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Whitley Bay Big Local Events - most activities on 2nd floor during renovations!

FareShare Pantry

Pay As You Can Pantry

During renovations our "pay as you can pantry" is still open every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday is in the temporary entrance. There's a range of fresh fruit and veg, milk, bakery items, tins and dried goods.If you can donate food, ( in date and in original packaging please) we can share with others! If you can contribute, please do, if you are unable...don't worry.

Tuesdays, 9:30am - 11:30am, Wednesdays, 1pm - 3pm

Thursdays and Fridays: 10am - 12pm

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Road

Fix it cafe

Fix-It Cafe

Our "FIX-IT" Cafe is chance to get your stuff fixed , to fix stuff for others and to learn how to fix things.

Come along on:

Monday 5th June 3:30 pm - 7pm

Saturday 17th June 9:30 am - 1pm

Monday 26th June 3:30 pm - 7pm

Saturday 8th July 9:30 am - 1pm

Monday 17th July 3:30 pm - 7pm

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Road

We have two expert "fixers" who can teach and support us until we're ready to fly solo.

If you would like to know more please send an email to

Or click here for more information and some FAQs

Happ To Chat

Happy To Chat

Residents are welcome to pop in for a "socially distanced" cuppa and a chat.  

You can pick up a Happy to Chat badge if you are happy to head out into the wider world to Chat Happily.  

It’s about kindness, taking time to listen to others and making connections in the local community. All welcome!

Find out more on our Facebook page

Email: for more information.

Every Thursday,  10am - 12pm, 

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Road

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

Join in the Knitting and Nattering in our community building.
Please wear a mask for entry, we've plenty of hand sanitiser and socially distanced chairs to keep you comfortable and safe.

A friendly group in a safe space. Bring your own project or join one of ours. We have needles and yarn to share.
Free entry- donations welcomed for refreshments!

Every Friday10am to 12pm. 

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Road

Men's Pie Club

Men's Pie Club

Pie Club opens once a week for guys in various locations in the North East. It’s not just about the pies. It’s about the guys making the pies. We’re here for a chat just as much as a scran. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re a baking-beginner or a pastry-perfectionist, Pie Club is where you can come to get stuff off your chest and put something in your belly.

For more information visit the Men's Pie Club website.

Monday 3pm -5pm 

Thursday 1pm -3pm 

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Rd,  NE26 2LY

Deaf and sign

Deaf and Sign Meet-Up

Spend time with Deaf and signing people.

Play games, pool, table tennis and table football.

Donations for drinks welcome

For more information or visit our Whitley Bay Big Local FaceBook page.

Every Thursday, 17:30pm - 19:30pm.

Also Tyneside Deaf Children's Society, Thursdays 16:30pm - 17:30pm

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Road


Act2Cam Creative Performing Arts Class

Act2Cam offers Covid-safe, Ofsted-registered childcare, where young people learn how to act and make drama, from their own imaginations.

Our qualified teachers are DBS checked, highly trained and committed to working with young people. We help our students develop their drama into high quality films, which they star in! We are the only drama group that teaches "3 Cs”: Confidence, Community and Creativity. Find out more on Act2Cams webpage

Fees apply. Contact orTel: 07973 869477

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Rd,  NE26 2LY

sign and sign

Sing and Sign North Tyneside

Sing and Sign classes are very relaxed and good fun! Class sizes are small (12 maximum per class) so you and your baby can enjoy the social aspect of class. We use instruments, songs, music and props to engage your little one. 
There are 3 different "stages":
Babes classes are for 2 to 5 month old.  
Stage 1:  from 6 - around 14 months old 
Stage 2;  14+ months. 

To book and for more information visit the Sing and Sign website.

Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30am - 12 noon 

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Rd,  NE26 2LY

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