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Become a friend and get involved
All our events are open to the Friends of Saltwell Park and non-members.

Our events are currently taking place at various venues local to Saltwell Park, so please check location in the details below. Doors open at 10.30am and events begin at 11.00am unless otherwise stated. Events normally last an hour and a half and there is no need to book unless otherwise specified

 For our events there is a charge of £1 for members of Friends of Saltwell Park / £2 non-members, which includes refreshments (served before the event starts, please arrive 15 minutes before the start time if you wish to join us for refreshments).

To ensure we can deliver a full programme we are looking for people who can help organise events. Please let us know if you can assist us by contacting us

IMPORTANT - Events are planned many months in advance and are subject to change or cancellation. In the event of such circumstances, we aim to update this website as soon as possible. Please check on a regular basis for the latest updates.


09th December 2023
10:30am - 12:30pm
Side by Side Arts, Dunsmuir Grove,
Bensham, Gateshead, NE8 4QL
Located in the grounds of St. Chad's Church.

Join us for some festive fun at our Christmas "do" with live music from Fret's Guitar Group. 

Friends of Saltwell Park Christmas "do" 2023 Join us for some festive fun!
13th January 2024
10:30am - 12:30pm
Little Theatre
1-4 Saltwell View
Gateshead, NE8 4JS

What would you do if you were offered the foundation stone to a well-known public building?

Former Gateshead history teacher, Guy Faulkenau, recalls the dilemma he faced when offered a foundation stone from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and its connection with his grandfather who became known locally as ‘Pully String Hancock’.

Friends of Saltwell Park events
Special events
  in addition to our own monthly Saturday events

The following events may require prebooking.

Use links provided, or phone numbers shown for further information and bookings.

These events may not be organised by Friends of Saltwell Park and are listed for your information only.

We advise you check here regularly for more events as we receive them.

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