New Events around Tynemouth

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

Heritage Films at Linskill Centre Thursday 28th Feburary 6.30 - 8.30pm

"Cargo out, Fish in", (the Port of Tyne in the 1960's)

This is a chance to see archive film footage from 'Caller Herrin' and 'Port of Tyne' presented by Dr Kath Smith cost £3 (includes a welcome drink) Booking is essential, contact Clair on 0191 2578000 (Email clairch@linskill.org)

Linskill Centre "ENGAGE" project

People 55+ new project click the Linskill Center above short cut above or Scroll down to the Linskill Section. Other groups Digital Champions, Wollies for the list of activities Dates and Times click the Linskill Center above

Big Garden Birdwatch Northumberland Park: Sunday 27th January 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

Wrap up warm and join our warden to identify the birds in the park, complete the RSPB Annual Survey and then enjoy crafts afterwards. Free event, book online. northumberlandpark.eventbrite.com

A-Z of Newcastle North Shields Customer First Centre Tues 22nd January, 2pm

Local author Ken Hutchinson takes you on your very own A–Z talk about the city’s history, relating many a fascinating tale of interesting people and places along the way. Free event, booking essential.

Winter Family Nature Activity Northumberland Park:

Wed 20 February, Thurs 21st February, Fri 22nd February 10.30am to 12pm A mix of activities to make the most of the season. Cost: £3 per child, book online. northumberlandpark.eventbrite.com, There are regular weekly events in our main parks too, which are a great way to socialise, meet new people and focus on your wellbeing. Buggy Bootcamp

Over 60? Enjoy “Free swim Fridays” Free Friday

Swimming sessions have been extended after proving a hit with over-60s. Hundreds of residents aged 60 and over have taken up North Tyneside Council’s offer of free swimming on Fridays at all of its pools since the scheme was launched in September 2017. It was initially funded through Sport England’s Swim Local project for a year but has been so successful that the council has decided to continue the initiative for a further 12 months. Swimming supports body weight, with no pressure on joints. It’s ideal for those with injuries or illnesses like arthritis and studies show that half an hour of swimming, three times a week, can significantly reduce blood pressure. There’s also the social side of getting to know other swimmers and the rhythmic nature of swimming helps to boost psychological wellbeing too. There’s no need to book – just visit any pool with proof of age.

SIGN North Tyneside

SIGN is a network of organisations in North Tyneside who offer free, independent and confidential information about practical or emotional issues you may have. Not only are they your link to the health and social care services in the area, they can also offer support around benefits, housing, debt advice, work and education, and also activities and groups to keep you active. The SIGN North Tyneside Directory lists over 600 services, groups or activities and over 150 events that are happening in your local area. Whatever you are concerned about, talk to a SIGN North Tyneside member first!

Meet the author: Neil Broadfoot, in conversation with Vic Watson Thurs 14th March, 6.30pm

North Shields Customer First Centre, Neil worked as a journalist for 15 years at both national and local newspapers, covering some of the biggest stories of the day. The Dundee International Book Prize and Bloody Scotland book of the year nominee, Neil will talk about ‘No Man's Land’, the first in the Connor Fraser series. Tickets: £3, booking essential.

Click Here for the full programme. North Tyneside Winter Festival

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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.


Mamma Mia (Here We Go Again) 16th January

In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam -- the latter whom she falls in love with, but he's also the man who breaks her heart. In the present day, Donna's pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a taverna while reuniting with her mother's old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi.

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

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Wednesday January 16th 1pm.

Future Movies


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Tynemouth Priory Theatre

Run for your Wife Written by Ray Cooney. 25th February – 2nd March 2019

Ordinary seeming taxi driver John Smith has a secret, which he has managed to keep with an extremely organised life. When he is injured while trying to prevent a mugging his life becomes hilariously complicated as he tries to keep the truth from his family and the police.

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

25th Feburary – 2nd MarchS 2019.

Future Performances

GREAT EXPECTATIONS (LEONARD) Written by Hugh Leonard, adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens 15th – 20th April 2019.

NOT DEAD ENOUGH Written by Peter James Adapted by Shaun McKenna, 3rd – 8th June 2019.

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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

Talk: Why Did the Gaul Sink? Accident, Tragedy, Conspiracy 9th Feburary 11am

Join retired fisherman Brian Chambers on a talk about tragic fate of the famous trawler.

Click here for more information Old Low Lights

Class: 'Ipad Classes' - Beginners. 8th February. 13.00 - 15.00.

Do you want to get more out of your iPad or iPhone?

The iPad/iPhone sessions have been running now for 4 months and continue to be popular. To improve the experience and allow more beginners to take part, we are splitting the group into 2 groups. Group 1: For those who have recently purchased an iPad or an iPhone, and need hands on help to use the basic features more effectively. 12pm to 2pm. Group 2: For those who are comfortable using their iPad/iPhone for the basics but want to explore more features to enhance their enjoyment and experience. 2pm to 4pm. The sessions are informal and help will be given with issues participants may have. £3 per person. Free for Members.

Class: 'Ipad Classes' - Advanced. 8th February. 13.00 - 15.00.

Do you want to get more out of your iPad or iPhone? This advanced class is for those who are comfortable using their iPad/iPhone for the basics but want to explore more features to enhance their enjoyment and experience.

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Linskill Centre


a new social group ‘Woolies’ has been set up for those with an interest in wool, to get together and exchange ideas and learn new skills. The first road trip of the 2018 will be a visit to the Harrogate Flower Show and demand is high - contact charlotte@linskill.org for more details.

Calling All Actors

Previous Events

Tyneside Gin Festival

15th-17th September 2017 at Linskill Centre, North Shields. A new event for gin lovers, featuring world gins, street foods, live entertainment and more £8 including a drink.

North Tyneside Art Studio

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of North Tyneside Art Studio and find out more about its history and heritage. Veiw an exhibition of art including paintings, print, photographs and ceramics, join in creative activities or enjoy a guided tour of the studio, click North Tyneside Art Studio for full information

"engage" Opportunities for People 55+

Register your interest today. Free outdoor activities learn through adventure, build confidence and lead a healthier life.

click the link engage for full information showing Days and Times.

Digital Champions

One of the more established groups ‘Digital Champions’ offers a weekly Thursday drop-in session for people who want to develop their ability on the internet, social media or using a PC/tablet within a friendly and social environment.

For More details click the link The Linskill Centre and scroll down.

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

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Northumberland Park Tynemouth

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.

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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 is primarily a retired men’s club run entirely by its members. It has no political or religious affiliations and is completely independent of any other organization or parent body. Its declared aims are the fostering of friendship, goodwill and understanding. They in the Minor Hall at Cullercoats Methodist Church for a Talk/Show that is given by a guest speaker on a topics of his choice each Wednesday morning between 10.30am and Noon (with the exception of the last two weeks in December and the weeks in the month of August, {which makes 44 meetings each year}).

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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