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As well as running our Teen Bar indoors we also have a detached team that work on the streets of Blyth to engage with young people that don’t access any youth provision. Our regular detached work began at the beginning of July and our workers go out every Wednesday and Friday night and visit the […]

Summer Trips……
August 25, 2015

The summer holidays are an exciting time for the young people, 6 whole weeks away from school, work and teachers! On the other hand the summer holidays can be a stressful and sometimes very expensive time for parents, so here at Silx we try to provide some fun, cheap and sometimes even free trips during […]

Silx Youth Festival
July 30, 2015

Record numbers of young people and their families came along to our Youth Festival in Blyth Marketplace last Thursday! This was the 5th Annual festival that we have organised and the main aim was to showcase the wonderful work that goes on for young people in Blyth and was opened by our local up and […]

Skills and Opportunities Fund- RESULT!
July 21, 2015

You will recall from previous blog posts that we asked for your support in voting for us in the RBS Skills and Opportunities fund recently. We campaigned on our blog, Facebook and Twitter and so many of you shared and voted. We are so pleased to tell you that from over 1,000 entries and a […]

Arts Award with The Sage Gateshead
July 9, 2015

The young people that have been studying for their Arts Award and learning to DJ with the talented Wendy and Adam from the Sage, finished their course last week after a fun packed 10 weeks. The last session was held on Thursday 2 July and the young people set Silx up as a ‘cinema’ using […]

We are nearly 20 years Old…
July 7, 2015

This year People and Drugs Ltd is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and next year is 20 years since Silx Teen Bar opened so with that in mind we thought we would take a trip down memory lane and give you all a brief History of Silx from the beginning…. In September 1995 a group of […]

Arts & Crafts @ Silx……..
June 25, 2015

We do try and give every night at Silx a theme during our teen bar sessions.  Tuesdays and Thursdays are ‘in the mix’ – I’m sure if you have walked through the market place in Blyth between the hours of 5pm and 8pm on these days you will have heard our super talented young people […]

Natwest Skills & Opportunities Fund
June 16, 2015

You know from our previous Blog posts, our Twitter feed and our Facebook pages that one project that we run here at Silx that is very popular is our 1st Step drop in which runs on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday (Read about 1st Step in detail here: ) As a charity we rely on […]

Part of the Punch Drunk Army
June 2, 2015

If you live in Blyth and the surrounding areas, unless you have been living under a rock for the last few months then you would have surely heard all about Punch Drunk Comedy. Punch Drunk was set up by Gav and Kai Humphries as a comedy night once a month at the Newsham Side Club, […]

Trip to the Sage Gateshead……
May 26, 2015

You will know from previous blog posts that we currently have a group of young people completing a DJ/Employability Course here at Silx every Tuesday & Thursday afternoon and the course is ran by Wendy and Adam from The Sage Gateshead. As part of the course the young people are completing an Art’s Award which […]