A great year for events

From Easter egg hunts to world class sporting events, Santa Claus to some of the biggest names in pop music, it's been a great 2017 for Blyth.

Friday, 5th January 2018, 10:18 am

Over the year, the town council’s dedicated team has attracted more than 50,000 people to the area to take part in a number of high profile events for residents and visitors.

Highlights include an Easter Egg Hunt in Ridley Park, Blyth Carnival, a partnership project with Headway Arts, and the fireworks festival.

Blyth Swinmming Pool marked 50 years, and there was a dedication ceremony to honour soldiers from the town who served in World War I, as well as the annual Remembrance Sunday parade.

For music lovers, the summer brought the free Northumberland Live Festival, with headliners The Undertones playing to a packed audience, with local bands, street theatre and more.

Festive highlights included the Christmas lights switch-on with X Factor pop band Union J, a Christmas market, local entertainers and Santa at the Keel Row.

Blyth Town Council’s Kath Nisbet said: “We want people to be proud of our town’s rich tapestry of sport, music and cultural heritage and the events that we have provided free of charge this year go a long way to achieving this.”