Creative Community Workshops for Welcome Home Williams II

Headway Arts Creative Community workshops for Blyth Regatta 2019!

We’re running FREE drop-in workshops for anyone who’d like to come along and make colourful carnival items for the Welcome Home Williams II event, a partnership between Blyth Tall Ship and Headway Arts.

The Welcoming takes place on Saturday 1st June on Blyth Quayside in celebration of the return of Williams II, Blyth’s very own tall ship which is currently on a voyage around Britain.


Free Workshops

  • Tuesday 28th May 2019, 1pm – 3pm 

We have our next free Creative Cafe with local artist Sheila Biggs on 28th May. We’ll be creating nautical-themed applique to illustrate the journey of William Smith, and of course there’ll be plenty of tea to drink! We’ll also be celebrating Northumberland Day so come along and join us!
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A drop-in workshop specifically for people of all ages with autism will be taking place on:

  • Wednesday 29th May 2019, 10am – 12pm


Drop-in workshops run for 2 hours each and will take place:

  • Wednesday 29th May 2019, 1pm – 3pm
  • Thursday 30th May 2019, 10am – 12pm
  • Thursday 30th May 2019, 1pm – 3pm


You don’t need to book for the drop-in sessions, but you can contact us if you’d like to let us know you’re coming along!


We are also offering FREE workshops to any schools and community groups who would like to book a session at Headway ArtSpace between 14th & 23rd May – please get in touch for available dates:

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