We are holding a Creative Cafe event at Headway ArtSpace aimed at people who would like to try one of a range of creative arts workshops including printmaking, batik, felting, silk painting and artistic embroidery.
The workshops are for adults, are FREE to attend and take place on Thursday 16th March at 7pm and Saturday 8th April at 10am.
All materials are provided with friendly expert tuition for beginners and experienced creatives alike!
THURSDAY 16th MARCH 7pm – 9.30pm
Silk Painting with Hazel Millington Embroidery with Hazel Thompson Felt making with Rebecca De’Wessington Print-making with Alison Walton-Robson
SATURDAY 8th APRIL 10am – 12.30pm
Batik with Claire Cooper Embroidery with Hazel Thompson Felt making with Rebecca De’Wessington Print-making with Alison Walton-Robson
We are able to offer these creative sessions for FREE thanks to the support of the Pen & Palette Club Fund at the Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.
To book a place or for more details contact Headway Arts on 01670 351962 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tuesday 1st December, we had groups from all over Northumberland and Tyne and Wear come down to us in Blyth to perform, support and share. Groups included Parkhead Centre, Braena, Pottergate Centre, FilmAble from Haltwhistle Film Project, Liberdade, North Star Centre, Tynedale Centre to name a few. With a range of performances, films and the very exciting COME ON DOWN game, it was really a fantastic day had by all.
On Wednesday 2nd December, we had Mind the Gap join us for our workshop day. Mind the Gap are England’s largest learning disabled theatre company and came to us all the way from Bradford. Supported by bait, Mind the Gap’s group of 2 non-disabled artists and 6 disabled artists facilitated two workshops while Headway Arts’ associate artist Tom Burton facilitated the other two. Everyone who attended got to experience at least one workshop. Attendees included The Twisting Ducks, students from Cleaswell Hill School, learning disabled artists from Tynedale Centre in Hexham and The Pottergate Centre in Alnwick, as well as our artists from Headway Arts.
Headway Arts’ workshops explored the Come on Down 2015 theme of adventure with Tom discussing alternative dream holiday destinations and asking artists to put pen to paper.
Mind the Gap’s workshops also played with our theme of adventure through fun games and exercises that were thoroughly enjoyed by all. In the afternoon, the workshop has a specific focus – the legacy of the Magna Carta.
The final day of Come on Down was another performance day for Headway Arts’ Learning Disabled Theatre Company. The Stars presented Comet Tales, their original drama set in a galaxy far, far away powered only by the starlight of their dreams. Supported by an audience including The Dales School, Blyth Riverside Centre, Headway Arts’ family and friends, it was a lovely round off to Come on Down. We are all already looking forward to next year!
Come on Down was generously supported by the Hadrian Trust who paid for creative facilitation and food and by Bait (Woodhorn Museum) who paid for the visit by Mind the Gap. Additional costs were met by the fundraising efforts of members of Seven Stars.