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April 18, 2019

The CoCreART Symposium and Networking Lunch

About  The Symposium will explore the equity of process between disabled and non disabled artists. Through our Arts Council Funded ‘CoCreART’ programme we … “The CoCreART Symposium and Networking Lunch”

April 17, 2019

Call Out for Artists!

We’ve had a great response to the first call out but are still missing some art forms. Because of this we have extended … “Call Out for Artists!”

Hold Your Peace performance

Hold Your Peace is a drama production devised and performed by learning disabled adults. Set in the summer of 1919 during preparations for … “Hold Your Peace performance”

January 22, 2019

Come On Down 2019 – coming soon!

CALL OUT FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THIS YEARS COME ON DOWN FESTIVAL! We are happy to announce that our annual festival Come On Down … “Come On Down 2019 – coming soon!”

January 7, 2019

Review of the Year 2018

Take a look at our short film: ‘Review of the Year 2018’ which shows a lively snapshot of some of last year’s highlights.Please … “Review of the Year 2018”

November 28, 2018

Winters Kiss

Join us on Thursday 13th December for a sparkly circus cabaret performance by The Stars: Winters Kiss. The show starts at 1.30pm at … “Winters Kiss”

Candlelit Concert

Join us for an evening of seasonal songs with Seaglass Choir and guests, Thursday 6th December at 7.30pm, Headway ArtSpace, Blyth. There will … “Candlelit Concert”

November 21, 2018

Winter Exhibition 2018

Local artists will be displaying and selling their work at our Winter Exhibition from Thursday 6th December. Join us for our Exhibition Preview … “Winter Exhibition 2018”

November 6, 2018

Old Boy at Headway ArtSpace

Old Boy is a funny and moving show about the bond between grandads and grandsons. With a community cast of men and boys … “Old Boy at Headway ArtSpace”

September 24, 2018

Hold Your Peace: GeNErosity Festival

Join us at Headway ArtSpace on Thursday 22nd November for our latest performance of Hold Your Peace. We’ll have guest speakers, discussion and a real … “Hold Your Peace: GeNErosity Festival”

September 13, 2018

CoCreART – call out for artists

Headway Arts is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding towards our dynamic CoCreART programme from Arts Council England through Grants … “CoCreART – call out for artists”

August 15, 2018

We’re Hiring

This post has been filled. Thank you for your interest.  Job Title: COMMUNICATIONS & ENGAGEMENT WORKER Responsible to: Chief Executive Hours: 28 hours … “We’re Hiring”

August 13, 2018

Blue Flag Workshops

Pop in to create your Blue Flag between Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th August, 10am-3pm. We’re almost at 600!

August 1, 2018

Annual General Meeting 2018

Join us at Headway ArtSpace for our AGM on Thursday 30th August, 6.30pm.

July 16, 2018

Fly your flag for Great Northumberland 2018!

Headway Arts is offering free creative workshops to Northumberland community groups.

July 9, 2018

Creative Cafe: Blue Flags

Join us at Headway ArtSpace on Wednesday 25th July 1pm-4pm for our latest Creative Cafe.

July 5, 2018

Carnival Statement

Headway Arts and Blyth Town Council have worked hard to resolve their differences regarding the 2018 Carnival.

June 22, 2018

Volunteers Attend Sensory Garden Official Opening Ceremony

Yesterday we held an official opening ceremony for our sensory garden, organised by our fantastic volunteer Mr Bill Thompson.

June 20, 2018

First Blue Flag Workshops

We had the first of our Blue Flag workshops with Collingwood School today. Some lovely flags made for our Blue Flag Project installation on Blyth … “First Blue Flag Workshops”

May 4, 2018

Blyth Spartans Women

On 18th May 1918 Blyth Spartans Ladies won the Munitionettes Cup 5-0 in front of 20,000 spectators at Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough. Sadly, that … “Blyth Spartans Women”

Northumberland Day 2018

Join us at Headway ArtSpace on Thursday 24th May for our second Stotties, Sarnies and Singing Hinnies get-together in celebration of Northumberland Day. … “Northumberland Day 2018”

May 1, 2018

Inspiration Exploration

Inspiration Exploration is a creative partnership which brings together The Blyth Tall Ship and Headway Arts, two of Northumberland’s most visionary organisations. Two … “Inspiration Exploration”

April 30, 2018

Blyth Community Carnival Update

After working with you all over the last 3 years to develop Blyth Community Carnival, we are shockingly, no longer involved with it … “Blyth Community Carnival Update”

March 13, 2018

Highlights from Come On Down 2018

Come On Down 2018 We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported this years Come On Down … “Highlights from Come On Down 2018”

February 8, 2018

A.R.T.S Seminar – Working In Europe

Join us on Monday 26th March for Working In Europe, 10am-1pm at Headway ArtSpace, Blyth. Frances Castle (Chief Executive, Headway Arts) will give … “A.R.T.S Seminar – Working In Europe”

February 7, 2018

North North Symposium

A national symposium bringing together artists and arts organisations for discussion, critical conversation & debate on Tuesday 6th March 2018.   We are … “North North Symposium”

January 22, 2018

Help us Crowdfund for Come On Down Festival!

We have started a very exciting crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds for our upcoming Come On Down, a festival of inspiring performing … “Help us Crowdfund for Come On Down Festival!”

November 30, 2017

We’re Recruiting: Learning Support Intern

Could you make a real difference to the lives of people with learning and communication needs? Do you have experience of supporting adults … “We’re Recruiting: Learning Support Intern”

November 29, 2017

PrintAble at Azure Christmas Market

PrintAble will be at Azure Garden Centre’s Christmas Market this weekend selling their latest card designs and art prints. Come along on Friday … “PrintAble at Azure Christmas Market”

October 31, 2017

Blyth Valley Samba School

Blyth Valley Samba School provides regular performances and workshops to give people the opportunity to sample team community drumming and to learn something … “Blyth Valley Samba School”

September 29, 2017

Jess Klein and Mike June at Headway ArtSpace

American singer-songwriters Jess Klein and Mike June are playing at Headway ArtSpace on Saturday 7th October. Tickets are £8 on the door. Bring … “Jess Klein and Mike June at Headway ArtSpace”

September 26, 2017

Fun Palaces at Creative Cafe

Join us at Creative Cafe on Tuesday 10th October to learn the art of screen printing! We’ll be incorporating the ethos of Fun … “Fun Palaces at Creative Cafe”

September 11, 2017

Social evening with The North East Mandolin Band

Join us on Thursday 19th October for a social evening with The North East Mandolin Band. 7.45 – 9.30PM (Doors 7.15PM) Tickets are just … “Social evening with The North East Mandolin Band”

September 1, 2017

Blyth Community Carnival 2017 – A Roaring Success

Thank you to everyone who came along to Blyth Community Carnival on Saturday 26th August 2017! It was a great day filled with … “Blyth Community Carnival 2017 – A Roaring Success”

August 17, 2017

Training for Emerging Dancers in Inclusive Practice

Headway Arts has been supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts for our wide reaching CoCreArt project.  As part of … “Training for Emerging Dancers in Inclusive Practice”

June 16, 2017

Blyth Carnival Club

Headway Arts Bringing Back Blyth Carnival!   This summer we’re working with Blyth Town Council to bring back the Blyth Community Carnival, drawing … “Blyth Carnival Club”

March 10, 2017

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 … “Come On Down Festival”

March 1, 2017

Communications and Engagement Internship

Job description This new post offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a highly effective, self-motivated practitioner to work as part of a … “Communications and Engagement Internship”

May 3, 2016

General Call Out: Freelance Artist

This is a general call out for freelance artists to work with our Satellites groups. We are inviting expressions of interest from socially … “General Call Out: Freelance Artist”

April 27, 2016

We’re looking for a Social Care Intern!

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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