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For all those budding sewing enthusiasts, we are offering two textile workshops over the next month, courtesy of Amanda Jane Textiles. The sessions will be running on Thursday 23rd June and the 30th June 2016 between 7.00pm-9.00pm. For further details and to book a place…

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Hepatitis C Trust


The National Patient Council

Involvement & Opinion Group


  • Meet others from the North East with Hepatitis C
  • Use your experience to make a difference
  • Feed into local and national decision making networks
  • Help shape local services and information
  • Find out latest news, developments and opportunities

Meeting to be held on Tuesday 17th May 2016 1.30pm-4.30pm at Blackfriars @ The Ouseburn.

for more details call:

07742 407 839

Email :

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Messy Play!

Caterpillars sessionBeautiful flowers created by our Caterpillars group on Tuesday 26th April 2016.

All the kids had a thoroughly good time and had lots of messy fun.

Don’t forget our sessions run every Tuesday morning 10.00am-12.00pm.

£1.00 per child (ages 0-5)

Toddler Group

The Toddler group is returning…

Starting back Tuesday 2nd February 2016.

The group will run every Tuesday (Term Time Only) 10.00am-12.00pm

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please contact Bookings on 0191 261 6027 if you have any question

Our Ouseburn Fund


Our Ouseburn Fund

 Small grants for community action across Ouseburn Ward

If you have a small project in mind that will improve life in Low Heaton, Shieldfield, St Ann’s, Battlefield or the Quayside area, we can provide some funding to help.

It’s easy to apply for up to £250.

Visit Page for more information  or  see our Facebook page

Find out more from

Blackfriars @ the Ouseburn, New Bridge St, Newcastle NE1 2TQ

Tel: 0191 261 6027



Welcome to Blackfriars @ The Ouseburn

Blackfriars @ The Ouseburn is a Community Centre and venue run by the St Vincent de Paul Society, a voluntary not-for-profit charity dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical help to people in need.

We are only 10-15 minutes’ walk from central Newcastle. Frequent buses stop outside the centre and Manors Metro Station is less than ½ mile away.      

Daytime Community Activities

During the day, we host numerous activities, including dance classes and a parent and toddlers group.  Within the complex, we support clients with a variety of mental health issues and disabilities and offer client based art therapy and music appreciation.

Functions and Events

We have a large hall with capacity for 240 people. This has a sprung dance floor, (one of the last remaining in the region), a stage, full catering facilities and a licensed bar. The proximity to the city centre means that guests don’t have to worry about drinking and driving, as the hall has easy access for buses, taxis or the metro. Alternatively, guests can stay in one of the numerous hotels in the City.

gallery04This makes Blackfriars @ The Ouseburn a fantastic venue to host your wedding, celebration, gig or corporate event. The Hall is available for private hire at very reasonable rates throughout the year and every booking helps the SVP continue our good work. Details can be found on our functions page.

We also have an IT suite and large conference room, which can be hired out for smaller events, children’s parties, conferences or meetings.  Click here.


Blackfriars@The Ouseburn is managed by the St Vincent De Paul Society (England & Wales)

• Registered charity no. 1053992 • Registered in England & Wales No. 3174679

Registered office: The St Vincent de Paul Society, 9 Larcom St, Walworth, London SE17 1RX

For more information about the charity and its’ activities, please phone 0207 407 4644 or visit: