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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.

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.

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Please see our timetable for further information. 

Community class timetable

DayTimeActivityVenueCost
Monday9.30am - 11.00amSeated YogaSedgefield Parish Hall, Sedgefield£4
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
Thursday5.00pm - 6.00pmGentle 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
Friday12.30pm - 2.00pmSeated YogaCornerstones, Chester-le-Street£4
Friday6.00pm - 7.00pmZumbaThe Venue, Stanley£3
Friday
Starts 26 August 2022

1.30pm -
2.30pm

Seated ExerciseBeaurepaire Community Hub, 
Bearpark, 
DH7 7DZ
£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

DayTimeActivityLocationNotes
Weekly on Tuesdays - 5 July until 27 September 202210.00am - 12.00pmCraft and Chat CaféThe Art Café, Community House, Yoden Road, Peterlee, SR8 5DP
Tel: 0191 569 3511
Free (tea and coffee included)
No booking required but please contact the Community Arts Team on 0792 029 5261 for further information.
Weekly on Thursdays - 7 July until 22 September 2022
(Please note no sessions 4 August or 8 September)
1.00pm - 3.00pm

East Durham Dementia Friendly Choir

 

St Andrews Church Hall, Hesleden Road, Blackhall TS27 4LE.

Contact: Brenda Hardman on 07812 753991.

£2.00 (tea and coffee and cake included)
No booking required but please contact the Community Arts Team on 0792 029 5261 for further information.

Weekly on Fridays - 1 July until 15 September 2022
(Please note no sessions 29 July or 1 September)

(Please note from August session will be from Thursday, 1.00pm to 3.00pm}

1.00pm - 3.00pmLet's Meet Up Art GroupThe Art Café, Community House, Yoden Road, Peterlee, SR8 5DP
Tel: 0191 569 3511
Free (tea and coffee included)
No booking required but please contact the Community Arts Team on 0792 029 5261 for further information.
Fortnightly on Tuesdays
12 July until 6 September 2022
2.00pm - 4.00pmDance to a TeaEastlea Community Centre, Stockton Rd, Seaham SR7 8DX
Tel: 0191 581 2399
Pre-booking required through the venue 
(Afternoon Tea included)
Fortnightly on Wednesdays
13 July until 7 September 2022
1.30pm - 3.00pmDance to a TeaThe Pavillion, 1 Helford Rd, Peterlee SR8 1ER
Tel: 0191 586 9957
Pre-booking required through the venue 
(Afternoon Tea included)
Fortnightly on Fridays
8 July until 16 September 2022
10.30am - 12.30pmWorking with Wood Taster SessionDawdon Youth & Community Centre, Queen Alexandra Road, Seaham SR7 7NHFor further information contact Andrew Cammus on 07368 424 939 or email contact@eastdurhamveterans.co.uk 

What you need to bring

Once you have booked your place you should receive a confirmation email detailing any equipment you need to bring with you (e.g. a mat for Yoga). Just turn up five minutes before the class start time dressed comfortably, and you may wish to bring along any personal items that you need, including a drink.

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.

Book your place

Contact us to book your place. 

  • Booking is recommended and we ask everyone to book in advance where possible.
  • You can book between seven days and 24 hours in advance of the session start time.
  • Please remember to cancel your place if you are unable to attend.
  • Please read our Ways to Wellbeing - Health Commitment Statement and where appropriate seek medical advice before participating in a session.
Contact us
Ways to Wellbeing Service
03000 262539