04 Feb

Linskill’s Community Programme What’s On – 2 February 2024

You’ll recognise some familiar faces in this photo – it’s just a few of our fabulous volunteers who joined us for a ‘Thank You’ buffet at The Dolphin pub last Wednesday. As you know their dedication and enthusiasm are invaluable – huge thanks again! 

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We established Grapevine during the height of Covid as a way of communicating with our community digitally, and since then it has grown into the fortnightly email you now receive.

The Linskill Trust is looking at how we communicate with you more widely, and as a reader of Grapevine we would love your thoughts. 

Please follow the link below, which will take you to a short survey. You do not have to enter your email or log into a Gmail account if you don’t want to. 

Huge thanks!

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DONATIONS NEEDED – Linskill Nursery
The nursery team and children are looking for donations for their ‘Loose Parts’ shed. Loose parts play uses resources and materials which can be moved around, carried, stacked, lined up and manoeuvred in multiple ways to enhance creativity when playing. They are putting a call out for items such as:

  • pebbles,
  • pinecones,
  • real bricks,
  • tubing (plastic and cardboard),
  • shells,
  • blocks of wood,
  • old keys,
  • funnels,
  • plant pots,
  • buckets,
  • curtain rings (wooden and metal),
  • wooden dolly pegs,
  • tiles,
  • corks,
  • tyres,
  • jar lids,
  • plastic bottle lids…. and anything else we can tinker on with and explore!

If you have anything you could contribute, please drop off at Linskill Centre for the attention of The Nursery.

TAKE NOTICE – Heritage Talk 
Join Keiran-Ann for a trip down memory lane, a walk up the High Street and visit Wallsend in the 1950 & 60s to see the changes of post war Britain. Industry was booming along with the birth rate. Houses were being built and slums demolished. With more money in your pocket a good time could be had in the “Mem” or the “Miners” at the weekend, or maybe a visit to the Lyric was more your thing. So Bryl Cream your hair, or put on your glad rags and reminisce about the good old days.

Keiran-Ann is secretary of the Wallsend History Society, if you would like to find out more about their extensive talks programme please visit the website here

Wallsend Heritage Talk


CONNECT- Art Appreciation 
Iconoclasm is the intentional desecration or destruction of works of art. Join Professor Richard Clay, from Newcastle University, and the Art Appreciation group as they explore this fascinating topic.

Please book using the link below.

engAGE is funded for people aged 55+

Art Appreciation – Iconoclasms


Inspired by a true story, Bernard Jordan (Michael Cane) escapes from his care home to attend the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France.  

engAGE is funded for people aged 55+

The Great Escaper


Is one of your New Year resolutions to get back on your bike? Then we can help, thanks to funding from Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival programme. 

These events are designed to inspire a change in cycling behaviour for the target audience of people who do not currently cycle regularly (once every two weeks or less).

Big Bike Revival – Illumination Ride
Gain confidence and explore North Tyneside after dark. Before setting off we will have a quick talk about how we can make ourselves more visible at dusk and night. We’ll then enjoy an approximate 10 mile ride along quiet roads and shared use paths.

As this is a night ride you will need working lights (front and back). The ride is suitable for all bike types.

Illumination Ride

Big Bike Revival – Dr Bike, Battle Hill

Dr Bike is back for the New Year. Whether it’s a New Year resolution to get the bike out of the garage or a new bike from Santa which needs a check, our mechanics are happy to help.  

All servicing is free and delivered by Velotech trained bike mechanics. 

On the day you can expect:

After a comprehensive ‘M-Check’ has been completed minor repairs to ensure a cycle is safe and roadworthy will be carried out.

A typical Dr Bike health check may include some of the following cycle replacements and checks:

• Brakes – Calliper and cable adjustment, cable, and pad replacement,

• Gears – Indexing, adjustment, and cable replacement,

• Chain – Check for wear, lubricate if necessary,

• Tyres – Puncture repair/tube replacement, inflated to recommended pressure,

• Other – Check all nuts and bolts are correctly torqued; Check headset and bottom bracket; Check and replace missing bar plugs / cable end caps

Dr Bike – Battle Hill


Just quickly…

Saturday Craft Club – FREE in Charly’s office, 10am 2nd February
Bring your crafty bits and bobs along and enjoy a couple hours of company whilst you work on your project…maybe you emborider, crochet, knit, make jewellery, greetings cards etc.

All adults welcome – hope to see you there.

Saturday Craft Club


Cafe 32 update 
For those thinking of popping along to the café in the next couple of weeks, apologies but due to staffing there is no hot food available. Please see photo above.


Jigsaw update 
Our Jigsaw swap has been running for a couple of years now and it’s time to reclaim the shelf space in R4, so our stash needs a new home!  Please come and collect any that you would like to borrow and keep and we shall be donating the remainder on the 29th February.


From our friends…


Buy the Kilo are looking for raffle prize donations and volunteers for their event at Linskill on 25th February. Follow the link to find out more or contact them directly. 

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