What’s on

Tell us what you’d like to see at Citizens House! We welcome enquiries from tutors and organisers – email bookings@citizenshouseconsett.org.uk

See also Courses and workshops

The Oasis for Life cafe at Citizens House is open weekdays 9 am till 3 pm. The Cafe is open to everyone and is also handy for lunch, drinks and snacks if you’re attending a class or activity here. Oasis for Life is run by Learning for Life, a Consett-based college for people aged 16+ with a wide range of special needs and abilities.


REGULAR GROUPS, CLASSES & ACTIVITIES

MONDAY (except bank holidays)
Oasis for Life Café 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
The Cafe is run by the learners, volunteers and staff at Learning for Life – come along and try their great new menu in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Consett auto-immune support group 11.00 am – 12.00 noon, weekly (not bank holidays). (Room 3)
This is an informal volunteer-led support group for people living with a chronic illness, chronic pain, or an auto-immune condition. Come along and have a cuppa, a chat, a moan, tell us how you cope with your condition …. or just listen in a friendly setting. Please give Elaine a call on 07722 889958, or message Elaine Divers on Facebook to find out more.

Keep Moving – Exercise for Everybody 11.00 am – 11.50 am, weekly (Main hall)

Tutor Paul Grey specialises in exercise for people with a wide range of health and mobility issues including cardiac rehabilitation, nutrition and weight management, exercise for chronic respiratory disease, and GP referral. Contact Paul at Keep Moving CIC on 07533 852 510

Consett and District Photographic Society 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm, weekly September – April (Main hall)
All welcome. Call David on 07546 588871.


TUESDAY
Oasis for Life Café 9 .00 am – 3.00 pm

Swingfit dance fitness, 11.00 am – 12.00 noon (Main hall)
This popular session runs every week and will continue throughout the summer at Citizens House. Call Joanne on 07983 755010 for more information and take a look at the Swingfit Facebook page.

Chair Yoga, 1.00 pm  – 2.00 pm (Room 1)
Experience the benefits of Yoga if you have limited mobility. All levels, small class for individual attention. See Jacqui Gunnion Yoga Facebook page, call her on  07759990047 or  email jgunnion@btinternet.com.

Forget-me-not Friends, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm, monthly  2nd Tuesday. A friendly and welcoming dementia support group. Call Jennifer on 01207 500602. (Main hall in October)


WEDNESDAY

Oasis for Life Café 9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Keep Moving – Exercise for Everybody 12.00 noon – 12.50 pm, weekly (Main hall)
Contact Paul Grey at Keep Moving CIC on 07533 852 510

Children’s Cooking Workshops 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm term time (Main hall)
[Not Weds 6 November]

Creative Kitchen brings more exciting recipes to Citizens House – join Jemma as she explores all things Autumn! Sibling discounts are available. The workshops are suitable for children age 5-10 years and advance booking is essential. Please call Jemma on 07970 575509 for information or to book your child’s place.


THURSDAY
Oasis for Life Café 9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Lotus Integral Yoga 11.00 am – 12.30 pm, weekly (Main hall)
Tutor: Sonya Wilks. Suitable for all levels. Call Sonya on 07976 439498.

Spanish Beginners course 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm, weekly till mid-December.
Tutor: Christine Smith – call 07786 843939 for information

Yoga with Jacqui Gunnion 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm, weekly (Main hall)
Tutor Jacqui is a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. Her classes are suitable for everyone  from absolute beginners to people who already have a regular practice. See Jacqui Gunnion Yoga Facebook page, call her on  07759990047 or  email jgunnion@btinternet.com.


FRIDAY
Oasis for Life Café 9.00 am – 3.00 pm

NEW! Red Dust Company Choir, 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm, monthly in 2019
If you enjoy singing familiar popular songs in a friendly and relaxed setting, this brand new choir led by community musician Bethany Elen Coyle is for you. It’s all about the singing with socialising and smiles thrown in! The next choir meeting is on Friday 6 December at Citizens House, doors open 6.30 pm. The cost is £5, pay on the door, 18+ only. For more info email reddustcompany@gmail.com

  • in 2020 there are plans for the choir to meet every week …. watch this space!

Al-anon family group 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm, weekly (Room 1 or Room 3)
Please contact John on 07718 762321


SATURDAY 

Toddler’s Cooking Workshops 9.30 am – 10.30 am term time (Main hall), check with Jemma for November dates!
Creative Kitchen brings more exciting recipes to Citizens House – join Jemma as she explores all things Autumn! The toddlers will be making Animal Autumn Slices, Gruffalo Crumble, and Yummy Breakfast Pots. Sibling discounts are available. The workshops are suitable for toddlers age 18 months – 4 years and advance booking is essential. Please call Jemma on 07970 575509 for information or to book your toddler’s place.

Craft & Gift market 11.00 am – 2.00 pm, monthly 2nd Saturday. (Main hall)
Check out the Consett Craft and Gift Collective Facebook link please share & invite! This is an exciting vibrant market showcasing local arts, crafts and gifts. Bakery and refreshments. Free entry.

Consett and Vale of Derwent Field Club 6.30 pm, twice monthly November – February (Main hall)
This long-established and popular walking club (see website) runs a programme of winter talks which cover a wide range of topics from travel to nature, conservation to health. There is a small charge to attend which includes refreshments.  Upcoming dates are Saturday 2 November, Saturday 16 November, Saturday 14 December. For information call Jean on 01207 501989.