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Exhibition: Merchant Navy – Tyneside Stories

10 October 2023 - 14 December 2024

A volunteer lead exhibition which takes a broad look at the Merchant Navy during the 20th and 21st centuries and the very big part it played and still plays in the lives of people on both sides of the Tyne.

The exhibition materials cover everything from local shipping companies and repair yards, the world wars, the support and training offered to visiting seafarers of all nations, a boarding school for children who had lost a parent in the service, the Merchant Navy of today and the future, as well as stories from individuals and families.

£4 / free for members

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Heritage Walk : Clifford’s Fort and the Tynemouth Lifeboats (For up to 10 people).

25 May 2024

Explore the history of Clifford’s Fort & the Tynemouth Lifeboats. (For 10 People - 1Hour Walk).

£4.00

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‘More Things Seen’ – exhibition by local artist

28 May 2024 - 1 June 2024

A five-day art exhibition is to take place later this month by Linda Kay who is inspired by things that catch her eye when she is out walking or cycling. 25% of all sales will go directly to support our heritage centre.

A founding trustee and active volunteer at the Old Low Light, Linda has a background in graphic design and for more than 25 years ran her own successful company. Her early training, long before computers became the main design tool, provided a good grounding in everything from photography to life drawing.

Now retired, she is a regular walker and cyclist, and uses her time while out and about to store valuable visual memories, sometimes sketching or taking a photograph for reference.

£4pp, members half price

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Outdoor Event

First big plant sale of year

1 June 2024

Green fingered volunteers and friends of the Old Low Light Heritage Centre are preparing for their first big plant sale of the year. Come along early for bargains to add colour to your garden and help raise funds for the heritage centre at the same time. There will also be vegetable and herb plants, all reasonably priced.

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Exercise / Wellbeing

Mindfulness Session

8 June 2024

Mindfulness Drop-In Class lead by Michael Atkinson of the The Centre for Mindfulness and Wellbeing.

Donation (Suggest £3-£5).

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HERITAGE TALK THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WORST OF TIMES – THE LIFE OF GEORDIE RIDLEY

8 June 2024

Pat Stevens will talk about Geordie Ridley, the Tyneside concert hall songwriter and performer from the mid-19th century, whose songs were a commentary on working class life, the most well-known being Geordie anthems ‘The Blaydon Races’ and ‘Cushie Butterfield’.

Pat will reflect on how Geordie began song writing after an accident at work, singing in music halls and mining institutes across Tyneside at a time when many people were living in poverty, while at the same time great changes were taking place, with some people prospering.

£4 / members half price

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HERITAGE TALK – THE TYNE AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

18 June 2024

Former Old Low Light trustee and local historian Dave Young to understand the part the Tyne played in what would become known as America’s Second Revolution.

£4 / members free

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Walk

Heritage Walk : Clifford’s Fort and the Tynemouth Lifeboats (For up to 10 people).

22 June 2024

Explore the history of Clifford’s Fort & the Tynemouth Lifeboats. (For 10 People - 1Hour Walk).

£4.00

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Heritage Walk: Preston Village with Peter Jackson.

27 June 2024

Join Peter Jackson to explore the history of Preston Village.

£4 per person.

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HERITAGE TALK: HENRY HETHERINGTON EMMERSON 1831-1895 ‘A Victorian painter in Cullercoats’

13 July 2024

It is a pleasure to welcome back Jean Scott who will talk about how lords, legends, dignitaries and dogs were all subjects captured by the brush and palette of H.H Emmerson, a father figure among North East artists.

Like many of his fellow artists, he drew on the local inhabitants of Cullercoats for inspiration.

£4 / members half price

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Heritage Walk: Preston Village with Peter Jackson.

29 August 2024

Join Peter Jackson to explore the history of Preston Village.

£4 per person.

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