What’s On

The following groups meet here on a regular basis. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, please contact us for further details on 0191 261 6027.

Download timetable for all activities: Blackfriars Daily activity sheet

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


whats-on-03-chilliAge 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 232 6488 or enquiries@ageuknewcastle.org.uk


VRM School of Dance: Ballroom & Latin American

Adult Beginners 10 week course starting on the 25th January 2018. Easy pace, no pressure. Intermediate classes also available.


Contact Vicki for enrollment details.

Tel: 0191 265 0009          Mobile: 07949009322    email: vrmschoolofdance@gmail.com


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.



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

For more information contact Louise on 07852118237

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

Offer counselling and spiritual support to their congregation

Sunday Service 10am – 1pm


Christ’s Mission in the World (CMW)

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

Sunday Service 2pm – 4pm

Wednesday 6pm – 8pm


Meetings held at Blackfriars Include

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