Winter Festival 2021

Winter Festival 2021

Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel our Winter Festival this year due to storm damage to Headway ArtSpace.

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

Come On Down 2021

Come On Down 2021

Come Online with us this year for a special edition of our annual fantastic free festival of performance and creativity by learning disabled people.

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.

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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”

September 27, 2021


We are playing it safe and going online this year with a super exciting Come On Down 2021. I get to be a … “COME ON DOWN 2021!”

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