Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate

Tenants and Residents Association


Tenants Hall

The TRA is organising all sorts of classes and activities  in the Ainsworth Tenants Hall. It’s a beautiful space with windows all around and looking down over the green. We have got it cleaned up and are about to have it re-decorated. On this page we have a few of the classes that have recently started and will be putting on a full timetable shortly.

If you are interested in any of the classes below just turn up and speak to the teacher. There are currently some spaces available in all of the classes.


Monday Matinee FILM CLUB

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Venue: The Tenants Hall
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Cost: Free! 50p for tea and biscuits

Please note: The main resident running this is having to stop until late November so there will be no film club until then.

Hitchcock, Orson Wells, musicals, westerns!! Come along and see some classic films and meet your neighhbours, have a chat. This is primarily for older residents but anyone is welcome. Just go along any week you are free and fancy watching a film on the excellent new huge flat screen TV and audio system. Feel free to bring along some popcorn to share!

KIDS CLUB – New for 2013

The fantastic team at Families in Focus are going to be running a brilliant after school club in the Tenants Hall and it’s all free. There will be a focus on fun and creative activities including designing a comic strip, poster design and also a trip to see a film.

Every Monday from 4.30pm to 6pm.

They are running lots of great activities for Spring 2013. Activities include:
Flag making to celebrate St Georges day
Making origami helicopters
Fresh Fruit Smoothie making
Games Club
and plant growing

This if for children of primary school age only. Call Elaine on 020 7974 1957 to find out more.

Yoga Class   

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Venue: The Tenants Hall
Time: 7.30 – 9.00pm
Cost: £6 per class

This class appropriate for all ages and abilities. Come down and give it a try!

This friendly Iyengar yoga class is open to both beginners and experienced yoga practitioners and is suitable to all ages. It will improve your strength, flexibility and balance and reduce stress. Yoga mats and equipment are provided so just turn up in loose clothes. The class is taught by an experienced and certified yoga teacher who lives on the estate!



7:00 – 8:30 pm: 18yo+

Aikido is an inherently non-aggressive  Japanese martial art based primarily on unbalancing an attacker through the use and re-direction of his own momentum, and through the application of throws and joint locks. As it requires very little force, it can be practiced with very little physical strength and by people of all ages. It is self-defense (and self-improvement) oriented and non-competitive.

The instructor is Nikos, who has been training and practicing aikido for the past 13 years, including 3 years spent at the Shiseikan Dojo in Tokyo, attaining the grade of 3rd dan.

Classes are for 18yo+ and open to both men and women. For further information please contact Nikos directly at    or 07475825852


TRA Meetings

The second Wednesday of each month
Time: 7.30 – 9.00pm

This evening is also reserved for additional meetings for the TRA sub-groups


Somali Families Group

Mother and Toddler Group
Every Friday
Time: 10am – 2pm (term time only)

Fun and friendly mother and baby/toddler support group. The wider community is welcome where space allows. For more info email

NEW FOR 2014
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo Classes

4:15-5:00 pm : 5 to 7 year olds
5:00-6:00 pm : 8 to 12 year olds
6:00-7:15 pm : 13 year olds and adults

First class free then only £3 per class. Taught by a highly experienced teacher.

Come along and give it a try. Anyone is welcome to join the class.


7:30 – 9:30 pm: 18yo+


SHEF Food Co-op

Every Saturday
Time: 10am – 12pm
Residents’ run food co-op shop. Come shop for your fruit and veg right on your doorstep. Come find out what is going on, have a cup of tea, meet your neighbours. There is also a free book swap and there are usually kids around playing, drawing. Just turn up and join the fun. There is up to date info on the homepage.

New SHEF Website

WE now have a new website built and maintained by members. This has more info on the coop plus will have recipes, details on how to order and much more. Please come visit us now at



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