16 May

Battle Hill & Linskill Community Development Grapevine Newsletter – 12 May 2023

Slightly lighter than the St Edward’s Crown our budding florists made their own floral, crown centrepieces to celebration the Coronation.
Here is what they had to say about this celebratory session: 
‘You meet so many people with the same interests and learning together helps build new friendships.’ 
‘Loved everything about it. Great to see everyone’s display.’

Feeling inspired? Why not come along to Mike’s potting up demonstration.  Or want to enjoy the nicer weather and connect with your local environment? Then join us for a walking tour around the local area with Keiran-Ann Keilty.

All the details and booking links are below.


KEEP LEARNING – Potting up with Mike  
Join Mike Brannigan as he pots up our hanging baskets and containers. This is a practical demonstration where you can ask questions about which plants work well etc.

Potting up demonstration


CONNECT – engAGE Film Club 
Join us for the 2022 adaptation of Mrs Harris goes to Paris, starring Lesley Manville.

“A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own”

The seats go very quickly so please book using the link below.

engAGE activities are funded for people aged 55+

engAGE Film Club


TAKE NOTICE – Linskill Heritage Loop 
A guided circular walk starting on the steps of the Linskill centre with Newcastle City Guide Keiran-Ann Keilty.

Wander through time to a tale of murder and hear of bygone days, seeking out some hidden charms along the way! A walk around Tynemouth fringe lasting approximately an hour and half.

**Please note this trip involves a lot of standing, please make sure you wear comfortable shoes and are able to walk at a slow pace approximately 1 mile.

Linskill Heritage Loop


KEEP LEARNING – Craft with Amy

Join Amy in June as she teaches how to make fabric flowers using recycled materials.  You will also learn how to make fabric covered buttons!
Spaces are limited to 6 so please book using the link below.

TAKE NOTICE – Sunderland Heritage Tour 
We are heading south of the water to explore Sunderland’s heritage in this trip. 

Our first stop is a walking tour of Edwardian Bishopwearmouth, which will explore the historic landmark buildings, innovative architecture and life in Sunderland at the turn of the 20th century. 

After lunch we will join the curate of Sunderland Minister for a tour of this impressive building before heading home.

**Please note this trip involves a lot of standing, please make sure you wear comfortable shoes and are able to walk at a slow pace covering approximately 1 mile.

The mini-bus will pick up at Linskill and Battle Hill.

Sunderland Heritage Tour


KEEP ACTIVE – Summer Ceilidh

Join us on Saturday August 12th at 7.30pm for a Summer Ceilidh with the fantastic ‘Nathan Armstrong Northumberland Ceilidh Band – it’s going to be fun!

Tickets cost £12.50 and are available to buy from Linskill reception. 
Adults only please! 

**Last chance to book**
Cross Stitch Workshop
Join Jennifer from ‘Trouvaille Stitch Kits’ for this two-hour cross stitch workshop, perfect for all levels, with no experience needed.

Learn the basics of cross stitch, tips to make stitching easier, and how to do two other types of stitches commonly used within cross stitch designs (straight stitches and French knots) while designing and creating their own personalised piece.

All materials and instructions are provided, and we will even throw in a cuppa or two!

Cross Stitch


Can you help?
In July we are holding a craft fair and volunteers will be making items using these envelopes…if you have any spare at home from your Amazon orders we’d be really grateful if you could drop them off at Linskill Reception.
Thank you!


Finally, put the date in your diary, the next plant sale is on Thursday 25th May. Cash and card accepted. 

We look forward to seeing you at an activity soon.

Charly, Janice, Lucy and David
Your Community Development team


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