Call goes out for culture vultures

A MORPETH multi-cultural group is inviting new members to join its weekly sessions.

SNAP (Sharing (K)nowledge and Pleasure) offers informal English language practice, outings and educational and social events for anyone living in Northumberland, particularly those who originally hail from overseas.

Sessions take place in Morpeth Library in Gas House Lane every Monday, from 5.30pm, offering conversation, grammar, reading and writing activities.

And in addition to the regular sessions, there are a number of extras, such as visits to Newcastle’s Discovery Museum and Alnwick’s Bailiffgate Museum, and a Christmas party.

Members are invited to prepare for their outings so in advance of the Discovery Museum trip on Monday, Christpher Heighton will lead the topic Newcastle: historic city.

Group Chairman Bridget Gubbins said: “We warmly welcome overseas residents from anywhere in Northumberland.

“We are happy to work according to the needs of the individual. If they are studying formally for exams or the UK Citizenship qualification, we are here to help with homework and practice, but if they just want to work informally to improve their skills we are here for them.”

SNAP is supported by Northumbria Police Authority’s Participatory Budgeting Programme.

Anyone interested in joining the group can turn up at any regular meeting at the library or contact one of the members in advance.

To speak to someone in English call Veronica or Caitlin on 07875 190761, for Arabic contact Awa on 07825 369586, or for Polish ring Marta on 07955 242578.