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¡VAMOS! Festival (North East)

¡VAMOS! Festival (North East)

Due to return in Summer 2020 ¡VAMOS! was originally founded in 2006 with the vision of creating a community driven multi-genred Latin American inspired festival (with its main focus on Spanish and Portuguese speaking cultures). After quickly establishing a partnership with Newcastle University the vision was to showcase the very best of Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the wider diaspora no matter what the artform.  Since 2006 iVAMOS! has delivered 15 Latin American styled festivals and 450… Read More

African Community Advice North East

African Community Advice North East

ACANE was initially set up to support the settlement of asylum-seekers and refugees from the African continent, who had been dispersed to the North-East region and Tyneside. In particular to actively promote their integration with the host community on so that they can lead full and active lives. Client groups include: Asylum seekers and/or refugees, Black and ethnic minority (all), Survivors of abuse/victims of crime, Voluntary and community groups. Areas of work: Community development, Community services and/or… Read More

Association for Language Learning (and NE Branch)

Association for Language Learning (and NE Branch)

ALL is  the major subject association for those involved in teaching modern foreign languages at all levels. We represent and support language teachers and are committed to their ongoing professional development, providing access to local, regional and national training and networking events. North East branch is also a key partner in Newcastle City of Languages. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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