Coronavirus and supporting people aged 50+ in Middlesbrough.

Notices & Announcements

Notices & Announcements


Put the finishing touches to your Christmas preparations with an icing masterclass at Easterside Hub, Broughton Avenue, Easterside TS4 3PZ. The weekly sessions take place at the Broughton Avenue venue on Fridays from November 17 to December 15 from 9.15am to 11.15am.

The course is free to those in receipt of benefits or £3 per hour. To book visit or call the Hub on 01642 513150.

Festive jewellery making course

Put some sparkle into your Christmas preparations with a festive jewellery making course at Grove Hill Community Hub.

The five-week course – just the thing for making that special Christmas gift – starts on Thursday, November 14 and runs from 10am to noon. The session are £3 per hour or free for those in receipt of benefits.

The Christmas Jewellery Making course runs Grove Hill Community Hub in Bishopton Road, Middlesbrough TS4 2RP.
To book call the Hub on 01642 278444 or visit

Advocates and Activists

Advocates and Activists - Wednesday 22nd November 9:30 to 15.00.
Land near Riverside Football Stadium, Middlesbrough. This area around the River Tees has unique wildlife, but is prone to litter pollution. Help us clean up after the Middlesbrough v Birmingham match and then use what we find to raise awareness of the problem at a future game!
Transport and refreshments available for these events - book early to avoid disappointment! Call 01287 636382 or email

Creating Community Journalists

Middlesbrough Digital Journalists Project is looking for people to contribute stories, writing, news, reviews, photos and films for its online news website.
The next meeting of the Digital Journalists will be 5pm to 7pm on 25 October at St Mary’s Centre, Corporation Road, TS1 2RW.
For more information contact John Atkinson on 01642 955670 / 07954 301364 or email

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – Dementia Friendly Screening

Cineworld Middlesbrough will be holding a Dementia-Friendly screening on October 16th at 11am. Doors open at 10.30am.
Dementia Friendly screenings enable people living with dementia and their carers to attend the cinema in a safe and comfortable environment, giving them the chance to get out and socialise. Screenings are open to everyone, but are enhanced to suit the needs of people living with dementia: ​During the film low lights are left on inside the auditorium, the volume of the soundtrack is reduced and it’s fine for members of the audience to express themselves.
The staff on duty for these screenings have become Dementia Friends to help provide support before, during and after the screenings, as well as making our venue generally more Dementia Friendly.

BOOKING: In-person at Box Office or at
Wheelchair spaces are limited so please book in advance.
Flexible refund policy in place for these shows.


Places are still available on an introductory course for British Sign Language at two Community Hubs in Middlesbrough.

The 11-week course run by the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is taking place at both Grove Hill and Easterside Community Hubs on Wednesdays.

The Grove Hill sessions will run from 10am to noon and the Easterside sessions from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

As well as being able to sign a basic conversation the course will provide skills to assist communication with people with autism, learning difficulties, speech difficulties and Down’s Syndrome.

The cost is £58 or free for people in receipt of a means tested benefit.
To enrol or find out more visit or contact Angie Campbell at or on 07950 312578.

Summer pruning of fruit trees

Middlesbrough Environment City are be running a free course looking at summer pruning of fruit trees on Tuesday 19th September 10am to 3pm at Sandy Flatts Lane, Acklam, Middlesbrough.
No previous experience is necessary and the course is open to all who are interested. It will be mainly practical, based outdoors and there will be the opportunity for plenty of practice in the orchard!

If you’d like to reserve a space (and pre-booking is essential), please email or call 01642 579820 and ask to speak to Catherine, Dewi or Nicky.

Getting to Grips with Eaudio and Ebooks sessions

Getting to Grips with Eaudio and Ebooks sessions
Discover the world of Eaudio and Ebooks through wireless technology such as Ereaders and smartphones in these free drop-in sessions
Central Library on Thursday 21st September 10am to 12pm
Rainbow Community Hub on Friday 22nd September 10am to 12pm
For more information contact or 01642 729415

Arriva transport workshop

Join Arriva for their transport focus group and tell them your thoughts and ideas on what would make you give bus travel a go.
18th September 9.30am to 11.30am at Jurys Inn, Middlesbrough. email to attend. All attendees will receive a £25 M&S gift voucher.