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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

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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.
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Amnesty International Group
 
Meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Friends Meeting House, Eastcott Road at 7.30pm
Contact: Emma Bushell 07876430582

Anglo-French Club

Meet once a month in the Croft Sports Centre.
Contact: Pascale Philippe, Secretary
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Astronomy
 

Bowls Club - Highworth
 
Swindon Road, Highworth, SN6 7SJ
Tel: 01793 765471
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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
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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: Pam Ashdown (01793) 723070

Camcorder Club - Zoom

Meet 2rd Wednesday of every month
Working Club, Chapel Street, Swindon
Contact: Secretary: (01793) 813129

CAMRA - (Campaign for Real Ale) - Swindon Branch

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Caravanning - Austin Rover Swindon Camping and Caravan Club

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Car Mania
 
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Cats Protection - Swindon Branch
Meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7.30pm at
The Coleview Community Centre
Towcester Road
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN3 4AS
 

Ceroc: Modern Jive Classes

Held every Tuesday 8pm
The Princess Margaret Social Club, Okus Road, Swindon
Contact: (07899) 967144

Chess

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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
 
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Croquet Club - Swindon

Meet every Tuesday & Wednesday from April - October
At Moredon Sports Complex (Next to Golf Course)
Contact: John Airey (01793) 535667

Diving - Swindon Sub-Aqua Club

Swindon club with dive pool and clubhouse dedicated to promoting fun, safe diving.
 
 

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.

Drama Groups


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

Endrometriosis Angels

A support group for Endrometriosis suffers. Meet 1st Thursday of every month at Health Hydro.
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Family History Society - Wiltshire

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Fencing - Swindon Fencing Club

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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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Film - Swindon Film Society
Swindon Film Society - Our film club specialises in award-winning world cinema, which will not always be screened in high-street cinemas. Our season runs from September to April, please contact us now for the next season's programme.
Contact: contact@swindonfilm.org.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
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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, 7.30 pm, Lawn Community Centre, Guildford Avenue (not December).
Secretary: Jenny Wilson 01793 523099


Go Club - Swindon
Club for players of the ancient oriental board game
Meets at the Windmill pub in Freshbrook and at the Beehive off Victoria Hill.
 

Great Western Embroiderers
 
Meet every second Tuesday 10am - 3pm
The United Church, Cricklade
Contact: Kath Danswan (01793) 533268
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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

Highworth Artists Society
 
We are a friendly art group meeting on a Tuesday for a half day or full day workshop. At the Community Room, Council Offices, Highworth, SN6 7FB. To find out more please visit our website via the link below.

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Highworth Choral Society

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Highworth Running Club

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Irish Association

Contact: Mary Lambert (01793) 813523

Italian Society - Club Italiano in Swindon

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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
 

Lacemakers United

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
Email Sheena & Alison

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.
 
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Model Boat & Engineering Club - Swindon

Meet 1st Tuesday 7.30pm
Coleview Community Centre
Contact: G Kirkham, President (01793) 812783

Model Railway Club - Swindon

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Modern Singing and Dancing

Contact: The K School of Music
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Morris Dancing
 
The Great Bustard Morris Dancers
Meet Fridays 7:30pm
Contact: Liz Barrington 07906 931973
 

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

North Wilts Shadows Club
Meeting at Hook Hall on the first Monday of every Month
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Old Town Swindon Life Drawing Group
 
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Orienteering - North Wilts Orienteers

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Photographic Society - Swindon

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Practical Conservation

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

Swindon Round Table
The largest voluntary organisation for young men (18-45) in the world.

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Russian Connexion (Swindon's Russian Society)

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Sewing Club, Swindon
Meet on the first and third Saturday of the month.
 
Mike Bateman 07912 887422
Facebook group: Swindon Sewing Club

South Western England American Women's group

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Slot Car Racing Club - Four Lane Blacktop
Scalextric Club

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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

Stage Struck

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

Supermarine Rugby

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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 Judo Club

A successful local club that has been running in Swindon for over 20 years! Training times are Wednesday & Friday at 8.00pm for adults, and Friday at 7.00pm for children.

If interested please contact Teri Walker at swindonjudo@tiscali.co.uk

Swindon IVC

The Swindon IVC are a local social group where members put events on for other members. This means our events range from book club, cinema, theatre to music festivals, day trips, walking to tennis, badminton, ice hockey or just having a drink in a local pub!

If you're interested please visit their website www.swindonivc.org.uk


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 Philosophical Society

Meet every Friday in term time at the Friends Meeting House in Old Town from 7.40pm to 9.40pm. We have a programme of weekly speakers / discussions.
 

Swindon Samba
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 info@swindon-samba.co.uk


Swindon Speakers

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!
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Tea Dancing

Meet Fortnightly Tuesday 2.30pm - 5pm
Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street, Rodbourne, Swindon
Contact: Beryl (01793) 487542

Technics Keyboard Players

Contact: 01793 854072
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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.

Toastmasters Club

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
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Toy Library, Phoenix

Phoenix Toy Library
Freshbrook Community Centre
Village Centre
Freshbrook
Swindon

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

Registered Charity Number 287596
 

Ukuleles - Swindon
Meet: Fortnightly from Tuesday 10 February
A new ukulele group will be meeting in Swindon, fortnightly from Tuesday 10th February, for like-minded people to get together in the basement bar of the Goddard Arms in Old Town, to learn, practice, play, sing, and enjoy ourselves. If you're interested in improving your playing in a congenial group, over a drink or two and a few laughs, please message me at oldtownukes@gmail.com to let me know you're there, or contact me on Facebook.

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.
 
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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
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Barnes Autumn/Winter
Tree Nightclub
Jolly Roger
Swindon Family Golf
Studley Grange Butterfly World and Craft Village
Rein & Shine Swindon
The Hair Group, Old Town, Swindon
The Brunel Shopping Centre Swindon