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February Half Term 2019
February 22, 2019

We always endeavour to put on extra sessions and trips and make Half Term fun for the young people that attend Silx. This February half term has been no exception. On Tuesday 19th February we enlisted the help of Simone from Fusion Hair and Beauty to put on a girlie pamper day. The young people […]

Children and Young People Now Awards 2018
November 23, 2018

This year Silx were amongst 127 organisations from all over the UK who were shortlisted as finalists in the Children and Young People Now Awards 2018, we were nominated in not one but two categories and we were thrilled to be shortlisted after over 600 applications were received. Our Senior Youth Worker Jackie and Progression […]

Youth Work Week 2018
November 7, 2018

What is Youth Work? This is what the National Youth Agency are asking us this year as the theme for Youth Work Week 2018. Youth Work Week takes place once a year and is ‘An opportunity to expolre the changing landscape for youth work delivery and a time to celebrate the incredible difference it makes to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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