Moving forward

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed a new Development Coordinator – Eleni – who started work in mid February. We were able to appoint Eleni as the financial position of the project has improved recently. We are confident that the financial position will continue to improve over the coming months and that…

Things are looking up

Following our news back in October that we had hit a funding crisis, we are starting to see the first shoots of regrowth and things are looking up. The Trustees continue to be positive about the future. We have been overwhelmed by the offers of practical and financial support and thanks to the dedication of…

What’s happening at the Comfrey Project?

The Comfrey Project has reached a funding crisis point. It has become increasingly hard to access funds and whilst we are awaiting decisions on a number of applications, we are in a position that if these grants do come through they are not going to come in time. We have had to take the very…

What’s happening at the Comfrey Project?

The Comfrey Project has reached a funding crisis point. It has become increasingly hard to access funds and whilst we are awaiting decisions on a number of applications, we are in a position that if these grants do come through they are not going to come in time. We have had to take the very…

Comfrey Cafe launches on Monday 24 July

Launching on Monday 24 July, Comfrey Cafe will present an opportunity to eat fantastic home-cooked internationally-themed food cooked by refugees and people seeking asylum. It will also provide a chance to find out what’s going on at the Project and to give us your ideas about how we can develop our community garden in the…

It’s Refugee Week 2017

This  week (19-26 June) is Refugee Week, a celebration of the contribution of refugees and people seeking asylum to life in the UK. Newcastle is celebrating with a number of events, and we’re heavily involved, with a film screening, community food event at the Discovery Museum and a family picnic. Here’s a run down of…

Local Women’s Spring Crafts and Food Market

At Windmill Hills Centre on Saturday (April 8) we’ll be hosting the Local Women Local Enterprise Projects’ Spring Crafts and Food Market. The Market kicks off at 12 noon and runs until four and there’ll be stalls held by enterprising local women selling unique handmade crafts and food products. There’ll also be face painting, live…

The Comfrey Project at BALTIC!

We’re delighted to announce that we have a show at BALTIC! Making Connections is an exhibition of work by participants of the Comfrey Project who’ve been working alongside BALTIC artist Helen Pailing over a period of six weeks, creating colourful, inspirational and very personal work in string, wire and glass. The group had an amazing…