02 Sep

Linskill Community Development Team Community Grapevine Newsletter – 30 August 2020

The Linskill Photography Group is back, enjoy our dance fitness classes online or at Battle Hill Multi-Use Centre and take a trip down memory lane.

Join us on Thursday 10 September at 3pm for a trip down memory lane as we remember our school days. …..Cast your mind back to how ‘going back to school’ felt after a summer of freedom and fun.

Which school did you attend? Did you have a favourite teacher? Did you play netball or football for the school team? Were you a fan of cross country? Do you remember posing for the yearly class photo?

Presented by Dr Kath Smith from Remembering the Past, we will share some photos from across the decades, so join us to share your own memories and stories of being at school.

Back to School Tickets


Welcoming the return of our popular photography group, this is the first of 3 local meet-ups in September.

Adrian and Paul are back with a new set up for the group so you can stay safe and still share, learn and enjoy your photography skills.

Places are limited so book your place, and keep your eyes out for the next Monday meet-up.

All details will be emailed to you with your ticket confirmation.

Photography tickets


After the success of our ‘Get down in lockdown’ dance fitness series we are really excited to be welcoming Christina from Crazy4Fitness back this September. This time you will be able to join her virtually from your own home AND at Battle Hill Multi-Use Centre in person. 

We are following current government guidance and in person participant numbers will be limited. You have to book each week individually if you want to join us in person. The link is below. 

If you want to continue to join us via Zoom at home you can request one ticket for all 6 sessions, again link below. 

These sessions are super fun and suitable for everyone. No equipment is needed.

Dance Fitness IN VENUE tickets

Dance Fitness ONLINE ticket


This film is pure entertainment! Bring your flasks and snacks and enjoy an afternoon in front of the big screen watching JUDY (2019).

“Thirty years after starring in “The Wizard of Oz” beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the talk of the town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband”

Seats are limited to 12 but we are showing the film on two separate dates – when you register please choose either the 2nd or 9th of September.

Film Club Tickets


Whitley Bay footage from the Yorkshire Film Archive


As it is the Bank Holiday weekend we thought you might enjoy this amateur documentary which takes a look at a day in the life of the seaside town of Whitley Bay in the early 1950s. Footage includes scenes inside the Spanish City pleasure park and funfair, a Punch and Judy show on Whitley Sands, Table Rock’s Bathing Pool, the open air pools on the Southern Promenade and views of St Mary’s Island. This film was a Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production.


Dr Bike joined us at the Linskill Centre on Thursday for the first of our Cycling UK funded Pop-Up Dr Bike sessions. We have another seven planned between now and November. The next one is at Battle Hill Multi-Use Centre on Tuesday 1st September. We still have a few slots available which you can book below.

Battle Hill Dr Bike Session


Dates for your diary

  • Page Turners Book Group is back on Tuesday 29th September at 1pm

Keep safe, best wishes

Janice, Charly, Helen, Alex and Lucy



Plus don’t forget…
Linskill’s Active Summer Challenge finishes on Tuesday 1st September – we will give a full round up in next week’s Grapevine.


And finally, Healthwatch are running a series of Zoom focus groups, the first one is next Wednesday. Contact them directly to book.