Blyth Culture Network

Blyth Culture Network is an independent artist-led collective of cultural organisations, venues and individual artists in Blyth. The Network is open to all artists and art organisations in Blyth. Send us a message if you’d like to join us to support, share collaborate and celebrate culture around our town:

Blythfest is our yearly promotion of Blyth Culture Network events happening in and around our town. View the Blythfest page for more information.


Current Network members include:


Blyth Library

Blyth Library is one of 30 branches across the County. Find fabulous books, enjoy free digital resources and internet access. Join one of the lovely groups meeting in the library and check out our programme of events for all ages.


 Blyth Tall Ship

Blyth Tall Ship is a life changing ‘Gangway To The Sea’ that brings hope and aspiration to Blyth and the surrounding region, through skills training and individual engagement along with a series of heritage health and wellbeing sessions which are supported by a family of volunteers and trusted collaborative partnerships.


Blyth Tall Ship Shanty Singers

Blyth Tall Ship Shanty Singers is a sub-group of the Blyth Tall Ship project. It developed from 12 week well-being heritage skills courses run by the Blyth Tall Ship Project.


Dave Cowan


 Friends of LV50

Friends of LV50 promote the heritage of a unique vessel – Light Vessel No. 50 – one of the oldest floating wooden Lightships in the UK.


Friends of Ridley Park

Friends of Ridley Park is a group of volunteers who raise funds  for activities and projects over and above that provided by Northumberland County Council who own and run the park. Members also look after a small number of flower beds and planters. New members are always welcome.


Headway Arts

Headway Arts is a multi-award winning pioneering inclusive company of creatives who make wonderful art with communities. We believe in the power of art and creativity to positively change lives for those who are disadvantaged. We’re based at Headway ArtSpace on Waterloo Road, Blyth’s art and cultural centre and a national centre for arts and inclusion.


 Leading Link

Leading Link are an established youth provider in the community and together with our like-minded pioneering partners we have extensive experience of delivering high quality activities across Northumberland.
Over the past years the charity has established sustainable relationships across the public, private and voluntary sector creating the potential for every young person that we meet.


 Northumberland Archives

Northumberland Archives preserves the documentary heritage of the county and makes it available to the public. They are supported by Northumberland Archives Charitable Trust who raise money for projects such as this one.


 Pete Shaw


 Seaton Delaval Hall

Seaton Delaval Hall is a National Trust property full of theatricality, drama and mischief. The National Trust cares for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.


 The Phoenix Theatre

Based in the town centre of Blyth, the Phoenix Theatre is a fantastic arts resource complete with a 300 seat theatre space, rehearsal space, bar and foyer gallery. The theatre programme successfully combines both amateur and professional performances and attracts audiences from a broad area including North Tyneside and rural Northumberland.


rePUBlic Gallery

rePUBlic Gallery is a CIC and our aim is to encourage and increase real engagement with high quality, contemporary art and design in Blyth and Northumberland. This aim will be achieved through a free program of exhibitions and events curated by practicing artist and designers. These events will be advertised through our website, social media as well as printed formats.




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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