Social Prescribing Tender News

We are thrilled to finally be able to publicly announce that, along with a number of brilliant partners including the Pioneering Care Partnership, Leisureworks, East Durham Trust, 2D, Voluntary and Community Support, Waddington Street Centre and Aspire Learning, Support and Wellbeing we have been successful in securing a contract to deliver a wide range of Social Prescribing opportunities for County Durham residents.

This is a new service that builds on the great work of the County wide Colour Your Life with Arts on Prescription programme that we delivered in the Durham Dales for 3 years. Hubs in Newton Aycliffe, Stanely, Peterlee and Barnard Castle will provide a range of activities including education, volunteering and arts on prescription. Outreach courses will also run throughout the County. The service will formally launch in May so watch this space for more information about what is happening in your area.

Film Premiere

postcard frontPlease join us for the premiere of 2 short films

Produced by young people from the Kids for Kids UK BFI Film Academy


Produced by Jackass Youth Theatre

7pm on Saturday 22nd March at the New Victoria Centre
Howden-le-Wear, County Durham, DL15 8EZ

The event will include a short performance by a young organist on the Mighty Wurlitzer

Please RSVP to or call Helen on 01388 765002 to confirm your attendance

We look forward to seeing you all at what promises to be a brilliant showcase
of the talents of young people from County Durham.

Wear Cooking

Our Colour Your Life with Arts on Prescription and Kids for Kids UK partnership programme with the NHS Health Improvement service was a great project that looked at healthy eating.  We worked with parents and their children on a series of workshops that covered how to make a variety of everyday meals we are all familiar with just that little bit more healthy and how cooking together as a family could be fun as well as informative.  Highlights of the programme can be seen in this short film created by Ben Race.

Wear Cooking from Jack Drum Arts on Vimeo.