North East & Yorkshire

Durham Friendship Centre is a very successful organisation of 50 members and we still have room for more.

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Our Monthly Meeting

We meet at 2:00 pm on the second Tuesday of the month at
Belmont Community Centre for entertainment by a guest speaker
and to enjoy each others company.

Our Programme of Speakers


April 9: "How to build a Cathedral" presented by Olly Burton.

May 14: "Top Hundred Geordies as voted By Evening Chronicle readers" presented by Anthony Atkinson.

June 11: "Tax Care and Toy Boys" presented by a Co-Op Speaker from Estates Planning.

July 9: "It's a Dog's Life - (Paws up)" presented by Claire Kerr & Dog from the Police Dog Support Unit.

August 13: "A Songwriter's Life" presented by Steve Thompson.

September 10: "Almost 40 years at the Chalk Face" presented by Bernard Hope.

October 8: "Durham City in old photographs" presented by Michael Richardson.

November 12: "The highlights of my journey through India, Nepal and Tibet" presented by Michael Dynes.

December Christmas Entertainment with Singer, Katie West.


January 14: "Foreign Devils on The Silk Road" presented by Kath and Harry Gilbert.

February 11: "The Von Trapp Family Minus Julie Andrews" presented by Glynis Granger.

March 10: Our AGM.

Our Activities

Ten Pin Bowling - gives us gentle exercise every Monday at 10:30 a.m. in AMF Bowl, Washington.

Pub Lunches - expand our waistlines every fourth Tuesday at 12 noon at a variety of venues

Day and Weekend Trips - provide camaraderie and relaxation at various times of the year.

Durham is an Independent Friendship Centre and also a Member of the Friendship Centre Federation