Renewables event sails into town

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A two-day festival to celebrate all things green is returning to Blyth this weekend.

The Port of Blyth will host the Blyth Renwables Festival on Saturday and Sunday with a packed programme of activities.

The tall ship Stavros S Niarchos will be berthed along the quayside throughout the weekend as an early example of renewable energy and visitors will be able to board and tour the ship for a small charge.

Other festival highlights will include a programme of street entertainment, a green fairground, river trips and live music.

It will also showcase the growing cluster of renewable energy focused organisations around the Blyth estuary, including Port of Blyth, RES Group, Narec, MTL, SKM, North Sea Logistics, Arch and Northumberland County Council.

Port of Blyth chief executive Martin Lawlor said: “We are delighted to be hosting this high profile event again this year, and if visitors can have a thoroughly entertaining weekend whilst gaining an understanding of the importance of the growing renewable energy cluster around the estuary, then it will have been a real success.”