The Shire Hall is a multi-functional building used for community hires such as parties, wedding receptions and fund-raising events. It is also used as an arts centre with live music, theatre, comedy and cinema.



Mixed AbilityYoga with Jools Thompson

For more information contact Jools on 07791655350 or email

Physio Led Pilates with Camilla

1.00pm in the Upper Hall.

Want to make positive changes to your health, fitness and body? Contact Camilla on 07980 290825 for more information.

Chair Yoga with Jools Thompson

For more information contact Jools on 077916 55350 or email



If you suffer from neck/back problems Pilates could be just for you. It concentrates on improving posture, shoulder, pelvis and core stability as well as mobilising the spine and toning the body.

Every Tuesday in the Upper Hall


6.30-7.30pm intermediate class

For more information call Val, the class leader, on 07801 954474

T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Starting 9th Tuesday November in the Shire Hall, Howden; a weekly class from 10 to 11am in Lee style Tai Chi. Beginners are especially welcome to come and learn the series of graceful, flowing movements designed to create physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harmony. T’ai Chi Ch’uan along with Taoist Yoga and Dao Yin breathing exercises are centuries old Chinese health arts which can help suppleness, balance, confidence and relaxation. The classes are taught by Lesley Darlington who is an experienced and qualified Tai Chi instructor in the East West Taoist Association.
Each class session costs £5.00. It is hoped that, after two to three weeks, students will wish to continue to learn and join the Association whose annual membership fee is currently £25.00. For further details and to book a place please contact Lesley on 01430 410607 or email

Wado Ryu Karate Club

Aimed at adults who want help in coping with threatening behavior situations and in developing self esteem, co-ordination, self-discipline and keeping fit. Come and give it a go, first class is free.
Classes run from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.


Open Practice Ballroom

Weds Eve 6 - 7pm. Call 07909 334343 for more info or go to

Swingtime Vintage Dance Group

Weds eves 7.30pm - 9.30pm.

Lindyhop is a fun social dance from the 1930s and 40s related to the 20s Charleston, Jitterbug and 50s Jive. No previous experience or partner required!

We recommend comfy shoes or trainers.

For more information and to book your place, please call Patrick on 07802 647336


Howden Walking Group

1.30pm - 3.30pm, every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Contact Bernard Nield on 01430 431246 for more information.

Howden and District U3A

10.15 to 12 noon last Thursday of each Month (except December). For further information please visit our website at


7.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday nights in the Upper Hall.

Clubbercise classes are taught in a darkened room with disco lights and LED glow sticks set to a soundtrack of old and new club hits. A fusion of dance, toning and combat moves with high/low impact options for all fitness levels, one class burns around 600 calories.

Contact or call 07730533197 or Facebook Clubbercise Goole with Paula ActiveFitness Richardson

Mixed Ability Yoga with Jools Thompson

Mixed ability yoga class in the upper Hall 6.15pm - 7.15pm with Jools Thomson, for more information contact Jools on 077916 553350 or email 

Bloom Baby Classes

There is never a dull moment in a Bloom session! Our sessions are packed full of a range of back to back activities to encourage baby's physical, emotional, cognitive and social development so your little one is constantly learning throughout. We explain the research and science behind each activity we do so that you understand exactly why we do it and what the benefits are for you and baby.

Caterpillar Club (0 to 6 months)
A gentle baby development class with a focus on encouraging bonding with your little one. Our Caterpillar Class awakens baby's first senses and stimulates in a fun, yet soothing way, using bubbles, parachutes, lights, puppets, songs, pompoms, tummy time and baby yoga development moves, ending the class with a relaxing massage for baby to help them drift into a long nap.

Busy Bees (6 months to 15 months)
A fun, lively musical baby development class encouraging fine and gross motor skills, body awareness, early language acquisition and rhythm and tempo. Building on from the gentle activities of Caterpillar Club, this session uses instruments, dancing, clicking sticks, Makaton and more to bring on your baby's all round development.

With a different theme each week of the year, no week is the same ! All set to our unique Bloom musical soundtrack, designed to encourage early language and stimulate baby's musical and aural awareness, lots and lots of photo opportunities to cherish and make wonderful memories throughout your little one's first year.

Any questions contact Josie by email, or text on 07896651198

To book your place, click the link below


Market and Cafe

A warm welcome awaits at our volunteer led Community Cafe serving hot drinks, breakfast/brunch sandwiches every Friday from 9am to Noon.

Nearby parking (just £2.80 for the day) with lots of shops to explore on Market Place, take a stroll through the Ashes public park or take in the impressive Howden Minster.