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.
1st Sunday of every month at Springbourne Library
Provides meetings and social opportunities for people from the Gambia living in Dorset
Nigerian Community in Dorset
A not for profit community networking group for Nigerians living in Dorset
Umoja Arts Network
Arts Network raising the profile of African Caribbean Arts & Culture
Bournemouth Chinese School
Every Sunday 1 – 4pm
Moordown Community Centre, Coronation Avenue
Bournemouth BH9 1TW
Contact: 0800 246 1681
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
Mrs Piyanan Tepnarin
8 Albercourt, 18 Florence Road
Bournemouth BH5 1ER
Contact: 01202 300916
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
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
Promotes social cohesion through events
Dorset Kerala Community
Contact: Manoj Pillai, President 07960357679
Offers community gatherings, Malayalam language classes, dancing lessons. Supports events including Poole Indian Mela.
Filbrits Community (Filipinos)
Flat 5 The Avons, 9 Avon Close
Bournemouth BH8 8SB
Contact: Carmelo Pavia San Juan 07533340646
Support group for people from the Philippines living in Dorset
Hindu Women's Association
Contact: Mrs Bharati Joshi
3 Woodcocks crescent
BH 7 7JW
Indian Cultural Association Dorset
Aims to coordinate all the activities from the various Indian groups in Dorset
South Dorset Buddhist Group
Weymouth Thurs eve
Contact: Sati Sati/Barbara Cohen 01305786821
Meetings include chanting, meditation, readings, discussion, tea and are suitable for all levels of interest
Tibetan Buddhist Centre
167 Shelbourne Road
Bournemouth BH8 8RD
Contact: Sakya Thubten Ling 01202538108
Provides a quiet sanctuary for holding regular meditation and Buddhist philosophy sessions. There are annual visits from authentic Tibetan Sakya Lamas offering teachings and talks. Termly programme of events.
UK Nepal Friendship Society
Flat 3 Chislehurst, Grosvenor Road
Bournemouth BH4 8BH
Contact: 07811 269 454
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..
Contact: 07515 935461
We are a group that wishes to develop the capacity and skills of socially disadvantaged communities, particularly, but not exclusively the polish community, in the county of Dorset. We aim to ensure that community members are better able to identify and meet, their needs and participate more fully in society. We do this by promoting activities to foster understanding between people from diverse backgrounds.
Hungarian Story Times
Fortnightly Fri and Sat from 10 am - 12 noon
West Howe Library
Cunningham Crescent, West Howe
Contact: Mate Marjanucz, 01202 573665
A story time session for Hungarian babies and toddlers
Ground Floor, 11 College Place
Southampton SO15 2FE
Contact: 02380 634 283
Magazine for Polish speaking people in Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex & Berkshire
Read to me Mummy, Read to me Daddy (Poczytaj mi mamo, poczytaj mi tato)
Bournemouth Central Library, Bournemouth
Book club for Polish speaking children of school age
Romanian Community Group
364 Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth BH8 8HB
Contact: Andreea Bostan 07792829263
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
Old Town Children's Centre, Poole
Contact: 01202 261969
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 and Registered Charity
Contact: Betty Billington-Smith 07557127559
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
Contact: Margy Penny
Tel: 07521 943486
Association of Jewish Refugees
Contact: 020 8385 3070
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
Contact: Paul Solomon 01202 802807
Bournemouth Reform Synagogue
53 Christchurch Road
Bournemouth BH1 3PN
Contact: Maurice Michaels 01202 557736
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
Wessex Liberal Jewish Community
Contact: Rabbi Rene Pfertzel
We aim to be: a sincere, egalitarian and inclusive Jewish community and not just a community of Jews.
Bournemouth & Poole Holocaust Memorial Day Committee
Contact: Lynda Ford Horne
Bournemouth Interpreters' Group CIC
C/o Poole CVS
Beech House, 28-30 Wimborne Road
Poole BH15 2BU
Contact: Alan Marshall 07818420522
A not for profit group providing interpreting and translation services
Dorset Ethnic Minority Awards
Contact: Nanzy Sebata 07950438472
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)
Contact: Denise Wootten 07392707598
• 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
West Dorset District Council
58/60 High West Street
Dorchester DT1 1U7
Contact: Mona Elkotory
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
Ahmadiyya Muslim Association
51 Richmond Park Avenue
Bournemouth BH8 9DN
Bournemouth Islamic Centre and Central Mosque
Place of Worship
4 St Stephen's Road
Bournemouth BH2 6JJ
Contact: Majid Yasin 01202 557072
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
Dorchester DT1 1RP
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
Mexicans in Bournemouth is a page to bring together compatriots from all over Mexico with the intention of sharing, supporting and helping each other.