Expanding Your Horizons - discover, connect, learn

For details and availability of each group shown below, please contact INS: 020 8755 4000 or email: [email protected]. Each Expanding Horizons group normally costs £6 per session. 

Due to the suspension of face-to-face services, sessions are currently being delivered by videolink. Please click here for full details of our current programme. INS is not currently charging for these virtual sessions, but if you are able to make a donation, you can do so here.

Gardening Group:

Join us in the accessible INS garden and take part in maintenance gardening activities all year-round. From planting seeds, weeding, and nurturing (and harvesting from) our rich vegetable and herb patches, the Gardening Group is open to all and highly rewarding. Open to a range of abilities, knowledge and skill-bases, discover and cultivate your green fingers in this highly social and diverse group. Not currently available. 

Crafts - papercraft:

Join us to try your hand at papercraft: Next dates via videolink: Fridays 11am to 12pm weekly  

Coffee and conversation:

Take time out for coffee and a chat: Next dates via videolink: Fridays 12:30pm to 1:30pm weekly

Bake and Chat:

Bake your favourite dish and chat: Not currently available.

Art Group:

Whether you’re a da Vinci, a Picasso or a Jackson Pollock, wielding a finely-tuned hand or a having a bash with a paint roller, all abilities are welcome in the INS art group. Focusing on a different theme every week, the art group offers all the chance to become absorbed into their creative process and develop their skills with others. And for days when artistic block is too strong or confidence is low, we also have mindful colouring-in available, providing some light stress-relief in a social and friendly environment. Next dates via videolink: Thursdays 1pm to 2pm weekly

Mindfulness:

Paying more attention to the present moment (to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you) can improve your mental wellbeing. Next dates via videolink: Wednesdays 11am to 12pm weekly (current 8-week course ends 26th August 2020).

There is also a shorter drop-in practice session for those who've completed the 8-week course. Next dates via videolink: Wednesdays 4pm to 4:30pm weekly.

Music Appreciation Group:

Remember that time you saw the Stones play in the 70’s and the baseline rang through your eardrums for the next 20 years? Whether it’s Beetles, Bach or Basement Jazz which stands your hair on end, this group offers the chance to reminisce, share and compare your musical tastes with the pitch-perfect and tone-deaf alike. With themes of decades and genres changed week by week, sift through your record collection and stop by for a cup of tea and a listen. Not currently available.

T.V. Vintage

Join our volunteer Cliff down the memory lane of television. Not currently available.

App my Life - exploring apps:

Learn how to effectively use apps on your mobile devices. Not currently available.

Creative Writing:

Join us to develop an enhance your writing skills and produce wonderful narrative, poetry or stories. Next dates via videolink: Wednesdays 12:30pm to 1:30pm weekly (starting 1st July 2020)

Sports Massage:

Not just for rugby players and footballers! Whether you have muscle tightness, reduced sensation or rigidity, Sports Massage may offer some relief and relaxation for many conditions, or simply improve mood and well-being. Not currently available

For details and availability of each group shown above, please contact INS: 020 8755 4000 or email: [email protected]Each Expanding Horizons group normally costs £6 per session.

Due to the suspension of face-to-face services, sessions are currently being delivered by videolink. Please click here for details of our current programme. INS is not currently charging for these virtual sessions, but if you are able to make a donation, you can do so here.