Tall ship will star at show

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ONE of the world’s most magnificent tall ships will form the centrepiece of the Blyth Renewables Festival this month.

The coastline overlooking Europe’s first off-shore wind turbines will provide the backdrop for the annual event on renewable energy on June 18 and 19.

Organisers The Port of Blyth will host the festival in partnership with Northumberland County Council with a packed programme of activities.

The tall ship Stavros S Niarchos will be berthed along the quayside in Blyth 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.

A renewables village will be a hub of activity with a range of displays and demonstrations from local organisations, showing the impact that green energy sources can have on our lives.

Port Of Blyth chief executive Martin Lawlor said: “We intend to make this year’s festival even bigger and better and hope people will put the date in their diary now so they can come along.”

For more information visit wwwwblythrenewablesfestival.org