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Linskill Community Development Team Community Grapevine Newsletter – 4 March 2022

We are delighted to bring you another varied edition of Grapevine, with activities ranging from film screenings to history talks to dancing.

Who’s your star nomination for International Women’s Day? Hear Rosie Serdiville and Silvie Fisch talk about some of the amazing women from our region that they really admire.

We’d love to hear who you would choose for the ‘Wonder List’. Your mother or grandmother? That woman who always said hello during lockdown? Sometimes funny, sometimes inspiring; often both, this is a chance to meet them all.

If you would like to share your own stories of inspirational women and if you have a photo, please send them to community.development@linskill.org or bring them along on the day.

There is a small fee of £3 for this event which is payable on the day.

Photo credits; thanks to Rosie Serdiville, Silvie Fisch, Gateshead Evangelical Church, Gateshead Libraries, Elaine Slater and the Ruth Dodds collection.

Women of Wonder! Tickets

Join Mike Greatbatch for this talk exploring the Newcastle Quayside between 1850 to 1950, on Wednesday 9th March at the Linskill Centre.

Mike’s talk will illustrate why Newcastle Quayside was extended eastwards in the 1860s and the industries and warehouses that once characterised this iconic stretch of the North Tyne shore.

There is a small fee of £3 for this event which is payable on the day.

Photo credits; thanks to Newcastle City Library Local Studies.


Do you enjoy photography and want to get more out of your camera?  Linskill Photographers would like to welcome new members.

To find out more please use the link below.

Photography Group


Would you like to work on your craft projects with others instead of at home?  Join a fab group who pack their project into their bags and meet weekly on a Tuesday morning at 10.30am. 

Places cost £3 and space is limited.  

Please book using the link below.

The engAGE programme is funded for people aged 55+


Come along to this months talk, led by Clara Shield of TWAM, for a presentation on the bridges over The Tyne.

Please book using the link below.

The engAGE programme is funded for people aged 55+

Art Appreciation – Bridges over the Tyne


We’re delighted to host this forthcoming Tea Dance which will see our Trevelyan Hall full of life again after lockdowns.

Dust off your dancing shoes, book yourself a ticket and come and have a good time! Live music and refreshments included.

The engAGE programme is funded for people aged 55+

Step into Spring – Sequence Dance


Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

We are adding an additional venue to the Film Club this April. You can join us at Battle Hill on Tuesday 5th April at 1pm or at Linskill on Wednesday 6th April.

Film Club Tickets – Battle Hill

Film Club Tickets – Linskill Centre

We look forward to seeing you at an activity soon. 

Lucy, Alex, David, Charly and Janice
Your Community Development Team 


From our friends

Explore behind the scenes of this iconic stadium 

Saturday 19th March, 1pm – 2pm 

£7.50 per person (profits will be donated to the Newcastle United Fans’ Foodbank)

Last year, Ashley and Azeem from the Newcastle United Foundation joined us on the Northern Guide to Happiness podcast to talk about how the foundation uses the power of football to help people look after their physical and mental health.

Now, they’re inviting listeners of the podcast on a guided tour of Newcastle United’s St James’ Park, to explore behind the scenes of this iconic stadium. Walk down the tunnel, take a look inside the dressing room and see where the manager delivers his post-match press conference and where player interviews are filmed and beamed all around the world.

The Northern Guide to Happiness is a weekly podcast which brings a little bit of joy to your day. Over the past year and a half we’ve invited all sorts of people – from pop stars to stargazers – to share a bit about their lives and their happiness hacks. Listen to all our episodes here.

Now, some of our podcast guests are inviting you to experience what brings them joy, in a series of special events in early 2022.

Newcastle Stadium Tour


If you missed out on our Death Café in January then the Community Health Care Forum are hosting another one at Linskill Centre.

To book your place call 0191 257 8000 or email Michelle at michele@chcfnorthtyneside.org.uk


Tyne & Wear Public Transport Users Group
Do you use public transport and would like to have your opinions heard?  If so why not attend the North Tyneside Transport Forum’s online meeting on Thursday 10th March, 6.30pm to 8pm.
The meeting will include the latest information from local bus and Metro operators and Nexus, and some time for questions and discussion. The full agenda will be circulated a few days in advance of the meeting along with the details of how you can access the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
If you would like to attend or find out more information, please email john.cram@northtyneside.gov.uk


Would you or anyone you know benefit from help with reading? This project links reading buddies with those needing help such as reading signs out and about to enjoying their first novel.
If you would like to find out more information please email ERAR@northtyneside.gov.uk or call 0191 643 8506

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