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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 […]

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 […]

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