Google Digital Garage Bus is coming to Linskill

Google Digital Garage Bus is coming to Linskill

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Linskill is very excited to be partnering up with the Google Digital Garage Bus tour – providing opportunities for anyone to come and learn how to harness the power of the internet to grow their business, learn more about the internet, or develop new vocational skills. The Google Digital Garage Bus will next stop at Linskill on Thursday 13th June from 9am to 4pm.

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Directors required for Linskill Board

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Directors required for Charity Board – we are looking for motivated and committed volunteers to join our existing Board to strengthen the support to the senior management team, in realising our charitable objectives, strategic priorities and gaining financial means to deliver the work that we are passionate about.

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Children's writing competition

Children’s Writing Competition

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This year’s Linskill Book Fair will incorporate a children’s writing competition for 7-11 year olds with certificates for all entries and prizes to be won. Organised by the Scribblers, a creative writing group at Linskill, children are requested to submit their seaside adventure stories for consideration – see below for how to enter.

  • Topic: seaside adventures (200 words maximum)
  • Age: 7-11 years
  • Entries: can be typed or handwritten and emailed to charlotte@linskill.org or entries can be printed off and brought into the Book Fair during the event weekend (remember to put your name, age and contact details on your entry).
  • Ten entries will be shortlisted and included in the next Scribblers book (publication set for Autumn).
  • Three overall winners will be selected and receive a prize.
  • Please note all entrants will receive a certificate.
  • Closing date: Monday 20th May at 5pm.

Any queries or for more information please email charlotte@linskill.org

Linskill Book Fair

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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Linskill Easter Fair

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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Book Fair – recognise a photograph?

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Every year when our volunteers start checking and collating books for the Book Fair, they inevitably find a range of photographs that have been inserted into the pages of books, possibly used as bookmarks or put there for safe-keeping and then forgotten about. Our volunteer team are keen to return these photographs to their rightful owners as they appreciate many photographs reflect key moments in time and may hold fond memories for their owners or family members.

Using the power of social media we are hoping the photos in this gallery will be recognised – so if any of the above images belong to you please email claireh@linskill.org.

Rotary support for Linskill

Rotary support for Linskill

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Simeon Ripley, Chief Executive of the Trust receiving a cheque from Terence Took, President of Whitley Bay Rotary Club, towards the installation of hearing loops within the Linskill Centre. The donation along with support from other organisations has helped the centre reach its target. Installation of the hearing loops is planned for early May and will be much appreciated by the many customer and user groups within Linskill.

Easter Egg Hunt

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.

Linskill Holistic Fayre

Holistic Fayre – timetable of free activities

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

TimeActivityWhereWith Who
11:30-12noonPilates TasterBede RoomAshleigh Lowe
12-12:30pmReiki Talk & MeditationBede RoomJoanne Pearson
12:30-1:20pmAre You Psychic? WorkshopBede RoomJoanne Pearson
1:30-2pmMantra & ChantBede RoomChris Headland
2pm-2:30pmDru Yoga TasterBede RoomChris Headland
2:30pm-3pmSacred DrummingBede RoomChris Headland

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Linskill Holistic Fayre

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.