Headway ArtSpace Tall Ships Fringe Festival

As part of the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta celebrations we have a weekend of exciting events on offer at Headway ArtSpace, Blyth! Join us from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August for creative arts workshops, live music, a performance by our very own Seven Stars Theatre Co, and more. View or Download our Headway ArtSpace Tall Ships Fringe Festival lineup.

Sagas From The Seven Seas

On Saturday 27th August we’d love to invite you along to take part in the carnival parade which takes place just after the Crew Parade at 3pm. Come along to our free Carnival Club workshops on Tuesdays if you’d like to create something for the parade, from fish hats and jellyfish umbrellas to viking ships and giant puppets, there’s all sorts of creations to made and paraded. Read more about Carnival Club.

Tickets

Tickets for our daytime events are available from seetickets.com or on the door on the day.

Tickets for Set The Scene Promotions’ evening gigs are available from seetickets.com: Saturday  Sold Out & Sunday. Weekend tickets also available Sold Out. (Evening tickets are selling fast and will not be available on the door.)

Fringe Festival Events

Friday 26th August

11am – 12 noon: Tall As A Ship
Hat making workshop with artist Allie Walton-Robson creating hats to wear in the parade.
Tickets £3, available from seetickets.com or on the door

 

1pm – 2pm: Yachts & Knots
Yarn bombing workshop with Sheila Biggs.
Tickets £3, available from seetickets.com or on the door

 

1pm – 3pm: Beside The Seaside with Bill, Reg & Friends
Review with wonderful Blyth singers featuring music on our magnificent Binns Organ, including The Seven Stars Theatre Co’s A Swedish Story told by Friendly Pirates with shadow puppets!
Tickets £3, available from seetickets.com or on the door

 

4pm – 6pm: Tales From The Four Winds & Tea Party
with storyteller Gary Cordingley, including afternoon stottie & tea
Tickets £3, available from seetickets.com or on the door

 

6.30pm – 8.30pm: The Cornstalkers
A taste of American Bluegrass on fiddle, banjo and mandolin.
Tickets £3, available from seetickets.com or on the door

 

Saturday 27th August

11am – 12 noon: Nordic Tales
Magical stories from the lands of our friends across the North Sea with storyteller Gary Cordingley.
Tickets £3, available from seetickets.com or on the door

 

12.15pm: Bell & Bullock Circus Theatre with ‘Cabin Fever’
Legends in their own lifeboat bring us their marvellous maritime mayhem.
Tickets £3, available from seetickets.com or on the door

 

3pm: The Crew Parade followed closely by Sagas From The Seven Seas
Join us for the Carnival Parade through Blyth town centre.
No tickets necessary. Get in touch with us if you’d like to be part of the parade!

 

6pm – 8pm: Shaw Clark Project and Driven Serious
Shaw Clark Project, Blyth’s own eclectic folk rock duo, followed by
Driven Serious, melodic exciting fun folk punk pirates with energetic guitar & vibrant vocals.
Tickets £3, available from seetickets.com or on the door

 

8.30pm till late: Set the Scene Promotions music event 
All tickets sold out

 

Sunday 28th August

11am – 12 noon: Silk Banners
Have a wander through Keel Row Shopping Centre to see our maritime-themed silk banners made with local people of all ages and abilities.

 

12 noon – 1pm: Yachts & Knots
Yarn bombing workshop with Sheila Biggs.
Tickets £3, available from seetickets.com or on the door

 

1pm – 2pm: Seaside Strummers
From the serious to the ridiculous fun Nautical Ukuleles!
Tickets £3, available from seetickets.com or on the door

 

4pm – 5pm: Jacqui Jim & Bob
Folk ballads & toe tapping tunes with squeeze box and harmony.
Tickets £3, available from seetickets.com or on the door

 

6pm – 8pm: Shaw Clark Project and Tony Bengtsson Trio
Shaw Clark Project, our 21st century Sonny & Cher, followed by
Tony Bengtsson Trio, socially conscious modern Americana/country rock with glorious vocal harmonies.
Tickets £3, available from seetickets.com or on the door

 

8.30pm till late: Set the Scene Promotions music event
Music from blues legend Paul Lamb & The King Snakes with support from awesome local lads Clippah and a cracking act Bad Bob Bates.
Tickets cost £8 and a there’s a small number still available from seetickets.com as of 16th August. Tickets for this event are not available on the door.

 

Fringe Festival Lineup
Headway ArtSpace Tall Ships Fringe Festival

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of all our funders which currently includes:

  • Arts Council
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Blyth Town Council
  • Erasmus+
  • ESF FLag
  • Esmee Fairbairn
  • Northumberland County Council
  • People’s Health Trust
  • Sir James Knott Trust