Fund-raising for festival

A Blyth-based arts organisation has set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for its growing festival.

Friday, 9th February 2018, 13:13 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd February 2018, 16:51 pm
Headway Arts

The Headway Arts Come On Down event presents inspiring performing arts and film, run for and by people with learning disabilities.

Hosted by Headway Arts Learning Disabled Theatre Company, the festival was started in 2006 as a safe, inclusive environment to network, share ideas, promote friendship and serve as a platform to showcase the high-quality work done by learning disabled artists.

It has been growing every year and was attended by more than 200 people and 20 organisations in 2017.

Running over three days this year, from March 6, it will promote original work in a number of different art forms, such as dance, drama and film.

Allie Walton-Robson, Headway Arts creative director, said: “We are asking people to support our learning disabled actors who are working so hard to make this year’s festival a really special event.

“We have a fantastic refurbished venue at Headway ArtSpace with lots of space and a very warm welcome for everyone who’d like to come along.”

Pledges, from £5 to £100, can be made through the Crowdfunder website. Visit for more information.