Linskill Chase

Linskill Chase

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The popular Linskill Chase returns on Saturday 27th October with a new route around the haunted school and promises to be the scariest yet. For one night only the Linskill will be divided into four themed zones, each more terrifying than the last and inhabited with clowns and zombies, so you won’t know what is around each darkened corner.

The evening is split into thirty minute sessions, starting at 6pm and running through to midnight for the final run. Linskill Chase tickets are now on sale priced £7.95 and available from reception or online through Eventbrite (search for Linskill 2018 and please note a booking fee will apply).

Fit for Frank

Fit for Frank

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Our first ever fitness fundraiser on Wednesday 26th September is designed for the community to try new activities, get active and show support for Franks Fight against Neuroblastoma, by raising funds for pioneering treatment in the USA to help prevent relapse of Neuroblastoma. Frank attends our nursery and having been diagnosed in February 2018 with high risk Neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive cancer, he is responding well to the very invasive treatment. Frank still has a lot more treatment to go including radiotherapy and immunotherapy. Neuroblastoma has a high relapse rate and £200k is required so that Frank can receive pioneering treatment in America, which is designed to stop the cancer returning. Read More

Teddy Bears Picnic at Linskill (Under 5's)

Teddy Bears Picnic at Linskill (Under 5’s)

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Bring your favourite teddy bear and picnic blanket and join the Teddys Bear Picnic at the Linskill Centre on Saturday 15th September, starting at 10.30am until 12.30pm. This fun event for children under 5 years of age will start with singing and dancing, teddy bear trail around the centre, arts and crafts, face painting and a special teddy bear packed-lunch to share with new found friends. A Teddy Bear Hospital will be available for those well-loved and used teddy bears that may be in need of some running repairs including small tears, new eye or an ear stitching back on – so the bears can be returned to their owners as good as new.

For more information or to buy tickets (£7.50 including packed lunch) ask at reception or call 0191 257 8000.

Linskill Summer Fete

School’s out, summer’s here and time for the Linskill Summer Fete

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The sun is shining, the holidays are approaching and the Linskill Summer Fete promises to be a fun-filled family day with games, bouncy castle, stalls, music and a range of activities and entertainment for all ages and interests. The theme this year is very much ‘community’ with home grown talent, groups and Linskill tenants getting involved to showcase their skills and abilities at the Linskill Centre on Saturday 21st July from 10am to 3pm, with free entry.

Running throughout the day there will be traditional garden and fete games for the whole family to enjoy, stalls to visit, bouncy castle and craft room, face painting, outdoor spaces to explore, taster sessions to try new skills or simply listen and enjoy music from aspiring local artists and buskers.

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Linskill a place to engAGE and socialise

Linskill a place to engAGE and socialise

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In February 2017 the engAGE programme, a three year project with Kellett funding, was launched at the Linskill Centre with the aim of creating opportunities for people aged 55+ to share and learn new skills, whilst meeting new people. Nearly eighteen months later over 300 people from the North East have participated within activities and taster sessions, resulting in the engAGE programme going from strength to strength as the word gets out.

Charlotte Mulvaney, Older Community Project Lead commented, “engAGE is a unique user-led programme where the member’s forum identify decide on the activities they want to experience as a group or identify places they would like to visit. My role is to then facilitate these activities and encourage participation from existing members and encourage new attendees. This formula works well as many of the taster sessions, like tai chi and floristry, have proved so popular they have gone on to develop into regular self-funded classes. The ethos of engAGE is simply to come along, try an activity and meet new people – if you like it then come back, if not suggest a different activity as we are always open to suggestions.”

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Linskill Life after School

Linskill Life after School – celebrating Linskill’s connection with the community

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A much-loved community resource will celebrate its history and connection with the local community through the ‘Linskill Life after School’ exhibition at the Linskill Centre, to be held from Tuesday 5th to Wednesday 6th June.

Over the past months Linskill heritage volunteers, enabled by a £56,000 Heritage Lottery Fund award and under the direction of project co-ordinator Cath Walshaw, have been researching and documenting the community history of the Linskill Centre, from 1984 to 2017.

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Linskill Book Fair

Linskill Book Fair – the next chapter starts Friday 18th May

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This year will be the eighth annual Linskill Book Fair and this ever popular event will open its doors on Friday 18th May at 9am to let avid collectors and readers rummage through boxes and boxes of books. Over 30,000 books have now been generously donated by the community and local businesses with genres ranging from romance, history, crime, art, biographies, cookery, geography, gardening, travel, health, poetry, sociology, children’s books and many more popular and abstract topics.

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Book donations required at the Linskill Centre

Book donations required at the Linskill Centre

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The Linskill Centre in North Shields is calling out to the community for donations of books in preparation for their Book Fair running from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th May. This annual fundraising event has proved to be very popular in the past, attracting hundreds of people looking to replenish their reading list, pick up a bargain, or even find a ‘collectable’ whilst supporting their local community centre.

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The Power of Local People

The Power of Local People

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This bank holiday weekend the Linskill Centre in North Shields is joining 300 other community businesses around the country to celebrate the third annual Community Business Weekend.

Aimed at shining a light on the 7,000 community businesses across England, Community Business Weekend offers a unique opportunity for local people to visit and see how they can get involved.

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