Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Information for Parents in the North East

Something I’m learning from my research interviews with Polish parents is that it’s not always easy to find information about what’s on in this region. Nie zawsze łatwo znaleźć informacje na temat rodziny działań. Tutaj kilka pomysłow:

Where can I get information about what’s on for families in the North East?
Gdzie znaleźć informacja na temat rodziny działań w północno-wschodniej?

Netmums -
This is a great website for finding out about local classes / activities / children’s toys and clothes sales and for obtaining advice and making friends with local parents online. http://www.netmums.com/local//newcastle
Netmums- strona o lokalnych zajęcia dla rodziców / działalność rodzina / dzieci zabawki I ubrania sprzedaży i porady dla rodziców.

Get Your Tots Out -
This is a free guide for parents in the North East listing classes such as baby yoga and massage and good days out, such as Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth and Bill Quay Farm. It’s written by local parents and has some good advice for everyone about parenting in this region. The authors also tell you how accessible the venues are for prams and buggies.
Get Your Tots Out- Bezpłatne broszury dla rodziców w północno-wschodniej, informacje na temat zajęć, takich jak joga i masażu dla niemowląt, i miejsc do odwiedzenia.

The Little Pages -
A free guide to parents which you can pick up in hardcopy at most local libraries. It lists support groups, arts and craft classes, childcare and toddler groups, music and dance groups and softplay venues in this area. This directory also includes a calendar of local one off family events in the North East such as fetes and festivals, exhibitions and picnics.
The Little Pages - Bezpłatne broszury na temat grup wsparcia, sztuka i klasy rzemiosła, opieki nad dziećmi i grup dla małych dzieci, muzyki i tańca i miejsc ‘softplay’ w północno-wschodniej.

Sure Start Centres –
These centres are a government funded provision currently available to all parents in the UK which aims to provide health advice, parenting and family support, play sessions and information on local childcare options, and links to services and training support for parents and carers.

In this area Sure Start Centres can be found in the following areas: Ouseburn, South Heaton, Walkergate, Newcastle East, Gosforth and Parklands, North Moor, North Village, Newbiggin Hall, Westerhope, Denton, Newburn, Lemington, Cowgate and Blakelaw, Fenham, North Fenham, Woodlands, west Riverside, Armstrong and Westgate.

Sure Start Centres - Sure Start Centre oferuje informacje do wszystkich rodziców za darmo. Oferują informacji o lokalne grupy dzieci, porady zdowotne I wsparcie dla rodziców.

You'll also find information about local baby and toddler groups and support groups in your local free newspaper, on p.14 of The Chronicle Extra for example.

Można znaleźć informacje na temat lokalnych grup dla dzieci, i grupy wsparcia w lokalnej wolnej gazecie, na przykład The Chronicle Extra.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

I love Polish Culture

As a fan of Polish culture and the arts, I've started putting together a listings page detailing UK based Polish cultural events and exhibitions which I find useful or interesting.

So far the page lists and provides links to:

•Polish Film Posters
•Polish-Anglo Radio Station
•Polish Artist - Artur Zmijewski
•Polish magazines and newspapers in the UK
•Polish Film screened in the UK
•The POSK Gallery
•Biały Orzeł - Polish Dance
•Polish Culture and Tradition Website
•'Smacznego' Photography Blog by Georgios Makkas
•Polish Artist - Miroslaw Balka
•Made in Poland Festival
•The Polish Cultural Institute

You can access the page here:
Let me know if you hear of any Polish events going on in the North East, as I love taking part. I especially love it when I can experience a slice of Poland on my own doorstep.