Group Activities

Darby and Joan Club

Renia Morris 01782 750694
Derek Lovell 01782 750685

We enable our members to meet old friends and make new acquaintances in a socially friendly atmosphere. We meet fortnightly on Tuesdays from 2 to 4pm, where we play some bingo, have raffles and chat. We arrange: trips out for meals, shopping, days at the seaside, coach holidays and Christmas lunch. We welcome new members. Please come along. The first session is free. Membership is £2 a year plus £2 at each meeting.

Indoor Bowls

Kath Elms   01782 751132

We have an active group of indoor bowlers who play weekly in the Hall on Mondays from 1.30 to 3.30pm (October to March).

Jem & Pearl’s Line Dance Club

Joyce Plaskett (IDTA Qualified, 5 x European and 2x World Dance Champion) 07951 833251

I have been teaching line dancing at Madeley for three years. Originally the class was for absolute beginners, but the group has progressed to improver level. Line dancing is extremely good for memory, and a gentle way of keeping fit. We dance to all genres of music, including: country, Latin, pop, Irish and hip hop.  It is for any age group.  The class is held every Tuesday afternoon between 2 and 3pm in the main hall.  The cost is £3.50 per lesson and there is no need to pre book. 


Debbie Cartlidge 07967 095459

Our sessions enable you and your little jiggle to have fun together by taking part in interactive activities including: light shows, parachute play, baby sign and other active exercises. We meet from 1.30 to 2.30pm on Wednesdays. The cost is £3 for the first child and £1 for additional children.

Jill Clewes’ Academy for Theatre Arts

Jill Clewes 01782 631895

This Academy is a well-established studio with over 50 years’ experience in providing theatre training for pupils of all ages and abilities. We have many pupils who achieve professional careers while, at the same time, we encourage pupils to reach their personal goals. The fees are either £4.50 or £5, depending upon the class. Classes: Mondays between 4.00 and 6.40pm and two on Fridays at 11.00 and 11.40am. First class free.

Keikobasku Karate

Dave Bowler 07984 482264
Website :

Learn Karate from the age of 5 to adult from a full-time instructor, Dave Bowler (8th Dan), with over 42 years of experience. Beginners are always welcome. The first 4 lessons are free. Karate improves fitness & health, children learn self-defence safely and improve self-confidence. We offer family discounts.

Classes: Children Wednesdays 6-7pm, Thursdays 5-6pm; Adults/Teens Thursdays 7-8pm.

Knit & Natter

Ann Spilsbury
Pam Beeston 01782 750131

If you are a knitter or do crochet and like to socialise at the same time, then this is the activity for you. We meet every Wednesday from 2 to 3.30pm.

Kung Fu

Jason Morgan 07739397642

Fung Yang Sau Kung Fu still retains its Taoist origins from its ‘roots’ in Feng Shou, the ancient ‘Li family’ style, reputedly over 2000 years old. It’s a great way to learn self-defence and build confidence.  Kung Fu is one of the best ways to exercise, for everyone, young or old, male or female.

Classes are every Monday 7-8pm. First lesson is free.

Madeley & District U3A

Chair: Hilary Hurd 01782 750338
Membership: Glenda Miller 01782 752556

Madeley and District U3A is a charity run by volunteers. We organise 34 different activities for semi-retired and retired people, but welcome anyone of any age who would like to join in. Most events occur during the daytime on weekdays, and a few are in the evenings. Annual membership costs £12.50 and you pay £2 each time you attend an activity in the Centre (£1 for outside events). Our current list of activities is: amblers (morning walks), archaeology, art appreciation, fiction and non-fiction book groups, card & board games, coach trips, croquet, digital world, discussion, family history, film & theatre, French refreshers, French improvers, French reading, gardening, local outings, military history, music, natural history, painting & drawing, philosophy, photography, ramblers (all-day walks), sewing, patchwork & quilting, Spanish beginners, Spanish refreshers, table tennis, t’ai chi chuan, tangent poetry, tennis, dining & lunch club, quiz night. Full details are in the separate U3A Handbook available from the help desk at the Madeley Centre and on our website above.


Yvonne Bradley 01782 750178

Meditation is more an experience than something that we do, more a process than an achievement, more an ongoing journey than a destination. It is a way of relaxing, releasing stress and developing our ability to find our inner stillness…we all have it even if we don’t always realise it! This group meets on Tuesdays from 10-11.30am.

Pepper Street Performing Arts

Ali Spender 07966 279003


Pepper Street Performing Arts (PSPA) is a small company delivering a range of performing arts education and services throughout North Staffordshire. The company was established in November 2014 by two like-minded performers and teachers (Ali & Olivia) determined to share their love of performing arts in a friendly and accessible way.

Performing Arts classes and activities for children, young people and adults at The Madeley Centre: Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm Junior & Adult Choirs, Friday 4.00-7.30pm Glee Club Tweenies, Modern Jazz, Adult Tap Dance, Glee Club, SOSA Dance Fitness.


Michelle Landon 07881 582597

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and well-being. Pilates teaches awareness of breathing and alignment of the spine, head, neck and shoulder blades. It incorporates strengthening of the deep abdominal muscles, which are particularly important to alleviate and prevent back pain. These weekly classes progress at a pace suitable for all levels and, as time goes on, members will begin to enjoy the benefits and relaxation of Pilates. 9.30-10.30 Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 6.30-7.30pm Wednesdays.

Slimming World

Laura Stevenson 07791 428832

We meet on Thursdays at 5.30 and 7.30pm. As soon as you walk through the doors of our Slimming World group, you’ll get a warm welcome from me, your Consultant, and from fellow members. I will tell you all about Slimming World and how our Food Optimising plan works. We work together to achieve your goals.

St Thomas More Sailing School

Malcolm Jennings 07802 208090

St. Thomas More Sailing is a RYA Training Centre that has been offering Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Shore-based Training Courses to the people of Staffordshire, Cheshire & Shropshire and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. It provides a comprehensive package that covers more than just the RYA syllabus, giving you the knowledge to sail safely and with confidence. Courses are available both in the classroom and on-line with Marine Radio Assessments every month at The Madeley Centre. Instructors are ideally placed to provide you with the support, training and advice you require to enjoy your time out on the water.

Tea Dance

Michael Allman 01782 751400

We hold a tea dance every Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4pm. Please come along and join us for a very sociable afternoon, where you can dance or sway to the music and improve your mobility and fitness.


Yvonne Bradley 01782 750178

Yoga can help you to improve your physical health, tone your muscles and internal organs, relieve inner tension, reduce weight and strengthen your bones. But it not only works on your body, it also guides you towards relaxation and shows you how to become more balanced, centred and calm. It is a whole-life philosophy that teaches that attaining control over the body is the key to controlling the mind. Mastering the art of relaxation and learning how to breathe ‘properly’ are two of the most important aspects of yoga. Once you have mastered these skills, you will experience a positive, healthy outlook on life. Each week on Monday from 7-8.30pm and Thursday from 10-11.30am.

Zumba Fitness

Julie Clarke 07833 616163

Every Tuesday 7-8pm in the main hall. Move that body to various zumba tracks (hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo). Also dance away to old and new chart music. The routines involve aerobic movements with some squats and lunges. Classes are for all abilities, including beginners, so you can take it at your own pace. It is £4 per one-hour class and every 7th session is free. If it’s your first time, please allow a few minutes before the start of the class to complete the health readiness questionnaire. Come and join the fun and get a great workout at the same time!