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Mrs. Margaret Robinson

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
We are sad to say Mrs. Robinson passed away peacefully at home with her family around her on Saturday 12th November after a short illness.
As a mark of respect the centre will be closed on Tuesday the 22nd November as we attend her funeral at the West Road crematorium at 11:45. We will return to the centre, to her hall to celebrate her life from 12:30 onward.
All are welcome to come and pay their respects.
Mrs. Robinson was at the centre of West End Women and Girls, attending the club (as she called it) for 35 years, since we first started in Elswick pool in 1981. She brought her daughters Angie and Donna, who brought their daughters, her neighbours, friends and family. 4 Generations of Mrs. Robinson’s family come to the Girls club. She was our longest standing member and biggest supporter, Which is why after the building was re-furbished 10 years ago, We named the big hall in her honour,
The Mrs. Margaret Robinson Hall.
A Matriarch is a women who is the head of a tribe and Mrs. Robinson was ours and we were hers.

Order your Christmas cakes here at West End Women and Girls Centre!

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

West End Community Bakery are taking orders for delicious Christmas cakes. Perfect as a centre piece for your Christmas table or a lovely gift!! You can order different sizes with or without mxmas-cakearzipan and royal icing. Tell us what you want and we will make it for you! Pretend to your family and friends you made it yourself, We won’t grass you up!

After Dark in the Park Event. Friday 28th October

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Come along from 3pm - 5pm Join in all the fun activities at the top of Elswick park.

Everyone is welcome to come along to our Event from 3pm – 5pm  to join in all the fun activities at the top of Elswick park.

Expand the image and see more details of all the fun!






For more information about Edible Elswick contact Emma on 0191 273 4942

Summer Timetable for West End Women and Girls Centre

Monday, July 25th, 2016


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During the Summer months, our regular schedule changes to suit the families using our services.



Feel free to join us from Monday-Thursday, to meet new people, learn new skills and have some fun!                                                      Summer Timetable 2016







If you want to know more details about our planned activitites, please call us on 0191 2734942, or drop into the centre to speak with one of our project leaders.

Keep an eye on our facebook and twitter pages for further updates and news!  Watering 














Leafy Lemington Summer 2016

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016



Leafy Lemington Summer 2016Leafy Lemington Family Fun Sessions

Every Thursday throught the Summer, from 11am until 1pm, meet us at Lemington Garden Centre for…

-Planting and gardening activities.

-Arts and crafts activities.



-Activities for under 5’s with Sure Start.

-Games and fun!

For further details, click to expand the flyer, or call Emma on 0191 2734942

New Mills Garden Neighbours Event

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Edible Elswick and West End Women and Girls Centre invite you to join us for the New Mills garden neighbour event!

New Mills Flyer July 16

Monday 22nd August 11am-2pm

Meet on the green space between Stanhope Way and Hamilton Crescent for….


Litter picking competition.

Arts and crafts.

Free plants and seeds.

Games and fun.

For more information, click on the flyer to expand or contact Emma on 0191 2734942.

Edible Elswick Summer Events & Summer Harvest!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016


West End Women and Girls Centre, in partnership with Edible Elswick, will be in your area this Summer.

Edible Elswick Summer Flyer 2016Come along to have fun, help clean up your street, share food and do some planting!

Take this opportunity to come and talk to us about what you want to happen in your area, and how we can work together.

Throughout the summer we’ll be visiting the Jubilee Estate, Sceptre Court, Rye Hill Estate, Belgrave Parade, The Larches, BKW, St Pauls Estate and Drybeck Court.

All events run from 11am-2pm.

Click to expand the flyer for dates and meeting points!



Edible Elswick Summer Flyer 2016 (2)Join us on Friday 2nd September for our Summer Harvest and Celebration event.

We’ll be meeting at 11am in Elswick Park all welcome!

The cebration will include face painting , arts and crafts, healthy food, games, stalls, a prize draw and competitions.
Special guests Riverside Falconry willl be providing a Birds of Prey Experience!

For more information call Emma on 0191 2734942 or visit
F: /edibleelswick
t: @edibleelswick



Key Change Performances by Open Clasp comes to West End Women and Girls Centre

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Key Change by Open Clasp Theatre Company comes to West End Women and Girls Centre on Friday 25th September and Saturday 26th September. Devised by women in HMPYOI Low Newton and originally toured to male prisons, Key Change carries their stories over the razor wire through Open Clasp’s unique brand of hard-hitting, thought provoking but very funny plays. Winners of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award after sold out performances at this year’s festival, come to see our own Open Clasp before they sell out across the North East. Friday 25th September is a show for members of West End Women and Girls only. Saturday 26th September is an open performance for women only. Tickets cost £10.00 and should be booked by ringing 0191 2734942 or e-mailing

A pay bar will be available and a post-show discussion with the writer and actors will commence immediately after the performance. Doors open 6pm, performance starts at 7pm sharp and lasts 1 hour.

No Women’s Cookery Group on Friday 26th June

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

This Friday (June 26th), there will be no women’s cookery session from 0930-1130am.


Monday, March 9th, 2015

Come and meet us to find out about career opportunities for women in policing.

West End Women and Girls Centre, Saturday March 21st, 12pm – 3pm. For more information contact Huffty on 0191 2734942