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Clubs & Societies in Hailsham

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Art & Music

Hailsham Artists’ Network

Gallery North, High Street
An informal group for both professional and amateur artists and crafts people to share information and opportunities.

Art Gallery North

70 High Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1AX

An eclectic mix of original artworks by professional artists. Resident artists include Rachel Widdows, Josie Tipler and Jenny Johnstone. Botanical artists include Mary Murphy, Ruth Bodkin and Carolyn Shepherd. Also showing the work of Liz Hankins, Malcom Love, Margaret Turton and Virginia Crowe.
Tel: 01323 846938 (Gallery Information)

Hailsham Choral Society

C/o Civic Community Hall, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham
Meets on Thursday evenings, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Membership enquiries welcome. Call 01323 870515.

Wealden Brass

This band gives concerts throughout the year at local venues and sometimes further afield. New members always welcome. If you would like the group to play at your event/concert, please contact secretary Caroline Haylor on 01323 843753 or send an email to

Cinemas & Theatres

The Hailsham Pavillion

George Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1AE

“Silver screen at its most stylish and sophisticated… Features include comfortable seating, spacious leg room, full size screen, Dolby Digital Surround sound, fully stocked kiosk. Advance booking available. Easy parking in Victoria Road and throughout Hailsham town centre.”
Tel: 01323 841414 (Box Office)

Ropemaker Theatre Company

C/o Hailsham Pavillion, George Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1AE

“The Ropemaker Theatre Company is an exciting, progressive and professional company based in Hailsham. Launched in March 2011, the company brings professional actors into the wonderful, historical Hailsham Pavilion and presents a selection of productions, helping to develop culture and opportunities in Hailsham.”
Tel: 01323 841414 (Box Office)


Hailsham Harriers Running Club

C/o Hailsham Community College, BN27 1DT (Summer)
C/o Summerheath Hall, Hailsham, BN27 3DR (Winter)
Supporting the running aspirations of people of all ages and abilities. Call 07879 996267.

Hailsham Healthy Walk

Set off from Hailsham War Memorial, High Street, (Thursdays, 10.30am)
Join in, feel good. Volunteer walk leaders needed, no previous experience and free training provided. Call Paula on 07740 899559.

Health, Mental Health & Disability

East Sussex Association Of Blind & Partially Sighted People (ESAB)

Prospect House, 7-9 George Street, Hailsham, BN27 1AD
Call 01323 832252 or email

East Sussex Disability Association (ESDA) Hailsham & District Branch

Go out to accessible venues on the second Wednesday of each month. Door to door transport provided to members. Call 01323 449920.

Hailsham Wellbeing Centre (Southdown)

The Hailsham Wellbeing Centre provides a range of community-based mental health and wellbeing support to enable you to get well, stay well and prevent crisis. The Centre is part of a network of mental health recovery support, called the East Sussex Community Network. Our team of friendly Recovery Workers will work with you to develop a personalised wellbeing plan and support you to access activities and groups at the Centres and in your local community. For more information or to apply, call 442706, send an email or visit to download a form.

Prospects House, 7/9 George Street, Hailsham, BN27 1AD

Dementia Group

A friendly club for anyone over the age of 55, supporting people with dementia and most disabilities. A lunch can be provided which consists of a 2-course meal (cost £5) Afternoons include entertainment, singing, crafts, bingo, choir and games. Please contact Sarah on 07783 693522 for more details.

Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Field, Hailsham, BN27 1BG

Making Memories Dementia Group

Unpaid carers who care for people with dementia are invited alongside the person they care for to attend this new support and activitiy group. The monthly ‘Making Memories’ group takes place on the fourth Wednesday of the month (2pm-4pm), facilitated by a Care Support Worker from Care For The Carers, a charity that supports unpaid carers across Sussex.

Day Centre, Bentley Grange, Binder Lane (off Reef Way), Hailsham, BN27 1FA

Hailsham & District Parkinson’s Society

C/o Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road, Hailsham, BN27 3DR
Organises social activities for people with Parkinson’s. Call 01323 840288.


Hailsham Historical Society

Blackmans Yard, Market Street, Hailsham, BN27 2AE
Meetings monthly on Wednesday evening in the Methodist Church Hall (7.30pm). Call 01323 843102 (Secretary).


Anderida Writers

Open to writers of all levels and ages, who meet on the second Tuesday of most months. Details available from Tony Flood (Chair): / 01323 471726.

Eastbourne & District Old Time Dance Club

C/o Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road, Hailsham, BN27 3DR
Meets on Wednesday evenings (7.30pm). New members welcome. For further details, call 01323 728332.

Hailsham & District Bird Club

C/o Union Corner Hall, Hawks Road, Hailsham, BN27 2ND
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 8pm. Call 01323 840113.

Hailsham & District Flower Club

Civic Community Hall, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 1BG
Meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. Call 01323 842222 or

Hailsham Bonfire Society

Hailsham Memorial Institute Club
Meetings held at the Hailsham Memorial Institute Club, first Monday of each month, 8pm. Call 07969 444896 or

Hailsham Bridge Club

C/o Union Corner Hall, Hawks Road, Hailsham, BN27 2ND
Meets on Monday evenings (6.45pm for 7pm) and Friday afternoons (1.45pm for 2pm). Call 01435 864448.

Hailsham Film Club

C/o Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, Hailsham BN27 1DE
Screenings at Hailsham Pavilion. Set programme once a month except for July and August. Contact

Hailsham Horticultural Society

8 Quintin Close, Hailsham, BN27 3NQ
Members and non-members welcome at monthly meetings. Call 01323 840797.

Hailsham Photographic Society

The Camera Centre, 53 High Street, Hailsham, BN27 1AR
Meets at Hellingly Village Hall every Thursday at 7.30pm (September to May). Call 01323 843402.

Hailsham Ramblers’ Club

1 Birch Way, Hailsham, BN27 3TA
A friendly group who like to share an enjoyment of walking in the conutryside. Call 01323 843530.

Model Powerboat Club

Meets at the Hailsham Common Pond by arrangement (low powered craft only). Contact Mark Davis on 07752 836755 or

Sequence Dance Club

Meets at Summerheath Hall every second and last Friday of the month (7.30pm-10pm). Contact Dave McCarthy on 01323 500180 or

Wealden Writers

Hailsham Gospel Mission, Station Road
A writing group for Hailsham and the surrounding area. Meets on first Friday of each month from 2pm to 4pm (except December – first Friday). Call 01323 842621.

Martial Arts

CMA Karate

C/o Hailsham East Community Centre, Orion Close, Hailsham, BN27 2JZ
Meets on Wednesdays (up to 11yrs, 5pm-5.45pm and 12+yrs, 5.45pm-6.30pm). Call 01323 848677.

Versatile Martial Arts

19 Station Road, Hailsham, BN27 2BH
Kickboxing, kung fu, jiu jitsu, street dance, kettlebells, circuits. For anyone aged 5-95yrs. Call 07976 279690.

Members’ Clubs

Eastbourne & District Soroptomists

For today’s business and professional women – develop international friendships, have fun! Meets 2nd and 4th Monday of the month (except August) at 7.45pm. Call 01323 844398

Hailsham Lions Club

Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Field, Hailsham, BN27 1BG
Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. Call 01323 844398.

Hailsham Old Pavilion Society (H.O.P.S.)

C/o Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, Hailsham, BN27 1AE
Raising funds for the Hailsham Pavilion. Volunteers needed. Call 01323 840778.

Hailsham Rotary Club

Buckler’s Cafe, St Mary’s Walk, Hailsham, BN27 1AF
Meets every Tuesday at 6pm for 6pm at Buckler’s Cafe. Call 01323 449100 or email

Hailsham Women’s Institute (Nightingales)

C/o Union Corner Hall, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1ND
Meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm. Call 01323 442592.

Royal British Legion Hailsham & District Branch

Hailsham Club, Vicarage Field, Hailsham, BN27 1BG
Meets every 2nd Tuesday except January and August. Call 01323 840164 or


Wealden Wombles

The Wealden Wombles are volunteer litter pickers who meet regularly in Hailsham and Hellingly. Dates of events are posted on Facebook and Twitter @WealdenWombles. Please contact us at

Social Meeting Groups

Hailsham Friends

Provide a much needed local social service  for people who live alone or are carers. Registered and receiving help from the Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA), East Sussex 1Space, Action in Rural Sussex and ESCIS, Hailsham Friends holds regular meetings locally – there are no membership fees and meetings are relaxed and friendly, with no upper age limit.

Please access their website for full details, including meeting dates and contact information:

Social Clubs

Age UK (Hailsham)

Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Field, Hailsham, BN27 1BG
Open weekdays 9.30am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-12noon. Call 01323 844398.

Hailsham & District U3A

C/o Hailsham Civic Community Hall, Vicarage Lane, BN27 2AX
Meetings held at the Civic Community Hall on the fourth Tuesday of the month (2pm). Website: | Email:


Girls’ Cricket @ Hailsham Cricket Club

C/o Memorial Institute Club, Hailsham, BN27 3DN
Hailsham Cricket Club is looking for girls aged 4-13 that enjoy being active and having fun through sport. Call 07980 146841 or email

Hailsham Active (formerly Hailsham & District Sports Alliance)

Meets once a quarter to discuss local sporting issues. Call 07980 643827 or

Hailsham & Eastbourne Canoe Club

C/o Freedom Leisure Centre, Hailsham, BN27 2AX
Meets most Friday evenings at Freedom Leisure Centre, 9pm-10pm. Call 07810 045132.

Hailsham Bowling Club

A friendly club with a six-rink green, located in Vicarage Lane located behind the WDC offices. Call 07474 714755, email or visit

Hailsham Cricket Club

C/o Memorial Institute Club, Hailsham, BN27 3DN
Always on the lookout for new players to strengthen the squads, of all ages and abilities. Call 07719 588828 or email

Hailsham Equestrian Club

An Affiliated Riding Club running a variety of events, training and talks for members. Call 01323 485580 or

Hailsham Hockey Club

C/o Hailsham Community College, Hailsham, BN27 1DT
Providing hockey for men, women, boys and girls in Hailsham and surrounding areas. Call 01323 650459.

Hailsham Short Mat Bowls Club

Hailsham Civic Community Hall, Vicarage Lane, BN27 2AX
Open to all ages and abilities. Coaching for beginners. Mon 7.30-9.30pm / Fri 2-4pm. Call 07950 972365 or send an email to

Hailsham Swimming Club

A small, friendly family oriented swimming club serving Hailsham and its environs. Call 01323 440140 or

Hailsham Tennis Club

Western Road, Hailsham, BN27 3DN
From the very beginner to the seasoned adult member or the up and coming junior player. Call 01323 840178.

Hailsham Town Football Club

Recreation Ground, Western Road, Hailsham, BN27 3DN
New members welcome. Plays in the Sussex County Football League. Call 01323 840446.

Hailsham United Junior Football Club

Juniors (6-16yrs). Home ground: Maurice Thornton Playing Field. Call Michelle Goldsmith (Secretary) on 07495 760066.

Jump Trampoline Club

C/o Hailsham Community College, Battle Road, Hailsham, BN27 1DT
Enjoying every aspect of trampolining. Age groups: U9 U11, U13, U15 and over 15. Call 01323 508604.

Tumble Tots

C/o Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road, Hailsham, BN27 3DR
Basic gymnastics activities for those aged 6 months to 7 years. Sessions on Thursdays.


Hailsham & District Twinning Association

C/o Town Council Offices, Market Street, Hailsham, BN27 2AE
Organises individual and group exchanges to Gournay-en-Bray. Call 01323 845006.


Square Youth Cafe

1 Market Square, Hailsham, BN27 1AQ
Free to enter for anyone aged 11-17yrs, regardless of background or culture. Call 01323 843377.

Friday Night Project

C/o Square Youth Cafe, 1 Market Square, Hailsham, BN27 1AQ
Activities organised for 12-17yr olds on Friday evenings. Call 07546 388180.

Monday Youth Club

C/o James West Community Centre, Brunel Drive, Hailsham, BN27 3UB
Sports and activities including indoor football, basketball and table tennis. Call 01323 843377.


C/o SafeHub, 1 Market Square, Hailsham, BN27 1AQ
Accommodating young people who are under the influence of alcohol or other substances. Call 07546 388180.

ATC 249 Millennium Squadron Cadets

Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Hailsham, BN27 2AY
(13-20yrs) Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm-9.30pm. Call 01323 442496.

No 19 Hailsham Platoon Cadets

Cadet Headquarters, Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Hailsham, BN27 2AY
Meets twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Call 07749 063563.

Second Hailsham Scouts

14 Bowley Road, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2DJ
Activities for children aged 6+, meeting on Thursday and Friday evenings (various). Call 01323 848304.

St John Ambulance Cadets

C/o 19 Grovelands Road, Hailsham, BN27 3BZ
Meets on Wednesdays, 6.15pm to 7.30pm. First aid training and other activities. Call 01323 841933.

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