Activities & Events across Durham

 

 

 

Chester-le-Street Market Activity Week 

Just a reminder that Chester-le-Street Market Activity week will take place from 10am – 3.00pm from Monday 12th August – Friday 16th August 2019, this year it has moved to Burns Green, Cone Terrace, Chester-le-Street (beside the swimming baths) – supported with funding via the AAP and local Councillors. 

Please find attached a link and feel free to circulate this far and wide to your contacts if appropriate.

Book Now for Kynren

Treat the family to an evening they will never forget, and let the children see their history lessons brought to life! 

Special Offer - Family Superior Tickets

Book 2 adults and 2 children or teens in Superior seating for just £110.00 with this online only offer. Book early to secure your preferred seats.

Plan ahead - the remaining show nights in 2019 are:

Saturday 20th - 27th July

Saturday 10th - 17th - 24th - 31st August

Saturday 7th - 14th September

More Information

Bongo Bingo - Blackhall Style

Friday 26th July 7.00 - More Info

Community Fun Day at St Helens, Parish Centre

Please find attached a poster for the Community Fun Day at St Helens, Parish Centre on Wednesday August 7th.
If you have not already confirmed your attendance could you please do so to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.
 
If you have confirmed the full address and postcode is on the poster. 
St Helens Parish Centre,
Middlewood Avenue, 
St HELEN AUCKLAND DL14 9DJ
 
iT IS PAST THE RETAIL PARK AT ST HELENS. iIf you have any problems on the day my mobile number is 07891082168.
LESLEY MELLIS SECRETARY WEAR VALLEY COMMUNITY ACTION GROUPWoodland Wonders Summer Activities -Free

Please find attached info for this great family activity

Feel free to forward to friends & family; customers, clients and colleagues

Booking is essential

Gillie Boggon Breathing Space Project

St Michael and All Angels Church Coach Lane Witton Gilbert Durham DH7 6SX Mob: 07508 471522 Tel: 0191 3711387

August listings for Discovery Museum

Please find below information for events and exhibitions taking place at Discovery Museum this coming August:

Discovery Museum August 2019 listings

Discovery Museum Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA
TEL: 0191 232 6789 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. discoverymuseum.org.uk

Donations welcome (free entry) Weekdays: 10am – 4pm Weekends: 11am - 4pm *Important change to opening times* Closed on all Bank Holidays.

Free Treatment tasters

NIHP Durham, based in the newly named Pinnacle building in Sacriston is 10 years old this week .yes we cant believe it either !

We are thanking everyone for supporting us with some amazing free tasters sessions on the 18th,22nd and the 29th July.

We are also offering free refreshments on the 18th  with a opportunity  to see what goes on in the building and talk to practitioners so please drop in .

Was wondering if you could circulate the attached flyer to your networks where appropriate

Kind regards

Cath Wilson Practice Manager  Director

Give us a call on 0191 398 0000
Book Online: http://www.healthnorth.co.uk/book-treatment-now Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NIHPDurham
 

BIG BRASS BASH FRIDAY 6PM JUBILEE PARK

Just a quick reminder that this Friday from 6:00PM, the Brass festival rolls into Town, specifically Jubilee Park and it features the following bands:

🎺 Mr Wilson's Second Liners
🎺 Break Out Brass Band
🎺 Louisiana Funky Butts
🎺 Bring Your Own Brass
🎺 Back Chat Brass

Good luck to them all and hope everyone has a great time. POSTER

Summer holiday programme aims to connect young people with their surroundings

Durham Wildlife Trust has arranged an exciting series of summer holiday events as part of its campaign to re-connect young people with nature.

The Trust has organised a series of events during July and August, most of them aimed at young peopleand ranging from walks and mini-beast safaris to pond dipping and carrying out voluntary work at nature reserves.

Events will take place at venues including the Trust’s reserves at Rainton Meadows near Houghton le Spring and Low Barns near Witton le Wear, where the visitor centre has recently been refurbished.

A key driver of the initiative is the Trust’s concern that, in an age of technology, young people are losing the connection with the world around them. The events address that by allowing young people to explore the wildlife on their doorsteps.

One of the flagship events is the Rainton Meadows Forest School (5-9th August) at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve. Explorers aged 6-11 are invited to uncover the secrets of the woodland through a series of activities. The cost is £20 per child per day or £90 per child for the week.

Also expected to be popular are the Green Teen events at Low Barns on August 7 and 14. These are a fantastic opportunity for teens interested in wildlife. Those taking part can join the Trust’s volunteer workforce for the day and find out what it takes to manage a nature reserve. Morning and afternoon sessions are available and the events are suitable for 14+ years.

Zoe Hull, the Trust’s Head of Operations and Development, said: ‘’In an age of digital technology, we are passionate about letting young people know what the great outdoors has to offer and the school holidays is a great chance to do that.

“Our events programme is designed to put young people back in contact with flora and fauna, to remind them that going pond-dipping or seeking out mini-beasts can be just as satisfying, if not more so, than sitting indoors all day staring at a screen.”

You can find out details of all the events, and book places, at What’s On – Durham Wildlife Trust

It's showtime in Durham this Summer!

Get set for a Summer packed full of exciting performances taking place across Durham. 
Don’t miss Chicago High School Edition at the Gala Theatre and take a trip back to the roaring twenties in this blockbuster musical production.
From 'All That Jazz' to the victorious Vikings, experience the UK's 'must-see' live action outdoor spectacular, Kynren – An Epic Tale of England, where legends come to life in a thrilling tale told on an epic scale.   
Swap your theatre seats for deck chairs and be entertained by one of the county's live outdoor performances - from Shakespeare's The Tempest at Crook Hall & Gardens and The Secret Garden at Wharton Park, to a series of Summer Outdoor Theatre shows in the magnificent grounds of Raby Castle. 
With exciting pop-up theatre space The Spare Room joining the county’s resident cast of fantastic theatres and performance venues, including Gala Theatre in Durham City, Consett’s Empire Theatre and the Bishop Auckland Town Hall, you’re certain to have an eventful time this Summer.
Whether you’re looking for drama, comedy, musicals or concerts, let us entertain you in Durham! For the full list of this season's performances, click here >>

Gamble Awareness Training …

We will be hosting some Gamble awareness  training which will be delivered by Citizens Advice ( please see booklet attached for course content ) …to look at demand can people express an interest whether they would be interested in attending , this will be a 2 hour course to be held in Armstrong House – if its popular we will look to do more than one session…

**Proposed Date : Tuesday the 17th September 2019 am session

Wear Valley Community Action Group

Please find a attached a poster for an event at St Helens on Wednesday, August 7th at the Parish Centre, 12pm - 3.30pm.

We are looking for information stands to join us on the day.I know some of you have already replied, if not and you are interested could you please let me know.

Lesley Mellis

Secretary

Wear Valley Community Action Group This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Day

Friday 22nd November 2019, 8.30 am till 4.00 pm

South Tees LRI, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

Event overview: This awareness day will provide various presentations from key note speakers on topics around head and neck cancer.

Target Audience: GP’s, District Nurses, Community Macmillan, Hospice Staff, Hospital Staff and Dental Practices

Event Venue: South Tees LRI, The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW

This event is free of charge to attend Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited REGISTER NOW ONLINE @ www.conferencessouthtees.co.uk

BRASS on the Bus - 17th July 2019

Please find attached the ‘Brass on the Bus’ flyer – part of the Durham Brass Festival – for their event on Wednesday 17th July in Chester-le-Street Market Place from 6.00pm – 8.00pm. 

Meet the Funders Durham

Tuesday 16 July 10am - 1pm Spennymoor Town Hall

Durham Community Action are hosting Meet the Funders, a free drop in event for voluntary and community groups across County Durham with an opportunity to speak to funders and Durham Community Action's specialist staff.

https://www.vonne.org.uk/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=23086&qid=801922

 Alzheimer's Society - 70s/80s Flashback

Please find attached an opportunity to enjoy yourselves whilst also supporting the Alzheimer’s Society.  Please circulate to your networks if appropriate.

CONNY 2019 CALL FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS / LOCAL BUSINESSES

If you're are a local business or community group then we'd love to work with you. We want to showcase our community and the fantastic people who make it. We'd love the opportunity to chat to you and find a way for us to work together to build our area from strength to strength as a creative hub. 

For the festival we'll be showing local artists in unusual spaces such as cafe's, clubs, the park, shop windows etc. We'll also, through discussion be pairing artists and community groups to work together. This could be inviting the artist to run a workshop of interest with your group, or collaborating together on a project supported by us. We want to work with you in a way which would benefit and suit you and your group or business so please do get in touch!

Find out more information at: www.connyarts.com / connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @connyartfestival

To register your interest please contact Elaine Robertson, Co-Director of Conny Art Festival at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07538651658

North Eastern - Drop in Session 

Please see attached an invitefor the North Eastern drop-in session that will be held in Spennymoor Leisure Centre on Thursday 11th July 2019.  Please note that this session runs from 9am-5pm

Whats On Leaflet

Please find attached the amended copy of our what’s on leaflet.

Amy Crawford

Clerical Officer / Receptionist

CYPS - Locality Operational Support Durham County Council One Point Tudhoe Family Centre Tudhoe Moor Nursery Spennymoor DL16 6EX

Google Digital Garage bus in Sunderland 

The Google Digital Garage could be coming to a community near you very soon. The team at Google will be driving their famous bus into communities across the North East to deliver digital skills training. 

At every stop there will be workshops on Digital Marketing, Social Media Strategy, CV Building and Stay Safe Online, or one to one mentoring sessions to grow your online presence. There’s no need to register beforehand, you can just turn up on the day.  

Our consultation/member satisfaction surveys have indicated a need to improve and develop digital skills and build online presence to raise organisational profile and tell a story of the positive difference you are making. Well this is a chance to speak to the experts through an informal drop-in. 

For full details of the locations please click on the link below.

https://events.withgoogle.com/google-training-in-sunderland/bus/#content

Further training is planned for later in the year and we will be in touch shortly.

Pick N Mix Workshops

We're offering the opportunity to do a PICK N MIX with our workshops. 
* Shabby Chic *
* Crackle Glaze *
* Gold Leafing *
* Decoupage *
* Mosaic *
* Image Transfer *
1 = £35 2 = £60 3 = £85 4 = £115 5 = £130 meaning you could save £45! You can book one for yourself, and one for someone else.

This is a great opportunity to get booked up call 0191 3869735 or come see us Rennys Lane DH1 2RS. https://thewoodpile.org/workshops-events/

WEAR VALLEY COMMUNITY FUN DAY

WEDNESDAY, 7th AUGUST

VENUE PARISH CENTRE, ST HELENS, ST.HELENS AUCKLAND, DL14 6DJ

12PM – 4PM

FREE GOODY BAGS FOR EVERYONE

Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), Annual General Meeting 2019

On behalf of the PCP Trustees I would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 17th July 2019 at 11.30 a.m. at the Pioneering Care Centre, at which there will be a presentation of our work over the last year (1st April 2018 – 31stMarch 2019).

The meeting will be followed by an informal buffet lunch at 12.30, which gives guests an opportunity to meet with volunteers, staff and invited guests.

I would appreciate if you could confirm your attendance by contacting Kath Ferry on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 01325 327462. 

Summer Holidays activities programme and other news from Bullion Hall

Please see the forthcoming  school summer holiday programme and other news from Bullion Hall.

Brass festival brings the party to people

Streets and parks across County Durham will come alive next month when a feel-good music festival makes its joyous return.

Durham BRASS is set to deliver another ten-day extravaganza of bold and brilliant brass music from around the world from Friday 12 to Sunday 21 July.

One of the highlights of the Durham County Council event is always the Big Brass Bash, a series of free, fun-filled parties in schools and parks across the county. Featuring a must-see line-up of international street bands, including Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, Loud Noises and Louisiana Funky Butts, these family-friendly events celebrate 21st century brass music in all its guises. From 90s club classics and hip-hop beats, to Afro-beat, jazz and ceilidh tunes, there is something for everyone so bring a picnic and prepare to bust some moves with friends old and new.

The free alfresco fun does not stop there, as the Big Brass Bus will also be out and about this year, bringing some of the world’s best street bands to even more locations across the county.

Cllr Joy Allen, Cabinet member for transformation, culture and tourism at the council, said: “What makes Durham BRASS so special is that it brings the party to the people. It spreads the joy of music in communities across the county and engages with people who may not attend concerts in traditional venues.

“Ultimately, it is about bringing residents together, while also attracting people into our towns and villages, boosting the local economy and showcasing what a great place County Durham is to live, work and visit.”

The free outdoor programme includes:

The Big Brass Bash

  • Newton Aycliffe, Town Park, Sunday 14 July, 3pm to 6pm
  • Crook, Glenholme Park, Tuesday 16 July, 6pm to 9pm

Continues…

  • Shildon, Hackworth Park, Wednesday, 17 July, 6pm to 9pm
  • Trimdon Village, Trimdon Community College, Thursday 18 July, 6pm to 9pm
  • Spennymoor, Jubilee Park, Friday 19 July, 6pm to 9pm.

The Big Brass Bus

  • Peterlee, Apollo Pavilion, Tuesday 16 July, 11am
  • Lanchester, Community Centre, Wednesday 17 July, 6pm to 8pm
  • Bishop Auckland, Market Place, Thursday 18 July, 6pm, with Full Moon Market
  • Newton Aycliffe, Steam Machine Brewing Company, Friday 19 July, 7pm to 9pm.

Streets of Brass also returns this year with a talented and eclectic mix of street bands taking over Durham city centre for two days of free music and mayhem from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July. Thousands of people partied in the streets last year and organisers are pulling out all the stops to ensure 2019 is even better.

The party continues at Wharton Park in Durham, where there will be more opportunities to enjoy live music while tucking into a tasty picnic. On Saturday 21 July, from 6pm to 9pm, the Big Brass Party will deliver music from a host of genres but always with an infectious beat designed to get audiences on their feet.

And on Sunday 21 July, the festival will draw to a spectacular close with Wharton Park Meets the West End from 6pm to 8pm. The free outdoor concert will see the Scottish Swing Orchestra and the Festival Broadway Chorus perform jazzy versions of musical theatre’s greatest hits.

To view the full festival programme and to book places at ticketed events, visit www.brassfestival.co.uk

For festival updates follow ‘Brass International Festival’ on Facebook or @DurhamBRASS on Twitter and Instagram for the latest news.

BRASS is one of an unprecedented number of cultural events taking place in Durham in 2019. To find out what else is going on and how to get involved in the #Durham19 campaign visit www.thisisdurham.com/19

July listings for Discovery Museum

Please find attached listings for events and exhibitions taking place at Discovery Museum during July:

Free Pre-loved Event Aycliffe Family Centre

Aycliffe family centre will be hosting a Free pre-loved Event on Friday 2nd August 10.00-12.00.  They are looking for the following donations:

Adults, Childrens and Baby clothes

Bric-a-brac (no electrical items)

Toys

Toiletries

Bedding

All donations can be dropped off at Aycliffe Family centre Stephenson way DL5 7DD

Poster will be sent out for the event soon.

Debbie Unsworth

VCS Allliance worker Locality 3

Children and Young People’s Service Durham County Council County Hall Durham DH1 5UZ

Direct 03000 268598 Mobile : 07795020057

Aycliffe Family Centre -Summer holiday activities 

See attached timetable for Summer activities at Newton Aycliffe family centre for families. Places are limited and are for target families you may be working with. If you have any families who would benefit from a family pass to be able to attend all session please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or ring the family centre on 03000 263 666.   Please note no transport will be provided.

Friday 9th August 11.00-1.00 there will be an additional needs movie event including Sensory.  To nominated a family contact Laura or ring family centre

Not Long to go until Kynren's 50th performance!
 

The countdown to Kynren's first 2019 summer show is on!

2019 Year of the Viking will see more special effects, incredible horsemanship and fireworks than ever before!  PLUS be part of our history and experience Kynren's 50th performance on Saturday 29th June. 

Forward this email over to a friend and share this unmissable experience.

To see all the summer show dates please click here 

The Woodpile Workshops

We offer a large variety of Workshops throughout the year for beginners and beyond, we specialise in different areas and can be found on our up to date calendar.

Please find a link to the latest workshops from the Woodpile

 Hilda Park FC : Fun day

Sunday 7th July 2019 Hilda Park FC Fun day.

Deaf Awareness & Communication Skills

Bespoke sessions to meet your need. 

Does your organisation need to:

  • Increase communication skills with deaf people             
  • Reduce staff embarrassment and increase confidence by learning clear speech and basic British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Improve customer service, loyalty and retention.
  • Improve understanding and awareness of deafness.
  • Find out what is available to help hard of hearing and late deafened people e.g. AA and PIP benefits, hearing aid compatible phones and personal listeners etc:

This training is free to organisation Centres and retailers located in East Durham

     Phone; 0191 5183358   Mobile (Text only) 07463259216

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.ddsupport.org.uk

Join Our Woodpile Workshops

Please see here for all of our workshops with places still available to be booked by clicking on them. We have FREE Workshops available to unemployed & Inactive. 

Summer Holidays

The VCS Alliance are now starting to pull together a table of what is available in the community for the summer holidays. I would very much appreciate if you could send any information you have on activities and events that are to be held during this time. If you have things in the planning stage would you please also let me know and forward any updates as you go. The VCS will be sending out an events/activities information sheet covering all county wide activities to all partner agencies and Children and Young Peolpes Staff so this is a great opportunity to get the word out of what’s available.

All your help with this would be greatly appreciated, Thank you J

Lesley Clough

VCS Alliance Worker North

One Point Service

Brandon Family Centre,

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone- 03000267661

Mobile-07584141197

Jack Drum Arts Summer School

For ages 8+ Tuesday 30th July until Friday 2nd August  10.30am til 4.30pm each day Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NR

Join a team of professional actors and musicians to create a play in a week inspired by the wonderful world of sustainable food! We’ll be getting our hands dirty with the folk from Incredible Edible Bishop Auckland to explore the local history of growing and learn all about the big changes in the way we eat.
 
We will use the natural surroundings of Auckland Castle as our stage and create stories and songs to perform for family, friends and the public at the end of the week. There may even be a pigeon race or two….

Cost is £25 for 4 days.  Please note this is payable in advance due to high demand.

We have a small number of FREE places for low-income families in receipt of benefits (evidence will be required). Please contact us via email or telephone to discuss.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL - Tel 01388 765002 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Conquer Durham Cathedral tower’s 325 steps!

Plan your trip to one of the North East’s best visitor attractions as Durham Cathedral prepares to reopen its central tower on Saturday 1 June.

Enjoy stunning views over the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham City and the surrounding countryside. Plus, you’ll get a close-up view of the tower's new stone, hand-carved by the cathedral's team of expert stone masons.

The central tower was closed for three years for an extensive conservation project to replace weathered stone on the upper part of the central tower. The stone repairs were completed by our small in-house team of stonemasons using heritage skills and traditional methods and tools. The reopening of the central tower is sponsored by Baldwins.

325 steps is a long climb for anyone, so Durham Cathedral’s north-west tower is also open at various times on Fridays and Saturdays for a shorter climb and a stunning view over the historic city and winding River Wear.

From 1 June 2019 the cathedral's central tower will be open Monday to Saturday, from 10am until 4pm. Tickets are available from the cathedral's visitor desk and are priced at £5 per adult and £4.50 per child*. A reasonable level of fitness is needed to climb both towers and sensible footwear is essential. 
*Children must be 8 years or older to climb the tower.

Thinking of visiting this summer? Make the most of the long summer evenings and stay a little longer as Durham Cathedral is open until 8pm from 1 to 6 July and 22 July to 26 August.

Make a climb up the tower the highlight of your visit to Durham >> 

Promotion of Hawthorne Project

Our two new groups have started within the last week, and we wanted to push things a little more. We will welcome anyone to the groups, older people, their families, carers, friends or anyone who would like to join in.

This week the Hawthorne Groupplan to do some art work on Ceramic mugs, while enjoying a cuppa and some biscuits and having a lovely chat. We hope the group grows in numbers and look forward to seeing what else they get up to.
The Luncheon Club will be back on from next Thursday 9th May.

Hopefully see some of you there.

Kind Regards
Clare Robinson
Centre Manager

http://www.peltoncc.communitybookings.co.uk.
Pelton Community Centre
Front Street
Pelton
Chester-le-Street
Co.Durham
DH2 1DE
Telephone: 0191 3700726

BPD Support Group

Please find attached details of a new peer support group for people with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder, emotionally unstable personality disorder or traits of these conditions.

All venue, date and contact details are on the flyer

New Cancer Support Group in Horden

Please see attached flyer regarding a new cancer support group in Horden.

Many thanks

Ali Cooke

Macmillan Public Health Cancer Project Management Support

Public Health Room 3/56-71, Adult and Health Services, Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UJ

New! Durham City Veterans Breakfast Club

Please could you advertise the fact that there is now an Official Durham City Veterans Breakfast Club.

It is held every second Saturday 

The resident chef is an Ex RAF chef and his breakfasts are something to behold 

The venue is the café at Alington house, 4 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET

All serving members of HM Armed forces, Reservists, Veterans and their family members will be made very welcome.

The link to the Facebook site is https://www.facebook.com/groups/2887028387988986/

Come along and have some good Craic

Garreth Murrell

CEO and Founder

Have you heard what’s going on at Raby Castle?

An action-packed year lies ahead in 2019 at Raby Castle with fun for all the family, including children’s tours of the Castle, forest school activities, seasonal markets and outdoor theatre, plus lots of brand new events including Open Farm Sunday, photography workshops and wildlife walks .

More Information

Positive Choices sessions

Please find attached our poster for our Positive Choices poster.

Mobile Cinema leaflet- all venues

Can you circulate this poster with the cinema dates and times on please.

A sensational spring and summer awaits in Durham

With days getting longer and lighter nights to enjoy, things are certainly starting to heat up in Durham, with a packed programme of unmissable events, festivals, anniversaries and openings to enjoy.

More Information

Enjoy reading? - New reading Group

 Cornforth Library are looking for members for a new reading group to be held one Thursday per month at 4pm*

If you would be interested, please contact the Library on 03000 269529, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or just pop in and see us!

*Times and frequency can be changed depending on the needs of members

Drop-Ins at St Margaret's Centre

More Information

Celebrate 100 years of the Forestry Comission at Hamsterley Forest

Step, pedal or ride into the forest this year and discover all that Hamsterley has to offer during the Forestry Commission's centenary year. 

The Forestry Commission was created in 1919 and today it actively manages its forests to benefit people, nature and the economy. Hamsterley Forest represents 2000 hectares of this, a breathtaking mix of broadleaf and coniferous woodland, found in the Durham Dales on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Explore the forest on two wheels, two legs or four on the network of waymarked walking, mountain biking and horse riding trails, or try the new five kilometre running route which opens in April. There is plenty for children to enjoy year-round, from Viking WildPlay and the Zog Activity Trail, to the Gruffalo Sculptures and Orienteering and the Snarkhunter digital app. 

Get active at Hamsterley Forest this year and improve your physical and mental wellbeing in the fresh air amongst the trees…

Start planning your Hamsterley Forest adventure today >>> 

Vacancies for Brownies

8th Chester le Street Brownies takes place every Monday 18.30-20.00 at Chester le Street Methodist church for girls aged between 7- 10 years of age.

Brownies is about trying new things that teach young girls about themselves, their community and their world.

If you are interested please contact Amy Holmes on. Tel.  07541133473  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JDA Youth Programme for 2019

We have re-launched our exciting programme of evening term-time activities for young people.

Mondays:

Jackass Juniors Youth Theatre
Ages 7 – 11
4pm til 5.30pm
Cost: £3 per session

Jackass Seniors Youth Theatre
Ages 12 – 24
6pm til 8.30pm
Cost: £4

Venue: Jack Drum Arts, St. Cuthbert’s Centre, Church Hill, Crook, DL15 9DN

Youth Theatre sessions focus on developing drama skills, confidence, and creativity in a fun and supportive environment. Both groups work towards regular public performances, both indoors and out!

Wednesdays:

Cree-ate Youth Café
Ages 9 – 12
4pm til 6pm
Cost: Free, with the opportunity to purchase refreshments
A weekly youth group giving a space for young people to chill out and take part in facilitated creative activities delivered by professional artists and youth workers

Hotspot Youth Café
Ages 12 – 17
6.30pm til 8.30pm
Cost: Free, with the opportunity to purchase refreshments
Drop-in sessions, developing confidence, teamwork, and citizenship. Video games, music, activities, and much more.

Venue: Blue Stone Tea Shop, Crook, DL15 9UA

Fridays:

Rock Band Beginners:
Ages 12 – 24
4.15pm til 5.30pm
Cost: £4

Rock Band Advanced:
Ages 12 – 24
6pm til 7.30pm
Cost: £4

Venue: Jack Drum Arts, St. Cuthbert’s Centre, Church Hill, Crook, DL15 9DN

From complete beginner to advanced rock legend, Rock Band sessions support young people to develop existing musical skills, learn new instruments, develop their own original music, and take part in public performances.

For all activities call 01388 765002 or email info@jackdrum for more information or to book a place

Durham Veterans Contact Point

As you may be aware, this year we intend to move the DVCP around the County every second month, however some of the dates are not yet fixed.  I will publish these as soon as they are.  In the meanwhile, here are the dates and locations of those that are fixed 

May Thu 16 - Durham Town Hall

June - Wed 19 - Consett - Venue TBC

July - Wed 18 - Durham Town Hall

August - Wed 21 - Hartlepool - Venue TBC

September - Thursday 12 - Durham Town Hall

October - Wed 16 - Bishop Auckland - Venue TBC

November - Thu 21 - Durham Town Hall

December - Wed 18 - Darlington - Venue TBC

The Durham Veterans Contact Point has been running since April 2018 and has been a success in terms of direct contact with veterans.  It has also been a success in bringing service providers together and working closer.  Long may it continue.

Durham SSAFA are grateful for you continued support for the DVCP.

Regards,Paul  Moore Branch Secretary Durham SSAFA Tel: 0191 383 9452

Lip-reading class in Bishop Aukland

A new lip-reading class started at Henknowle Community Centre On Fridays 1:30 TO 3;30

Learn how to: • Manage your hearing loss. • Reduce misunderstandings that cause embarrassment, anger, and stress. • How to plan to manage difficult situations. • Meet people in a friendly informal atmosphere. • Qualified experienced tutor. “On the edge of conversation, is one of the loneliest places on earth”

Tel: 0191 5183358 e - Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.ddsupport.org.uk

Stanley Activity and Support Information Directory 

4th Edition The 4th Edition of the Stanley Activity and Support Information is now available to view via the following link: http://www.durham.gov.uk/media/5183/Stanley-activity-and-support-directory/pdf/StanleyAAPActivityAndSupportDirectory2017.pdf

The Directory contains a wide variety of activities that you can get involved in, in local accessible community venues. Support information from a number of local organisations is also available at the back of the Directory. We hope you’ll enjoy the booklet and find an activity that suits you.

Craghead Village Hall – Weekly Coffee Morning 

For residents who have learning difficulties Innovations a local charity working with residents who have learning difficulties are holding a weekly coffee morning on a Wednesday at Craghead Village Hall between 10-11.30am. The menu includes: Cheese scone with butter 50p Fruit Scone with butter, jam and cream 50p Tea 50p Coffee 50p Fruit Shoot or pop 50p Biscuits 30p Please come along and join us! http://www.innovations-opportunities.co.uk/our-service.aspx

Profoundly deaf, Deaf Blind, Hard of hearing, and hearing loss?

BID services will be at Cornerstones Centre for the community every Friday morning 10.00-12.00pm to support people who are: Profoundly deaf, Deaf Blind, Hard of hearing, and hearing loss. If you know someone in this situation who needs help completing applications, help with debt or letters explaining please come along

When a hearing aid is not enough New Evening lip-reading class 

At No.7 Keller Court ,Langley Moor Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30 - Coping skills make life easier

Learn how to: • Manage your hearing loss. • Reduce misunderstandings that cause embarrassment, anger and stress. • How to plan to manage difficult situations. • Meet people in a friendly informal atmosphere. • Qualified experienced teacher If an evening class is no good for you, we have another 10 lip-reading classes in County Durham, contact us to get more information “On the edge of conversation is one of the loneliest places on earth”

Attendance is by referral only, please ask your Hearing therapist, GP, Social Worker, or contact us for a self referral and for more information Tel: 0191 5183358 Mobile: 07463259216(Text only) e - Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.ddsupport.org.uk