Community Groups

Our community groups are open to all Shoebox Members. Anyone aged 18+ can join The Shoebox Membership!

Contact group organisers or team@theshoebox.org.uk for more information.

Shoebox Community Norwich – Groups & Activities

There is a wide range of groups and activities to get involved in at The Shoebox! If you’d like to stay up to date on new community groups and activities and receive our weekly ‘What’s On’ email, just sign up for our newsletter and select to receive updates on Community Groups.

Community Coffee Morning  |  Every Monday, 10.30am-12.30pm

Join us for a fun, relaxed group where you can meet new people and have a chat over a cuppa to help you start your week with a smile! If you are new to The Shoebox, this group is a great place to start. No need to book or call ahead, just come along!

Closed from 1pm

The Shoebox Community Hub will be closed from 1pm. This does not impact our range of Shoebox Experiences or our meeting room hire.


The Shoebox Community Hub is closed on Tuesdays. This does not impact our range of Shoebox Experiences or our meeting room hire.

Essential Sequential Comic Studio  |  Every Wednesday, 10am-12pm

No drawing or writing skills are necessary to become part of our comic creating team!

You can come along and contribute an idea for a story, help put the finishing touches to a script or help us create artwork for finished scripts.

Baking for Wellbeing  |  Some Wednesdays, 2.30pm-5pm

Pre-booking is essential. Contact The Shoebox for upcoming dates and to book your place. Email team@theshoebox.org.uk or call 01603 850309.

Come together with a friendly, supportive group to learn how to bake or cook delicious food!

Find out more about Baking for Wellbeing here.

Bridges Creative Writing Group  |  Every Wednesday, 3pm-5pm

Creative writing group for people who have had, or are experiencing mental health challenges. Bring along any sort of writing to share and discuss.

Gamerados  |  First and third Thursday, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Play board games in a fun, friendly setting! Bring your own games or play some from our board games library.

They embrace the principles of the Camerados movement.

Evening Gamerados sessions are on hold from December onwards.

Breakforth Craft Group  |  Second and fourth Thursday, 10.30am-12.30pm

Join this friendly craft group to try out some activities and learn new things or bring a project you’re working on to create in good company!

Hosted by Breakforth.

Autistic Adults Social Group  |  Second Thursday of the month, 1pm-3pm

Monthly meet-up for Autistic adults supported by ASD Helping Hands.

Q Space | Fourth Thursday of the month, 1pm-3pm

Queer and Questioning Group. Friendly, inclusive meet up that’s open to all. Allies welcome. Neurodivergent friendly.

Contact email for queries neuro.gender.group@gmail.com

Mindfulness and Meditation on hold until further notice

Mindfulness and Meditation  |  Every Friday, 11am-12.30pm

Meet at The Shoebox for a friendly, calming mindfulness and meditation group.

If the weather is good, the group might go for a mindful walk around Norwich city centre. Because of this, we ask that members arrive promptly to make sure that they aren’t left behind!

Friday Social Support Group  |  Every Friday, 1pm-3pm

This friendly, supportive group get together to talk, listen and laugh while making new friends!

…Different Day  |  Every Friday, 3pm-4pm

A group for people aged 18+ who are experiencing depression, bipolar or both. Just people sharing their views and experiences to help each other in a relaxed, respectful atmosphere. Hosted by Will Dowe from Better Together Norfolk.

Sunshine and Showers  |  Every Friday, 4pm-5pm

An additional hour to …Different Day for those experiencing bipolar to explore their experiences, challenges and successes. Hosted by Will Dowe from Better Together Norfolk.

We ask everyone who attends groups at The Shoebox to sign up as a member and contribute to our ‘pay what you can’ membership scheme.

You can sign up as a member here or on your first visit to the hub. If you let a member of the team know it is your first time visiting, they will give you a membership form to complete. There is a suggested contribution of £10 a month or £1-2 per group.