Community groups

Beechwood WI: social group for women, offering a voice and force for good in the community, meeting on the first Monday of every month from 7pm onwards at Jubilee Hall (St Julian's Baptist Church), Beaufort Road, Newport NP19 7PZ.  We also stream via zoom.  Visitors welcome (please contact us prior to attending).  Contact: or Louise (Secretary) on 07866465117. or visit the National Federation of Women's Institutes 

Chatter pack: a list of free, online, boredom-busting resources.

City of Newport Male ChoirA registered charity who puts its energies into supporting other charities and volunteer groups through fund raising concerts (and has fun along the way).

Choristers are not required to be readers of music but simply have the desire to enjoy creating an enjoyable  sound. There is no age limit and no previous experience required, learning of both notes and lyrics (including any non-English languages) is done through simple repetition.

New recruits will be helped to find a place in the choir which suits their particular voice and various uniforms are provided.

Practice nights are from 7.30pm to 9pm at Bishpool Methodist Church, 146,Ringland Circle, Newport NP19 9PL.

For further information or just to chat around concerns visit  or phone Chairman (Peter Cox) 07900 316778 or Secretary (Elwyn Jones) (01633) 771648 or 07963 194444. 

Coffee and laughs: an online social group for females, email Marilyn Priday

Coffee lounge via Scopevirtual coffee lounge for disabled people, parents and carers.

FAN (Friends and neighbours)a social group bringing people together in friendship, meeting on zoom and face to face. For meeting details visit

Legacy Group: Christchurch and Legacy is a great means of connecting for people who are aged 60 years and over.

Enjoy great lunches, tea and coffee and friendship as well as informative talks from visiting organisations and speakers.

Legacy meets every third Thursday of the month at 10.30am at the Christchurch Centre (BT Compound, Malpas Rd, Newport NP20 5PP).

Please contact the organisers prior to attending for catering purposes.

Phone on 01633 822211 or email

Meetup: discover events for the things you love.

Men’s Sheds Cymru: Face to face meetings have now resumed.
Email for details.

Menter Iaith Casnewydd: enabling the communities of Newport to live and work in Welsh.

Rainbow Newport: LGBTQ+ coffee Zoom group.

Reality Theatre - the show must go on: produce, create and possibly star in the show, learn a new skill from the comfort of your own home. Email or phone 07557 300298.

Re-engage and Dragon’s Rugby- in-person activity group in Newport for people over the age of 75. 11am -1pm. Rodney’s Bar, Gate 6, NP19 OBH To attend contact 02922 801 802 or 02922 790 247.

Rhiwderin WI- is a small group of local ladies who meet to not only make new friends but also to learn about interesting topics and share outings. Further details can be found on their Facebook page or by emailing Christine Sangster on .

Sewcial Circle: craft group meeting online, contact Anthea Thomas on 07890041487

Sporting memoriesmeeting online  and in talk and have fun using the memories of sport. Newport group meets weekly at  Rodney Parade, Newport, Wednesdays, 11:15am–1:15pm  

Rogerstone Roses WI: social group for women, offering a voice and force for good in the community. Telephone Mary Edmunds on (01633) 891363 or visit the National Federation of Women's Institutes 

Reengage online groups - Free online active groups for the elderly.  Each 90-minute session includes around 45 minutes of gentle exercise, plus time to get to know one another in a friendly, sociable setting. 

RVS - Virtual Village Hall: themed online activities to enjoy at home. Including arts, crafts, music, singing, cooking, dance, exercise, and technology skills. Join in live sessions or catch up on demand.

Stroke Support community steps programme – Offering a wide range of online activities for anyone who has had a stroke and their carers.

Small Woods Wales – Offering a wide range of online woodland and nature based activities.

Stroke support group: A volunteer run group providing weekly ongoing support to stroke survivors and carers.

Meeting takes place Wednesday and anytime from 10am onwards until 12:30pm at St. Julians Methodist Church Hall. St. Julian’s Avenue. Newport NP197JT

For further information visit


Many community groups are held in community centres across the city. Read more about community centres in Newport.

Online sports activities

Disability Sports Wales: Pre-recorded inclusive workouts available via their YouTube channel.

NHS: 24 instructor led fitness videos.

Yoga with FreaYoga classes, workshops and 1:1 session for beginner and intermediate students.