Did you know that learning new skills and hobbies helps to keep our minds healthy as we age? It's also a great way to socialise and meet new friends!
Meeting on the second Wednesday of each month in St Mary’s Church in Ponteland, Bookworms is a chance to meet with like-minded literary buffs to discuss the book of the month. It’s free to come along to, so why not give it a try?
Cramlington Craft Club
Fancied trying your hand at crafting but unsure where to start? Cramlington Craft Club could be just the place! This self-help group for crafters of all levels meets every Wednesday between 1pm – 3:30pm, offering the chance to try a whole range of crafts, from crossstitch to knitting and more! There is a £10 annual membership and a £2 weekly fee, which includes tea, coffee and biscuits.
Ashington Camera Club
Budding photographers need look no further than Ashington Camera Club. Meeting at St Aidan’s Church Hall on Thursday nights form 7-9pm, the club offers a chance to go out and capture brilliant photos. It’s open to all skill levels and offer 3 complimentary evenings for those who want to give it a try.
50’s Plus Club, Newbiggin
If you’re type of person who wants to try lots of new things, then the 50’s Plus Club could be for you. It takes place at Newbiggin Leisure Centre, and offers a wide range of activities from older adults, ranging from dancing to bingo, raffles and more! It’s a great way to meet new friends, keeping things fresh by trying a range of hobbies and activities!
St George’s Community Players, Morpeth
Have you always had a knack for performing, and a love of the arts? Then St George’s Community Players could be just the group for you. Founded in 1929, the group presents 2 plays each year in the the Church Hall. As well as this, they put on frequent murder mystery nights, as well as performing at the Morpeth Fair.
Previous plays have included Summer End and The Crucible, and even if you don’t want to take centre stage, there are other roles such as set builders – perfect if you’re a dab hand with DIY! More information can be found on their website.
Bridge Club, Corbridge
Card games are a great way to keep our minds sharp, whilst making friends! On Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm at the Parish Hall on St Helen’s Lane in Corbridge, you can join in with a friendly game of bridge. You don’t need to book, and beginners are welcome.