Gateshead’s community websites

Gateshead Libraries works in partnership with a variety of local community groups, to help them establish a web presence and build links with other organisations. Here are some of the community groups they have worked with to set up a web presence.

Avenues Community Centre – The Avenues project works with young people. It operates a detached youth work service and a daytime service which provides information and advice to young people. Sessions cover health and alternative education information and a separate young women’s group is also held. Different Communities are involved with the Project, including the local community and young people, the Muslim Community, Jewish Community, Visible minority ethnic community, Bangladeshi Community, as well Asylum seekers. The Project’s main aim is to include through community cohension and break the barriers of age race and gender.

Gafricom – Gafricom is an organisation of African people living in Gateshead and its surrounding area. They are working towards our vision that the African Community can become an integral part of community life and contribute effectively to a better Gateshead. They undertake projects, which enable Africans to obtain skills necessary for their future livelihoods.

Gateshead Arts Association – Gateshead Arts Association is an organisation that represents the interests of Amateur Arts groups in the Gateshead Council area. These groups cover the range of disciplines in the Performing, Literary and Visual arts. Often the Association hosts events which involve many of these groups in the same programme, which allows those groups who normally work on their own to meet with groups of another discipline, often to mutual benefit.

Gateshead Young Women’s Outreach Project – Many people, particularly women, lack confidence and self-esteem for a vast range of reasons, and this can have a major impact on their lives. The Young Women’s Project offers empowering learning opportunities where skills can be developed and built upon, enabling young women to value themselves and make confident decisions about their lives.

Stag Project [Update: this site no longer live] – The STaG Group provides an opportunity for gay men to meet other gay and bisexual men in a safe, relaxed and supportive environment. There is a range of activities, including social evenings, quizzes, a variety of talks and discussions on topics chosen by the members, outings, walks.

The Book Station – The Bookstation is the place to stop if you are looking for something good to read. Each month we will review a title that has been read at our young adult readers group which meets monthly at Gateshead Central Library. All the reviews on this site have been produced and input by them. You can send in your own book review or story. [Note. This site is no longer online. Links to archived version, April 2012]

The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company – The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company is run by and for people with learning difficulties.