Groups & Activities
Knott Memorial Hall - every Monday 1.00-3.00pm
Anyone who enjoys needle or craft work of any variety is welcome and their expertise would be of interest to the group. Stitchers is a friendly self-help group and offer help (if required) to anyone who has not picked up a needle for years. Optional workshops are held on a regular basis. Occasionally a guest speaker will give a talk and/or demonstration on a particular technique. Trips are organised to local craft shops and exhibitions.
Contact: Ann Lockey 01661 852832 or Alison Laker 01661 853798
W.I. Hall - First Monday of each month 7.00pm
New members and visitors always welcome. Tasty Tuesday Teas - please see notices around the village.
Contact: Aileen Rand or Pauline Wright
HEDDON LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
Methodist Chapel Hall - Second Monday of each month 7.30pm
Come along – you may learn something about the area you live in or what your street was like before houses were built on the land. A nominal fee on the night covers the cost of the hall. All welcome.
HEDDON ART GROUP
W.I. Hall - Second and fourth Wednesdays of each month 7.00pm (March - October).
This is a small and friendly group of local people interested in developing their art skills. The range of expertise is wide. We have a resident tutor and also have some very interesting visits by professional artists.
We have an annual exhibition in October each year, which is well worth a visit.
HEDDON PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP
Heddon Methodist Church, every second Thursday of each month 7.00-9.00pm
This group gets together informally, sharing an interest in photography, inspiring each other, learning what the camera is capable of and organising photo opportunities.
£2.00 per session (members), £4.00 (non-members).
HEDDON CARPET BOWLS
Knott Memorial Hall - Thursdays 7.00pm
Bowling provides gentle exercise, it has a good social atmosphere and there are always plenty of laughs. So if you would like to meet new people and make new friends, come along and join us any Thursday evening. You will be made most welcome.
Contact: Lil Cruickshank 07810 473460
Meet on the first Sunday of each month at 9.00am in the car park behind Dingle Dell, where the group convoys by car to the walk starting point. All welcome. Please bring appropriate clothing and drinks. Average walk is 5-7 miles.
Contact: John Stewart 07713646623
Handbell Tune Ringing
You are invited to come to have fun making music with others. Several willing recruits would be welcomed by bells which are waiting patiently to be played, and you do not need to be a music reader to get started. A taster session can be arranged so that you can find out what is involved and you could then decide whether you want to go on to be part of this team activity. Tune ringing on handbells is alive and well in some parts of the country www.hrgb.org.uk - it would be good to see it being enjoyed in this area.
Contact: Jennifer King 01661 852926
AD MURUM SINGERS
Heddon Methodist Church Hall (during term time) - Tuesday evenings 7.30-9.00pm
A broad based mixed voice choir originally formed for special presentations in St. Andrew's Church, but over the years widening its scope with a view to presenting concerts in other churches and venues to assist in fund raising. The choir aims to give three or four performances during the year. New members are always welcome.
BALLROOM DANCING CLASSES
Knott Memorial Hall - Tuesdays 8.00-10.00pm (term time)
We welcome anyone interested in learning to dance, either as a complete beginner or if you have danced before. The teachers are very patient and the classes are fun and friendly. So find a partner and have an enjoyable night out.
Contacts: 0191 236 5878 or 01661 853798
Knott Memorial Hall - Wednesdays 7.00-9.00pm
Contact: John Angel 01661 872537
Knott Memorial Hall - Wednesdays 10.00-11.00am
Join us for gentle exercise to music. Improve your balance, flexibility, co-ordination and have fun at the same time. The class is aimed at the over 50s but younger people are most welcome. (KFA Registered teacher and Member of Exercise Professionals.)
Contact: Pauline Wright 01661 853365
W.I. Hall - Tuesdays 9.30-11.00am
Stretch, breathe, tone, increase flexibility and relax deeply.
Contact: Rose 0191 413 7653, 07515 107774, Rose@yogawithrose.co.uk
THROCKLEY DRAMA GROUP
The group has now been going since 1951 and over the years has performed dozens of one to three act plays. There are now new enthusiastic members of the group, who want to continue bringing entertainment to Heddon and neighbouring villages. New members are always welcome.
Contact: Olive White 0191 267 4827