Afro Caribbean Lunch Club
Second Friday of each month
Henry Brown Centre
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
Bournemouth BH9 1TW
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
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
Manoj Pillai, President
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
Carmelo Pavia San Juan
Support group for people from the Philippines living in Dorset
South Dorset Buddhist Group
Weymouth Thurs eve
Sati Sati/Barbara Cohen
Meetings include chanting, meditation, readings, discussion, tea and are suitable for all levels of interest
Tibetan Buddhist Centre
Religious groupSakya Thubten Ling
167 Shelbourne Road
Bournemouth BH8 8RD
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
Bournemouth BH4 8BH
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..
Hungarian Story Times
Fortnightly Fri and Sat from 10 am - 12 noon
West Howe Library
A story time session for Hungarian babies and toddlers
11 College Place
Southampton SO15 2FE
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
Book club for Polish speaking children of school age
Romanian Community Group
364 Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth BH8 8HB
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
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
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
Tel: 07521 943486
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
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
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
Place of worship and centre for the Jewish community in Bournemouth
Hannah Levy House
Jewish care home - but not exclusively Jewish
15 Poole Road
Bournemouth BH2 5QR
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
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
Lynda Ford Horne
Bournemouth Interpreters' Group
C/o Poole CVS
28-30 Wimborne Road
Poole BH15 2BU
A not for profit group providing interpreting and translation services
Dorset Ethnic Minority Awards
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)
• 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
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
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.