05 May

NTAS Online Programme

With the temporary closure of our physical studio spaces, we have been looking at how we can best support people to use art and creativity to improve their mental health. As a result, we are now offering 3 creative classes per week as part of our open-access online creative programme.  The sessions are available free of charge…

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20 Apr

Hello from engAGE – 15 April 2020

I hope this email finds everyone well and keeping busy in our new temporary world? I thought I would hop on and say hi and pass on some info that fellow engAGE people have been sending me… ***Thanks Linda for sharing that you’ve signed up to some FREE courses on the Open University Site.  I…

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11 Apr

NTAS ‘What’s On-line’

Good afternoon everyone, As you will already know NTAS has had to close it’s studio doors, along with lots of other organisations, due to the current coronavirus measures. We are keeping a eye on guidance and will re-open as soon as we are able. In the meantime, we’ve been looking at what we can do…

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06 Apr

Latest Update from the Linskill Trust

Good afternoon, For those who don’t recognise my email address I work in the Community Development team at Linskill and I am emailing to pass on the following email, shown below my signature, from our Chief Executive Simeon Ripley. Some of you will have received this information in other ways for example  if you are…

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21 Mar

POSTPONED: Happy to Chat

HI All, We have taken the decision alongside The Beacon Centre to postpone future Happy to Chat sessions for the foreseeable. Please share this around your networks. Here at VODA we are co-ordinating a response for community support and social isolation in response to COVID19, your service users require any support from our good neighbours…

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21 Mar

North Tyneside Art Studio Closure

Dear All Due to the current outbreak of the coronavirus NTAS will be closed from Wednesday 18th March @ 4.30pm until further notice. This decision is to protect the health and wellbeing of members, staff and volunteers and is taken in accordance with the most recent guidance that advises all non-essential contact to stop. We’re…

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12 Mar

Things to do in North Shields Leaflet – Spring 2020

Hi Please share Download a PDF copy of the new ‘Things to Do in North Shields’ leaflet here. If you would like hard copies of these please do let me know and I’ll arrange for some to be dropped off. Best Wishes Josie Josie Robinson  Project Co-ordinator Ending Loneliness Email:   josie.robinson@voda.org.uk  VODA E-bulletin – If…

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11 Feb

Reducing Isolation and Loneliness in Carers – North Tyneside Carers’ Centre

Good afternoon You may be aware that the Carers’ Centre is working in the community to reduce Loneliness and Isolation in carers and we have arranged 5 well-being sessions in 4 locations in the North East to do this. See the promotional flyers. I would appreciate it if you would share these with colleagues who…

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14 Jan

New workshops with Linskill Engage and Encompass

Encompass focuses on adult learning, volunteering, health and wellbeing for people aged 18 plus. Musical Soup (making music together): Wednesdays 6.30pm, starts 22 January £3 Guitar Classes (beginners welcome): Wednesdays 5.30pm, starts 22 January £3 Gardening: Wednesday 29 January, 5.30pm to 7.30pm £3 Lights and Brights (cycling in the dark): Tuesday 4 February, 5.30pm to 7pm…

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