Hold Your Peace Podcast Release

​Hold Your Peace was a Heritage Lottery funded performance piece set in the summer 1919 during preparations for a ‘Peace Tea’. Unfortunately, and as with so many shows last year, the tour was unable to take place due to Covid-19 restrictions but, not to be beaten, we turned it into an audio play!

The audio play tells the thought-provoking tale of learning disabled people during and after the Great War, and how it affected their lives and loves. It is told through the eyes of the residents of the fictional hospital The Orchards and performed by Headway Arts Inclusive cast.

We will be launching the audio play on Thursday 11th November 2021 with a Peace Tea celebration at Headway ArtSpace. Read more about listening to the audio play 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