Come On Down

Come On Down is Headway Arts’ annual fantastic free festival of performance and creativity by and for learning disabled people. Hosted & programmed by Headway Art’s disabled creatives.

Join us for original performances, exhibitions, talks and great art by talented artists from across the north east and beyond. With inspiring chats from the Power Sofa, amazing vegan food and joyful social events. Not forgetting the glitz and glamour of the now legendary Come On Down Gameshow. So Come On Down!

Save the Dates: Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th, and Thursday 5th October 2023 (Thursday is Young People’s Day).

Email us at: or call 01670 351962 if you’d like to get involved.

Bursaries can be available to support access needs.

We’ll be posting daily reports and reviews from our Heads Up! critical friends crew.


Supported by Arts Council England.

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