Whitley Bay Big Local Events

This week

Bay Create Art Session

Bay Create Art Session

Event by Barnardo’s The BASE and Whitley Bay Big Local

A midweek opportunity to make and create. Come and explore a range of art activities with our BayCreate artists in a warm and friendly atmosphere. All ages and abilities are very welcome. BayCreate is an art project funded by Spirit of 2012 

Wednesday 24th November, 1st December,  13:00 - 15:00

Location Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Rd.

Find out more on our FaceBook page

Nipples and Nibbles

Nipples and Nibbles

Nipples and Nibbles is a  life drawing class for people of all abilities session includes one and a half hours of drawing and half an hour afterwards to meet and chat with a bite to eat and a gulp to drink. Join artist/tutor, Theresa Poulton to learn new skills or practise. Materials included or bring your own favourites. Cost £8 

This event is sold out

Thursday 25th November 18:30 - 20-30

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Road

Table top sale

Table Top Sale and Green Beans Market

Join the community at Whitley Bay Big Local with our table top sale on Sunday 28th November.Set up from 9am- Buyers from 10am til 3pm. Also visit our Partner event, Green Beans market at Whitley Bay Metro Station.
Email: hello@whitleybaybiglocal.org for more information or book a table for £8 to sell your treasures on Eventbrite here.

Booking is not required for general admission, which is £1, children free. Refreshments available. 

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Road

Winter Heart

Winter Heart

Make a cutout window Winterheart and add it to the community window at Big Local or take it home for your own Winterheart window display.
Get creative and be part of the show! You don’t have to come to a workshop to take part but they are free and open to all. We would love to see the whole town with secret hearts displayed in windows this December. 

For ideas on how to join in with your street windows or just your own either come along to a Saturday Drop-In Workshop from 1pm - 3pm on 27th November, 4th and 11th December or see us at The Green Beans market on the 28th Nov or Whitley Bay Fiesta on Dec 5th or just look out for updates on Facebook  Winter Heart which is part of the Whitley Bay Big Local Creative Civic Change programme.

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Road

Dove Marine Labs at WBBL
Beneath the  waves

Sae Words - Beneath the Waves

Learn more about shipwrecks and their history and the natural habitats at local dive sites

Rachael Priest’s project ‘Beneath the waves’ uses immersive activity to reveal hidden heritage (natural and maritime), bringing it to audiences previously not capable of accessing this world beneath the waves. Learn more about local shipwrecks and their history and the natural habitats at local dive sites and the species that inhabit them. Join us and learn more about our fascinating marine landscape and the impact of human activity on Thursday 2nd December 18:30 - 19:30.

Register for this free Eventbrite event here

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Road

Dove Marine Labs at WBBL
Kelp Ecosystem

Sea Words-Kelp Ecosystem and Restoration

How people can help nature to restore important ecosystems

Harry Catherall’s PhD research focuses on the structure, function and restoration of kelp forests along coastlines of Durham, Northumberland and Berwick coastlines. He is  comparing the structure and function of kelp forests along ‘pristine’ sections of the Northumberland and Berwick coastlines with those of the Durham coastline which have been historically impacted by coal mining spoil and are recovering from these impacts. In areas where kelp forests have not been able to re-establish Harry will investigate approaches to give nature a helping hand to restore these important ecosystems.

Join us and learn more about our fascinating marine landscape and the impact of human activity on Thursday 9th December 18:30 - 19:30. Register for this free Eventbrite event here

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Road