Community Groups

Community groups can be accessed through The Shoebox Membership.

Contact group organisers or for more information.

Community Coffee Morning  |  Every Monday, 10.30am-12.30pm

Join us for a fun, relaxed group where you can meet new people and have a chat over a cuppa to help you start your week with a smile! If you are new to The Shoebox, this group is a great place to start. No need to book or call ahead, just come along!

Carer’s Social Group  |  Every Monday, 1.30pm-2.30pm

Join this friendly, informal and judgement-free group for unpaid carers to come together, share and relax.

Refugee Social and Support Group  |  Every Monday, 2pm-3pm

A welcoming group to bring together and support the refugee community, supporters and hosts. Supported by Norfolk Polonia.

Mindfulness and Meditation  |  Every Tuesday, 10.30am-12pm

First and third Tuesday of the month – Mindful walks around Norwich

Meet at The Shoebox before a gentle walk around the city centre.

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month – Mindfulness group at The Shoebox

Meet at The Shoebox for a calming mindfulness and meditation session.

Digital Drop In  |  Every Tuesday, 1pm-3pm

Bring your own digital device from home to get support with or use our PCs in a fun, kind, and supportive environment. Supported by Voluntary Norfolk and their team of Digital Inclusion Volunteers.

Please note that this group is to help individuals develop their digital skills and confidence. The volunteers may not be able to assist with issues such as Council Tax or Housing Options.

Timeline, a history social group  |  Some Tuesdays

This group no longer meets weekly but instead will meet to go on trips, walks around the city or meet at set times.

Join this sociable group to develop your interests in heritage and history. All you need is a love for discovery and adventure! Contact to find out when the next trip or meeting is!

Multicultural Coffee Morning  |  Every Wednesday, 10am-12pm

This is a group for those that are new to the area, that want to practice their English, meet new people and widen their networks. If you want to learn some British slang, share your favourite recipe from your culture or support those that have settled in the UK, come along!

Bridges Creative Writing Group  |  Every Wednesday, 3pm-5pm

Creative writing group for people who have had, or are experiencing mental health challenges. Bring along any sort of writing to share and discuss.

Running Group  |  Wednesdays, from 5pm

Walk or run at your own pace with a group of friendly, supportive people. A fun, casual group for keeping active in the city centre and meeting like-minded people.

The group will be cancelled if there are adverse weather conditions. If you are making a special trip, please get in touch on the day to see if it will be going ahead.

The Bridge Social Group  |  Every Thursday, 10.30am-12pm

A social group for young adults (18-30 year olds) moving between services or who are ready to make changes and would like a supportive space to come together and chat.

Only on Zoom. Email for more information and Zoom link.

Gamerados  |  First and third Thursday, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Gamerados  |  Second and fourth Thursday, 6pm – 9pm

Play board games in a fun, friendly setting! Bring your own games or play some from our board games library.

They embrace the principles of the Camerados movement.

Afternoon Gamerados sessions will be taking a break during August as the hosts take a well-deserved holiday but will return from September onwards.

Evening Gamerados sessions will continue as normal.

Autistic Adults Meet Up |  Second Thursday of the month, 1pm-3pm

Monthly meet-up for Autistic adults supported by Norfolk County Council and ASD Helping Hands.

Information Drop-In: Voluntary Norfolk – Employment, Volunteering and Financial SupportEvery Friday, 12pm-2pm

Need help writing or updating your CV? Are you looking for work or volunteering opportunities? Voluntary Norfolk Skills Connectors can help with this and so much more!

Friday Social Support Group |  Every Friday, 1pm-3pm

This friendly, supportive group get together to talk, listen and laugh while making new friends!

…Different Day |  Every Friday, 3pm-4pm

A group for people aged 18+ who are experiencing depression, bipolar or both. Just people sharing their views and experiences to help each other in a relaxed, respectful atmosphere. Hosted by Will Dowe from Better Together Norfolk.

Sunshine and Showers  |  Every Friday, 4pm-5pm

An additional hour to …Different Day for those experiencing bipolar to explore their experiences. challenges and successes. Hosted by Will Dowe from Better Together Norfolk.

Public Living Room  |  First Saturday of the month, 2.30pm-4.30pm

This group will not be meeting in August due to the hosts taking a well-deserved holiday!

A group for people aged 18+ where you can meet folk, drink tea or coffee and have some biscuits.

In collaboration with the Camerados movement.

Are you part of a community group that is looking for a new place to meet?
Do you have an idea for a new community group?

We can help you turn your ideas into action and connect you with like-minded individuals to join up with.
If you’d like to know more, please complete get in touch with details of your group.
Contact us on 01603 850309 or email:

Kindly supported by…

Our funders and supporters help us to continue our work combating loneliness and social isolation in the local area – be that through events, celebration days or community groups. Find out more about Better Together Norfolk, Aviva Community Fund and Norwich Together Alliance.

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