The Angelou Centre

What is the Angelou Centre?

The Angelou Centre is one of the few surviving Black-led women's organisations in the North East, having been operating for nearly 30 years. The Angelou Centre provides specialist holistic support for Black and minoritised women, children and young people who have been subject to domestic and sexual violence, all forms of discrimination and often have complex needs. The Angelou Centre's holistic violence against women and girls' services comprise of refuge accomodation (including provision for women with no recourse to public funds - NRPF), specialist advocacy, outreach, therapeutic support and recovery programmes for survivors. All Angelou Centre projects are developed in consultation with our service users who are supported by highly qualified and well-trained team of multilingual and culturally diverse staff and volunteers. 

The Angelou Centre provides a range of services to meet the needs of black and minoritised women, children and young people in the North East, in these three distinct areas: 

  • Training and Development
  • Holistic Wellbeing and Inclusion
  • Violence Against Women and Girls

Who was Maya Angelou?

Marguerite Annie Johnson Angelou 1928-2014, known as Maya Angelou, was an American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet and civil rights activist. She has made literary history as the first nonfiction bestseller by an African American woman. She wrote two cookbooks and spoke 6 languages, was the first Black Female streetcar conductor and has also received several honours including two NAACP Image Awards in outstanding literacy work and 3 Grammy Awards. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou. 


Please see below for recent timetable of events/activities

There is also an induction week timetable - please contact the centre for more information and a copy of this timetable or if you would like further information about each individual class above. 

Please contact for general queries

Please contact for training queries 

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Location Details

17 Brighton Grove

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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