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'Art in Sandon' is a local group of enthusiastic artists.  We have interesting and varied topics set by our tutors who rotate through the term

The classes cover a variety of subjects in paint and drawing mediums.   We have fun and surprise ourselves with encouraging challenges each week

Where:    Sandon Village Hall, Nr Buntingford SG8 0QU.  Warm and bright well-lit hall with plenty of free parking

When:     Friday mornings 09.45 am for prompt 10am demonstration of about 30 minutes.  Then drawing or painting until 1 pm with one-to-one direction and guidance

Cost:       Blocks of 5 sessions at £55 payment in advance

Materials:   Watercolour, acrylic, ink or pastel colours and suitable paper. Graphite pencils, charcoal


Rachel Haynes

Jane Davalle

Jennie Verleg

2nd Thurs. monthly recorded jazz at its best.

URC Hall, High Street,Ashwell,SG7 5NL

Contact Clive Godfrey 0n 01462 742385

Originally formed in the 1930s as the Ashwell Players, the Ashwell Theatre Club is an amateur dramatics group based in Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

The Headmaster and Mistress of the then Merchant Taylors School, Mr and Mrs Whitby, founded the Ashwell Players although this was sadly disbanded in the 1950s.

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Barkway Picture House is a community based cinema showing recent run films on our large screen using the latest Blu-ray content with a high power digital projector. We show films twice a month and have separate screenings for adults and children.

01763 848108
Barkway Players

Amateur Dramatics group in Barkway.

We’re the people who put on an annual panto in Barkway.

01763 848946

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month, 7.30pm

The Chequers, Barley.  Knitters of all abilities welcome (including beginners).

Contact Belinda on 07966 775751 or

07966 775751

Regular practice in Barley every Tuesday evening between 8pm to 9pm and new recruits would be warmly welcomed. 

If anyone would like to join us, contact Ian White for information.
01763 848705
Cambridge Drawing Society

Any artist living within a 30-mile radius of Great St Mary’s, Cambridge is eligible for membership. Each year the Spring exhibition provides the opportunity for new candidates to apply by submitting four recent original works, all of which must be for sale.

Cambridge Open Studios

Our aim is to help bring artists and local people together, providing opportunities for the public to visit the workshops and studios during the annual event that takes place over the first four  weekends of July each year. A wide range  of crafts and media on display.

Corvus Amateur Drama Society (CADS)

Royston's amateur drama group, performing since the 1940s and open to new members aged 18+ - no previous experience needed! Regular meetings and play reading groups as advertised.

Michael Young 01763 223805
Creative Royston

Organising Royston Arts Festival and supporting local arts throughout the year.

Monthly meetings.

Town Hall, Royston, SG8 7DA

Curwens Art Gallery

Curwens in Royston is also proud to be the home of the Art Gallery supporting local artists with a place to display their talent.

Curwens Art Gallery, 17 High Street, Royston SG8 9AA

01763 241261
Dance Matters

Classes in Bassingbourn

07957 103093
Dancing Hands

Singing, signing and dancing for pre-schoolers at Bassingbourn Primary School. Tuesdays at 4.30pm for 30mins.

Contact Naomi, 07957 103093

Come & Learn to dance the Lindy Hop, the oldest, most exciting & stylish form of swing dancing around. Meet on a Tuesday evening at Steeple Morden Village Hall

Contact Paul and Debbie, 01763 242949
Guilden Morden Congregational Church Community Choir

New community choir! Songs to suit all tastes! We meet every Monday at 7pm in the chapel. Join now and be ready to sing some great Christmas tunes.
If you would be interested in joining, please contact Amanda Kitely at

Guilden Morden Congregational Church, Pound Green, Guilden Morden SG8 0JZ

Herts Open Studios (Herts Visual Arts)

All professional and amateur artists, photographers and craftspeople living or working in Hertfordshire are welcome to apply for entry to participate. Each year around 200 artists take part and around 11,000 - 13,000 members of the public visit the studios.

07813 100651

Heydon Handbells - Set up 9 years ago.

We are a fun, social group that play music on handbells each week and have refreshments and a chat afterwards. We are aimed at anyone, of any age who is interested and who has the time to commit to a practice every week.

We meet on Thursday mornings in Heydon, 10-11.15am.

We raise funds for sets of bells and chimes through weekly subs and a loan from a national fund.

The group occasionally plays at local fairs, events and for a children’s Nursery.

To find out more contact Mel on 07879 883265

07879 883 265
Icon Dance Lessons with Jayne

Tuesdays – private lessons between 4.30pm and 9pm – first dance, specific dance types for pairs or individuals.
Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston SG8 5PT

Tuesday 1.30pm to 3pm
Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston SG8 5PT

Olivia, 07394 934911

Structured course covering various Jazz styles Tunes rehearsed for a concert performance Advice on Chords, Scales, Structure, Musicianship All instruments.

Thursday evening

Croydon Village Reading Room

Contact Ray Batson, 01582 453419

Second Saturday of the month. 2-3pm.
Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN

Call 0300 123 4049 for more information

0300 123 4049

Open to all families who have a child with additional needs and their siblings. Come meet fellow parents who truly understand your journey.
Let the kids make a mess somewhere that isn’t your house (winning!)

Also, you can hire out Lego, ideal for keeping kids occupied at parties, weddings, christenings etc.

Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston  SG8 5PT. First Saturday of the month, 2-4pm

To book, email

Dance, drama, acting, singing and musical theatre classes and workshops for all ages. Various times.

9 Melbourn Rd, Royston, Herts. SG8 7BP

0330 124 6868

All aspects of the Performing Arts in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Essex, 1-2-1 Sessions and Group Workshops for adults and children, including:
Acting, Musical Theatre, Speaking in Public, Speaking Verse & Prose, Devised Drama, Drama School Audition Prep (Monologue, Song & Dance), Interview Technique, Confidence Building, Improvisation Technique, First Wedding Dance Choreography

07799 311790

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