With or Without

With or Without

1st June 2021

An exhibition that captures light in beautiful ways and includes a programme of activity to look forward to in the autumn season.

The World Through Our Eyes

The World Through Our Eyes

27th July 2021

An exhibition that represents countries Phil and Eileen have visited and a collection completed during the recent lockdown.



Community Arts Projects

Creative Explorers

Creative Explorers

6th May 2021

A free summer art project for young people age 8+. Get crafty with artist Dawn Belshaw on this four week course.

Shout About Shildon

Shout About Shildon

19th February 2021

A project working alongside Shildon Town Council and the people of Shildon celebrating community spirit.

Shildon in Motion

Shildon in Motion

18th February 2021

A project transforming Shildon Station and celebrating the significant heritage of the town.

Express yourself

Spanish Intermediate

Broaden your cultural horizons and refresh your language skills.  Come along to these intermediate sessions and join tutor Daria Coates in a friendly and safe environment.

Spanish Beginners

Learn more about the culture of Spain and how to express yourself in Spanish.  Come along and join tutor Daria Coates in a friendly and safe environment.

Creative Forum

A self-led community artist group, working together to support and develop arts practice supported by artist Sharron Bates. Contact Sharron: sharron.bates@hotmail.co.uk

South Durham School of Dance

A range of dance and fitness classes are available, for young people and adults. Please contact Caroline Race for further details on 07949 911642.

Music with John Melvin

If you have an interest in music and would like to learn more about singing and guitar, please contact John for further details on 01325 314694.

Men’s Cree

Our Men’s Cree group meet Mondays 10:30 – 12:30 and communicate their ideas about a sense of self and place through creative arts activity. Connect with others and make a difference in this positive session.  Contact us directly for more information.

Floral Art

Floral Art are a self-led group who meet fortnightly to get creative with botanicals. Please contact Sue Mitchell: suemitchell1954@yahoo.co.uk


Creative possibilities…

Cyanotype Talk and Taster

Join professional artist and photographer Elaine Vizor and shine light on your creativity.  Elaine will be leading a relaxed talk and demonstration about cyanotype and how light created the first form of photography.  Thursday 11 June 11:00 - 13:30  Cost £8.




Join artist and illustrator Graham Stead and be inspired by our exhibition The World Through Our Eyes  Explore the art of capturing the world around you inspired by the work of Phil and Eileen Goldsborough.  Please bring sketchbook and pencil.  Tuesday 10 August 10:30 - 14:30  Cost £15.


Yoga for Wellbeing

Join Leigh Johnson to develop flexibility, connecting body and mind to creatively improve positive well-being.    Four week course starts Wednesday 16 June 2021, 19:00 - 20:15  Cost £20.  Please bring your own mat.  One off summer sessions Wednesday 4 August 19:00 - 20:30 and Wednesday 11 August 19:00 - 20:30 Cost £8