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Chess Club - GATESHEAD LIVE   
  every Monday evening from 6.30pm  
  Gateshead Civic Centre
  Customer services - 0191 4333 000
  FREE
 For all Chess lovers - new members welcome to come along.

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Family History Surgery   
  Every Tuesday 2.00pm to 4.00pm  
  Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's
  heritage@gateshead.gov.uk
  Free
 Need help researching your family tree? Gateshead Heritage @ St. Mary's volunteers are on hand to help you with your family history queries at this drop in session.

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Family History Surgery   
  Third Saturday of the Month 10am to 12pm  
  Gateshead Heritage@ St. Mary's
  0191 433 4699
  FREE
 Volunteer members of the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society are on hand to help and advise with any family history queries at this drop in session.

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Farm Club   
  Third Saturday of each month, 10am - 12noon  
  Bill Quay Farm
  0191 433 5780
  £1 - Limited places, book in advance.
 Put on your wellies, old clothes and get stuck in. An opportunity for young people to help on the farm. 8-16 yrs. 16 January, 20 February, 20 March, 17 April, 15 May, 19 June, 17 July, 14 August, 18 September, 16 October, 20 November, 18 December

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Fingers and Thumbs   
  Every Thursday and Sunday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Please note in August the group will not meet restats 5/9  
  Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's
  0191 433 4699
  Free
 Whether you're a novice knitter or stitcher, or just want to try this traditional craft, then come along to our group. All levels of experience welcome. Our group works on shared pieces as well as individual projects and we have all the equipment you need to get started.

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Frets on the Tyne Guitar Group   
  Every Thursday 11am to 1pm  
  St Mary's Heritage Centre
  0191 433 4699
  £3 to attend, payable to the group
 New members are welcome to join this friendly tutor led guitar group. Each week new techniques and tunes are brought to the group alongside the well known standards. Share some much loved songs and make music as well new friends.

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Gateshead Arts Association meeting - GATESHEAD LIVE   
  7.30pm on the first Tuesday of every month  
  this can vary please ring contact for details
  Catherine Ross
  Free
 there is a wealth of artistic talent in Gateshead. This long standig committee represents many of the voluntary arts organisations in the borough and is keen to promote new groups and organisations. They welcome enquiries and new members.

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Gateshead Ceilidh Club - GATESHEAD LIVE   
  First Tuesday in every month from 8.00pm  
  Gateshead Old Town Hall from Oct 2009
  Sue Hurrell - 0191 433 6918
  £3 - pay on the door
 A popular monthly social event with live music from the Redheughers ceilidh band and a full range of club and guest callers. Suitable for all abilities and new members are always welcome.

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Gateshead Floral Art Society - GATESHEAD LIVE   
  Every Third Wednesday of the month in the evening  
  Gateshead Civic Centre
  Lynn Knight 0191 433 8460
  small fee
 The Floral art club learn and share their vast knowledge of floral art with the members at this monthly session but also arrange special events throughout the year with guest speakers and nationally acclaimed arrangers. New members and enquiries are welcome.

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Gateshead Local History Society   
  19:30  
  Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's
  Gordon Hudson - 0191 410 5673 or heritage@gateshead.gov.uk
  small subscription
 This groups meets regularly on the third Wednesday of every month and new members are always welcome. The society is supported by the wealth of local, regional and historical knowledge by Gordon Hudson and the other members of the group. If you would like to learn more or share your research and knowledge with the wider group then come along to the sessions. Various other activities are organised throughout the year.

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Guided Tours of St. Mary's   
  Every Saturday and Sunday 2.30pm  
  Gateshead Heritage @ St. Mary's
  0191 433 4699
  FREE
 Join our knowledgeable volunteers for a tour of this great building and find out about St. Mary’s interesting history as a former church and it's current use as a Heritage Centre. Tours last approximately 30mins. Refreshments available.

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Mini Meerkats @ Chopwell   
  Every Tuesday, 2.30 - 3pm  
  Chopwell Library
  Lynne Corder
  Free
 Stories, rhymes and activities for your little ones. Suitable for under 5s Just turn up

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Mini Meerkats @ Crawcrook   
  Every Thursday, 2.15 - 2.45pm  
  Crawcrook Library
  Lynne Corder
  Free
 Stories, rhymes and activities for your little ones. Suitable for under 5s Just turn up

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Northumbrian Pipers Drop in Session   
  First Saturday of the Month 11.00am to 1.00pm  
  Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's
  Ednie Wilson - 0191 433 4699
  Free
 All musicians are welcome to join a friendly group of Northumbrian pipers and lovers of traditional music. Come along and share some favourite tunes and play together. All abilities are welcome.

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Piano Workshops - GATESHEAD LIVE   
  19:00 - 21.30  
  Gateshead Old Town Hall - performance hall
  Jill Bennison
  £4 - pay on the door
 Usually the second Wednesday of the month although dates occasionally vary. Wednesday evening 9th December, 10th February,10th March, 14th April. These popular workshops led by concert pianist Venera Bojkova provide a creative environment, which motivates the participants and enables them to fulfil their potential, as well as offering a social network and support. These sessions are open to anyone interested in piano music and newcomers are welcome either as participants or observers.

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Recorded Music Society - GATESHEAD LIVE   
  2.30pm to 4.30pm last Wednesday in every month from Spetember 2009  
  St Marks Church
  Lynn Knight - 0191 433 8460
  small fee
 A social group for all lovers of a wide variety of recorded music. New members are always welcome.

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Rhymetime at Gateshead Library   
  10am  
  Gateshead Library
  0191 433 8410
  Free
 Stories, movement and rhyme for under fives. Join the fun for free.

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Tales for Tots   
  Wednesdays, 2:15 pm  
  Gateshead Library
  0191 433 8420
  Free
 Storytime and crafts for under 5s.

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Tots and Tinys Storytime   
  Every Friday 10.30am  
  Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's
  0191 433 4699
  £1.00 per child per session
 Bring your baby or toddler down to St. Mary's and enjoy an informal rhyme and story session. Lasts about 30mins. Refreshments available afterwards. Group continues to meet in the school holidays.

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