Kingston Upon Thames Association for the Blind

What's On

Calendar of Activities May - July 2024

For more details and to book call 0208 605 0060
or email us

Meet and greet by arrangement:

We understand how difficult it can be to go to unfamiliar places, so KAB will be very happy to meet and greet at the closest bus stop or train station so that you can take part in any of our activities on offer. Please contact the office to prearrange.

SAVE THE DATE! KAB Annual General Meeting

When: Tuesday 11th June 2024 ( Approximate timings from 12:00 – 3:00pm)
Where: Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, Kingston KT1 2PT

**We hope you can join us!.

Book Club

At the first session on the 09th May All participants were registered with the RNIB talking book service which is a free service, and a great discussion started about what people had read in the past, what kind of books and authors they liked or disliked. In the end we chose for our first book "**Agatha Christie The Murder on the Links ** a Hercule Poirot mystery story.

You can order this book from the RNIB audio book library just by phoning 0303 123 9999. Listen to it and join the book club in a month's time at the New Malden library, in a corner on the right as you come into the library, join us for a cup of tea and some great discussions!

Booking details: If you would like to join please call the KAB office to register.

Venue: New Malden Library, 48 Kingston Road, New Malden, KT3 3LY

When: Second Thursday of the month from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
2024 Dates:
09th May
13th June
11th July

Social Eyes Lunches

We offer lunch plus a chair-based exercise session for those who would like to participate; at the Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, Kingston, KT1 2PT.

Sew and Repair - Members have been bringing their items for repair. Taghreed has sewn on buttons, turned trousers, sewn holes in pockets. So if you have items which you would like repaired do bring these along to our social eyes lunches.

When:Alternate Tuesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm

2024 Dates:
14th ,28th May
11th AGM, 25th June Low Vision Day
09th, 23rd July

Lunch Club and Quiz

A light lunch is offered, and members have the opportunity to socialise; at the Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, KT1 2PT.

When:Last Thursday of each month 1:00pm – 3:00pm

2024 Dates:

30th May
27th June
25th July

Swimming session for Beginners and Improvers

For beginners, or swimmers who would like to improve. The swimming sessions are on a one-to-one basis with Emily Hampton. The dates and times can vary, if you are interested, please contact the office to arrange a session and discuss any needs. New Malden Leisure Centre, Training Pool, New Malden, KT3 4TA.

When:Date and time by arrangement.

Swimming Sessions for independent Swimmers

In association with Spartans Swimming Club, please prebook. All members new to the session need to fill out a form signed by their GP. Please phone or email to obtain a form and for further details.

During these sessions the pool is closed to the public and only open to disabled swimmers.

Cost:Sessions are £2
Venue:At the New Malden Leisure Centre, Main Pool, New Malden, KT3 4TA.

2024 Dates:

Thursdays, 7:00pm — 8:00pm

Football Club

Two football sessions run at the same time for Blind and Visually Impaired Juniors (5-16 years old), and Adults (16+). Both sessions are open to all levels, male and female.
The sessions take place in a huge indoor bubble protecting the players and spectators from the British weather!

To book: Please call or email our office.
Venue:Fulham FC Training Ground, Motspur Park, KT3 6PT.

When:Saturdays, 10:45am – 11:45am

2024 Dates:

March to July during term time

Tandem Cycling

Please phone the office to pre-book. Sessions are weather dependent. In partnership with Wheels for all Kingston.

Venue:Weir Archer Athletics Centre, Jack Goodchild Way, 422a Kingston Road, KT1 3PB.

2024 Dates:

Mondays except Bank holidays, 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Ten-pin Bowling

Hollywood Bowl, Charrington Bowl, Kingston Rd,Surbiton KT5 9PB.

When:Alternate Monday, Term time only, from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

2024 Dates:

13th May
10th June
24th June
08th July - Last session for the summer break

Phone or email the office to register.

Tech Sessions

We have started monthly sessions at the Kingston Library. Sessions are supported by the RNIB Tech for Life team. They can support you with:

• Using and setting up your smartphone, tablet, laptop or eReader.
• Discovering accessible technology and devices
• Making the most of the internet
• Your questions about using accessible technology

Venue: Kingston Library, Fairfield Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS.
When:First Thursday of each month from 11:00am - 1:00pm.

Places are limited and registration is essential. Phone the KAB office to book your place and let us know if there is anything in particular you would like to learn or get help with.

2024 Dates:

06th June
04th July
No sessions in August


Food and Drink is available to purchase at the Club after the session.

Venue: King George Field Indoor Bowls Club, Jubilee Way, Chessington, KT9 1TR.
When:Thursdays fortnightly, 10:00am - 12:00pm

2024 Dates:

16th May, 30th May
13th June, 27th June
11th July, 25th July

Volunteer for us

Our activities and services depend on the support of our volunteers, we are always on the look out to recruit and grow our team! We are looking for the following volunteers:

 Trustees
 Eye Buddy volunteers
 Help with Clubs and outings
 Help with sports sessions
 Drivers
 Information Technology Volunteer

Visual awareness training for our volunteers:

Dates for Visual Awareness Training for our volunteers:
Friday 31st May from 10:00 - 12:00pm
Tuesday 18th June from 10:00 - 12:00pm

Please call the KAB office for the volunteers to book their place

KAB Concession Policy

In recognition of the high cost-of-living currently experienced by many members of the Kingston Association for the Blind, the Board of Trustees of KAB has instituted a concessions policy. Members of KAB who are in financial distress can apply for a concession which will exempt them from paying the £5 fee normally paid at all KAB activities.

For more details phone 020 8605 0060 or email

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