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 felt it was vital to support the mental wellbeing and creativity of our learning disabled artists. We asked them what they’d need. We then delivered tablets with data packages and art boxes – reaching out to digitally include everyone to access our new specially re-designed programme of interactive daily workshops & support online.

Headway Arts has been pioneering with Zoom as a new exciting creative artform and a platform to share our work. Join our #HAcommunity and take a Zoom with us…

 

SIX – A short story devised & performed live by The Stars & Poppy Crawshaw
Thursday 6th August 2020 at 1.30pm

6 incredible journeys, 6 heroes, 1 epic tale of adventure in exploring the possibility for greatness in everyone. To become a true hero, we have to face our fears. Only in our darkest hour do we realise our true potential. Whether it’s bravery, kindness, wit or sheer determination that sees us through, when faced with adversity, every hero has their chance to shine.
Followed by a coffee social and chat about our co-creative methodology.
Book your free ticket via Eventbrite.
We will email you the link & password for the online Zoom meeting shortly before the scheduled start time.

 

ONE HOPE – A dance created & performed live by The Stars & Beth Donaldson
Wednesday 12th August 2020 at 1.30pm

From uncertain beginnings to a new normal, lockdown has been an unusual journey for all of us. We were separated, kept apart, brought together again online, put in bubbles and eventually, now, we are each starting to find our individual ways forward. Over lockdown we have explored our emotions and how each of these different stages have made us feel, hopeful that we will all be back together soon.
Followed by a coffee social and chat about our co-creative methodology.
Book your free ticket via Eventbrite.
We will email you the link & password for the online Zoom meeting shortly before the scheduled start time.

 

FIVE SEVEN FIVE – A spoken word live performance by The Stars & Allie Walton-Robson
Tuesday 18th August at 1.30pm

Mindfulness, meditation and painting have taken us on imaginary journeys ‘to peaceful places, safe dreaming spaces outside, lonely lockdown rooms’. Our Haiku poems and watercolours illustrate symbols of resilience and freedom found in the natural world. This creative process has helped us to calm anxious thoughts, support each other, express and understand our emotions, transforming fearfulness into beauty and hope to light up the dark days.
Followed by a coffee social and chat about our co-creative methodology.
Book your free ticket via Eventbrite.
We will email you the link & password for the online Zoom meeting shortly before the scheduled start time.

 

Supported by Arts Council England Emergency Funds through The National Lottery and Northumberland County Council.

 

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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+
  • ESF
  • Great Northumberland
  • Hadrian Trust – High Sheriff of Northumberland – Rothley Trust
  • Heritage Fund
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Postcode Community Trust
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • The 1989 Willan Trust – Wellesley Trust
  • the Coalfields Regeneration Trust