The new page for all things The Cave!
As you may (or may not!) be aware, The Customs House recently took over the running of the former Tyne Dock Youth Centre - The Cave. Faced with potential closure, and following a public campaign to save it, South Tyneside Council approached us and asked if we would take over the day to day management of the centre.
Over the past few months we have been working with a number of companies, including Northumbrian Water, Port of Tyne, Potts Print UK, Esh Construction, Seymours Civil Engineering, Kwik Flow, MWH Global, Aspire IT, Interserve, Grontmij, Lucion Environmental, South Tyneside Décor and The Shields Gazette, to breathe new life into the building and make it an exciting space for all the community.
An official launch took place on Saturday July 28, where the public were invited to come along to see all of the amazing work that has taken place so far.
As well as the current groups and activities that meet and take place at The Cave, we are always looking to increase our outreach to the community, and will continue to develop the centre into the multi-functional venue that it truly is.
Programmes and activities are subject to change. For up to date information you can contact The Cave direct on 0191 4563917 or Emma Horsman, Cultural Development Manager at The Customs House, on 0191 4278197 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Custom Breaks - new members wanted!
We are delighted to announce that a new Custom Breaks beginners group has been set up - and spaces still remain!
The original Custom Breaks group originally held their rehearsals and practice sessions at The Customs House but have recently moved venue to The Cave. As a result of the success of this group, professional Bboy/Breakdancer Paul Martin from break-dance company ‘Bad Taste Cru’ has agreed to lead a brand new beginners group, giving even more young people the chance to develop their dance and performance skills, as well as the opportunity to perform at a range of different events each year.
The current Custom Breaks group, who were set up in 2008, have been involved in numerous events and competitions, such as Pulse, Just Jam, Juice Festival and Breakin’ Convention. It is hoped that this new break-dancing group will follow in their footsteps.
The new group will also practice at The Cave, with sessions taking place every Tuesday from 6 – 7pm for young people aged 8 – 12 years. The fee will be £3.50 per session. There are 15 places available and once the group has reached full capacity, further names will be added to a waiting list.
For further information on Custom Breaks and/or to sign up, please contact Emma Horsman, Cultural Development Manager on 0191 427 8197 or email
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Programme of Activities taking place in The CAVE. Follow this link to you tube to see more..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sER0fva7r5g&feature=g-uplBand practice and rehearsal facilities
10.00-9.00pm, Monday – Thursday,
10.00-6.00pm Saturdays, 1.00 – 9.00pm Sundays. £6.00/hour, £2.00 Amp hire
Recording Studio; for music, groups and CD production, including Karaoke bundles, mixing and track mastering.
10.00-9.00pm, Monday – Thursday,
10.00-6.00pm Saturdays, 1.00 – 9.00pm Sundays.
Other times are available by arrangement with Manager & Studio Technician.
£18.00 per hour inclusive of technician. This is the basis for all pricings. There are discounts and packages available.
Standard; Monday 5.30-6.30pm, Thursday 10-11am £3.00,
Zumbatomic Monday 4.00-5.00pm for 5-12 years, £2.50
Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze, Silver, Gold)
Monday 13-25yrs 6.30-9.30pm £1.00
Custom Breaks break dancing see above
Tuesday 6-7pm, 8-12year olds; 7-8pm, older group. £3.50
Arts Award (Bronze, Silver, Gold)
Wednesday; 11-19 year olds, 6-9pm £1.00
South Tyneside SNIPS; (Special Needs Inclusive Play-care Scheme)
Wednesday; 6-8pm Free
GeTIN2Arts@TheCave with Tin Arts.
Wednesday, 9.30am-3.30pm, 16 plus.
£52 per day to attend the course.
South Tyneside Youth Action Volunteers (YAV)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10.00am – 3.00pm, 13-25 year old
Contact Lynn or Jill @ YAV email@example.com or 0191 4548704
Young Parents Group
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 12.00 – 3.00pm, 13-25 year olds, Free
Kings Dance School; Ballet, Disco, Tap & Stage.
Saturday 9.30am -12.30pm, Under 8’s, £3.50/hour, decreases for extra classes
Saturday 12.30am - 3.30pm, Over 8’s, £3.50/hour, decreases for extra classes
Both age groups are offered the three styles of dance, each class lasts one hour.
Sunday Evening Youth Club
Sunday 6.30-9.30pm, 11-18 years £1.00
Visual Art Classes
Thursday 6-8 pm, 16+ Enrol through Esen Kaya @ The Customs House. £50.00 for 4weeks. 0191 427 8199 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Future Activities include;
Youth Theatre, School Holiday Summer & Half-term Creative Activities
Contact The Cave on: 0191 456 3917 for more details