New Events around Tynemouth

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

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 Linskill Center 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.

Bottles & Jars Upcycling 23rd May Linskil Centre

Learn Skills £10 click the "Linskill Centre" short cut above.

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.

4 Week Crochet Class 3rd June Linskill

Join the class £40 click the "Linskill Centre" short cut above.

Book Fair Tynemouth Station Sun 16 June

Books on all genres click Book Fair for further information

Connect @Cafe32 Linskill

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

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

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


Heritage Films at Linskill Centre

Revisiting our Heritage, Thursday 30th May 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!

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.


A Star is Born (15) 15th May 1pm.

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers -- and falls in love with -- struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

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

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Wednesday 15th Mayl 1pm.


Future Movies

19thJune @ 1pm A Quiet Place (15)

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

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

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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

Ipad Class – New Users May 10th & June 14th

For those who have recently purchased an Ipad or Iphone, and need hands on help to use the basic features more effectively. 1pm-2.30pm. £3 per person.

The Lost World of the Tyneside Shipyards by Peter Burns 8th April to 12th May 2019.

An exhibition of original paintings and drawings by Peter Burns. The paintings of Peter Burns depict the vanished world of the Tyneside shipyards, the character of the people who worked thereand the lost trades of the ship building industry. The exhibition is in our top floor gallery.

Ipad Class – Advanced User May 17th

For those who are comfortable using their iPad/iPhone for the basics but want to explore more features to enhance their enjoyment and experience. 1pm-2.30pm £3 per person.

Talk: North Shields Spring Watch May 25th 11.00am

A panel local wildlife expert outline what wildlife can be seen in the local area in Spring. £3 / Members free

Click here for more information Old Low Lights

Wildlife Walk 8th May at 10:30 & June 19th

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

Wildlife Walk 22nd May at 13:00

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

Classical Concert at Old Low Light May 24th 19.00-21.30pm

Join us at Old Low Light for a concert of classical music: Vocal recital. Acclaimed Samling Scholar Patrick Owston brings an emotionally charged song recital, to include the popular Songs of Travel by Vaughan Williams. Booking required. £10 per ticket.

The North East Pre War Classic Automobile Rally May 26th 10am-3pm

North of England Classic & Pre-War Automobiles (formerly known as The North East Club for Pre-War Austins) was formed in 1966. It is now the largest Historic Vehicle Club in the North of England with over 900 members. On 26th of May their members will be displaying their prized possessions outside the Old Low Light’ Heritage Centre.

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Linskill Centre

Connect @ Cafe32

Crochet Class


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

Revisiting our Heritage series of events

Bottles & Jars

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.

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.

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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