Unlock the joy of cycling at Linskill’s Big Bike Revival 2019

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Big Bike Revival – few things in life are better than a cycle ride, whether it’s to visit friends, a daily commute or a trip into the countryside – but it can be hard to get started. Around 42% of people in the UK own bikes but don’t ever use them – maybe  because the bike has a flat tyre and no idea how to repair it, maybe lacking in confidence or the the skills and knowledge to ride safely. The Big Bike Revival is all about overcoming those little barriers and to help you feel more confident about cycling. The programme is entering its fifth year with events across the country providing free cycle checks, servicing, cycle maintenance workshops, cycle training and accompanied rides.

At Linskill we are working with WatBike to organise a series of free and fun activities throughout July to encourage beginners and those returning to cycling to get on their bike,  learn basics and go out on short led rides around the local area to build confidence and meet other like minded people.

Big Bike Revival activities – bikes available to use or bring your own bike 

Thursday 4th July              10am-12noon    Back in the Saddle (bike basics, check bike set up and skills test)

Thursday 11th July             1-3pm                  *Heritage Trail (led-bike ride around local places of interest, 6-10 miles)

Thursday 18th July            6-8pm                 *Coastal Cycle (led-bike ride up the coast, 10-15 miles)

Thursday 25th July            10am-12noon    Bike Clinic (bike check and maintenance workshop)

All activities are free – suitable for new cyclists and those returning to cycling

WatBike are providing bikes to use for activities and these will also be for sale on the day.

*Cyclists on led-bike rides must be over 12 years of age

To reserve a place email sandra@linskill.org (please indicate which activity or activities you wish to attend) or simply turn up on the day at the designated time.

Linskill Book Fair – thousands of books up for grabs!

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This year the ever popular Linskill Book Fair will run from Friday 17th May until Sunday 19th May, providing plenty of opportunity to pop down and buy some books. Our team of volunteers have worked tirelessly to collect and collate the thousands of donated books into genres, hopefully to make it easier for visitors to find what they are looking for.

This year there will be a new ‘Treasures Section’ featuring a number of identified collectable books, which will be on sale at prices reflecting their researched value.

Also new to the Book Fair this year will be a sensory free hour from 10-11am on the Sunday morning.

On Saturday 18th May there will be storytelling sessions with Chris Bostock: a session at 11am for under 8 years and a session at 1pm for over 8 years (entry fee £2.50).

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Easter Fair – Saturday 20th April

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The Easter Fair will open from 11am to 3pm on Saturday at the Linskill Centre with a programme of activities for families to join in with and have fun:

  • *Easter Egg Hunt – solve the clues and win a prize (all day)
  • Craft and gift stalls (all day)
  • Signed Sing Along performance from Deaf Awareness:NE (12 noon)
  • Free magic show with Mr Merlin (1pm)

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A family fun-filled Easter Fair

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This year the Easter Fair will take place on Saturday 20th April from 11am to 3pm at the Linskill Centre and is sponsored by local estate agent Richardsons.

This free entry event will again  be focused on activities for all the family including the infamous Linskill Easter Egg Hunt with clues to take the children around the building and win an Easter Egg (there will be two egg hunts one in the morning at 11.30am and one in the afternoon at 2pm).

There will performances from local groups on the main stage along with craft and gift stalls in Trevelyan Hall.

Hopefully, there will be an appearance (weather permitting) form the very popular Blackberry Donkeys

The new Linskill soft play area and V-bomber will be available in the Burnett Hall for under 5’s.

The star of the show will be Mr Merlin’s  free magic show for the children on the main stage at 1pm.

Holistic Fayre – timetable of free activities

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Linskill Holistic Fayre – Saturday 9th March from 11am-3pm

Time Activity Where With Who
11:30-12noon Pilates Taster Bede Room Ashleigh Lowe
12-12:30pm Reiki Talk & Meditation Bede Room Joanne Pearson
12:30-1:20pm Are You Psychic? Workshop Bede Room Joanne Pearson
1:30-2pm Mantra & Chant Bede Room Chris Headland
2pm-2:30pm Dru Yoga Taster Bede Room Chris Headland
2:30pm-3pm Sacred Drumming Bede Room Chris Headland

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Holistic Fayre at Linskill

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Linskill is holding a Holistic Fayre focusing on health and wellbeing on Saturday 9th March from 11am-3pm.

Trevelyan Hall will host a range of stalls with readings, demonstrations and tasters of all things for the mind, body and soul (please note additional charges may apply for some activities). Health promotion stands with representatives will also be on hand to offer advice and information. Free entry event and all welcome.

Wedding Open Day

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Weddings at Linskill will showcase its ability to be the perfect wedding venue for your big day! Set within a former North Tyneside school, the quirky building offers a blank canvas for the unique day you have dreamed about. Built in 1932 and nestled between North Shields and Tynemouth, this much-loved building hosted its first wedding in Trevelyan Hall in 2012 and bookings have grown year on year.

The  Wedding Open Day is Saturday 16th March from 12noon to 3pm giving couples the chance to see the venue in all its glory as Trevelyan Hall will be dressed for a wedding with white linen, sashes, bunting and fairy lights. There will be local wedding suppliers on hand for advice, inspiration and demonstrations of their services with live entertainment on the stage and a complimentary canape and drinks reception for the first 50 guests.

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New Squiggles N Giggles programme for 2019

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Squiggles N Giggles is our programme of family activities, delivered at Linskill, to encourage child development and parental skills through play and learning. There is a diverse range of activities on offer starting the week commencing 7th January and hopefully something for everyone – please note activities are suitable for  children under 5 years of age.

  • Giggle N Groove
  • Creative Play
  • Sensory Stars
  • Story Sacks
  • Baby Social
  • Baby Massage
  • Baby Yoga

To find out more about timings click here or call 0191 257 8000 to book onto an activity or course.

Burn’s Night Ceilidh at Linskill

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The engAGE project, creating opportunities for people 55+,  has achieved its second year milestone having delivered a range activities and events this year, from floristry and film to tai chi and day trips.

To celebrate this achievement the engAGE team are planning a Linskill-styled Burn’s Night Ceilidh on Friday 25th January 2019 from 7-9pm.  The evening is supported by local ceilidh band Berking Mad and the whiskey will be flowing in the Linskill Bar.  Enjoy a ‘Haggis, Neeps & Tatties’ meal while the engAGE Scribblers’ perform their Burns inspired poetry.

All ages are very welcome so please join us if you can with family and friends to start off a great new year of more activities and events.

To book a ticket please call reception on 0191 257 8000 or email charlotte@linskill.org.

Winter Wonderland is nearly here . . .

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Tyneside Winter Wonderland 2018 will open this Friday 30th November at 3pm and run througouth the weekend until 4pm on Sunday 2nd December.

Please remember elements of Winter Wonderland are held outdoors so make sure you wrap up warm as there are no guarantees for the weather!

To keep you up-to-date with activities here is an outline of the event programme to help you plan your visit: 

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