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Leisureworks News

Celebrating Sport & Physical Activity

Monday 16 Oct 2017

LEISUREWORKS – the Trust for Sport and the Arts based in County Durham celebrated local achievements in sport and physical activity with their annual awards ceremony at the Empire Theatre in Consett on Friday 13th October.    The Leisureworks Sport and Physical Activity Awards is a celebration and acknowledgement of the achievements of those living in and around Derwentside, ...

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Empire Theatre announces full auditorium seating refurbishment

Monday 12 Jun 2017

The Empire Theatre in Consett is currently undergoing a major project to fully refurbish seating in its 514 capacity auditorium, due for completion by the end of July. The £38,000 project has been made possible with funding from three major partners. Much preliminary work was carried out by the Friends of The Empire, who have since 2003 contributed in ...

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Leisureworks scoop national award for engaging inactive people

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Leisureworks, Derwentside’s Trust for Sport and the Arts has won a national award for engaging inactive people. The ‘Engaging Inactive People – Small Trust’ award was received for delivering a successful project that aims to reduce the risk of targeted individuals developing type 2 diabetes. The Make Your Move: Love Your Life County Durham programme provided people with the ...

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Consett Leisure Centre Welcomes Team GB Basketball Player Chantelle Handy

Tuesday 30 Aug 2016

Staff at Consett Leisure Centre have welcomed Team GB Women’s Basketball player Chantelle Handy to the facility – offering free use of the courts and gym to assist with training. Chantelle, 29, from Villa Real, Consett, began playing basketball aged 15 after her dad who also plays the sport suggested she might be good at it because of her ...

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Branagh Theatre Live comes to the Empire

Wednesday 11 May 2016

The Empire Theatre and Cinema in Consett has announced that it will host a new double bill of live screenings presented by The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company.  The productions, which will take place at The Garrick Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, will be screened live via satellite direct to the Empire’s state-of-the-art cinema screen.  The live ...

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