Beautiful Difference Symposium 2024

Tuesday 26th March 2024 at Headway ArtSpace, Blyth

A gathering of 30 people for an exhibition, a show and share of the C4X Laboratories performances and artworks, an exchange of ideas and creative conversation in a platform which provides the equity needed for neurodiverse and learning disabled creatives to develop and discuss their work.


  • 10:30 Registration/ Arrivals/ Refreshments
  • 11:00 Intros Andy Gillis/ Allie Walton-Robson/ Tim Longrigg
  • 11:15 Presentation 1
  • 11:45 Presentation 2
  • 12:15 Presentation 3
  • 12:30 Reflections and Conversations
  • 1:15 Networking Lunch
  • Finish by 2:30pm


The Beautiful Difference Symposium 2024 will take place at our venue in Blyth: The Old Church, Waterloo Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 1BY.

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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