162 Stanpit, Christchurch, Dorset. BH23 3NE

Please check the calendar for availability.

Art Christine Bragg 01425 475748   Friday 10:00 - 12:00 Drawing
Art Sue Knights 01202 481099 Contact Sue   Watercolours
Papercraft Hilary Armstrong 01202 470422 First Thursday    
Priory Beaders Clare Coles 01202 478259 Second Sat 10:00 - 15:00  
East Dorset Marquetry Charles Thomas 07504 679427   2nd, 4th Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00  
Embroidery Class Sarah Hamill   Contact Sarah  
Choir Julie Staines 07791 024314 Monday 20:00 - 22:00  
Cosmopolitan Dance Ann Fogg 01425 278121 Tuesday 19:30 - 21:30  
Pure Drama Lizzie Frances Mondays Various  
Tiptoes Dance Academy Kimberley Knowles 07823 330782 Thursday 15:50 - 18:50  
50+ Exercise class Sofia Constantinou 01425 273288 Friday 14:00 - 16:00  
Aerobics Trudy Rayner 01202 280126 Monday    
New Forest Yoga Elvira Gilliam 01425 272520 Tuesday 09:45 - 11:45  
Stanpit Ladies Keep Fit Diane Thrower 01202 488603 Thursday 10:00 - 12_00 Term Time Only
Vimaala Yoga Claire Halls 07507 232345 Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00  
Yoga Gill Gill Taylor 07538 801733 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Term Time Only
Mudeford Ladies Club Pat Mackinnon 01425 273144 Third Tuesday 13:30 - 16:00  
Mudeford Lifeboat Guild (chairman) Ron Fletcher 01425 277739 First Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00  
U3A Jan Harris Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00  
AA   0800 9177 650    Wednesday 19:30 - 22:00  
Fun 4 Dogs Christine Walton 07719 605705 Monday 11:00 - 13:00 Puppy Training
Sew with Nelly Bea Nelly Bea 07773 468825 September Weekends Sewing


Monday Morning Art

We are a very small group of ladies who meet to paint (any media) on Monday mornings (10am - 12 noon) at the Stanpit Village Hall. We do not have an instructor and we all do our own thing so it is a very social group. We have a coffee break mid-morning and enjoy the view of the Marshes from the upper room at the Hall.

We would like to enlarge our group by about two others and invite anyone interested to contact Mary Matthews on 01202 773278 with a view to having a chat about joining and fees which are very reasonable. We look forward to hearing from you.



We meet on the first Thursday of every month 10am to 1pm.

We are a small friendly group of keen crafters, we enjoy making cards, mixed media and small home decor items, anything made with paper or card really!

Each month a project is provided which is optional, the charge for which is £5.00, this includes tea, coffee and biscuits.

If you bring your own crafty project to work on the charge is £4.00.

Experienced or newbie crafters are welcome.


Embroidery Class

We cover all types of embroidery, machine and hand and also mixed media and felting. The classes are for mixed abilities and experience and the students learn through a project based programme.


Dance and Music


We are a small community choir at Stanpit Village Hall called THE FEEL GOOD SINGERS, on Monday evenings at 8pm until 10pm.

It's extremely friendly and informal, there are no auditions and we have tea and biscuits during our break, sometimes even cake.

In fact, it's more of a sing song really and because such strong friendships have been made over the years, it's also a chance to network and it's a bit of a life line for some.

We sing classic pop songs from all decades, from Elvis all the way to Adele.

There are no rules, if it feels good, we do it and that is why we are called The Feel Good Singers.

We have little social get togethers like cinema visits and parties and everyone looks out for each other.


Cosmopolitan Dance

Cosmopolitan Dance is a Christchurch based dance school for Ballroom and Latin American dancing.

It holds classes at Stanpit Village Hall on Tuesday evenings. These are for beginners and improvers and dances taught at Stanpit typically include Cha Cha Cha, Rumba & Jive.

Full details, including dances taught, times and prices can be seen on the web site at

The principal is Mrs Ann Fogg who is a qualified dance teacher and Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

Classes have been run at Stanpit Village hall since 1989.



New Forest Yoga

"Revitalising Yoga" is taught by Elvira and takes place every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:30am for a cost of £8 on a drop in basis or £6 per class if you book a monthly course paid in advance.

This is a restorative, healing style of yoga suitable for people with old injuries and general body complaints. It provides comfort and release from tension through gentle stretching movements that are linked to your breath, which triggers deep relaxation within the body. Perfect for the rejuvenation of the mind, "Revitalising Yoga" develops positive thinking and instigates a great sense of overall wellbeing.

The teacher is a highly experienced Yoga Elder who currently teaches at a number of venues throughout the New Forest and Christchurch area. You can see an example of this style of yoga at: and learn about Elvira at


Yoga Gill

90 minutes of yoga to suit your own needs, physically, mentally and spiritually. Gill welcomes Yoga students of all ages [adults] and abilities. Different breathing and relaxation techniques will be used in harmony with postures to include: standing, sitting, lying, forward and back bend and twisting. The whole body will then be exercised. Cost is £45.50 for 6 weeks or £10 per session - pay as you go. If you bring a friend along you both have the first session free when you pay for the 6 weeks. If you miss a class you can always make it up with one of my classes if you wish.

More information can be found at

This is available only during school term times.



Mudeford Ladies Club

Offers companionship and friendship to members. Provides a programme of interesting and informative talks. Supports a chosen Charity each year. Visitors always welcome.


Mudeford RNLI Guild

The Mudeford RNLI Guild (the fund-raising part of the RNLI) meet on the first Wednesday each month at 2 p.m. - normally meetings last about an hour and a half including a break for tea and a chat, in order to plan our forthcoming events.

We hold a mix of fund-raising and social events - aiming for one or the other every month.

We also regularly run Souvenir and Book Stalls on Mudeford Quay throughout the summer.

New members are always welcome. For details of these and any other queries please contact the Secretary, Sue Collins on 01202 425966 or


Sew with Nelly Bea

Sew with Nelly Bea offers a range of workshops and classes to help you get to know your sewing machine and enjoy creating some wonderful textiles products in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. All of the workshops are planned and resourced with very levels of ability in mind allowing you to work at your own pace, enjoy yourself and learn new skills. You are free to bring your own machine or use one of mine, all equipment is provided but sometimes I ask you to supply the fabric (everyone has individual taste!)

I am an experienced pattern cutter and seamstress, I have been stitching things together since I was a little girl making clothes for my dolls and 50 years later I still get a buzz from it. I have been teaching for 15 years and really look forward to sharing my passion and workshops with you.