From bingo to blood donations and cadets to choir practice, it all goes on here at Fakenham Community Centre. Fakenham is a lively market town with a diverse community of people who love to get involved. Come and join one of our groups – or start one of your own perhaps. Here are just a few of our Community Centre users.
Fakenham Gin and Beer Festival runs in the Community Centre on a Friday and Saturday, usually in the third or fourth weekend in March. A charity event with at least 20 beers, cider and the Black Shuck Gin bar. There is food and live music throughout. The event has raised £7500 between 2019 and 2023. www.fakenhambeerfest.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
Fakenham Library at Fakenham Community Centre
Wednesday 11th October – Saturday 16th December*
Wednesdays to Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturdays 10am – 4pm **
Please note there will be no copying facilities available at this library, nor access to PCs or printing. Laptops will be available for loan – please ask staff for details. Also there will be no book drop facility at the community centre or the main library.
*These dates may be subject to change ** There will be no library at the centre on Saturdays 25th November, 2nd and 9th December.
Please check our Facebook page for further updates:
What’s on at Fakenham Library at the Fakenham Community Centre
Wednesday 11th October -Saturday 16th December*
Book group: check with staff
Craft group: 1/11, 6/12 10.30am – 12 noon
Watercolour painting: 11/10, 15/11, 13/12 1pm – 3pm
Creative Writing: 18/10, 22/11 10am – 12 noon
Natwest Bank pop up: 12/10, 19/10, 26/10, 2111 10am –
Just a Cuppa: Every Thursday 11am – 12 noon
Bounce and Rhyme: Every Thursday 2 – 2.30pm
Family History: 3/11, 1/12 10.30am booking essential
Games group: Every Friday 11am
Lego Club: Every Friday 3.30pm
Family Fun: Every Saturday (excluding 25/11, 2/12, 9/12)
10am – 12 noon
For further information please ask staff or visit:
*dates may be subject to change
A variety of dance and fitness classes. Stability ball fitness is a fantastic class for core strength, balance, posture, mobility, flexibility and strength. If you’re new to exercise, or just getting back into fitness, if floor work is not accessible to you, then this is an ideal class. FitSteps is an energetic, up beat dance fitness class featuring all of your favourite strictly dances. It is designed to give real, measurable fitness results. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and you don’t need a partner. Contact email@example.com
Dark Side Dance are an IDTA qualified dance school teaching adults in Ballroom, Latin, Argentine Tango, Classical Sequence and more. We offer group classes, private lessons, wedding first dance choreography and professional dance teacher training. Regular group classes are held at Fakenham Community Centre on Friday evenings (7pm Ballroom, 8pm Latin and 9pm Argentine Tango) Once a month we have a Saturday night social dance – also at the Community Centre, playing a mixture of Ballroom & Latin and Modern Sequence music – all abilities welcome. Our emphasis is on having fun in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere (and learning to dance at the same time!) Our pupils are aged between 18 and 82 and are a lovely friendly bunch. New beginners are always welcome – you can come along on your own or with a partner. If you’d like to know more please get in touch with Xavier & Linzi by phone on 07586 273555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi! My name is Hollie Webb and I run award winning Slimming World groups (one of the top 10 in the country) at the centre on a Saturday morning at 7.30am, 9am and 10.30am. Feel free to contact me on 07816647140 for more information or just turn up! Everyone is welcome! x
FADLOS is Fakenham’s leading amateur theatre company. We have been performing at Fakenham Community Centre for over 50 years, usually presenting a stage musical every May, and a family Pantomime during December. Rehearsals are usually held at the Centre on Monday and Wednesday evenings. We are always looking for new members, so if you would like to know more, please contact Peter Blakeley via email@example.com
Active Fakenham uses the Centre and its grounds as a launch pad for some of its annual events and one off events like its ten year celebration. These include the Easter Criterium Cycle Racing, the Annual 5K Race and the non-competitive Cycle Sportive. The organisers say “its close location to the town centre and excellent facilities make it a natural home for town centre events”
The non-competitive Cycle Sportif begins and ends in the Centre and gardens
Easter Sunday Funday, cycle and running races for all ages and abilities.
Your Choir is the number one Show Choir in West Norfolk and it is thrilled to announce it is once again holding Choir sessions at the Fakenham Community Centre. Come and join us for a sing song, a bit of fun and a chance to meet new people. Monday’s, 7-9pm. Or visit
Fakenham Citizens Advice offers free, confidential, independent and impartial advice to people from the local community and surrounding villages. Our aim is to give our clients the knowledge and confidence they need to find a way forward whoever they are and whatever the problem. We offer a drop-in service at Fakenham Community Centre every Thursday from 10am until 2pm, with appointments made for more complex issues.
More information about us, and our other offices, can be found on the following website as well as alternative ways to contact Norfolk Citizens Advice:
Open to all young people aged 11-19 (up to 25 with a disability) who live or study in North Norfolk. We meet regularly and work together to make a positive difference in our communities. Each year we ask young people in North Norfolk about the issues that matter to them
Young Commissioners can take part in campaigning, training, attend residentials, and have the opportunity to meet other young people and make new friends. There is never any cost, and food and transport is provided. Want your voice heard? Want to make a difference?
Our meetings are fortnightly, on Tuesdays, from 3:30-5:15pm in Fakenham Community Centre.
Guides is for young women aged 10 to 14. We offer an exciting and varied programme to inspire and challenge young women. Supporting them to discover and access new opportunities and gain confidence at this important time of their lives.
3rd Fakenham Guides has been meeting for over 50 years and welcomes new young members. If you are interested in joining as a young member or volunteer visit https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/, register your interest and local volunteer will be in contact soon.
Rangers is for women aged 15 to 18. We support young women to take the lead, find new challenges and become confident adults. Meeting every other week Rangers follow the Girlguiding programme but also are supported to access opportunities such as international travel, becoming a young leader, take on a role as a national advocate, or complete the Duke of Edinburgh or Queens Guide awards amongst many others.
If you are interested in joining as a young member or volunteer visit https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/, register your interest and a local volunteer will be in contact soon.
Move it or Lose it is a fun mix of easy to follow dances, strength exercises using bands and balls, balance and flexibility. Adaptable to ALL as current members range from 40s to 90s. Come and have fun whilst improving your mobility and fitness.
Fakenham Community Centre Thursdays 2.15pm. To book contact Jo on 07941 086603.