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

North Tyneside Winter Festival 1st November 2018 - 20January 2019

The North Tyneside Winter Festival is jam-packed full of festive fun and things to do across the Autumn and Winter. There are fireworks displays, Christmas markets, pantomimes and much, much more!

Click Here for the full programme. North Tyneside Winter Festival

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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.


Red Sparrow 21st November

Prima ballerina Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons.

Egorova emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow after completing the sadistic training process. As she comes to terms with her new abilities, Dominika meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust.

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

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Wednesday November 21st 1pm.

Future Movies

19th December Shape of Water

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Tynemouth Priory Theatre

The Pitmen Painters Written by Lee Hall 5th – 10th November 2018.

The Pitmen Painters is based on the true story of a group of miners from Ashington, who in 1934 employed Robert Lyon, a Master of Painting at Kings College Newcastle, to teach them art appreciation. With the evening classes getting off to a shaky start, due to neither side being able to understand each other, the professor decides to encourage the miners to make art themselves and the pitmen learn to become painters. The play is full of humour, with some more serious themes running throughout, resulting in a funny, deeply moving story that is not to be missed. The play debuted at the Live Theatre, Newcastle, receiving rave reviews, leading to sell out performances at The National Theatre, a successful UK tour and ending up on Broadway.

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

5th – 10th November 2018.

Future Performances

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: 'Hope In The Great War'. Curated Dorothy Brownlee 3rd October to 30th November

A family friendly RNLI exhibition celebrating timeless courage during the First World War. £3 per person Free for Members.

New! Heritage Gallery: '100 Hearts War Stories'. 3rd October to 30th November

100 Hearts War Stories is a project by Embroiderers Guild UK in conjunction with SAFA, to commemorate all those who took part in WW1. Using cloth and thread, textile artists have told their stories as unique and touching images stitched onto hearts. £3 per person. Free for Members.

Walk: 'Wildlife Walk With David Hirst'. 14th & 25th November. 10:30am.

Join David Hirst formerly of the RSPB, on a guided walk around the mouth of the river Tyne. £3per person. Free for Members

Click here for more information Old Low Lights

Class: 'Ipad Classes'. 9th November. 12 noon and 2pm.

Do you want to get more out of your iPad or iPhone?

The iPad/iPhone sessions have been running now for 4 months and continue to be popular. To improve the experience and allow more beginners to take part, we are splitting the group into 2 groups. Group 1: For those who have recently purchased an iPad or an iPhone, and need hands on help to use the basic features more effectively. 12pm to 2pm. Group 2: For those who are comfortable using their iPad/iPhone for the basics but want to explore more features to enhance their enjoyment and experience. 2pm to 4pm. The sessions are informal and help will be given with issues participants may have. £3 per person. Free for Members.

Protest + Draw + Survive A new drawing by Helen Smith. 17th-18th November 1-4pm.

Dorothy Brownlee continues the story of our local lifeboats, linked into her exhibition ‘Hope In The Great War’. The hospital ship Rohilla was wrecked at Whitby in a terrific south east gale and war-time blackout. Tynemouth’s RNLI motor lifeboat Henry Vernon proceeded the 40 miles to Whitby overnight in that gale and rescued the last 50 men. £3 per person. Free for Members.

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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.

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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