Local Clubs, Societies and Groups
Information about clubs and societies across the Winchester District.
Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu
Japanese based martial arts open to all people 18+
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
FIRST SESSION IS FREE!!! Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu is a Japanese based martial art consisting of a variety of techniques including throws and strikes. Fun sessions and a great way to meet new people.
When: Tuesdays 7.30 - 9.30pm
Where: Dance Studio, Sports Hall & Human Movement Centre, King Alfred Campus,Winchester University, Sparkford Road, Winchester
Cost: £5 Non students £3 Students FIRST SESSION FREE!!
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact telephone: 07879 472 536
There are a number of clubs and societies that operate in the Winchester District. If you have weekly, monthly or yearly meetings that members of the public are invited to attend please email details to email@example.com and they will be added to the list below.
Aida Belly Dance Classes
New open level belly dance classes starting on Thursday 18th July at 7pm-8pm in the dance studio of Henry Beaufort school Winchester. Belly dance is a low impact dance suitable for all! Hate the gym? Why not try belly dance! Throw away those baggy gym t-shirts that hide the fabulous you and get back to enjoying exercise! All shapes, sizes, genders and ages loved!
When: Thursdays 7pm-8pm
Where: Henry Beaufort School, Priors Dean Road, Harestock, Winchester, SO22 6JJ
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alresford Community Choir
When: Monday evenings, 7.30pm to 9.30pm during school term times.
Where: St. John the Baptist Church, Alresford
Cost: £33.75 quarterly
Contant email: email@example.com
Contact telephone: 01962 734858
Badger Farm Acol Bridge Club
We play duplicate bridge each Friday, Visitors are always welcome.
When: Friday 7pm for 7.15pm start
Where: Badger Farm Community Centre
Cost: £3 members £3.50 non-members
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Apple Theatre
Dance, drama and signing for performers with learning disabilities
When: The follow school terms
Where: Various locations
Cost: £7 per session. Commitment 1 term. There is help for those that cannot afford fees.
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact telephone: 07510 844 480
Creative Writers at The Hyde Tavern Winchester
This new writers' group is aimed at novices and seasoned authors alike. The gtoup will stimulate and share work in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The group loves diversity and welcomes people from all backgrounds including those with English as a second language.
When: The first workshops will take place on Tuesdays 18 April, 16 May, 15 June 2023, 7-9pm
Where: The Cellar, Hyde Tavern. SO23 7DY
Cost: £5 donation on the night towards costs if affordable
To reserve a place or find out more ask to join the Creative Writers at The Hyde Facebook page and/ or contact Dylan firstname.lastname@example.org
Hampshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs
When: Weekly Meetings, see website for details. Anyone can join Hampshire Young Farmers as long as you are aged 10-28yrs and have an interest in the outdoors.
Venue: Where: Alresford, Stockbridge, Romsey, Petersfield, Avon Valley, SEH, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst & IOW
Contact tel: email@example.com 01962 776270 www.hampshireyfc.org
Winchester Café Scientifique meets on the first Monday of every month for science talks in a café setting.
When: First Monday of every month, please note the cafe does not run in January, May, August or September
Venue: The Arc, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
Contact tel: 01962 873 603
All welcome at Hyde Parish Hall.
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2pm – 4pm In the Darch Room of Hyde Parish Hall, Winchester. SO23 9EX.
(via the entrance on Hyde Church Path)
Please check the Three Saints website for event updates or contact: 01962 849434
The Arts Society Winchester
The Arts Society is a leading arts education charity with a global network of local Societies which bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts. Their events provide welcoming places to hear expert lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts.
When: Third Tuesday of the month from September through to June. All lectures start at 11am with coffee and time to meet fellow members from 10.15am.
Where: Middle Brook Centre, Middle Brook Street, Winchester. SO23 8DQ
Find out more by visiting our website, where you can also apply online to be a Member! There is currently no waiting list: www.theartssocietywinchester.org.uk
Guests are welcome- For guest attendance requests and all enquiries, please contact the society: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winchester CTC is the local group of Cycling UK, whose vision is that people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities are able to cycle safely, easily and enjoyably. Winchester CTC covers Winchester, Chandlers Ford and Bishop’s Waltham.
Membership: You don't need to be a CTC member when you first come out on a ride. You can ride with guest membership for 3 rides before joining.
When do they meet: There are rides on most Saturdays and Sundays, and some mid-week rides. Visit www.winchesterctc.org.uk for details.
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact Tel: 01962 864479”
Winchester City Festival Choir
When: Rehearsals Wednesdays 7.45pm-9.30pm
Venue: Littleton Hall, SO22 6QL
Cost: £90 Annually
Winchester Community Choir
We are an open access choir with over 70 members. No audition. No requirement to read music. Just a love of singing and good company and a commitment to rehearse regularly.
When: Every Tuesday evening during school terms
Where: The United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8RZ
Cost: £10 per month or £7 if you are retired, unemployed or a student
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact telephone: 07970 342922
Winchester GoLD enables adults with learning disabilities to live life to the full with the choices and independence that they want. They promote self development, friendship, self confidence, creativity and learning. They also like to have fun!
They have a range of weekly and monthly activities and we provide advocacy, information, safeguarding and skills workshops.
Winchester GoLD respect and promote the rights of people with a learning disability and their families to speak up on issues. They aim to raise awareness, change attitudes and influence policy.
Please visit Winchester GoLD's What’s On page for the details of all their groups.
Contact: Tel: 01962 600281/ Info@winchestergold.org.uk
Winchester Horticultural Society Monthly Meetings
With regular speakers on a variety of topics. Free for members, £4 visitors. Subscriptions: £20 per year
When: Every second Wednesday of the month 7.30pm-9.45pm
Venue: The Winchester Club, Churchill Room, Worthy Lane, Winchester.SO23 7AB
Contact telephone: 01962 868862
Winchester Kettlebell Club
Our weekly kettlebell sport sessions provide a full body workout with the added motivation of training for regional, national and international competitions. The Online Kettlebell Challenge Cup on Facebook and the Grassroots competitions that take place around the country are a great way to start competing in a fun and friendly environment.
Kettlebell Sport is not about lifting the heaviest weight you can - it is about lifting a comfortable weight as many times as possible in a set period of time using technique judged to be acceptable for the particular lift. Sessions are coached by Simon Tarrant, REPS Registered Level 3 Personal Trainer and qualified Kettlebells Instructor. Expert demonstrations are given by England team member Ruth Tarrant.
Beginners and experienced lifters are equally welcome!
We operate as a not-for-profit community sports club with the intention to register as a charity
When: Sundays 9.00 - 9.45 am
Where: Badger Farm Community Centre,Winchester, SO22 4QB
Cost: £6 for singe sessions. Discounts available for block bookings and annual memberships. FIRST SESSION FREE!!
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact telephone: 07704 910521
Winchester Park Run
A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!
When: Every Saturday at 9:00am
Where: The event takes place at North Walls Recreation Ground, Winchester
Cost: Nothing - it's free! but please register before you first come along. Only ever register with parkrun once and don't forget to bring a scannable copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time
Contact Email: winchesterparkrun.org
Winchester Rock Choir
No auditions and a free taster session.
When: Tuesdays 10.30am & 8pm
Where: Badger Farm Community Centre,Winchester, SO22 4QB
Winchester Shape Note Singing Group
Winchester Shape Note Singing continues a community singing tradition from the American South. If you are new to singing or shape note music, we take things nice and slowly and explain everything we do. We’ll make sure you start singing straight away! We are not a choir – you don’t need to read music or have sung before, there are no auditions or rehearsals. It's not about technical perfection – it’s about enthusiasm and participation.
When: First and third Thursday of every month 7.30pm-9.30pm
Where: St. Paul's Church Hall (the smaller hill at the back), St Paul's Hill, Winchester, SO22 5AB
Winchester Wellbeing Walks
Working closely with Community First, Winchester City Council are creating further opportunities to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of local communities. Through the delivery of local short group walks, this will help address issues of loneliness, isolation, mental health and physical health.
When and where: Various locations and days across the Winchester district. Please visit Winchester City Council website for further details.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org