New Events around Tynemouth

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

Gingerbread Crafts Sat 30 November, 10.30am or 1.30pm Sun 1 December, 10.30am or 1.30pm

Northumberland Park, North Shields. Enjoy gingerbread decorating in the elves workshop, with tasty hot chocolate included! Cost: £3.25 per child, book northumbelandpark.eventbrite.com (Please note, a booking fee will apply when booking online and refunds are not available.)

North Shields Victorian Christmas Market

Sat 7 December, 10am - 5pm, Sun 8 December, 10am - 4pm Northumberland Square, North Shields The popular market returns with gifts, crafts and food, plus entertainment and a mall children’s fairground.

Breakfast with Santa Sun 8 December, 10am - 12 noon

The Linskill Centre, North Shields. Festive breakfast fun with crafts and a visit from Santa (recommended ages 2 - 8 years). £10 per ticket. www.linskiIl.org

School Christmas Carol Concert, Thurs 12 December, from 10.30am

Northumberland Park, North Shields, Hear children from local schools perform a selection of carols from the beautiful- Victorian bandstand. Free event, all welcome. The café will be open for seasonal treats too.

Cullercoats Community Advent 1 — 30 December 5.30pm - 9pm

Cullercoats will host festive window or garden displays, with a new display illuminated each evening in the style of a ‘living’ advent calendar. Search ‘Cullercoats Community Advent’ on Facebook.

Tynemouth Bowling Club Tynemouth Park

This year marks the club’s 125th anniversary. Try free. Contact: Richard Coates (0191) 257 0125 Christine McGuire (0191) 252 0881. Community Fun Day Satursay 15th June at the clubhouse in Tynemouth Park.

Find it hard to get out? join us at the Cafe click the "Linskill Centre" short cut above for further information.

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 link above.

Walking football

lf football's more your cup of tea and you need to take things a little slower than you used to, there are walking football sessions on every week. All are free and there's no need to book, just turn up and play: The Parks Sport Centre, North Shields Wednesdays, 2.30pm — 4pm Foxhunters Pavilion, North Shields Wednesdays, 7pm — 8pm. For further information on either of these sessions, Click: SportNorthTyneside or Tel: (0191) 643 7445, Email: sport@northtyneside.gov.uk, Twitter @SportNT Facebook

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! Sign NTS

Beacon Centre Santa’s Grotto Sat 7, Sun 8 December, 11 am — 3pm, Sat 14 and 21 December, 11.30am — 2pm

Beacon Centre, North Shields Visit Santa for £1 per child, children will receive a small gift. Proceeds are donated to the North Shields Fishermen’s Mission.

Big Garden Birdwatch Northumberland Park:

Sat 25 January, 10.30am and Sun 26 January, 1.30pm Marden Quarry Park: Sun 26 January 10.30am. Join our wardens to identify birds in the park, helping complete the annual RSPB survey. Free, book online churchillmardensouterparkseventbrite.com

The Underwear Project — 1940s Remembered Tues 24 March, 6.30pm

North Shields Customer First Centre. Discover how we managed with wartime shortages. Featuring cookery demonstrations and tasting, try your hand at pulling down (unknitting!) old jumpers ready to re-knit, rag rugging and patchwork. Also featuring a Morse Code Machine, toys and games. Try life without technology, dressed in 1940s clothing it you wish. Tickets £5, booking essential.


Click this link for further information Active North Tyneside

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.

Fishermen’s Mission celebrates 120 years

The North Shields Fishermen’s Mission is celebrating its 120th the anniversary this year and is packed with a programme of events. The Fish Quay-based organisation provides a lifeline of welfare and support to fishermen and their families between Amble and Hartlepool. As part of the 12O~year celebrations throughout 2019 there will be an information stall at The Beacon shopping centre in North Shields between 11am and 3pm on the third Saturday of each month (except July and December).Various activities will also be taking place, including net mending, visits from Albert the mission mascot, a roadshow visiting various locations during July and a model boat exhibition by Brian Chambers. Look out also for a watercolour exhibition by Michael Smith, which will be held at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre at North Shields Fish Quay in August. Later in the year, on Sunday 24 November, exactly 120 years to the day since the mission was formed in 1899, a civic service led by the Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman, will take place at Christ Church Parish Church in North Shields from 10am to mark the anniversary. Click Fishermen’s Mission for more information or call Tel: (0191) 257 1316/07917 754259 Email: northshieldscentre@fishermensmission.org.uk

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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.


Aladdin (PG) December 18th @ 1pm.

Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin and the genie start to become friends, they must soon embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil sorcerer Jafar from overthrowing young Jasmine's kingdom.

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

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Tynemouth Priory Theatre

Mother Goose by Jon Dixon 10th- 19th January 2020

A bespoke pantomime for the exclusive use of Tynemouth Priory Theatre. Poor Mother Goose lives with her children Jack and Billy in Tynely Mouth Bay and dreams of being rich and beautiful. A gift of a magic goose from the fairy helps to transform her life, but is it for the better? This egg-ceedingly clever and new script, brings songs, laughter and audience participation to an eggs-travaganza you are guaranteed to enjoy.

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

10th- 19th January 2020.

Future Performances

And a Nightingale Sang by C. P. Taylor 2nd – 7th March 2020

Jane Eyre Adapted by Willis Hall 20th - 25th April 2020

Cheshire Cats by Gail Young 8th - 13th June 2020

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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

EXHIBITION: Breaking Chains 3 October to 22nd December / 1st Floor Heritage Gallery

The story of Mary An Macham, an enslaved women, who became part of our 19th century local community. The exhibition will also explore the role North Shields played in the abolition movement of the 19th century. Delivered in partnership with John Spence High School, King Edward’s Primary School and Historic England. £3 per person Members Free.

Wildlife Talk: Tyne Rivers Trust 30 November 11am

Liz Walters from the Tyne Rivers Trust talks about partnership working on the Tyne and what has been done to improve our water way £3 per person.

Click here for more information Old Low Lights

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Linskill Centre

Encompass (18+ years)

This programme has launched a diverse range of new activities, including evening and weekend activities:

Men's Cooking Classes, Linskill Riders (social cycling), Dad n Lads (rock pooling & beach clean), Bat Watch (talk & walk), Discover St Mary's (coastal winter bird life), Winter Safari (wildlife & history tour of Seaton Sluice), Advanced Crochet. For more information Email Helen "helen@linskill.org" or click the link Encompass

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.


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.

Calling All Actors

For More details on all of the activities at Linskill click the link Linskill Centre whats on.

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 meet 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 Calboutin 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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