28 Apr

Battle Hill & Linskill Community Development Grapevine Newsletter – 28 April 2023

We went over The Border last week with a sunny trip to Edinburgh! Shopping, a trip to the National Museum of Scotland and lunch were just a few of the activities enjoyed by the day trippers. ‘It was a lovely day…well organised and great fun. We had a few hours to do everything we wanted.’ 

Continue scrolling to find out about our next trip to Whitby – fish and chips anyone?

KEEP LEARNING – Coronation Flower Display * One place left
In recognising King Charles’ love of nature, Amy is back with another floristry workshop focussing on foliage and natural decorative accessories that will look great on your table!

Always popular and at a great price, make sure you secure your place now!

Coronation Flower Arranging

KEEP LEARNING – Craft with Amy 
Join us to make fabric covered notebooks using recycled items, perfect to use yourself or gift to someone else.
Places are limited and open to all adults – please book using the link below.

Craft with Amy

Join Handmade by Nature as they demonstrate how to make cold press soap, plus have a go at pouring and decorating your own!

There is a charge of £14.50 per person for this session, which is payable in advance. The cost includes tea/coffee, your hand poured soap PLUS one that the tutor made earlier.

Soap Making

KEEP LEARNING – 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

TAKE NOTICE – Whitby Trip 
We’re heading to the North Yorkshire Coast for our summer day trip – come and join us!  Will you tackle the steps to the Abbey or enjoy the fish and chips by the harbour…we’re hoping for a sunny day!

Places go quickly – please book using the link below or give us a call on 0191 257 8000.

engAGE opportunities are funded for people aged 55+

Whitby Trip

Coronation Knit & Give
Volunteers have been busy making a little something to help you celebrate the upcoming Coronation – please help yourself.  You will find these ‘little acts of kindness’ on recption and around the building.

Big thank you to our knitters and crocheters!

GIVE – The Bay Foodbank 
Since March the Bay Care Bags (Toiletry Essentials) has donated over 100 bags to The Bay Foodbank. Unfortunately demand is still high and we are appealing for more toiletry essentials. Can you donate any unopened shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste etc? 

If you can please drop your items off at the Linskill Centre (collection box at Reception), Fenwick’s Pharmacy (Farringdon Road) or Newcastle Building Society (Whitley Bay). 

Thank you

From our friends…

Meet @ the Laing is a great opportunity to meet new people, socialise and improve your wellbeing. These are relaxed, friendly sessions and everyone is welcome. 

Each month we will explore a different aspect of the art gallery over a cuppa. We may focus on a specific painting, a theme in our artworks, your own favourites, or an activity.

These sessions are free and open to everyone. No booking required – just drop in.

You are welcome to attend one off sessions, or all if you wish.

For further info please contact Alina in the Communities Team on alina.trewhitt@twmuseum.org.uk


North Tyneside Council have asked Healthwatch to undertake a survey looking at how care home residents, their families, and people working in care homes, experienced the pandemic. 

Use the link below for more information and to access the survey.

More info and survey link