St Hilda's Pit Head

The Creative Seed have taken over the St Hilda's Pit Head building as their new Head Office and will transform it into a vibrant arts and cultural space, housing exhibitions workshops and performances.

The Creative Seed has been responsible for the revitalised South Tyneside Parade and is now bringing their experience to the recently renovated grade ll listed building on the former St Hilda's colliery site.


Martin Hulse from the Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust said “We are really looking forward to seeing what The Creative Seed can bring to this amazing building”.

Diane from Community Arts Project North East said “Having worked with Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust over the past six months to establish St Hilda’s Pit Head as a Cultural, Heritage and Community venue, it is now time for Community Arts Project North East to move on and develop our community projects further. To enable us to concentrate on this we are pleased to be handing over the reins at St Hilda’s to The Creative Seed. It has been an honour to work at St Hilda’s and look forward to seeing it flourish under new management”.

Sandy Harris, Company Director said “We work with a diverse range of groups both regionally and nationally. We are moving into the building as the company is expanding rapidly and St Hilda's Pit Head will aid us in the work we do in South Tyneside. We want to encourage more people to get involved in our creative workshops and having a wonderful building like this to invite people to will make that so much easier.”