What's On? (Clubs / Social Groups)
The 'What's On?' Guide gives Hedge End residents a list of clubs and social groups meeting regularly in the local area. All groups warmly welcome new members to join them.
If you would like to see your group or club advertised on this page please contact us.
1ST HEDGE END BOYS' BRIGADE
1st Hedge End Boys Brigade meets in the Methodist Church Hall, St John's Road, Hedge End. Boys 4 years+ Tuesdays 6.00pm; Boys 11 years+ Wednesdays 7.30pm.
Programme includes games, badge work, arts and crafts, fun events, the opportunity to go camping and from 14 years of age take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. For further details, Phone: 01489 783779. Website: www.boys-brigade.org.uk
1ST HEDGE END GIRLS' BRIGADE
The Girls' Brigade is a Christian uniformed organisation for girls aged 4 and above. We meet on Tuesday evenings at Hedge End Methodist Church, St Johns Road, Hedge End. There is the opportunity for games, arts and crafts, cookery, music and singing whilst having lots of fun and making new friends. All girls welcome. For more information Phone: 02380 696222,
Email: email@example.com, Website: http://www.hedgeendgb.org.uk
13TH ITCHEN NORTH SCOUT GROUP
(Founded in 1962)
We meet in Baden-Powell Lodge on Pavilon Road, Hedge End.
Core Age Ranges
Beaver - 6 to 8 years old
Cubs - 8 to 10½ years old.
Scouts - 10½ to 14 years old
Explorers - from 14 to 18 years old.
To book or enquire about your child attending any of the above units please contact:
Intrested in helping at any of the above units or becoming a leader please contact:
Please vistit our website for more information at: www.13itchennorth.com
31ST ITCHEN NORTH (AMAZON) SEA SCOUTS
Meet at Norman Rodaway Pavilion, Heath House Lane -
Beavers aged 6-8, Thurs 5.30-6.30
Cubs aged 8-10 ½, Thurs 7.00-8.30
Sea Scouts 10 ½-14 ½, Wed 7.30-9.30
Explorers 14 ½-18, Wed 8.30-10.00
Games, handicrafts, visits, camping, orienteering,exploring, canoeing, sailing , boating
Cheer-a-cality is a brand new cheerleading squad starting in Hedge End's Salvation Army Community Centre, White's Way, Southampton, SO30 2GL. Classes for 4-16 years on a Wednesday. Come and join the sport of smiles!
NEW DANCE-A-CALITY CLASSES @ Hedge End Community Centre, White's Way, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 2GL
- THURSDAY: 3:45pm- 4:30pm Dance-a-cality (Infants)
- THURSDAY : 4:30pm- 5:15pm Dance-a-cality (Juniors)
£4 A SESSION : Sibling Discount Available
If you are interested in putting your child's name down for the class then email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all details please look at www.dance-a-cality.co.uk
or Phone 07736320103
THE DART CENTRE - YOUR LOCAL ARTS CENTRE!
What’s on at the d.@rt Centre in the New Year?
Treat yourself to some exciting workshops this year or buy as a gift for a friend!
Just click the links below to book, or give us a call on 01489 779 471
We are taking bookings up to July so for bookings beyond February please visit our website at
DIABETES GROUP (SOUTHAMPTON & DISTRICT)
The Southampton & District Diabetes Group meet in Bitterne but cover a wide geographical area. To the east the next group like ours is Fareham, to the north it is in Winchester and to the east its in Wiltshire!! Although we do not meet in Hedge End, we certainly welcome residents who wish to attend our group.
Our group meets approx every 6 weeks on a monday evening and we have a range of medical experts coming along to speak to us about different aspects of Diabetes. Contact Chair and Secretary Angie Whitmarsh on 07970 483177 or email: email@example.com
Want to burn calories, tone up and have loads of fun? Then come and workout with me! Thursday - Fitsteps (Fitsteps 'Strictly' fun), 6.30pm, 2000 Centre, St Johns Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF. Classes cost £5. Exercise starts 15 mins after the above times, please use this time to sign in. Please Phone: 07731320440 or email me if you have any questions & I will be only too happy to help firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends Unlimited is a locally based Social Group and it's an excellent way for mature singles and couples to socialise and make good friends.
We arrange dinner dances, walks, pub lunches, picnics, skittles, curry nights, American suppers, discos, barbecues, coffee mornings, quizzes, fine dining, theatre, cinema, sports events, weekend breaks and so much more.
No one is expected to join on their first night, in fact it is preferred that they come along to at least two or three events, to see if the group is what they are looking for, if it is, then they will be invited to join.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month and for more information please feel free to contact us by phoning: 01489 780127. www.friends-unlimited.org.uk
THE GLEE CLUB SINGERS
We meet every Monday evening 7-9pm at the Drummond Community Centre. Not a choir, but a group of singers of all ages and abilities who like to sing. Singing is very therapeutic and really makes you feel good. Come along and enjoy yourselves, you will be made most welcome! Only £2. Contact: Nicola Johnson on 07715633758.
GOJU-RYU KARATE (HEDGE END SCHOOL OF)
For all ages and abilities, young and old. Weekly classes are held at Hedge End Village Hall, St Johns Rd, Hedge End. All instructors are CRB checked, First Aid trained and hold instructor insurances. Please Contact Sensei, Alan Woodhouse www.hsgk.co.uk Phone 01489 782038 or 07909 523583
GUIDES, BROWNIES & RAINBOWS
In Hedge End we have five Rainbows Units, aged 5 - 7, six Brownie Units aged 7 -10, six Guide Units aged 10 -14 and a Ranger unit aged 14-18, who meet in various locations around Hedge End. Our main headquarters is Baden Powell Lodge in Pavilion Road.
If you would like more information about what the girls do, or to register interest in joining please go to the national Girlguiding website www.girlguiding.org.uk where you can register your daughter with a local unit, or volunteer as an Adult.
HAMBLE VALLEY U3A
Open meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 2pm at Hedge End Club. Why not come along and find out about our various interest groups covering subjects from Bridge to Walking and our wide variety of social events. Further details on our web site: www.u3asites.org.uk/hamblevalley
HEDGE END INDOOR BOWLS CLUB
Established since 1986, we hold sessions on Wednesday afternoons 2-4pm, Wednesday and Sunday evenings 7.30-9.30pm in the Village Hall, St Johns Road. If you are recently retired or just need to get out for a few hours and have a bit of fun/exercise why not come along and have a go?
We offer 3 free taster sessions per person with bowls for your use.
New members are always welcome and you will be given lots of encouragement if you have never bowled before. For the seasoned bowler we play against other local clubs as well as running our own internal competitions throughout the year.
We'll be pleased to see you, and the current chairperson is happy to chat to anyone who needs more information, so please call Barbara on 02380 474662
HEDGE END LIBRARY ACTIVITIES
- BABY RHYMETIME - Every Thursday 10-10.30am
A noisy session of stories and rhymes for babies, toddlers, mums, dads, nans, grandads amd carers.
- STICKY STORIES - Every Saturday 10-11am
Join us on Saturday mornings for a story and messy craft to take home. For ages 4-7ish!
Hedge End Library, 11 Upper Northam Rd, Hedge End, Hampshire, SO30 4DY.
JAMBOPS (18months-4 years) at the United Reformed Church Mon & Tues mornings 9.30-10.30.
JAMZ Street Dance at the d@rt centre, Wildern Mondays 4.15-5 (4-7 year olds) and 5-6pm (7-11 year olds). ZUMBA at Hedge End Club (16plus) Tues 6-7 & Thurs
STAGEkidz which is a school holiday courses for children between the age of 4-13 years. It is a jam-packed, fun-filled week where we dance, sing and act from 10am- 3pm to make lots of new friends and perform in a show at the end of the week. Phone: 07929 095405 or visit
KARATE 4 ADULTS
Come and learn a traditional Okinawan style of Karate in a hard-working and friendly club. Beginners are always always made very welcome. The Uechi-Ryu Karate Club is open to all ages from 16 upwards. Your first two lessons are completely free and you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. We train every Monday and Thursday evening at 8.00pm in the HEYCA.
Both men and women are encouraged to come along and try it - you will be surprised what you can achieve! Phone: 07970 684017 or visit the Website for more details.
Anusara Yoga, Monday- Yoga classes running from 6:20-7:20pm and 7:30-8:30pm, 2000 Centre Small Hall, St Johns Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF. £8pp
Anusara Yoga derives from the traditional Hatha Yoga style dating back to the 14th Century. This style of yoga focuses on finding happiness in the everyday and is very healing physically, emotionally and mentally. We move through a fluid practice connecting poses to one another all the while breathing deeply, releasing tightness and tension with a mindful energy. These classes help set you up for the coming week and every class is different allowing you to explore the vast subject of Yoga.
LIFE STEP CYCLE FIT - MOBILE INDOOR CYCLE CLASSES
2000 CENTRE, St Johns Rd, Hedge End, SO30 4AF. Friday’s 6pm & 7pm
Challenge yourself at Life Step Cycle Fit to a new way of life. Indoor cycling is highly achievable for all levels of fitness and with an instructor that motivates and nurtures rather than barks orders, there is no limit to what you can achieve! Take your lifestep today! Classes only £6 (Pay as you go)
Phone: Martyn 07588 091665
THE MACULAR DISEASE SOCIETY
Hedge End Macular Disease Support Group meets on the first Thursday every month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
St Lukes Church, St Lukes Close, Hedge End, SO30 2US. Starting 2nd February 2012.
The meetings are open to anyone affected by central vision loss. Carers are welcome too.
Please contact Tom McInulty for more details 01264 321963.
Hands on Music Experience - From Birth to 5 Years
Have fun and learn with instruments, action rhymes, songs, puppets and stories.
Website: www.maracajacks.co.uk Phone: 01489 781122
Email: email@example.com ; Birthday parties also available!
PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY (YOUTH)
We are a Youth Drama Group aiming to give young people (age 14-30) the chance to perform musicals and pantos on the stage. Proud winners of two Southern Echo Curtain Call Awards 2010. Tickets are on sale now for our very first performance at the Berry Theatre of 'Guys and Dolls' which will be a special occasion. Anyone interested in joining our company please Phone Barbara on 01489 690140.
PERFORM - DRAMA, DANCE AND SINGING CLASSES FOR 4-7S
Perform is a unique children’s drama school that has a special emphasis on child development. Perform uses a mix of drama, dance and singing to bring out every child’s full potential. Run by highly experienced actor-teachers, in small groups, Perform classes focus on developing the 4 Cs: Confidence, Communication, Coordination, and Concentration.
The Perform curriculum ensures plenty of fun, using a mix of energetic games, catchy songs and funky dances. All class materials are written by Perform, with apps, CDs and videos that the children can play at home to keep the magic alive.
Each term sees a brand new theme to keep imaginations buzzing. Perform offer no-obligation FREE trial sessions.
Visit: www.perform.org.uk/try to book a FREE class today. Venue: Turnpike Pavilion, Turnpike Way, Hedge End, Hampshire, SO30 4SR. Class Details: Fridays at 4pm and 5pm. Contact: 020 7255 9120or email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.perform.org.uk/freedramaclass/hedgeend
Rock Choir is the original amateur contemporary choir in the UK and remains the most popular. With more than 16,000 members, we rehearse in over 300 towns nationwide. Hedge End Rock Choir meets every Wednesday evening (Term time only) between 7.30pm & 9pm at Wellstead Primary School, 40 Wellstead Way, Dowds Farm Park, Hedge End. FREE TASTER SESSION. We sing our own arrangements of pop, Motown and chart songs, with no auditions and no need to read music. The session is run by our very own charismatic choir leader - Jan Moll who runs 6 choir in total along the South Coast. Email: Jan@rockchoir.com Web: www.rockchoir.com Phone: 01252 714276.
SALLY JOHNSON ACADEMY OF DANCE
At Sally Johnson Academy of Dance we believe that every student is entitled to receive the very best tuition in whatever genre they choose.
We offer a fun ballet & tap class for three to four year old children which is always very popular. Children gain confidence as they dance with their favourite doll and have fun learning to skip and soon develop skills in music and mime.
From 4 years, children gradually move to a more structured programme whilst still having fun and we find many of our students gradually increase the number of classes and eventually study ballet, tap & modern stage dance.
Phone: Mrs Sally O'Rourke (Principal) 023 80 255415
SIMPLY SINGERS COMMUNITY CHOIR
If you enjoy a sing-song and want to make new firends, then you might want to join the Simply Singers community choir.
We meet every Thursday 7.30-9.30pm at the turnpike Pavilion, Turnpike Way, Hedge end and welcome new members.
Contact: Sandra Freeman 02380 554544 or Fenton Eastlake 07929 641301 or email: email@example.com
STEADY & STRONG CLASSES
By preventing falls, older people’s chances of staying independent at home are significantly increased and they can continue to live an active lifestyle. Exercise is one of the most important factors in preventing a fall. Steady and Strong exercise classes are all taught by qualified postural stability instructors, who have been specifically trained to reduce falls in older people. The classes also link in with the NHS led fall prevention classes and provide a follow on for people completing their rehabilitation.
A new class has started at the 2000 Centre in Hedge End. For your local class details please contact Sophie Jevons on 01962 846605 or visit www.hants.gov.uk/betterbalance
ST JOHN AMBULANCE
St John Ambulance Badgers (5 - 10 years) now meet at The Salvation Army Community Centre, 52 Wellstead Way from 6 - 7pm on Thursday nights during term time and the leaders contact number is 07827 883439.
St John Ambulance Cadets (10 - 17) now meet at The Salvation Army Community Centre, 52 Wellstead Way from 7 - 8:30pm on Thursday nights during term time and the leaders contact number is 07826 923762.
St John Ambulance Adults (18+) now meet at The Salvation Army Community Centre, 52 Wellstead Way from 8 - 9:30pm on Thursday nights during term time and the leaders contact number is 07826 923710.
WELLSTEAD COMMUNITY CHOIR
All abilities and ages welcome. Choir lead by David Mallet, experienced music teacher. Broad range of music including songs from the shows, familiar songs old and new, plus a few classics. Rehearsals fortnightly on Monday evenings, 7.30pm at Wellstead Primary School. For more details Phone: 01489 798681. New members always welcome. Choir funded by The Salvation Army.
WEST END SINGERS
Meet each Wednesday from 7.30pm at the 2000 Centre, St Johns Road, Hedge End. We are a mixed voice choir singing mainly a variety of modern music from the charts, films and hit shows and are currently looking for additional male voices. You do not need to read music, just sing in tune. Website: www.westendsingers.co.uk Contact: Ingrid Macintyre 02380 404881.
WEST END CARNIVAL SHOWBAND
New members wanted to join the West End Carnival Showband. Any instrument is welcome including brass players, woodwind players, glock players, drummers and buglers. Rehearsals take place at Hedge End Village Hall every Tuesday between 8pm & 9pm. For further information please call Dave on 07851 013322 or Mike on 02380 345917 www.wecsband.co.uk
WOMEN'S INSTITUTE - HEDGE END
Meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in the 2000 Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF.
Activities held each month include, craft, beading and a walking group. Phone: 01962 852721
YOGA BASED PILATES & LINE DANCING CLASSES
Finish your week off with an hour of Yoga-based Pilates at Hedge End Village Hall, St Johns Road, Hedge End. The friendly class runs from 11am- 12midday every Friday and aims to improve: flexibility, balance, strength and co-ordination. The price for a session is £5, pay-as-you-go, and the class is suitable for all levels of ability and all ages from 19 to 90!
Line Dancing for the Young at heart - 10am - 11 am, every Friday Hedge End Village Hall, St Johns Road
Enquiries: Elaine 07967 631739
Want to burn calories, tone up and have loads of fun? Then come and workout with me! Thursday - Zumba, 7.30pm, 2000 Centre, St Johns Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF. Classes cost £5. Exercise starts 15 mins after the above times, please use this time to sign in. Please Phone: 07731320440 or email me if you have any questions & I will be only too happy to help firstname.lastname@example.org