Taste of Europe is brought to Blyth

A taste of Europe was brought to Blyth last week as an organisation’s links with the continent.

A European inspired celebration was organised by Headway Arts to mark Europe Day on May 9.

A multicultural buffet was on offer with participants creating food that represented a state of the European Union.

Creative director at Hedway Arts, Alison Walton-Robson, said: “We have been privileged to share skills with our European partner organisations who are all dedicated to doing amazing projects with disadvantaged people across Europe.

“Our European work has been very enriching for our groups and has led to greater understanding of cultural differences and similarities. We have a lot to learn from each other by sharing our traditions as well as our work.”

Headway Arts recently took a group to Turkey for workshops with an international group of educators to show what young people can do when given a chance.

Elsewhere, Headway Arts recently moved into the old church on Waterloo Road in Blyth, which they have renamed Headway ArtSpace.

Officials are now in talks with architects, Blyth Town Council and Northumberland County Council to create a new hub for arts and culture for south east Northumberland.

An official opening event will take place this summer, with a variety of workshops, groups and performances taking place. For more details email admin@headwayarts.co.uk