Blyth should be proud – it is a town with a huge array of artistic and cultural talent. In June this year we will bring it all together with a festival of music, drama, workshops and exhibitions. Happening in venues all over Blyth there will be something for everyone with live music, family workshops and history walks. We would like to raise funds for children’s entertainment and street theatre to make it more exciting and inclusive.

Blythfest was initiated by 16 arts organisations, venues and individual artists in Blyth who wanted to bring something good to the people of Blyth, something they will remember and can continue year after year. We want to make local people proud of their town. We also want to get people from outside the area to see what a great place Blyth can be to visit, boosting the local economy by generating footfall and business.

We are crowdfunding to cover the cost of hiring street artists to perform over 3 days. Read more and donate here!

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