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Being an art archivist

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Being an art archivist is very exciting, not entirely easy but it feels so good to be back doing some art related research again! Let’s begin by introducing my-self. Hi, I’m Nurain. I’m a postgraduate student from Northumbria University Newcastle, studying in Cultural Management and I was doing my 8 weeks placement with the participatory …

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The Big One That Got Away

Simon Armitage

Every now and again, I’ve thought of this project. The big, beautiful catch we couldn’t quite land. The idea was to get 100 poets to write 10 lines each and therefore have 1000 lines to mark the start of the new millennium, with each poet passing the task on to another of their choosing – …

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Sweet Water: Treasure

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  Listen Water is a universal treasure for life We drink, wash, We exploit its abundance Relax and feel its flow For our daily chores Sweat cascading in droplets as we work It comes from far away From high above Travelling distances – miles upon miles Soul searching for sustenance Bringing with it the gift …

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Sweet Water: Fetching the Water

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Fetching the Water   Some get their water from turning the tap to the right Others get water by walking in the blazing heat   Some must get their water by hard work and effort Others get their water without a thought   Some get their water when it falls from the sky Others bring …

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Sweet Water: Fluid Connections

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Fluid Connections   Water connects me to all my neighbours across the world Water links the cells in my body so I can breath Water connects one shore to the other   Water joins the forces in nature to bring about life Water connects me and my friends Water marries my life with those who …

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Sweet Water: Vision

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Vision   It is early morning, still dark yet the sounds of the day beginning can be heard all around. There is a fresh breeze so I put my hands in my pockets. I watch as capable men deftly prepare the boat, loading everything we will need for the next ten weeks.   We are …

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Grant award to TVA from Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation

Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation

Tees Valley Arts is delighted to announce that they have just been awarded a grant of £4750 by the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation to help them set up a Tees Valley Artists and Makers group. From our 30 years’ experience of working in the arts on Teesside, we know that local artists often struggle …

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