Saffron Walden: Societies and clubs get together for special showcase

THIS year’s Societies Showcase will give everyone the chance to find out more about the rich variety of clubs and societies in Saffron Walden.

Thirty societies are taking part in the event on Saturday September 8 from 10am-3pm in the Town Hall.

Saffron Walden Skate Club will be taking part for the first time, and representatives of the new auditorium at Saffron Walden County High School will be on hand to discuss their plans for the exciting new facility.

This year also, the Lions and Lionesses will be available, ready to welcome new members to assist with their many charitable activities. If you like singing, come along and ‘Sign up to Sing’ with the Saffron Walden Youth Choir, who are also new to Showcase this year.

Old favourites are returning, including the Museum Society, the Workers Education Association, the Camera Club and the Saffron Walden Arts group. The Fry Art Gallery, the Footpaths Association, and Saffron Striders are also among the groups returning

The Art of Tai Ji Quan will be demonstrating their skills in the Market Square.

If you’re interested in volunteering, the Uttlesford Volunteer Bureau, Bridge End Gardens and Mencap will all be ready to discuss opportunities.

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Ginny Eley, of Saffron Walden Initiative, said the Showcase will “demonstrate why our town has such a vibrant community”.

“In the present economic climate, Showcase is more important than ever as the many societies cater for an amazing range of activities and interests and involve little cost,” she said.

“How better to find out about them than by talking directly to organisers and members under one roof.”