Those of you who appreciate all things arty must go and visit the art café aka Frameworks. Bursting with all things beautiful, this is a wonderful place to relax with a cup of tea, enjoy a nice light meal or just have a good look around. Frameworks was founded in 1996 offering picture framing as well as gifts and the café.
They have a pianist play on a lunch time which creates an even more relaxing atmosphere. To the left of the building is the gift shop with picture framing and upstairs there are even more quirky and quite wonderful crafts and gifts such as mirrors, frames, toys, ornamental furniture and so much more. We highly recommend popping in for a look around.
A BIG thank you to Angela Cosimini, Owner and Manager of Frameworks for letting us take the photgraphs that can be viewed in our Shopping Gallery
The town centre is always buzzing whether it's a market day or a normal shopping day. With the regeneration of the market place, you can now find the Blyth Hyperscope sculpture created by Sculptor Simon Watkinson.
This combines the town's coal mining heritage and its wartime history as a submarine base reflecting a pit shaft and submarine periscope and was also based on the Hyperscope device for looking over crowds.
Taken from the Journallive-
"Market places are usually crowded areas and this artwork will look out over the people, and will also look spectacular at night," said Simon.
As he worked on Hyperscope, Simon met and involved former Blyth miner and submariner Jim Jacques. "I've investigated how Blyth has evolved over the years both industrially and socially and I hope the work will act as a focal point and meeting place for generations to come."
The annual Blyth Town Summer Fair takes place in and around the market place and hosts many attractions, such as music performances, arts and crafts exhibitions, fairground rides and children's entertainment. The Blyth Town Christmas Fair is also held in the market place and features a similar range of family entertainment. This year included the continental market, on for its 1st year. It had 22 stalls from food to gifts and unique clothing. Mainly European stalls including Spanish, French, Italian, German and Swiss.