Description of Activities

Class details:

ART: Art lessons provided by John Dolan in a relaxed atmosphere. These would suit  any budding artist.

John Dolan | 0191 3846690 | 07721 015677 |

Durham Bridge Club: lessons for people who want to learn how to play bridge (costing £5 per week). There is also a bridge session (£3 per session) for those who have progressed from the lessons (

A host partner is available for anyone who attends without a partner in the afternoon. In the evening there is a bridge session for more experienced players.

Ann Squires (Secretary) | 0191 3867480 |

Ingeus: People referred to the scheme will get tailored, personalised help to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes including education on healthy eating and lifestyle, help to lose weight and bespoke physical exercise programmes, all of which together have been proven to reduce the risk of developing the disease.

There are currently 2.6 million people with Type 2 diabetes in England with around 200,000 new diagnoses every year. While Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented and is not linked to lifestyle, Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable through lifestyle changes.

Angela Allinson | 07384 832 004 |

TIN Arts: is an innovative social enterprise that creates, inspires, delivers and manages participatory dance, arts and culture programmes for people of all ages and abilities. Delivered by professional contemporary dancers Tess Chaytor and Martin Wilson, who believe all people with a disability should be able to access the same activities as everyone else, no matter who they are, or where they live. Classes called Tiny Tins run for younger children.

Martin Wilson | 0191 3840728 |

Durham Deafened Support: (DDSG) helps and supports people who have acquired hearing loss by providing information, support and advocacy to enable them to cope with their disability and to understand and meet their communication needs. The group is attended by people who have been referred to us by GPs, Social Care and Health, Hearing Therapists or who have contacted us directly.

Karen Conlan | 0191 518 3358 |

Durham Coronary Support: The voluntary group is registered with the NHS and linked to the British Heart Foundation. Our aim is to provide encouragement, advice, support and information to heart patients, their families and friends. The group is in contact with the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at University Hospital of North Durham and someone from the group gives a short talk during each rehabilitation course.

Sally Henniker-Major | 0191 3749193 |

Ballet Class: A ballet class for adults with some ballet experience. The fees are £65 per term.  The experience includes practising ballet repertoires, watching ballet at the theatre and ballet films.

Yvonne Beck | 07748 883 642 |

Little Movers: is a dance and movement based group for pre-school children. The activity is about learning through play, as Little Movers offers the opportunity to learn and develop through fun, energetic activities and dance. We dance, play games, learn new skills and most of all have fun. Our classes are very active and make fitness so enjoyable.

Sarah Kane | 07738 375 126 |

Youth Clubs: Durham City Youth Project

Senior Youth Club
Durham City Youth Project delivers an open session offering sports, arts and crafts, cooking, personal and social education sessions, team building and an opportunity just to come and socialise. Wednesdays, 7 pm-8 pm.
Inters Youth Club
Inters is an open access, all inclusive club for 11 – 13 year olds. We offer sports, team games, arts and crafts, social education, cooking, holiday activities and Xbox. Wednesdays, 6 pm-7 pm.

Junior Youth Club

Juniors is an open access, all inclusive club for 7 – 12 year olds. We offer sports, team games, lots of arts and crafts, movie nights, cooking, holiday activities and Xbox. Wednesdays, 5 pm-6 pm.
Youth Council
The Youth Council are a small supportive group, that represent the views of young people. Run by young people for young people, they are a voice that enables them to make their views heard in the decision-making process both within the charity and their local communities. They give young people the chance to discuss relevant issues, engage with decision makers and contribute to improving the lives of young people. Thursdays, 3.30 pm-4.30 pm.
Contact: or
Hayley Manning | 0191 383 2819 | or just drop in. DCYP website

Sweaty Mama: is a unique and effective way to exercise whilst you bond with your child allowing you to spend quality time with your child whilst you undertake the workout.  Exercises to suit all ages & development of the child as well as suit the fitness level of the Mama. Gradually build up fitness levels and strengthen your core & posture to rehabilitate your body after having a child. A fab, fun workout to upbeat music both you and your child will love!* With babies, toddlers and Preschoolers all joining in the fun! 45 minute session| 6 weeks continual course, £40 for 6 weeks.

Dianne Nelson | 07429 516556 |

Baby Massage & Yoga: KALMA LIFE – Your journey begins with kalma baby. We are specialists in baby yoga and massage. Creating opportunities to bond through therapeutic touch with sensory, music and songs. Building a community of support which educates parents on wellness.

Laura Dixon | 07989 985190 |

Keep Moving: Improve your fitness and quality of life. Keep Moving with Paul Grey is an exercise class designed for anyone with a chronic health condition who wants to stay active, and for all of us couch potatoes.

Paul Grey | 07502 221 737 |

Zumba Fitness: Lightweight maraca-like Toning Sticks enhances sense of rhythm and coordination, while toning target zones, including arms, core and lower body. Booking is essential! Weights are supplied, just come along and join the fun. The Class Fee is £4.00.

Lotty Cross | 07733 041 595 |

Art Venturers: We run colourful, creative (often messy!) art, craft and creative play sessions for babies, toddlers and children as well as holiday classes and workshops, fantastic creative birthday parties, after school clubs and other events for children of all ages.

Anna Hadwin | 07917 416 195 |

Indian Music:

Kaavya Mohan | 07424 371 982 |

Praveena Srikantan

Woodcraft Folk: We believe in equality and co-operation: everyone is welcome to join our groups, young people meet to learn about big ideas through fun activities like singing, camping, playing and debating.  Our aim is to have great fun, but also to try to develop children’s self-confidence and build their awareness of society around them. Through our activities, outings and camps we help our members to: understand important issues like the environment, world debt and global conflict; develop activities focused on sustainable development; encourage children to think, hoping that they will help build a peaceful, fairer world.

Priscilla Elmer | 07775 605 123 |

Yoga: The Hatha Yoga class is a drop in class so there’s no need to book in advance. Cost is £8 payable via bank transfer or cash. Class is mixed in terms of ability and experience – beginners can access the asanas (postures) at their level and experienced yogis can feel they are being progressed and challenged.

Ellena Plumb | 07585 558 095 |

The Reedemed Christian Church of God: A church service for old and young every Sunday at the Community Centre.

Pastor Oluferni | 07931 230 710 |

TinyTalk: Sarah runs weekly classes on Tuesdays at 10:30 am. Classes are sixty minutes long and are themed each week. The first half involves teaching core signs from British Sign Language. Babies are encouraged to say the word as they sign, developing their vocabulary and communication skills. They sign, sing, bounce and giggle as they join in with action songs, stories and nursery rhymes. The second half is social time where both mum and baby can make friends. Grown ups can share experiences and enjoy a hot drink while their baby enjoys playtime with other babies. Please contact Sarah for more details

Sarah Rackstraw | 07837 647 349 |

Durham Dance: There are Modern and Tap classes in line with the Imperial Standard for Teachers of Dance syllabus on a Monday.
There are Vocational ballet classes in line with the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus on a Wednesday as well as an Adult Ballet class on a Wednesday which is open to all.

Catherine Smith | 07725 599 461 |

Thai Chi: You will be taught the syllabus of a world renowned Master. The Heaven Man Earth syllabus is geared toward quickly and systematically developing skill, and therefore achieving maximum benefits. Tai Chi is not just exercise, or a martial art, it’s a way of life. It can transform people, changing how they respond to adversity and even enriching their personal relationships. The classes are built around 5 week term which cost £40.

Jamie Muir | 0191 389 3812 | 07970 103 440

Arabic Classes:

Seham Samud | 07805 204 592 |

Martial Arts: Seishin-do Karate Ryu, Teaches traditional martial arts. The school or RYU has been established since the early 1990s. The classes are run on a Friday from 18.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs and Saturday mornings from 09.30 am to 11.30 am. The age group starts at 6 years and upwards. Our goal is to instil in our students self-respect for all, and as well as the keep fit and discipline involved in any martial art the commitment a student makes is vital to his/her caricature. We look forward to meeting you.

Brian George Sensei Godan

| 07711 600 571 |

UKTC Taekwondo

There are now regular Taekwondo classes at Framwellgate Moor Youth & Community Centre for different ages and abilities. We look forward to welcoming you.

Organised by Raymond Crooks (07884 554507)

A Timetable of our Weekly Classes can be found here

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