA meets at CUFOS on some Saturday evenings for social and fund-raising events.
Contact: Del Spencer
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that affects around 100,000 people in the UK. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20–40, but it can affect older and younger people, too. Almost twice as many women have MS than men. MS can be tough to deal with, especially when you’ve just been diagnosed. Remember, you’re not alone. The MS Society can help you get emotional and practical support, and offers help to MS patients, carers, families, and healthcare professionals. The Haringey Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society meets at Cufos every month. We offer chat and support from others with similar problems, as well as occasional socials, outings and quiz nights.
When: Last Sunday of each month (except December), 10.30 am–12.30 pm.
Contact: Pat Cole
Phone: 020 8801 5601
Mobile: 07816 857351
or contact Julia Hutt
Phone: 07932 997946
The Tagoreans believe in Rabindranath Tagore’s philosophy of life. We draw our inspiration from his creativity in various fields such as literature, music and art. Our organisation was established in 1965 by the late Tapan Gupta with the aim of conveying to the West the passion and joy of Tagore’s philosophy, creativity, humanitarianism and genius. Our activities include staging plays, musical concerts and dance dramas; organising poetry recitals, lectures, seminars, and exhibitions of arts and crafts; promoting Bengali culture to a wider public in the UK and Europe; and running classes to teach music and dance.
When: Sundays, 3-6 pm, and other times