Arts, Culture and Social Clubs in the Horley area
This page lists some of the arts, cultural groups and social clubs in and around the Horley and Gatwick area. Use our contact form to let us know about your group, event or project.
If you spot an errors please let us know.
Art Groups and Clubs
Horley Art Group. Do you like painting or drawing? It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been painting regularly or you haven’t picked up a brush in years, come and join us.
The group meets on Friday mornings from 9:00 to 13:00 at Edmonds Hall, Albert Road, Horley. A small fee of £5 per session includes refreshments.
Anyone interested would be warmly welcomed and should contact Pauline Luckman 01293 774027
Smallfield Art Group
are a small friendly group meeting in Smallfield Church Hall every Tuesday from 10.00 to 12.00. There are 2 experienced tutors to help if you are new to painting and drawing so come and have a go! Just £4 when you come with refreshments included. First session free.
Contact Ron on 01293 279104.
Horley based artist Eve Tilly.
Eve’s paintings and artwork can be seen on her Facebook page. Eve also takes commissions for murals. Click here to visit Eve’s Facebook page.
Local artist Jessica Sharville.
Jessica works from her studios in Horley and Mayfield. Shown here is one of her portraits. She takes commissions for family and pet portraits. Jessica also sells a wide range of her work from her website.
Jessica is also a director of the Good Deed Studio screen printing studio.
Brian O’Connor – Photographer, Images of Jazz –
Brian O’Connor has lived in Horley for nearly fifty years, and during that time has continuously, as a serious hobby, been photographing jazz in London and the South East (inc. Serendipity in Horley). Visit Brian’s website to see his photographs.
Local Artist Ronald Bull
Ronald Bull helps run the Smallfield Art Group, above. Here is some of Ronald’s work.
Aztec Threads run Creative craft Workshops from, garment making to creative sewing projects. Plus Card Making – Canvas Crazy – Crazy Patchwork-Second Hand Beads – Felting plus many others. Website.
Bluebell Studio is in Station Road Horley. It is a wonderful pottery painting studio where you can indulge and explore your creativity. Help is on hand if needed and for those who choose not to paint, they also take commissions which make beautiful, personalised gifts. For those who fancy trying something different, they offer clay and mosaics. Visit the Bluebell Studio website now to find out more.
The Community Arts & Crafts Workshop, based in Horley.
They hold 2 sessions a week every 2 weeks. No experience necessary. Details & booking can be found on their website.
Social and Educational Clubs
Horley Bridge Club
Salfords Social Club
Salfords Social Club is a members only community social club. New members are welcomed.
Facilities include: Pool tables, Snooker Table, Darts Boards, Bar Billiards Table, Smoking Shelter, Games Machines, Car Parking, Play Area for Children, Playing Field, Patio, Barbecue Area, Members’ Bar, Large Function Hall.
Mead Ave, Salfords, Redhill, Surrey RH1 5DD.
Smallfield Social Club
8 New Road, Smallfield, Surrey.
T: 01342 842396
Horley & District U3A
Horley & District U3A (University of the 3rd Age) meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Visit their website for full info.
The Archway Theatre is situated beneath the arches next to the Horley station car park. They have an extensive programme throughout the year. Visit their website to find out more and buy tickets: www.archwaytheatre.co.uk
Usually based at the Archway Theatre in Horley, Dingbats Improv are now running their improv comedy classes online. Learn how to improvise scenes, sketches and stories in a friendly and welcoming group. Every Monday at 8pm. See dingbatsimprov.com for more information.
Crawley Bobby Dazzlers
Dance and Batton Twirling Club.
Horley & Meadvale Folk Dance Club
We meet every Tuesday from Sept to June in the Empire Hall, Victoria Road 8pm to 10pm.
Come with a friend or alone you’ll be sure of a good welcome.
All the dances are called so no experience is necessary.
Contact Rita Hendy on 01342 843629.
Silver Ribbons Dance School is based at Regent House, Albert Road, Horley, Surrey RH6 7JA. Visit the Silver Ribbons Dance School website.
Swing Thing – Swing Dance, Charleston, Lindy-Hop, Jive. A friendly club in Salfords, near Horley.
Visit the Swing-Thing Club website.
Whiteside’s School of Dance is based at Centenary Hall in Smallfield. Get in touch if you would like your child to join. Boys and girls accepted into junior street on Fridays. Visit the Whiteside School of Dance website.
Zapphire School of Dance, Horley, Earlswood and Redhill. Website.
Horley Local History Society
Horley Singers. The Horley Singers were founded in 1998. They rehearse on Mondays, mostly in term time, from 8 pm to 10 pm, in the Methodist Church hall, Victoria Road, Horley, RH6 7AS. Each year thet give some wonderful concerts and raise money for local charities. Visit the Horley Singers website.
The Hive Rooms rehearsal rooms for musicians and bands here in Horley.
Three rehearsal rooms, an edit suite and a recording studio, professional and amateur musicians are welcome to come along and make some noise.
Horley Rock Choir
If you love singing then come along to one of our free taster sessions and meet friends, have fun, and be part of something amazing!
Horley Ukulele Club meets on Thursday evenings Cafe Fifty Four in the centre of Horley (just near the railway underpass). Bring a uke along and join us or just come along anyway as we prepare for The Great British Uke Off coming to town shortly. No musical ability whatsoever required, we can teach you a couple of chords. We are soon to again face the might of the Guildford Ukejammers and the Woking Ukeaholics. What we lack in talent we make up in enthusiasm. See you at the bar from 8pm!
Horley Photographic Club
Are you interested in photography? Why not come along to the Horley Photographic Club and see what we have to offer. We are a small, friendly club and we welcome photographers of all abilities. As well as competitions our programme includes a range of lectures, illustrated talks and demonstrations by visiting speakers and some of our more experienced members. We have at least two studio evenings where members have the opportunity to learn about lighting and camera settings for photographing models and still life subjects.
We meet from September to May on Wednesday evenings at Strawson Hall, Albert Road, Horley from 7.45pm to 10pm. If you would like more information please visit our website www.horleyphotographicclub.co.uk.
Burstow and Smallfield Women’s Institute
Meets every Tuesday at the Centenary Hall in Smallfield at 2pm.
Horley Evening W I
We are a group of ladies of all ages, who enjoy: Chatting, Crafting, Reading, Baking, Theatre Trips, Outings and having fun.
If this sounds like you, or if you just want some “ME” time, then come along to our meetings.
We meet every 2nd Wednesday of each month (apart from August) at: Horley Methodist Church Hall, Victoria Road, Horley,Surrey, RH6 7AS at 7.30pm.