Activities & Events across Durham

 

Launch date announced for Auckland Castle

Launch Date Announced for Conserved County Durham Castle

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland to hold Community Day, 2 November 2019General Admission from 3 November 2019

Tickets on sale from 11 September 2019

A public opening date has now been confirmed for an historic North East castle, which was once home to some of the country’s most influential figures.900-year-old Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, is re-opening in November 2019, following a three-year conservation programme led by regeneration charity and visitor destination,

The Auckland Project.An Auckland Castle Community Day will be held to mark the launch on Saturday, 2 November with general admission beginning the following day (Sunday, 3 November).Once home to the powerful Prince Bishops of Durham, Auckland Castle’s State Rooms have been sensitively returned to their original Georgian Gothic splendour, while the Bishops’ private apartments are being opened to visitors for the first time, offering an intriguing insight into both the public and private lives of some of the most prominent characters in British history.Opening DayTo celebrate Auckland Castle re-opening its doors,

The Auckland Project will be hosting a special Community Day on Saturday, 2 November.Starting with a ribbon cutting at 10.30am, the event will include live entertainment and activities, as well as an opportunity to be among the first to step inside the newly conserved Castle and uncover the stories of faith and power that await inside

.Entry to the Castle will be offered at the discounted rate of £5 per adult, £4 concessions and £1 per child for this day only.

Active Durham: Moving Forwards Together event

Please find attached the programme for the Active Durham: Moving Forward Together event on Thursday 19th September at The Durham Centre, Belmont, DH1 1TN.

As the Active Durham partnership moves forward, into the second phase of the 5 year Active Durham Framework, this is an opportunity for stakeholders working to increase physical activity levels in County Durham to share good practice and to contribute to the future direction of the partnership.

Outcomes and workshop feedback from this event will support the Active Durham partnership to set clear, locally informed priorities and measures of success which will influence future work/progress.

Places are still available for this event; the event will start at 9.30am with refreshments available from 9.00am.  Lunch will also be provided.

If you would like to attend the event, please confirm by Monday 16th September

 I hope you are able to join us on 19th September

Dementia Awareness Talk

Tuesday May 24th September

Henknowle, Community Centre Cumbria Place, Dl14 6tj

10.15am – 11.45am

Please Come Along To This Talk

A Member Of Believe Housing Will Facilitate The Event

Everyone That Attends Will Receive A Free Gift

A Free Buffet Lunch Will Be Provided

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE WEAR VALLEY COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP

CONTACT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or face book wear valley community action group

Domestic Violence Support Themed Network Meeting

Monday the 30th September 2019 9:30am -12:15

The Workplace , Heighington Lane Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6AH Coffee and registration from 9.00 am

Advice in County Durham is a partnership of local advice providers, committed to working together to improve the provision of advice across County Durham.

We are delighted to host a Domestic Violence themed meeting …we will be looking at what support is available across the county

Speakers and further details to be confirmed…

If you are involved in the support around this work – I’d love to hear from you and if you would be interested in doing a speed dating session to promote your service please let me know …

Get the date in your diary as this will be a popular event and places will be limited ..I have attached a booking form for those wishing to attend

St Cuthberts Open Event

18th September

We are holding an open event at our retail shop in Crook so that people can pop in to learn more about volunteering with us. I’ve attached the information for you but just to add to that, there will be:

  • Staff and volunteers available to chat on the day to answer questions and talk through our volunteer roles,
  • Opportunities to try out different shop tasks,
  • Tours available of the entire shop so that any attendees can see how it all works ‘behind the scenes’,
  • Cake and refreshments.

I would be very grateful if you could add this to your website and include it in the newsletter and anywhere else you feel would help to promote the event.

September listings for Discovery Museum:

September 2019

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.

The Active Durham partnership invites you to Active Durham: Moving forwards together

Active Durham is delighted to invite you to the Active Durham: Moving Forwards event, which will take place at the Durham Centre, Belmont on Thursday, 19th September 2019. 

As the Active Durham partnership moves forward, into the second phase of the 5 year Active Durham Framework, this is an opportunity for stakeholders working to increase physical activity levels in County Durham to share good practice and to contribute to the future direction of the partnership.

Outcomes and workshop feedback from this event will support the Active Durham partnership to set clear, locally informed priorities and measures of success which will influence future work/progress.

We will be joined at the event by Allison Curbishley the North East, former British Olympic athlete, who is regularly heard commentating on BBC Five Live radio.

The event commences at 9.30am until 3.30pm and will include lunch

I do hope you can come along and would be grateful if you could let us know no later than Friday, 30th August 2019. Once we receive your acceptance, we will send more details about the event including map and directions.

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Think Autism in County Durham

Are you an autistic adult and live in County Durham? Or do you support/care for an autistic adult in the area?

We want to hear from you

We want to know your experiences and learn from them.

We want to hear your thoughts and opinions to identify what is successful in County Durham and what isn’t.

We want to make County Durham an Autism friendly place to live and visit and we need your help to plan and develop services.

Tuesday 24th September 2019
5.30pm-6.30pm for autistic people aged 14+

6.30pm-7.30pm for anyone supporting an autistic person aged 14+
The event will be held at:

Durham Town Hall
Market Place
Durham
DH1 3NJ

Our Mature Friends Group

WOMEN ONLY - Could you please circulate to anyone you think would be interested in attending  our Mature Friends Group we hold at Aspire.

Every Monday (except bank Holiday) 9.30 - 11.30 Aspire House Chester le street 01913891504

No need to book - just drop in

Signs of Safety Showcase Conference 

The Signs of Safety Showcase conference is scheduled to take place on Friday 22 November 2019, between 9:30am and 4:30pm, at the Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe.

It will celebrate examples of good Signs of Safety practice in County Durham, and offer opportunities for learning for professionals working with Signs of Safety. It will also provide excellent opportunities for networking.

Expressions of interest should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

World Dementia Day

We are holding an event at Seaham town hall on Friday 20th September to celebrate World Dementia Day. We would like to invite relevant professionals to join us and bring down their information to have stand.

If you wish to attend or have a stall please contact Caroline Robinson: 0191 5810880, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Service Development Manager,

The Hospital of God, Estate Office, Greatham, TS25 2HS 01429 870247 www.hospitalofgod.org.uk

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

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

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www.ddsupport.org.uk

 

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! 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

 

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!

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.

 

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