Tall ship to visit town for renewable energy event

A wind turbine... and a boat...
A wind turbine... and a boat...

A MAJOR event highlighting renewable energy takes place this weekend against the backdrop of Europe’s first offshore wind turbines.

Blyth Renewables Festival will feature a varied programme of street entertainment, a green fairground, river trips and live music along the quayside.

A free park-and-ride shuttle bus service will run between the long ranch/ dunes car park, just after the Astley Arms in Seaton Sluice, and Blyth Quayside.

The bus will operate from 10am to 5.30pm on Saturday, June 18, and from 10am to 2.30pm on Sunday, June 19.

Spectacular tall ship Stavros S Niarchos, will be berthed along the quayside in Blyth for the duration of the weekend and visitors can hop on board for a small charge.

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.

The event is being organised by Northumberland County and Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure.

For information on the festival visit www.blythrenewablesfestival.org