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More than just a Youth Club……
September 29, 2017

‘Aren’t you just a youth club?’ ‘Silx is for Kids isn’t it?’ ‘I don’t know what it is that you do’……. These comments have all been said to us more than once so with that in mind we thought we would shout from rooftops exactly what it is we do, well we are not actually […]

Dukeshouse Wood 2017
September 8, 2017

We always enjoy giving the young people new experiences here at Silx and during the Summer months we like to arrange trips and residential opportunities outside of Blyth. This Summer we arranged for a group of young people to spend the weekend at Dukeshouse Wood. Dukeshouse wood is an outdoor adventure and activity centre set […]

Youth Festival 2017
August 16, 2017

The 27th July was the date over 1,000 families came to Blyth Marketplace to celebrate our Annual Youth Festival! The festival was opened by new up and coming singer Channy; who is the NE Youth young ambassador- she entertained the crowds with her version of recent hits! As well as Channy the crowds were also […]

Starbucks supports young people!
August 16, 2017

We’ve got some Barista’s in the making amongst us at Silx at the moment all thanks to a fantastic collaboration between UK Youth, NE Youth and Starbucks. Louise Laws the development manager at NE Youth contacted us in June to tell us all about their Youth Action employability programme and to see if any of […]

Silx Spooooktacular!
November 3, 2016

As you all know it was Halloween on Monday- we always have a party every year here at Silx but because our Monday sessions are only for our younger 11-14 age group we decided to hold our party on Wednesday 2nd November so all of the young people could be included. We have planning the […]

Heritage Project ‘Youth Work Revisited’
October 27, 2016

Back in June we applied for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a fantastic project idea- we wanted to explore Youth work and youth clubs in Blyth from the 1930s to the present day and present our findings as an exhibition and publication. We were thrilled to be given a grant of £10,000 to […]

Day of the Dead
October 20, 2016

Everywhere you turn at the moment you will greeted by something connected to Halloween, however Halloween is not the only ‘spooky’ holiday that is celebrated at this time of the year. In Mexico on the 1st and 2nd November they celebrate ‘Day of the Dead’ which is a traditional holiday where people gather to pray […]

Paul’s Journey
September 15, 2016

Hi I’m Paul Cozens and I’m a volunteer here at Silx and I have recently just returned from Gothenburg in Sweden where I was a trainee crew member on board the Christian Radich as part of the North Sea Tallships regatta race, I was chosen by Northumberland County Council Youth Service to be a trainee […]

North Sea Tallships Regatta 2016- Blyth
August 30, 2016

Proud. This seems to be the word everyone that describes how they feel about this Weekends Tallships event are using, and we think that pretty much sums up how we feel about it too! Weeks, no, Months of preparation have gone into making sure the weekend was a success and this was most definitely achieved and […]

Cooking Around the World…..
August 2, 2016

We’ve been on a bit of an International Journey at Silx recently….. As some of you may already know we dedicate our Wednesday evening Teen Bar session to Health and Wellbeing and one activity that is always very popular with our young people is Cooking! The young people love to eat (well, they are growing […]

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