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Community classes


Our community class programme 'Ways to wellbeing' is a programme which supports local community providers to offer beginner level activities for adults to improve their health and wellbeing.

virus

Whilst the easing of lockdown restrictions allows more freedom, it is clear that COVID 19 has not gone away. We are working to resume activities in a way which is safe and responsible. Our priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of participants, coaches and volunteers, and to help stop the spread of the virus. 

What kind of activities can I take part in? 

You can take part in our group exercise activities, which are delivered by friendly, highly skilled and experienced staff and volunteers. Please see our timetable for further information. 

Community class timetable

DayTimeActivityVenueCost
Monday1.45pm - 2.45pmSeated ExerciseSt Paul's Centre, Spennymoor£3
Tuesday9.15am - 10.15amSeated ExerciseWolsingham Town Hall£3
Tuesday9.45am - 10.45amExercise to MusicAnnfield Plain Methodist Church£3
Tuesday11.00am - 12.00 noonExercise to MusicFrosterley Village Hall£3

Tuesday

10.00am - 12.00 noonGardening GroupThe Lodge, Blackhill and Consett Park Laburnum Avenue, Blackhill, Consett, DH8 5TAFree of charge, donations welcome
Wednesday10.00am - 11.30amYogaBullion Hall, Chester-le-Street£4

Wednesday 

10.00am - 11.00am

 

Balance Right

 

Sedgefield Parish Hall, Sedgefield£3
Wednesday1.00pm - 3.00pmArts and CraftsThe Lodge, Blackhill and Consett Park£3
Wednesday1.30pm - 2.30pmGentle ExerciseGreat Lumley Community Centre£3
Thursday9.30am - 10.30amGentle ExerciseStanhope Community Centre£3
Thursday11.00am - 12.00 noonGentle ExerciseUshaw Moor Baptist Church, Ushaw Moor£3
Thursday11.00am - 12.00 noonGentle ExerciseJubilee Fields Community Centre, Shildon£3
Thursday11.30am - 12.30pmGentle Exercise    St John's Chapel Town Hall£3
Thursday2.00pm - 3.00pmGentle ExerciseSt James' Church Hall, Burnopfield£3
Thursday5.30pm - 6.30pmGentle ExerciseSt Patrick's Church Hall, Consett£3
Friday9.30am - 10.30amExercise to MusicAnnfield Plain Methodist Church£3
Friday10.00am - 12.00 noonArts and CraftsThe Venue, Stanley£3
Friday6.00pm - 7.00pmZumbaThe Venue, Stanley£3

Artful Age

Artful Age aims to provide support for people to live happier, healthier, independent lives and grow to see themselves as active and valued member of their community. Covering the East Durham area, and aimed at adults but with no lower or upper age limit, groups provide a safe and friendly environment welcoming people living with mental and physical health conditions, cognitive impairments or facing social isolation.

Led by experienced professional artists, activities range from singing and dancing, to arts and crafts and working with wood.

Managed by Durham County Council Community Arts (East)
Supported by East Durham Creates

Day

Time

Activity

Location

Notes

Weekly on Tuesdays - 5 April - 28 June 2022

10.00am - 12.00pm

Craft and Chat Café

The Art Café, Community House, Yoden Road, Peterlee, SR8 5DP

0191 569 3511

Free

Weekly on Thursdays - 7 April - 30 June 2022 (except 2 June)

1.00 - 3.00pm

East Durham Dementia Friendly Choir

Blackhall Community Centre, TS27 4LG

0191 586 7396

£2 voluntary donation, no booking required but please contact the Community Arts Team on 0792 029 5261 for further information.

Weekly on Fridays - 8 April - 24 June 2022 (except 21 April and 2 June)

1.00 - 3.00pm

Let's Meet Up Art Group

The Art Café, Community House, Yoden Road, Peterlee, SR8 5DP

0191 569 3511

£2 voluntary donation, no booking required but please contact the Community Arts Team on 0792 029 5261 for further information.

Monday 16 May and 13 June 2022, followed by refreshments

1.30 - 3.30pm

Dance to a Tea

Shotton Community Hub,  Bridge Road, Shotton Colliery DH6 2PQ

0191 526 4213

£2  booking charge - Pre-booking required through the venue

Tuesday 17 May and 14 June 2022, followed by refreshments

2.00 - 4.00pm

Dance to a Tea

Eastlea Community Centre, Stockton Road, Seaham, SR7 8DX

0191 586 7396

Free - Pre-booking required through the venue.

Wednesday 18 May and 15 June 2022, followed by refreshments

1.30 - 3.30pm

Dance to a Tea

The Pavilion, Peterlee, 1 Helford Road, Peterlee SR8 1ER

0191 586 9957

£2  booking charge - Pre-booking required through the venue.

Tuesday 19 April 2022

Taster session

(further taster sessions in May and June to be announced)

10.30am - 12.30pm

Working with Wood Taster Session

Dawdon Youth & Community Centre, Queen Alexandra Road, Seaham SR7 7NH

0191 513 1777

Free, please contact the Community Arts Team on 0792 029 5261 for further information.

Regular fortnightly sessions commence on Friday 1 July 2022, followed by lunch.

Payment

 All Ways to wellbeing classes are free to book. Some activities have a charge, this is payable to the activity leader at the session. The first session is free for all new participants. The first class back after the lockdown break due to Covid is free for returning customers. 

Book your place

Our activity programme is restarting in a phased approach and you must book in advance. 

Contact us to book your place. 

Contact us
Ways to Wellbeing Service
03000 262539