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We may be stuck in the house much of the time due to lockdown and unable to participate in our normal social activities, but that's no reason to give them up completely. Thanks to the internet you can participate in local events using your smart phone or a computer. Most of the events use apps like Zoom or Facetime but they are very easy to use with a little practice and the organisers are very keen to help. Just click on the links below for more details of each event and keep visitng this page we'll be adding more as they get started:

Age UK North Tyneside's Virtual Social Group 
Fancy a cuppa and a chat with some friendly faces? Starting Monday 18th January 2021 11am till 12am.

Yes you can write - Starting Monday 18th January 2021 12noon–2pm
Learn about different types of writing, play creative games and learn how to find your voice. This is a FREE 12 week course presented by Meadow Well Connected. To book your place call 0191 341 0033 or email Cheryl@meadowwellconnected.org.uk 

Fairtrade Coffee Afternoon - Tuesday 2nd March 2pm to 3pm
What’s Fairtrade fortnight and who are Shared Interest? Bring your questions along and find out more with friendly volunteers Mike and Ruth from an ethical finance organisation, which lends to businesses in the developing world to help people improve their livelihoods. Supported by the Co-op in North Shields and Tynemouth we have chocolate goody bags for the first 10 local people registered. Free event hosted by Community Development at Battle Hill and Linskill but open to all.  More info and sign up via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/142084997051

Bringing Back the Banner - Thursday 4th March at 3pm
Enjoy the story of how a dedicated team of local people and skilled experts rescued and restored Burradon Colliery’s 1954 banner. Free event hosted by Community Development at Battle Hill and Linskill but open to all.  More info and sign up via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bringing-back-the-banner-tickets-142682915441

Sewing Morning - Tuesday 9th March 10am to 11.30am 
Kim from Six Penny Memories is back for a second sewing morning demonstrating how to make your own face coverings and a storage bag. The pattern and a 25% discount for Kim’s online shop is available for everyone registered. Free event hosted by Community Development at Battle Hill and Linskill but open to all.  More info and sign up via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/141411420365

Armchair Gardening - monthly talks Tuesdays at 12:30 February to May 
By expert gardener Howard Leslie – covering a suggested jobs list for your flowers and vegetables!  The perfect opportunity to ask your gardening questions. Free event hosted by Community Development at Battle Hill and Linskill but open to all.  More info and sign up via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/138788890307

Break up your week with some friendly conversation and a fun quiz.  Book on to be emailed the ZOOM link and then join in once or every week - there's always laughter! Hosted by Community Development at Battle Hill and Linskill but open to all.  Sign up via https://tinyurl.com/coffeeandquiz.
 

Carers Support Group. This group is run by Age UK North Tyneside's Admiral Nurse to support unpaid carers and allow them to discuss their concerns  with others in a similar situation.

The Online Age of Creativity Festival . A web site to celebrate, profile and market the hundreds of creative opportunities that already exist for older people but on-line.

Virtual ten pin bowling tournament. Join a friendly virtual ten-pin bowling club, founded in March 2020 in the Covid-19 lockdown.

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