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Alive in Blyth Carnival 2018
July 11, 2018

On Saturday 7th July the Alive in Blyth carnival procession took place through the streets of Blyth. The carnival was a celebration of the Blyth Community hosted by Leading Link and Silx and Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum were pleased to work together to take part! The Carnival began at the Quayside and then […]

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 […]

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 […]

If you live in Blyth and regularly walk through the Market Place, then between 14th-21st May you would have noticed that there was a large sculpture of bags erected in the the Market Square and that the old Iceland shop had been transformed into ‘Corners HQ’ ‘Corners of Europe’ is a project created by ISIS […]

Silx comes out top, again!
April 5, 2016

Awards season appears to be upon us in Northumberland. Just before the Easter break Silx staff and young people were invited along to two award ceremonies – the firs was on Wednesday 23rd March and was the ‘Spirit of the Community Awards’ hosted by Homes for Northumberland and the second was the very next day, […]

Success at Northumberland’s Finest……
February 9, 2016

On Friday 5th February workers and young people were invited to the Northumberland Finest Awards at Newbiggin Sports Centre. This event is held every year to celebrate all of the fantastic youth work that goes on across the county and is presented by Northumberland County Council’s Youth Service. This year we were nominated for four […]

PoSBO Award Success….
December 11, 2015

On Thursday 10th December we were invited along with a group of young people to the Baltic in Gateshead for the 6th Annual PoSBO Awards hosted by Youth Focus North East. The awards are held each year to celebrate young people in the North East and all of the fantastic work involved in supporting these […]