UPDATE! Misspent Uke “Olympic Torch” Gig – Sat 16th June – new venue!

Due to Gibside being waterlogged, the Rowlands Gill & Highfield Community Festival has been moved to Rowlands Gill Methodist Church – and there is not enough space on stage at the new venue for everyone who has signed up to play.

Dot and Fiona have contacted everyone who they need on stage in order to get through the set list and are very sorry that they cannot include everyone tomorrow.

If anyone else wants to come along to watch the various events, they would be very welcome at the new venue:

Rowlands Gill Methodist Church

Strathmore Road

NE39 1HX

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Strathmore Road Methodist Church is located at the junction between Station Road (the A694) and Strathmore Road (the B6315) in Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear (NE39 1HX). Rowlands Gill is about 8 miles from the City Centre of Newcastle.

Limited parking nearby so you might have a bit of a walk!

Map and directions: Rowlands Gill, Strathmore Road Methodist Church

Directions on walkit.com from Morrisons, Shields Road to The Cumberland Arms

I have added a link on the home page to a map and directions on walkit.com

These take you from Morrisons via the pedestrian crossing on the Shields Road Bypass to The Cumberland Arms, avoiding steps if you follow the route as shown here:

>> Morrisons to The Cumberland Arms <<

Follow the link above for detailed info about this route:

  • If you are on the Morrison’s side, cross Shields Road to the big car park opposite
  • Cross the car park and go down the path between the old church and KFC
  • Cross Shields Road Bypass at the Pedestrian Crossing
  • Follow the footpath to the right
  • Turn left down Byker Bank
  • Cross Byker Bank to James Place Street

Map showing pedestrian route as descibed in body of text

Best wishes,

Lizzie