Dates: 22nd July-4th August 2012
Venue: Parks Leisure Centre, North Shields
Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place?q=P ... 3029619881
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/britishchess with some lovely photos of the venue from Lara Barnes
Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1655309@N24/ where we will have another photographic competition. Take a look at some of this year's entries!
Olympics: will take place from 25th July (Women's Football) to 12th August, with the peak likely to be Saturday 4th August.
We will have large screen TVs to view the events."Saturday, 4 August is already being dubbed as "Super Saturday" with the climax of the heptathlon competition and the women's 100m final taking prime-time slots. The Olympic rowing and swimming competitions will also reach a conclusion."
Tourism: http://www.northumberland-coast.co.uk/whitley_bay.php is the best website I have found so far for information about that coast, and if you like walking http://www.northtynesidewalks.co.uk/ then you can click on the 'North Shields Discovery walk' amongst others.
For information about travelling slightly further inland this is useful - http://www.visitnorthumberland.com/
Ferries: you can get to the venue via
Ijmuiden / Amsterdam in the Netherlands - http://www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/
Bergen in Norway - http://www.fjordline.ferries.org/