Summer fun at shopping centre

A series of activities are taking place this summer at Keel Row Shopping Centre in Blyth.

First up is an arts and crafts workshop commemorating 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

The community event will run from noon to 2pm giving kids the opportunity to create their very own medal of bravery to commemorate the many soldiers who laid down their lives.

Children of all ages are invited to participate, taking their masterpieces home to show off their handiwork to friends and family.

Other events including Keel Row Crafts from noon to 2pm on Tuesday, August 5; Dance City with The Factory Dance Academy on Saturday, August 9; Story Time and Crafts with Northumberland Libraries from 11am to 12.30pm on Saturday, August 16; Creepy Crawly Road Show from 11.30am to 1.30pm on Saturday, August 23; and meet Bonnie the Owl with Blyth Wildlife Rescue from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Saturday, August 30.

Keel Row Shopping Centre manager Callum Reid said: “It is important for the community to come together on the Centenary of the outbreak of World War One and these workshops will offer children the chance to be a part of that. Not only will it offer families fun, free summer holiday activity, it gives kids the chance to learn about history and reflect upon their ancestry.”