Dancing, Gardening, Yoga and more

There are many local groups that involve physical activity and which welcome newcomers. Why not rekindle an old hobby or sport, or try something new? Singing is exercise too! Most places welcome beginners so put the fear aside! Doing something new can be life-changing. Here is just a sample of some local groups:

Solar Salsa – Cuban Salsa classes Tuesdays and Thursday evenings upstairs at The Royal Oak

Open Voice Community Choir – Open Voice is an friendly open choir of about 50 members who songs together from all over the world in a capella harmony. No experience necessary. Wednesdays 7.30-9pm at St Margaret’s Church, Whalley Range

Chorlton Ladies Singing Group – sing contemporary songs and meet new people. No need to book, simply turn up and give it a go! Mondays 7-8.30pm upstairs at The Lloyds, Chorlton.

The Chorlton Daytime Singers – Bringing people together through the joy of group singing, have fun and meet new friends. No experience needed, no sight reading and no audition! Primarily aimed at over 50s but all ages are welcome. Fridays 9.30 – 11am at St Margaret’s Centre M21 0TT. Call or email John for more information or just turn up: 07429 494506

Community Gardening  – we have a few local community gardens, Moss Side Community Allotment (Bowes Street, Moss Side), Riverbank Community Garden (Near Barlow Moor Road Tram stop) that meet regularly from spring to autumn on Tuesday evenings. “We are very informal and just meet up, do some weeding, planting and harvesting and share any harvest”, Chorlton Good Neighbours Community Garden (Wilbraham St Ninians Church, Chorlton), St Margaret’s Forever Community Garden (Brantingham Road, Whalley Range) “We meet every Saturday morning 11-1pm weather permitting and in the autumn we have orchard days”Orchard49 (Seymore Grove Allotments), The Pankhurst Plot at Chorlton Park.

“Below are just a few of the yoga classes in and around this area:
Lishi Tai Chi and Yoga
One Yoga Studio 
The Yoga Rooms
Yoga Up
Yoga with Hannah

Beginners Tai Chi and Qi Gong in Chorlton, contact Karen on 07525 054 432 or email karen@meiquan.co.uk

Beginners Tai Chi at Firswood Community Centre contact John or Vicky 0161 860 4111 or 07507 773717

Art Class, St Margaret’s Social Centre, Brantingham Road M21 0TT every Tuesday 10-12.30pm open to everyone.
Contact John on 07503 325645 or email jon.carroll61@gmail.com

Date published: 4th December, 2020
Date last updated: 30th May, 2023