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 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

Scary Tales at Tynemouth Priory 26th -31st Oct 2018

For centuries, the castle and priory have been threatened with attack. The spirits will NOT allow their sacred place to be taken. One of their number can change form to protect them all. Visitors will NEVER have needed to be this brave. Join the Little Cat Theatre Company for another run of Scary Tales at Tynemouth Priory. These shows sell out quickly so book early. Tours at 6pm, 7.30pm and 9pm and last approximately 1 hour. Over 8's only. Not suitable for people of a nervous disposition. All Tickets £. little-cat-theatre

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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.


The Greatest Showman 19th September

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical filled with infectious showstopping performances that will bring you to your feet time and time again. Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Jackman), the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle. This inspirational film also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

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

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Wednesday September 19th 1pm.

Future Movies

17th October Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

31st October Peter Rabit

21st November Red Sparrow

19th December Shape of Water

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Tynemouth Priory Theatre

Entertaining Angels Written by Richard Everett 17th – 22nd September 2018

‘I’ve poured two hundred thousand cups of tea, made four thousand six hundred medium-sized quiches and personally baked two tons of light crust pastry. And for what?’ As a clergy wife Grace has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying the new-found freedom of being able to do and say exactly as she pleases.

In the depths of her grief, she talks to her dead husband “Bardy” (much to the alarm of their daughter Jo, a psychotherapist) who appears in his beloved garden mostly via the potting shed. As Grace is grieving for her dear departed husband, Sarah, the new incumbent vicar arrives to view the vicarage. The prospect of losing her home as well as the man she loved causes Grace to reflect on her life and marriage and to question whether the sacrifices she made in order to support her husbands’ work have been worth it. The return of Grace’s earthy missionary sister Ruth from Africa (to support her younger sister in her time of need) leads to the disturbing revelation that Ruth and Bardy had a brief liaison which produced a son who is now 30 years old. When Grace learns that her husband died without ever confessing the guilty secret she descends into the depths of vulnerability and grief.

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

Future Performances

THE PITMEN PAINTERS Written by Lee Hall, 5th – 10th November 2018.

ALADDIN Written by Damian Trasler, 4th – 13th January 2019.

RUN FOR YOUR WIFE Written by Ray Cooney. 25th February – 2nd March 2019

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

Heritage Gallery: 'Men From The North: The History of North Shields FC'. Curated by Trudi Thompson. 30th July to 30th September

The history of North Shields Football Club, from 1892 through to 1969 explores not only the history of football in North Tyneside, but the fascinating social history behind the success of the club. £3 per person, Free for Members. For details cal (0191) 257 4506

Click here for more information Old Low Lights

Heritage Gallery: 'North Atlantic Drift: Pursing Whales'. 3rd July to 26th October

​A new exhibition by international visual and sonic artist Marina Rees. All of Marina's work for this exhibition has been created at Old Low Light and with the people of North Shields. £3 per person Free to Members

Top Floor Gallery: 'Paintings By Sandra Earl'.Curated by Sandra Earl. 14th September to 15th October.

We are delighted to welcome back the Sandra Earl. Her abstract work explores the relationship between colour and light. £3 per person. Free for Members.

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Linskill Centre

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.


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.

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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