Interest Groups


Meets on

Leader/ contact 


Anglo-Zulu War Study GroupLast Tuesday afternoon, monthlyMartin Crofts

All aspects of the Anglo-Zulu War

Bridge, Duplicate 

Wednesday afternoons, weekly

John Ruddock

Played regularly, in a relaxed atmosphere

Bridge, (Social) 

Thursday afternoons., weekly

Clive and Joyce Huntley

Helps beginners and improvers, in a sociable and supportive atmosphere

Craft Group

Tuesday afternoons, fortnightly

Liz Greenhalgh

Members work on individual projects, happy to help others

 Film Appreciation Group     

Fourth Wednesday of the month (at the Phoenix in Leicester) at  11am

Hazel Taylor

Watch and then discuss some of the latest films.

@ Phoenix Cinema in Leicester

 Folk Group

Second and fourth Wednesdays 

Michael Rodber

Meets to practise and enjoy music.

 Flower Arranging       Monthly  Pam O'Sullivan

Gill Holyoake 
 Meets for practical flower arranging sessions and for demonstrations 
 Gardening  Fourth Wednesday p.m.

Gail Goldie

Mary Franks

 Meets for talks and outings

German Conversation

Second and fourth Wednesday mornings

Ian Hearn

A house group whose members just chat in not-too-fluent German

Investment Group    Monday mornings
(once a month) 

Clive Huntley
The main aim is to buy and sell stocks and shares with a social side to the experience  

Line Dancing

Monday afternoons, weekly

Val Crofts

Light exercise for fitness and well-being

Luncheon Club

Second Wednesday lunch time!

Pam Moody

A social group that visits local pubs, for good food and conversation.

Music Appreciation

First and third Thursday afternoons.

Martin Crofts

Listen to music and discussion


(Art Group)

Friday afternoons, fortnightly

Liz Greenhalgh

Members work at their own pace, in watercolours and other media, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere


Third Tuesday

Karen Spencer 

 Our aim is for interactive sessions so that we can all learn and improve our skills from one another and enjoy our photography. 


First Wednesday morning

Val Crofts

Members enjoy a very varied programme of Poets and their work

 Safari Supper Wednesday or Thursday evenings alternate
(once a month)
 Stephen Poyzer
 Supper evenings (with non-musical chairs!)

Singing for Pleasure **

First Thursday mornings

Sue Bradburn

Ann Robinson 

Group, rather than choral, singing

 Sketch Club         Second and fourth Friday mornings.      John Willcocks   Sketching and drawing, outdoors in summer and indoors in winter  
Singles Sunday Lunch Club First  Sunday
of the month
Ted Swift

Eating out

T’ai Chi **

Tuesday lunchtime, weekly

Sue Dargie

Regular, gentle exercises to improve fitness and posture

Table Tennis

Friday afternoons, weekly


WalkingFirst and third Friday mornings. 

Fifth Friday, morning & afternoon (possibly)

David Holmes
 Does one short walk (about 3 miles) and one longer one (5-6 miles) each month; also occasional longer walks 
Wine Tasting Group Third Tuesday afternoon 
of the month
John Freeland

 We taste and discuss wine!
 Winter Wandering Second Sunday afternoon Stephen Poyzer
Currently taking a break!
 Summer StrollersSecond Sunday afternoon  David Porter
Currently taking a break!
Yoga ** Wednesday afternoon
(Smeeton Westerby VH)
Michael Rodber 
Core strength and fitness
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