New and recent events

Witton Women Chanting group
Regular chanting workshops

Pre-COVID-19: We met monthly at Witton Gilbert Community Centre, Sacriston Lane, Witton Gilbert, Durham DH7 6TF from 10.30 to 12.30 on a Saturday morning. More voices always welcome - no need to book in advance. Cost - £7.00, including tea and biscuits at the end. We have the most excellent time. Singing makes you feel very happy!


We start with gentle warm-ups for the body and voice before beginning our chanting - a varied selection of mantras and chants from around the world with changing moods from exuberant and joyful to calm and peaceful. These may be accompanied by some percussion, including frame drums, shakers, jingle-bells etc. Frequently, the chants for a particular month are centred round a central theme. 

Feedback from one of our group:

"Thank you for another lovely chanting session last Sat. We always have fun and feel uplifted when we leave." - Sue (Lanchester)



Once or twice a month on Saturday mornings 10.30-11.30 a.m. remote link-up via Zoom (by invitation only)

Goddess Workshop - see Gallery - Events 2019-2020 for photo and brief write-up of this brilliant event that took place on Saturday 26th October 2019.

Gong baths


Sadly, all gong baths are on hold until further notice,
No further gong bath dates will be fixed while the situation with COVID-19 remains so uncertain.

Pre- COVID-19: our gong baths were held every 6-8 weeks from spring to autumn at 

Witton Gilbert Community Centre, Sacriston Lane, Witton Gilbert, Durham DH7 6TF

Places booked in advance by contacting Paula: 

Phone: 0756 2651281 E-mail: 

Our gong baths are normally held on Saturday or Sunday afternoons from 2.30-4.00pm. Places are limited and must be pre-booked. 

COST: £12.50 early bird before 15th February, £15 full price (includes tea and biscuits at the end).


Advance payment by PayPal, cheque, cash or (preferably) by electronic bank transfer. NB - Facebook Messenger Payments can not be accepted..


If you need to cancel your place please get in touch giving as much notice as possible. If the place can be filled by someone else you may transfer your booking to the next gong bath. Sorry, cash refunds are not normally possible. 


N.B. To keep you comfortable while you lie down during the gong bath, please bring a mat, such as a camping or yoga mat, plenty of blankets or a sleeping bag or duvet and pillows or cushions.       

Singing bowls workshop
This workshop scheduled to take place on Sunday 26th April 2.00-4.30 p.m. has been postponed.

Introduction to Himalayan singing bowls and how to play them.

Organic Pilates Studio, The Old Coop Buildings, Langley Park, Durham DH7 9XE.

COST: £25

Places will be limited and must be booked in advance along with a non-returnable deposit of £10.

Please e-mail Paula:

Photos of workshop on 12th January 2020: Gallery: Events 2019-2020

gong bath at Witton Gilbert, Durham UK, 2017 - Elemental Sounds - Paula Bolton, gongs, Himalayan singing bowls, frame drum, waterphone and other therapeutic musical instuments, sound journey, meditation, Paiste gongs