June 2023 - Ongoing

Celebrating 40 years of Helix Arts working with artists and communities!

Share your story | Shape our future.

Image of event flyer. White background with pink, purple and cyan text. Text reads: Saturday 23 March 2024, 11am - 4pm North Tyneside Business Centre 54a Saville Street, North Shields, NE30 1NT Take part, enjoy, experience creative workshops, live performances, film retrospective and exhibition. Everyone welcome. Free event. Full programme details coming soon.


Helix Arts is a National Portfolio Organisation supported by funding from Arts Council England.

The image is a graphic which has a line drawing image of North Tyneside Business Centre in the background. The text in dark purple text reads Exhibition of past and current projects Contribute to a large-scale drawing Join our workshops Create your own city photomontage Past films, animations and soundscapes Live performances FREE CREATIVELY ALL WELCOME- POP IN ANY TIME! North Tyneside Business Centre 54a Saville Street, North Shields, NE30 1NT On the right hand side of the image, vertical text reads “Reconnecting Creatively”


Re:Visits celebration

Saturday 23 March 2024

11am – 4pm

North Tyneside Business Centre

54a Saville Street, North Shields, NE30 1NT

Local community members joined in the fun at the workshops by artist Tommy Anderson creating urban and futuristic photomontages. Participants also had the opportunity to work with artist Lizzie Lovejoy to add to a large-scale illustration cityscape considering what the future looked like through their drawings. Opportunities to enjoy our retrospective exhibition, take part on curiosity tables encouraging creativity, enjoy our award-winning film/audio archive, and performances by participants of Real Voice were also had.

Missed our event, then why not take a virtual tour of the exhibition and catch up on some of the films from throughout the years including LALALA- Helix ArCh, Film without Film and You got the Beat.

Helix Arts is 40 years old!

Share your story | Shape our future

We are celebrating our 40th anniversary by launching Re:Visits – a new programme that will reconnect with our past, while creating exciting opportunities to identify present and future needs of our audiences, artists and communities.

We want to collect stories from artists, partners and individuals who have been part of our 40-year history.

Follow the link to share your story.

Photographer Nicolas Lowe | 'Living Proof' project 1992-1996

About the project

Re:Visits is an exciting and ambitious new creative programme, driven by our extensive physical and digital archives, to help shape our future aspirations and activities.

Over the next 3 years, we will create a range of exciting opportunities for artists and communities to create and share new work and take part in conversations, research, commissions, community projects and exhibitions across the North East.

We are as passionate as ever about creating collaborative interdisciplinary arts projects with and by communities and artists to challenge perceptions and make our world a better place.

We want to hear from people who have connected with Helix in the past. So please tell us what you enjoyed, how we made an impact and what do you want to see us doing next?

Chris Stevens, Art at Work, 1983–84

Some past projects