Courses and workshops

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


New Year Gratitude Journal workshop Thursday 23 January 7pm – 8.30 pm.

In this simple workshop, you will be embroidering the cover of a notebook to make your own gratitude journal. Gratitude journalling is shown to improve mental wellbeing by focusing on the good things every day. In the workshop:

– We will discuss gratitude journalling and ways that it can be done.
– You will then be shown simple embroidery stitches to decorate the cover.
– We will go through a mindful exercise while sewing to show you how to sew more mindfully.

You’ll be taking 1.5 hours for yourself and leaving with a beautiful and unique journal. All materials, instruction and tuition are included as well as some refreshments. The workshop is suitable for all ages over 15. Tickets and booking conditions on Eventbrite.

Spanish Course, Intermediate, 10 weeks starts 23 January 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm.

Following on from our popular Spanish Beginner sessions, Christine is delighted to announce this Intermediate conversational Spanish course. It’s ideal for anyone with a basic knowledge of Spanish wanting to learn in a relaxed, friendly environment. Total cost £100, payable by 16 January.  Contact Christine

ZenJoy Wellbeing course starts Saturday 1 February, 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm – 4 week course

 Marie (Zenergize) and Krissy (Pure Joy Wellbeing) are sharing their expertise and passion and offering you the opportunity to participate in this unique ZenJoy Wellbeing Course which cares for your body and mind. Includes Laughter Yoga, Pilates, Clinical Group Hypnotherapy focussing on relaxation and self-esteem, Zen meditation, and mindfulness. Cost is £80 for 6 hours of self-care. Call Krissy on 07923 099696 or email

By Ros Ring Workshop VARIOUS DATES!!

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. 

Needle Felting workshop Saturday 7 March 10 am – 1pm

This is the first of a series of popular workshops for 2020 and in this first one, you’ll make your own beautiful spring-themed needle felt creations …. March hares and colourful spring flowers! You’ll be guided by felt and fibre artist Tina Cross  (Tina is a member of international Felt Makers Association and you can see examples of her work on Facebook). Everyone’s welcome, whether you have previous experience or you’re a complete beginner. Only £10 (or if you pay on the day, £12) including all materials. To book your place 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).