We are having a busy time at the Old Low Light.

We are having a busy time at the Old Low Light.

Our new summer exhibition – A Stitch in North Shields Time by Northern Threads – is now open and is already popular, with visitors leaving lovely comments about the creative work on display.

Research work is continuing for our autumn exhibition, The Merchant Navy – Tyneside Stories and we’re grateful to all those who are contributing. This will open in early October.

The ‘sea of poppies’ project is going really well, with more than 20 people attending each of the first two poppy making sessions. We’re looking forward to a fantastic display along the Clifford’s Fort railings in late October.

Following the success of recent Sunday openings, we’re hoping to schedule in more so watch out for details. We’re planning some Tuesday talks, with one scheduled for September and more to follow and are in discussion with craftspeople about some more workshops. We’re hoping to be able to offer more heritage walks in the coming months.

We’re also in discussion with the retired fishermen, who already have events scheduled to tell the story of the coble, the Boy James, about other activities later this year and early next year.

We are pleased to see so many people visiting the café which is helping to boost our income. While the café can be busy in the mornings, it is often quieter in the afternoons.

Finally, although we have this exciting programme of activities ahead, we are still keeping a very close eye on our financial situation, which remains challenging, so we look forward to your continued support.

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