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The handover to Friends of Riverside is at noon on 8th Feb. It's been quite a journey to get to this point, but we are so excited to let people know that this excellent community space can now be used!
So straight in, we have arranged some open or drop-in sessions for the public to come along and see the building and find out what is happening here. These are on the calendar (below) from Wednesday 8th February to Saturday 18th February.

We hope as many people as possible come along to see this new exciting venue for the Malmesbury Community Area. FREE REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE.

During these first days there are some other classes and activities which will be taking place as well as the open and drop-in sessions advertised. These 'regular' (non open drop-in) sessions, between Weds 8th February and Sat 18th February and of course afterwards, are arranged by the group or instructor concerned and you will need to contact them directly. Details of 'regulars' can be found on our facebook and our website

Also in the newsletter will be details of two really great FREE EVENTS that Friends of Riverside are organising on the 17th and 18th February. The first is for older people and those with dementia and their companions and carers are very welcome to come along. This event includes activities, free refreshments, including a light lunch. The second event is for young people, on Saturday 18th February. This is an informal event, free entry with some creative workshops to enjoy and free food and drink, then from around 7pm there will be a band night, featuring three local bands. Read more here and please feel free to spread the word about these events!

Lastly, we must say a huge thank you to Wiltshire Council who have made all of this possible for us and provided such a fab venue for our local community.  We would also like to say a special thank you to Ollie Phipps, our local Wiltshire Council Community Engagement Officer, who has given us and the project such staunch support over the last couple of years.  We couldn't have done it without you Ollie!
Exciting times and we look forward to seeing you at Riverside!

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Who's At Riverside?
We are delighted by the many clubs and classes who will be starting their regular sessions at Riverside and you can read about some of them here (see below). Sadly the Riverside Kids Club will not be running, but there are some new additions since our last newsletter. Details are updated on our website.
Most bookings are for clubs, groups or activities, so just to remind you that if you want sign up for any of these, then you need to directly contact the people who are running them and not Friends of Riverside. Any events run or hosted by ourselves are clearly marked as such!

New photos and video coming soon of the building interior as we are keen to show everyone the end result of the refurbishment, especially the smaller rooms which are charged at a very reasonable price. Charges are from only £6 per hour upwards and these rooms are big enough for small groups to use, or as meeting/ interview rooms. Also, there is an arts and crafts room and a bigger 'conference' room which has one main table suitable for larger groups and meetings.
Malmesbury Dance
Malmesbury Dance sessions will be on Tuesday afternoons and evenings. The popular Malmesbury and Braywood Dance is run by Gill Woodforth and Sarah Brain. They offer energetic and fun classes in ballet, tap, modern and jazz for boys and girls aged from three years. Adult tap and Adult Ballet classes are also available.  Further information about classes is available on their website.
Click here for contact details and prices.


Kerry Walters already runs several Yoga, Kettlecise and BodySculpt sessions throughout the local area. Kerry will now be running a daytime class at Riverside on Wednesday mornings. If you are interested in finding out more about her classes, then please click here on the link to check out her website which also shows her contact details.

Little Lamb Yoga
Little Lamb Yoga sessions are described as "relaxed and gentle baby yoga classes for mummy and baby to enjoy together. There is no need to have practised any yoga before you come along".  Clare's sessions at Riverside will be on Wednesdays around the middle of the day.  For  testimonials, information and contact details please visit her website

Core Elements

There are several classes run by Dawn Morse in the Swindon and Lea area and now she will be bringing Hot Yoga to Malmesbury. Her new class at Riverside will be on Thursday mornings. For more information and contact email/ phone number, please click here or visit

Instrumental/ Wind Bands

Steph Kenny, local music teacher and co-founder of the popular Malmesbury Music Academy will be running two new sessions at Riverside on Thursday evenings. The first session will be for young people and the later session will be for more advanced and adult players.
If you are interested in taking part or would like to know more then please contact Steph Kenny by email
Abbey Flyers 
Kate and Stacie organise the Abbey Flyers Club. They run and they enjoy kettle bell training. The Running Club is described by them as " Fun and friendly - we are a club for the recreational runner. All abilities welcome - just bring your trainers and a sense of humour!"  The runners sessions will be on Wednesday evenings. The kettle bell sessions will be on Monday evenings. For more information or to contact Kate and Stacie click here for their Facebook page


Rainbows is the youngest section of Girl Guiding for ages between 5 and 7. "Girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, getting in touch with nature and playing games - it's all about learning by doing".  A new Rainbows group will be starting up at Riverside on a fortnightly basis on Saturday mornings. If you would like  information then please visit

Leadership Martial Arts

Kelly already runs Martial Arts classes in the area and will be holding her sessions at Riverside on Thursday afternoons and evenings. These will cater for both adults and children.  If you are interested in finding out more about Leadership Martial Arts and Kelly's classes, then please click here on the link to check out their website and contact details.


"The Feldenkrais method is a gentle movement education system that combines carefully designed movement sequences, with breathing, body alignment, and mindfulness." Haydyn Brown will be running his sessions on Monday mornings and Thursday evenings. For more information please contact Haydyn Brown by email


Hartbeeps "We put your child at the heart of our magical, musical adventures. We offer original and super fun, developmental baby classes, toddler classes and pre-school classes." Hartbeep sessions will be on Friday mornings.  For information and contact details please visit their website

DON'T MISS OUT - KEEP WATCHING THIS SPACE!  Keep up to date with our e-newsletters, our Facebook page and website, as we will be releasing further information about organisations, clubs and classes who have signed up with us!

(Please note that Friends of Riverside are not responsible for the accuracy of the information made available or provided to them by Users of Riverside or any claim resulting from this).

Riverside Community Centre is now on Facebook!

Find out information about those who have booked space to run activities, classes and events, plus regular updates, news and information about what's happening at the Centre and our projects. 


Please like and follow our new Facebook page!
Just click on the Facebook icon below and it will take you straight there.

Thinking Of Hiring A Room?

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in hiring a room at Riverside. When allocating space we will try to meet the needs of as many groups, organisations and individuals as we are able to accommodate. Our website has details of the rooms available for hire, floor plans,charges and parking. Click here for

Skate Park

The Skate Park at the rear of the building is managed separately by  Malmesbury Skate Park Group (MSPG).  Please check the Malmesbury Skate Park facebook page for opening details.
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