Stars

Stars creative workshops for adults who are learning disabled or neurodiverse

 

Mondays are Dance Days

Dancing makes us feel good! It helps us to be more confident, fit and healthy. A professional dance artist leads these expressive and enjoyable dance and creative movement sessions which explore different ways of making a move.

 

Tuesdays are for Creative Arts

Explore a galaxy of arts! Including:
• Painting
• Drawing
• Collage
• Photography
• Music-making

 

Wednesdays are Drama Days

These sessions help us to
• Creatively express ourselves
• Communicate
• Explore new situations
• Try out ideas
• Be inspired
• Build confidence
Drama days are great for beginners and are led by professional drama workers.

 

Thursdays are for Theatre Skills

For starry eyed people with a passion for being on stage.
• Creative writing
• Actor training
• Performing
• Puppetry
• Set, costume, make-up and more!

 

On The Day

Times
Each session starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm. A typical day is as follows:
9.45am people begin to arrive
10.00am day begins with warm-up/introductions
11.00am break time
11.15am workshop begins
12.30pm lunch break
1.30pm workshop resumes
2.50pm workshop ends
3.00pm day ends

 

Lunch
Bring your own packed lunch. We have a microwave, kettle and toaster.

 

Clothing
Wear comfy clothes and shoes. You might like to bring or wear clothes that you don’t mind getting covered in paint if you’re coming to a creative arts session! We do have white painting jackets which can also be worn.

 

Supporters/Carers
You might like to have your supporter or care worker with you for a little while or even the full day. Support workers are encouraged to join in and be part of the group.

 

Location and Building
All sessions take part in our lovely building which we call Headway ArtSpace. We are on the main street through Blyth town centre. You can see us on a map by following this link.

We have a wheelchair accessible entrance through the garden and an accessible toilet.

 

Try Us Out

If you would like to arrange a free taster session please contact us on 01670 351962 or hello@headwayarts.co.uk

 

Notes

WHEN: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week from 10am to 3pm.
WHERE: It all happens at our lovely building Headway ArtSpace in Blyth.
COST: £51.50 per day (from 1st April 2023)

If you have been given a Personal Budget from the local authority you could speak to your Care Manager about using some of it to pay to come to our Stars workshops.

OTHER STUFF: We can help organise transport but we cannot pay for it. Carers and supporters welcome too. If you have any questions get in touch.

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