Gala Theatre – free family theatre show

The Gala Theatre in Durham are touring a free family theatre show, ‘Billy Shakes: Wonder Boy!’ to Blackhill and Consett park this summer and would really appreciate some help to spread the word to local families. The performances will be on Thursday 12th August at 11am & 2pm. The shows are free to attend (no […]

County Durham riverside glamping plans are approved

PROPOSALS for a riverside ‘glamping’ site offering hot tubs and fishing activities for visitors in County Durham have been approved. Last year, a planning application was lodged with Durham County Council to erect six glamping pods in the Shotley Grove area, near Consett. The structures were planned for a parcel of land to the south of […]

Consett community comes together to fundraise …

Consett community comes together to fundraise over £5,000 for four-year-old with cerebral palsy Four-year-old Riley Forster has complex needs including cerebral palsy, being registered blind and having a gastrostomy tube fitted. The Consett community has raised over £5,000 for a family forced to move home to care for a boy who has severe disabilities. Four-year-old […]

Leadgate Community History Club – Website

The major rewrite of our Club website is now complete. It has been recoded with imbedded links for faster response time and the external links to Adobe Spark have gone.   Major new content has been included, Leadgate Fallen in WW2.   We hope you find it easier to navigate and the content educational […]

‘Workers Thread’

The Community Arts Team at Derwent Valley Partnership are currently developing a community arts and social history project called ‘Workers Thread’ linked to Consett Empire Theatre.   They would be keen to hear from any local drama, theatre, history and/or art based groups who may be interested in getting involved.   A full outline of […]

Teddy bear’s picnic

Teddy bear’s picnic has been going for 28 years, originally from an idea by a regular at the Crown & Crossed Swords in Shotley Bridge, to bring festive cheer to older members of the local population. Usually patrons are collected from 3 local care homes, (these are St Mary’s Convent, Shotley Park Care Home and […]