New Events around Tynemouth

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

Linskill Centre "ENGAGE" project

People 55+ new project click the Linskill Center short cut above or Scroll down to the Linskill Section. Other groups Digital Champions, Wollies

Linskill Book Fare

Donations of books are now required for the 'Linskill Book Fair' in May and our volunteers are ready and eager to start collating and preparing the books for sale. The Book Fair is our annual fundraiser for the Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust to support the ongoing running of the Linskill Centre and its community activities. So if you have any spare books, fact or fiction, new or old, we would love to have them at the Linskill Centre - simply drop off at Reception.

Good Friday Procession 30th March 10am

Northumberland Square, an act of worship followed ba a march around North Shields town before returning to the square for the Good Friday story.

Easter Adventure Quest 30th March - 2nd April

Tynemouth Priory & Castle, join the huntfor legendary dragon eggs, crack the cluesn and claim your chocolate reward. £1 entry, plusnormal admission applies. www.english-heritage.org.uk

Linskill Easter Fair 2018 Saturday 31st March 10.30am--3pm

Linskill’s Easter Fair will follow a traditional family theme with a focus on the children with an Easter Egg Hunt and an Easter Bonnet Competition with prizes to be won. This free entry event on Saturday 31 March will open from 10.30am to 3pm at the Linskill Centre in North Shields.

To add to the party atmosphere the children will be encouraged to bring along their home-made Easter Bonnets. The Easter Egg Hunt around the many corridors of the Linskill Centre will see a trail of clues and riddles for the children to solve to try and find the hidden treasure and win an Easter Egg.

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.


Kingsman the Golden Circle April 18th 1pm

The Golden Circle is a 2017 spy comedy film produced and directed by Matthew Vaughn and written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. It is a sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) which is based on the comic book series Kingsman, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. The film features Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Edward Holcroft, Hanna Alström, and Sophie Cookson reprising their roles from the first film with Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Elton John, Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges joining the cast. The plot follows the members of Kingsman needing to team up with their American counterpart, Statesman, after the world is held hostage by Poppy Adams and her drug cartel, "The Golden Circle".

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

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Wednesday April 18th 1pm.

Tynemouth Priory Theatre

One For The Pot by Ray Cooney & Tony Hilton 23rd - 28th April 2018

Jonathan Hardcastle, a wealthy northern mill owner, wants to pay tribute to a late employee and close friend by giving a handsome amount of cash to the person he believes to be the only surviving relative of the deceased, namely his son, Billy. On the evening of a party to celebrate the birthday of Hardcastle's daughter, Cynthia, Billy arrives to collect his inheritance. In this classic Whitehall farce, what could possibly go wrong?


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

Future Performances

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

Ipad Class @ Old Low Light April 6, 2018 at 14:00-16:00

Do you want to get more out of your iPad or iPhone? For those who have recently purchased an iPad or an iPhone, or those who are comfortable using their iPad/iPhone for the basics but want to explore more features to enhance their enjoyment and experience. The sessions are informal and help will be given with issues participants may have. There will be a charge of £3 per session.

Northscape (Friday 30 March – Sunday 29 April 2018)

The work of 3 artists Christine, Hilary and Linda they all share a passion for painting and drawing which in our – ahem – more mature years we are thoroughly enjoying. The Old Low Light provides the ideal setting as so much of our output is of, or about, this region. In the top floor display area* from 10am to 5pm *Please note: this is a multi-use area which is regularly used for other purposes. Usually open: Monday up to 11.45am, Tuesday & Friday from 10.45am onwards, Saturday & Sunday all day – but please do check before making a special visit.

Exhibition: Shields v The Toon (27th March to 4th June)

The Shields v The Toon exhibition will tell the history of an almost 600 year battle between North Shields and Newcastle over rights on the River Tyne. Centre stage will be 17th century local hero Ralph Gardner who played a prominent part in the fight. We will also be celebrating the school and the football ground named after him.

North Atlantic Drift: Curious Objects (1st March to 31st June) by Alice Fox

An installation for the Boat installation by artist Alice Fox. This collection of altered found items and constructed forms are based on objects gathered from northern coastal locations of the British Isles. The materials have been subjected to the forces of North Atlantic Drift (the northern extension of the Gulf Stream); they have been shifted, displaced, scoured, tangled and fractured then re-configured into curious objects. Until 30th June. For more details visit theboatoll.wordpress.com

Walk: Wild Fowl River Walk (11th April 10am)

oin our man from the RSPB, David Hirst, on a guided walk of the mouth of the river. The walk will be at high tide on the morning of 11th April. Starting at Old Low Light the headed along towards Tynemouth and back.

Young Artists of the Future (13th April 7.30pm)

Concert of young musicians to include a clarinettist, two flautists & three singers with music by Polenc, Martinu, Weber, Milhaud & Vaughan Williams. Tickets £10 – they can be bought in advance or at the door on the night, but please phone in advance (0191 257 4506) to check on availability and reserve seats. Refreshments and licensed bar available. The building is fully accessible. We are very pleased to feature a new programme of quality, classical music as part of our 2018 eventsprogramme, so come and enjoy music by top-notch musicians in a peaceful riverside setting.

Walk: Shipwrecks and Survivors (21st April 1.30pm)

Join retired RNLI coxswain Martin Kenny for a fabulous informative and entertaining guided walk from Old Low Light along to the Black Middens and discover the stories behind some of the coasts famous shipwrecks and the role of the courageous RNLI volunteers. Meet Martin at Old Low Light Heritage Centre for a 13:30 departure. The walk lasts around two hours and will include a visit to RNLI Lifeboat station.

Click here for more information Old Low Lights

Linskill Centre

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

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.

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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