A Great Night Out at Headway Arts, October 2019

Join us for a great night out at Headway Arts this Friday (18 October 2019)

People from across South East Northumberland have been working with Museums Northumberland bait and The Empty Space as community programmers to bring some of the best international theatre to our area.

The latest ‘Great Night Out’ features a show the group saw up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year called The Man who Planted Trees and they would like to welcome you to come and see it at Headway Arts, Blyth on Friday 18 October at 7pm (doors open 6pm, show runs 7-8pm).

The Man Who Planted Trees tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland. As much a touching tale as it is a hilarious puppet show. The Man Who Planted Trees shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world and is suitable for adults and children aged 7+.

Alongside the performance of the ‘The Man Who Planted Trees’, the Journeymen exhibition is kicking off the second leg of its North East tour.

Journeymen is a collection of work from five groups of men and boys who have come together to share their own unique journeys in South East Northumberland. It is the stories of real men, living real lives – explored through sounds, words and pictures. Watch the short preview here:


The Journeymen invite you to discover lives previously unseen and unheard, explored through; animation, photography, graffiti, poetry and sound recordings.

The exhibition takes place this Friday and Saturday and there are free family-friendly workshops taking place on Saturday. But why not make a night of it and join us on Friday night from 6pm and see the Man who planted trees too?



Friday 18 October – 11am – 6pm

Saturday 19 October – 11am – 4pm

Free workshops:

Saturday 12-2pm: Try your hand at Photography

Saturday 2-4pm: Photomontage and multi-media

Find out more on the Journeymen website.



Friday 18 October – doors open 6pm, show runs 7-8pm.

Tickets £5.

For more information click here.


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