Calne - Clubs, Groups and Societies in the Area

This a directory of clubs and associations in the Calne area.

We list any local groups that would be of interest to the Calne community. For example, if you know of an art club, running club, Scout troop or Calne local history society, please submit it to our directory.

Note: if your club/group is based somewhere other than Calne, please add it on the page for the relevant place.

Stephen Cox Garden Trust

 (0 miles away)

A community garden & educational society.

1. Workshops: on wildlife.

2. Education: A range of educational Placements & Scholarships; Volunteering; Training.

3. Disabled Children: A sanctuary for visits by parents & their disabled children.

4. PrivateTours: Garden tours for small groups.

5. Schools: Visits for school art or nature projects/classes.

6. CCNP: Presentations/ tutorials about the policies of the imminent Calne Communities Neighourhood Plan (about to go to Public Referendum as required by the Localism Act 2011)

7. Audits: A start/finish base for the day for community wildlife audits/local walks.

8. RSPB Garden bird watch 2017

9. Big butterfly count 2017

10. Talks by various wildlife, gardening, conservation, and environment groups.

11. Bees: There is space in the emergent woodland area to establish a Community Apiary.

12. Work Places: Facility for work placement schemes by colleges.

13. Garden OpenDays: To raise funds for NGS nursing charities and local good causes.

You can support wildlife & education by becoming a member: £10 a year (£5 if under 18).
1. invitation to the annual private viewing; 2. access to the Library; 3. garden picnics; 4. private tours; 5. visits to historic sites and gardens; 6. Lectures; 7. Wildlife walks; 8. Photography & painting exhibition; 9. Nature watch/local species count; 10. Workshops in The Garden; 11. Fund raising events; 12. Art lessons in The Garden; 13. Wildfood Event. 14. There is also a Newsletter by email.

Contact: stephen cox


Bowood Carving Club

 (3 miles away)

Club for amateur wood carving and other related skills.

Contact: Jim Collins

01249 817548

Badminton Club

 (3 miles away)

During term times:8-9.30pm
Monday - more competetive session
Wednesday - mainly ladies session
Thursday - childrens sessions split into 3 age groups 6-9pm

Contact: Richard French

Art Club

 (3 miles away)

School Term time Thursdays 7-9pm
Mixed abilities mixed media- meet at the Village Hall, occasional demos, outings and exhibitions.

Contact: Danielle French

Lansdowne Luncheon Club

 (3 miles away)

Club for over 60's - held every other Wednesday at the Lansdowne Hall. Members enjoy a freshly cooked two-course hot meal and the opportunity for companionship and to share news.
Membership is full at present, but ckeck this space for news of vacancies.
Thanks go to all who voluntarily help to run this club for the older members of the community.

Contact: Rachel Collins

Pilates with Debbie

 (3 miles away)

Pilates Matwork classes held at The Lansdowne Hall Derry Hill on Wednesday lunchtimes from 1-2 pm. New courses commence half-termly and are suitable for all levels of ability. Sessions also held in the villages of Grittleton, Hullavington, Castle Combe and Malmesbury. Please contact Debbie for further details.

Contact: Debbie Bailey

07810 518137

Chippenham75badminton club

 (5 miles away)

We meet every Wednesday evening, throughout the year, from 7:30 – 10 pm at the Sheldon Sports Centre.
(This is part of Sheldon School, Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham SN14 6HJ)

We are a mixed ability club and welcome new members with a reasonable standard of badminton.
If you have played badminton in the past, you will probably be good enough – give us a try!

Prospective members are invited to contact us via email, or just turn up on a Wednesday. Your first two weeks are free!

The club also holds several social events throughout the year.

Contact: Andrew Wyatt


Chippenham Folk Dance Club

 (5 miles away)

Come along and have some fun with our friendly group (age 50+). We don't take it too seriously or too fast.

We meet on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays, 7.30 - 9.30pm, from Sept to June at Kingsley Road Community Centre, Chippenham, SN14 0AS.

First session is free then it is £3 a session and £5 annual fee.

Contact: Dawn Marchant

1st Lacock Scout Group

 (5 miles away)

Lacock Beavers & Cubs
A Beaver Colony and Cub Pack meet every term time Friday in Lacock Village Hall, 6.15pm - 7.45pm. To contact the group to work with us visit our To join our waiting list contact the Scout Association:

Contact: Alan Donald

Macapello Choir

 (7 miles away)

A vibrant and fun community choir singing a range of music from across the centuries and from all around the world. We learn songs by heart, so there is no need to read music. Meetings Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm

Contact: Guy Wilson

07771 764869

Wiltshire Belly Dance

 (8 miles away)

Classes and events held in and around Wiltshire. Egyptian, North African, Turkish, Andalusian and gypsy styles of dance. A bright and colourful troupe of dancers available to perform for charity events and local festivals.

Contact: Tracey Jones

07702 166944


 (9 miles away)

About the Club:
Training at the club is done using positive methods with the emphasis on teaching the owner how to train their dog, recognising that all dogs and their owners are individuals. Responsible dog ownership is also strongly encouraged. Information in the form of handouts and in-class discussion is given in all the classes

We have a range of classes including:
Obedience/companion dog training
Puppy classes including socialisation & training
Show handling classes (Juniors & Adults)

Tuesdays: from 6pm onwards
Show handling
Novice Obedience
Intermediate Obedience

Wednesdays: From 11.30am onwards
Puppy class—6 week course
Novice obedience

Classes are 50 min sessions and cost £5 per session

Contact: Miss Lou Garton

01666 510397

Marlborough Rock Choir

 (12 miles away)

Come and try your new Rock Choir out and book your FREE taster session today (worth £10).
No auditions or need to read music.
Learn to sing feel-good pop songs.
Make new friends and have fun!
You can even bring your friends along with you, or sign up a friend as a gift!
BOOK NOW WITH THE FORM to arrange a FREE taster session.

Every Monday (during term times)
8.00pm - 9.30pm

01252 714 276

Wiltshire Belly Dance

 (12 miles away)

Classes and Events held in and around Wiltshire in Egyptian, Turkish, North African, Andalusian and Gypsy dance styles. An award winning school. A colourful and talented troupe are available for performing at local events.

Contact: Tracey Jones

07702 166944

Chiseldon Local History Group

 (13 miles away)

Chiseldon Local History Group is a group of people brought together by their interest in the history of this area of Wiltshire and their belief that this history should be recorded for future generations.

Contact: Elaine Jones

1st Upavon Scout Group

 (13 miles away)

Offering Scouting for girls and boys aged 6-14yrs in Beavers, Cubs and Scouts sections.

Contact: Mel Amann

01980 630887

Bath Federation of Townswomen's Guilds

 (16 miles away)

A group of Townswomen's Guilds meeting monthly in and around Bath

Contact: Mrs Joan Norman

01761 413580

Crafts for the home- Adult Craft Club

 (16 miles away)

Learn new skills in the new year, make new freinds or sign your loved one up as a special christmas present. Begin with mosaic mirrors. All materials included.

Days & Location:
Starting Wednesday 12th January - Wed 16th Feb 2011
11:30am - 1:00pm
£6 + £1.50 material charge per lesson
6 week block of lessons

How to Book: Book online at

Workshops are held in the Small Hall, New Oriel Hall, Larkhall, Bath.

Tutor: Jo Milford. Jo is a qualified secondary Art Teacher. She is a practicing artist with a BA(hons) in 3D Design - Glass with ceramics & sculpture and has exhibited her work in the U.K and internationally. She also holds a City & Guilds Adult Teaching Qualification.

Contact: Jo


31st Bath Scout Group

 (16 miles away)

Scout group based in Southdown, Bath. We provide a wide range of exciting opportunities for boys and girls aged between 6 and 14. Most of our members live in Southdown, Twerton, Whiteway, Kingsway and Odd Down.

Contact: Richard Bennett

07969 706145

Combe Down Art Group -

 (16 miles away)

Membership of about 40 artists of varied ability in mixed media, meet twice monthly on Mondays between 2.00 and 4.00 pm. Painting days, critique sessions, plein air meetings at lovely venues around the city, competitions, demo's and workshops plus two exhibitions per year, March & October. New members welcomed.

Contact: Vivienne Bolton

07976 380147

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