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 3 'Cheeky Monkeys' - 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.

“A day in the life of our little cheeky monkey. Exploring Hartlepool through the eyes of a child we follow the adventures of Francisco the Monkey visiting all the school children of Hartlepool’s favourite places. Using 3D puppetry to bring him to life, follow along on his mischievous adventures.” (Team Cheeky Monkeys, 2nd Year Acting students, The 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.