Children’s Author Launches New Chapter For Library

A Newcastle library which had been facing possible closure has been given a lease of life thanks to a pioneering partnership between the City Council and a local community.

To mark the launch of a new chapter in Blakelaw Library’s story, children’s author and illustrator Faye Hanson staged a special workshop for pupils from the neighbouring Hilton Primary Academy.

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What’s on this month

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Junior Youth Club 4:30 pm
Junior Youth Club @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
5 years +
Bingo 6:30 pm
Bingo @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Family Portraits 4:00 pm
Family Portraits
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
All Welcome
Mc Greevy Dance Academy 4:00 pm
Mc Greevy Dance Academy @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Bingo 6:30 pm
Bingo @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Success4All 4:00 pm
Success4All @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
8 years+
Slimming World 5:30 pm
Slimming World @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Credit Union 12:00 pm
Credit Union
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Bingo 1:30 pm
Bingo
Mar 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Dancing 4:30 pm
Dancing
Mar 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
4 years +
Youth Club 6:00 pm
Youth Club
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
11 – 19 years
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Junior Youth Club 4:30 pm
Junior Youth Club @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
5 years +
Bingo 6:30 pm
Bingo @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Family Portraits 4:00 pm
Family Portraits
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
All Welcome
Mc Greevy Dance Academy 4:00 pm
Mc Greevy Dance Academy @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Bingo 6:30 pm
Bingo @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Success4All 4:00 pm
Success4All @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
8 years+
Slimming World 5:30 pm
Slimming World @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Credit Union 12:00 pm
Credit Union
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Bingo 1:30 pm
Bingo
Mar 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Dancing 4:30 pm
Dancing
Mar 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
4 years +
Community Council 6:00 pm
Community Council @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Youth Club 6:00 pm
Youth Club
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
11 – 19 years
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Junior Youth Club 4:30 pm
Junior Youth Club @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
5 years +
Bingo 6:30 pm
Bingo @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Ward Councillor Surgery 6:00 pm
Ward Councillor Surgery @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Family Portraits 4:00 pm
Family Portraits
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
All Welcome
Mc Greevy Dance Academy 4:00 pm
Mc Greevy Dance Academy @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Bingo 6:30 pm
Bingo @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Success4All 4:00 pm
Success4All @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
8 years+
Slimming World 5:30 pm
Slimming World @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Credit Union 12:00 pm
Credit Union
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Bingo 1:30 pm
Bingo
Mar 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Dancing 4:30 pm
Dancing
Mar 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
4 years +
Youth Club 6:00 pm
Youth Club
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
11 – 19 years
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Junior Youth Club 4:30 pm
Junior Youth Club @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
5 years +
Bingo 6:30 pm
Bingo @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Family Portraits 4:00 pm
Family Portraits
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
All Welcome
Mc Greevy Dance Academy 4:00 pm
Mc Greevy Dance Academy @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Bingo 6:30 pm
Bingo @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Success4All 4:00 pm
Success4All @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
8 years+
Slimming World 5:30 pm
Slimming World @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Credit Union 12:00 pm
Credit Union
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Bingo 1:30 pm
Bingo
Mar 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Dancing 4:30 pm
Dancing
Mar 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
4 years +
Youth Club 6:00 pm
Youth Club
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
11 – 19 years
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Junior Youth Club 4:30 pm
Junior Youth Club @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
5 years +
Bingo 6:30 pm
Bingo @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Family Portraits 4:00 pm
Family Portraits
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
All Welcome
Mc Greevy Dance Academy 4:00 pm
Mc Greevy Dance Academy @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Bingo 6:30 pm
Bingo @ The Blakelaw Centre
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 

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Short listed for the Policing and Crime award 2016!

The Howard League believes that projects which help to keep people out of the criminal justice system, by providing alternative, proportionate, effective and targeted interventions will reduce the risk of reoffending.

These annual awards celebrate best practice in diversionary work and champion work in the community that challenges and changes people for the better – be it with children; women; mental health programmes or restorative justice.

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The Blakelaw Centre

We have a range of activities and services that we provide from within the centre to ensure local services are protected for our community.

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Blakelaw Library

The Blakelaw Library is situated within the Blakelaw Centre just off Binswood Avenue.

Blakelaw Junior Youth Club

Our junior youth club is aimed at children aged between 5 – 10 years*.

Blakelaw Senior Youth Club

Our senior youth club is open to all young people aged 11 – 19 years.