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Summer 2018
August 23, 2018

Getting the young people out and about and experiencing new things has always been something that we feel very passionate about here at Silx and this Summer has been no exception. The summer holidays can be a long and expensive time for parents so we always try and offer lots of exciting trips and activities […]

Silx Youth Festival 2018
August 13, 2018

Another successful Youth Festival this year with 100s of young people and their families descending on Blyth marketplace on Thursday 9th August. This year the High Sheriff of Northumberland opened the festival and made a lovely speech about Silx and the postive impact our work has on the community which was very much appreciated, he then spent […]

Trip to Edinburgh Zoo- July 2018
August 1, 2018

On Saturday 28th July we joined our friends from Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum for a joint trip to Edinburgh Zoo! It was an early start, we met at 6:30am ready for a 6:45am bus pick up to take us to Morpeth Train station and from there we got the train to Edinburgh, once […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]