All glowing for winter spectacular

Brownies (left to right) Lily Ayres, 8, Sarah White,8, Isla Walker-Hardwick,8, and Madeline Storey, 7 making Light Sculptures which will create the icy scene for a spectacular free family show at Woodhorn. Picture by Craig Connor/North News & Pictures.
Brownies (left to right) Lily Ayres, 8, Sarah White,8, Isla Walker-Hardwick,8, and Madeline Storey, 7 making Light Sculptures which will create the icy scene for a spectacular free family show at Woodhorn. Picture by Craig Connor/North News & Pictures.

Community groups from across south east Northumberland have teamed up with bait and Emergency Exit Arts to create a spectacular free family show this weekend.

As the clock ticks towards Christmas, visitors to Woodhorn Museum will be able to take part in a community celebration on Sunday, November 30.

With the Spark Drummers, a huge bonfire performance, incredible human Catherine Wheels and light sculptures made by the local community, The Search for Fire will be a magical start to the countdown to Christmas.

bait director Rachel Adam, said: “Emergency Exit Arts are renowned for creating spectacular outdoor performances all over the world, so it’s wonderful to be able to bring them to the region to work with artists and community groups on the Search for Fire.

“We’re especially delighted that so many different community groups from south east Northumberland are involved in creating a dramatic icy landscape for the Snow Queen and we can’t wait to welcome people to this fabulous, free family event at Woodhorn on November 30.”

People of all ages from across south east Northumberland are taking part including Northern Butterflies, Ashington Community Development Trust, the Royal Voluntary Service dementia group, Seaton Sluice Brownies, Action for Children, Hirst Welfare’s Youth Group for 13-19 year olds, Newbiggin Youth Arts, and Leading Link.

Elizabeth Raw from Seaton Sluice Brownies took part in a workshop with Emergency Exit Arts at Woodhorn to learn how to teach her group to make the sculptures.

“We’ve spent the last two sessions working on the ‘lightboxes’ and the girls are really enjoying the challenge of making the sculptures despite finding it a bit tricky,” she said.

“We’re really looking forward to the event at Woodhorn; the girls are especially keen to see the big Snow Queen sculpture.”

The Search for Fire starts at 4.30pm on Sunday, November 30. For details visit www.experiencewoodhorn.com