The Palace Club

Hackney’s FREE social club

for everyone over 65+yrs

  • Full arts, health and wellbeing activity programme
  • Jan – March 2022; singing sessions with Jo Foster/Hackney Voices 
  • Nutritious home-cooked lunch
  • Door-to-door transport provided
  • Fully wheelchair accessible

Every Tuesday morning from 11 January 2022 | 10.00am – 1.00pm

FREE to Hackney residents over 65 years of age

Just drop in or give us a call at 0208 533 0227/

email us at

Chats Palace is an arts centre with a civic role, empowering local people. The Palace Club is a core element of our programme that reaches out to help Hackney’s older residents play an active part in their community.

According to Age UK, more than 2 million people in England aged 75+ live alone, and more than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to friends, neighbors, or family. From short-term benefits around the enjoyment of a shared social event, we have shaped The Palace Club to assist its members in becoming more active.

As their club membership progresses, we hope everyone will feel more visible and cared for, that feeling of isolation and abandonment will shrink and disappear. By supporting our elders to gain back their voices, we will hold them close in the heart of our community and encourage everyone to keep their independence and positivity for longer.

We launched The Palace Club in October 2018 and have been amazed by the impact it has already had and the numbers of local people who have already joined. With new funding from LLDC Neighborhood Priorities Fund, we now have secure funding to run the club through to March 2023. If you know someone over 65yrs who would enjoy arts-based activities or you are over 65yrs yourself, please get in touch.

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Current digital programME

Cook with Made in Hackney

Look out for a new course in Spring 2022

Cook in your own kitchen with plant-based ingredients delivered to your door.

All classes will be taught via Zoom – so you will need a laptop, tablet or smartphone connected to Wi-Fi/hot spot.

Celebrate London’s multicultural community by learning how to cook a range of international cuisines. From West African to Indian, Turkish to Middle Eastern, Caribbean to Chinese – this is a culinary trip around the world. Committed to improving health and wellbeing and reducing food miles, our teachers adapt recipes and show learners how to get the same authentic taste from local ingredients and healthier cooking techniques. At the end of each session, you will have cooked a nutritious, delicious main course dish, serving 2 people.

Delivered by Chats Palace as part of Homerton Assembly, in partnership with Made In Hackney.

Cookery Teacher: Bruna Oliveira

Max. 15 participants – don’t miss out!

Sign-up required – please contact Harshida on

December Christmas Party

Come along to our Christmas Party on Tues 14 December 2021 to celebarte the 2022 relaunch of The Palace Club.

Singing with Jo Foster/Hackney Voices

Stretching with Sam White

Fish* & Chip lunch from Cod & Co, Chatsworth Road

*vegetarian option available

10.30am to 1.30pm

Be the FIRst to know

Anti Scam campaign

In April /May 2021 Palace Club members took part in an awareness campaign on the many scams being directed at older people.

Working with filmmaker Tristan Bell, they made three info-clips, encouraging each of us to be on the alert.

Please share amongst your family and friends and let’s keep these scammers out of our lives and community.

The Palace Club Films

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