Beautiful Difference Symposium

Beautiful Difference Symposium

Putting the work of learning disabled artists centre stage – 7th & 8th September 2022.

Blythfest

Blythfest

Blythfest is a celebration of Blyth’s Art and Culture, brought to you by Blyth Culture Network. Over two weeks in June we will showcase the best of Blyth culture with an abundance of events, festivals, exhibitions, shows and workshops. We’re crowdfunding to pay for street entertainment during the festival!

Releasing Potential 2022

Releasing Potential 2022

Our arts based employability course Releasing Potential is back again for 2022!

Sound On!

Sound On!

Sound On! an online sound art exhibition presented by SAINT JOHN OF GOD, IRE and HEADWAY ARTS, UK with artists Dr Sinead McCann and AlanJames Burns. 

Hold Your Peace

Hold Your Peace

The Hold Your Peace audio play premiered on 11th November 2021. Listen online now.

Headway Arts at Blyth Beach

Headway Arts at Blyth Beach

See our film of our first socially distanced workshop.

Headway Arts Online

Headway Arts Online

Headway Arts has been quick to respond to a crisis of support for Learning Disabled People by refocusing to provide an online programme during lockdown.

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February 17, 2022

Théâtre Sans Frontières presents Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band

Be enthralled by this exciting and thrilling mystery, featuring a feisty heroine, struggling with and overcoming a domineering presence in her life. With … “Théâtre Sans Frontières presents Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band”

December 1, 2021

Winter Festival Cancelled

If you’ve been into Blyth since Friday you might have noticed our building sustained some damage to the roof during Storm Arwen, like … “Winter Festival Cancelled”

November 22, 2021

Headway Arts Winter Festival 2021

Our Winter Festival starts on Monday 29th November – click here to read more about what we’ve got coming up!   Update: Headway Arts … “Headway Arts Winter Festival 2021”

October 19, 2021

Hold Your Peace Podcast Release

​Hold Your Peace was a Heritage Lottery funded performance piece set in the summer 1919 during preparations for a ‘Peace Tea’. Unfortunately, and … “Hold Your Peace Podcast Release”

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of all our funders which currently includes:

  • Arts Council England
  • Blyth Town Council
  • Community Foundation
  • Edward Gostling Foundation – RW Mann Trust – Shears Foundation
  • Erasmus+
  • Great Northumberland
  • Hadrian Trust – High Sheriff of Northumberland – Rothley Trust
  • Heritage Fund
  • National Lottery Community Fund
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Postcode Community Trust
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • The 1989 Willan Trust – Wellesley Trust
  • the Coalfields Regeneration Trust