Community Groups

Community groups can be accessed through The Shoebox Membership.

Members can join these groups in person at The Shoebox or you can join for free via Zoom. Get in touch to receive the Zoom link and sign up for a free Virtual Membership.

Contact group organisers or team@theshoebox.org.uk for more information.

Monday

Community Coffee Morning

10.30am-11.30am

Join us for a fun, relaxed weekly chat to help you start your week with a smile!

To join the group, email team@theshoebox.org.uk.

Information Drop-In: Norwich Age UK

11.30am-1pm

Available on the third Monday of every month. Are you aged over 50 and need advice? An adviser from AgeUK Norwich will be available to offer informal advice and guidance on a range of issues such as benefits, debt, staying active or maybe you want to chat about something else?

Simply come along to The Shoebox to meet an advisor from Age Uk.

Email team@theshoebox.org.uk for more information.

Tuesday

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Mindfulness and Meditation Group

10.30am-11.30am

Join us every Tuesday to enjoy guided meditations, the benefits of being mindful in your favourite activities while bringing these approaches into your daily life.

 

Email team@theshoebox.org.uk to receive the Zoom link. Attend online and at The Shoebox.

Digital Drop In

1pm-3pm

On the second and fourth Tuesday of every month we are joined by some fantastic Digital Inclusion Volunteers from Voluntary Norfolk. You can bring your own digital device from home to get support with or try out one of our PCs, Chromebooks or tablets in a fun, kind, and supportive environment.

 

Email team@theshoebox.org.uk or call 01603 850309 to reserve your place. Booking is essential.

Timeline – A history social group

3pm-5pm

Join this sociable group every Tuesday to develop your interests in art, culture, heritage and history. All you need is a love for discovery and adventure!

 

Email team@theshoebox.org.uk to receive the Zoom link. Attend online and at The Shoebox.

Wednesday

Ladies Chat & Support Group

10am-12pm

On the first and third Wednesday of every month, you can come together with like-minded women for support, conversation, and laughs!

Email team@theshoebox.org.uk to receive the Zoom link. Attend online and at The Shoebox.

Let’s talk M.E.

10am-12pm

On the second and fourth Wednesday of every month join this friendly and welcoming group for people who live with the diagnosis of M.E., Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Come along and share your experiences, make connections and gain support from others.

Contact group facilitator Katie Snazell; Katie.snazell@bettertogethernorfolk.org.uk for more details. Attend online and at The Shoebox.

Bridges Creative Writing Group

3pm-5pm

Creative writing group for people who have had, or are experiencing, mental health problems. Bring along any sort of writing to share and discuss. Take part in lively discussion and energetic writing exercises. Honesty box provided for drinks. Maximum of 9 people. Option to take part online as well as in person.

To enquire about joining the group contact: Hilary 07720396290 or email team@theshoebox.org.uk Attend online or at The Shoebox.

Thursday

The Bridge Social Group

10.30am-12pm

A social group for young adults (18-30 year olds) moving between services or who are ready to make changes and require some support.

Everyone is welcome, no referral is needed. The Bridge is a member-led community group.

To join the group contact: Rachel rachel792@rocketmail.com. Attend online or at The Shoebox. Days and times of meetings may change. Contact Rachel before attending.

Women’s Wondrous Words

1pm-3pm

Weekly creative writing group every Thursday afternoon for women in Norwich. Fun, friendly and relaxed group where you can laugh, share and enjoy creative writing. Forget your worries, all you need is a little imagination.

To enquire about the group please email team@theshoebox.org.ukAttend online or at The Shoebox.

Create Craft Chat

3pm – 5pm

Create Craft Chat is a weekly drop in group who get together every Thursday, 1pm – 5pm.

A maximum of 9 people can attend in person, contact us to reserve your place. Option to take part online as well as in person.

Email team@theshoebox.org.uk to receive the Zoom link. Attend online and at The Shoebox.

Gamerados – Board Game Night

6pm – 9pm

Gamerados gets together on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to play board games in a fun, friendly setting! They embrace the principles of the Camerados movement:

1) It is okay to fail – We are all a bit rubbish sometimes

2) Mix with people who don’t look like you

3) If we disagree, level with each other respectfully

4) Don’t try to fix other people, just be alongside them

5) If someone is struggling, try asking them to help you. This can give people purpose.

6) Always remember… have fun!

Email team@theshoebox.org.uk to find out more. Attend at The Shoebox.

Friday

Information Drop-In: Voluntary Norfolk – Employment and Volunteering Support

11am – 1pm

Available on the first and third Friday of every month. Skills Connectors from Voluntary Norfolk will run informal sessions where anyone wishing to receive employment or volunteering advice or practical help in making applications can speak to them without an appointment.

Simply come along to The Shoebox to meet a Skills Connector from Voluntary Norfolk.

Email team@theshoebox.org.uk for more information.

Friday Social Support Group

1pm – 3pm

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

For information on joining this group please email team@theshoebox.org.uk Attend online or at The Shoebox.

…Different Day

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. Relaxed, respectful atmosphere. 

For information on joining this group please email will.dowe@bettertogethernorfolk.org.uk or call Will on 07436 183998Attend at The Shoebox.

Running and Walking Club

4pm – 5pm

The Shoebox Running and Walking Club is a friendly, supportive group for walkers and runners of all abilities. Whether this will be your first ever jog or you’re just looking for some company, the group will give you a warm welcome. 

Start and finish at The Shoebox and enjoy a walk or run around Norwich’s beautiful city centre! For information on joining this group please email team@theshoebox.org.ukAttend at The Shoebox.

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: team@theshoebox.org.uk.

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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