8 February 2019
Loan Smart website launched, Newcastle voices project, nominate your local heroes and much more.
Find out what’s going on in Newcastle using our leisure and lifestyle category
Our feature area: Fenham
Great Exhibition of the North Report
Milestones: journeying into adulthood
Allotments and the environment
Exposed: the Naked Portrait
What’s new on Information NOW this week!
InformationNOW has been designed to help you get to the information that interests you, quickly. We have a leisure and lifestyle section that covers a wide range of events and activities across the City and the North East. Below, we have created links to a range of topics that you might like to explore further:
One of the great benefits of InformationNOW is that you can search the website in a variety of ways. One of the main reasons for upgrading the website in 2017, was to give community and voluntary groups a place to promote their activities to as wide a range of people in the city as possible. We are going to feature areas of the City in our newsletters, to show the diverse range of social and community activities available.
There are over 40 organisations listed for Fenham. These range from: Search, an organisation that supports older people to connect and learn new skills such as IT and using a computer or tablet; and The Slatyford Friendship Group which meets on Wednesdays and the Angelou Centre which supports black and minority ethnic women. The FAR Centre runs social groups, arts and crafts and they aim to break down social isolation in Fenham.
There are a number of faith organisations in Fenham. These include: Christ Church, Destiny Church, English Martyrs and St Robert’s, Holy Cross, St James and St Basil’s, St Peter’s, Uwais Foundation and St George & St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church. A number of these run activities, ranging from lunch clubs to singing groups and Robert Stewart Memorial church hosts carpet bowls and the She Choir.
If you are associated with an organisation that you can’t find by searching and you think it should be listed, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org Any community or voluntary organisation can register and create a listing on our website.
Last year, a thousand volunteers and 30 venues got involved in raising the profile of Newcastle and the North. The 80-day exhibition attracted an audience of over 3 million, the majority of whom would recommend Newcastle and Gateshead to others.
Councillor Kim McGuinness, cabinet member for culture, sport and public health at Newcastle City Council said: “There was a genuine positive feeling in the city this summer, and that is reflected in this report”
The evaluation was undertaken using a number of methodologies including: visitor surveys, social media activity, venue feedback, volunteer feedback and tourism data. Here is a brief summary:
We used to think of getting married and having children as two of life’s most important milestones. How are some of these important markers changing?. The Office of National Statistics has published a visual article reviewing life’s most important milestones. Here are a few statistics:
There are lots of reasons to get involved in an allotment. it’s a great way to keep fit and active, you know exactly where your food has been grown and it keeps Newcastle a green a pleasant City with a population of bees (essential to pollinate our fruit and vegetables).
Newcastle Parks and Allotments Trusts are an independent charitable trust which will take over responsibility for Newcastle’s Parks and Allotments from April 2019. This is a pioneering new charity operating in partnership with the people of Newcastle. The Charity is looking for a leader to create a positive culture which establishes, implements and delivers the Trusts’ operational business goals and to develop partnerships locally, regionally and nationally to ensure the delivery of the Trust’s services.
If you are interested in locally farmed produce, then you could contact North East Organic Growers and find out if they have a collection point near you in Newcastle. You can arrange a trial of their service.
Have a look at our hobbies article for more on ideas on how to keep active and engaged.
An opportunity to see naked portraits turned on their head. This exhibition is jointly curated between the National Portrait Gallery and the Laing Art Gallery
Throughout February (Wednesdays & Thursdays only) they’re offering 20% off admissions with their Facebook discount which expires on 28 February 2019
New and updated articles
Airport Assistance – see a new embedded film
New and updated organisations
Peer Talk Whitley Bay
Vinnies Cafe at St Vincents Blackfriars – for hot meals
Royal Voluntary Service
New and Updated Events and Activities
Photo club with Royal Voluntary Service
Community boccia session
Last updated: March 14, 2019