Mixing, Mardling and Making

Dereham Men’s Shed is a community space for men to connect, converse and create. It’s a place where men can meet for a casual chat over a hot drink make friends, share skills and experiences. It’s a friendly place that can help men improve well-being.

Dereham Men’s Shed Regd. Charity No. 11921

Social

Members find our kitchen a great place to relax over a cup of tea or coffee.  It’s a place where men can meet for a casual chat, make friends, share skills and experiences. It’s a friendly place that can help men improve well-being.

Community

Dereham Men’s Shed promotes social inclusion and helps reduce isolation for the benefit of men in Dereham and its surrounding villages. We support our community and we provide support to each other.

Workshop

Our new workshop gives us the opportunity to get involved in community projects, making items to sell to raise funds, or simply just working on individual craft or hobby projects. It’s a marvellous way to learn new skills while being creative

Creating

The skills and interests of our members are many and varied and, for those who wish to, there is often the opportunity to participate in practical work or more relaxing craft activities such as drawing.

About Dereham Men’s Shed

The idea for a Dereham Men’s Shed was born on 13th December 2017 and following a public meeting it was decided that Dereham should join other communities in the UK and abroad in having its own Men’s Shed.  Early in 2018 the group started meeting socially at Dereham Baptist Church. A committee was formed to find suitable premises and put together the constitution.

Suitable premises were found in May 2018 and over the following weeks the group started meeting on site. At the time of writing Membership will be open from 1st August 2018.

News from the Shed

We can all do with some of that, a little help that is, and Dereham Men’s Shed is no exception. It is possible that anyone can now do this without spending a penny. Easyfundraising is a national scheme which was launched in 2005, and since then […]
In April 2022, the Tesco Community Bookstall sales were given to Dereham Men’s Shed. This raised an impressive £400 and as a result, has meant we have been able to purchase two new pieces of workshop equipment. These were a chop saw and a bench saw. […]
We are delighted to report that, thanks to the team at Dereham Theatre Company, we now have our long-awaited new base! The space consists of a workshop and shared use of a kitchen and meeting area. It is situated in an ideal town centre location to […]