Event List

  • Sun
    27
    Feb
    2022
    Sat
    07
    Jan
    2023
    Saturday Session Start Times 8.30am & 10amWest Auckland Memorial Community Centre

    Please come and join us at SLIMMING WORLD every Saturday at this venue.

    For more information contact Rochelle on 07883 812469

  • Mon
    28
    Feb
    2022
    Mon
    02
    Jan
    2023
    Monday 1400 - 1600 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community Centre

    CARPET BOWLS - WEST AUCKLAND MEMORIAL HALL - MONDAY'S 2pm - 4pm

    Why not come along on a Monday afternoon for a couple of hours CARPET BOWLS.      There's SIMPLY SOCIAL on the first Monday of the month, but we're on every other one.

    Please phone Linda on 07501 947756 to get more information

  • Mon
    28
    Feb
    2022
    Wed
    04
    Jan
    2023
    Monday 1800 - 1845 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community Centre

    Why not come and join Jan for Zumba every Monday at the Memorial Hall.

    Please contact Jan 07737 679213 for more details

  • Tue
    01
    Mar
    2022
    Tue
    03
    Jan
    2023
    Tuesday 1900 - 2000 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community Centre

    KEEP FIT - 7pm - 8pm

    We're here every Tuesday night from 7pm until 8pm.    Why not come and join us?

    Please phone Bernadette 07930 944810 for more information

  • Wed
    02
    Mar
    2022
    Mon
    02
    Jan
    2023
    Wednesday 1800 - 1845 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community Centre

    Zumba is on every Wednesday night at the Memorial Hall.

    Please contact Jan 07737 679213 for more information

  • Wed
    02
    Mar
    2022
    Wed
    04
    Jan
    2023
    Wednesday 1930 - 2130 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community Centre

    TEA DANCE 7.30pm - 9.30pm - Doors Open At 7.15pm

    Why not join us and dance to the music from the organ.      We're on every Wednesday at the Hall.

    Please contact Graeme on 07450 880138 for more details?

  • Thu
    03
    Mar
    2022
    Thu
    05
    Jan
    2023
    Thursday 1300 - 1345 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community Centre

    Why not come and join us for Zumba Gold every Thursday at the Memorial Hall.    Friendly company and not too hard a work out.    There's tea & a chat afterwards.

    Please contact Jan 07737 679213 for more details.

  • Mon
    07
    Mar
    2022
    Mon
    02
    Jan
    2023
    First Monday 1300 - 1600 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community Centre

    On the first Monday of every month we have SIMPLY SOCIAL at the Memorial Hall.    There's an artiste on, there's Bingo and there's tea, coffee and a buffet laid on.     It only cost £2.50, so come and join us for the afternoon.

    Please contact Jan 07737 679213 or Ally 07967 037580 for more information

  • Mon
    25
    Apr
    2022
    Mon
    20
    Jun
    2022
    10:00 amThe Witham Hall

    Photo of two people doing Yoga

    Mondays 25 April to 20 June 10am to 11.15am

    Eric’s sessions include yoga postures, breathing practice and conclude with a relaxation. The sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities. All you need to bring is a mat and a blanket.

    8 week course £56. Booking link Monday Yoga Classes - The Witham

  • Tue
    26
    Apr
    2022
    Tue
    14
    Jun
    2022
    7:00 pmThe Witham Hall

    Photo of two people doing Yoga

    Tuesdays 26 April to 14 June 7.15pm to 8pm.

    Eric is British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) qualified and teaches yoga regularly at a number of venues and online.

    Eric’s sessions include yoga postures, breathing practice and conclude with a relaxation. The sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities. All you need to bring is a mat and a blanket.

    8 classes £56 booking link Tuesday Yoga Classes - The Witham

  • Thu
    28
    Apr
    2022
    Thu
    24
    Nov
    2022
    11.00 - 2.00 p.m.School Aycliffe Community Centre

    Meet old friends and make new ones, whilst enjoying delicious home-made pies, quiches, cakes and much more.    Contact Elizabeth Harker on 07813 523050 for more details.

  • Thu
    28
    Apr
    2022
    Sat
    31
    Dec
    2022
    11.00am till 2.00pmMickleton Village Hall

    New members more than welcome.  We are looking for volunteers to help with serving lunch.

  • Thu
    28
    Apr
    2022
    Tue
    20
    Dec
    2022
    6.30-7.45 p.m.School Aycliffe Community Centre

    A Yoga class is held every Thursday from 6.30–7.45 p.m.   Suitable for all ages and abilities, this class costs £7.50 per session or £28 for a four class pass (to be used within 6 weeks).  Contact Samantha Lavery for more details at sam.lavery@hotmail.co.uk or www. simplyloveyoga.uk

  • Wed
    04
    May
    2022
    Wed
    07
    Dec
    2022
    7.00-9.00 p.m.School Aycliffe Community Centre

    Costing £3 per person, which includes tea/coffee, a wide variety of interesting speakers are booked each month including:

    4th May – Beamish Museum : Past and Present

    1st June - Jenny from PCP

    6th July - Paul Iveson, Estate Planning

    3rd August - Peter Stemmer, Darlington Town Crier

    7th September - Anita Atkinson, Royal Memorabilia

    5th October - Herbal Gin

    2nd November - Glassic Glass Workshop

    7th December - Christmas Party

    Contact Christine Robinson on 07981 992686 for more details

  • Sat
    21
    May
    2022
    7:30 pmMickleton Village Hall
    Katie Doherty formed the Navigators in 2018. Their power and dynamic is often described as much bigger than its component parts. Katie’s songs hang on the precipice of the current state of the world. There is enormous heart filled hope but there is much riding on where we go from here. The songs paint sweeping pictures and intricate portraits of NHS Workers, Musicians, Teachers, Artists, Protesters and Parents. They are rooted in a craggy North East landscape looking outwards across the sea, with a telescopic lens pointing firmly up, out and forward to the best future possible.
    Listen for echos of Regina Spektor, Nancy Kerr, Guy Garvey and Anais Mitchell all of whose influence can be found within the sound of FLOW.
    The music exudes heart, warmth and melody which leaves you feeling uplifted and welcomed.
    * With support from local Teesdale musicians Florence Backes and Nigel Fletcher
  • Thu
    26
    May
    2022
    7:00 pmThe Witham Hall

    film poster of Death on The Nile

    Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian adventure aboard a glamorous river steamer descends into a terrifying search for a murderer when an idyllic honeymoon is shattered by violent deaths.

    Based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh. Distributed by Disney (2022).
    Starring Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Letitia Wright.

    Shown with subtitles.
    Running time 127 minutes.
    Tickets £5 or 2 for £8. Booking link FILM: Death on the Nile (12A) - The Witham

  • Fri
    27
    May
    2022
    7:30 pmThe Witham Hall

    With the release of their second album ‘Cairn’, Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie’s trio has underlined their status as one of the most exciting young groups in European jazz.

    The trio’s music is dynamic and beautifully crafted, reflecting the Scottish landscape and musical traditions while honouring the American and European jazz legacies, and its huge emotional pull has brought audiences to their feet across Northern Europe and resulted in an appearance at Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival.

    Tickets £15 (under 16s £10). Booking link Fergus McCreadie Jazz Trio - The Witham

  • Wed
    01
    Jun
    2022
    2:00 pmThe Witham Hall

    Photo of puppet farm animals on stage

    Featuring the voices of Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis from CBeebies as Pongo the Pig and Molly-Moo the Cow (PLEASE NOTE: JUSTIN AND NICOLE DO NOT APPEAR IN PERSON). Come dressed in your best party clothes and help make Pongo’s Party a day to remember, by joining in a show full of fun, songs and laughter – play in a huge children’s band and take part in the town’s biggest ever game of pass the parcel!

    With a colourful farmyard and host of loveable puppet characters, Pongo’s Party is a family show particularly suitable for 2 – 7 year olds.

    Songs include: The Wheels On The Bus, Pat-A-Cake, I Am The Music Man, Old MacDonald Had A Farm, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and many more!

    Running Time: 90 minutes (including interval). Adults £10 | Children £8 booking link Pongo’s Party! - The Witham

  • Fri
    03
    Jun
    2022
    7:00 pmMickleton Village Hall

    Starring: Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Kenneth Branagh

    Director: Kenneth Branagh

    Brief synopsis: Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot's vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple's idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping Egyptian desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.

    Runtime: 127 mins

    Show £2.50 including Tea & Biscuits

  • Sat
    04
    Jun
    2022
    1.00pm till 5.00pmMickleton Village Hall

    Mickleton Carnival & Craft Fair

  • Sat
    04
    Jun
    2022
    1pm - 4pmWest Auckland Memorial Community Centre

    QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION

    This event is organised to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee.      It starts at 1300 hrs with Bingo, then we have Jenna Highfield on to entertain you, followed by a buffet along with refreshments (tea & coffee).     There's another game of Bingo, then the artiste will be back again to finish the entertainment off and raise a glass of sherry to our Queen.    Everything is FREE and funding has been kindly provided by BELIEVE HOUSING and from the Community Association's funds.     All we need is £2.00 as a deposit to pay for two games of Bingo.

    It is open to all members of the WEST AUCKLAND MEMORIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION and anyone from West Auckland and St Helen Auckland.

    Just contact Dave on 07708 350458 to obtain tickets as soon as possible

  • Tue
    07
    Jun
    2022
    Tue
    02
    Aug
    2022
    10:00 amLands Village Hall

    Come and enjoy a coffee, cake and a friendly welcome at Lands Village Hall on one of our regular coffee mornings.

  • Wed
    08
    Jun
    2022
    7:30 pmThe Witham Hall

    Cartoon of mothers hanging washing out with pram and children and row of terraced houses in banckground

    A Way Home: The fight for a place to belong 
     A play by Christina Castling. A Carole Wears Production.

    It’s 1951 and a third of County Durham’s villages have been classified as ‘D’. No longer deemed worthy of investment, they’re expected to die quietly. But they refuse to go without a fight.

    A Way Home is a new play rooted in the stories and memories of the people who called those D villages home. A County-wide fight lasting over 25 years becomes a 12-month journey at Bet’s kitchen table as she and her family grapple with what identity, loss and belonging really look like.

    Tickets £12 (under 16s £10) booking link A Way Home - The Witham

  • Thu
    09
    Jun
    2022
    7:30 pmThe Witham Hall

    Photo of Alistair McGowan

    Promoted by Funny Way to be Comedy

    “The classical concert you’ve always wanted to see”

    A unique mix of classic comedy and classical music. Following the surprise success of his Sony album, which reached No 1 in the UK Classical Album charts, comes Alistair McGowan’s new show, combining his talents as master impressionist and comedian with his new-found talent as a classical pianist!

    Tickets £22 booking link Funny Way To Be Comedy – Alistair McGowan: The Piano Show (12+ Family Friendly) - The Witham

  • Fri
    10
    Jun
    2022
    Fri
    08
    Jul
    2022
    1:00 pmThe Witham Hall

    Oil painting of 3 stacked tea cups and bunch of grapes

    Fridays 10 June to 8 July 1pm to 3pm

    A unique opportunity to create your own still life master painting. Enjoy a 5-week course with professional painter and tutor Jo Pickering. Jo will teach old master oil techniques from drawing an image and creating an underpainting to applying thicker layers in oils, taking you through still life painting in oils step by step. Suitable for beginners or those with more experience.

    £60 includes all materials and canvas. Booking link: Art Classes: Oil Painting - The Witham

  • Fri
    10
    Jun
    2022
    7:00 pmLands Village Hall

    Join us to taste the wonderful modern flavours of gin from The Herbal Gin Company in Newton Aycliffe. You will have a fun, relaxed and informal evening of gin and conversation. Will it be Lemon Drizzle Cake, Seville Orange, or Rhubarb and Ginger for you? Or perhaps it will be one of the other eleven flavours...

  • Wed
    22
    Jun
    2022
    5:00 pmThe Witham Hall

    Photo of actors with words Hedge

    A playful, fresh and engaging new show aimed at children aged 4+ and their families. Meet a hedgehog waking up from hibernation to find the world is not as it once was. Come along on the adventure and see the world through tiny eyes! Playful, fresh and engaging, HEDGE combines the magic of dance with beautiful costumes, innovative props and puppetry to create a fun-filled performance space for little ones to enjoy.

    “Breathtaking…I really wish all children could be introduced to dance in this way.”  Audience member.

    Adult £6 | Child £5 Booking link: HEDGE - The Witham

  • Thu
    23
    Jun
    2022
    2:00 pmThe Witham Hall

    film poster of The Duke

    ‘The Duke’ is a moving true story that celebrates a man who was determined to live a meaningful life. Set in 1961, it follows the story of Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, who stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington.

    Starring Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead

    Running time 95 minutes. Matinee 2pm showing with subtitles. Additional evening showing 7pm. Tickets £5. Booking link: FILM: The Duke (12A) - The Witham

  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2022
    7:00 pmThe Witham Hall

    photo of string players

    We are looking forward to our first Witham fundraising concert which also takes part for us during our 2nd Community Music Festival.

    The Orchestra is a true community of instruments and players of all ages and abilities who meet regularly on most Saturday mornings in St. Mary’s Parish Church, Barnard Castle to rehearse music from the shows, light classics, pop, standards and novelty numbers. Many of our players are local but not all have that luxury! Often teaming up with our Community Choir for fun, family concerts, tonight our guests are the school choir from Green Lane while Cream Tees will entertain you in the foyer pre-show.

    Tickets £8 | Under 16s £5. Booking link: Community Orchestra: Summer Sizzler Concert - The Witham

  • Fri
    01
    Jul
    2022
    7:00 pmMickleton Village Hall

    Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough

    Director: Will Sharp

    Brief synopsis: The true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose playful, psychedelic pictures transformed the public's perception of cats forever. Set in the early 1900s, we follow Wain as he seeks to unlock the "electrical" mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love he shared with his wife Emily Richardson (Claire Foy).

    It's one of those quirky English stories. Well told and narrated and just a very nice, honest and interesting stories about someone who was different.

     Runtime: 111mins

    Show £2.50 including Tea & Biscuits

  • Fri
    15
    Jul
    2022
    7:00 pmMickleton Village Hall

    Starring: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal

    Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green

    Brief synopsis: True Story, Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California's neglected tennis courts--rain or shine--the girls are shaped by their father's unyielding commitment and their mother's balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, "King Richard" follows the uplifting journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world's greatest sports legends.

    Runtime: 144 mins

    Show £2.50 including Tea & Biscuits

  • Fri
    05
    Aug
    2022
    7:00 pmMickleton Village Hall

    Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose

    Director: Stephen Spielberg

    Brief synopsis: Manhattan, Upper West Side, 1957. Against the backdrop of the decaying tenements in the San Juan Hill neighbourhood and the constant threat of the wrecking ball, two warring gangs--tough Riff's Jets and swaggering Bernardo's Puerto Rican Sharks--fight for supremacy. Now, with a once-and-for-all, winner-takes-all rumble on the cards, an unexpected whirlwind romance at the high-school dance between former Jet brawler Tony and Bernardo's delicate little sister María sets the stage for an all-out turf war. But what's a gang without its territory? Above all, when the future is uncertain, what's hope without love?

    Runtime: 156 mins

    Show £2.50 including Tea & Biscuits

  • Fri
    19
    Aug
    2022
    7:00 pmMickleton Village Hall

    Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma

    Director: Kat Coiro

    Brief synopsis: Kat Valdez is half of the sexiest celebrity power couple on Earth with hot new music supernova Bastian. As Kat and Bastian's inescapable hit single, "Marry Me," climbs the charts, they are about to be wed before an audience of their fans in a ceremony that will stream across multiple platforms. Divorced high-school math teacher Charlie Gilbert has been dragged to the concert by his daughter Lou and his best friend Parker Debbs. When Kat learns, seconds before the ceremony, that Bastian has cheated on her with her assistant, her life turns left as she has a meltdown on stage, questioning love, truth, and loyalty. As her gossamer world falls away, she locks eyes with a stranger-a face in the crowd. If what you know lets you down, then perhaps what you don't know is the answer, and so, in a moment of inspired insanity, Kat chooses to marry Charlie. What begins as an impulsive reaction evolves into an unexpected romance. But as forces conspire to separate them, the universal question arises: Can two people from such different worlds bridge the gulf between them and build a place where they both belong?

    Runtime: 112 mins

    Show £2.50 including Tea & Biscuits

  • Fri
    30
    Sep
    2022
    7:30 pmThe Witham Hall

    Elysium Theatre Company present: Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House translated by Michael Meyer with Alice Frankham as Nora and Danny Solomon as Torvald.

    Nora is a happily married woman with a loving husband and three beautiful children. Everything seems perfect in her happy home. But when a man from her past appears demanding what he owes her, her ideal life unravels and, as she realises the truth of her marriage, she is forced to make the ultimate choice.

    Don't miss this thrilling play!

    Tickets £14 | Under 16s £12. Booking link A Doll’s House - The Witham

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2022
    1330 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community Centre
  • Sat
    31
    Dec
    2022
    13:00 till 15:00Mickleton Village Hall

    Every Thursday, 1pm to 3pm, the Post Office will visit Mickleton Village Hall

  • Sat
    31
    Dec
    2022
    7:00 pmMickleton Village Hall

    New members always welcome

  • Sat
    31
    Dec
    2022
    5.00pm till 6.00pmMickleton Village Hall

    New members always welcome

  • Thu
    16
    Mar
    2023
    8:00 pmThe Witham Hall

    Photo of folk artist Heidi Talbot

    Heidi has been nominated for Folk singer of the year and Best Traditional Song by BBC Radio 2, Best Live Act by the Scottish Traditional Music Awards and Best Female Vocalist at The Irish Music Awards.

    Tickets £15 in advance (£17 on the door). Booking link Heidi Talbot - The Witham