02 Mar

Linskill’s Community Programme What’s On – 1 March 2024

Thank you for taking the time to complete The Trust’s communication survey, which we circulated the link for a few weeks ago. The wider Trust is busy looking at your answers and thoughts and this will help to shape our communication with you going forward.

We spend a lot of time putting Grapevine together, not knowing how it is received when it hits your inbox, and comments like the one below sum up what we set out to do.  

The newsletter feels bright, positive, even zingy! Keep the tone, we need the positivity.

It’s also great to know that you share our newsletter with family and friends – if they get in touch we can add them on to the database too. 

In recognition of International Women’s Day 2024, we are delighted to be working in partnership again with Cullercoats WI and The Bay Foodbank.

After a hugely successful campaign last year we are again looking for donations of new/unopened toiletries. You can drop them off at Reception from today until Tuesday 5th March.

We are then inviting you to join us for a cuppa on Wednesday 6th March, 09:30 – 11:00 to learn more about the project.

Thank you in advance!

KEEP LEARNING – Prick & Sew Easter Cards
engAGE runs a regular Card Making group on the 1st Wednesday of the month, and there are places available on 6th March, 10:00 – noon to make Prick & Sew Easter Cards.

There is a £4 charge and places are very limited – please book using the link below.

engAGE is funded for people aged 55+

Prick & Sew Easter Cards

A Quillow is a quilt stored as a Cushion and during the class you will make a fleece lap quillow throw, with some simple hearts and stars appliqué on the cushion front.

If you haven’t tried machining with fleece before this could be the class for you!  Please see the booking form for what you will need to bring on the day as sewing machines are not provided.

Quillow workshop

KEEP LEARNING – Make your own Sand & Water Pit 
Entertaining the kids during the school holidays? Why not build your own sand and water pit, which will keep them busy for hours.

All materials and tuition provided – no experience needed, adults only.

There is a £35 charge for this event which is payable in advance of the workshop to cover materials. The final piece measures: 52cm (H) x 122cm (L) x 42cm (D)

Spaces are limited to 5 for this workshop. 

Make your own sand & water pit

* Potential * DAY TRIP – Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens 
We are thinking of going to Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens in June. This site is managed by English Heritage and as there is a charge for non-members this trip is aimed at people who don’t have an annual pass. Along with transport to Belsay we hope to offer a garden tour. 

Interested? Please fill in the short survey below to help us plan the trip. 

Image: Belsay Castle Panorama by Peter Tulley, CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED

Belsay Hall survey

Save the date…

The next Art Appreciation session is taking place on Tuesday 26th March – look out for all the details in our next edition on 15th March.

Volunteering opportunities…

Volunteers Needed – Nursery Readers 
If you have a love of storytelling, and enjoy the company of children, then we would love to hear from you!

Linskill Nursery is looking for people to come into nursery to share stories with the children. Our nursery values the benefits this has for both the children and adult community readers. 

Please email louise@linskill.org if you are interested in getting involved.

Garden Volunteers 
Did you know that the Linskill Centre has a thriving Community Upcycle Garden?

It’s a great chance to meet with other members of your local community, get active, and a great way to support your local charity by giving your time and energy.

Volunteering is for all ages (although under 18s must be accompanied by an adult), and you can give as much or as little time as you choose. Our garden is open Monday to Saturday. For more information go to our website https://linskill.org/community-programme/


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