Beacon Blog

Dream Team

By Marie Watson | March 8, 2023

October 2021 marked twenty years since Rocket Science was officially launched and an important milestone for Rocket Scientists.  It also represented an even more important milestone for the future of the organization, its role, values and growth. For those who do not know, the remaining founder directors John Griffiths and Richard Scothorne (who are still and…

Cooking, Healthy Eating, Fitness and FUN!

By Marie Watson | March 8, 2023

The Beacon is delighted to welcome a new member to our team, CHEFF: C.H.E.F.F stands for Cooking, Healthy Eating, Fitness & Fun. The CHEFF programme is delivered to participants in a fun, social, and interactive way. Its focus is to engage families and peers to come together and enjoy cooking, education on healthy eating and…

The Curious Tale of the Monkey in the Theatre

By Marie Watson | March 7, 2023

When Amy and Jen met on a flight to South Africa in 2009 they couldn’t have known that it was the start of a life changing adventure that would change not only their lives but the lives of many who would benefit from the charity that emerged. Curious Monkey is the North East’s first theatre…

Centre West

By Carrie Smith | December 11, 2020

Centre West is a charity based in and owner of the Beacon.  It was founded in 2002 to work with local people and partner organisations to help regenerate the West End of Newcastle. It’s regeneration activities include – Providing a high quality, accessible enterprise centre, the Beacon, to support local small business and business start-ups,…

NE Digital Media

By Carrie Smith | November 5, 2020

IT & Media consultancy company providing services such as Software/Web Development, IT Support and Social Media/Marketing. The business started years ago in collaboration with Teesside university’s Digital city and European Regional development fund, growing every year adding nation wide clients to its portfolio. In addition to the services provided by NE DIGITAL MEDIA, there are…

Brahma Kumaris

By Carrie Smith | November 5, 2020

Brahma Kumaris offers courses, workshops and retreats in Raja Yoga meditation and well-being. Across the UK the Brahma Kumaris work with local organisations and community groups in a variety of areas, including inter-faith, youth programmes, prison outreach, education and social work. Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK) is a UK charity and all events are…

One Nation Childcare Nursery

By Carrie Smith | November 5, 2020

One Nation childcare is a unique day-care setting that provides a warm and welcoming environment for children of all different backgrounds. We benefit from a fully qualified and multi-lingual team to meet the needs of the local community. Recently receiving a Good rating from Ofsted we aim to create an enabling environment where children learn…


By Carrie Smith | November 2, 2020

Hat-Trick is a community sport initiative for people in the most deprived areas of Newcastle Upon Tyne. The aim of the programme is to facilitate members of the community to engage in sports and activities at venues near to home. The project: Uses sport to unite and empower communities Target specific groups to reduce social…

The Beacon’s Exciting Plans for 2020

By Carrie Smith | January 7, 2020

Happy New Year from All at The Beacon!   For event and office space to rent in Newcastle 2019 was a great year for the Beacon Newcastle and plans are under way to make 2020 even bigger and better!  The Beacon Newcastle offers more than just event and office space for hire in Newcastle though…

The Beacon Supports Newcastle’s West End Food Bank

By Carrie Smith | December 23, 2019

One of our staff members has begun a food collection for the West End Food Bank here at the Beacon Newcastle; to help those in need during this busy festive season.  Here she is in her own words on why she decided to do this in her own words… It is such a beautiful time…

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