Keeping the Lights On
is a different format of festival which will play to our strengths and maintain the core ethos of Wintertide, allowing artists and the public to create and celebrate as a community.

Currently Live - ‘Hartlepool Monkey Homecoming’ Film 4 'Rock and Stone' - Gyre & Gimble, Fuel & Northern School Of Art students

Created in November 2020, Rock and Stone is inspired by community conversations about the rich culture of storytelling in Hartlepool. Special thank you to John Cambridge for all of his support.

“Upon speaking to a member of the Headland History Group, we could tell how proud these people were of the stories told in Hartlepool. We chose the story of the elephant rock due to the strong images we could use to tell it. We used shadow puppetry to give the story a mysterious atmosphere.”  (Team Shadows, 2nd Year Acting students, Northern School of Art)


Wintertide Festival Parade
Street Ambassadors
Raw 35 & Love Hartlepool
Street Ambassador
Northern School Of Art
Street Ambassador
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About Wintertide Festival

‘Creating with the community’

Wintertide is an independent community festival which takes place in and around the streets on the Hartlepool Headland, a coastal town steeped in history, heritage, culture and folklore.