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Groups & Classes at the Shire Hall

The Shire Hall has become an important part of Monmouth’s vibrant local community hosting a variety of classes and groups, details of which are listed below.

Whether you are interested in Pilates, Yoga, Dancing, Art History or Creative Writing we are sure you will find a class or group to attend at the Shire Hall.  To enquire about taking part in one of the listed groups or classes below please contact the organiser/s directly.

If you would like to enquire about hosting your group or class at Shire Hall please do get in touch on 01600 775257 or email or



Pilates with Hannah Modget.    Hannah is a Body Control Pilates instructor and Personal Trainer who specialises in pilates classes and 1 to 1 training.  

Shire Hall Classes:  Monday at 9.30am, Tuesday at 6.00pm & 7.10pm, Wednesday at 9.30am & 10.45am, Thursday @ 6.00pm

To attend or enquire about attending please contact: Hannah Modget on or 07789 237 853 See:



A variety of dance types and classes for children aged 3+.

Visit for full details.  Mondays @ Shire Hall as follows:

Mini Blast (3-6yrs) Monday’s @ 4:30pm-5:15pm £4 – A mixture of dance games, basic steps and simple dance sequences. A fun introduction to dance!

Junior Blast (7-11yrs) Monday’s @ 5:15pm-6:15pm £4 – A fusion of creative, contemporary and street dance. The class focuses on developing technical, creative and performance skills.

Blasters (12+yrs) Monday’s @ 6:15pm-7:15pm £4 – A more advanced version of the junior class – a fusion of creative, contemporary and street dance. The class focuses on developing technical, creative and performance skills.


Gwent Wildlife Trust

Monmouth Local Group

The Monmouth group holds an illustrated talk on the third Monday of the month in the winter season: September to November inclusive and January to March. Talks are on wildlife topics and are held in Shire Hall, Monmouth, beginning 7.30pm. Suggested donation £2. Everyone welcome, including non-members. No booking needed, just turn up. 

Contact: Alison Willott 01600 740286,


Mess Around

Come along and play at one of our fabulous Mess Around messy play party sessions aimed at under 5’s. We provide multi-sensory, messy play experiences in over 200 locations across the UK. In 2017, Mess Around brought the wonder of messy play to over 45,000 children with sell-out sessions across the UK.

Shire Hall History

Local History Talks

Mr David Harrison attends the Shire Hall every Tuesday at 2pm to give a talk on local history.

A subject list can be collected from the Shire Hall Reception or by viewing the Shire Hall Website Calendar.

No booking necessary.  Entry is £3 on the day.

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Coleg Gwent Welsh Lessons

Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to develop your Welsh language skills, Coleg Gwent help all Welsh learners in the Gwent area – whatever your level.

Welsh Classes take place at the Shire Hall on Wednesday’s & Friday’s during term time.

To enrol or enquire please contact Coleg Gwent directly.  See:{sunder}content&view=article&id=138

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Art History Lectures

Led by Eleanor Bird MA (Oxon). Eleanor studied history and history of art at Oxford and her career has included work with the National Trust and on projects with various museums and countryside sites, underpinned by extensive travel which has further developed her interest in art history. She is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of South Wales and has taught several popular art history classes in Monmouthshire.

Join Eleanor at 2pm on Wednesday’s at the Shire Hall.  Booking Essential.

Contact: for further details.



The Children’s Academy of Stage Training is an independent theatre school where 4 to 18 year olds boost their self confidence and life skills through performing arts.  Sessions run along side regular school terms and outside schooling hours, and a week long Summer School.

Cast take places at the Shire Hall every Wednesday from 4.30pm.


Contact: Jamie Jarvis on 01633 422753



Hummingbird Yoga is run by Emily Ryder (Amrita Sara). Emily is a qualified yoga instructor, she trained at the Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales, which teaches and promotes the techniques of the Bihar School of yoga. Emily has been teaching regular classes for over seven years and has worked with mixed abilities from beginners to fellow yoga teachers.

Emily’s Yoga Classes take place at the Shire Hall every Thursday evening at 7.30pm.

Booking essential.  Please contact Emily at:


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MON Networking

Mon Networking for business meet at the Shire Hall on the third Friday of every month from 7.45am.

A chance to meet other local businesses and chat over a cup tea and a biscuit.

Please contact to book your place.


Persian Rug Sale

Worldwide Carpets attend the Shire Hall on a monthly basis with a Persian Rug Sale.

Tel Worldwide Carpets on:  01584 875500

Keep an eye on the Shire Hall Website Calendar for exact dates on a month to month basis.

To enquire about holding your class or group at Shire Hall please contact us on 01600 775257 or email or 

If you regularly hold groups/classes at the Shire Hall and would like to appear on this page please do let us know.