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 5 'Monkey Business' - Gyre & Gimble, Fuel & Northern School Of Art students

Created, in November 2020, in response to the letters written to the monkey by pupils from Throston Primary, Eldon Grove Academy, St Aidan’s, St Helen’s and St Teresa’s Primary Schools.

“Monkey Business is inspired by children’s perspective of Hartlepool. It explores the dimensions between hand drawings and the real world playing with the techniques from the workshop with Gyre & Gimble.  The story revolves around the relationship of the Hartlepool community and Hangus, together with a simple lesson of the joy of sharing.”  (Team Monkey Business, 1st Year Film, Production Design and Visual Effects and Model Making students, The Northern School of Art, Go Bananas Credits by a pupil at St Teresa’s RC Primary School)

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. 

The festival took place over an extend period 20th- 29th November, consisting of a self-led art trail, carefully designed to allow social bubbles to take in the art works whilst on a scenic walk around the headland. The live film & dance screenings are now available to view on our Exhibitions page as well as downloadable activities to try. 

An independent event, creating with the community