Carnival Club

Blyth Carnival Club

Headway Arts Bringing Back Blyth Carnival!

 

This summer we’re working with Blyth Town Council to bring back the Blyth Community Carnival,  drawing inspiration from the old time carnivals, circus and vintage entertainments from Blyth’s unique history.

On Saturday 26th August there will be a Community Carnival Parade to Blyth Market Place which will kick off an afternoon programme of performance on the community stage and around the market place. Blyth will host the very best of dance, music, circus and street theatre from an array of regional artists. There will be an international market and the afternoon will finish with rock-a-billy and lindy hop dancing with Anth Purdy.

 

Carnival Club

No artistic skill is required, the sessions are free of charge and you can attend as often as you like. Everyone is welcome.

 

Carnival Club workshops are happening at Headway ArtSpace throughout the whole of July and August. Monday to Friday 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

You can come to all of them or just one – it’s up to you. Workshops are free and open to everyone but places are limited so please let us know you are coming by booking a place on 01670351962 or emailing kerri@headwayarts.co.uk.

 

On Tuesdays leading up to the festival there will be sessions by

  • Blyth Valley Samba   6.30pm-9.30pm
  • Carnival Parade Costumes  4.30pm-6.30pm

All materials are provided and Headway Arts’ creative team will be on hand to help people design and make their own costumes, walking floats, models, banners and other colourful items to carry in the parade.

All ages welcome although young people under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Group bookings available.

 

Businesses – can you offer some support or sponsorship? Dress your windows with a circus or theatrical theme? Enter a float into the parade? Make a donation?

Community Centres and Groups – we challenge you to represent, come build a float and walk in the parade!

Performers, groups and artists – want to be part of the parade and perform on our community stage?

Basically we’d love to hear from anyone who wants to get involved; making, dancing, acting, singing, stewarding…it’s Blyth’s own Carnival… come along and get involved!

 


Headway Arts were ​Creative Producers of the Tall Ships Community Parade 2016 & Tall Ships Fringe Festival, part of the award-winning Blyth Tall Ships Regatta 2016. Watch our short film to see what we got up to – and see what you could be a part of this year.

Creative Cafe 10th June 2017

We are holding a third Creative Cafe event at Headway ArtSpace aimed at people who would like to try one of a range of creative arts workshops including calligraphy, wet felting, and paper cutting.

The workshops are for adults, are FREE to attend and take place on Saturday 10th June 2017 from 10am till 12 noon.

All materials are provided with friendly expert tuition for beginners and experienced creatives alike!

Calligraphy with Tim Sokell
Wet Felting with Rebecca De’Wessington
Paper Cutting with Lady Kitt
To book a place or for more details contact Headway Arts on 01670 351962 or admin@headwayarts.co.uk

Northumberland Day and Headway Arts AGM

Stotties, Sarnies & Singing Hinnies…and AGM.

Howay to Headway for a taste of our fantastic Northumbrian culture, canny entertainment and our AGM on Thursday 25th May 4-6pm.

Seven Stars will be performing their latest show Forever Young:

 

Forever Young is a timeless tale for everyone.  A faerie story of forbidden love, loss, family and independence inspired by borders folklore via the likes of Romeo & Juliet, Cathy and Heathcliff.  Set in Northumberland’s deep dark past Jamie and his heard of cheeky wild goats collide with posh lass Lily in Hap’neywoods. Jamie and Lily fall in love and throw their families into chaos.  Join us to find out if the lovers will find a world where they can be themselves. A tragic ghostly love story from Headway Arts’ inclusive theatre company, with masks, puppets, traditional music and wild (really wild) goats.

 
Northumberland Day celebrations and AGM flyer

 

Creative Cafe at Headway ArtSpace

We are holding a Creative Cafe event at Headway ArtSpace aimed at people who would like to try one of a range of creative arts workshops including printmaking, batik, felting, silk painting and artistic embroidery.

The workshops are for adults, are FREE to attend and take place on Thursday 16th March at 7pm and Saturday 8th April at 10am.

All materials are provided with friendly expert tuition for beginners and experienced creatives alike!

 

THURSDAY 16th MARCH 7pm – 9.30pm

Silk Painting with Hazel Millington
Embroidery with Hazel Thompson
Felt making with Rebecca De’Wessington
Print-making with Alison Walton-Robson

SATURDAY 8th APRIL 10am – 12.30pm

Batik with Claire Cooper
Embroidery with Hazel Thompson
Felt making with Rebecca De’Wessington
Print-making with Alison Walton-Robson

We are able to offer these creative sessions for FREE thanks to the support of the Pen & Palette Club Fund at the Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

To book a place or for more details contact Headway Arts on 01670 351962 or admin@headwayarts.co.uk

 

Creative Cafe March 16th and April 8th 2017
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Come On Down Festival

Come On Down Festival

Come On Down is our annual fantastic free festival of creativity by learning disabled people.

Join us for quality performances, exhibitions, talks and art by talented artists from across the north east.

4th, 5th and 6th April 2017

For booking enquiries contact Paul on 01670 351962 or comeondown@headwayarts.co.uk