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We host a directory of contacts who support or promote international relations, activities and communities.

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Our directory includes public and private sector partners, voluntary and community sector groups and organisations and anyone who would like to share what they do and find out what others are doing to support international relations, work with international communities and other activities relating to internationalism.

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Wunderbar

Wunderbar

The Wunderbar portfolio comprises a glorious, eclectic mix of performance, installation, extraordinary happenings, interactions, social events and games.  Our projects take place in all kinds of places: theatres, galleries and arts centres as well as everyday spaces like car parks, workplaces, hairdressers, living rooms and city streets. Newcastle based, international outlook and connections. Read More

West End Refugee Service

West End Refugee Service

West End Refugee Service (WERS) is a registered charity which provides support services for asylum seekers and refugees in a friendly, welcoming environment. The range of integrated services aims to address the disadvantage, exclusion and poverty which affect asylum seekers and refugees living in the West End of Newcastle upon Tyne. Read More

Tyneside Irish Cultural Society

Tyneside Irish Cultural Society

We are a not for profit organisation that arranges events across Tyneside. Since it’s inception we have had some of the biggest names in Irish culture performing here, in the north east of England. We have been running a series of free lectures by visiting university lecturers and author Read More

Tyneside Irish Centre

Tyneside Irish Centre

The Tyneside Irish Centre provides a meeting place for the Irish community, their friends and relations, but our welcome extends to all. The Tyneside Irish Centre is located in the Heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, in Gallowgate and has played a major role in the Newcastle upon Tyne community. It is a place of gathering where members can come together to socialize and engage in cultural and educational activities together. It aims to be a source of… Read More

Tyneside Cinema

Tyneside Cinema

Tyneside Cinema is a great resource for people who want to watch films in other languages and learn about other cultures. Tyneside Cinema offers a schools’ programme linking languages, film and film making: Modern Foreign Language Workshops (making a film in French, German or Spanish); and MFL Study Days for Spanish and French and German), which includes a full length film and cinema based presentations and resource pack for KS3, KS4, KS5. KS3 Mandarin Study Day, exploring China’s history and culture through cinema. Read More

Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal

Newcastle Theatre Royal is the leading theatre in the North East, presenting over 400 performances to over 300,000 people: the finest drama, the brightest West End musicals, the cream of the comedy circuit, award winning ballet and dance, family friendly shows, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Opera North and Rambert Dance – and (we think) the best Pantomime in the country! We also run a wide range of participatory projects for schools, young people, over… Read More

the4Cs – Climate Change Community Champions

the4Cs – Climate Change Community Champions

the4Cs is a charity working with local people, organisations and minority groups to promote environmental sustainability. We also work in partnership with groups and organisations based in developing countries on community-based environmental projects. We have links with South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. the4Cs currently works with refugees, asylum seekers and other ‘hard to reach’ communities in North East England and currently comprises of committee members from different communities, backgrounds and areas of expertise. Currently our main project… Read More

The Twisting Ducks Theatre Company

The Twisting Ducks Theatre Company

Over the last 12 years, The Twisting Ducks have built a community in the North East for people with learning disabilities and autism to explore and celebrate their creative talents, and to develop art that represents their lived experiences. Read More

The Millin Charity

The Millin Charity

The Millin Charity has helped thousands of local people facing significant challenges, experiencing isolation or simply running out of options and not sure where to go next. By providing access to a support network of peers and services in the local community each person is able to find the help that best suits their own needs; through working together they have become socially and economically empowered, and able to make a much more active contribution to the… Read More

The Language Centre

The Language Centre

The Language Centre is a not for profit community enterprise that offers the largest provision of language courses in the city centre for the general public from conversational to proficient (European languages, as well as Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and more); programmes for business and English as a Second/Other Language Read More

The Comfrey Project

The Comfrey Project

The Comfrey Project is a charity which works with refugees and people seeking asylum at our centre in Windmill Hills, Gateshead, and two allotment sites. Our aim is to improve their conditions of life and general wellbeing, while building skills, resilience, confidence, self-esteem and purpose. We provides refugees and people seeking asylum across Tyneside with a safe, welcoming environment, which promotes personal well-being through a sense of place and belonging. This is achieved by various shared creative crafts… Read More

Teakisi

Teakisi

Teakisi is an online platform creating a space for African women to empower, celebrate each other & unite through their stories. The blogzine is dedicated to challenging and changing the perceptions of African girls and women in the world today. Realizing the need for such a platform, British-Rwandan Salha Kaitesi founded the blogzine, creating a space for African women to empower each other, celebrate each other, and unite through their stories, with a focus on all things… Read More

Sweden: Honorary Consul

Sweden: Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consul assists and advises Swedish nationals on consular matters, within reason; on where they may obtain assistance and how to protect their own interests in the country in question; forward visa applications to the Embassy, hand over new passports as well as driving licences and assist the Embassy in a crisis or serious accident.  They promote the image of Sweden abroad together with the Embassy, for instance through participation in cultural partnerships and the exposure of… Read More

Sustainable Global Gardens

Sustainable Global Gardens

Sustainable Global Gardens is a North East based charity working to help meet Sustainable Development Goal 1: the eradication of extreme global poverty and hunger.  We work in those communities where income is typically less than $2/day, generally in rural areas where SGG’s field experience can have greatest impact in terms of income-generation and improved quality of life and in those countries where SGG supporters have previous development work experience. These countries include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia,… Read More

Star and Shadow Cinema

Star and Shadow Cinema

Star and Shadow Cinema is a volunteer-run DIY space for Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, and the north east UK.  It is set up as an open-to-join co-operative housed in a building it owns, dedicated to culture coming from and/or programmed by the grass roots - particularly cinema and music.  Emphasising the collective experience that makes Cinema special, Star and Shadow exists as a space for a dialogic approach to culture through critical, active spectatorship: watching, listening, thinking and talking collectively and… Read More

Shared Interest

Shared Interest

Shared Interest is an ethical investment organisation which aims to alleviate poverty by helping people in remote and disadvantaged communities, to trade and earn a living.  We act co-operatively with over 11,500 investors coming together to achieve a common goal, pooling their £43 million of investments. We then use these funds to provide loans and credit facilities to primarily fair trade businesses, to ensure that farmers are paid on time for their crops. Read More

Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books

Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books

Seven Stories is the first museum in the UK dedicated to the art of children's books and the creativity they inspire. Step inside to discover a world of exhibitions, special events, dressing up and crafts, just off Newcastle's bustling Quayside. Read More

Settled (North East)

Settled (North East)

Settled is a new charity working with vulnerable and hard to reach EU / EEA citizens in the UK. Settled is accredited for Level 2 immigration advice by the Immigration Services Commissioner. Our mission is to reach out to those who are at risk of losing their right to live and work in the UK after Brexit, in the event that they fail to apply successfully for Settled Status by the end of 2020. Read More

Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead is an international music centre and renowned conference and event venue located on the banks of the River Tyne. It is for artists, for audiences and for the North. Every year we welcome more than two million visitors. More than 400 concerts featuring all kinds of local, regional and international music, take place all year round. Music-making and learning activity takes place not only in the building but across the region, with 190,000 people of… Read More

Regional Refugee Forum North East

Regional Refugee Forum North East

We are an independent membership organisation, created in 2004 by and for the region’s Refugee-led Community Organisations (RCOs) to deliver the Collective Voice of the region’s refugee and asylum seeker community. Our central aim is for this Collective Voice to influence Policy and Practice so as to promote equality and improve the lives of all refugees and asylum seekers living in the North East of England. Read More

Recyke y’bike

Recyke y’bike

Recyke Y'Bike is a charity and transport company that runs a busy bike reuse and recycling project. They sell refurbished bikes and parts, run bike maintenance and cycle training classes and Dr. Bike sessions. They also very generously send bulk deliveries of bikes for us to shipping to Africa where they are refurbished in the training workshops and passed on to health projects for doctors, nurses and midwives to reach otherwise inaccessible villages. (Also sometimes Afghanistan and Romania.) Read More

Rattan Lal Jain Foundation

Rattan Lal Jain Foundation

The Rattan Lal Jain Foundation is a charitable organisation funded by the Jain family and the generosity of benefactors. Established by Rattan Lal Jain, the Foundation's mission is to advance education and opportunity for children born into poverty in the developing world. Activities include: Building and developing schools; Maintaining schools and developing facilities; Awarding grants (scholarships); Developing Access to school in India Read More

Pakistan Cultural Society

Pakistan Cultural Society

The Pakistan Cultural Society was founded in 1993 with the aim of providing an intercultural forum that would promote South Asian traditional and contemporary arts and cultures. Over the years, it has managed to bring together diverse audiences which have helped to break down the conventional boundaries and cultural barriers. It offers a platform for cross-racial, cross-cultural and cross-social creative dialogue in arts and education. Read More

Open Clasp Theatre Company

Open Clasp Theatre Company

Our aim is to Change the World, One Play at a Time by placing theatre at the heart of transforming the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. We are an award-winning women’s theatre company and a leading force in the North of England with a national and international reach. We make truthful, risk-taking and award-winning theatre informed by the lived experiences of women disenfranchised in theatre and society, those from minority communities and women affected by the… Read More

Norway: Honorary Consul

Norway: Honorary Consul

Honorary Consul of Norway in Newcastle: The Hon Nigel Westwood and Vice Consul: Grethe Haga Blacklock provide a range of services for Norwegian citizens living in the North of England: Northumberland, Durham, Tyne and Wear, Cleveland, North, West & South Yorkshire, Cumbria and Humberside. Open Monday to Friday 9.30am-2pm Read More

Northumbria University Students’ Union – Societies

Northumbria University Students’ Union – Societies

We have more than 100 societies at NSU that you can Get Involved in, from Snow Sports to LGBT*, Maths to Afro-Caribbean and everything in between, there really is something for everyone. And if you can’t see a society that suits you, you can set up your own. It’s as easy as that.  By getting Involved with NSU Societies you’ll be able to make loads of new friends, go abroad, learn new skills or perhaps do things… Read More

Northern Stage

Northern Stage

Northern Stage is the largest producing theatre company in the North East of England. You'll find us opposite Newcastle University's Student Union, where we present new and dynamic work as well as playing host to up-and-coming, innovative theatre makers. There's so much on offer for everyone: shows, workshops, read-throughs, talks, or even just having a brew in McKenna's cafe! Read More

Northern Pride

Northern Pride

We are your LGBT+ charity, working to support, engage and assist the North East gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Through our yearly programme of events and outreach work, we champion the pride cause across the North East region and beyond. Our new mission is clear. To Promote, Provide and Protect. You can learn more about our mission and what we do here. 17-19th July 2020, Newcastle:  Hosting UK Pride shines a beacon on a Pride and makes it… Read More

North of England Refugee Service

North of England Refugee Service

The North of England Refugee Service was established in 1989. It is an independent and charitable organisation which exists to meet the needs and promote the interests of asylum seekers and refugees who have arrived or have settled in the North of England. Read More

North East Chinese Association

North East Chinese Association

The North East Chinese Association is a non-profit cultural and educational institution, is dedicated to deepening the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture in the global and local communities. We are devoted to promoting engagement, understanding and cooperation between the Chinese community with the North East of England. Read More

North East Arabic Language Academy

North East Arabic Language Academy

The North East Arabic Language Academy offers a wide range of courses and qualifications for adults and children in the Arabic language. It offers taster sessions for schools. It also provides training, translation and proofreading services and can offer examiners for qualifications in Arabic. Read More

Newcastles of the World

Newcastles of the World

Newcastles of the World is a friendship alliance that brings together in a single network towns and cities that share the name “Newcastle” in their own language. It aims to build friendship between people and organisations in different Newcastles, to further understanding of different countries and cultures through its activities, to develop projects of mutual benefit and to share best practice in areas of common interest so that we can learn from each other. Read More

NewcastleGateshead Initiative

NewcastleGateshead Initiative

NewcastleGateshead Initiative is the destination management and marketing agency for NewcastleGateshead; a public private partnership supported by Gateshead Council and Newcastle City Council, working with around 170 private sector partner organisations across NewcastleGateshead and the wider region. Read More

Newcastle University Students’ Union – Societies

Newcastle University Students’ Union – Societies

For Students at Newcastle University: Want to meet likeminded people, and fill your social calendar with some great events? Join one of our Societies! With over 160 societies and over 50 with an international and/or cultural focus, there are lots to choose from. Read More

Newcastle Mela

Newcastle Mela

30th and 31st August 2020, Exhibition Park, Newcastle: The Mela is a free event, based around Pakistani, Bengali, Indian and other South Asian cultures. The event is open to all public and encourages an audience from a variety of backgrounds to attend its annual grand festival. It is a true display of diversity within Newcastle upon Tyne.  People come from far and wide to: learn; be entertained; enjoy cuisine; dance to new music; experience fine art and cultures… Read More

Newcastle Mandarin Chinese School

Newcastle Mandarin Chinese School

The aims of the Newcastle Mandarin Chinese School are to advance the education of Chinese culture and language to the public and the local community. Although most of the children are primarily of Chinese ethnic origin, the school also welcome children from other cultural backgrounds. Read More

Newcastle College – International

Newcastle College – International

Newcastle College offers courses from undergraduate and postgraduate level to students from around the world and has an award winning International Office, which guides and supports students from initial interest to application and enrolment, then throughout their study. Our international student population comprises over 60 different nationalities, enriching the student body and local community. Read More

Newcastle City of Sanctuary

Newcastle City of Sanctuary

Newcastle City of Sanctuary is part of a network of towns and cities throughout the country that are proud to be places of safety, and which include people seeking sanctuary fully in the lives of their communities. We have a partnership which provides a range of services for refugees and asylum seekers. Read More

Newcastle Chinese School

Newcastle Chinese School

Newcastle Chinese School is a charity and the largest and oldest Chinese school in the North East of England, offering both Mandarin (‘Pu Tong Hua’) classes and Cantonese classes of various levels from beginner to GSCE and A-Level standards. Read More

Newcastle Ambassadors

Newcastle Ambassadors

The Newcastle Ambassador Programme directly supports work to encourage inward investment, stimulate local pride and attract and retain talent in Newcastle. Our Ambassadors raise the profile of the city region, either by adopting and using specially created messaging and tools in their existing activity (meetings, conferences, media interviews, blogs and thought leadership) or by responding to requests to represent Newcastle at key opportunities identified and proposed by the Ambassador Programme team. Read More

NE England Chamber of Commerce

NE England Chamber of Commerce

We are North East England's largest member organisation, representing around 3,000 businesses. From SMEs to multi-nationals, we bring business people together across a range of member events. We ensure they get access to the best possible support. Our members share conversations, experience and connections. We come together to influence and expand the world we do business in. For over 200 years, we’ve been helping businesses and individuals grow their network, knowledge, influence and reach. Read More

Ndi-Igbo North East England (NINEE)

Ndi-Igbo North East England (NINEE)

NINEE is an association of the Igbo people (Ndi-Igbo) who live in the North East of England and provides opportunities for social interaction of its members; giving back to the North East community through celebrating and sharing of Igbo cultural values towards a cohesive society. We also promote mutual support for members through common difficulties presented by living as migrants in diaspora, who have limited extended family support. Read More

Nattalingo

Nattalingo

Geordie French Storyteller Extraordinaire.  Nathalie Paris is Nattalingo. I  provide support to schools and pupils for French language learning - teaching, training, storytelling, football in French, language days. Provides free resources through podcast, videos, book blog and posts. For those in the North East of England, runs free termly training/supportive meet ups as a volunteer for the Association for Language Learning. Read More

N.E.S.T North East Solidarity and Teaching

N.E.S.T North East Solidarity and Teaching

North East Solidarity and Teaching (N.E.S.T)  is a multi-award winning and internationally-recognised student-led project at Newcastle University Students Union (NUSU) that is managed by Go Volunteer. N.E.S.T empowers the refugee and asylum-seeking community in the region through a variety of formats such as one-to-one English teaching, group English classes, sports, creative arts and trips into the local area. Read More

Monkfish Productions

Monkfish Productions

Monkfish Productions CIO is a small arts charity with a big passion for making work with artists. Based in Newcastle upon-Tyne in the North East of England, we bring live experiences to spaces, find new ways of talking to audiences, and our work (usually) goes beyond the boundaries of any given genre. Read More

MAD Foundation

MAD Foundation

MAD Foundation’s overall objective is to enable community development projects in Africa and throughout the developing world. At its core is the desire to assist with sustainable programmes, which are not funded from central government, aimed at improving the quality of life for impoverished indigenous communities with an emphasis on children, education and health. Our charitable objective is: 'To advance education and aid in the relief of poverty in any part of the world' Read More

Linguacuisine

Linguacuisine

With Linguacuisine you can learn new languages while you cook delicious meals from all around the world.  The Linguacuisine project promotes learning of digital literacy, languages, cuisines and cultures. It does this through co-design of downloadable apps and social recipes, using an authoring tool to develop an online community of practice. We are aiming for widespread adoption of these learning materials with a focus on social inclusion. Download the app for free for recipes available in: English, Greek, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Catalan, Turkish,… Read More

Let’s Circus

Let’s Circus

We are a performing circus, event programmers, educational facilitators and production company. We are the local agency for contemporary circus performers, street artists and variety entertainment in the northern half of the UK and we know the industry from the inside. Our aim is to bring happiness to audiences through fantastic performances. Through our extensive links with the global industry and touring international companies, we have exclusive access to artists to bring to our projects. We're also… Read More

Lazeez Middle Eastern Kitchen

Lazeez Middle Eastern Kitchen

Lazeez, which means “delicious” in Arabic, is a new café and catering business in Newcastle, based at Fenham Library. It is staffed by resettled refugees who have arrived under the Governments Refugee Resettlement Programme. Lazeez aims to support refugees by offering valuable employment skills and experience, developing English language skills and supporting integration into the local community, whilst also providing a business that offers high quality middle eastern food. Read More

Latvia: Honorary Consul

Latvia: Honorary Consul

Honorary Consul of Latvia to Newcastle: Stephen Gillie, FICS. Latvian Honorary Consuls in the United Kingdom further the development of commercial, economic, cultural and scientific relations between Latvia and the United Kingdom. Latvian Honorary Consuls in the United Kingdom do not provide consular services, including the issuance of Schengen visas for travel to Latvia. These services are only provided by the Latvian Embassy in London. Read More

La petite école de Newcastle

La petite école de Newcastle

Offering classes for children aged 3-15 on Saturday mornings in Heaton, for French speaking families, providing French language and cultural activities. This complementary school is located in at Ravenswood Primary School in the Heaton district of Newcastle upon Tyne (with free parking on site) and is open on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ( see calendar ) for French or French-speaking children living in Newcastle or its surroundings. We currently offer classes for children aged 3… Read More

JET: Jobs Education and Training North

JET: Jobs Education and Training North

We are a registered charity and help people from the BME (Black Minority Ethnic) community, asylum seekers, refugees and New Migrant communities to find work, improve their skills and to integrate with the neighbours and understand their new surroundings. Read More

Jafaria Society

Jafaria Society

The charity is specifically restricted to providing relief to those granted refugee status and those seeking asylum in the North East region of England (the area of benefit) through the provision of a drop in centre to provide training facilities and support services so as to advance them in life and assist them with the adaption within a new community. Read More

Invest Newcastle

Invest Newcastle

Newcastle is great place to invest, it’s the help you’ll receive too. Whether you’re looking for office space, need the inside track on what’s happening in the region, or want to know how to tap into the best talent, we’re here to help. Invest Newcastle helps businesses to locate, expand and flourish here in Newcastle. We provide a range of support services for existing businesses and potential investors, making it easy to realise your ambitions for growth.… Read More

InterNations Newcastle

InterNations Newcastle

InterNations is a global network to help expatriates share tips and advice on living and working abroad. If you're thinking of moving to Newcastle, or are already an expat there, feel free to join our community where our knowledgeable and experienced members will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Read More

International Newcastle

International Newcastle

International Newcastle is a Community Interest Company which facilitates partnership working in the city and with national and international partners to support a more coherent, collaborative approach to internationalism.  We are responsible for driving forward the Our Newcastle Our World international city plan and the priority theme for Newcastle as an international city for children and young people as confident, global citizens. Read More

International Centre for Life

International Centre for Life

In the past two decades, Life has welcomed an average of 300,000 people a year to its science centre: families, adults and school groups. Groundbreaking research into regenerative medicine and genetics has taken place on site and made international headlines, and hundreds of thousands of people have benefitted from the NHS clinics at Life. Read More

Helix Arts

Helix Arts

A team of experienced and talented Creative Producers committed to improving cultural and social inclusion. We are a not for profit creative business. We work with artists, in partnership with other organisations, to create opportunities for people to participate in ambitious arts activity. We work across a range of art forms including visual arts, filmmaking, creative writing, graphic design, animation, street dance, music and DJ-ing as well as photography, drama and textiles. We work with people of… Read More

GIFT

GIFT

GIFT is an artist led festival celebrating contemporary theatre. ​Founded in 2011 by Festival Director Kate Craddock, GIFT brings together some of the most exciting theatre makers from across the UK, Europe and wider world for 3 days of festival fun. Combining performances, discussions, workshops and more, GIFT brings artists, audiences and participants together in venues and locations across Gateshead.    Read More

Ghanaian Children’s Trust

Ghanaian Children’s Trust

The Ghanaian Childrens Trust is a United Kingdom (UK) based charity working to relieve poverty and distress amongst children and young people in Ghana. The Trust supports particularly, but not exclusively, the young people who are resident at the King Jesus Charity Home in Boadi, Kumasi, Ghana. It aims to provide a secure home and an education for street children, orphans and children from poor families. Some of the children have been orphaned by AIDS, others may… Read More

Germany: Honorary Consul

Germany: Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consul for Germany in Newcastle is Manuela Wendler. Consular services for the North East of England (including residents from Teesside and North Yorkshire) include: authentication of signatures in matters relating to civil status/ civil law, authentication of signatures in pension matters (life certificates), authentication of copies, applications for the issue of biometric passports. Read More

Gem Arts

Gem Arts

GemArts is a dynamic arts development organisation - we profile and programme new and exciting culturally diverse arts, by creating and developing high quality concerts, events, festivals, workshops and commissions with regional, national and international artists across all art forms. Read More

Finland: Honorary Consul

Finland: Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consul provides support for Finns living in the North East region, as well as promoting economic and cultural relations between Finland and the North East and strengthening Finland’s image abroad. Read More

English Unlocked

English Unlocked

English Unlocked is a service which teaches techniques for being understood when speaking to people with Limited English Proficiency. Because interpreters aren't always on hand, and if people are straining to understand us, we should have the skills to meet them half way. Training: An English Unlocked training session provides your staff with techniques for overcoming a language barrier without an interpreter, and the opportunity to practise them in a role play situation which is tailor made to… Read More

Dance City

Dance City

Dance City is a vibrant and friendly place where people come together to take part, enjoy, experience and talk about dance; where professional and aspiring dancers meet, learn and train; somewhere to watch world class dance performances and somewhere for all to come along and get involved in dance. People come to Dance City to socialise, learn new skills, keep fit and active, train professionally and find out more about dance. This all takes place under one… Read More