Casa Lingua

Not all hobbies and leisure activities are just for fun, some can be educational as well. Language lessons not only keep the grey cells working but can be useful for holidays and keeping in touch with friends and family abroad. Kim at Casa Lingua, based in Shotley Bridge, offers lessons in French, Italian and Spanish to suit all abilities (or perhaps none to start with).
Classes can be conversational or more focussed towards a qualification and timings are varied to suit the members – Kim even offers zoom lessons, as well as group sessions in a local coffee shop for the ultimate relaxed session.
Casa Lingua can be easily found on its own website and Facebook page. – Photos by Chris Bruce

Consett Delta Amateur Boxing Club

A complete change in pace for today’s post, and in the Red Corner is ‘Consett Delta Amateur Boxing Club’ were formed in the 1970’s and it is the original ‘Consett Boxing Club‘ at present they have approximately 100 members.
They have met in three different locations over the years but are now firmly established in Consett Delta North, in Parliament Street Consett. Peter Donaghey is the head coach and he is supported by another 5 fully qualified coaches. Many of the club’s members compete in various Boxing tournaments but others attend purely for the gym and improving their fitness. Training is on three times a week, Monday’s Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 6pm – 7.30pm- Photos by George Ledger & David Leck

Jacqui Gunnion- Yoga

​Jacqui’s Yoga classes involve gentle postures that allow you to explore and work with your own comfortable limitations. They create a balance between strength and flexibility. They also incorporate breath awareness and relaxation for a fully rounded session. Although you are never too young to start yoga classes they generally attract people in their thirties and forties or older and who want to maintain or improve their range of movement. Classes take place in most community centres around our area – Citizens House, Delves Lane Community Centre, Leadgate Community Centre , Castleside Community Centre and St Cuthbert’s Church Hall Shotley Bridge. – Photos by Steve Webb

‘Consett in Focus’ Documentary Photography Group’

Our next project has started and it’s called ‘Consett at Play’.
We are going to photograph how the people of Consett spend their leisure time.

Whether you are into model railways or hooky mat making, board games or sport then let us know and we will try and include you and your activity. 

We want the obvious sports and hobbies but equally the diverse and non-traditional ones. 

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