Midwinter Festival 2020


A midwinter sharing of joyful dance, heartwarming stories and a little light in the darkness – streamed live & free online.

2pm Twelve Starry Months
Moving through a year, one season to another, The Seven Stars Dance Co combine solos, dance duets and group pieces to create the story of a year through their eyes. Original inclusive dance cocreated with dance artist Beth Donaldson.

3pm 100 Little Lights of Hope
A workshop by Creative Director Allie Walton-Robson to accompany the 100 paper lantern-making packs which we sent out free to Blyth families. The lanterns will be lit at our 6pm event & then displayed in windows around town.

4pm Story From The Stars – The Greedy King & The Robin
A gentle windchime inspires a new tale about how kindness can help us all to survive the winter. Told by learning disabled artists from The Stars Workshops and co-created with storyteller Gary Cordingley.

6pm A Little Light in the Darkness
A heartwarming evening for all the family. Professional storytelling and seasonal twinkles with Gary Cordingley, Allie Walton-Robson & friends. Wear your Christmas jumper, light your lanterns together at 6pm and snuggle down with a hot chocolate for our cosy little show in your own home.

To take part you can join us live and FREE online via our Facebook or Youtube.

Share your images with us via social media using the hashtag #WeAreBlyth.


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