08 Dec

Linskill’s Community Grapevine – 8 December 2023

Thank you to everyone who came to our first Community Programme Christmas Fair. Every penny raised from sales will go back into our community programme. Our amazing volunteers need a special mention too – they made, sold, demonstrated and helped out on the day – without them it wouldn’t be possible. Finally, we raised £150 from the Tombola, with all proceeds going to Support and Grow North East.


Before you get your 2024 diary out, grab a cuppa and enjoy the latest short story from Susan McManus called ‘Feng Shui’. Susan is part of our creative writers group The Scribblers.

Feng Shui by Susan McManus 


TAKE NOTICE – Film Club 
The Lost King is the life-affirming true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and who took on the country’s most eminent historians, forcing them to think again about one of the most controversial kings in England’s history.

engAGE is funded for people aged 55+

engAGE Film Club


KEEP LEARNING – Craft with Amy 
Join volunteer Amy in January as she teaches both Yarn Weaving and Glass etching. All Amy’s sessions are perfect for beginners and all resources are included in the cost.  

  • Glass etching on Friday 12th January 10am to 12 noon
  • Yarn weaving on Friday 19th January 10am to 12 noon

Book onto one or both sessions using the links below.

Glass Etching

Yarn Weaving


KEEP LEARNING- Get to grips with an overlocker
If you have an overlocker tucked away, too scared to use it, or are interested in what they can do, join Kim who will demystify these fabulous machines.

This workshop is suitable for beginners, new to overlocking, and you will leave more confident to have a go at home with a written handout as an aide memoire.

All adults welcome – please use the booking link below.

Get to grips with an overlocker


CONNECT- Art Appreciation 
The Art Appreciation group are delighted to welcome Christopher Tipple for his talk on Goya: Patining the soul of Spain. 

Please book using the link below.

engAGE is funded for people aged 55+

Art Appreciation – Goya


As well as the Christmas tree, have you spotted the giant pink bin in the waiting area at reception? We are supporting North Tyneside Council in recycling electricals and vapes so please bring your finished items in and dispose of them with us.
For more information about the scheme please use the link below.

Recycle your electricals


Look out for our final Grapevine of 2023 on Friday 22nd December. 

Bye for now, 
Charly and Lucy

From our friends…


Blyth and Tyne Model Railway Society are holding an open event in their clubrooms on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December 2023 between 10am – 4pm on both days.

​”This is a great opportunity to come and see what our members have been working on! We will have a variety of layouts on display at various stages of construction including OO, N, O, Scale 7 and EM”

Entry by donation.

Find them above ASDA, First Floor Offices, 40, Saville Street,North Shields, Tyne & Wear.