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Hate Crime Awareness Week

This week it’s Hate Crime Awareness Week and the police commissioners of Cleveland, Durham and Northumbria have put together this brochure of public events you can participate in and help raise awareness:

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For more information on Hate Crime Awareness Week visit stophateuk.org

Peter is office co-ordinator at Tees Valley Arts. He has worked for over a decade as a freelance small business consultant @nealandco. You can follow him personally @pneal.

TVA Collection’s Len Tabner work in Localism

Len Tabner in Localism
Middlesbrough Councillor Charlie Rooney admiring a work by Len Tabner from the Tees Valley Art Collection as part of the Localism exhibition at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. Photo: Peter Neal

Read more about the TVA Collection here.

Peter is office co-ordinator at Tees Valley Arts. He has worked for over a decade as a freelance small business consultant @nealandco. You can follow him personally @pneal.

Words n Dub with Dennis Bovell and Benjamin Zephaniah

Words n Dub Faces

A great way to celebrate Black History Month – Teesside University and Tees Valley Arts are thrilled and delighted to invite you along to enjoy an evening of Words n Dub, brought to us by two living legends – Benjamin Zephaniah and Dennis Bovell.

Benjamin Zephaniah – Britain’s most recognisable and popular poet – surely needs no introduction. This is an extraordinary opportunity to see and hear him live and in poetic person – don’t miss out!

Dennis Bovell (here with his fabulous Dub band) has made a huge contribution to Britain’s music – reggae, lover’s rock, punk – and to cultural and political awareness.

Come along to Words n Dub, have a great night, listen, learn, dance and celebrate your soul!

All welcome and it’s free!!!

Please RSVP

Booking is not necessary but please RSVP below to give us an idea of numbers:

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Peter is office co-ordinator at Tees Valley Arts. He has worked for over a decade as a freelance small business consultant @nealandco. You can follow him personally @pneal.

An Audience with Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah

TVA in partnership with Teesside University, in celebration of Black History Month, present an exceptional opportunity to see and hear the legendary, Benjamin Zephaniah – writer, lyricist, musician and trouble-maker – who is accurately described as Britain’s most filmed, photographed and identifiable poet.

The only living poet in the vote for ‘nation’s top ten favourite poets’, Benjamin’s first book of poetry for children – ‘Talking Turkeys’ – went into emergency reprint in just six weeks.

Benjamin combines poetry, music and political activism and is surely Britain’s only Professor of Poetry and Writing (Brunel University) to have fan clubs around the world, and to have once been number one in the Yugoslavian hit parade!

This intimate event will allow you to hear from Benjamin first hand about his career, his poetry and his dyslexia and to ask him questions. Please note: numbers are restricted for this event and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis; Booking is essential.

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An Audience With Benjamin Zephaniah

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Peter is office co-ordinator at Tees Valley Arts. He has worked for over a decade as a freelance small business consultant @nealandco. You can follow him personally @pneal.

The English Civil War on Teesside a 1-day Conference

01 – Introduction

Robin Daniels, Tees Archaeology

02 – Introduction

Geoffrey Carter, Battlefield Trust

03 – Battlefield Archaeology of the English Civil War

Richard Leese, Huddersfield University

04 – The English Civil War in the North East

Phil Philo, Dorman Museum

05 – Costume & Equipment of the English Civil War

Geoffrey Carter, Battlefield Trust

06 – The Battle of Yarm Bridge

Phil Philo, Dorman Museum

07 – 17th Century Locations on Teesside

Robin Daniels, Tees Archaeology

08 – Panel Discussion

Robin Daniels, Tees Archaeology

Peter is office co-ordinator at Tees Valley Arts. He has worked for over a decade as a freelance small business consultant @nealandco. You can follow him personally @pneal.

Thorntree Roses Art and Craft Exhibition

There will be an exhibition of work by The Thorntree Roses at Thorntree Hub on Tuesday 4th August at 10am.

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Fused glass bowls made by the women from Thorntree Roses, during sessions with Judith Gill

The event showcases the range of quality art and craft the women in the group have been working on over the last 10 weeks and beforehand, while they were trying out a range of taster sessions. All of the participants are women who either live on the Thorntree Estate in Middlesbrough or are connected to it.

The group was set up with money from The People’s Health Trust, through their ‘Healthimprove’ fund, and is a collaboration with TVA and some members  of an existing friendship group which meets regularly at the Hub.

The group very much decide the art-forms and crafts they would like to try, and chose glass for this set of sessions. So far they’ve tried their hand at fused glass, jewellery making and glass painting, working with professional glass artist Judith Gill. They also took themselves off to the National Glass Centre, and got the opportunity to go ‘backstage’ into the university area to see students working on their degree show pieces. They saw glass blowing and lathe and flame demonstrations, all of which gave them a real insight into the many ways glass is made, and some good ideas to take back to Thorntree.

As well as this we’ve been able to offer photography, weaving, creative writing, printmaking and textiles to the group, all of which will be on show at the event on 4th August, where everyone is welcome. The project is a great way to try be creative and make new friends, free of charge.

When? Tuesday 4th August 2015 10am

Where? Thorntree Hub, Birkhall Road, Middlesbrough TS3 9JW

How much? FREE with refreshments available

Get Involved

If you are a woman living on Thorntree Estate and you’d like to take part, email Miki Rogers, the projects officer for Thorntree Roses : adults@teesvalleyarts.org.uk, or come along to the Thorntree Hub , term-time Tuesdays 9 – 12.

I am a community artist, maker and social activist, founder of both SkyBlueRed and Totally Locally Guisborough.

The English Civil War on Teesside

A 1-Day Conference: English Civil War on Teesside

This is a one day conference organised by the Battlefields Trust, Dorman Museum and Tees Archaeology as part of the River Tees Rediscovered Project.

The conference will take place at the Dorman Museum on Linthorpe Road on Saturday 11th July 2015 from 10am-3.30pm and will have four speakers: R Daniels, P Philo, R Leese and G Carter.

The conference will introduce participants to the impact on the area of the English Civil War and will offer the opportunity for volunteers to get involved in a project to find out more about the period in the area.

Conference Schedule

10.00 am Arrive (Tea & Coffee)

10.15 Introduction (R Daniels, Tees Archaeology)

10.30 The Battlefields Trust (G Carter, Battlefields Trust)

10.45 Battlefield Archaeology of the English Civil War (R Leese, Huddersfield University)

11.30 ECW in the North – East Overview (P Philo, Dorman Museum)

12:15 Lunch

13:00 Costume and Equipment of the ECW (G Carter)

13:45 Battle of Yarm Bridge (P Philo, Dorman Museum)

14:30 17th Century locations on Teesside (R Daniels, Tees Archaeology)

15.15 What next? (Panel Discussion)

15.30 Close

Book Your Place

To book your place on this free conference please contact Robin Daniels on teesarchaeology@hartlepool.gov.uk or call +44 (0) 1429 523 455.

Filming

The conference is being filmed by TVA and will be available a couple of days after the event on our vimeo channel.

More Information

See the Battlesfield Trust website here.

Peter is office co-ordinator at Tees Valley Arts. He has worked for over a decade as a freelance small business consultant @nealandco. You can follow him personally @pneal.

Arts Award and Artsmark Info Event

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Want to know more about Arts Award and Artsmark…?

We are holding a FREE information session on Thurs 26th March that will provide you with an overview of both programmes and signpost you to the next steps!

More Information

For more info, please contact Ree Collins (Projects Officer) on projects@teesvalleyarts.org.uk.

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Launch #activitees for Middlesbrough River Tees Rediscovered

Come and join artists Adrian Moule and Emily Hesse to help us launch the five-year River Tees Rediscovered Landscape Partnership programme run by Groundworks NE and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

From 11am to 3pm, today, at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Stewarts Park you’ll be able to create your very own FREE willow pattern plate and tell us what you think about the River Tees.

Great activity for all the family and you even get to take your own creation home with you and fire into a plate you can eat off!

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Peter is office co-ordinator at Tees Valley Arts. He has worked for over a decade as a freelance small business consultant @nealandco. You can follow him personally @pneal.