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South Tyneside Remembers World War One

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November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Organisations and communities the length and breadth of the UK, as well as in countries abroad, will come together on the day to remember the sacrifice of the millions of men and women who died, or returned home wounded, during the harrowing four year conflict.

South Tyneside Remembers World War One Firework Display

If you are staying with us on 11th November 2018 the following events are taking place to commemorate the end of World War One…

Armistice Services
On Sunday 11 November the annual Armistice Day services and wreath-laying will be taking place across the South Tyneside as usual.

5pm – Beacon of Light
Beacons will be lit across the UK to symbolise the ‘light of hope’ that emerged from the darkness of war. A beacon and illuminating 6′ Tommy silhouette will be lit at Harbour Drive.

5pm – 5:45pm
Harbour Drive South car park will host a short programme of commemorative performances as well as hear a moving reading of letters sent from the front line.

5:45pm Fireworks – to WW1 songs
This large scale display will replace the annual Bonfire night fireworks displays, which are usually held a week earlier.

6pm End of Fireworks.

6:01pm Gun fires 11 shots then ‘Guns Fall Silent’

6:03pm Act of remembrance

6:05pm Buglers play Last Post

6:06pm Pipers to play ‘Flowers of the Forest’

6:10pm End of event

7:05pm Ringing out for peace
Bells in 1,000 churches and cathedrals across the country will ring out to commemorate the end of the First World War.

Other commemorative activities

The Word is currently hosting a new free exhibition – South Tyneside Remembers WW1, which looks at how the war affected those who worked at South Shields Public Library at the time.

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Arbeia Festival 2018

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Arbeia Festival takes place this weekend – Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August 2018, entry is free.

Arbeia Festival 2018 At Arbeia Roman Fort Baring Street South Shields NE33 2BB

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum is located ten minutes walk from our bed and breakfast accommodation, on Baring Street in South Shields, NE33 2BB.

Arbeia Roman Fort was built in around AD160 and once guarded the entrance to the River Tyne and played an essential role in the mighty Roman frontier system. Arbeia Roman Fort is located four miles east of the end of Hadrian’s Wall at South Shields and is a World Heritage Site. It was originally built to house a garrison and soon became the military supply base for the seventeen forts along Hadrian’s Wall.

Visitors to Arbeia Roman Fort this weekend can experience a Roman-themed market selling heritage wares, historical re-enactments, battle and artisan demonstrations, have-a-go crafts, activities and music. Entry is free.

If you are looking for bed and breakfast accommodation near Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum on Baring Street South Shields our room prices and availability can be found on this page of our website: online booking.

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Screen On The Green

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Screen On The Green is back from tomorrow. 84 films are available to watch free of charge at Old Eldon Square in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Screen On The Green Old Eldon Square NE1

The full schedule of films can be found below…

Monday 23rd July
12pm Beauty and the Beast (Sing along)
6pm Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (12A)

Tuesday 24th July
12pm The Boss Baby
6pm Bo66y

Wednesday 25th July
12pm Ferdinand
6pm Suffragette (12A)

Thursday 26th July
12pm Chicken Run
6pm The Parent Trap

Friday 27th July
12pm Captain Underpants
6pm War for the Planet of the Apes (12A)

Saturday 28th July
12pm Paddington
3pm Rogue One: a Star Wars Story (12A)

Sunday 29th July
12pm Paddington 2
3pm Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A)

Monday 30th July
12pm The Jungle Book (2016)
6pm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

Tuesday 31st July
12pm Lego Ninjago Movie
6pm Cirque du Soleil – Worlds Away

Wed 1st August
12pm The School of Rock
6pm Dunkirk (12A)

Thursday 2nd August
12pm Herbie: Love Bug
6pm Back to the Future

Friday 3rd August
12pm Cars
6pm Fast & Furious 8 (12A)

Saturday 4th August
12pm Cars 2
3pm Transformers: Age of Extinction (12A)

Sunday 5th August
12pm Cars 3
3pm Transformers: Last Knight (12A)

Monday 6th August
12pm Ratatouille
6pm The Theory of Everything (12A)

Tuesday 7th August
12pm Garfield
6pm Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (12A)

Wednesday 8th August
12pm The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
6pm Hairspray

Thursday 9th August
12pm Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
6pm Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Friday 10th August
12pm The Princess and the Frog
6pm Wonderstruck

Saturday 11th August
12pm Avengers Assemble (12A)
3pm Avengers: Age of Ultron (12A)

Sunday 12th August
12pm Pacific Rim (12A)
3pm Darkest Hour

Monday 13th August
12pm Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience
6pm To Kill a Mockingbird

Tuesday 14th August
12pm Big Hero 6
6pm Gifted (12A)

Wednesday 15th August
12pm Early Man
6pm Inconvenient Sequel

Thursday 16th August
12pm Mulan
6pm The Goonies (12A)

Friday 17th August
12pm Power Rangers
6pm Grease

Saturday 18th August
12pm Despicable Me 2
3pm Despicable Me 3

Sunday 19th August
12pm Spiderman: Homecoming (12A)
3pm Thor: Ragnarok (12A)

Monday 20th August
12pm Frozen
6pm The Sound of Music

Tuesday 21st August
12pm The Adventures of Tintin
6pm Roman J. Israel, Esq. (12A)

Wednesday 22nd August
12pm Inside Out
6pm Victoria & Abdul

Thursday 23rd August
12pm Singin in the Rain
6pm Free Willy

Friday 24th August
12pm Moana
6pm Pitch Perfect 3 (12A)

Saturday 25th August
12pm The Greatest Showman
3pm Wonder

Sunday 26th August
12pm Coco
3pm Devdas

Monday 27th August
12pm The Incredibles
6pm De Dana Dan

Tuesday 28th August
12pm Dr Dolittle
6pm Love, Simon (12A)

Wednesday 29th August
12pm A Wrinkle in Time
6pm Ready Player One (12A)

Thursday 30th August
12pm Mary Poppins
6pm The Mask

Friday 31st August
12pm Sherlock Gnomes
6pm The Post (12A)

Saturday 1st September
12pm Goodbye Christopher Robin
3pm Murder on the Orient Express (12A)

Sunday 2nd September
12pm Peter Rabbit
3pm Black Panther (12A)

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Free Concert The Proclaimers plus Lindisfarne

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South Tyneside Free Concerts 2016 Bents Park South Shields NE33 2LD

The second free Sunday concert at Bents Park, Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD takes place this Sunday 17th July 2016 from 1pm until 5pm.

Scottish duo The Proclaimers comprises twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid will be performing hits such as Letter From America, Let’s Get Married and I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).

Also performing are rock and folk band Lindisfarne now fronted by founder member Rod Clements. Their hits include Meet Me On The Corner, Fog On The Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Run For Home.

Newcastle soul singer and songwriter Beth Macari who previously fronted the house band on Sky One show Bring the Noise will also be performing.

Gates open at 1pm, Lindisfarne will begin their set at around 2.10pm, The Proclaimers will take to the stage at around 3.30pm.

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Free Entry Voucher For National Trust Properties

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There are several National Trust properties in the North East and the voucher below entitles a family of four – one adult and three children under 18 free entry to a National Trust property (excludes bank holiday weekends).

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Several National Trust properties in the North East are excluded from the offer, namely Dunstanburgh Castle, Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3TT; Housesteads Roman Fort, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN and the Farne Islands.

The voucher is valid nationally but if you are visiting our guest house the National Trust properties near to us are…

Cherryburn, Station Bank, Stocksfield, NE43 7DD.
Cottage and farmhouse, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick. Thomas Bewick is perhaps Northumberland’s greatest artist: a wood engraver and naturalist who revolutionised print art in Georgian England. Discover his tiny birthplace cottage and farmyard with glorious views over the Tyne Valley, plus a traditional 19th-century farmhouse, the later home of the Bewick family, with an unrivalled collection of his work and an exhibition about his life. Follow Bewick’s wood blocks on their journey to the print room, where regular Sunday afternoon demonstrations bring alive this intricate craft, or explore the delightful cottage gardens, farmyard and paddock walk, perfect for picnicking or playing with the kids. Full property information: Cherryburn, Stocksfield, NE43 7DD.

Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, NE65 7PX.
Extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and woodland – the wonder of its age. Enter the world of Lord Armstrong – Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. Cragside house was truly a wonder of its age. Discover the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. It is crammed full of ingenious gadgets – most of them still working. The gardens are incredible. One of the largest rock gardens in Europe leads down to the Iron Bridge, which in turn leads to the formal garden. Children will love our adventure play area and exploring Nelly’s Labyrinth, a network of paths and tunnels cut out of a vast area of rhododendron forest. Full property information: Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, NE65 7PX.

George Stephensons Birthplace, Wylam, NE41 8BP.
Birthplace of the world-famous railway engineer. Discover the humble birthplace of great railway pioneer, George Stephenson, whose entire family lived in just one room. Our costumed guide tells the story of how challenging life was for mining families, like George’s, that once crammed into this now charming little stone cottage, nestled in a pretty garden near the river Tyne. Full property information: George Stephensons Birthplace, Wylam, NE41 8BP.

Gibside, Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, NE16 6BG.
Stunning 18th-century landscape garden and haven for nature. A taste of the country on the edge of the city. Discover fine Derwent Valley views, winding paths and refreshing open spaces while exploring our elegant buildings and ruins. Gibside is a Georgian ‘grand design’ on a spectacular scale. The vision of coal baron George Bowes, the Palladian chapel is an architectural masterpiece, the stable block is a vibrant learning and discovery centre, and the once grand hall is now a dramatic shell. Gibside is also a haven for wildlife with red kites often circling in the skies above. After centuries of decline, we’re restoring Gibside for people and nature. Come for events every weekend, escape along the avenue for miles of tranquil walks and picnic spots or enjoy family fun at our adventure play area and woodland play trail. Food also runs through Gibside’s veins, whether in our bustling walled garden, cafe, local farm shop or twice monthly farmers’ market. Full property information: Gibside, Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, NE16 6BG.

Holy Jesus Hospital, City Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2AS.
An extraordinary mix of architecture from over seven centuries. The Holy Jesus Hospital survives amid 1960s city-centre developments, displaying features from all periods of its 700-year existence. The National Trust’s Inner City Project is now based here, working to provide opportunities for inner-city dwellers to gain access to and enjoy the countryside on their doorstep. Full property information: Holy Jesus Hospital, City Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2AS.

Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2SH.
Romantic 16th-century castle with spectacular views. Location has always been the main attraction for the owners and occupiers of Lindisfarne Castle. From a former fort to the holiday home of a wealthy Edwardian bachelor seeking a quiet retreat from London, the idyllic location of the Castle has intrigued and inspired for centuries. The renovation by Arts and Crafts architect Edwin Lutyens both hides and emphasises the old fort, all the while overlooking Gertrude Jekyll’s enchanting walled garden and the unexpected grandeur of the Lime Kilns, an imposing and striking reminder of Lindisfarne’s industrial past. Full property information: Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2SH.

Ormesby Hall, Ladgate Lane, near Middlesbrough, TS3 0SR.
The Pennyman family’s intimate 18th-century mansion. Home of the Pennyman family for nearly 400 years, this classic Georgian mansion, with its Victorian kitchen and laundry, attractive gardens and estate walks, provides lively resources for local schools and community groups, and a unique venue for wedding ceremonies and corporate events. Experience the spirit of the intimate home of Colonel Jim Pennyman, the last of the Pennyman line, and his arts-loving wife Ruth, as well as the stylish legacy of the 18th-century character ‘Wicked’ Sir James Pennyman – so named because of his extravagant lifestyle and his gambling with the family fortune. Full property information: Ormesby Hall, Ladgate Lane, near Middlesbrough, TS3 0SR.

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Sunderland, SR6 7NH.
A marvel of its age. Souter is a special place all year round and was the first lighthouse in the world designed and built to be powered by electricity. Opened in 1871, decommissioned in 1988, the National Trust acquired it and opened it to the public in 1990. Souter remains an iconic beacon, hooped in red and white and standing proud on the coastline midway between the Tyne and the Wear. The Leas is a two and a half mile stretch of magnesian limestone cliffs, wave-cut foreshore and coastal grassland. The cliffs and rock stacks of Marsden Bay are home to nesting Kittiwakes, Fulmar, Cormorants, Shags and Guillemots. Full property information: Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Sunderland, SR6 7NH.

Wallington, Cambo, near Morpeth, NE61 4AR.
Magnificent estate where politics and play came together in the heart of Northumberland. Discover Wallington, much-loved home to generations of the unconventional Trevelyan family. Visit the impressive, yet friendly house, and explore the history of Northumberland in the huge pre-Raphaelite paintings around the remarkable Central Hall. Be inspired by the beautiful furniture, family paintings and treasured collections. The Trevelyans loved being outdoors and close to nature and the house is surrounded by an informal landscape of lawns, lakes, woodland, parkland and farmland, just waiting to be explored. There is even a beautiful walled garden hidden in the woods, a colourful haven of tranquillity in all seasons. Full property information: Wallington, Cambo, near Morpeth, NE61 4AR.

Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington, NE38 7LE.
Manor house associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA. At the heart of historic Washington village this picturesque stone manor house and its gardens provide a tranquil oasis, reflecting gentry life following the turbulence of the English Civil War. The building incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington’s direct ancestors, and it is from here that the family took their surname of ‘Washington’. Much used and loved by local schools and community groups, including a hugely supportive Friends organisation, the Old Hall is also popular with couples wanting intimate wedding ceremonies and companies organising corporate events. Full property information: Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington, NE38 7LE.

Seaton Delaval Hall, The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, NE26 4QR.
More than a great house, it is a truly amazing place. Seaton Delaval Hall is a great house set in its own estate with lovely gardens and a fine collection; yet it is also much more. It is a signpost pointing to the diverse history of a family which acquired land here in the late 11th century. The house occupies the site of a Norman settlement, and its original Norman chapel remains in use today. Built between 1719 and 1730 for Admiral George Delaval, it is not only the finest house in the north east of England, but also among the finest works of its architect, Sir John Vanbrugh, one of the masters of English Baroque. For 900 years, the estate has been a stage for drama, intrigue and romance while the surrounding landscape has fuelled industrial revolution. The house has survived terrible fires, military occupation and potential ruin. Now it provides an amazing space for arts, heritage and the community to come together. Full property information: Seaton Delaval Hall, The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, NE26 4QR.

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