Creative Cafe at Headway ArtSpace

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


Creative Cafe March 16th and April 8th 2017
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Come On Down Festival

Come On Down Festival

Come On Down is our annual fantastic free festival of creativity by learning disabled people.

Join us for quality performances, exhibitions, talks and art by talented artists from across the north east.

4th, 5th and 6th April 2017

For booking enquiries contact Paul on 01670 351962 or



Carnival Club

Blyth Carnival Club

Headway Arts Bringing Back Blyth Carnival!

Following the roaring success of last year’s Tall Ships Carnival Parade produced by Headway Arts we are inviting the local community to take part in our Carnival Club.

Those eager to take an active role in re-inviting Blyth Town Carnival this year are welcome to join. No artistic skill is required, the sessions are free of charge and you can attend as often as you like. Everyone is welcome.

Sessions will initially take place on Tuesday each fortnight and cover different Carnival skills, such as creating large-scale sculptures, flags and banners. It’s a great social evening – there’s even tea and cake!

If you’d like to learn exciting new creative skills, adapt your old skills or pass on your artistic knowledge to others please join us every other Tuesday from 10th January, 4.30-6.30pm.

Contact Headway Arts on 01670 351962 or email if you’d like to know more.


Watch the video below for an idea of what it’s all about.



Carnival Creatures
Tuesday between 4.30 and 6.30pm on the 10th January, 24th January, 7th February, 21st February. Learn to make giant puppets using new and recycled materials.

Windy Things
Tuesday between 4.30 and 6.30pm on the 7th March, 21st March, 11th April, 25th April. Learn to make flags and banners and windsocks for parades.

Carnival Costume
Tuesday between 4.30 and 6.30pm on the 2nd May, 16th May, 30th May, 13th June.
Learn to make a variety of carnival costumes, hats and things to wear.

There will be additional opportunities to work towards staging the Blyth Carnival in June and July.

Bring your family and friends – bring a group – everyone is welcome.


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**Volunteers and Sponsors are needed to make this thing happen – please get in touch if you can help!**

Carnival Club

Carnival Club

This page is about Old Carnival Club (2016) – find out about NEW Carnival Club (2017)!


Our weekly Carnival Club started on Tuesday 21st June and runs until Tuesday 23rd August 2016 at Headway ArtSpace.

Local people of all ages and experience are invited to come and work alongside us to create and paint decorative sails, and design costumes and giant puppets on the themes of ‘Sagas of the Seven Seas’ for the Carnival procession taking place on Saturday 27th August at 3pm.

Carnival Club is free to attend and runs from 4pm-7.30pm.

Suggested times are 4-5pm for young people (from 11 years old), 5-7.30pm for families and individuals. You can pop in for a little while or stay the whole evening.

The street drumming workshop runs from 6.30pm until about 8pm (depending on the group.)

We’d love to hear from individuals, dance, arts and musical groups who’d like to make a costume or join our community band or participate in a colourful parade: 


Remaining Dates:


Tuesday 23rd August – Dress Rehearsal, 4.00-7.30pm


Thursday 25th August – Dress Rehearsal, 4.00-7.30pm


Facebook users can invite their friends via our Events.

View/Download the Carnival Club poster.

Download Carnival Club poster