Category: What’s On

April 30, 2024

Purple Pirate Party

Kick off the bank holiday weekend early by splicing your main brace, hoisting your Jolly Roger and setting sail to the Purple Pirate … “Purple Pirate Party”

March 13, 2024

Open Call Exhibition 2024

Our Open Call Exhibition is back again this year – if you’re interested in submitting your work, please read the guidelines below and … “Open Call Exhibition 2024”

February 28, 2024

Fundraiser: 45 Spread + Pete Shaw’s MOTH

Come along to The Old Church on Friday 22 March 2024 from 7PM for our first MISSION: AUSTRALIA fundraiser. We’ve got two fantastic … “Fundraiser: 45 Spread + Pete Shaw’s MOTH”

November 29, 2023

A Winter Night with Headway Arts and Friends

Join us on Thursday 14th December from 6.30pm for an evening of festive performance and live music: • Performance of A Christmas Carol … “A Winter Night with Headway Arts and Friends”

November 8, 2023

Festive Wreath Making

Book your tickets for our Festive Wreath Making workshop at Headway ArtSpace, Blyth: • Tuesday 28th November 2023• 6pm – 8pm• £20 per … “Festive Wreath Making”

September 4, 2023

Matilda Jr. The Musical

Blyth Music and Theatre Company Youth Academy will be performing Matilda Jr. The Musical at Headway ArtSpace for three nights Thursday 14th – … “Matilda Jr. The Musical”

August 16, 2023

The NE Street Band at Headway Arts

Bruce Springsteen tribute band The NE STREET BAND are coming to Headway Arts on Saturday 23rd September – with support from The Chris … “The NE Street Band at Headway Arts”

August 10, 2023

Blyth Valley Samba drumming group at Headway Arts

Interested in joining your local community drumming group? Blyth valley samba are looking for new members! BVS is primarily an adult group but … “Blyth Valley Samba drumming group at Headway Arts”

July 17, 2023

Notice of AGM 22-23

  NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Date: Tuesday 8th August 2023 Time: 1.00pm Place: Headway ArtSpace, Waterloo Road, Blyth, NE24 1BY   Contact … “Notice of AGM 22-23”

June 15, 2023

Blythfest approaches!

Blythfest 2023 kicks off in just 2 days: Saturday 17th June to Sunday 2nd July. From drop-in workshops, an art auction and exhibition … “Blythfest approaches!”

May 24, 2023

Volunteer Gardening Day 30th May

VOLUNTEERS! WILL YOU HELP US FIX OUR SANCTUARY GARDEN? Storm Arwen & burglars wrecked our lovely little outdoor space and now the roof … “Volunteer Gardening Day 30th May”

May 17, 2023

Blyth Open Call Exhibition

Headway Arts’ Blyth Open Call Exhibition aims to showcase contemporary art by bringing together creators living & working in Blyth Valley. Designed to … “Blyth Open Call Exhibition”

January 25, 2023

Wave Theatre present From Loch Ness with Love

Friday 24th February 2023 at 7pm From local writer Richard G. Wilson comes a moving and insightful play based on events and experiences … “Wave Theatre present From Loch Ness with Love”

December 6, 2022

A Winter Night ’22

Join us on Thursday 15th December for A Winter Night with Headway Arts & Friends featuring a line-up of international artists presenting a … “A Winter Night ’22”

August 9, 2022

Notice of AGM

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Date: Wednesday 16th November 2022 Time: 10.30am Place: Headway ArtSpace, Waterloo Road, Blyth, NE24 1BY   Contact … “Notice of AGM”

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”

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!”

July 7, 2021

ENERGIES: Blyth’s Industrial Pasts and Energy Futures

ENERGIES is a new exhibition which features work by nine regional artists to explore how industrial change is affecting Blyth. Work by artists … “ENERGIES: Blyth’s Industrial Pasts and Energy Futures”

May 20, 2021

AGM 2021

Join us online on Tuesday 17th August at 2pm for our Annual General Meeting and Review of the Year (2020-21). You can register … “AGM 2021”

March 31, 2021

Feel Good Guide

Our Releasing Potential group will be sharing their Feel Good Guide on our Facebook page from 11.30am on Thursday 1st April 2021.   … “Feel Good Guide”

March 24, 2021

Spring Share: Here Comes The Sun

Join us online for the Stars’ spring share – we’ll be streaming via our Facebook page (no account necessary), details below.   Wednesday … “Spring Share: Here Comes The Sun”

December 9, 2020

Midwinter Festival 2020

THURSDAY 17TH DEC 2020 A midwinter sharing of joyful dance, heartwarming stories and a little light in the darkness – streamed live & … “Midwinter Festival 2020”

August 4, 2020

Counting The Lights in the Darkness

Our Headway Arts community have been connected and co-creating together every day from the very first day in lockdown. Anticipating lockdown Headway Arts … “Counting The Lights in the Darkness”

May 14, 2020

AGM & Review of the Year

Update:  Here’s a recording of the event!   Our AGM will be a bit different this year! In light of the COVID-19 pandemic … “AGM & Review of the Year”

March 18, 2020

Coronavirus Statement (18th March 2020)

We wanted to share with you our plans regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and measures we are taking to reduce risk to our … “Coronavirus Statement (18th March 2020)”

November 15, 2019

Tales and Tunes

Tales & Tunes, our Great Northumberland Winter Festival event is taking place on Thursday 5th December at 6pm at Headway ArtSpace. We are … “Tales and Tunes”

Headway Arts Winter Festival 2019!

Our Annual Winter Festival runs between Tuesday 19th November and Tuesday 17th December 2019 and is supported by Northumberland Culture Fund and Great … “Headway Arts Winter Festival 2019!”

October 16, 2019

A Great Night Out at Headway Arts, October 2019

Join us for a great night out at Headway Arts this Friday (18 October 2019) People from across South East Northumberland have been … “A Great Night Out at Headway Arts, October 2019”

July 4, 2019

Creative Cafe – To the moon and back

At 20:17:39 GMT on July 20th 1969, the Apollo 11 Lunar Module landed on the Moon. Join Headway Arts on Thursday 18th July … “Creative Cafe – To the moon and back”

June 11, 2019

Headway Arts AGM 2019

Join us at Headway ArtSpace for tea, entertainment and a little bit of business at our Annual General Meeting, Wednesday 10th July from … “Headway Arts AGM 2019”

June 4, 2019

One Hundred Homes at Headway ArtSpace

How do we define what makes a home? Belgian theatre maker Yinka Kuitenbrouwer visited over 100 people to find out – from newborns … “One Hundred Homes at Headway ArtSpace”

April 30, 2019

Creative Community Workshops for Welcome Home Williams II

We’re running FREE drop-in workshops for anyone who’d like to come along and make colourful carnival items for the Welcome Home Williams II … “Creative Community Workshops for Welcome Home Williams II”

April 18, 2019

The CoCreART Symposium and Networking Lunch

About  The Symposium will explore the equity of process between disabled and non disabled artists. Through our Arts Council Funded ‘CoCreART’ programme we … “The CoCreART Symposium and Networking Lunch”

April 17, 2019

Call Out for Artists!

We’ve had a great response to the first call out but are still missing some art forms. Because of this we have extended … “Call Out for Artists!”

Hold Your Peace performance

Hold Your Peace is a drama production devised and performed by learning disabled adults. Set in the summer of 1919 during preparations for … “Hold Your Peace performance”

April 16, 2019

Jess Klein and Mike June – Live in Concert

A welcome return for this excellent American singer/songwriter pairing, to what proved to be an ideal environment for them to showcase their talents … “Jess Klein and Mike June – Live in Concert”

January 22, 2019

Come On Down 2019 – coming soon!

CALL OUT FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THIS YEARS COME ON DOWN FESTIVAL! We are happy to announce that our annual festival Come On Down … “Come On Down 2019 – coming soon!”

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
  • Scope
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • The 1989 Willan Trust – Wellesley Trust
  • the Coalfields Regeneration Trust