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WOR SEAHORSE SPECTACLE

Be part of something spectacular - a community puppetry parade in the centre of Newcastle! Get creative, learn new skills and meet new friends. 

Wor Seahorse Spectacle will shine a bright and colourful light on Newcastle’s maritime heritage, Roman mythology and Geordie pride. The project will explore and celebrate the historic links between Newcastle and the charismatic sea creature; the seahorse. Following weeks of puppet making and heritage workshops, the project will close with a celebratory parade on Northumberland Street, 8th April 2023, 2pm.

Illustration by Rachael Horner | Animation by Chloe Rodham

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“It was a wonderful experience and it was so exciting watching the whole show come together. I’ve made some new friends and I’m going to learn to play the drumS.”

– 2021 participant

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Workshops are free, and will take part throughout January, February, March and April 2023. The parade through Newcastle City Centre will take place on Saturday 8th April 2023. We are looking for individuals as well as community groups and organisations to get involved. Travel, food and access support can be provided. 

Participants will learn about their local heritage, develop skills and improve their wellbeing through participation in creative activity. A series of workshops led by a heritage professional and 5 leading puppet artists will culminate in the creation of large scale seahorse puppets and of the River God Tyne. Joined by local musicians, participants will perform in a colourful, celebratory parade on Northumberland Street, 8th April 2023 at 2pm. Check our What's On page for more details.

We have reopened sign up to get involved as some more places have opened up for workshops and involvement in the parade 4th - 8th April. Click the buttons below to sign up!

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If you have any questions, or need any further info, please email Vicky at

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A huge thank you to our funders for making Wor Seahorse Spectacle possible!

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