COMMUNITY DIRECTORY

AFRICA

Afro Caribbean Lunch Club
Second Friday of each month 
African and Caribbean over 50’s Lunch Club which meets on the second Friday of each month and the current venue, dates and location are on the Facebook page Web: www.facebook.com/africancaribbeanclub

Gambian Association
1st Sunday of every month at Springbourne Library 
Community Group
Contact: gamdorset@gmail.com
Web: 
www.facebook.com/gambianassociationdorset/ 
Provides meetings and social opportunities for people from the Gambia living in Dorset

Nigerian Community in Dorset
Contact:info@nigeriancommunitydorset.org.uk

Web: www.nigeriancommunitydorset.org.uk www.facebook.com/nigeriancommunitydorset ; www.twitter.com/nigerianCdorset A not for profit community networking group for Nigerians living in Dorset

Umoja Arts Network
Arts Network 
Contact: 07733934648
 info@umojaartsnetwork.org.uk
Web: www.facebook.com/umojaartsnetwork/@UmojaArts Arts Network raising the profile of African Caribbean Arts & Culture

ASIA

Bournemouth Chinese School
Every Sunday 1 pm – 4pm 
Moordown Community Centre, Coronation Avenue
 Bournemouth BH9 1TW
Contact: 0800 246 1681 
bournemouthchineseschool@gmail.com
Web: www.bournemouthchineseschool.org ; www.facebook.com/BournemouthChineseSchool
 Promotes Chinese language and culture in Dorset; teaching Chinese languages in Mandarin and Cantonese to children and adults. Children activities running after school include: Kung Fu, Art, Costumes, Dance, and Chinese children poems. And other activies for older people and adults.

Bournemouth Thai Language School
Language school
 Mrs Piyanan Tepnarin
 8 Albercourt ,18 Florence Road
 Bournemouth BH5 1ER 
Contact: 01202 300916
 tim_narin411@live.co.uk

Web: https://www.facebook.com/Thaisummerfair
 ; www.twitter.com/bournemouththaiBournemouth Thai Language and Culture School provides an opportunity for children and young people from mixed heritage families (Thai – English) to meet socially and explore Thai culture and language.

Dorset Bengali Association
Community Group
 Contact: 07505727486
 nazac@sky.com

Web: www.facebook.com/groups/361942856590 Aims to improve, advance and promote services to mainly Bengali women and children, holding regular sessions to enable women to get together, running a swimming class etc.

Dorset Indian Association
Community Group
Contact: sidborn@yahoo.co.uk or ramitc99@yahoo.com

Web: www.facebook.com/DorsetIA/ Promotes social cohesion through events

Dorset Kerala Community
Community Group
 Contact: Manoj Pillai, President 07960357679 
manojuk76@gmail.com
Web: www.facebook.com/dorsetkeralacommunity01/
Offers community gatherings, Malayalam language classes, dancing lessons. Supports events including Poole Indian Mela.

Filbrits Community (Filipinos)
Community Group
 Flat 5 The Avons, 9 Avon Close
 Bournemouth BH8 8SB
 Contact: Carmelo Pavia San Juan  07533340646 
filbrits@yahoo.co.uk
Web
www.facebook.com/groups/FilBrits.Bournemouth Support group for people from the Philippines living in Dorset

Indian Cultural Association Dorset
Contact: icadorset@gmail.com
 Aims to coordinate all the activities from the various Indian groups in Dorset

South Dorset Buddhist Group
Weymouth Thurs eve
 Religious group 
Contact:  Sati Sati/Barbara Cohen  01305786821
Web: www.facebook.com/SDBuddhistGroup Meetings include chanting, meditation, readings, discussion, tea and are suitable for all levels of interest

Tibetan Buddhist Centre
Religious group
 167 Shelbourne Road
 Bournemouth BH8 8RD
 Contact: Sakya Thubten Ling  01202538108
 info@stl.org.uk

Web: www.stl.org.uk Provides a quiet sanctuary for holding regular meditation sessions and open days where you are free to pop in at your leisure. Weekly programme of events.

UK Nepal Friendship Society
Flat 3 Chislehurst, Grosvenor Road 
Bournemouth BH4 8BH 
Contact:  07811 269 454 
uknfs.contact@gmail.com

Web: www.uknfs.org The UK Nepal Friendship Society is a projects-driven organisation supporting the voice of the UK Nepali community, including in the Bournemouth/Dorset/Poole area. It can provide signposting and representation support to Nepali community members on access to public services, the NHS and discrimination & prejudice issues.  Locally it works with different partners, including particularly Unity in Vision (pan-Dorset largest multicultural communities organisation) particularly on community initiatives and cultural & arts displays and cookery workshops, etc..

EUROPE

Dorset Centre 4 Us
dorsetcentre4us@gmail.com
Web: https://www.facebook.com/dorsetcentre4us/
We are a charity supporting Polish and Eastern European people in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area with a view to expanding to the whole of Dorset. Our aim is to bond local Polish community, and to create more opportunities for collaboration and dialogue between Polish / Eastern Europeans nationals and other local and minority communities.

Hungarian Story Times
Fortnightly Fri and Sat from 10 am – 12 noon
 Reading group
 West Howe Library 
Cunningham Crescent, West Howe
Contact:  Mate Marjanucz, 01202 573665 
westhowe@bournemouthlibraries.org.uk
 A story time session for Hungarian babies and toddlers

Magazyn.pl
Polish Magazine
 Ground Floor, 11 College Place 
Southampton SO15 2FE
 Contact: 02380 634 283 
news@magazynpl.co.uk

Web: www.magazynpl.co.uk www.facebook.com/MagazynPl ; https://twitter.com/Magazyn_PL
Magazine for Polish speaking people in Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex & Berkshire

Romanian Community Group
Community Group
 364 Holdenhurst Road
 Bournemouth BH8 8HB
 Contact: Andreea Bostan  07792829263 
information@romanian-community.org.uk

Web: www.romanian-community.org.uk Group aimed at helping Romanians overcome the cultural clashes and difficulties of blending in with the UK lifestyle. It will also help UK Citizens understand some of the many unique customs that Romanians have.

SZKRAB Polish Speaking Family Group
Every Friday morning at the Old Town Childrens Centre
 Community Group
 Old Town Children’s Centre, Poole
 Contact: 01202 261969
 oldtownchildrenscentre@poole.gov.uk
Web: http://www.poolefamilyinformationdirectory.com/kb5/poole/fis/service.page?id=RD9txq9qyhg This group is for Polish speaking families to meet and offer each other peer-support living and working in Poole. EAL volunteers attend the groups offering advice, support and guidance with language and there are toys and activities for children under 5.

GYPSY, ROMANY AND TRAVELLERS

Kushtibok
Community Group
 Contact: Betty Billington-Smith  07557127559
Web: www.facebook.com/pg/Kushti-Bok-1519151954765055/about/?ref=page_internal Kushti-Bok is a Dorset based group of like-minded people who work to be a voice for Romany Gypsies and Travellers.

Southern Gypsy Council 15
Community Group
 Contact: Margy Penny  07521 943486 
southerngypsycouncil_15@yahoo.co.uk
 We are a Gypsy led voluntary organisation who are working locally and nationally to help our people to have a voice and to also help achieve the same aspirations as everybody else.

JEWISH

Association of Jewish Refugees
Support Group
 Contact:  020 8385 3070 
kathryn@ajr.org.uk

Web: www.ajr.org.uk The AJR provides an extensive range of social and welfare services, and grants financial assistance to Jewish victims of Nazi persecution living in Great Britain.

Bournemouth Jewish Representatives Council
Umbrella Organisation
 Contact: Paul Solomon  01202 802807
 bournemouthjrc@gmail.com

Web: www:jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Bournemouth.htm 
The Bournemouth Jewish Representative Council (BJRC) is an umbrella organisation for all Jewish groups and activities that take place in the Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding areas.

Bournemouth Reform Synagogue
Place of Worship 
53 Christchurch Road 
Bournemouth BH1 3PN
 Contact: Maurice Michaels  01202 557736
info@bournemouthreform.org.uk

Web: www.bournemouthreform.org.uk ; www.facebook.com/BournemouthReformShul Place of worship and centre for the Jewish community in Bournemouth

Hannah Levy House
Jewish care home – not exclusively Jewish
 15 Poole Road
 Bournemouth BH2 5QR 
Contact: 01202 765361
 hlhtrust@btconnect.com

Web: www.hannah-levy-house-trust.co.uk ; www:facebook.com/hannahlevyhousetrust 
Residential Home in Bournemouth offering specialised Person-Centred Care for Jewish Senior Citizens, as well as senior citizens from the wider community

Wessex Liberal Jewish Community
Religious Group
 Contact: Rabbi Rene Pfertzel 
info@wessexliberaljudaism.org.uk
; rabbi@wessexliberaljudaism.org.uk

Web:www.wessexliberaljudaism.org.uk ; www.facebook.com/Wessex.Liberal.Jewish.Community
@W_LiberalJews M9
 We aim to be: a sincere, egalitarian and inclusive Jewish community and not just a community of Jews.

Bournemouth & Poole Holocaust Memorial Day Committee
Community group
 Contact: Lynda Ford Horne
Web: 
https://en-gb.facebook.com/BPHMD/

MULTICULTURAL

Bournemouth Interpreters’ Group
Service Provider
C/o Poole CVS
Beech House,  28-30 Wimborne Road 
Poole BH15 2BU
 Contact: Alan Marshall  07818420522 
enquiry@bournemouthinterpreters.org.uk
Web: www.bournemouthinterpreters.org.uk 
A not for profit group providing interpreting and translation services

Dorset Ethnic Minority Awards
Not-for-profit organisation
 Contact:  Nanzy Sebata  07950438472 
nanzy@dorsetethnicminorityawards.org.uk

Web: www.dorsetethnicminorityawards.org.uk Not-for-profit organisation starting up to celebrate the contribution of people from ethnic minority communities to Dorset life and economy.

It’s All About Culture (IAAC)
Community Group 
Contact: Denise Wootten  07392707598 
iaaculture@gmail.com
Web: http://itsallaboutculture.org.uk; www.facebook.com/itsallaboutcultureboscombe
* Dedicated to improving community cohesion and social inclusion in Boscombe and the surrounding areas, through multicultural food, arts and music events * promote sustainable relationships between people of different cultures, creeds, nationalities, languages and backgrounds * celebrate positive understanding of the different cultures across the wider community * educate each culture about other fellow cultures present here in our community * involve and cooperate with as many cultures, groups and individuals as possible, thereby helping to eliminate barriers to social cohesion and inclusion

South West Dorset Multicultural Network
Service Provider
 West Dorset District Council
 58/60 High West Street
 Dorchester DT1 1U7
 Contact: Mona Elkotory
SWDMCN@outlook.com

Web: www.familyinformationdirectory.dorsetforyou.gov.uk ; https://www.facebook.com/groups/SWDMCN The South West Dorset Multicultural Network (SWDMN) aims to end the isolation felt by people from Black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in South West Dorset. This service is open to all. Please contact the group for more information on events taking place.

Unity in Vision
Community Group
 Contact:  07957448671 
unityinvision@gmail.com

Web: www.facebook.com/UnityinVision

@UnityinVision

MUSLIM

Ahmadiyya Muslim Association
Bournemouth Branch
 51 Richmond Park Avenue
Bournemouth BH8 9DN
 Contact: rubinanasser@hotmail.com

Bournemouth Islamic Centre and Central Mosque
Place of Worship 
4 St Stephen’s Road 
Bournemouth BH2 6JJ 
Contact: Majid Yasin   01202 557072 
biccm@talk21.com

Web: www.biccm.org.uk The centre is established to promote the benefit of the Muslim community in Bournemouth by promoting religion, advancing education, relieving poverty and distress and by providing facilities for protection of health and recreation with the aim of improving the conditions of life of the community. The centre operates for the benefit of all Muslims irrespective of their ethnic background, gender, country of origin or age.

Dorchester Islamic Centre
Place of Worship
 The Commercial House
 The Barracks
 Bridport Rd 
Dorchester DT1 1RP 
Contact: 07713279497
 dorchesterislamiccentre@gmail.com

Web: www.dorchesterislamiccentre.co.uk DIC was formed to serve the spiritual and cultural needs of the Muslim community. We strive to live by the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah (sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him) which promote a peaceful and harmonious society for all.

SOUTH AMERICAN

Mexicans in Bournemouth
Community Group
 Contact:  07904935003
Web
www.facebook.com/Mexicanos-en-Bournemouth-UK-728130220607636 Mexicans in Bournemouth is a page to bring together compatriots from all over Mexico with the intention of sharing, supporting and helping each other.