WHAT’S ON

Global melody

Join us for a sing-along for World Music Day in The Venue on Tuesday 1 October at 2pm. Enjoy a delicious menu and put your brain to the test. It’s free to take part and a great way to meet new people and have fun; call to book.

World Food Day

To mark World Food Day, The Bistro will be serving a variety of daily specials, inspired by cuisine from around the World, from Monday 14 – Friday 18 October. Prices will vary for food; available all day.

Talents in Bloom

Talents in Bloom

Let your talents bloom in our fortnightly flower arranging workshops. Sessions take place on alternate Wednesdays, starting on 5 June, and run from 2pm – 4pm in the Arts and Crafts Room. Cost £3 each, which includes the cost of the flowers to take home with you afterwards; early booking essential.

Blackpool visit

Enjoy a visit to the World famous Blackpool illuminations with us on Thursday 24 October. If you’d like to join us for this light show spectacular, which has delighted families since 1897, we’ll be leaving the village at 2pm. Cost £25; early booking essential.

Halloween spooktacular!

It will be treats galore at our Halloween spooktacular on Wednesday 30 October at 6pm. Join us for a fancy dress party in The Venue with live music and entertainment and take part in our pumpkin carving competition. Entry £3.50 for adults and £2 for children, there will be basket meals available to buy, and prizes for the best fancy dress and pumpkin; early booking essential.

Reminiscence Sessions

reminiscence sessions

We will launch our brand new fortnightly reminiscence sessions, starting on Wednesday 12 June. Sessions run from 2pm – 4pm and are an ideal opportunity to share memories and to meet new people. Free entry; booking required.

Bingo nights

Be in with a chance of winning a prize at our community prize bingo nights on Saturday 24 August and Saturday 28 September. The Old Pomona Inn at 7pm on both dates. Cost £3 per book; booking required.

Guy Fawkes heritage talk

Remember, remember the fifth of November. Take an interesting look back at the events of Guy Fawkes Night during a free Heritage talk and film on Tuesday 5 November. Join Belong’s Heritage Coordinator, Daniel Turner, in the Heritage Gallery at 2pm to see what you will discover. Entry is free; booking essential.

Musical memories

Take a musical trip down memory lane on Thursday 14 November at 2pm when vocalist, Stacey Cowe, will perform a variety of popular songs from the forties, fifties and sixties. Entry £3 per ticket. Come along and join us for a sing-along; booking essential.

Christmas market

Come along to our Christmas market on Saturday 30 November from 11am. There will be a wonderful festive atmosphere with music, activities and raffles, plus stalls to browse for that ideal gift. The Bistro will be selling roast turkey and stuffing baps plus mulled wine and kids can visit Santa in his grotto. Entry is free; charges apply for food and activities. If you’d like to ask about running your own stall on the day, contact Emma Palin on 01782 986300 or email emma.palin@ belong.org.uk; cost £10 each.

Belong Day Club

Experience community life in Belong Newcastle-under-Lyme through our vibrant day care service. The Belong Day Club provides the opportunity to meet new people and to take part in a range of meaningful social activities. To find out more and to book a free ‘taster’ session, please contact Emma Palin on 01782 986300.

Heritage Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of the Heritage Gallery and explore our exhibition of Pomona pottery from the 1740s, as well as artefacts on loan from the Brampton Museum and Apedale Heritage Centre. Tours take place every Wednesday at 2pm; booking required.

Breakfast club

Come along to our lively breakfast club, every morning at 9:15am, in The Bistro. It’s free to join and a great way to meet new people and engage on a range of lively topics. Prices will vary for food.

Poetry corner

Come along to our poetry club held every Thursday morning. Members meet at 11am in The Reminiscence Lounge. It’s free to take part and a great way to explore your love of poetry; booking required.

Oomph! class

Join in with our weekly ‘Oomph! Wellbeing’ chair-based exercise sessions. We meet every Wednesday in The Venue at 11am. Cost £2.50; booking required.

The Salon

The Salon is open to the public weekdays (except Thursdays) and offers a full range of hair and nail treatments. Please contact Kerry Smallman on mobile, 07980 548315, to request a copy of our price list or to book your appointment

Knit and natter

Knit & Natter

If you love to knit, and you love to natter, then you’ll love our weekly knit and natter sessions. The group meets every Thursday in The Venue, from 2pm – 3:30pm, and sessions cost just £2; new faces welcome. To find out more please contact the village on 01782 986300.

Pomona pottery exhibition

Pomona pottery exhibition

Enjoy a guided tour of the Heritage Gallery and explore our exhibition of Pomona pottery from the 1740s, as well as artefacts on loan from the Bramptom Museum and Apedale Heritage Centre. Tours take place every Wednesday at 2pm; booking required. Please contact the village on 01782 986300 if you’d like to join us.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi sessions take place every Thursday in The Venue. Sessions cost £5 each and run from 1:30pm. Suitable for people of all abilities and new faces always welcome so come
along and give it a try. Please contact the village on 01782 986300 to book.

Reflexology

Visit The Therapy Suite to enjoy a selection of reflexology, holistic facials, relaxation massage and bespoke treatments, designed around our clients’ needs. Contact Georgina Ford, on mobile 07747 606027, to book your appointment; open to the public.

Movie time

Catch a favourite movie on the big screen in The Venue for free every Friday at 2pm. Contact the village on 01782 986300 for details of screenings and to book.

Game zone

Join in with a variety of traditional board and card games in The Old Pomona Inn, every Tuesday from 2pm. Entry is free and there is a licensed bar available so come along and join in the fun. Contact the village to find out more on 01782 986300.

Yoga for everyone

Run by a professional yoga instructor, yoga sessions take place every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm in The Venue . Please contact the village on 01782 986300 for further details and to book.

Church service

Members of the community are very welcome to join us for a Christian church service, to be held on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 2:30pm in The Venue. We look forward to welcoming you.

Chair based exercise

Come along to one of our gentle chair based exercise session held in The Venue every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 11am – 12noon. Contact the village on 01782 986300 to find out more and to book.

Baking session

Rekindle a favourite pastime or learn a new hobby in our weekly baking session, taking place every Monday afternoon from 2pm – 4pm in Samuel Bell’s Tea Room. Contact the village on 01782 986300 for further information and to book.

Acupuncture

Weekly acupuncture sessions take place every Wednesday from 12noon – 6pm in the Therapy Room. Contact the village on 01782 986300 to book your appointment.

Arts & Crafts

Explore your creative talents in our weekly arts and crafts session, held every Friday morning from 11am – 12:30pm in the Arts & Crafts Room. Contact the village on 01782 986300 to book.