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The Friends of the Shipley is an independent charitable trust, with a membership scheme dedicated to supporting the gallery.
Available for groups of 10 or more people. Tuesday - Friday (10am-4pm) subject to availability. Booking essential.  Join John Thompson - former Director of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums - for a tour of the gallery and delve into the Shipley's history. See highlights of the art, craft and design collection.  Ideal for groups. Tour lasts approx. 45 minutes followed by refreshments and a chance to look at the latest exhibition.  Group costs: £5 per person (5-10 people) £4 per person (10+ people) Contact: Hannah.Mackay-Jackson@twmuseums.org.uk or call (0191) 477 1495. 

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REDUCING HOSPITAL RE-ADMISSIONS FOR OLDER PEOPLE Happy to Help is working with local services and hospitals to offer a subsidised 6 week home support packages to isolated older and disabled residents returning home from hospital. The programme will complement and enhance personal care packages that form care plans for patients and will support them to manage the home, shop, collect pensions and pay bills while they recover at home. This reduces the emotional burden of not being able to manage the home, prevents isolation and loneliness whilst reducing the proven increased risks of readmission

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The Spirit of Chandless is a community project working with Photographer Sharon Bailey and Artist Stevie Ronnie to develop and create an on-line resou
Swalwell is a small village in North East England.
Our group is unlike many other history groups because we do projects for our community.   Recently we held an event to mark the Commemoration of World
Dunston Staiths is Grade II listed and a scheduled ancient monument, which juts out across the Tyne from Dunston.
The Felling Irish Association, founded in 2008,currently has appox. 650 members.
Over two hundred people assembled at Derwent Walk Country Park at 10.30am on Saturday 21 September 2013.
St Mary's Heritage Centre is a heritage venue on Gateshead Quays.