New Events around Tynemouth

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

Easter Trail Sat 6 — Mon 22 April

Northumberland Park, North Shields. Pick up a trail sheet from the cafe, follow it to find the hidden characters in the park and then collect a chocolate prize. Cost: £1 per person

Easter Eggs, Bonnets and Bunnies Wed 17 April, 10.30am - 12pm

Northumberland Park, North Shields Join our warden for Easter-themed crafts. Cost: £3.25 per child, book online. Northumberland Park:

Good Friday Procession of Witness Fri 19 April, 10am

Northumberland Square, North Shields, An act of worship followed by a march around North Shields town centre, returning to orthumberland Square for the Good Friday story.

Linskill Easter Fair Sat 20 April, 11am - 3pm

The Linskill Centre, North Shields Free family fun day with bouncy castle, stalls, live performances and Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Fair

Tynemouth Fake Festival Sat 27 April, 11.45am - 11 pm

Percy Park Rugby Club Featuring tribute acts, local bands, entertainment, food and a licensed bar. Early bird tickets: adult £25, young person £17.50, family £67.50, under-1Os free Tynemouth Fake Festival

North Shields Proper Food and Drink Festival Sat 4 - Mon 6 May, 10am - 6pm

Northumberland Square, North Shields Discover street food and artisan producers. Full bar and live entertainment. Proper Food and Drink Festival

Tynemouth Food Festival Sat 11 and Sun 12 May

Tynemouth Priory and Castle Street food, stalls, live music and entertainment for children. Early bird tickets £3 plus booking fee, under-16s free with an adult. Supported by Bernicia. Find us on Facebook or go to Tynemouth Food Festival

Local History Day 2019 Saturday 11 May 10am — 4pm

North Shields Customer First Centre, Discover local history resources, hear local guest speakers and join in taster sessions on Ancestry.com. Stalls showcasing local and family history research, community groups and local activities will also be available. Some activities must be pre-booked, call (0191) 643 5270 or email discover@northtyneslde.gov.uk for details

Book Fair Tynemouth Station Sun 14 April and Sun 16 June

Books on all genres click Book Fair for further information

Can you catch ‘em all? Beacon Centre, North Shields Wed 29 May, 11am and 1pm

Don’t miss out on this Pokermon inspired event. Meet Pikachu and enjoy games, free event, pre-booking advised. Search ‘Beacon Centre North Shields’ on Facebook.

Linskill Center Book Fair Friday 17th - Sunday 19th May

The Book Fair is a well-known and popular event in the North Tyneside area and over the years has grown in size and become a successful fundraiser for the Linskill Centre. The event relies on the generous donation of books from the community and local organisations.

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

Heritage Films at Linskill Centre

Meet me at The Hop, Thursday 28th March 6.30 to 8pm

Presented by Dr Kath Smith £3 (includes a welcome drink) Booking Essential for more information click the "Linskill Centre" short cut above.

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.

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

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!

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

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.


Christopher Robin 20th Match 1pm.

Now a family man living in London -- receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal, Winnie-the-Pooh. With Christopher's help, Pooh embarks on a journey to find his friends -- Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. Once reunited, the lovable bear and the gang travel to the big city to help Christopher rediscover the joy of life.

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

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Wednesday 20th March 1pm.


Future Movies

17th April Finding your Feet

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Tynemouth Priory Theatre

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

Following our successful production of 'The Perfect Murder' in 2017, we are thrilled to present, by special permission, 'Not Dead Enough'. The play is the third stage adaptation of Peter James' Roy Grace series which toured professionally in 2017. On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that’s what he claims. The play follows the story of DS Roy Grace who is hunting a serial killer in Brighton whilst also trying to move on after his wife mysteriously disappeared 10 years ago. Could the two be connected? Is it possible for someone to be in two places at once? It soon becomes clear that all is not as it first seemed. This psychological thriller has a host of twists and turns to keep you guessing.

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

3rd – 8th June 2019.

Future Performances

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

Exhibition: The Human Cost of Fishing 1st February – 25th March

1st floor heritage gallery The UK’s fishing fleet employs around 12,000 at the start of 2018. That is 12,000 son’s, daughters, mothers and fathers braving the treacherous conditions of life at sea to bring the catch and boat in. By focusing on 12 trawler tragedies from the recent past retired fishermen, Brian Chambers, will explore ‘The Human Cost’ of fishing and the impact of tragedy on families left behind.

Exhibition: North Atlantic Drift: Life in a Drop of Water Nov to 31st March

1st floor heritage gallery. Amelia Gray takes you on a voyage of discovery into the mysterious depths of the sea. £3 per person Members Free.

Classical Concert at Old Low Light 22nd March and 26th April 7pm to 9.30pm

March: Join us at Old Low Light for a concert of classical music: Cello and harpsichord duo. Highly acclaimed cellist Christopher Murray presents a program to include Baroque masterpieces. Booking required. £10 per ticket.

April: join us at Old Low Light for a concert of classical music: Birkett and Fisk play Venuti and Lang. James Birkett (guitar) and Emma Fisk (violin) present an inspired tribute to the Jazz musicians Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang. Booking required. £10 per ticket.

Talk: My Tyne – Adopt a Stream 27th April at 11:00

Simone Price talks about her findings observing her stretch of river adopted through the Tyne Rivers Trust. £3 / Members free

Click here for more information Old Low Lights

Wildlife Walk 6th March, 3rd April and 8th May at 10:30

Join our wildlife volunteer David Hirst for a local wildlife walk. £3 pp (including members)

Talk: St Mary’s Seal Watch 30th March 11am

Local volunteer group raising awareness of grey seal community on St Mary’s island. £3 / Members free

Walk: Shipwrecks & Survivors 20th April at 10.30am

Join Martin Kenney on a walk around North Shields to explore the history of Clifford’s Fort, the Tyne Lifeboats, RNLI Lifeboats, Shipwrecks and Tyne Harbour, including a visit to Tynemouth RNLI (operations permitting). £3 (including members)

Talk: It’s in the Can – The History of Tyne Brand 20th April at 11am

Old Low Light Volunteers discuss the history of Tyne Brand, linked to the current exhibition. £3 / Members free

Walk: Shipwrecks & Survivors 20th April at 10:30

Join Martin Kenney on a walk around North Shields to explore the history of Clifford’s Fort, the Tyne Lifeboats, RNLI Lifeboats, Shipwrecks and Tyne Harbour, including a visit to Tynemouth RNLI (operations permitting). £3 (including members)

Talk: Import/Export – Traffic on the River Tyne 11th May at 11:00

Martin Kenny talks about the vessels that use the Tyne, their cargo and destinations. £3 /Members free

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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.

Revisiting our Heritage series of events

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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