Aquabats Sports and Social Club for the Blind

Registered Charity: 1076921

Aquabats is a mixed ability club meeting in and around London for a variety of sports and social events.

Thu 5th January – Meal at Vine Leaves Taverna

71 Uxbridge Road Shepherds Bush W12 8NR Tel:  0208 749 0325 or 0208 723 4578. Please meet at Shepherds Bush Market (Hammersmith and City Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 12th January – Just a minute evening based on the Radio 4 programme

at the RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE Room 2. Please go straight to RNIB Room 2 where event will start at 7.00pm

Thu 19th January – Meal at the Flask

14 Flask Walk, Hampstead, London, NW3 1HE Telephone: 020 7435 4580 Please meet at Hampstead Underground Station at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 26th January – Meal at Indian Veg Bhelpoori House

92-93 Chapel Market City of London N1 9EX Tel: 020 7833 1167. Please meet at Angel at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Thu 2nd February – Salsa evening

Please meet at Balham Underground Station (Northern Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 9th February – Swimming at the Porchester Leisure Centre

Queensway London W2 5HS Tel: 020 7792 2919 Please meet at Royal Oak (Hammersmith and City Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 16th February – Big money bingo at the Lucas Arms

245a Grays Inn Road Kings Cross. Please meet at Kings Cross Underground Station at the ticket barriers served by the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm or you can make your own way

Thu 23rd February – Gym or Swimming at the Porchester Leisure Centre

Please meet at Royal Oak at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. Please bring both gym and swimming gear so we can decide on the night whether to attend the gym or go swimming

Thu 1st March – Meal at Turkish restaurant in Haringey

485 Green Lane. Please meet at Manor House (Piccadilly Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. £5 cash back for members

Thu 8th March – Swimming at the Porchester Leisure Centre

Please meet at Royal Oak at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Thu 15th March – Meal at Sig. Grilli Ristorante Italiano

40 Goodge Street London W1T 2QW Telephone: 020 7637 7405. Please meet at Goodge Street (Northern Line Charing Cross Branch) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Thu 22nd March – Annual General Meeting at RNIB Judd Street

Meeting will commence at 6 30pm

Thu 29th March – Gym or swimming at the Porchester Leisure Centre

Please meet at Royal Oak at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. Please bring both gym and swimming gear so we can choose on the night whether to go swimming or the gym

Thu 12th April – Air hockey at Queensway Ice and Bowl

followed by meal at Mandarin Kitchen Chinese Restaurant 14-16 Queensway London W2 3RX Tel: 020 7727 9468. Please meet at Queensway at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Thu 19th April – Ten-pin bowling

Please meet at Queensway at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Thu 26th April – Indoor rowing at London Regatta Centre

Please meet at Royal Albert (D.L.R Becton Branch) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 3rd May – Thai City, 130 King Street, W6

Please meet at Ravenscourt Park (District Line Ealing Broadway or Richmond Branches) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. £5 cash back for members.

Thu 10th May – Walk at Cockfosters

Please meet at Cockfosters (Piccadilly Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Thu 17th May – Swimming at Tooting

Details to be confirmed later

Thu 24th May – London guided Beatles walk

Please meet at Tottenham Court Road Underground Station Exit 3 at 6.45pm leaving at 7.00pm

Thu 31st May – Swimming at Tooting

Details to be confirmed later

Thu 7th June – Bellboating at Shadwell

Please meet at Shadwell D.L.R at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm. £3 deposit can pay at any event up to 31 May.

Thu 14th June – Swimming at Tooting

Details to be confirmed

Thu 21st June – Narrowboat trip

Please meet at Angel at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm

Thu 28th June – Swimming at Tooting

Details to be confirmed

Thu 5th July – Barbecue at Laburnum Boat Club

Laburnum Street, Hackney London E2 8BA. Please meet at Old Street (Northern Line) at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm or you can make your own way there. Please bring own drink.

Sat 7th July – Fundraising walk at St James’s Park

Please meet at St James’s Park at the east barriers at 10.45am leaving at 11.00am. £5 payable to do the walk or you can sponsor in the usual way. If sponsoring please just let Arthur know your pledge.

Thu 12th July – Swimming at Tooting Lydo

Please meet at Tooting Beck (Northern Line Mordon Branch) at 6.15pm leaving at 6.25pm. If you would like exact directions from Tooting Beck please let Arthur know.

Thu 19th July – Walk and then a meal at the Laguna Indian Restaurant

1-4 Culmington Parade, 123 Uxbridge Road, London W13 3BD Tel: 0208 840 5381. Please meet at Ealing Common (District Line Ealing Broadway Branch or Piccadilly Line) at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm. If you don’t want to walk let us know when you get to Ealing Common

Thu 16th August – Meal at The Black lion

Plaistow High Road, London E13. Tel: 0208 472 2351. It has a garden and 2 bars. Please see their website at: www.blacklionplaistow.co.uk Please meet at Plaistow (District or Hammersmith and City Line) at 5.15pm leaving at 5.30pm

Thu 23rd August – Swimming at Tooting Lydo

Please meet at Tooting Beck at 6.15pm leaving at 6.25pm

Thu 30th August – Walk in Cockfosters

Meet at Cockfosters (Piccadilly Line) at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm.

Thu 6th September – Big money bingo at the RNIB

Please go straight to RNIB where event will start at 7.00pm

Tue 11th September – AD of Singing in the Rain (0 places still available)

Please contact Arthur for further information if you are interested. Performance starts at 7.30pm and ends at 10.00pm. Free for members. Non-members £26.00.

Thu 20th September – Swimming at the Porchester Leisure Centre

Please meet at Royal Oak at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Wed 26th September – Climbing at Mile End

Please meet at Mile End at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Thu 4th October – Swimming at Porchester Leisure Centre

Please meet at Royal Oak (Hammersmith and City Line or Circle Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 11th October – Meal at Rajput Indian Restaurant

At144 Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush, London W12 8HH: Tel 020 8730 9036. Please meet at Goldhawk Road at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. Meal is to celebrate the 66th birthday of one of our members Carole Gardner. £5 cash back for members.

Thu 18th October – Swimming at the Porchester Leisure Centre

Please meet at Royal Oak at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Thu 25th October – Entertainment evening at the RNIB

Please go straight to RNIB Room 5 where event starts at 7.00pm. £3 payable to everyone who attends. If you would like to take part please let us know on your arrival at the event

Thu 1st November – Swimming at the Porchester Leisure Centre

Please meet at Royal Oak at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Thu 8th November – Meal at Devran Turkish Restaurant

485-487 Green Lanes, Harringay, London N4 1AJ. Please meet at Manor House (Piccadilly Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. £5 cash back for members. Restaurant does not take cards

Thu 15th November – Swimming at the Porchester Leisure Centre

Please meet at Royal Oak at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Thu 22nd November – Interactive quiz at the RNIB

Please go straight to RNIB Room 2 and 3 where event will start at 7.00pm. If anyone would like to submit ten questions they can bring them along on the night if they are attending. If not please e-mail the ten questions plus answers to Arthur but let him know if you are attending the quiz or not

Thu 29th November – Swimming at the Porchester Leisure Centre

Please meet at Royal Oak at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Thu 6th December – Cricket trivia evening at the RNIB

Please go straight to RNIB Rooms 2 and 3 where the event will start at 7.00pm

Thu 13th December – Christmas meal at O’Neills

Details of menu will follow later. People will need to start arriving there from 6.30pm onwards. It is on the corner of Judd Street and Euston Road

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