Activities at Warwick Road

As well as the Open Doors Café there are a number or regular activities the the Warwick Road Centre. If there is anything you want to make a special trip for please check with the Warwick Road Centre office on 024 7622 0299 or email: [email protected] to make sure there have been no cancellations or holiday changes.

Film Club - First Wednesday of the month in the afernoon

If you enjoy films, cake and good company then this is for you.

The Film Club aims to bring together people who like to share and discuss films, their themes and the ideas they raise.

It takes place on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month, in the Church Centre.      See calendar for details.

Please arrive at about 1.45 as the film will start at 2pm. There will be a brief interval for ice creams and a chance to chat about the film over tea and cake before travelling home at about 4.45.

The cost will be £4. Please phone the Church Office by the previous Friday if you would like to book for the film (money can be paid on the door).

If you would like to find out more or make a booking for the film and refreshments (£4), please phone  the Church Office by the previous Friday on 024 7622 0299 or E-mail: [email protected]

Extend Exercise Classes - Friday mornings

Friday 10.15 – 11.15 Main Room Cost £2

Are you over 60 and looking for active light exercise?

EXTEND provides exercise to music for older adults and those who are less able.

It takes place in a happy, friendly environment with a qualified and experienced instructor.

Come along to the Main Room in Warwick Road Church Centre and just pay £2 per session.097

Some people like to stay on and have lunch here in the Open Doors Café.


Increase your mobility and independence
Improve your strength, co-ordination and balance
Counteract loneliness and isolation
Enhance your quality of life

Poetry Café - First Thursday of the month in the afternoon

If you would like to hear new and varied poetry….

If you want to share your favourite poems with others….

If you would like to explore the meanings of poems….or

If you would like to just sit and listen to some poems….

…. then the POETRY CAFÉ is for you.

We meet in the Open Doors Café, Warwick Road Church Centre.

On the first Thursday afternoon of the month.

Meetings are informal with tea / coffee & biscuits served.

To cover costs there will be a charge of £2 each.

Please see the calendar for details of the next meeting.

Bring & share poems that appeal to you.

We welcome ideas on how we develop the POETRY CAFÉ so that it works for as many people as possible.

Everybody is welcome

Art Classes - Led by Tanya Kozin RBSA

  • Life drawing and painting
  • Portrait drawing
  • Portrait Sculpture

The sessions are suitable for drawing or painting, depending on your choice. To encourage artistic advance and give more time to complete artwork, life-models will be asked to maintain poses for successive weeks. You will be guided in developing the particular style most suited to you.

For more details contact:

Tanya Kozin: 024 7667 3179

Email: [email protected]

Reading Group - Third Thursday of the month in the morning

Do you enjoy reading a good book then chatting about it with friends?

We meet in the Large Room every 3rd Thursday of the month.

10:30 am – 12 noon

Coffee / tea about 11.15am

The Group is now in its 12th year. The books are chosen by members, from a list provided  by Coventry City Libraries.

This enables us to have books which are always very varied in their subjects, which gives  us a good chance for lots of discussion.


For more information please contact the Warwick Road Centre Office on 024 7622 0299

Café and Kitchen Volunteering


Looking for voluntary work as part of a friendly and supportive team?

There may be an opportunity for you on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday between 10 am and 2 pm

Drop in to the cafe, Telephone on 024 7622 0299 or email: [email protected] during these times if you want to chat to someone and find out more.

You could be helping to set up the café for the day by making sure there is sufficient crockery, glasses and cutlery available, and making sure there are jugs of milk and water in the fridge.

You may need to take orders from customers and answer any queries the customer may have. You may need to serve the customer and then receive payment afterwards and give change if necessary. You will need to clear the tables afterwards and take dirty dishes to the kitchen.

If you are working in the kitchen you may have to wash or dry up, and also fill and empty the dishwasher. Crockery and cutlery will need to be put away afterwards.

What skills and interests are required and what could I gain from being involved?

We are looking for committed volunteers with good people and communication skills, and an interest in catering.

You should take pride in your personal appearance.

You would gain confidence from serving and dealing with people in a friendly and supportive environment, and the experience of working in a team.

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