Monday, 17 November 2014

Mid-Durham AAP Open Day

The Mid-Durham Area Action Partnership is holding an Open Day on Saturday 29th November at its newly refurbished premises, The Miners' Institute in Langley Park, and will be focusing on three important issues affecting our local communities: older people, employment, and community groups.

All are welcome: do go along and tell them what you think of their work so far and how we could all work together to improve life in the area. 
Three distinct sessions will be held throughout the day with AAP Board members and service partners there to provide updates on their work, provide potential funding/grants information as well as listening to what you have to say. 
Session times are:
-       Older People                 (10am till 11.15am)
-       Employment                   (12noon till 1.15pm)
-       Community Groups             (2pm till 3.15pm)

You can attend just one, two or all three sessions if you wish.
Refreshments will be provided. Please arrive 10 minutes before each session starts and you must pre-register by contacting the AAP staff team by either:
Phone – 07818 510370 or 07814 969392 or 07557 541413

Public Lecture: Michael Brooks at Ushaw College

On Wednesday 19th October, quantum physicist, and popular science author and broadcaster Dr Michael Brooks will be giving a public lecture at Ushaw College entitled: 'At the Frontiers of Uncertainty: The Wild Frontiers of Modern Science.'

Michael is a regular contributor to the New Statesman, the New Scientist, as well as to the Guardian, the Independent and the Times Higher Education supplement, and will be speaking about the creativity and unpredictability of modern science and its relationship to its historic past.

The lecture is part of the national Being Human: A Festival of Humanities programme, and is part of The Ordered Universe Project's two-day contribution to the Festival, which also includes a full day of activities and demonstrations of medieval and modern science at Durham Cathedral on Tuesday 18th October.  

Attendance at the lecture is free of charge: to book a place, please email Dr James Kelly ( The event will begin at 5.30pm at Ushaw College with a drinks reception; the lecture will run from 6.00-7.00pm

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Esh Village Play Area Meeting TOMORROW

There is a meeting tomorrow, Thursday 6th November 2014, to discuss the planning and construction of a new children's play area in Esh village. The drop-in session runs between 4 and 6pm in St Michael's Parish Hall; refreshments will be provided, so if you have a strong feeling about whether Esh should be sporting a slide, a swing, or a seesaw, or a combination of all three, please do go along!