Bay Create

What is Bay Create?

  • Bay Create is a two year project bringing people together to celebrate Whitley Bay and its unique costal landscape.

  • The chance to meet people of all ages and share stories, thoughts and feelings about what Whitley Bay and our costal location means to us.

  • Design and create artwork to reflect these stories with help from local artists.

Why are we doing it?

  • To connect people of all ages helping to reduce loneliness.

  • To boost positivity and improve wellbeing

  • to leant about each other and plan fun creative activities. 

What does Whitley Bay mean to you?

Our BayCreate Project worker has started asking people of all ages this question.Whitley Bay Big Local launched  this project with Barnardo's The Base Young People's Centre to bring people together for arts and cultural projects inspired by the coastal landscape of Whitley Bay.  

Bay Create

How to get involved?
Come and be part of our project group  . We need your help to shape the project and make it meaningful.

Ask at Whitley Bay Big Local or  call Helen on 077835 10835 or send  Helen an email to or on social media  Whitley Bay Big Local FaceBook or Barnardos FaceBook

Helen, our BayCreate Project worker, is networking with local partners and attending sessions to begin the implementation of the action plan and  introduction work with established groups. Helen has gathered some interest form a range of participants of all ages.

Bay Create  is funded by Spirit of 2012, the fund was designed and managed by Spirit of 2012’s Youth Advisory Panel. Bay Create stood out to the panel for its detailed knowledge of Whitley Bay, exciting local partnerships and creative vision.

Barnardo's The base