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
1st Sunday of every month at Springbourne Library Community Group
Web: www.facebook.com/gambianassociationdorset/ Provides meetings and social opportunities for people from the Gambia living in Dorset
Nigerian Community in Dorset
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 email@example.com
Web: www.facebook.com/umojaartsnetwork/@UmojaArts Arts Network raising the profile of African Caribbean Arts & Culture
Bournemouth Chinese School
Every Sunday 1 pm – 4pm Moordown Community Centre, Coronation Avenue Bournemouth BH9 1TW
Contact: 0800 246 1681 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Web: https://www.facebook.com/Thaisummerfair ; www.twitter.com/bournemouththai Bournemouth 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.facebook.com/DorsetIA/ Promotes social cohesion through events
Dorset Kerala Community
Community Group Contact: Manoj Pillai, President 07960357679 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.facebook.com/groups/FilBrits.Bournemouth Support group for people from the Philippines living in Dorset
Indian Cultural Association Dorset
Contact: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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..
Dorset Centre 4 Us
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 firstname.lastname@example.org A story time session for Hungarian babies and toddlers
Polish Magazine Ground Floor, 11 College Place Southampton SO15 2FE Contact: 02380 634 283 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Association of Jewish Refugees
Support Group Contact: 020 8385 3070 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Bournemouth Interpreters’ Group
Service Provider C/o Poole CVS Beech House, 28-30 Wimborne Road Poole BH15 2BU Contact: Alan Marshall 07818420522 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ahmadiyya Muslim Association
Bournemouth Branch 51 Richmond Park Avenue Bournemouth BH8 9DN Contact: email@example.com
Bournemouth Islamic Centre and Central Mosque
Place of Worship 4 St Stephen’s Road Bournemouth BH2 6JJ Contact: Majid Yasin 01202 557072 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
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.