New Events around Tynemouth

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

Linskill Summer Fête Sat 20 July, 11am — 3pm

Linskill Centre, North Shields. A free family fun day. For more information click the link Linskill Centre

Fishermen's Mission Roadshow Sat 20 July, 11am — 3pm

North Shields Fish Quay Celebrating the 120th anniversary. The daytime event will be followed by a concert by Beeswing at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre in the evening (tickets £5). Fishermen's Mission

RNLI Day Sun 21 July, from 11am

North Shields Fish Quay Entertainment, live music, stalls and refreshments. For details, call (0191) 257 0913.

Cullercoats Harbour Day Sat 10 August, from 11am

Cullercoats RNLI station. Entertainment, live music, stalls and refreshments. For details, call (0191) 2521820 or search ‘Cullercoats Lifeboat’ on Facebook.

Cirque du Hilarious 13 August - 1 September

Beaconsfield, Tynemouth Slap stick superstars and panto legends Danny Adams and Clive Webb return. www.cirqueduhilarious.co.uk

Let’s Code Wed 14 August, 2pm — 4pm

North Shields Customer First Centre. An afternoon of coding fun, including Spheros, Ozobots, Makey Makeys, Microzbits and paper circuits. For ages 6+. Free event. Booking essential.

Book Fair Sun 18 August, 10am - 4pm

Thousands of Books from all catageries click the link Tynemouth Station Book Fair.co.uk

Scran? Fri 23 August, 4pm — 9.30pm

Northumberland Square, North Shields Local craft, real ale, gin and street food with live music. For more information, search Scran? on Facebook.

Heritage Open Days 13-22 September

Various venues Dozens of North Tyneside venues will once again open their doors to the public visit for further details click the link Heritage Open Days

North Shields to Tynemouth History Tour Thurs 19 September, 1pm.

Start from North Shields Customer First Centre to celebrate Heritage Open Weekends, local author and historian Ken Hutchinson will host a guided tour, ending at Tynemouth library, where there will be the opportunity for a well-deserved cuppa. Free event. Booking essential.

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


Click this link for further information Active North Tyneside

N0 Limits holiday programme

Every school holiday weekday at our leisure centres will see a busy programme of activities for ages 4-16, including soft play, giant pool inflatables, multi-sports, magic shows, Foot Golf, climbing wall, diving, swimming crash courses and lots more. To view the full programme click the link North Tyneside or pick up a copy at any leisure centre (from early July).

Dyslexia North East Dyslexia Mon 22 July, 11am - 2pm

North Shields Customer First Centre First North Tyneside Libraries, in association with Dyslexia North East, present a fun and interactive day for everyone. Enjoy crafts, games and more, while learning all about Dyslexia and the support and advice available. Free event, all welcome.

Northumberland Park North Shields

Big Screen Movies Saturday 31st August 11am to 2pm,   Free family Fun Day Fri 16th August (games, challenges, music and more).    Nature Walk Wed 24 July, 8 and 21 August, 10.30am - 12pm Northumberland Park, North Shields Join our warden to discover what is hiding under the rocks, or among the trees and flowers. For ages 4 and over. Cost: £3.25 per child. Book online: Nature Palk Walk

Annual Summer Dog Oscars Sat 14 September

11am - 3pm Northumberland Park, North Shields. A day of family fun, with awards for dogs that look most like their owners and those who can’t stop wagging their tails! Free for spectators (charge for some activities). Entry fee £1.50 per dog, per category register in advance: Northumberland Park

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.


Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) 17th July @ 1pm

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day

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

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Wednesday 17th July 1pm.


Future Movies

August 21st @ 1pm Ant Man and the Wasp (12A)

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Tynemouth Priory Theatre

A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman By Ian Hislop & Nick Newman 16th – 21st September 2019

Jaded Hollywood action hero, Jefferson Steele’s movie career is waning. He is thrown a lifeline by his agent, who gives him the opportunity to play King Lear in Stratford. Much to his dismay, on his arrival in England, he discovers that he is not in the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. He is even more dismayed to discover that there is no Kenneth Branagh or Dame Judi Dench, but a bunch of amateur thespians who are trying to save their theatre from developers. The enthusiastic amateurs test Jeffersons’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurities to the limit. In this hilarious comedy, there are plenty of twists and turns as life soon imitates art and Jefferson discovers some truths about himself - along with his inner Lear!

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

16th – 21st September 2019.

Future Performances

The Haunting by Hugh James Based 4th – 9th November 2019

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

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: 120th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Mission 30 July to 30 September / 1st Floor Heritage Gallery

Artist, Gentleman and Retired Fisherman Michael Smith exhibits a collect of his work in conjunction with our 120th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Mission Exhibition. £3 per person Members Free

Exhibitions: North Atlantic Drift - Migrations 1st June -30th October

1st floor heritage gallery An exhibition which hints at the migration of peoples, ideas and beliefs around the North Atlantic regions as mirrored in the migratory patterns of sea birds £3 per person Members Free

Exhibition: Michael Smith Fisherman Painter 30 July to 30 September / 2nd Floor Gallery

Artist, Gentleman and Retired Fisherman Michael Smith exhibits a collect of his work in conjunction with our 120th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Mission Exhibition. £3 per person Members Free.

Click here for more information Old Low Lights

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Linskill Centre

Connect @ Cafe32


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.


Crochet Class

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 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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