New Events around Tynemouth

There are several events at the Old Low Lights (click the short cut above for more detail)

Reindeer in Town Centre 16th December 10am to 4pm

Bedford Street, North Shields, Come and meet real reindeer. Handlers will be around to tell people about these animals and children can feed them.

Christmas Town: A Christmas Performance for Children Sat 16th December

11am North Shields Customer First Centre Tues 19 December, 6pm Welcome to Christmas Town, a place where it’s Christmas every day. Come and meet the characters who live there as they take you on a magical festive journey. This event is filled with songs, fun and laughter. Join in with the games, have photos with the cast and take home a party bag. A fully interactive theatrical experience for children aged 4+. Tickets: £2.50 per person, advance booking is essential to receive a gift.

North Shields Customer First Centre in the Library

Midweek Movie Club

The group is aimed at a Silver Screen crowd, to watch films, make new friends and relax with a cuppa. The screenings will be on the third Wednesday of every month.


Beauty and the Beast (December 20th 1pm)

Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast's hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

The above film may be subject to change. To Check for more information call (0191) 6435270.

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Wednesday December 20th 1pm

Tynemouth Priory Theatre

Hansel and Gretel (5th - 14th January '18)

(Panto) by Norman Robbins.

Hansel and Gretel are brother and sister who adventure deep into the woods to collect blackberries to help their poor Aunt.

On one of their journeys they are kidnapped by a witch living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery. The two children save their lives by outwitting the witch who gets her just desserts! Full of fun, comedy routines and laughter, this is family entertainment at its best.


Booking line 0191 292 9292      for further information click Tynemouth Priory Theatre Productions

Future Performances

The Dame of Sark by William Douglas-Home 26th February - 3rd March '18

One For The Pot by Ray Cooney & Tony Hilton 23rd - 28th April '18

Star Quality by Noel Coward (Licence Pending) 11th - 16th June '18

Old Low Lights

At the heart of North Shields Fish Quay we offer a unique experience to explore 900 years of maritime heritage. Through our changing programme of hands-on activities, workshops, exhibitions and events you can learn about the life of the folks of North Shields through the experiences of real people and the objects they used.

In our Heritage Gallery find out how the River Tyne sustained not only a whole community but contributed to the economy of our region. Listen to stories from fishermen still making their living on the river. You can discover how the maritime industry has changed over the years and come face to face with some of the rivers most prominent sea-life birds. Get hands on with our interactive games and let the little ones dress up in bygone costume. A great way to spend an afternoon.

Our viewing platform offers spectacular views over the mouth of the Tyne a ‘must do’ whatever the weather! From early morning summer views to early winter sun down views the view of the Tyne is ever changing yet timeless. Fuel up in the cafe, whatever the time of day we’ll be brewing the famous Tynemouth Coffee Co. coffee and offering tasty treats to delight. Bring along your favourite vinyl or listen to our collection, the cafe really has a wonderful warm buzz and we welcome you to enjoy it too! Our cafe terrace looks over the river and is a great place to enjoy your cuppa with a breath of fresh air.

Don’t forget to treat yourself in the gift shop, from pocket money toys to special finds, our products are locally sourced and sure to appeal to even the most discerning shoppers. Whenever you would like to visit you can be sure of a warm welcome from us!

For further information Click on the link Old Low Lights

Upcoming Events

Exhibition: The Tyne Art Fair at The Old Low Light (20th October to 24th December 2017)

This exhibition will feature work of some of Tyneside’s most talented artists. Click The Link for more Information, Tyne Art.

Click here for more information Old Low Lights

Linskill Centre

Calling All Actors

Short walks on a regular basis can improve your health (read the Newsletter)

Northumberland Park Tynemouth

Christmas Carols Thursdays 7, 14 and 21 December, 10am to 12 noon

Northumberland Park Bandstand. Enjoy the Advent celebrations with carols performed by children from local schools. Hot drinks and festive snacks will be available from the park cafés.

The bandstand at Northumberland Park

For the first time following a £5 million restoration project the park has been awarded the Green Flag and joins five other parks and open spaces arround the borough with the coverted award.

Live music will really bring the bandstand to life, as well as being a great platform for local musicians.

New bosses are inviting musicians to take part in forthcoming ‘Sunday Sessions’ at Victorian-style bandstand, featuring 30-minute slots.

Anyone interested should contact park wardens Fiona Betts on 07976 307378 or Jimmy Oliver on 07582 225859.

Further information on all events click the link Activities & Events.

Small village?

we may be, but there is quite a lot going on right here ! For example :-

MUSIC GROUP for instrumental beginners of all ages, Sat am in term time at Holy Saviour’s Parish Centre. Details from annette.butters@hotmail.co.uk

NEW FRIENDS OF NORTHUMBERLAND PARK GARDENING GROUP Fri 10am at Bowling Greens. Call Sheila Bell 07854 034 336 for details.

(HARD OF HEARING ORGANISATION) (HOHO). Holy Saviour’s Parish Centre. Call Judith 0191 252 3807 for details.

CULLERCOATS MEN'S CLUB. Meet in the Minor Hall at Cullercoats Methodist Church each Wednesday morning 10.30am, Call Ray on 0191 2524110 for details, New members are always welcome.


TYNEMOUTH CRICKET CLUB. for all ages and abilities. Call 0191 2576865 for details.

TYNEMOUTH GOLF CLUB. Spital Dene,Tynemouth. Call David Favour on 0191 2574578 for Details.

TYNE BOWLING CLUB. Tynemouth Park. New men and women members welcome. Call Tony 0191 2573550 for details.

Percy Park RFC. Preston Avenue, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30 2BE Tel. 0191 2575710 for details.

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