21st May 2021

An exhibition that showcases the creativity of this group and includes beautiful pieces in batik, monoprint, collage and textile art.



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.

Community Arts Projects and Activities

Creative Explorers

Creative Explorers

6th May 2021

A free summer art project for young people age 7+. 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 in this eight week course.  Come along to these intermediate sessions and join tutor Daria Coates in a friendly and safe environment.

Tuesdays 17:45 - 19:15 starts Tuesday 28 September 2021

Cost £40


Spanish Beginners

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

Tuesdays 19:30 - 20:45 starts Tuesday 28 September 2021 

Cost £40


An eight week course developing flexibility, connecting body and mind to make positive change and improve your wellbeing.


Wednesdays 19:00 - 20:15 starts Tuesday 29 September 2021 

Cost £40

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…


Join professional artist and photographer Elaine Vizor for a relaxed workshop.  Explore the skill of cyanotype and learn how light created the first form of photography and make fabulous artwork to take home.

Thursday 30 September 2021 10:30 - 14:30

Cost £15


Night Light Photography

Join artist and photographer Elaine Vizor for an evening walk and the chance to capture light in darkness.  The event includes a short talk followed by a walk and finding ways to capture some amazing images.

Thursday 4 November 2021 19:00 - 20:30 

Cost £5


Free Form Drawing

Join Mixed Media artist Sharron Bates and enjoy a relaxing session finding out more about free form drawing - a way to use drawing to work through feelings and create beautiful artwork from your images.

Tuesday 30 November 18:15 - 20:45

Cost £20