All Meetings held in the HCYA Hall adhere to COVID safe practices
Below is a list of all the activities that run on a regular basis through the Hallam Community and Youth Association.
(Term time only)
Why not come and join one of the Pilates classes which run on Tuesday's at 9:20am & 10:30am with Tracey & Thursday's at 9:20am with Louise. The classes run in term time only and bookings are taken for the half term. Pilates will help you improve your posture, increase core stability and strengthen your back.
If you are interested give Tracey a call for more information and to arrange a booking. The classes are very popular so please check availability.
For further details please contact Tracey Wilson on 0775 9274165 or email at TJWpilates@gmail.com
2021 marks the 30th year of our existence, and we would hope to be able to have some sort of recognition of this by the time of our anniversary in the summer. Meanwhile we will continue with what became a favourite pastime in 2020, gardening in isolation or with family members.
The gardening section continues to own its collection of equipment. It costs £10 to buy into the equipment, and there has been a subscription of £2 per year thereafter. Over the years the most borrowed machine has been the shredder, the current one being our fifth. We also have a scarifier, hedge trimmers, lawn vacuum and ratchet branch loppers.
For further details please contact Trish Hill on 0114 2305872 or email email@example.com
We play Badminton on Tuesday evenings in Tapton School Sports Hall. We have the use of four courts and emphasis is on friendly games with a competitive edge. All abilities are welcome. Come along for a free session if you are interested. We play on most Tuesdays with a two-month summer break.
For further details please contact Andrew Coomer on 0114 2307302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We adhere to COVID safe practices and meetings are held only when COVID restrictions allow.
This is a very social occasion. It is very much for pleasure, relaxation and fun (with the emphasis on fun). Our sessions are held in the main hall of Hallam Community Center.We play throughout the winter months from mid September until approximately mid April. We play on large indoor mats stretching the full length of the hall and woods of various sizes and weights are provided.
Don't worry if you've never played before because that's how many of the present players started. If you are interested and would like to know more please contact us for details.
For further details please contact Stuart Wilson on 0114 4383127 or email email@example.com
We walk on the second Sunday of the month and cover a distance of around 8 miles. We take a packed lunch and also have a short coffee break in the morning. Walks are led by volunteers from the group.
For further details please contact Carol on 0114 2630184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also join our group for a monthly Friday walk. Walks take place on the last Friday of the month and normally cover a distance around 6 miles.
For further details please contact email@example.com
Yoga is a way of developing awareness of our bodies, how we use them and how we might be abusing them. Our aim is to have a healthy body and a relaxed mind and free ourselves from the unwanted stresses and tensions of everyday life. We do this by improving breathing techniques and gentle stretching exercises, followed by postures (asanas) and finish with a short period of relaxation.
Wear loose clothing, such as leggings and a t-shirt and bring a yoga mat or exercise mat, along with a blanket for knee support and warmth in relaxation. All ages and mixed abilities are welcome, and we adhere to COVID19 safety measures. If you’d like more information or wish to book a place, please contact Pam, who is a fully qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher with many years’ experience.
For further details please contact Pam Mathieson on 0114 2682709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This class is intended especially for the "young at heart" although it is open to anyone and no experience of yoga is necessary. As long as you can get down to the floor and up again you are fit enough! The aim is to undo all the stiffness and the stresses that have accumulated in our bodies over the years to improve strength and suppleness.
We start with lots of gentle warm up stretches and exercises to improve the breathing. This is followed by stronger stretches that you can do at your own level, and its always fine to miss something out! We end with a period of relaxation. Classes are small to allow for individual attention and cost £7 a session.
I am a British Wheel teacher with 20 years experience especially of teaching older students or those with health problems. You are welcome to come to just one class to try it when I can provide a mat, otherwise students will need to bring their own. Please wear loose clothing and bring something warm to wear/or to cover yourself for the relaxation.
For further details please contact Claire on 07775 584364 or email at email@example.com.
When Government restrictions allow we will resume walking every Thursday
We walk every Thursday morning starting at 10:30am alternating between shorter (3-5 miles) and longer (6-8 miles). Meeting venues are arranged in advance and posted on our website - www.hcya.org.uk/walkie-talkies. All walks are led by walking members, volunteering to lead on an occasional basis with help and support from others.
If you would like to try this fun and beneficial form of exercise then some suitable hiking footwear, outerwear, a packed lunch and your enthusiasm are all that are required. Although we like to think of these outings as healthy we also consider it to be a social event and an optional visit to a local hostelry is usually arranged to restore our drained energy.
For further details please contact Dennis Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings are held adhering to COVID safe practices
Hallam Art Group is one of the larger groups within HCYA with a membership of up to 70 who give support to each other and to the Group as a whole, both in the day to day running and with our exhibitions. We meet to paint weekly on Thursday evenings, 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the main room of the Hallam Community Hall. We do not provide lessons at our meetings, just the space and informal atmosphere to grow in our artistic enjoyment.
During the year we have a programme of interesting and informative activities: workshops, demonstrations, life drawing, occasional portrait and still life sessions and sketching outings. We have an excellent library of art books and DVDs to borrow and hold regular DVD presentations, in a separate room, allowing for appreciation and discussion afterwards. The Hallam Art Group is a friendly, supportive group where help and advice is readily available from our more experienced members.
We hold two exhibitions during the year in the HCYA Hall, and in the Botanical Gardens. We also have the opportunity to display members artwork at various other venues. Should there be a full membership at the time you contact us your name will be put on the waiting list and as vacancies arise priority is given to people living in the Hallam area.
More information about the group can be found at our website website - www.hallamartgroup.wordpress.com.
For further details please contact Caroline Egglestone (Membership) at email@example.com.
Tastings are either presented by Guild members or by an outside speaker from one of several wine merchants who are invited so we can sample and enjoy wines recommended by them from vineyards around the world.
Each year we have a few themed evenings where we enjoy a meal prepared by members with appropriate accompanying wines and we also have both a Summer and Winter BBQ. Our wine tasting sessions are held in the Community Hall on alternate Thursdays beginning at 8:00pm.
Several events take place away from the hall during the year, for example a meal at a local restaurant, a trip to a brewery or even a night at the dogs! An early autumn holiday, usually abroad, is arranged each year and at Christmas we hold both a party in the Hall and a 'black tie' dinner dance at a local venue.
We are a very sociable group and as our membership is currently full, we operate a waiting list. If you are interested in joining us your name can be added to the list.
For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
T'ai Chi is a gentle form of exercise suitable for young and old, whatever your fitness level. Its gentle, slow, movements help to exercise all parts of the body, improving balance and mobility and relieving stress. In our small, friendly group we learn Tai Chi movements as well as breathing and stretching to promote well-being in a COVID safe environment. No previous experience of Tai Chi is necessary - we welcome anyone who would like to give it a try.
We meet on Wednesdays from 8:00pm to 9:30pm. Please wear light clothing and footwear.
For further details please contact Gill Riley on 0114 2305148 or email email@example.com
We adhere to COVID safe practices and meetings are held only when COVID restrictions allow.
Independent of the Thursday Wine and Beer Guild, Westside Wine Club is well-established and meets in the Community Hall at 7.45 pm on the third Friday of the month.
Our programme incorporates social events in the summer and winter. We are an informal sociable group with the aim of cultivating a good fellowship amongst our members and enjoy tasting both "affordable " wines as well as having the opportunity of sampling a selection of more expensive ones. Due to space restrictions our membership level is set at around 50 but we do have a waiting list at the present time (April 2019). Those on the waiting list are invited as guests whenever possible.
Our objectives are to participate in wine tastings and samplings in order to learn more about the different types of vines grown around the world and the variety of tastes that expert blending creates. We hold a varied programme of events with presentations from professional wine experts as well as presentations from within our membership.
The Hallam Choral Society is an established choir striving towards excellence in performance. Our membership is diverse and currently at over sixty singers, who come from across the city and beyond to perform around four public concerts a year with an eclectic mix of music.
The Hallam Choral Society is proud to be associated with Classical Sheffield; an established organisation aiming to bring all of Sheffield's amazing wealth of musical groups together into a mutually beneficial community. Please take a minute to visit them after you've had a look around our website - www.hallamchoralsociety.co.uk.
For further details please contact Sue Mills (Membership Secretary) on 07834 734445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Heights currently offer classes in ISTD Cecchetti Ballet, ISTD Modern Theatre, ISTD Tap, Contemporary, Acro, and Musical Theatre (HATS - Heights’ Amateur Theatre Society). Our classes run weekly during term times on Tuesday evenings, Wednesday evenings, Thursday evenings, Friday evenings, and Saturday morning/afternoons and are open to pupils ages 2½ - 18 years old.
For further details please contact Heights Ballet School on 07714 025122 or email at email@example.com.