Clubs and Societies in Swindon
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Welcome to our list of the local Swindon clubs and societies, many of which meet on a regular basis.
Should you not find what you want, please try our A-Z of Swindon related websites. And should you have a club or society in Swindon that needs new members or just wants to promote itself, please e-mail us your details and we will gladly include you.
Allotment and Leisure Gardens Association - Swindon
Meet 3rd Thursday 7.30pm
Contact: Mrs Gardiner (01793) 523584
Advanced Motorists - Swindon & District Group
Advanced Motorists & Riders - North Wiltshire
Promoting better driving and riding, leading to improved road safety in North Wiltshire and surrounding areas.
Artist Club - Haydon Artists
Meet weekly at the North Swindon Library.
Amnesty International Group
Meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Friends Meeting House, Eastcott Road at 7.30pm
Contact: Emma Bushell 07876430582
Meet once a month in the Croft Sports Centre.
Contact: Pascale Philippe, Secretary
Bowls Club - Highworth
Swindon Road, Highworth, SN6 7SJ
Tel: 01793 765471
Bridge (Thamesdown Bridge Club)
Duplicate Bridge every Tuesday night starting at 7.00 pm.
Conservative Club, 20 Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BA
Contact: Mike Curtis 01793 487926
The British Sugarcraft Guild (Swindon Branch)
Meet on 2nd Thursday in month (except August) 7pm-9pm
The Moredon Community Centre, The Street, Haydon Wick, Swindon
Contact: Terri Venables (01793) 495095
Camcorder Club - Zoom
Meet 2rd Wednesday of every month
Working Club, Chapel Street, Swindon
Contact: Secretary: (01793) 813129
Cats Protection - Swindon Branch
Meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7.30pm at
The Coleview Community Centre
Stratton St Margaret
Ceroc: Modern Jive Classes
Held every Tuesday 8pm
The Princess Margaret Social Club, Okus Road, Swindon
Contact: (07899) 967144
Citroen 2CV Club - (Asssociation of Snails)
Meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm
The Town Local, Wootton Bassett
Contact: (01793) 490426
Climate Action Network
Meet every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm
Friends Meeting House, Eastcott Hill, SN1 3JF
Croquet Club - Swindon
Meet every Tuesday & Wednesday from April - October
At Moredon Sports Complex (Next to Golf Course)
Contact: John Airey (01793) 535667
Diving - Ridgeway (Sub Aqua Club)
Meets every Thursday
The Village Inn, Ramleaze &/OR The Link Centre, West Swindon
Contact: Paul Baskerville (01793) 535667
Dorcan Performing Arts Group
Dorcan Performing Arts Group the community group run by the community with professional tutors offering anyone over the age of 9 the opportuniity to tread the boards.
Meetings are held at the Dorcan Academy Covingham, Swindon, Tuesdays in term time only from 7pm-9pm.
All we ask is you turn up wearing black suitable clothing and footwear with a £2 contribution. A annual fee of £5 is applicable. DPAG offer two productions each year, variety show in July and Pantomime in January.
Want to find out more come and visit us on a Tuesday or contact 01793 339344.
Come and join the group that makes a difference to the young people of Swindon, working in partnership with Dorcan Academy.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Swindon
Contact: Danny Robinson (01793) 611634
Embroiders' Guild Swindon & North Wiltshire Branch - NOW GREAT WESTERN EMBROIDERERS
Meet every 3rd Monday of the month 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Churchfields School, Salcombe Grove, Swindon
Contact: Kath Danswan (01793) 533268
Mon - Fri 9.15am - 11.45am
All Saint's Church Hall, Southbrook Street, Swindon
Contact: Jayne (01793) 531082
Film - Mac FilmFans
For anyone who wants to watch a film with like-minded people.
Meet every Saturday at Cineworld cinema, Swindon.
Contact: Mac McManus - Macfilmfans@hotmail.co.uk
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Floral Art Society - Highworth and District
Meet 1st Thursday 7pm - 9.30pm (Not January or August)
Highworth Waneford School, Shrivenham Road, Highworth
Contact: Mrs M Nind, 69 The Dormers, Highworth, SN6 7PB
Folk Club - White Horse
Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesday
The Fox Inn, Highworth
Contact: Derrick Beer (01793) 762070
Folk Dance Club - Wroughton
Beginners welcome, no need for a partner. Lively dancing from 17th Century to American Squares and Contras.
Meet every Wednesday during term time 7.45pm - 10.00pm
Wroughton Infants School, Markham Rd, Wroughton, Swindon
Contact: Francis Hobbs 01793 812282 and Clive & Wendy Harman 01793 725825
Folksingers Club - Swindon
Meet Friday 8.15pm - 11pm
Gorse Hill (Working Mens) Club, Gorse Hill, Swindon
Contact: Ted Poole (01793) 722335
Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society - Swindon
Meet 1st Wednesday 7.30pm
Western Community centre, Somerset Road, Cheney Manor, Swindon
Contact: Mr P Bloor (01793) 873426
Gardening Club - Lawn
Meet 3rd Tuesday 7.30pm (Not August or December)
The Community Room (Play School Hut), Lawn Infants School, Cleeve Lawn, Swindon
Contact: Jean Tuck (01793) 495585
Go Club - Swindon
Club for players of the ancient oriental board game
Meet at the Check Inn & The Beehive
Great Western Embroiderers
Meet every second Tuesday 10am - 3pm
The United Church, Cricklade
Contact: Kath Danswan (01793) 533268
Healing Group - Swindon
Meet every Saturday 10.30am - 12.30pm
Reuben George Hall, Cavendish Square, Park South, Swindon.
Contact: Jim Dickson (01793) 495777
HF - Swindon Group
Wednesday walks with pub lunch. Meet 10.30am nr Croft Centre entrance, Marlborough Lane.
Sunday walks meet 10am nr Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon. Contact Bob:(01367) 860535
Contact: Mary Lambert (01793) 813523
Kennet Connections - Marlborough
Social Club for single persons. Meet in a local pub every week to plan a wide range of week-end activities
Contact: Anni (01672) 516176
Meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, and is free to anyone who is interested in 'Keyboard Instruments'.
Stage Door (above Holmes Music) 21-23 Faringdon Road.
Contact: Jean or John Holmes (01793) 526393
Meet 1st Saturday 1.30 - 3.30pm, 3rd Saturday 10.00-4.00pm
Haydon Centre, Thames Avenue, Haydon Wick, Swindon.
Contact: (01793) 727394/528047
Little Pickles Toddler Group
Meet every Friday (during term time) at St Saviours Hall, Old Town
9.45 - 11.45am
Male Voice Choir - Swindon
Meet every Monday evening at 7.30pm.
New Century Club, Gorse Hill
Contact: Paul Turner (01793)727893
The Mcnerney School of Irish Dancing
Hold classes every Monday & Wednesday from 4pm.
Rodbourne Methodist Church Hall.
Contact: Micheal Mclnerney (01793) 497170
ME Support Group - Swindon
Meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm at Park South Community Centre.
The group is for sufferers and carers of ME/Chronic fatigue Syndrome.
Model Boat & Engineering Club - Swindon
Meet 1st Tuesday 7.30pm
Coleview Community Centre
Contact: G Kirkham, President (01793) 812783
Modern Singing and Dancing
Contact: The K School of Music
Morris Minor Club - North Wilts Branch
Meet 2nd Friday 8pm
White Hart Pub, High Street, Wroughton, Swindon.
Contact: Mrs G Waters (01793) 813309
Multiple Sclerosis Society (Swindon and District Branch)
Coffee Mornings held 2nd Tuesday 10am - 1pm
Walcot Common Room, Sussex Square, Walcot, Swindon
Contact: Olive Fairchild (01793) 851427
Mums & Toddlers
Meet Thursday 9.15 - 11.45am
All Saint's Church Hall, South Brook Street, Swindon.
Contact: Jayne (01793) 531082
Old Town Swindon Life Drawing Group
Photographic Society - Swindon
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Meet 1st Sunday 10am - 4pm
Peatmoor Community Woodland, off Swinley Drive, Peatmoor, west Swindon.
Contact: Liz Emerson, 43 Lomond Close, Sparcells Swindon.
Quilters - Golden Lion
Meetings held Wednesday evenings 7pm - 9.30
Design and Technology room, behind the Main Building at Kingsdown School.
Contact: Frances (01793) 825382 or Glenys (01793) 532353
Quilters - Poppydown
Meet every Monday 1.30pm - 3.30pm (excl. Bank Hols)
Upper Shaw Farm, Swindon.
Contact: Mrs Marilyn Wilkinson - 01793 481528
Radio Controlled Model Car Club - Swindon
Meet every Sunday 9 - 2.30pm
Braydon Forest School, Purton, Swindon
Contact: Geoff Glough (01865) 820874
Rambling Club - Highworth
From August 200 meet 1st & 3rd Wednesday 10am.
Highworth REC car park. Social Group Walking 7-8 miles
Contact: Paul Turner (01793) 727893
Rambling Club - North East Wilts
Meets Saturday or Sunday every Week.
Contact: David Trease (01793) 616346.
Ramblers Association - NE Wilts Group
Meet Saturday or Sunday for walks of 4-13 miles in nearby countryside.
Contact: David Trease (01793) 616346 or Pat Crabb (01793) 740450
RBL Corps of Drums - Swindon
We are a self fundraising organisation: - Passing Out Parades, Remembrance Services, Carnivals, Parades, Shows, Fetes etc.
Contact: Mr M Harbour, Chairman. 168 Whitbourne Avenue, Swindon (01793) 539837 (mobile) 07887 755915
Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Clubs
Meet Monday 5.30pm & 7pm at Noremarsh Junior School, Clarendon Road, Wootton Bassett. Meet Tuesday 1pm Memorial Hall, Station Road, Wootton Bassett. Meet Thursdays 6pm & 7.30pm at Salt Way County Primary School, Pearl Road,Middleleaze, West Swindon.
Contact: Wendy (01793) 877750
Sewing Club, Swindon
Meet on the first and third Saturday of the month.
Mike Bateman 07912 887422
Facebook group: Swindon Sewing Club
Slot Car Racing Club - Four Lane Blacktop
Square One (Social Club for the Unattached)
Meets every Wednesday from 8.30pm in the Shield & Dagger, Thames Avenue, Swindon SN25 3NT
Contact: 01793 765413 for further information
Drama group that puts on shows and pantomimes at the Arts Centre and the Wyvern. Age range 8-68, with the majority in early 30s.
Meet: Wed and Fri nights, 7.30-10.00pm at Drove Road Primary School, Drove Road, Swindon.
Contact: Geoff (01793) 853240
Swindon & District Beekeepers Association
Meets last Thurs in Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb & Mar at 7.30pm
Haydon Wick Community Centre, Haydon Wick, Swindon
Contact: R Gregory (01793) 762355
Swindon Choral Society
Meet for rehearsals every Thursday evening 7.30-9.30pm
Freshbrook Evangelical Church, Freshbrook, West Swindon
Contact: (01793) 870458
Swindon Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Rehearsals for this year commence on Tuesday 11 September.
Several concerts before the next full production which will be later than the normal mid March dates. Full details to follow.
New members are very welcome.
Contact: Roger Maisey (01793) 337906
Swindon Old Town Figurative Art Group
Model lead Life Drawing sessions are held monthly on a Sunday between 10.00-16.00 in a large, bright studio space in Old Town.
Booking is essential as we limit the numbers of artists attending to ensure all have a clear line of sight to the model(s).
The sessions have been running since 2004 and attract artists from across a 100 mile radius due to the quality of the models and the group of supportive and enthusiastic artists (amateur and professional) who attend.
Contact: Tony Orwin (01793) 485150
Swindon's only samba percussion band
Practice on Sundays at Lower Shaw Farm. Available for hire for parties and events. New members always welcome. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday at Blunsdon House Hotel.
Develop and practise effective speaking skills for all occasions both at work and socially.
The new season starts Thursday 1 September 2011 – your first two meetings are FREE!
Meet Fortnightly Tuesday 2.30pm - 5pm
Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street, Rodbourne, Swindon
Contact: Beryl (01793) 487542
Technics Keyboard Players
Contact: 01793 854072
Thamesdown Speakers Club
Meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month from 7.45-9.30pm
Blunsdon House Hotel, Swindon. Just turn up.
The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.Open every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month from 7:45pm until 9:30pm
Blunsdon House Hotel, Blunsdon, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN26 7AS
Toy Library, Phoenix
Phoenix Toy Library
Freshbrook Community Centre
Open times are Friday morning from 10am to 12noon
Annual Membership £7.00
Non members door entry fee of £1.00 per family
Toy Rental 30p per toy per week
Refreshments from 20p
Fun for children to play and form mums and carers to have a chat and coffee
For further information - please contact :
Debbie Herbert - 01793 534955
Lysanne Dorrell - 01793 486022
Registered Charity Number 287596
Ukulele Club, Swindon
Meet: Tuesday evenings
If you’re a ukulele player, or would like to learn to play, you’re invited to come to one of our Open Evenings.
To find out more, contact - Richard - 07792 955189
UFO Research Group - Swindon
The Swindon UFO Research Organisation (SUFOR) meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Kings Hotel, Wood Street, Old Town, Swindon. We discuss the latest anomaly sightings, current investigation cases and general chat about UFO's and the paranormal.
Wessex Male Choir
Exciting new choir now rehearsing every Tuesday 7.30pm.
Church of Christ the Servant, Abbey Meads Village Centre.
Contact: Rob Elliott (01793) 853753.
Wroughton Dance Classes
Held every Tuesday for children 3 1/2 years upwards from 3.30pm-7.30pm
Wroughton Parish Church Hall
Contact: (01242) 237373
Wroughton and District Gardeners' Society
The Society meets at the Ellendune Community Centre, Wroughton on the 3rd Monday in each month at 7.30pm
New members always welcome
For further information and details on how to join please contact the Society Secretary on 01793 813480