A Blanket Full of Stories

Headway Arts proudly presents A BLANKET FULL OF STORIES with Releasing Potential

Join us on an adventure through the technicolour world of our imaginations. There is no one way of telling a story. We leave an impact upon everyone we meet in our lives, and so we become part of every story we are told…
This interactive storytelling experience is the culmination of a Releasing Potential training course, our unique award winning arts based training programme funded through the European Social Fund. It showcases the talents of the group who have been developing employability skills through the arts working alongside Headway Arts’ professional company.

We invite you to become part of the story on Wednesday 1st March from 3pm at Headway ArtSpace.

Carnival Club

Blyth Carnival Club

Headway Arts Bringing Back Blyth Carnival!

Following the roaring success of last year’s Tall Ships Carnival Parade produced by Headway Arts we are inviting the local community to take part in our Carnival Club.

Those eager to take an active role in re-inviting Blyth Town Carnival this year are welcome to join. No artistic skill is required, the sessions are free of charge and you can attend as often as you like. Everyone is welcome.

Sessions will initially take place on Tuesday each fortnight and cover different Carnival skills, such as creating large-scale sculptures, flags and banners. It’s a great social evening – there’s even tea and cake!

If you’d like to learn exciting new creative skills, adapt your old skills or pass on your artistic knowledge to others please join us every other Tuesday from 10th January, 4.30-6.30pm.

Contact Headway Arts on 01670 351962 or email admin@headwayarts.co.uk if you’d like to know more.


Watch the video below for an idea of what it’s all about.



Carnival Creatures
Tuesday between 4.30 and 6.30pm on the 10th January, 24th January, 7th February, 21st February. Learn to make giant puppets using new and recycled materials.

Windy Things
Tuesday between 4.30 and 6.30pm on the 7th March, 21st March, 11th April, 25th April. Learn to make flags and banners and windsocks for parades.

Carnival Costume
Tuesday between 4.30 and 6.30pm on the 2nd May, 16th May, 30th May, 13th June.
Learn to make a variety of carnival costumes, hats and things to wear.

There will be additional opportunities to work towards staging the Blyth Carnival in June and July.

Bring your family and friends – bring a group – everyone is welcome.


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**Volunteers and Sponsors are needed to make this thing happen – please get in touch if you can help!**