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Meet your neighbours ..

This area of the Formosa website is for events and activities organised by residents.  Its purpose is to develop the community around the garden by connecting those with similar interests and creating an environment where we can share useful information.  Examples include information about local contractors, changes to the neighbourhood, help we might need and support which is available.  If you want to contribute to the development of this resource, please email one of our Residents' events

Formosa Book Club

A small but highly motivated group of enthusiasts  are thinking of starting a book club. If the interest is there the plan is to hold the first meeting at Viv Robins' flat on Wednesday 15th March,  kicking off with "How to Kill Your Family" by Bella Mackie which is currently in the best-seller lists. Six or seven people would probably be a comfortable number for Viv's flat but if more sign up we could always start a splinter group. The main thing is to get the ball rolling! 

Please let Viv know if you would be interested in coming along by emailing her using the link below.  The frequency of the group will be agreed at the first meeting.

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Wednesday Everyman Cinema Club

Fancy a night at the movies - and a chance to discuss your selection with local movie buffs?

Each month a poll will be circulated with details of the  programme for the first Wednesday of the month at The Everyman Maida Vale the week following.  The most popular selection will be published here so that you can reserve your seat for the film.

Formosa residents will meet in the bar afterwards for a drink and a chin wag - come along and join us and tell us what you think.

This event is organised by Susan Wright - to join the poll mailing list please click the button below to contact her.

The next event will be Wednesday 5th April 2023 - the film choice will be confirmed here the Friday before.

Watching movies at cinema

Coronation Community Lunch

A group of Formosa Residents are planning a community lunch in the garden to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.  The event is planned for Sunday 7th May 2023 and the group is being co-ordinated by Helen Burrluck.

If you would like to support and attend the lunch, please contact the team from the link below.

Garden Party

Glorious Glyndebourne

Opera lover & Glyndebourne Associate Member Susan Wright is keen to connect with other Formosa residents who enjoy the art and would like to visit the Festival this summer.  She has groups attending on the following dates - would you like to join them?  Public booking is now open - get your ticket from the Glyndebourne website and let Susan know if you would like to join her party on one of the following dates.

  • 31st May : Don Giovanni, Mozart

  • 1st June : D'Elisir D'Amour, Donizetti

  • 27th June : Don Giovanni, Mozart

  • 21st July : Dialogues des Carmelites, Poulenc

  • 22nd July : A Midsummer Nights Dream, Britten

  • 10th August : A Rake's Progress, Stravinsky

  • 16th August : Semele, Handel

Male Performer on Stage

Calling all Card Sharks!

Are you a card expert?  A demon bridge player or a whizz at backgammon?

Susanne Labett is keen to partner with a local resident to create an evening of cards and conversation - and to improve her skills in these areas.

If you have expertise you are willing to share and would like to take part in a regular card event please let Susanne know.  Time of day is flexible and can be chosen to suit the majority.

Please contact Susanne from the button below to arrange a discussion about what we can create together.

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