Community groups return to Leyburn Arts and Community Centre

Community groups are returning to Leyburn Arts and Community Centre as restrictions ease.

For the full list & more information see the website or call 01969 624510.

May, June and July activities include:

Little Mints, a new group set up at the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre to let both mothers and children enjoy an energetic fun session with lots of songs, rhymes, dancing and stories. Each class has a theme that will capture your child’s imagination based on a different book each week. A fantastic opportunity to make new friends and support your little ones learning and development through fun and creative activities.

Baby & Me Club at 10am, and Song Rhyme Story Time at 1pm

Due to Covid restrictions we are limited to fifteen adults so please contact the organiser on her web site

The Wednesday Walking Group is back. Come and join us on our circular walk of 3-5 miles.  All meet at the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre ready for a prompt 10am departure.  Socially distanced in separate groups of no more than 6 is strictly observed.  £2 donation welcomed.  Sorry, no dogs. For more information visit our web site

The U3A Spanish Conversation. Why not join our small friendly group and spend an hour at the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre every Monday at 09.45 pm developing your Spanish conversation? For more information, please ring the Convenor on 01969 624223

The U3A Ukulele Group are strumming again. We meet every Monday at 2pm at the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre. We are a happy learning group who play for enjoyment. The ukulele is a fun instrument, and is reasonably easy to learn. We can lend a ukulele to see if you like it! For more information, please ring the Convenor on 01969 623798

Films streamed into your own home. Leyburn Arts and Community Centre has partnered with YourScreen to bring a great programme of world cinema streamed direct to your home.  By entering the code LEYYS at the checkout you get 25% reduction and LACC get a share of all tickets sold. Visit our website for details.

 Lunch and Chat Club in full swing again. Aimed at providing a place for people to have a two-course lunch followed by coffee and a chat in a friendly atmosphere. We are meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre from 12:30pm to 2pm. Covid restrictions are strictly observed so please book by ringing 01969 624510.

Slimming World is back. This is your time to shine and to get your dreams back on track. If you’d love to lose weight and feel healthier and happier, you’ll find everything you need at Slimming World held weekly at the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre. To join the group just call Annette on 07879559336 or visit

The very popular School of Theatre Dance has started again.  Classes are held at the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre every Saturday.

For further details and to register a place, please contact Janet Seymour LRAD – 01748 884677 or 07971 282566 or visit her website: www.swaledaledance

Portrait Painters take up their brushes again. The group meet every Thursday at 10.30am to 12.30 pm at the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre. Total membership is around 10 but for the time being attendance is limited to 5 painters per session plus 1 model. Models always welcome and will be paid £15 per session.
If you would like to join or be a sitter, please contact Ed Hullah by email:

Why not join the U3A Drawing and Painting Group? Six friendly and enthusiastic amateur artists meet ever Friday between 2pm and 4pm at the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre.  We simply just do our own thing with our artistic endeavours interspersed with lively discussion on a range of subjects. Because of Covid restrictions it is essential that you contact the Convenor on 01969 625022

Leyburn Arts and Community Centre is delighted to announce that it has re-starting its regular Friday film screenings. Film performances are start again on the 21 May. There will be one screening at 6pm and tickets will be £6/£5.  The current line-up for May and June will be:

Friday 21 May – Military Wives (12A)

Friday 28 May – Parasite (15)

Friday 4 June – Love Sarah (12A)

Friday 11 June – Dark Waters (12A)

Friday 18 June – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (12)

Friday 25 June – Call of the Wild (PG)

We hope this selection of films will once again provide our community with some great regular entertainment and we look forward to welcoming you all back to our auditorium. Please note that the cinema is following strict Covid guidelines so booking is essential. To book please visit our web site for details.

 The Book Club is back in session. The club will meet on the second Wednesday of each month. 2.30 to 3:30 pm. at the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre starting on the 9th of June
Why not join this friendly group, just £1.50 per get together and the 2021 books selected are:

April – An Officer and a Spy [Robert Harris] May – The Dutch House [Ann Patchett] June – The Midnight Library [Matt Haig] J

July – The Confession [Jessie Burton]

Bat to the Future. A Science Project for young people and families and featuring various interesting activities during the year. Bat Detector Kits can be hired from the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre for 5-7 days. Email on for a simple form and free Bat Boxes which provide protective housing for the bats are now available.






Hatha Yoga with Balance and Sound Therapy. An accessible yoga practice to rebalance the nervous system, nourish the body and calm the mind. Initially, a 6-week course for beginners started on the 19th of May at the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre and open to all from the 30th of June. For information visit  and to book a place contact Mike at or 07982 104144

The Tuesday Club is back at last.  Getting together every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, the very popular Tuesday Club is stating again from the 25th of May. Because of Covid restrictions it is very important that if you are attending for the first time you book in advance by ringing 01969 624510 or email on


Tie Che starting in June. All new Tie Che sessions at the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre. This very popular activity is just what is needed to ease back into post pandemic life.

For more details of how to book visit


Live Cinema at The Leyburn Arts and Community Centre. Live Cinema is back at the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre with a performance of Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man.  A sensational new dance event loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera Carmen, with thrilling and recognisable scores in classical music. Filmed live at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre. This is not to be missed.

Visit our for details of further performances.


Coming soon. The Leyburn Arts and Community Centre are delighted to announce that we are planning a whole line up of activities for people of all ages and all interests.

  • Arts and Craft Workshops will be back in July
  • Live Music and Theatre events will restart in July
  • A celebration day to commemorate the 1940’s is planned for July featuring the ever-popular Jane Darling
  • Singing for Please is returning

Watch our web site for details of these not to be missed events and activities.