Hold Your Peace

Hold Your Peace

Set in the summer of 1919 during preparations for a ‘Peace Tea’ garden party, Hold Your Peace tells a thought-provoking tale of the impact of the Great War (1914-1918) on the lives and loves of the residents of The Orchards, and the untold stories of the lives of learning disabled people during the Great War.

The horrendous loss of life was unprecedented and brought devastating changes to those at home and this, of course, included learning disabled people.

Performed by Headway Arts Theatre Co. Directed and designed by Allie Walton-Robson. Script Consultant: Dave Napthine.

Headway Arts is a multi-award winning arts company based in Blyth, Northumberland. Since 1995 Headway Arts has made authentic, inspiring and meaningful work through their high quality inclusive working methods. This latest piece of entertaining original theatre puts learning disabled actors centrestage and is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Queen’s Hall Arts.

life affirming stuff‘ Sound Ideas Media

heartwarming…Headway Arts really showcases talent and creativity ‘ Helen Richardson, BBC

We are looking for venues for our next tour of Hold Your Peace. Get in touch if you’d like to find out about hosting us.

Performance Dates

Join us at Headway ArtSpace on Thursday 22nd November for our latest performance of Hold Your Peace. We’ll have guest speakers, discussion and a real peace tea.

Tickets are free and can be booked via the Eventbrite website.

This performance of Hold Your Peace is part of the GeNErosity Festival of Philanthropy and Giving in the North East. The festival will celebrate and influence the North East’s rich philanthropic tradition by telling the region’s story through a series of exciting events and activities. Highlighting our region’s past and looking forward to how we can come together through philanthropic acts, large and small, for the greater good of our region. Find out more at www.GeNErosityFestival.co.uk

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Hold Your Peace is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Queen’s Hall Arts

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

  • Arts Council
  • Erasmus+
  • ESF FLag
  • Esmee Fairbairn
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Sir James Knott Trust