Societies

Adbaston Community Concert Society

The concert society aims to present an interesting variety of programmes at an affordable price. Four concerts are organised each year by the committee and a patrons scheme is in place to allow friends of the concerts to provide further support for the costs of these events.

Website: www.adbastonccs.org.uk

Meeting Days: Sundays, 4 times through the year

Meeting Venue: Adbaston Church ST20 0QG

Contact Name: Pam Trafford

Tel: 01785 280373

Email: Please use the ‘Contact us’ page on our website

Castle Players

Castle Players are a local amateur group based in the Highfields area of Stafford. We put on a wide variety of productions and always welcome new members.

Contact Name: Terry Davis (Chairman), Lucy Morris (Secretary)

Tel: Terry – 01785 61318

Gnosall Players

Gnosall and surrounding districts’ very own amateur dramatic society. New members always welcome – any age, any ability. We meet on Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm in the Methodist Schoolroom, Newport Rd, Gnosall.

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Meeting Venue: Methodist Schoolroom, Newport Rd, Gnosall

Contact Name: Kathleen Ingram

Tel: 01785 822082

Email: kvingram@gmail.com

Konnektiv Drama

Physical, explorative, experimental, experiential, improvisational, fun, energetic, colourful. We devise dramas, research drama for health and dramatherapy. We are friendly and entertaining, please come and join us.

Website: www.konnektiv.org.uk

Meeting Days: Wednesday evenings

Meeting Venue: Staffordshire Performing Arts (term time)

Contact Name: Nicky Barron
16 Peel Street
Stafford
ST16 2DZ

Tel: 01785 604917

Email: konnektiv@gmail.com

Stafford & District Choral Society

We are a mixed choir from the county town of Stafford, singing for fun and the love of music. No audition is required to join us, but our musical achievement is greater than the sum of our individual voices! We are about 70 strong, performing three concerts per year, singing music from Bach to Britten, and in lighter vein, folk songs and songs from shows. Excitingly we often perform with a full orchestra and professional soloists. For special concerts in the past we have sung some of the great oratorios with an augmented choir in Lichfield Cathedral. So come and join in the fun!

Website: stafford-choral.org.uk

Meeting Days: Mondays in term time

Meeting Venue: Rising Brook Methodist Church, Burton Sq, Stafford, ST179TL, 7.30 – 9.30pm

Contact Name: Rob Cooper-Maggs
22 St Giles Grove
Haughton
Stafford ST18 9HP

Tel: 01785 780578

Email: rob_prcm@hotmail.com

 

Stafford & District Operatic Society

The Society was formed in 1922 and have been producing musical shows ever since. We perform two full musical productions each year in the Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford with various concert performances at regular intervals in other venues. If you are interested in being involved with the society, either on or off the stage, then please contact our membership secretary, Jane Steed, on membership@staffordoperatic.org.uk or our Honorary Secretary, Roger Foxcroft, on enquiries@staffordoperatic.org.uk.

Our main rehearsal evening is Thursdays between 7.30pm – 9.30pm at John Wheeldon Primary School, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3LX

More information can be obtained from our website www.staffordoperatic.org.uk

Stafford Film Theatre

Website: www.staffordfilmtheatre.co.uk

Meeting Days: Selected Tuesdays @ 7.30pm

Meeting Venue: Gatehouse Theatre

Contact Name: Mark Harrison

Tel: 07917 731895

Email: info@staffordfilmtheatre.co.uk

 

 Stafford Folk Players

Contact Name: Liz Hope

Tel: 01785 614613

 

Stafford Jazz Society

THE SOCIETY IS IN ITS 31st YEAR OF PROVIDING LIVE JAZZ SESSIONS FROM SEPT THROUGH TO MAY. THIS YEAR WE HAVE SOME OLD FAVOURITES AND A FEW NEW BANDS TO TREAT US WITH TRAD, BLUES, SOUL, SWING, DJANGO, ETC. MEMBERS ADMISSION £4 NON MEMBERS £5.

Website: www.staffordjazz.org

Meeting Days: SUNDAY LUNCH 12.30 -14.30

Meeting Venue: STAFFORD RANGERS SOCIAL CLUB

Contact Name: NICK BALMFORTH

Tel: 01785 226950 or 07974 131797

Email: nickbalmforth@gmail.com

Stafford Morris Men

A traditional male Morris Dance Group, performing Cotswold, Lichfield, Rapper Sword and Long Sword routines (if we have the right men) present. Around Christmas we perform Guizers Plays around local hosteleries. New members always welcome (age range 6 to 90).

Website: www.staffordmorris.org.uk

Meeting Days: Mondays plus display events

Meeting Venue: North End Community Centre

Contact Name: John Edwards
5 Oak Close
Church Eaton
Stafford

Tel: 01785 823O67

Email: john@staffordmorris.org.uk

 

Stafford Music Festival

The Stafford Music Festival Society organises and promotes an annual two-week long festival of music in and around Stafford. Please contact the Chairman if you would like to help us in any way.

Website: staffordmusicfestival.org.uk

Meeting Days: n/a

Meeting Venue: n/a

Contact Name: Maureen Compton

Email: chair@staffordmusicfestival.org.uk

Stafford Orchestral Society

Contact Name: Gillian Basket

Email: gbasket@suprant.com

Stafford Photographic Society

Stafford Photographic Society has a long history, being one of the first Photographic Societies in the Midlands. Through a wide variety of speakers, learning from digital demonstrations, internal competitions and seeing examples of the best exhibition work available, we aim to improve our own pictures. We meet each week during our season, and offer a warm welcome to new members, whatever their interests and level of experience. Why not come along to one of our meetings, which are held on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 pm, September to May. Visit our website for more details.

Website: www.staffordphotosociety.org.uk

Meeting Days: Tuesday nights – See our web site for programme details

Meeting Venue: The Arthur Findlay Centre, Co-Operative Street, Stafford

Contact Name: Richard Stonier

Email: staffordphotosociety@hotmail.com

Stafford Players

We are an amateur Dramatic Society performing three plays a year in the Gatehouse Theatre, often using the Malcolm Edwards Studio Theatre. Besides putting on plays we have a social life, – visiting Stratford and other theatres from time to time. We have ‘After Show’ parties, go on walks, eat-out etc. For more information take a look at our website:

Website: www.staffordplayers.co.uk

Meeting Days: Mondays and Thursdays

Meeting Venue: The Perkins Social Club, Tixall Road, Stafford

Contact Name: Marjorie Cummings
7 Sherwood Avenue
Stafford
ST17 9BX

Tel: 01785 614924

Email: marjorie.cummings@ntlworld.com

 

Stafford Poetry Competition

Awaiting Organisation Details

Stafford Railway Circle

Model Railway club, that specialises in the construction and exhibiting working layouts that portray senecs from the steam, diesel and electric eras. Members meet twice a week at our clubroom in Stafford. New members always welcome. Visit our frequently updated web site for further details on our activities.

Website: www.staffordrailwaycircle.org.uk

Meeting Days: Tuesday and Friday evenings

Meeting Venue: Clubroom – Meyrick Road, Stafford

Contact Name: Terry Robinson
21 Bakewell Drive
Stone
Staffs ST15 8YR

Tel: 01785 816666

Email: terry.c.robinson@btinternet.com

 

Stone Choral Society

We are a friendly, mixed choir of around 70 singers, based in the midlands canal town of Stone in Staffordshire. We generally perform three or four concerts a year in and around the town.  We rehearse on Thursday nights in term time at St Dominic’s school hall, and sing a wide range of music, from Bach to Britten, madrigals, folk songs and show tunes.  We are always pleased to welcome new members.  We offer the first term free to new members. In addition, we offer free membership to people in full time education, and people under 21 get the first year free.

Stone Choral Society has been exchanging visits with other choirs for many years: making trips to the Czech Republic, Belgium, France, Italy and Poland.  In May 2015 a group of us went to the town of Rzeszow in S.E. Poland to perform two concerts with the Strzyzow Chamber Choir.  We were made very welcome in Strzyzow; the tour of the town included a visit to a tunnel made in the hillside to shelter Hitler’s train. We also had several enjoyable evenings of eating, drinking and singing with the Strzyzow Choir.  The Strzyzow Choir had hoped to make another visit to us in Stone, but unfortunately they couldn’t get any funding.

Another highlight was the concert at the Blessed William Howard Catholic High School in November 2014 when we performed a Requiem composed by Stuart Johnson, a tenor in the choir, our Assistant Musical Director and father of Harriet, our present Musical Director.

Meeting Days: Thursday, 7:45

Meeting Venue: St. Dominic’s School Hall, Station Rd.,Stone

Contact Name: Chris Horwill

Tel: 01889 270529

Email: c.horwill@btinternet.com

For more information call 01785 812921,  or email members@stonechoral.org.uk. Rehearsals are 7:45-9:45pm on Thursday nights at St. Dominic’s School Hall, Stone, ST15 8EN during term time.

At our next concert on November 14th at Christ Church, Stone we shall be performing Duruflé’s Requiem and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.  Hope to see you there!

Online: www.stonechoral.org.uk / www.facebook.com/stonechoral / www.twitter.com/stonechoral 

The Folk Dance Club, Stafford

Stafford Folk Dance Club seeks to promote folk dancing as an important part of our English traditions. We dance many different styles of folk dancing and also include some American styles. Our club is a friendly popular one and we welcome new members both new to folk dancing and those with some knowledge. We aim to show that folk dancing in Stafford is good exercise as well as being friendly and fun.

Meeting Days: Thursday evenings 8pm to 10.15 pm

Meeting Venue: Walton Village Hall, Milford Road, Stafford

Contact Name: Janet Palmer
34 Greenfield Road
Stafford
ST17 0PU

Tel: 01785 661076

Email: jrpalmer@tesco.net