What’s On

Pay as You Can Afford Cafe

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Lunch service 11:00am – 1:30pm

We ask that customers pay what they can afford towards the cost of their meal. 

Vinnies’ Free Lunch Service


11am – 1:30pm

You are welcome to join us for a free three course meal and drinks.

Donations towards the cost are still always welcome!

Vinnies’ Value Family Cooking Courses


9:30am – 11:30am

Courses are free, but places are limited and booking is essential.

Courses will restart in the autumn. Click here for further details.

Arts and Crafts Drop In Session


12pm – 2pm (Term time only)

Free sessions. Drop in and say hello!

The following groups meet here on a regular basis:-

Age UK Dance Programme

Age UK runs friendly and welcoming dance and fitness classes for over 50’s. Classes run all year round on a pay as you go basis so pop along and try it.

Sessions provide a great chance to stay fit and active, learn new skills, meet new people and make friends, as well as grow in confidence. With one of the best sprung dance floors in Newcastle, it is the perfect location to learn a new style of dance or take one up again.

Tap Dancing: Monday 9.45-10.15. This is a class for those who can already tap dance. Just turn up and join in! £1.50 per session.

Line Dancing: Monday 10.30-11.30. Wednesday 10.15 – 11.15 adn 11.20 – 12.20. Come along and join our friendly line dancing classes. Not quite sure of the steps? A volunteer will stay with you until you feel confident to join in. Just turn up. £4 per session.

For more information phone  0191 4773559

Email: infoandadvice@ageukgateshead.org.uk


Chilli Studios

Monday – Friday

Chilli Studios began in 2004 under the name NAGAS (Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio) with the aim of providing creative-based services for people with mental health problems. The project promotes social inclusion, encourages social interaction, builds resilience, develops skills and abilities and enables potential.

For more information visit chillistudios.co.uk, call 0191 209 4058 or email info@chillistudios.co.uk

Christ’s Mission in the World (CMW)

Sunday Service 2pm – 4pm

Wednesday 6pm – 8pm

A bilingual church group with services in English and French. Services are aimed at anyone who would like to attend.

Email: lukofoeva@yahoo.co.uk  Tel: 07727353321


A therapeutic group for people with disabilities of all kinds, providing expression through music and interactive sessions.

For more information contact Louise on 07852118237

Derek’s Tea Dance

Sequence dancing. A great way to keep fit, meet new friends and maybe even bump into some old ones!

Wednesdays 1pm – 3.30pm. £3.50 per session, including tea, coffee and biscuits.

Music Appreciation

For everyone who enjoys classical music. This is not highbrow, but mostly classics, played on CD.

The group meets every Wednesday from 1pm – 3pm with a break for tea.

Turn up and pay. £3 per session.

Spring of Life Church

Sunday Service 10am – 1pm

Offer counselling and spiritual support to their congregation

 JVS Dance Ballroom & Latin American

Thursday evenings 7 – 9pm

Adult Dance Classes – Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced 10 week courses available. Private Lessons, Special Occasion & First Dance Tuition.

Tel: 07770 632779

e-mail: jvsdance@outlook.com



Meetings held at Blackfriars include

  • Women’s Institute monthly meeting
  • Newcastle Tenants and Residents Association