Hobbies and Activities

When it comes to groups, hobbies and activities, we try to be guided by you. We hope that we offer sessions that are a fair representation of what you and other local residents want to get involved in. Ranging from our long standing Choir and Sewing Bee groups, to the woodworking Men’s Shed, and recent additions such as our Gardening Club, Domino Club and the extremely popular Ukulele Group.

If you can’t find something that peaks your interest below, please get in touch as we want to hear from you! Contact us here.


Nail Art

• A free six-week course.

• Fun and interactive lessons.

• No prior learning or qualifications required.

• On completion of the course learners will
receive a nationally recongnised qualification.

• Learn a new nail art technique each week.

What will I learn?

Each session is a mixture of practical and theory. Each week you will learn a new nail art technique and will be given the chance to practice your new technique.

What Qualification will I gain?

You will earn NOCN certificate in Skills for Employment, Training & Personal Development (SETPD). This is a nationally recognised qualification, recognised by colleges and potential future employers.

Am I eligible for this course?

This course if free for adults (19+) living in Gloucestershire that are in receipt of benefits. If you are working whilst still receiving benefits, you are still eligible as long as you are not working more than 16 hours. No prior learning is required, just a willingness to learn.

Will there be any exams?

No. There will be a portfolio of work to complete but the writing element is kept to a minimum.

Please get in touch with us to book a place or find out more. This course is run by infobuzz, a local charity that provides life skills to support a positive future.

Wednesdays, 10.00am  – 12.00pm – Free

Starts Wed 4th November 2020

Men’s Shed

It’s a place for men who enjoy fixing, making and re-using materials. Share tools, equipment, ideas and techniques with other guys with similar interests to yourself. Get working on projects of your own choosing, at your own pace or join in with community projects with others.

Monday, 1.00pm  – 3.00pm – Free, by invite only

Please get in touch for more information.

Ukulele Group

We’re told that the ukulele is a fun and easy instrument to learn. We don’t know about how easy, but fun is pretty much guaranteed! So why not give it a go?

This group is currently meeting online via Zoom. To find out more contact Rita at: ritahills@live.co.uk or take a look at the Cam Jammers Facebook page here.

Thursdays, 11.00am – 12.00pm – Free

Art and Chat

If you’re looking for a relaxed welcoming environment to explore new forms of art, this is the group for you. Work on your own individual projects, or get involved in big pieces of work with others.

This group meet at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Cam or online via Zoom, depending upon social distancing restrictions. Please get in touch to register your interest as places are limited.

Thursday 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm – 3.00pm, term-time only– £1 optional donation requested by GL11 to help sustain the Hub.

Knit & Natter

Grab your wool and pop along to our Knit and Natter sessions for friendly chat and busy fingers over a cup of tea. Our knitters meet every second Tuesday of the month between 10.00am-12.00pm. Just £1 per session.

***Currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions***

Stitching Time

A drop in for all stitch-craft, including sewing and knitting – you can bring your own machines.

Thursdays, 10.00am – 3.00pm – £3 per session

***Currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions***

Sewing Bee

No matter what your ability, this friendly group will welcome you into the fold. Come along to gain inspiration, learn new techniques and swap patterns. Or alternatively have a cuppa, a slice of cake and a chat with likeminded people. Just £1 per session, running every fourth Tuesday of each month from 10.00am-12.00pm.

***Currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions***

GL11 Voices Choir

Our choir is made accessible to anyone who wants to sing. The atmosphere is deliberately informal, hopefully helping you feel welcome, supported and unpressurised. The main purpose of our choir is to sing for the sheer joy of singing! We’re always happy to welcome new members – we meet Mondays from 2.30pm – 3.30pm during term-time.

This group is currently meeting online via Zoom or, restrictions permitting, in person at the Chantry Centre. Please get in touch with us for more information.

Designed for adults with learning disabilities


As the name suggests (and was chosen by the group themselves), these sessions are designed to enable adults with a learning disability to explore, not only the local surroundings, but new interests and activities too. The sessions can help develop independent living skills. They may lead to making new friends with similar interests to yourself. Or perhaps you will learn a new hobby and explore new things to do. But most of all, The Adventurers is simply about enjoyment.
Some activities include campfire cooking, creating artwork from forest scavenged materials, developing computer skills and trying a new form of exercise.

Tuesdays, 10.00am – 12.00pm / 1.00 – 3.00pm term-time only.

This course is a FREE course delivered by South Gloucestershire and Stroud College – £1 optional donation requested by GL11 to help sustain the Hub.

***Currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions***

The Explorers

Learn a range of fun, engaging arts and crafts to showcase your creative talent.

Tuesdays, 10.00am – 12.00pm, term time only – Free

***Currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions***

Gateway Award

To use the words of those in the know, from The Gateway Award themselves – “The Gateway Award is an activity award scheme which people with a learning disability, of any age or ability, can take part in. The award encourages people to gain new skills and experiences, become more independent, make friends, be active in the community and improve their health and wellbeing.”

There are three levels of the award; bronze, silver and gold. At each level you must complete one activity from each of the five sections below:

  • Hobbies
  • Volunteering
  • Fitness
  • Lifestyle
  • Gateway Challenge

There is no maximum timescale for completing the award but the minimum timescales are as follows:

  • Bronze – minimum of 6 months
  • Silver – minimum of 12 months
  • Gold – minimum of 18 months

On completion of each award you will receive a certificate and pin badge.

Wednesday, 10.00am – 2.00pm, term-time only.

This course is a FREE course delivered by South Gloucestershire and Stroud College. – £1 optional donation requested by GL11 to help sustain the Hub.

For further information take a look at The Gateway Award website here

***Currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions***