Courses and workshops

For regular activities at Citizens House please see our What’s On page

Ways With Words – Creative Writing Saturday 21 March 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Creative Writing in Consett: A fun, friendly, informal session for anyone who wants to write creatively but doesn’t know where to start! Discover prompts and techniques for short fiction, poetry and autobiography. This two-hour session will be hosted by poet and diarist Steve Urwin, an experienced workshop facilitator and published performer, who is passionate about wordplay as a tool for personal wellbeing. Cost: £7.50. For enquiries and bookings contact Steve on See also Steve’s Facebook page and blog.

Mindful Makers Craft Club – Thursday 26 March 7 pm – 8.30 pm
This a monthly drop-in session where you can bring anything you’re working on or something that has been waiting to be finished.  Leona will also come up with simple crafts for you to complete if you haven’t got anything on the go. This is for everyone whether you already do lots of crafts …. or haven’t a clue but want to try.  £5 for a drop in session or £15 for a 4 session pass – this is paid in advance and can be used anytime in 6 months. Teas, coffees and biscuits will be available. Contact: Tel: 07837110693. Email:

By Ros Ring Workshops – various dates in March and April

In this workshop Ros will help you create your very own silver ring for you to take home and be proud of. Ros loves creating rings and really wants to share her passion … this workshop would be a fantastic gift for that hard to buy for loved one in your life. Cost £25. Please get in touch to check available slots and book your place: email or call 07548 621978.

Charity Craft Fair – Saturday 4 April 11 am – 2 pm to raise funds for Dig Deep

Come along to our craft fair to help us raise money for amazing charity Dig Deep who provide clean water and sanitation in Kenya. Anna and Simon will be climbing Kilimanjaro in September to support this amazing cause. Look out for tombola, local author book signing, book stall, crafts. Free entry!!

Needle Felting workshop – Easter Eggstravaganza –  Saturday 4 April 10 am – 1 pm
All welcome at this workshop where you’ll learn how to make a sweet little Easter egg, with no calories! The perfect Easter gift or a lovely hand-made decoration for your home.The workshop is run by Tina Cross, a member of international Felt Makers Association. The cost is just £10 including materials and tuition. PLACES ARE VERY LIMITED SO ADVANCE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL! Call Tina on 01207 775 949.

Parking: if Citizens House car park is full, there’s a free car park round the corner at Sherburn Terrace or on the side streets opposite. The Medical Centre gates are locked outside surgery/pharmacy hours  – if your car gets locked in, it cannot be released till the following morning (or Monday morning, if it gets locked in on a Saturday).