Category Archives: WHATS ON

Mindfulness walk

Sensing the Seasons
A 60 minute guided Mindfulness walk through
Witton Dene,
suitable for most abilities

Next walks: Fridays 10-11am
28th June
26th July
30th August

the weather,
come prepared.

To find out more, contact Gillie breath-
Tel: 0191 3711387 /07508 471522
Meeting place:
St Michael and All Angels
Church, Coach Lane,
Witton Gilbert, DH7 6SX


Bonfire & Fireworks

Saturday 3rd November; Clink Bank Field

                         Bonfire lit at 6:30                                Fireworks start at approximately 7:00

This is a regular, well attended village event, organised by a volunteer team and the Parish Council.
Admission is FREE

If you attend and have photographs you would like to share please use the contact form to share a link to images.


Witton Gilbert Playgroup

Cooper Hall,

Witton Gilbert

Open Monday – Friday 9.15-11.15

from age 2 years

A safe happy environment where your child can play, learn and develop skills whilst having fun.

Staff hold level 3 childcare and education qualifications.

Cost is £20 per week inclusive of snacks and drinks.

Please contact Joanne Embleton on 07825255532 for more information or to secure a place.

Tai Chi & Qigong @ Cooper Hall

Tai Chi & Qigong is a gentle martial art suitable for all ages and abilities .

Classes are every Monday 1-30 2-30 at Cooper Hall we are in the playgroup room . We have a group at present with 14 learners who enjoy learning different styles of Tai Chi .

Cost is £4 per session

We welcome new learners . The group is well established we have been at Cooper Hall for over 6 yrs .

Go to the Whats on page for more details or follow the link below.

Whats on page


WI @ Cooper Hall

Information about the Witton Gilbert WI meetings at Cooper hall has been added to the What’s on/ Community Hall page.

Witton Gilbert WI meets at the Community Centre on the second Monday of the month. Except for August when we have our Summer Outing. This year we visit Wynyard Hall Gardens. Meetings start at 7pm and a wide variety of speakers and social events have been organised for the year. Members also have the opportunity to attend workshops covering a wide variety of interests.
Visitors are welcome at any Meeting and can be assured of a warm welcome.

Breathing Space SHOWCASE WEEK

Showcase Week 13th-17th June

Come and join us for a week long taster of activities from Breathing Space Project at St Michael & All Angels Church

Monday 13th:               Tai Chi in the Churchyard!
Tuesday 14th:               BBQ @ The Men’s shed
Wednesday 15th:       Get Active Free Taster @                                                                   Methodist Chapel
Thursday 16th:             Woodland Wonders Taster
Friday 17th:                    Sensing the Seasons Walk &                                                           Folk singing

This is the 4th Year of the Breathing Space Project and the Trustees and team would like to invite you to see what we have been doing. Please visit the Church this week to find out !

During the summer months the church will be open between 9am and 4pm.

Men’s shed

The Men’s Shed has been going over 3 years and has a regular group of volunteers from Changing Lives homeless project and Free the Way . The Men’s Shed is being supported financially through Durham County Council Cree project fund and Awards for All lottery fund.
The project runs on a Tuesday 11.30am-1.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm
Gillie and Dave work alongside the group to support Friends of Witton Dene to manage the nature reserve by doing maintenance work to keep the pathways accessible.


Join us on Tuesday in the Churchyard 12.15– 2.15 for a BBQ and to see the work so far!

Tai Chi

Join us on Monday 12.15-1.15 in the Churchyard for an outdoor session of Tai Chi!


Get Active Again

Get Active Again is a Gentle exercise group aimed at those who want to start to increase their physical activity. It is suitable for older members of the community and for those who are recovering from illness or those who just want to enjoy physical activity in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Led by Sandra Mountjoy the sessions are enjoyable, fun and challenging. The sessions operate 2-3.15pm on Wednesdays at the Methodist Chapel( normally £2 per session).

Join us on Wednesday at the Methodist Chapel 2-3.15pm for a free taster session


Woodland Wonders

Family activity encourages shared experience and can support the development of positive relationships within the family unit. Within the Woodland wonders programme there are opportunities for families to work together to problem solve and to create.

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Join us on Thursday in the Churchyard 3.30-4.30 for a free taster session


Mindfulness is a really useful tool to support the development of positive health and wellbeing. The monthly Sensing the Seasons sessions use the mindfulness techniques to enable the participant to be aware of themselves in the present and to allow judgmental thoughts and negative emotions to flow through.

Join us on Friday 10-11am to experience the calm


Folk Singing

The Folk Singing and Songwriting course is a partnership between Breathing Space and Colour Your Life and has been a huge hit.
The activity is currently running on Fridays 1-3pm in the Church.
Benny Graham a local Folk Singer and Songwriter has given us a great insight into local folk music tradition and has led us in songs from The Lambton Worm to the Sandgate Lass.

Join us on Friday 1-3 for a free taster session or simply come along and enjoy the singing!








To download the full Leaflet click the link below

Breathing Space Showcase Leaflet

Contact information

Gillie Boggon, Project Officer.
Phone: 07508 471522/01913711387`


St Michael & All Angels Coach Lane
Witton Gilbert DH7 6SX