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DHUK 2023 02

We will be meeting in-person in Clapham for our February 2023 weekend.

**UPDATE: TRAIN STRIKES**

We know there’s a train strike scheduled for Friday 3rd February, which we will affect travel plans for many of you on Friday, and for some on Saturday too. We want to let you know that we’ll be going ahead at the venue for the full weekend. Lisa and Tejo will be teaching, and both will be there on Friday evening, as will Kathryn and Sue. We’re offering the hybrid option for the weekend, so you’re free to join online on Friday night if need be. We’d love to see as many of you as can make it in person for the weekend, so please do join us in Clapham on Saturday and Sunday if you can, even if you join us on Zoom on Friday night.

Provisional Schedule

3 February            Doors open 6.15pm

6:30pm – 9:15pm: Teaching (all)

4 February            Doors open 9am

9:30am – 12:30pm: Teaching (all)
12:30pm – 2:00pm: Lunch with new people meeting Tejo and Lisa from 1-1:30pm, and mini sessions
2:00pm – 5:00pm: Teaching (all)
5:30pm – 7:45pm: Small groups 1 and 3 only, in person at venue

5 February            Doors open 9am

9:30am – 12:30pm: Teaching (all)
12:30pm – 2:00pm: Lunch and mini sessions
2:00pm – 5:00pm: Teaching (all)

6 February            Zoom

6:30pm – 8:45pm: Small group 2

7  February            Zoom

6:30pm – 8:45pm: Small group 4

Mini Sessions: Our teachers Kathryn, Penny & Sue will be offering in-person mini-sessions of 10-15 minutes during the weekend.  They will take place at the venue between 12:45 and 13:45 on the Saturday and Sunday.  These mini-sessions are free.  A sign-up sheet will be put up on the notice board on the Friday evening.  Other details about the arrangements will be on the sign-up sheet.

Small Groups: Group members who have applied to join DHUK will participate in small groups. Group lists will be distributed closer to the time, but are broadly the same as before.  Small group 1 and 3 are in person at the venue on Saturday, while 2 and 4 will meet online during the week. If you are unable to make your allocated small group time, please contact Penny on penny@pennyk.co.uk.

New Students

If this is your first weekend with DHUK, you’ll be contacted by Penny Kennington to arrange a meeting with a teacher before the weekend to give you some orientation and to answer any questions that you have. New students will not join the small groups, but will have a lunch meeting with Tejo and Lisa on Saturday. New students will also have priority for mini sessions on Sunday.

Venue Information and Transport Links

Holy Spirit Contact Centre
60 Hambalt Road
SW4 9EH

See below for venue information and transport links.

The venue is located in the residential area of Abbeville, Clapham Southside.  It is a popular area which can get busy with the locals, shopping, using the coffee shops & restaurants.

There is a wide variety of places for coffee, eating out or buying food.   Less than a minute away from the venue is Abbeville Road with a wide variety of choices when it comes to coffee, meals or food to buy. This includes two localsize supermarkets, a deli, a bakery, a butchery with a deli section. There is a place called Cook’ for frozen meals, as well as many restaurants and takeaways.  If the weather is nice, you may want to go up to Clapham Common (7 mins walk) and have a picnic.  On the Common you will find the Windmill Pub with a large outside seating area, and The Terrace (14 min walk).

The venue has a kitchen area which has kettles, a microwave oven, an oven, fridge-freezer, knives and forks as well as pots and pans.  It does not have cups, glasses, plates. You are welcome to bring food to reheat, and tea, coffee, milk etc to make refreshments, remembering to bring your own cup.

Tube

Clapham South (Northern Line): Approx 13 mins walk
Clapham Common (Northern Line: Approx 14 mins walk

Train

Balham Station: 26 min walk or take tube from Balham to Clapham South (1 stop)
Clapham High Street Station: 26 min walk or take tube from Clapham North (2 stops to Clapham South)
Clapham Junction: 35 min walk: or take overland to Clapham High Street Station

Bus

Bus Stop C ( Elms Road) approx 4 minute walk
Bus Stop on Cavendish Road approx 10 min walk
Other Bus stops at Clapham Common

Car-motorbike

There is street parking which is generally free over the weekend.  On Friday the parking becomes free at various times from 5:30pm.  If you need to pay for parking this is done via the PaybyPhone App, so do check the signage & white lines dividing bays. If you are driving an electric car there are quite a few charging points in the area.

There is a disabled parking bay and also a motorcycle only parking bay on the opposite side of the street from the venue. There is also another disabled parking bay outside the Co-op (Abbeville Road just off Hambalt Road).

COVID and Flu Protocol

We will not have a covid testing protocol this time. However winter brings with it colds, flu and also covid. Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of something that may be infectious.

We will not be requiring mandatory masks or social distancing, so this will be up to everyone to manage for themselves. If you’d prefer not to be touched, we suggest wearing name tag to indicate your preference. And we ask that everyone be respectful and check with other people’s boundaries before any physical closeness or contact, especially if their requirements are different than your own.

Bear in mind that with all precautions, there is still a risk of contracting viruses. The decision to attend is ultimately yours, and these are suggested guidelines only.

Zoom Attendance

We are likely to offer Zoom participation due to the covid situation for October. If you will be attending on Zoom please inform Jona on Jona@Ridhwan.org, no later than Sunday 24 September, so that we can determine how to arrange small groups (small groups are only for students who have already applied for group membership). Zoom links will be emailed out ahead of the weekend.

Please contact Jona on Jona@Ridhwan.org with any questions about any of the above.

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