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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 […]

Detached Trip to Dynamix…..
November 16, 2017

We have a very successful detached project here at Silx,  our fabulous detached team work on the streets of Blyth every Wednesday and Friday evening with the aim of engaging with hard to reach young people who choose not to access any centre based youth provision. It has been well documented on social media that […]

This year the National Youth Agency has focused Youth Work Week around the theme of ‘Youth Services’ and why young people need great youth work and great youth services. It got us thinking in Silx about youth work in Blyth and why having a facility like ours is so important and how we have helped […]

Spooooky week @ Silx…..
October 27, 2017

We have been getting into the spooky Halloween spirit at Silx this half term from sugar skulls, pumpkin carving, spooky trips and parties we have done it all…. We started the week on Monday 23rd with an incredibly spooky trip to Beamish for the special Halloween themed evening, we teamed up with our friends from […]

#NoBrainer Energy Drink Project……
October 27, 2017

The young people from our Teen Bar sessions have teamed up with Emma Shields, an NHS Participation worker to create a campaign that shows young people the dangers of drinking energy drinks! The project is just in the beginning stages but this blog post will give you all a bit of background info on energy […]

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 […]

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