Men & Women in Sheds, Loughborough

If you are 50+ and interested in learning or sharing skills in a workshop environment then Men & Women in Sheds is for you!

Wood-working and carpentry
Pottery and ceramics
Upholstery & furniture repairs

We’re a motley bunch from all backgrounds and abilities. Some have been wood-working all their lives and others are complete beginners. Everyone helps each other.

There’s no fixed schedule or classes. Everyone can do their own project, whether it’s making a simple bird-box, a rocking-horse (requires lots of patience!), garden planters, toys, furniture repairs or creating a fantasy garden combining pottery, wood-working and gardening skills.

Men-only on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9.00am – 1.00pm and Women on Tuesdays 9.00am – 3.00pm (with a few patient chaps to help, advise and generally natter with).

If you’d like to give it a try phone Martin on 01509 211603 or email

We have a stall at Loughborough Charity Market on Sunday 24 November from to 5pm. The Christmas Lights Switch On event takes place on the same day, so come along, do some Christmas shopping on our Shed stall ( lovely, unique wooden and ceramic items) and enjoy the festivities!

Fundraising news
We are supported by a number of organisations as well as AgeUK Leicester Shire & Rutland but we need to raise more to keep going. See fundraising news >>

As well as men & Women in Sheds AgeUK Leicester Shire & Rutland provide a number of services and activities to keep you healthy and well and make friends.
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Some of the power tools at The Shed

Men & Women in Sheds is located at:
Charnwood Shed, Unit 9, Oaks Industrial Estate,
Festival Drive, Loughborough. LE11 5 XN