Join in, take part, try something new….

We have a range of workshops at Wintertide Festival this year, both free and ticketed.    Places do get booked up quickly, so it’s always best to reserve well in advance

Wintertide Guided Bike Ride

Sunday 26th November 11.30

The Hartlepool Walking and Cycling Hub are offering families the chance to be part of a guided ride to Wintertide Festival at 11.30am Sunday 26th November. The ride is approximately 30 minutes each way and just under 4 miles. 

Their expert ride staff will be on hand to guide the group safely and able to offer assistance for any problems that may arise on the ride. The ride will then return at 15:30 back from The Headland. 

Please book one ticket per rider.

Pendant Workshop - Little Silver Kiln

Saturday & Sunday 
12.15 – 12.45 – Pendants
1.15 – 1.45  – Pendants
2.15 – 2.45 Pendants 
Spark your child’s creativity at our enchanting Aluminium Jewellery Taster Class, a delightful addition to the Wintertide Festival! In this hands-on 30-minute session, children of all ages are invited to shape and texture their own aluminum pendant. 

The class is brought to you by local silversmiths The Little Silver Kiln and is designed for all skill levels – even the youngest artists are welcome with a little assistance. 

Silver Ring Making

Saturday & Sunday 
3.45pm - 5.45pm 14+
2 hour £15 + booking fee

Unleash your creativity this winter season with “Silver Ring Crafting” – an enchanting class designed for ages 14 and up, hosted by local silversmiths The Little Silver Kiln as part of the Wintertide Festival. 

Join us for a hands-on experience where you’ll embark on a journey of craftsmanship. Learn the art of measuring, cutting, and soldering to create your very own unique silver ring. Feel the thrill as you add character and texture to your creation using various hammers under the guidance of an experienced silversmith.  No prior experience is required – just bring your enthusiasm and let the magic of silver crafting unfold at The Little Silver Kiln’s ring-making class.

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"Growing Up A Hartlepool"

Tees Women Poets 
Saturday & Sunday
York Place Gallery 

Craft-Along; Listen-In

Join poets and artists for a cosy, peaceful interlude around the kitchen table in York Place Gallery where we will be journalling, crafting and chatting as we listen to a brand new podcast from the Tees Women Poets. “Growing Up A Girl…in Hartlepool” brings together real life stories from local mothers and daughters on everything from poverty and ambition to body image and mental health – but everyone can listen and join in the conversation!

Unicorn & Stag Crown Workshop with Over the Winks

Sunday 26 November
12.30-2.30pm / 3.30-5.30pm Hartlepool Borough Hall, Middlegate £5.00 + booking fee

Join us for a festive and fun-filled afternoon at our Unicorn & Stag Crown Workshops!  

Get into the holiday spirit and unleash your creativity as we guide you through the process of crafting your very own crown.

Whether you’re a unicorn enthusiast or a lover of majestic stags, this workshop is perfect for everyone! Our expert instructor Rachael will provide step-by-step instructions, ensuring that you leave with a unique and beautiful crown to keep and wear with pride.

Don’t miss out on this magical event! Book your spot now 

Please note, anyone aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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Location recording workshop

Sunday 12-1pm
York Place Gallery

Join us for an exciting in-person workshop on location recording with the renowned team at We Make Sound. Get ready to dive deep into the art of capturing sound in unique environments!

Discover the secrets behind recording high-quality audio on location. In this workshop, you’ll learn essential techniques and gain hands-on experience with specialist equipment. 

Christmas Decoration Workshops with Eyv Hardwick

12-5pm Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November
The Squircle,

Join us for a festive and fun-filled afternoon at our drop in Christmas decoration sessions. Pop in and have a go.

Willow Sculpture Decorating Workshops with Hartlepool College of Further Education

12-5pm Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November
The Squircle

Finale ‘Fish’ Decoration! Get ready to dive into a world of imagination and artistry as we gather at the Wintertide Festival. This workshop  promises a fun-filled 45minute of crafting and decorating fish-themed props.

All decorated props will become part of a finale procession on Sunday 26th 6pm. If you wish to carry a fish you can sign up on the day of your workshop. This will be on a first come basis.

Suitable for all ages. Children under 12yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

Headland Story Trail

2pm-3pm Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th 

Leaving from Baptist Church

Join historian and Hartlepool resident Roger Codner who will lead a walk around a section of the Headland Story boards, sharing recollections, stories and history about this remarkable place and its inhabitants. Along the walk you will meet characters and hear sounds to bring the history to life.

The walk is flat and will start and at The Headland Baptist Church, where participants will be able to find out all about local heritage and crafts from members of the Hartlepool Headland Local History Group.

Proggy Mat Workshop

Sunday 26th
Headland Baptist Church

Learn all about the different techniques used and learn how to use traditional tools to make your own mini mat decoration to hang on your tree and welcome guests to your home.

You will be able to take home the skills and knowledge to make your own mat for your home too!

Delivered in partnership with Hartlepool Headland Local History group.

Social Photography workshop

Sunday 2pm-5pm
Ashley Foster

Local artist Ashley Foster will facilitate a photography project inspired by Tish Murtha to help you take your own pictures of your community. 

Film screening of Tish with Q&A is at 3.45 Saturday 25th

Free tickets below.

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