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Creative Social – Dance Through the Ages, Shotton Community Centre

Saturday 12th December 11am – 3pm

Join us for dancing, fun and food – and it’s all completely free! There’ll be dance exhibitions and plenty of opportunities to join in and dance. From country to congo, charleston to chicken, ballroom to boogie and house to party, there’s something for everyone! So come along, enjoy free snacks, wine and cheese, and throw some shapes, or just sit back and watch. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how much dance experience you have – all welcome!


Blackhall Community Christmas

Saturday 12th December 9.30am – 6pm


A fantastic festive day of creative activities for the whole family! Most are free, with a small charge to visit Santa or a go on the bouncy castle. Come along and join in – timetable below. For more information please contact Alison Paterson

tel: 0191 5867396 email: alison.blackhallcommunity@gmail.com


9.30am – 2pm Blackhall Library

Drop-in Lantern-making Workshop

Come along and make yourself a lantern with artists from Jack Drum Arts to welcome the parade to town later in the day.


2pm Outside Blackhall Community Centre

Opening Event

Children from Blackhall Primary performing with Runaway Samba


2pm – 5pm Blackhall Community Centre

Santa’s Grotto (£2.50 including present)

Café Open – Burgers, Hot Dogs, Chips, Tea/Coffee etc

Table Top Sale – Tables £7 to sellers

Bouncy Castle (£1 per child)

Raffle, Tombola, Cake Stall, Craft Table

Face Painting and Balloon Modelling

Cooking with staff from the Wellbeing for Life service

Soft Play Room for little ones

Penny Arcade Games


4.30pm Winter Wonderland Parade

A glowing jingling Winter Wonderland Parade full of surprises with artists and musicians from Jack Drum Arts. Join us with your lanterns and dress up for the parade.


The Winter Wonderland Parade will start at St Joseph Primary School and parade down the rear of Middle Street past Chapman’s the butchers. Round the corner at the Library onto Hesleden Road briefly and then around The Crescent finishing at the Community Centre.


5pm – 6pm Blackhall Community Centre

Finale – Sing-a-long a Christmas with live music to round off a fabulous day featuring

Ladies of Midnight Blue, Blackhall Youth Band and some surprise guests …


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