Wedding Open Day

Sunday 12th October we are holding a Wedding Open Day at the Linskill Centre! Free entry and all are welcome.

It's the perfect opportunity to view the venue and see what Wedding Day options we can offer you for your big day. If you have any queries please call 0191 257 8000

Please click here for more information on our Wedding options.

                          Wedding Open Day Linskill Centre

WW1 Memorial Garden Opens

The Tynemouth World War One Project have opened a memorial garden within the Linskill Centre. The garden will be used to remember the local men who were killed in action during WW1, whose homes are no longer standing and cannot therefore have a blue remembrance plaque attached. A memorial wall will list all of the fallen, street by street.

The official opening was presided over by Sir Nigel Sherlock KCVO– Lord Lieutenant Of Tyne and Wear on Sunday 3rd August. WW1 Garden 2014

A special thank you goes to Tynemouth World War One project volunteers and Tynemouth Coast Explorer Scouts who have worked tirelessly over a number of months and transformed an overgrown, unused space in to a pleasant garden for service users and visitors of the Centre to access.

Meeting the cost of manufacturing and installing plaques, boards, the memorial wall and provision for ongoing garden maintenance is estimated at £10,000. The project has already received generous donations of over £1,600 from a number of private donors.

To see a selection of photographs of the opening ceremony please follow

Donations can be made in person at the project workroom (B9) Linskill Centre, North Shields or the TWW1 Project shop at 35 Front Street, Tynemouth and Essell accountants offices, 29 Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1AR to which donations by cheque (payable to Tynemouth WW1 Commemoration Project) may be sent or online at

Follow the link below to see more information on Death at Dawn - A Soldiers Tale. Written by Peter Mortimer and Directed by Jackie Fielding.

Linskill Secures Grant for Defibrillator

We would like to thank The British Heart Foundation for helping us secure a Defibrillator for the Linskill Centre. Linskill Defibrillator

This is a life saving piece of equipment, we hope we never need to use it but its good to know that we have it at our disposal.

Staff training will commence in the next few weeks. If you have any queries please contact Reception.

Linskill Let's Dance

LINSKILL LET'S DANCE – Couples Dancing

Tuesdays from 7.00pm - £4.00 per class.

*We have a great space at the Linskill Centre with a good floor. We run our dancing in 5 week blocks which cost £20.00 per block. During August we are focusing on Social Jive and Foxtrot.

*Bring along your partner and learn how a few simple steps turn into fantastic variations that you can use, dancing a fabulous foxtrot or saucy jive?

*Social dancing is ageless and everyone is welcome, this is partner dancing so encourage that friend or partner to have a go. It’s amazingly easy and great exercise.

*To ensure we have a progressive learning experience, we restrict places so book early!

For more info please call Maureen on 0191 257 8612

Linskill Summer Fair

The Linskill Centre’s Annual Summer Fair will be taking place on Saturday 19th July from 11am-3pm with a range of fun filled activities for all the family throughout the day! Linskill Summer Fair 2014

Activities include creative participation workshops from House of Objects - makers of innovative creations using reclaimed, reusable and recycled materials, and for those interested in learning some magic tricks we have 2 x 45 minute workshops with a real member of the magic circle! Workshops are aimed at children and young people but open to all!

A large sea-side cut out designed by North Tyneside Art Studio will be on display for visitors to paint and take some fun photographs alongside, and a bouncy castle, face painting area, and our usual wide range of gift and craft stalls will be open to browse throughout the day. We will also be joined by information stalls including Friends of the Earth, Weight Watchers, and The Business Factory who will be offering advice to local people considering starting their own businesses.

A stage area will see acts from local musicians who will perform throughout the day and a brief Zumba class will also take place for those who wish to participate. 

Linskill gardens will be open for those looking to escape the busier areas and visitors can enjoy some giant garden games such as giant Jenga, Skittles and Connect 4.


A map will be available on entry so visitors can work their way around the fair and even colour it in as they go!

 The Linskill Summer Fair will take place at the Linskill Centre on Saturday 19th July from 11am-3pm. Entry is free for all although some activities may have a small fee.

For more information please visit or call us on 0191 257 8000

Jelly Bean Room

Linskill Nursery is happy to announce that the long awaited Jelly Bean room is now open to children. This room has been specially designed to cater for pre-school children and will be an essential addition to the already successful nursery department. Linskill Nursery Logo North Shields

The children in this room will benefit from free flow play and structured activities promoting literacy numeracy and physical health.

General Manager, Michelle Gascoigne stated “This new room is a welcome addition to the Nursery and has enabled staff the opportunity to focus on more age related child activities and group work, which provides children with firm foundations before entering the formal education system. The children can grow in confidence have new and exciting experiences”.

The Nursery is holding an Open Day on the 19th July, please feel free to pop in and meet staff and visit the new room and existing nursery set up. Please bring the children along too as there will be activities and refreshments for them to enjoy.

For more information about Linskill Nursery please contact the nursery on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 0191 2704243.

Council Commendation Awards

Congratulations to Lynda Hedgecock and Sheila Clark who were both awarded with the Council Commendation Awards for their voluntary fundraising work at Linskill Centre on 26th June at North Tyneside Council's Headquarters at the Colbalt Business Park. LinskillAwards2014

Lynda and Sheila have volunteered with the Centre's Events and Fundraising team over the past three years and have successfully raised over £30,000 towards projects within Linskill included double glazing in the main hall, refurbishment of the dance studio and the installation of an audio / visual system in the large hall.

They have both also supported all the community events at the centre such as our Easter, summer and Christmas fairs and are currently preparing for the Stress Awareness Day to be held at the Centre on 14th July.

Thank you Lynda and Sheila for all of your support!

Nursery Parent Meetings

The Nursery will be holding two parents meetings to enable parents / carers the opportunity to meet with their child's key worker, discuss their child's development and view their child's development files.  

Appointments will be allocated on a first come first served basis and dates are as follows:

Jelly Babies  6.30pm to 9.00pm on Monday 2nd June
Jelly Tots  10.00am to 12.00pm on Saturday 7th June

Please call 0191 257 8000

Thank you

Our House - The Madness Musical

Our House the Musical! Our House poster Compressed

Following 4 years of astounding sell out shows, Linskill Community Theatre brings Madness to North Shields with their summer show Our House the Musical!

A pacey and hilarious tale of life and love, passion and heartbreak, right and wrong, Our House is an irresistibly brilliant musical bursting with non-stop classic hits from Madness. Our House is a musical featuring the greatest hits of the 80s pop band as well as featuring two all new songs written by Madness.

Our House centers on a teenager living in North London to the backdrop of Madness’ hit songs. Written by Tim Firth (Calendar Girls) it’s a modern-day morality story…or rather two morality stories following young Joe Casey, his girlfriend Sarah and the night Joe commits a petty crime to impress her. After the crime, Our House follows the two courses Joe’s life would have taken had he bunked the law and made a run for it or stayed to face the music.

A young cast of 30 play a host of comedy characters who are intertwined into Joe’s life – both on the good path and bad all set to 20 iconic tunes of Madness, including It Must Be Love, House of Fun, My Girl, Baggy Trousers and Our House alongside two new songs – NW5 and Simple Equation – which Madness wrote especially for the musical.

Our House is sponsored by Wade Financial who jumped at the chance to support the local community theatre group having seen the success of their past shows.

This fresh and upbeat production of Our House promises to be more spectacular than ever before…It’s a simple equation: put on your baggy trousers and join us for this love story with drama, energy and lots of laughs, all for just £4.00 a ticket.

Our House will be performed at The Linskill Centre, North Shields.

June 20th and 21st at 7.30 pm
June 21st and 22nd at 12.30pm

Tickets available from The Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE30 2AY Tel: 0191 257 8000

Stress Awareness For Everyone

Stress Awareness Linskill