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START Festival 2022

August 2022 sees the return of the annual START Festival...and this year it's even bigger and better with more minifests, more taster sessions and more workshops! This summer, get ready to be creative, connect with others and enjoy art in all its forms with...

  • 5 free themed minifests...
  • loads of creative workshops...
  • art exhibitions...
  • an Arts & Crafts Fayre!

So whether you're taking in some live music, checking out the work of our local artists or trying something new in one of our many inspiring workshops, there's something to get everyone's creative juices flowing this summer!

Check out our amazing programme of free and discounted workshops @ and inspire your whole family this summer!

And here's your free minifest line-up...

Minifest 1:

Poetry Slam @ Clegwell & Hartleyburn Community Hub, Hebburn - Sunday 7 Aug., 12-4

Minifest 2:

Live Music Festival @ Brinkburn Community Centre, South Shields - Saturday 13 Aug., 2-6:30

Minifest 3:

Performing Arts & Choirs @ Boldon Community Centre, Boldon - Saturday 20 Aug., 12-4

Minifest 4:

Dance @ Perth Green Community Centre, Jarrow - Sunday 28 Aug., 12-4

Minifest 5:

Film Festival @ Bilton Hall Community Trust, Jarrow - Sunday 4 Sept., 12-4

At every minifest you get - free taster sessions and...soooo much more!