Clubs & Societies

1st Shipston Brownie Guides

1st Shipston On Stour Brownie Guides (7 to 10 years of age) Meet at the Scout Hut New Street, Shipston. Meeting time 6.30 to 8.00 pm Waiting List for admission.

28 The Hobbins, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 4QE
01608 661148 www.girlguidinguk.co.uk

1st Shipston-on-Stour Scout Group

Shipston Scouts Group have a Beaver Colony (ages 6–8), two Cub Packs (ages 8–10½) and a Scout Troop (ages 10½–14). All sessions are held weekly at the Scout Hut (CV36 4EW) during school term time.

  • Beavers: Tues, 5.15 – 6.30pm
  • Cubs 1: Tues, 6.45 – 8.15pm
  • Cubs 2: Wed, 6.00 - 7:30pm
  • Scouts: Fri, 7.30 – 9.00pm.
New Street, Shipston-on-Stour,
0345 300 1818 www.shipstonscouts.org/

Calypso Kids Music Classes

'What's in the lily pad today?' Come along to a Calyso Kids class to find out!Parents and children have fun together playing percussion instruments and singing songs with Calypso the frog. Wednesdays at 9.20, 10.15 and 11.00am.

Townsend Hall, Sheep StreetShipston-on-Stour,
07890399162 www.calypsokids.co.uk

Cantamus a cappella choir

Cantamus is a choir of about 24 able singers. Our repertoire is almost entirely unaccompanied, in anything from 4 to 10 parts. It ranges from English and European madrigals to music from the 21st century; from the challenging to the disarmingly simple, and from the deepest tingle-factor to the utterly frivolous. We perform for music societies, for charitable and private events in the South Midlands and the North Cotswolds.

Cantamus rehearses at the Catholic Parish Centre, Darlingscote Road, on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm.

This is a choir for experienced singers; if you wish to join we will audition you within the choir.

4 Costard Avenue, Shipston on Stour, CV36 4HW
01789 269587 www.cantamus.org.uk

Church of England - Shipston Deanery

Area Dean, Reverend Dr. Jill Tucker

Church of England - the Reverend Andrew Coleby

Rev Sarah Edmonds of St. Edmund's Church, Shipston on Stour

Norgren Bowls Club

Situated at The Sheldon Bosley Hub at the top of Sadlers Avenue Probably one of the best greens in Warwickshire New all ages bowlers welcome training and instruction can be arranged Secretary ;; Ron Murphy 016086645

Noregren Bowls Club, Shipston-on-Stour,
01608 664518

Rotary Club

Rotary members are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas. These are dedicated people, men and women from business and professions, who share a common interest in helping others. Shipston Rotary is a dual gender Club and takes great pleasure in welcoming all new members. To learn more about the Rotary Club of Shipston on Stour go to our website We meet every Tuesday at the Halford Bridge Hotel 7.30pm for 8pm

Halford Bridge Hotel, Halford,
01789 841 032 www.shipstonrotary.org.uk

Royal British Legion

Chairman - Richard Adams - 01608 662328

01608 662328

Senior Citizens Actions (SCAN)

scan! meetings are the place to learn, express your views and address issues important to you and your age group (50+). We meet on the 2nd Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September and November at the Townsend Hall, Shipston at 10 am. Admission is free and after refreshments we hear talks from invited speakers followed by a question and answer session where you can "Have Your Say".

Townsend Hall, Sheep StreetShipston-on-Stour,
www.warwickshire.gov.uk/shipstonscan

Sheldon Bosley Hub

Large Social club with Bar, Large and Small Halls, kitchen large field all for hire Regular Social events throughout the year. Contact for information and bookings.

Pittway Avenue, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 4DQ
01608 663993

Shipston Area Labour Party

District Councillor Jeff Kenner is the local contact for all events.

2 Fant Hill Barn, Upper Brailes, OX15 5AY
07790725415 www.stratford-on-avonlabour.org.uk

Shipston Arts and Crafts Society

We have lectures on the third Tuesday of the month, except August and December, on all aspects of arts and crafts and visits to places of interest

Parish Hall Catholic Church, Darlingscote RoadShipston-on-Stour, CV36 4GF

Shipston Badminton Club

Come and join our fun and friendly club! Last year we were voted the most sociable club in the league, come along and find out why...

Townsend Hall, Sheep StreetShipston-on-Stour,
www.shipstonbadminton.org

Shipston Community Arts

An Exciting New Venture for Shipston An initiative to set up an Arts Centre to serve Shipston and the surrounding area is in place. The plan is to eventually have a building as a permanent base for exhibitions, performances and workshops, but that is some way down the line. Uniting the creative arts in the community and form a network linked with a series of events and exhibitions, and to create a website where artists have their own space and links to their work. New members always welcome Chairman: Tim Porter

01608 685332 www.shipstoncommunityarts.org.uk

Shipston Drama Group

Amateur dramatics in Shipston on Stour

Townsend Hall, Sheep StreetShipston-on-Stour,
www.shipstondramagroup.org

Shipston Excelsior Football Club

We have 3 adult teams on Saturday in the Stratford Alliance league & 2 adult teams in the Evesham Sunday League .

Shipston Sports Club, London RoadShipston-on-Stour, CV36 4EP
01608 661139

Shipston Liberal Democrats

www.stratfordlibdems.org.uk/

Shipston Music Society

Shipston Music Society

The Music Society meets usually on the 3rd Friday of each month from September to June starting at 7.30pm.

Our aim is to foster and encourage an appreciation of music in its various forms and to promote an exchange of views and friendly relationships between our members.

Our programme includes a wide range of music from Classical to Jazz and Cappella to Opera. We try to include something that will appeal to a wide range of musical tastes.

The Society is a registered charity and works closely with the other music organisations in and around Shipston and as part of our outreach we have secured grants and sponsorship to bring live music into our care homes and professional musicians into our schools.

Membership is open to everyone with an interest in music.

The Society if affiliated to Making Music, the UK's number one organisation for voluntary music.

The Methodist Church, New RoadShipston-on-Stour, CV36 4EN
01608 662178 www.shipstonmusic.org.uk/

Shipston Probus

This friendly Club meets on alternate Friday mornings at the Shipston Sports and Social Club.  The meetings start with coffee followed by an excellent talk from invited speakers and ends with the option of lunch. Probus members are automatically enrolled as Social members of Shipston Sports and Social Club. Please contact the Hon Secretary Paul Kelly on 01608 662491 or the Speaker Secretary David Fox on 01608 661595 for more information.

01608 662491

Shipston Rugby Club

Three Senior Teams, one Very Senior, and Junior teams from Under 7 to Under 19.

Mayo Road, Shipston-on-Stour,
www.shipstonrugbyclub.co.uk

Shipston South Conservatives

Contact: Trevor Russel (Chairman)

01608 662514

Shipston Tennis Club

Shipston Tennis Club offers something for everyone interested in tennis. There are well organised coaching programmes for youngsters and active teams for men and women. As well as the more formal, competitive aspect, we run Cardio Tennis sessions which are great for building fitness and stamina as well as Quick Start tennis for those wishing to learn. We have two courts at the London Road Sports Club site and three more up at the High School which are all-weather and floodlit. Whether you are a keen, experienced player or someone interested in learning a new sport, we'd love to hear from you.

London Road, Shipston-on-Stour,
01608 662560

Shipston Town Band

Shipston's local Town Band.

New Road, Shipston-on-Stour,
shipstonband.co.uk

Shipston U3A

Make the most of life once you’re no longer in full time work by exploring new ideas, skills and interests with your local U3A.

Shipston U3A welcomes visitors to our regular gatherings at Townsend Hall in Shipston. Come along and meet us at one of our monthly meetings or look at our website.

Contact: Anne Watts

01608 662414 www.u3asites.org.uk/shipston-on-stour

Shipston Widows

Widows helping the widowed. We meet the 1st Wednesday of every month which is a social lunch. The 3rd Wednesday of every month is the main meeting and lunch, 10.30 at the Coach and Horses pub in Shipston. For more information contact Barbara Bean.

01608 663230

Shipston Wool Fair

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Shipston Youth Club

Shipston Youth Club provides a safe, secure environment where 11 to 18 year olds can socialise; enjoy sports, games and domestic activities; consider and discuss health, social and contemporary issues; have access to guidance and support; and participate as an organisation in local community activities. Regular games equipment available includes table tennis, pool, table football, XBOX360/Kinect with sport and adventure games & various board games. Special sessions include cooking, discussion and talks on topics of interest, and activity events. Weather permitting games (basketball, 5 a side football etc.) are organised outdoors.

Opening Times, Venue and costs:

  • Juniors year 7 alternate Tuesdays 7 to 9 pm from 9 April to 21 May and from 11 June to 9 July 2013.
  • Juniors year 8 alternate Tuesdays 7 to 9 pm from 16 April to 14 May and from 4 June to 16 July 2013.
  • Seniors year 9 to 18 years Wednesdays 7.30 to 9.30 pm from 17 April to 22 May and from 5 June to 17 July 2013.

NB All clubs are normally closed half term week 27 to 31 May 2013.

The club does not normally open in the school holidays. However occasionally special events are arranged and also some off site activities are organised e.g. at specialist centres such as a water park.

The club is located at the rear of Shipston High School Membership fee: 70p per night. Refreshments can be bought.

Structure Shipston Youth Club is managed by a Management Committee and the club is operated on their behalf by a qualified employed team consisting of a youth worker in charge plus 2 other youth workers, supported by volunteers.

Further information can be obtained from; Daniel Pulham Chairman Tel: 01608 664876 Richard Baldwin Secretary, Tel: 01608 662178 Email: richard.baldwin9@btinternet.com Katie Corby Youth Worker In Charge Email shipstonyc@yahoo.co.uk

To the rear of Shipston High School, Darlingscote RoadShipston-on-Stour, CV36 4DY
01608 662178

Shipston-on-Stour Cricket Club

Shipston CC would love to hear from any prospective new members, social or playing. We are a small, friendly club based at Shipston Sports Club, 21 London Road. We run two teams in the Cotswold Hills League on Saturdays and a Sunday side playing friendly matches against local opposition. We also run coaching sessions for juniors aged 8-13 on Thursday evenings.

21 London Road, Shipston-on-Stour,
01608 661139 www.intheteam.com/shipstoncc

Stour Singers

Stour Singers is the choral society for rural South Warwickshire. 'Community music-making at its best' (Stratford Herald) We offer an exciting and ambitious programme of major choral works which includes many of the all-time favourites and some little-known masterpieces. Stour Singers was formed as a community choir in 1975 and is a mixed choir of about 80 singers. Our members come from a wide area including South Warwickshire and neighbouring North Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire We do not have auditions. There are many very able and experienced singers in the choir, but we do welcome beginners. Students join for free. All we ask is a love and enthusiasm for music, and a desire to sing. Need help with sight-singing? We produce CDs of the individual parts so that less experienced singers can get to know the music at their own pace.

Stour Singers rehearse at the Primary School on Thursday evenings, at 7.30.p.m., from September to May.

2 Spencer Court, Cherry OrchardStratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 9AL
01789 269587 www.stoursingers.org.uk

Stour Valley Lions

Stour Valley Lions, based in Shipston on Stour, are a group of like minded people trying to make life a little better for those less fortunate than themselves with activities which cover the Stour Valley Area.

We meet at the George Hotel, Shipston on Stour monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7-30 p.m. to plan our activities, including social events, and welcome like minded individuals, either male or female, who are prepared to put a little back into the community.

We welcome volunteers who do not necessarily wish to become members but are prepared to lend a hand when they can.

For more information on the Lions please contact President Fran Stary at the email or telephone above.

07903661881 www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/StourValley

Transition Shipston

Transition Shipston is a grassroots group working to build local self sufficiency by encouraging more local food resources, sustainable energy supplies and a vibrant local economy. By becoming more resilient in this way Shipston-on-Stour and its surrounding communities we will be better able to cope with future energy shortages caused by oil depletion and climate change.
Want to get involved?
Contact: Mike Ashton,