Carnival club seeks people to join parade

Retired mermaid puppet created by local people alongside artists from Headway Arts.
Retired mermaid puppet created by local people alongside artists from Headway Arts.

Creative people are being sought for a carnival club which will display their work at the Blyth Tall Ships Regatta.

Blyth-based Headway Arts are looking for people to join their club which starts on Tuesday, June 21.

Local people of all ages and experience are invited to work alongside a company of professional artists to help create and paint decorative sails, and design costumes and giant puppets on the themes of Sagas of the Seven Seas for the Carnival procession at the Regatta in August.

The sessions are free and will run from 4pm to 7pm.

People taking part will be able to join the Carnival procession and the spectacular Crew Parade which takes place on the Saturday afternoon at the Regatta.

Allie Walton-Robson, creative director at Headway Arts, said: “We have had lots of requests to revive the popular Blyth Carnival Parade and the Regatta seemed like a fantastic catalyst to do this – it’s a chance for us to show off our great creative community.

“We’d love to hear from individuals, dance, arts and musical groups who’d like to make a costume or join our community band or participate in a colourful parade.

“We are also launching our newly refurbished ArtSpace so it’s all very exciting.”

Headway Arts is also organising a Fringe Festival during the August bank holiday weekend that will feature local musicians and their own Seven Stars Theatre Company, and the Bell and Bullock Circus Theatre.

Tickets will be available from www.HeadwayArts.co.uk

For further information contact Headway Arts via email admin@headwayarts.co.uk or call (01670) 351962.