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“AHOY THERE, ME OLD MUCKERS!” – AN AFTERNOON OF NORTH EAST TRADITIONAL SONGS, SEA SHANTIES AND POETRY FROM THE MARINERS AND MARRAS

24 February 2024

Mariners and Marras are a rum old bunch of community singers based in North Shields who take delight in entertaining the public with their unique mix of sea shanties and North East traditional working songs. Joining in is optional but strongly advised!

£5 per person + booking fee

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Heritage Talk: Impressed – you will be!

10 February 2024

Susan Lynn, one of our popular speakers, will talk about the practice of impressment during the 18th and early 19th centuries, when maritime communities lived in fear of press gangs who captured men for naval service. This will include how the gangs got their men and, also, some daring escapes.

£4 / members half price

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Violinist Bradley Creswick, accompanied by pianist David Murray(Mouth of the Tyne Festival Collective Event).

9 February 2024

A concert by two world class musicians – violinist Bradley Creswick, accompanied by pianist David Murray to perform a programme featuring duos form the baroque and classical repertoire, and ending with Bradley’s now famous virtuosic Hungarian encores. Part of The North of Tyne Combined Authority and North Tyneside Council's 'The Mouth of the Tyne Festival Collective' programme.

£15

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Exercise / Wellbeing

Mindfulness Session

3 February 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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Concert: John Treherne MBE, harpsichord, and Gordon Dixon, cello

2 February 2024

A programme of Baroque pieces featuring cello and harpsichord duos, but also leaving room for some solo harpsichord items.

£15

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Free Activities At The Old Low Light January 2024

Every Friday

The Old Low Light Heritage Centre on North Shields Fish Quay is once again offering a ‘warm space’ on Fridays over the winter.

Free

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Heritage talk Hunting for mines – the North Shields fishing fleet in World War One

23 January 2024

Alan Fidler, who led the award-winning Northumbria World War One Commemoration Project, will talk about how the country responded to the new threat to shipping posed by submarine mines, including stories of local men and local vessels.

£4 per person / Members Free

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Harpist Sarah Paterson & Cellist Jeremy Harbottle (Mouth of the Tyne Festival Collective Event).

19 January 2024

This delightful combination will offer a very varied programme, mixing classical repertoire with more popular favourites from the modern era.

£15

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HERITAGE TALK – FOUND WHEREVER A BRITISH SHIP SAILS

13 January 2024

We are very pleased to welcome retired journalist Janis Blower, our first speaker of 2024, who will explain how for more than a century, the Shields Gazette and Shipping Telegraph kept the seafaring community at the mouth of the Tyne in touch – with each other, and with the river’s maritime trade.

£4 per person (members half price)

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Exercise / Wellbeing

Mindfulness Session

6 January 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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Warm Space – Free Bird Watching Walk

15 December 2023

A free hour-long bird watching walk, led by Old Low Light volunteer, Dan Turner, starting outside the centre on Clifford’s Fort on Friday 15 December at 1pm.

Free

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Warm Space Activities At The Old Low Light

Every Friday

The Old Low Light Heritage Centre on North Shields Fish Quay is once again offering a ‘warm space’ on Fridays over the winter.

Free

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