Culture Connect

Culture Connect

At a glance


  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Refugees / migrants

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Culture Connect supports people in Tyne and Wear who are refugees and seeking asylum. Our aims are to promote integration and cultural understanding in the community and the skill development of our group members (volunteers). We achieve this primarily through Culture Kitchen, a mobile, interactive food event project that operates out of different community kitchens and halls across the region. The Culture Kitchen events are delivered by volunteers who are primarily people who are refugees and people seeking asylum in the region. 


Culture kitchen is our primary project that we've been delivering since 2010.  Our volunteers meet every week to plan events and then deliver them, usually on a Saturday, within different community locations across the region.

Our ambition going forward is to inspire others to develop similar projects in their communities.  We would like to offer a replicable framework for people to explore and adapt in the context of their own work.  We are calling this the Culture Kitchen movement.

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