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Wednesday 6th June 2018 was NE Youth’s annual Projects with Pride event, held at the Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park.  These awards recognise achievements of youth organisations all over the North East and we are pleased to let you know that Blyth swept the boards taking away 4 awards! The evening kicked off with welcome mocktails […]

On Tuesday 29th May four young people from our Employability Project (Paul, Donna, Thomas and Katlyn) set off with our worker Kelly for a two day residential with StreetGames at the Brathay Trust in Cumbria. The young people had a very early start and set off at 6am from North Shields alongside another group of […]

Last month we told you all that our Senior Youth Worker, Jackie Long was one of 2,640 people from around the country invited to the Royal Wedding of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Jackie was nominated by  The Lord Lieutenant, her Grace of Northumberland for her outstanding contribution to youth work in the community. […]

Unless you have been living under a rock recently then you will know that on 19th May HRH Prince Harry is due to marry the gorgeous Meghan Markle at a ceremony to be held at Windsor Castle. A statement from Kensington Palace, has said that Harry and Meghan want ‘members of the public to feel […]

On 28th/29th October last year Regent Pool and Snooker club that is based on Seaforth Street in Blyth, held a 24 hour Pool Marathon to raise money for Silx. The idea came from Brett who plays for the Regent Pool Team. Brett attended Silx when he was younger and said he wanted to give something back […]

On Wednesday 21st March one of our youth workers Kelly along with two young people Amy and Megan attended The High Sheriff of Northumberland Awards held at The Northumberland Church of England Academy, Josephine Butler Campus. The evening began at 5:30pm and the young people were sat with others from Northumbria Berwick Detachment, Leading Link […]

In June 2016 we applied for funding from the Heritage Lottery fund for a project idea- we wanted to explore youth clubs in Blyth from the 1930s to present day and create a publication. We were very happy to receive a grant of £10,000 to bring the project to life- we commissioned ISIS arts and […]

It’s official Silx Teen Bar Youth Project has been awarded The Best Youth Project award from Youth Focus North East and we couldn’t be any more proud! The North East Young People’s Awards (formerly the POSBOs) were hosted by Youth Focus NE at a glitzy ceremony held at the BALTIC centre for contemporary art on […]

Merry Christmas!
December 21, 2017

We are well and truly in the Christmas spirit here at Silx and we wanted to round off the year with a festive blog letting you know what we have been up to…. The young people have been very creative this month making lots of Christmas Crafts and cooking lots of festive treats, these activities […]

NE Youth Tennerthon Challenge
December 20, 2017

This year our young people are taking part in NE Youth’s Tennerthon Challenge…… The challenge gives the young people the chance to be young entrepreneurs and make some money! Each group is given £10 that they must grow, the young people need to plan and develop an idea to make the most money by the end […]

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