please contact for more details
TIN ArtsMartin Wilson
0191 3840728
The Programme is a training course for people with a learning disability who would like to develop their talent in dance. It focuses on dance for creativity and performance! All members get the opportunity to attend for 1 or 2 days a week (Monday& Wednesday) 9.30am-3.30pm at the TIN Arts Durham studio. Each day we work on dance technique, creative skills, performance skills and much more.
Monday 0930-1100Yoga Class Ellena Plumb
07585 558 095
The Hatha Yoga class is a drop in class so there is 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.
Monday 1000-1200Art Class John Dolan
0191 3846690
07721 015677
£5 per week – drop in. Informal drawing & painting instruction in a friendly group. Choose own subject matter and media on evening. Age 50+
Monday 1800-2100Durham DanceCatherine Smith
07725 599 461
There are Modern and Tap classes in line with the Imperial Standard for Teachers of Dance syllabus on a Monday
Monday 1900-2100Durham Bridge Club 3Ann Squires (Secretary)
0191 3867480
Learn to play for Beginners & Improvers. Started 3 October for 10 wks. £4 per session
Ladies CardioKaty Walton
07979 861460
Cardio is a ladies only cardio based class, covering a full workout for the whole body and is suitable for all.
First block starts Tuesday 10th September 2019.
Tuesdays and Thursday for 6 weeks (12 classes) £55, block booking only.
Or one day a week for 6 weeks £27, block booking only.
0900 -1600
TIN Arts
Martin Wilson
0191 384 0728
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 across the North East of England.
GeTIN2Dance focuses on dance for fun, creativity and performance! We’ve delivered this engaging, stimulating programme to people with a learning disability in the North East since 1999 and our trained artists carefully plan creative dance activities which challenge and celebrate the unique talents of those taking part.
Tuesday 1030-1130Baby Signing GroupSarah Rackstraw
07837 647 349
TinyTalk classes give you the ability to communicate with your baby before they can speak at an award-winning baby signing class. We teach signs using British Sign Language and they are interactive classes where we sing well-known nursery rhymes, action songs and incorporate hands-on sensory activities. Babies will develop communication skills and they also encourage physical development. Classes are suitable from birth to around 2 years although older siblings are welcome to accompany younger babies. Classes are £5.50 each and can be booked and paid for in either half term or full term blocks.
Tuesday 1300-1600
and 1900-2200
Durham Bridge Club 1&2 Ann Squires (Secretary)
0191 3867480
£3.00 per session. Play bridge in a relaxed setting. All ages welcome. In the afternoon, a host partner is available for anyone who attends without a partner. Also monthly regional competitions.
Tuesday 1900-2000Durham Coronary Support GroupSally Henniker-Major
0191 3749193
Chairman George Downes,
£2.50 per week. Exercise and rehab circuit class “Phase 4 exercise” – meet like minded people and receive support and advice from Nurse and others with a coronary
Tuesday 1945-2045Ballet ClassYvonne Beck
07748 883 642
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.
0900 -1600
TIN Arts Flex Training Program (FTP)Martin Wilson
0191 384 0728
The Flex Training Programme is a training course for people with a learning disability who would like to develop their talent in dance.
Commences 13 November Wednesday 0845-1345Baby SensoryJade Proud
07572 448736
Baby Sensory is an educational and developmental programme specifically designed for babies from birth up to 13 months of age.
Babies’ brains develop more in their first year than any time in their lives and our classes are designed to let our babies have lots of fun, whilst stimulating their brain development through brilliant sensory activities. We have over 40 different lesson plans! So, no two weeks will be the same and they have all been expertly designed in the UK by Dr. Lin Day (PhD. M. Phil. PGCE. DipEd. BSc.)
You can expect bubbles, parachutes, baby signing, music and instruments, light shows, invigorating smells, puppets and so, so much more!
Baby Sensory will be at FMYCA every Thursday, 10am – 11am & 11:30am – 12:30. It is £6 per class, however classes run on a fixed term basis and are payable in full at the time of booking. Bookings are made via
Wednesday 1000-1200River Wear Tai ChiJamie Muir
0191 3893812
07970 103 440
Gentle exercise/moving meditation, for core strength / flexibility / joint mobility / stress relief / a calm mind)
£25 per month (4 lessons) / £8 per class. Instructor: Jamie Muir
Wednesday 1000-1200
please contact for details
People’s Parliament County DurhamBenjamin Newton
DCC Social Care Health
03000 265443
07786 027 176
The County Durham Learning Disabilities Parliament comprises of people who have an interest in the issues that affect people with a learning disability. Informal meetings for members.
Wednesday 1330 – 1630IngeusAngela Allinson
07384 832 004
Ingeus is the largest single provider of NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) services across the country, with more than 107,000 referrals to date. The organisation has flexible dates each week.
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.
Contact Ingeus at
Wednesday 1700-1900 (juniors)
1900-2030 (seniors)
Durham City Youth ProjectHayley Manning
0191 3832819
Durham City Centre Youth Project offers a range of activities, information and support for young people aged between 13 and 19. Open Access – young people can take part in arts and crafts, pool and informal education.
Cost – 60p
please contact Hayley for more details.
Durham City Youth Project Youth Council MeetingsHayley Manning
0191 3832819
The Youth Council meets monthly and works on issues affecting them as well as organising and hosting inter-generational events. The Youth Council aims to give a voice to young people both in what the charity does and to engage in community decision making.
Wednesday 1900-2130Durham DanceCatherine Smith
07725 599 461
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
0600 – 0700
Ladies CardioKaty Walton
07979 861460
Cardio is a ladies only cardio based class, covering a full workout for the whole body and is suitable for all. (see above Tuesday)
0900 – 1600
TIN Arts
Martin Wilson
0191 384 0728
GeTIN2Arts focuses on a range of art forms. Passion of dance, drama or music is nurtured and developed through this course.
Commences 21 November Thursday 0930-1030Sweaty MamaDianne Nelson
07429 516556
Sweaty Mama is a unique and effective way to exercise whilst you bond with your child. No need to organise childcare to get to the gym, Sweaty Mama allows you to spend quality time with your child whilst you undertake the workout. Exercises are adapted to suit all ages & development of the child as well as suit the fitness level of the Mama. Over the course of sessions, you gradually build up your fitness level 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!
Sweaty Mama is a 45 minute session incorporating a warm up, a mixture of fun cardio tracks and some effective resistance & core strength tracks too. We do some floor work and interact throughout the session so that the children are entertained.
We work Sweaty Mama on a 6 week continual course, so that you get to know the other Mamas and children but also so you can build up the exercises each week as you get fitter and stronger. The course is £40 for 6 weeks.
Please contact – Website: Contact Number: 07429516556 Facebook: also on instagram
Thursday 1330 – 1630IngeusAngela Allinson
07384 832 004
See above for Wednesday
Thursday 1800-2000Woodcraft FolkPriscilla Elmer
07775 605 123
£14.00 per half term. A place where children will grow in confidence, learn about the world and start to understand how to value our planet and each other.
Thursday 1900-2000Zumba Toning Fitness ClassLotty Cross
07733 041 595
Zumba toning uses lightweight timing sticks to help you up your game. This exhilarating and
0900 – 1600
TIN Arts
Martin Wilson
0191 384 0728
GeTIN2Academy is specifically created for anyone looking to discover their talents! Whether it be dance, music or drama, GeTIN2Academy will discover and develop individual talents. Skills such as stage craft, production roles, script writing, sets, props and floor plans will all be learnt on this course.
Friday 1000-1100ArtVenturersAnna Hadwin
07917 416 195
The aim of the class is to allow children to explore their, surroundings through a range of sensory and messy play. It also develops their key motor skills, teaching them how to mix paints, handle equipment and grow creatively.
Friday Fortnightly 1930-2200
English Folk Dance GroupJanet McDougall
0191 3700591
£3.00 per week including a hot drink. English Country Dancing of all genres from Ceilidh to Jayne Austin. Suitable for all age ranges / family. No partner required.
Friday 1800-2000Martial Arts groupBrian George
07711 600571
This is a traditional martial art school teaching the art of Shotokan and Seishin-do. Students from the age of 6 years upwards are taught. The cost must be paid in advance per month: Peewee 6 to 12 years at a cost of £12.
Junior 13 to 16 at a cost of £16.
Senior 17 and up at a cost of £25.
Seishin-do also has an advanced student class based on the Samurai arts of old, by invitation only, held on a Friday evening from 18:00 – 20.00.
Saturday 0930-1130Martial Arts groupBrian George
07711 600571
(see above Friday for further details)
The Shotokan session will be held on a Saturday morning between 9.30 – 11.30 am.
Saturday 1100-1300Indian MusicKaavya Mohan
07424 371 982
Saturday 1830-2100Singing WorkshopRebecca McGarvie
Pop & Prosecco Singing Workshop  held Monthly on Saturday from 1830-2100. It is a fun night of group singing for adults of all abilities from shy beginners to veteran divas. Organised by Rebecca McGarvie who will bring the pop – teaching upbeat hits from the 60s, 70s & 80s and you’re invited to bring along a drink of your choice. Tickets: £6.50 on the door, £5 in advance from
Saturday 1830-2130Cookery Group Held Each Month. Sharing international cuisine and a drink with fellow cooks.
Sunday 1000-1300The Redeemed Christian Church of GodPastor Oluferni
07931 230 710
A church without boundaries of race, colour or culture that impacts the spiritual, political and economic climate of Durham.
1100 – 1500
Arabic ClassSeham Samud
07805 2045927
Sunday 1700-1800BoxerciseEmma Spencer
07714 441 495
Sunday afternoon Boxercise session at the community centre.
The session is run by Emma (of Helping Hands – For A Better You). All ages and abilities welcome, suitable for beginners or fitness fanatics!
First class is FREE.