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 - The first in a series of ‘Hartlepool Monkey Homecoming’ Films 'Magical Monkey Mischief' - 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. 

“When you go to bed to sleep, the Hartlepool monkeys come out and cause some mischief… Filmed in self-isolation, Magical Monkey Mischief brought to life the voices of primary school children with their own versions of the magical legend and the mischief that happens in our own homes.” (Team OG, 3rd Year Acting Students, The Northern School of Art)

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