Clubs, Groups & Activities

On this page  you will find details of some of the clubs and groups that regularly use the Hall. If you are an organiser and your club or group isn’t featured, then please e-mail so that we may put that right.

Alpine Garden Society – Hampshire Branch

alpine-plantsFor anyone interested in alpine plants, rock gardening and rock garden plants, in fact any small hardy plants and bulbs. Monthly meetings are usually on the fourth Thursday of each month from September to May, at 19:15, but please check.

Contact: Hon. Sec: Mrs Paddy Hinton, via or on 023 8026 5672. More information on the society at

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Armchair Dogs

Dog and puppy training classes every Tuesday evening from 7pm.

For more information call 023 8046 5429, send an e-mail or check out the website.

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Learn Ballroom and Latin dancing for an hour on Wednesday evenings at 19:30, starting on 26th April 2017.

This class is perfect for those with little or no ballroom dance experience, interested in learning the basics of a variety of styles and gaining the ability to socially dance each of them. Tuition is in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  No partner is required to join the class, which will teach the steps of several of the most popular Ballroom and Latin dances, including the Waltz, Quickstep, Slow Foxtrot, Tango, Cha Cha Cha, Rhumba, Samba and Jive.

For more information call Sergiy on 07481 204152, or send an e-mail or check out the website.

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Chilworth Bridge Club

This friendly and popular club offers duplicate bridge in a stress-free environment. Meets from 1000 to 1300 on the first and third Thursdays of each month in Chilworth Village Hall.

New players are warmly welcomed and can come with or without a partner.

For details contact Val on 023 8076 0977 or e-mail

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Chilworth Bridge Workshop

This is a small friendly workshop where players develop their skills through social bridge. Meets every Saturday morning in Chilworth Village Hall from 10:00 until 13:00.

Contact Alison Finlay – by e-mail to or on 023 8076 9987.

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Dynamo Club of Southampton

dynamo clubWith a history going back almost to the Great War, the Dynamo Club is still going strong. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Friday afternoons of each month, always with an interesting outside speaker. For more details and the forthcoming programme, visit the club’s website.

Contact Peggy Gow on 023 8055 6869 or send her an e-mail.

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Iyengar Yoga
iyengar_1Iyengar is a form of Hatha Yoga named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar.  Practise focuses on bringing alignment to the body with the use of props such as bricks, blocks and belts.  These Monday morning classes are entirely suitable for beginners, and start at 9.15am.iyengar_2

For more information contact Beata Brooks either by e-mail or on 07714 343694.

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Laura Green Yoga

Laura Profile smallerLaura teaches an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class at the Hall, every Tuesday from 11:30 – 12:30. This is a dynamic and physical yoga practice where traditional yoga poses are put together to form rhythmic sequences set to music.

Laura DownDog smaller croppedThis yoga class is physically challenging as it builds core strength and stamina whilst being deeply relaxing as the practise becomes a movement meditation. Laura can be contacted via or on 07866 459208.  For more information visit The first class is FREE!

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 MS Society – Southampton and District Branch

Anyone living with MS, also their family or carer, can benefit from joining this friendly exercise/social group, which meets every Tuesday from 13:00-15:30 for group exercise (led by our muscle activation technique specialist), massage and coffee and chat.  For more information contact Renate Dollimore via or on 07917 558613.

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(Body Control) Pilates

karen sanchezAfter over 20 years of primary school teaching, Karen Sanchez changed careers after experiencing the benefits of Pilates. She enjoys the holistic approach, and gains inspiration from the positive attitude and ability of her clients.
Karen gained her Level 3 qualification with ‘Body Control Pilates’ in 2001 and has been teaching in our area ever since. She has attended a wide variety of courses including: Pilates for Pregnancy; Pre- & Post-Hip Operation Pilates; Pilates for The Older Person and Pilates for those with Osteoporosis (which includes Karen herself).
Body Control Pilates has a loyal client base, many of whom have been instructed by Karen for well over 10 years.

Contact: Karen Sanchez by e-mail.

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SGI is a Lay Buddhist organisation which holds meetings at various locations in the Hampshire area. For more info go to

The local contact is David Vane, who may be reached on 07545 982838.

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Women’s Institute (WI) – Chilworth

WI logoThe WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.  Meetings in Chilworth are held at the Village Hall on the second Thursday of each month, from 1430-1630.  For more information visit the WI website.

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Entries below this point no longer operate at Chilworth Hall but some of their details remain for convenience.

Core Yoga

A relaxed, light-hearted yet mindful yoga class. Beginners welcome. For more information go to the website.

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The Darts Club, which normally met on Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm is currently dormant.  If you would like to help get it restarted please contact Duncan Webb on 07776 207429 or via

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Yvonne Maunder’s Purestretch classes, planned for Wednesday evenings, unfortunately didn’t generate sufficient interest in Chilworth.  To find out where her courses do take place, why not call Yvonne on 07766 304818.  General information on Purestretch may be found here.

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Zumba Gold

Ran at the Hall from January 2016: dance-based aerobic fitness classes in partnership with Zumba Ltd. Their development was funded by a grant from the Sport England Make Your Move Programme as a community outreach programme suitable for currently sedentary beginners.  E-mail Jess Browning for more information.

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