Classes and Events at the Hall

This page is constantly being updated as we get more information about what is on in the Hall

Pilates for Absolute Beginners

Tuesdays at 19:30 in the Main Hall (other times and venues possible, depending on demand)
Would you like to strengthen your body, improve your wellbeing and overall fitness, and have fun?This class is aimed at people who have never done Pilates before, or are not confident with movement and exercise.

What are the benefits of Pilates?

  • Regular gentle Pilates exercises can improve posture, muscle tone, balance, and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.

  • There's evidence that Pilates can provide pain relief from some forms of lower back pain.

  • Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise, which can be tailored to suit different levels of fitness and ability. Even if you cannot lie on the floor, the exercises can be safely conducted from a chair.

The six-week program costs just £60. Class size is a maximum of 6 to ensure everyone gets individual attention and tailored help.

All ages and levels of physical ability (including chair based) are very welcome. No previous experience is necessary, just wear comfortable clothing.

I believe that for exercise to be effective it must be fun too.

I am a fully qualified Pilates & Exercise to Music Instructor. All classes are fully insured.

To find out more, contact Sarah:

Mobile: 07599 907 208

email SF-Fit@hotmail.com


T'ai Chi for the over 50s

Mondays at 10:00, 11:00 and 17:00 in the Main Hall

The first class is run by Faradena Afifi for Forever Active, a local charity promoting exercise for the over 50s.

The other classes, also run by Fara, are for Grey Heron Interactive Arts.


Not sure if it is for you? This is what the NHS website says about T'ai Chi: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/guide-to-tai-chi/

Come and try it; the first lesson is free.

Website: http://www.forever-active.org.uk/ eMail Fara: faradena@yahoo.co.uk

See Videos showing Fara demonstrating various movements.

T'ai Chi Beginners Class

Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00 in the Main Hall
Come and join us to learn 108-move T’ai Chi in a style developed by the late Master Moy Lin-Shin.This is a gentle form of whole body exercise that can help maintain and improve balance, flexibility, strength and mobility by exercising the body and mind in a series of soft relaxed movements. Master Moy was a Taoist monk who modified the traditional Yang style set to maximise the health benefits for faster health improvement as he realised that in a modern society, an exercise that was good for health was more important than a martial art for fighting.All ages and levels of physical ability are very welcome. No previous experience is necessary and no special equipment needed - just wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes.Session cost for two hours: £3 to cover costs with no yearly or monthly subscription.Sharyn Robinson is a volunteer instructor with Eastern Counties T’ai Chi Academy which is a not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations. The methods used for our practise and teaching have been passed to us by Master Moy Lin-Shin from the generation of Chinese masters who passed this knowledge to him.

Contact details:

Sharyn on 01638 745247 or email sharyn.robinson@btinternet.com

Sharyn's Class at Swaffham Prior Village Hall

Slimming World

Thursdays at 17:30 and 19:00 in the Main Hall

My name is Sharon, and I have been a Slimming World consultant since August 1997.


I run 4 award winning sessions in Littleport welcoming over 200 members every Tuesday, and 2 sessions in Swaffham Prior every Thursday, currently welcoming 70-80 members every week.If you’d love to find out more, just pop along to the Village Hall at 5.30pm or 7.00pm and meet some of my fabulous, successful members.There is no obligation to join.

Contact details:

Slimming WorldWebsite: https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/Phone: 03448 978 000SharonPhone: 01353 861499 (home) or 07760 192638 (mobile)eMail: sharonheaps@sky.com

Art History

Tuesday and/or Wednesday mornings

The Art History courses are run by Deborah Monteiro

Contact Mike Carrington on bookings.spvh@gmail.com for more details


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Women's Institute

Monthly on Mondays


The W.I. meet on the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm.

New members are always very welcome.


21st March: Annual Meeting and Entertainment

25th April: Costumes through the Ages, Kindra Jones

16th May: Watercolour demonstration, Clive Dawson

20th June: Jubilee Garden Party


For more information, please contact Margaret Joyce:

      • Phone: 01638 744390

      • email: madmarge70@gmail.com

Link: The National Federation of Women's Institutes

Village Quizzes

Several each year on Saturday evenings

The dates for the next two Quiz Nights are:

  1. Saturday 09/04/2022 from 19:00 to 22:00

  2. Saturday 15/10/2022 from 19:00 to 22:00

To book a table (for a team of up to 6 players) contact:

Jenny Brand

For more information, please contact Mike Carrington bookings.spvh@gmail.com



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Village Gardeners

Monthly on Tuesday evenings


The Gardeners meet on the third Tuesday of most months, at 8.00pm.

New members are always very welcome.


5th March: Gardens of Madeira, Roy Nunn

19th April: Pickwick’s Gardening Scrapbook for 1838, Mike Petit

17th May: Gardening Quiz, Judi Churcher

14th June: Evening visit to Barchams Trees, Ely

25th June: Outing to Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland

19th July: Evening visit to Ely gardens

18th October: AGM

15th November: History of Anglesey Abbey, Helen Ackroyd/NT


For further information, please contact David Whitehead

  • email: whitehead-david1947@gmail.com

The Quilting Group

Weekly on Thursday mornings

For more information about the Quilters, please contact Mike Carrington bookings.spvh@gmail.com


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Tang Soo Do

Mondays and Wednesdays

This is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

This will be updated as soon as we have more information.


Links: Great Britain Tang Soo Do