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Groups at South Mill Arts

South Mill Arts is proud to be home to regular community groups and charities in the local area.  Below are just some of the groups who come to South Mill Arts.

Hummingbird Cancer Support

Hummingbird Cancer Support are a registered charity based in Bishop’s Stortford offering physical, mental, and social support to individuals and their families who receive a diagnosis of different types of cancer.

Hummingbird run sessions every Monday from 10.30am – 1.30pm at South Mill Arts.


Grove Cottage


Grove Cottage provides social and educational activities for people of all ages with learning disabilities and special additional needs; to help them develop their potential, avoid social isolation by supporting lifelong friendships, and to provide respite for their families.

Grove Cottage are at South Mill Arts on Wednesday’s from 10am – 1pm.  For more information please call 01279 656 085.

Unique Disco Nights

Unique Disco Nights are an inclusive disco evening for adults with learning/physical difficulties and disabilities.
Please see What’s On for upcoming nights.

Learning Disability Forum

Bishop’s Stortford Learning Disability Forum is for people with leaning disabilities, carers, support staff and professionals.

See What’s On for upcoming events.

South Mill Arts is a community led space, available to the residents of Bishop’s Stortford.  We are so delighted to have manly local groups use our Maltings Bar for their meetings.  Below is a list of the groups who use the venue for their weekly get together!


  • Knitting Group
  • Every Monday, 2pm until 4pm
  • Contacts: Linda Smith / T: 01279 461400 & Carol Dedman /T: 01279656713
  • U3A Bishop’s Stortford – French Speaking group
  • Every Monday, 1pm
  • Contact: Alice Dain / T: 07710 390771 / E:
  • U3A Bishop’s Stortford – Scrabble
  • First & third Monday, every month, 10am
  • Contact: Wendy Bloodworth / T: 01279 897053
  • Book Club – Bishop’s Stortford Buddies
  • 7pm – Every 5 weeks – 12th February / 18th March / 22nd April
  • Contact: Liz Hendry / E:


  • U3A Thorley – Book Club 2
  • Second Tuesday, every month, 2pm
  • Contact: Rosemary Hoskins / T: 07783 617374
  • The Tuesday after the first Thursday each month
  • WI – Rummikub (must be WI members)
  • Contact: Sally Marriott


  • U3A Thorley – Mah-jong
    Every Wednesday, 10am
  • Contact: Pam Archer / E: / T: 07950506228
  • U3A Bishop’s Stortford – Crochet & Cards
  • Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10am – 12noon
  • Contact: E:


  • U3A Thorley – Rummikub
  • Last Thursday of every month, 10am
  • Contact: Pam Archer / E: / T: 07950506228
  • U3A Thorley – Scrabble
  • Second Thursday, every month, 10am
  • Contact: Pam Wilde / T: 01279 834317
  • U3A Thorley – Cribbage
  • First & third Thursday, every month, 1.15pm
  • Contact: John Glazebrook / T: 07821 560554


  • U3A Bishop’s Stortford – Bridge
  • Every Friday, 1pm
  • Contact: Ann Selvon / E: