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House of Books – What Are Libraries For?


Two weeks ago we relaunched our monthly cultural mail, where we are inviting artists, influencers and thinkers to share their concerns, thoughts and hopes for our region. For the first take over, Saltburn based novelist and poet Carmen Marcus who reflected upon the role that libraries have played over the course of her life. Libraries …

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Heritage on Track Commission

Heritage on Track

Artist Brief Tees Valley Arts, in collaboration with Creative Darlington and Groundwork NE & Cumbria, wish to commission an artist or group of artists to undertake a commission as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Great Place – Tees Valley initiative. The opportunity is open to artists working across any platform, including visual arts and …

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Art & Soul: Fundraising Concert


  One of the region’s most iconic theatres is to host a live music concert with a difference as a top bill of musicians line-up to raise funds for community arts projects across the Teesside region. The ‘soulfood’ event taking place this month at the ARC in Stockton town centre sees 9-piece funk festival favourites …

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Working with the Roses

I spent 5 Tuesday mornings, in February and March of this year working with a very interesting and creative group of women who live in or near the Thorntree estate. The women are of all ages and know each other really well. We met come rain or shine or (mostly) snow to share personal experiences …

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Festival of Thrift 2018 Opportunities

VIEWPOINTS – Call for Artists For the first time, with support from Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) Festival of Thrift is inviting artists to propose public artworks for our wider programme outside the dates of the Festival of thrift in September 2018. In total, we will be commissioning/programming 3-5 pieces within a budget range of …

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Surplus Music Equipment

Tees Valley Arts has two surplus pieces of music equipment that it would like to dispose of either for charitable purposes or for a donation towards our own charitable funds. They are: Roland A88 Roland V-Drums Portable TD-4KP Enquiries Please get in touch before 22nd December 2017 if you are interested in either of these …

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Help us save this Portrait of Henry Pease

Henry Pease Portrait

Will you help to save this slice of history for our museums? Tees Valley Arts are leading the fundraising effort to save this important portrait of Henry Pease for our region. It will be jointly accessioned by the Head of Steam Museum in Darlington, the Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough and Kirkleatham Museum in Redcar with …

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