Leisure Clubs

Harleston Flower Club

Tel: 01986782377

The Harleston Flower Club is held at Wortwell Community Centre, Tunbeck Close, Wortwell. Norfolk, IP20 0HS at 2 pm. See events diary for dates

For Wreath making, please contact Jenni Baker on 01986 782377

New members are welcome

French for Beginners 1

Tel: 07999033452

Email: waveneylanguages@hotmail.com

A 10 week course suitable for complete beginners or those with a small amount of previous learning.

Fancy learning a bit of French for your holiday? Or maybe you have always wanted to learn another language? This course will teach you all basics including;  - Introductions - Numbers - Likes and Dislikes - Food and Drink - Time -Places in the town.

Classes start  on Thursday mornings from 21st September for 10 weeks at 9.45am - 11.15am at Harleston Information centre, Exchange Street, Harleston,IP20 9AB  -  (No class 26th October)

Course fee £80.00 payable in advance

To find out more information or to book a place contact Helen at Waveney Languages Tution

Association of the Friends of All Hallows

All Hallows Healthcare Trust
All Hallows Hospital
Station Road

NR35 2QL

Tel: 01986 892728

Web: www.all-hallows.org.uk/general/friends.asp

Fax: 01986 895063

Guitar Teacher

Tel: 01379 309021/07194075321

Email: backs@hotmail.co.uk

Dickleburgh based guitar teacher! - From 8 to 80 plua, I can teach you to play the guitar FOR FUN, no grades, no pressure.

£12.00 for half an hour - £24.00 for an hour.

Harleston Ladies Evening Group

Tel: 01379 852859

Harleston Ladies Evening Group meet on the third Wednesday in the Month - 7.30pm at Harleston Methodist  Church Hall, unless otherwise stated.

Harleston Camera Club

Archbishop Sancroft High School 

Wilderness Lane


IP20 9DD

Tel: Derek 01379 852708

Harleston Heritage Group

We are a small group of people with a love of Harleston and its history. We have already published two books. "WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MUSKETTS?" is a study of shopping, shops, shopkeepers and the commercial life in Harleston from 1850 to 2001. We have also published "WHATEVER HAPPENED TO OLD BILL?", an account of policing in Harleston, details of some local officers and a short history of Norfolk Constabulary. Both books are available from Harleston  Information Centre, 8 Exchange Street.

We have recently been researching a book on the pubs (past and present) of Harleston. Entitled "WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE GREEN DRAGON?". It is due to be published soon. We have worked with The Forum Trust in writing heritage stories for http://www.norfolkheritage.org.uk .

Harleston Players

Web: www.harlestonplayers.co.uk

Founded in 1927, Harleston Players provides the opportunity for anyone to become involved in drama. We develop performance and production skills through a great variety of projects and promote the forming of partnerships with other organisations which encourages new approaches, new art and open access.

We currently have over 120 subscribing 'Friends' and produce 3 shows a year at Archbishop Sancroft High School, Harleston - drama, comedy and musicals, with an outside touring production of Shakespeare, or similar, every three years.   Our Youth Theatre Company, for youngsters from 13 to 18 years, produces 2 shows a year.

During productions, rehearsals are Monday and Thursday evenings at Jays Green Community Centre. for adults and Wednesday evenings for the Youth group.

New members are always very welcome.  Please contact David Cumming, chairman, on 01986 788439 or Lucy Snowling, secretary, on 01986 788600 or visit our website www.harlestonplayers.co.uk.    

Harleston Probus Club

Harleston Probus Club
The concept of Probus was born in the UK and has grown to be a huge success worldwide. In 1980 the Harleston Rotary Club was instrumental in the creation of a new club for Harleston, to be called The Harleston & District Probus Club.
It foresaw a need for retired, or semi-retired people to have somewhere where they could meet and chat to others of similar background and interests, and have lunch, perhaps with a speaker, in an informal, non-political, non-sectarian, environment, or just to be in touch with fellow retirees.
We have been enjoying these meetings, now at the Apollo Rooms in Harleston on the third Thursday of each month, for more than thirty years, usually with speakers. We also meet, informally, for coffee on the first Tuesday of each month at various local venues.
Group visits are organised to theatres or other sites or venues of interest.  We have outings arranged during the current year, ranging from the Theatre Royal, Norwich, to country houses, museums and gardens. Past trips have included the National Stud and the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. Partners and friends are also welcome on these trips, resulting in enjoyable days out.
Why not join us, come to our regular meetings, meet friends, old or new (after all, as the saying goes, a stranger is just a new friend that you've not yet met), and enjoy a good meal, plus fellowship and good conversation.  If you are not sure, then you are welcome to join us for either coffee or lunch – with no obligation.
If you are interested call our Secretary, Eric Bird, on 01379 855085. If you already know a member then why not have a chat with him?
Eric Bird
Harleston & District Probus Club

Harleston Round Table

Tel: 01986 786136

Harleston and District Round Table has been around for over 40 years and despite this it is not that well known to many people in the area. We often get confused with other secret societies, but this is not the case, as we are aimed at all men between the ages of 18 and 45.

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month and do things that you would not normally be able to do.  This year meetings have included a visit to a tank museum, tour of a free range pig unit, golf and a pub bike ride.

Socializing and meeting new friends takes up a big part of the group and people come from all walks of life which also helps encourage potential business links.

Charity and fundraising is very important as it provides a sense of purpose to all that we do. In particular we help local good causes , either with donations or actually getting together and physically helping with projects, for example we have helped local schools, families and also put on the annual free family pantomime at Christmas.

Although our membership is male Round Table is now very much a family organisation. We regularly  have meetings where wives and partners can come along and they also help with some of the other activities. We also have family days for the children such as camping weekends, Barbeques and fireworks evenings.

Round Table is a national organisation so there are opportunities not only in the local area but with 600 clubs and over 8,000 members there is always lots going on all over the country.

If you are interested in being involved everybody is welcome and you can contact Joel  on 01986 789136 if you require any more information.

Harleston U3A

Tel: 01986 788149

Web: u3asites.org.uk/harleston/

U3A is a learning cooperative of older people that enables members to share many educational, creative and leisure activities. U3As are democratic, self-funded, non-religious and self-managed organisations 

Harleston U3A was formed in spring 2009, members pay an annual subscription which includes a quarterly national magazine. We are pleased to be able to offer several varied study and activity groups led by someone who may be a specialist or who acts as an enabler (there may be a small charge made at each group). Everyone cooperates in the learning process.

There is also a monthly meeting held at The Masonic Rooms, Harleston on the third Wednesday of each month at 2pm, where we meet socially for 30 mins before an invited speaker gives an informative talk on a wide range of subjects. Visitors are very welcome – there is a meeting fee of £1.00 (£2.00 for visitors)

For more information, please contact Kim Poulton (Membership Secretary) on 01986 788149 or visit our website (see above)

Presentations Available to Local Groups  - Over the years, the Harleston U3A W£aveney Valley Study Group has built up a range of presentations (mainly on local topics), which may appeal and are available to other organisations in the area.

For more information please contact Peter on 01379 854872 or Mark on 01379 855246

Harleston Wives Group

Harleston Wives Group meets fortnightly on Tuesdays at 7.45pm at the Methodist Chapel Rooms Harleston.
Club membership is £6.00 or £1.00 per night.

A group for women enjoying talks, demonstrations, outing and general socializing.

Want to know more, Telephone 01379 853275 or 852685

Petanque or Boules

Tel: 01379 668220

Email: chris.jackie@tiscali.co.uk

Petanque or boules is one of the fastest growning sports in England. Easy and inexpensive to play, it is great fun for all ages. We are looking for people who might like to join a newly formed club in Suffolk at Hoxne. If you feel like giving it a try we can provide free coaching and the loan of equipment. 

For more details, please call Chris Johnson on 01379 668220 or e-mail chris.jackie@tiscali.co.uk

Pulham and District WI

We meet on the second Thursday of the month in the Memorial Hall, Pulham Market, at 7.30pm

We are a friendly group, taking in members from both Pulhams, Dickleburgh and Tivetshall.

Contact can be made by phoning Freda on 01379 676518 or Pauline on 01379 676680.

Our programme is wide and varied and on the sport side we have two darts teams. We welcome anybody who would care to join us and promise to make our meetings as interesting and stimulating as possible, with delicious refreshments.

Rotary Club of Harleston & District

Tel: 01379 853505

Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of  Harleston & District   

                                        ‘What  is Rotary?’

Rotary is a truly  international organisation, with some 33,000 clubs and over a million members  in more than 200 countries worldwide. Its aim is simple-to provide humanitarian  assistance, goodwill and peace the world over.

                              ‘What is a Rotarian?’

Rotarians, men and  women, represent a complete cross-section of worthy occupations and  professions, whose motivation is a desire to serve society. They recognise  that, individually their efforts may be limited –but as a member of similarly  minded groups, with combined experience, expertise and enthusiasm, the sky is  the limit! Hence our motto, ` Service Above Self`

                             ‘What do we do?’

Internationally,  Harleston & District along with all other clubs, supports major Rotary  projects aimed at relieving disease, hunger, unclean water and poor education.  It also responds to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes,. We are  also mindful of our own local community needs,  supporting schools and youth projects, as well as the elderly, disabled or  disadvantaged.

                             ‘So is it all about raising money?’

Far from it. Of course  we have to raise some money, and not by asking fellow Rotarians to ‘cough up’!  We arrange our projects in such a way that involves the whole community, is  value for money and is fun.

                          ‘What about the social side?’

We see that as being  fundamental to being a Rotarian. Our weekly meetings at the ‘ Swan Hotel’ bring  us together in a spirit of friendship, enhanced by many other social events  throughout the year.

                          ‘O.K – interested – what next?’

If you think you might  like to be considered or would like to find out more, please speak to a member  or our Secretary Peter Brown tel. 01379 853505 who will be happy to help you.

  We meet every  Wednesday at 7.00pm at the Swan Hotel where we enjoy an excellent two course  dinner before our meeting. 

Royal British Legion

Tel: 01379 852577

Initially formed to help those who fought in the Great War and their dependants and grew significantly after the second world and has been growing ever since. The R.B.L. help those people obtain benefits and pensions they are entitled to but often refused, provide grants for those in need to purchase bare necessities such as maybe a washing machine or clothing. Help is available for ex-service disabled men and women to obtain employment or maybe to set up their business, the list of help available is endless.

Harleston Branch meet second Friday in each month at the Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm.

For more details ring 01379 852557

The Pulham Orchestra

Web: www.pvo.org.uk

A lively community orchestra where professional and amateur musicians meet to make music in a friendly environment.

From its beginnings in 1981 The Pulham Orchestra has grown to a membership of around forty drawn from a wide geographical area along the length of the River Waveney and beyond.  The Orchestra's Musical Director, Margery Baker, is a professional conductor with a lifetimes focus on making music fun.

The orchestra is open to all local players, although you do need some sight-reading ability.  

Waveney Bird Club

Web: www.waveneybirdclub.com

All indoor meetings October-March are in Bungay Community Hall, Upper Olland Street, Bungay. Starting at 7.30pm.

This programme is subject to change at short notice. Please check the website www.waveneybirdclub.com for the most up-to-date information.

Waveney Dog Obedience Group

Web: www.waveneydog.weebly.com

Is your dog perfectly behaved? Want to find ways to train him/her so that you can enjoy each others company more?
Activitied from the relatively sedate, such as Rally-O or Obedience, up to the very hectic and exciting Flyball?

Like to meet new friends who also have, and love, dogs?

Why not come and join us.

This is a not-for-profit organisation, run exclusively by friendly, dog loving volunteers, dedicated to providing assistance in activities  to increase your enjoyment of your dog

Any profits over and above running costs are donated to local dog charities.

Puppies can be enrolled for socialisation from as soon as they have had their second jabs and are allowed out in public.

At our new venue,in addition to Obedience, which is offered from Basic right through to the Kennel Club Good Citizenship Scheme, Bronze, Silver and Gold awards we can now offer Flyball, Rally-O and Ringcraft. We hope soon to also get back to offering Agility Training.

With Obedience training, it is not compulsory to take the Good Citizenship tests but it does provide great sarisfaction when your dog takes them and passes.
It is possible that advanced training could be offered to bring dogs up to Competition standard.
If you are not sure if you want to take a course why not phone and arrange to come along to a class to see what's involved?

Training in now conducted at our own training venue at Shelfanger Hall, IP22 2DE.

Visit us on Facebook or on our website www.waveneydog.weebly.com. Dog Club phone 07572922688 or contact our Membership Secretary, Lisa. Tel 01379 652029 or e-mail katieclara@hotmail.com to enquire abnout course vacancies, dated and times and to enrol.Pre-enrolment is a requirement before joining a class.

Waveney Valley Community Archaeology Group

Tel: 01379 855096

Email: waveneyarchaeology@gmail.com

Web: www.waveneyarchaelogy.org

Are you interested in archaeology and history? Are you a keen metal detectorist who would like to find out more?  WVAG needs you!
We are a small group of people interested in setting up a community archaeology group for the Waveney Valley, for anyone living between Diss and Beccles, and beyond. Some of us are professional archaeologists, some of us keen amateurs, and some of us just like to watch Time Team – so your experience and knowledge is really not important! We would like to get together regularly, find out more about the archaeology and history of the local area, learn more about the practical side of archaeology, and eventually take part in our own archaeological investigations.
No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm, interest and a willingness to get a bit muddy at some point in the future!
We would like to set up a group meeting in March to get interested people together and start to think about what we would like to do in 2013.
If you are interested in the group and would like to express an interest in coming along to the first group meeting, please email waveneyarchaeology@gmail.com or call Lorna on 07795 461 404

WI Group Pulham Market

Tel: 01379 608842

Email: sue.smee@hotmail.co.uk

WI Inspiring Woman over the years.

Did you know that there's a WI Group that meets in Pulham Market Memorial Hall on the 2nd Thursday of every month. The meetings begin at 7.30pm. Do come and join us

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