Another week rushed by …Carnival clubs got going again this week and we heard Arts Council awarded us a grant ! Tickets went on sale for the carnival opening party with Bombskare Sista Soul and the carnival cantina band AND for the carnival ball with The Baghdaddies, The Ski Band, Ocho and Wayne C McDonald – get yours at The Crab & Waltzer or Dimeos on Marine Ave…It’s the blossom festival today at Whitleybay Park and Green Beans Market at the station tomorrow .., hoping for sunshine. Ask Jean Laurie (she’ll be at both) if you want a carnival raffle ticket to be in with a chance of winning one of dozens of great prizes from £200 voucher to spend at Robinson Optometrists Monkseaton to a manicure at Kelly’s nails on Whitley Road.

Don’t forget we need many hands to help get the Rockcliffe Rocket parade ready and the Marden Bridge flying saucers up and running .. join us on Monday 6-7.30 Rockcliffe or Marden Bridge Wednesday4-6 bring grandad and the kids !!!