Community and Families

The Somerville is a space for the whole community. As well as activities for children and young people, the centre offers activities for families and older residents to encourage socialising and learning new skills. Use the links here to discover more about our community services.

Cooking Sessions

Join our weekly cookery and growing club! Come along and learn how to cook low cost healthy meals and grow your own fruits and vegetables. The session is on every Wednesday at 11 am Contact Katy for more: By phone: 0207 732 1403 By email:

About the Bicycle Project

Helping local families get on their bikes! The project encourages young people and their families to cycle as a regular mode of transport and for leisure. To help them do this skills, facilities and resources are provided including: • Cycling safety theory classes: Participants learn road safety rules; includes hazard perception exercises. • Maintenance theory classes: Participants introduced to maintenance tools and resources; includes tool and component identification exercises and use of maintenance products. • Maintenance workshops: Practical application of Read More …

Men In Sheds

The men in sheds project is run by JOY – Just Older Youth. The project is based in a fully kitted-out workshop in the grounds of the Somerville adventure playground. “Shedders” can start their own projects, join in making things with other “Shedders” or create things for the community. Activities include: woodworking–inter-generational skills sharing – socialising. You don’t need any experience to get started. Contact Sarah Carter for more: By phone: 07505 113343  


An art mosaic project for adults meets at Somerville every Wednesday. The group spends one term learning the skills and techniques of this ancient art resulting in an individual piece of work. Results are fantastic with all students completing unique designs of outstanding quality.    Students then work collaboratively with the mosaic tutor on large mosaics designed to decorate the walls of SYPP like a very jazzy multi coloured mosaic called The Fab Eggs – a dozen brightly coloured egg shapes Read More …