Some of the social programme to whet your appetite?
Jonathan Barrand of North Tyneside Tourism (who some of you might remember from his visit to the Sheffield British last year) has offered a FREE 'BUS TOUR OF THE AREA' on Tuesday 24th July (3rd full day of the event). I have asked him to put it on at 2.30 so parents of juniors can see their children settled to play before going sightseeing and morning participants can take a break. You will take in Roman ruins and a medieval abbey as well as several surprises.
Jonathan has announced that The annual Sandcastle Competition (with a chess theme!) will now be on the first Sunday (sorry, the tide was wrong on the middle Sunday) at Whitley Bay. If you have not experienced the 'perfect sandcastle sand' of the North East coast you have missed out. I am sure there was an episode of BBC's Coast dedicated to it!
Gerry Beldon of 'Mindsports World', based in Whitley Bay, is helping me organise a Ceilidh on the middle Saturday! There will be floor spots available for anyone who would like to sing, joke or play.
The annual quiz, on Sunday 29th July, has been booked into The Boardwalk, Whitley Bay. The Boardwalk http://boardwalkwb.pcbus.elementfx.com/index.html
is a great music and comedy venue right on the beach.
I am adding to the weekday evening programme every day and can promise mindsports taster sessions, beginners' bridge, blitz and variants cometitions
Hope to see you there!