Chat over Chai is a community group that provides a point of contact and community activities mainly for adults over 50; one target group initially being older members of the BAME communities. Our membership has diversified and grown; we are a fully inclusive and diverse group with an increasingly wide reach.

Chat Over Chai is a community that welcomes everyone – we would love for you to join. Due to the current circumstance, we cannot meet together face to face. However, we do have a zoom meeting every Thursday at 12:30 to stay connected. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to join the group.

Meet the Committee Members

Lucky Choudhury

“I am a Mum of 4 wonderful children. If I was to give myself a title it would be the domestic engineer of the Choudhury household. I moved to Portsmouth from London at the age of 7 with my family. My parents started their business on Albert Road. I enjoy gardening, even more since lockdown. Going to the gym, riding my bike, reading and listening to music.

I love being part of Chat Over Chai”

Sandra Hall

“I joined Chat over chai in 2016 as an introduction by Jan Proctor, who said that she would kindly ask Rowshonara if I could join. Both my children were in university at the time and I was feeling a little bit of the empty nest syndrome. In Chat over Chai, I found a lovely, lively group of ladies who wanted to engage with community cohesion in Portsmouth. I love being part of the Chat family and being involved with projects in the City of Portsmouth.”

Lynne Harvey



“Hello, my name is Mandy Webb and I first joined Chat over Chai as an artist. I felt for the first time of living in the city of Portsmouth a real sense of belonging by becoming a regular member of the group which led to becoming a committee member. We are an informative group and a family, and many of our group go out of their way to help others. I am so proud to be a part of Chat over Chai.”