Hobbies & Interests

Hemel Hempstead Bridge Club:

We are a very friendly duplicate Bridge club playing in Hemel Hempstead.

WHEN: Meet on Monday 7.30pm plus a supervised play session on Thursdays 2pm to 4.15 pm
WHERE: Bennetts End Community centre, Gatecroft, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9LZ
CONTACT: If you are interested please contact David on 01442 392007 |  www.bridgewebs.com/hemelhempstead

Leverstock Green Bridge Club:

Very friendly duplicate Bridge club . Refreshments available. 

WHEN: Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings
CONTACT: Alan on 01442 267626 or Jackie on 01923 404720 | http://www.bridgewebs.com/leverstock/ 

The Hemel Hempstead Photographic Society:

We are a long established, friendly photographic society based in Hemel Hempstead. We enjoy a busy and varied programme which includes competitions, members’ evenings and social events. New members welcome.

WHEN: Meets weekly Mondays at 8pm (September to June)
WHERE: Salvation Army Building, Second Floor, Waterhouse Street, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1ES
CONTACT:  www.hhps.org.uk 

Hemel Hempstead Movie Makers:

Just turn up, everyone welcome

WHEN: Second Wednesday of the month (except July and August) at 8pm
WHERE: Hemel Hempstead Methodist Church, Northridge Way

CONTACT: 01442 395597 | www.hemelmoviemakers.org 

Hemel Hempstead Folk Dance Club:

Beginners are always welcome, no fancy clothing is necessary but comfortable footwear is a must. First night is free, come and join us.

WHEN: Fridays (term-time) from 8.15 – 10.15pm
WHERE: Grovehill Community Centre, Henry Wells Square, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 6BJ
CONTACT: 01442 259578 or 01442 255862

Tea Dances:

Everyone welcome, you don’t need to have a partner. Entrance £2.50 and includes refreshments.

WHEN: 3rd Thursday of month, 2pm – 4.30pm
WHERE: Warners End Community Centre, Stonycroft, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3QG
CONTACT: 01442 213339 | www.wena.org.uk

Tudor Squares Square Dance Club:

Fun & friendship set to music. Suitable for individuals & couples.

WHEN: Various days.
WHERE: Various venues

CONTACT: David Greenwood on 01442 258757 | dgreenwood@onetel.com  | www.tudorsquares.org.uk 

Stoneycroft Flower Club:

Enjoy a demonstration of the art of flower arranging, accompanied by an amusing informative talk by a qualified national demonstrator. Other activities during year to flower shows, garden nurseries & famous local gardens

WHEN: Meets on first Wednesday of month
WHERE: Warners End Community Centre, Stonycroft, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3QG
PRICE: Membership is £26 per annum with an entry charge of £1 per visit. Visitors always welcome for £6 per visit.

01442 391123

West Herts Flower Club:

A programme of workshops & demonstrations. Everyone welcome. 

WHEN: 7.30pm on the first Thursday of the month February to December
WHERE: St John’s Church Hall,Station Road, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1JY
PRICE: Annual subscription is £28 plus £1 every meeting. Visitors £6 per meeting.

CONTACT:  Catherine 01442 246289 

Life Drawing Happenings:

Keeping it creative, awake, messy! Everyone is very welcome, friendly atmosphere and ‘lightly’ tutored with as much or as little guidance as you like! There is always fresh coffee on the go, and biccies, chill playing in the background…

WHEN: On the last Friday of the month from 1pm – 3.30pm
WHERE: Leverstock Green Village Hall, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 8QG

CONTACT:  www.lifedrawinghappenings.co.uk   | kelly@lifedrawinghappenings.co.uk 

Hemel Hempstead Scribes:

Enjoy doing decorative writing. Complete beginners are always welcome & given help & encouragement in this absorbing craft.

WHEN: Friday mornings, starting at 11.30am
WHERE: Bennett’s End Community Centre, Hemel Hempstead.

CONTACT: Sally on 01442 254244

Boxmoor Lace Club:

Beginners welcome.

WHEN: Children – Tuesdays & Fridays – 6 – 7pm / Adults – Tuesdays & Fridays – 8 – 10pm

CONTACT: Sue 07772 901816

First Mummies Club:

Are you a Mum interested in Arts, Crafts, Baking or Vintage?   Well…. First Mummies’ Club is created just for you; offering the perfect haven for Mums with creative flair or interest!  Places are limited

WHEN: Meets fortnightly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 7:30pm-9:30pm
WHERE: The Fishery Wharf Cafe,  Fishery Lock, Fishery Road, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1NA

CONTACT: firstmummiesclub@gmail.com | www.facebook.com/firstmummiesclub

The 300 Words or less Creative Writing Group:

We are a small group of enthusiastic amateur writers who meet monthly in an informal setting to chat, swap ideas, and working on our creative writing techniques. Whether its prose, poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction, published, waiting to be published or just for fun – we’d love to meet you! No fees, open to all.

WHEN: First Tuesday of the month at 8pm
WHERE: Ye Olde Red Lion, London Road, Nash Mills, HP3 9TD Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

CONTACT:  threehundredwordsorless@gmail.com 

Dacorum Community Choir:

No auditions – all adults welcome. Give us a call or come along to a rehearsal – we’re a friendly bunch!

WHEN: Every Tuesday in term time from 9.40am to 11.30am
WHERE: The Church of the Resurrection, Grovehill, Hemel Hempstead

CONTACT: 01442 874988 | www.dacorumcommunitychoir.org 

Hemel Hempstead Singers:

New members are always welcomed by this friendly mixed voice choir. No audition required.

WHEN: Wednesday evenings (term time) from 8-10pm
WHERE: Friends Meeting House, The Alleys, off George Street, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5BZ

CONTACT: 01442 386657 | www.hemelhempsteadsingers.org.uk 

The Aeolian Singers:

The Aeolian Singers are a friendly, 50 strong mixed choir singing a wide range of both classical and modern repertoire. The choir performs 3 to 4 concerts a year and no auditions are necessary. The choir draws its members from a wide area around Hemel Hempstead including Berkhamsted, Chesham and Watford.

WHEN: Thursday evenings from 7.30 – 9.45pm
WHERE: Leverstock Green Primary School, Green Lane, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4SA

CONTACT:  www.aeoliansingers.org.uk  |  info@aeoliansingers.org.uk 

Chiltern Ladies Choir:

We are a friendly group of Ladies who enjoy singing popular tunes and music from West-end shows.  We perform for various social groups and residential homes ,o nce or twice a month usually in an afternoon.  We are looking for new members so just come along and enjoy the singing. There are No Auditions, and you don’t need to read music.

WHEN: Thursday evenings 
WHERE: Leverstock Green Community Centre, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 8QG

CONTACT:  Billie on 01442 401305  

Hemel Hempstead Band (Brass):

Actively seeking new players, all ages very welcome.

WHEN: Rehearsals – Monday & Thursday evenings from 8pm
WHERE: The Bandroom in Apsley Mills Cottage, Paper Trail, London Road, Apsley, HP3 9RL

CONTACT: 01442 252838 or 07799 646283 | www.hemelhempsteadband.com 

Dacorum Recreation Orchestra:

All welcome: those with little experience of playing with groups, re-starters and beginners.

WHEN: Wednesday evenings (term time) from 8-9.30pm
WHERE: St Johns Church, Boxmoor
CONTACT:  www.dacorumrecreationorchestra.co.uk   | secretary@dacorumrecreationorchestra.co.uk 

Bovingdon Bowls Club:

A small, friendly, mixed bowling club. No previous experience necessary. We have a full friendly fixture list at weekends & midweek when light allows & a varied social calendar.

WHEN: Varied
WHERE: High Street, Bovingdon HP3 0HJ

CONTACT: Anne Wilby on 01442 833682 or email anne.wilby1@btinternet.com 

Hemel Hempstead Local History Society:

Visitors & new members welcome.

WHEN: Meetings on 4th Wednesday of the month at 8pm
WHERE: Carey Baptist Church Hall, Marlowes.

CONTACT: 01442 398285 | historysochemel.bravesites.com

Dacorum National Trust Association:

Our active programme offers; illustrated talks; outings to NT properties and other interesting venues; guided rambles and lunches at selected pubs.

WHEN: Various
WHERE: Meetings are held in either Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead or Potten End

CONTACT: Membership Secretary on 01442 874338 | jdbattye@hotmail.com  | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/dacorum-association 

Berkhamsted and District Archaeological Society:

If you’ve ever wondered how the experts reach their conclusions about your ancesters, here’s a chance to find out.

WHEN: 4th Monday of the month at 7.45pm
WHERE: The Music Room at Berkhamsted School in Mill Street

CONTACT:  www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk