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YouTube Premiere of Real Tees Valley Trailer

Middlesbrough Mohammed

Join us at 4pm for the launch of our Real Tees Valley Trailer, which we’re showing on YouTube Premiere (see above).

The film marks the beginning of our celebration of the Real Tees Valley film project, working with more than 25 young people living across the five boroughs of the Tees Valley, mentored by six professional filmmakers to help tell you their stories around the themes of culture and place and become film-makers in their own right.

To see all 25 films, join us on the Real Tees Valley film trail, which will be launching on the 15th November across the Tees Valley, as well as being available to watch online.

Watch out for Further Details.

Real Tees Valley is part of Great Place Tees Valley, which is a Great Place Scheme – funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, working with Historic England – run by the Tees Valley Combined Authority on behalf of the communities of the Tees Valley.

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Real Tees Valley

Middlesbrough Mohammed

Real Tees Valley

Visual Stories of Youth

Real Tees Valley is a film project run over a year across the five boroughs of the Tees Valley, encouraging young people to use the medium of film to tell their own stories around their experiences of living in the area.

Our young prospective and developing film-makers worked alongside six professional film-maker mentors, including a lead mentor film-maker to make the short films which vary in length from one to ten minutes.

The project explored what place and culture meant to this group and wrote a new narrative for the Tees Valley, away from the traditional headlines of industrial boom and decline, through using real voices to illustrate life in contemporary Teesside directly from those who might carve out its future.

Impact

30+

young film-makers

25+

films made

8

artists employed

The Films

Our young film-makers and lead artists have co-produced 27 diverse, visually interesting and story-rich films, around the themes of place and culture, 25 of which the young film-makers have gracefully given consent to show in the public arena.

Working together, lead Film-maker Maxy Bianco supported Tees Valley Arts Curator Miki Rogers to curate these films into five collections which pick up the main themes observed through delving into all the work produced and recognising common threads as the films were being made. Additionally, the locations of the films, their length and how each themed set works together to make a whole body of work was considered.

The themes are: PlaceCultureDiversityCommunityLife

Place

Place features the following films: Roseberry by Harry Twohig, South Park by Jake Blakely-Fisher, Middlesbrough by Jared Boyle, Shoreline by Anna Nappa and Farming by Molly Drew.

You can watch the Place Playlist on YouTube here.

Culture

Culture features the following films: Pasteque by Ryan Welsh, Street Game by Max, Music Culture by Daniel D’Arcy, Deadland by Ryan Whitelock & Ryan Welsh and Surflepool by Elliot Whysall.

You can watch the Culture Playlist on YouTube here.

Diversity

Diversity features the following films: Football by Omran Al Koteishe, Build by Chris Healey, Luke by Luke Devey, Female Rugby Coach by Lucy Wealleans and Traditions on Teesside by Mohammed Miah.

You can watch the Diversity Playlist on YouTube here.

Community

Community features the following films: Football Coaching by Kieran Janicki, From Syria to Hartlepool by Nasim Daraj & Ammar Haskal, Darlo Dean by Dean, Tees Valley on My Mind by Nina Bianco and Corner House.

You can watch the Community Playlist on YouTube here.

Life

Life features the following films: Femininity by Ellie Craven, Sadie by Sadie Rogers, 3 Years by Adam Watson, Displaced by Mohammed Albedai and Alisha by Alisha.

You can watch the Life Playlist on YouTube here.

The Artists

Adam Bouabda

Mentor Film-maker

Adam Watson

Young Film-maker

Alisha

Young Film-maker

Ammar Haskal

Young Film-maker

Andy Harrison

Mentor Film-maker

Anna Nappa

Young Film-maker

Carl Joyce

Mentor Film-maker

Chris Healy

Young Film-maker

Cornerhouse

Young Film-makers

Daniel D’Arcy

Young Film-maker

Dean

Young Film-maker

Ellie Craven

Young Film-maker

Elliot Whysall

Young Film-maker

Harry Twohig

Young Film-maker

Jake Blakely-Fisher

Young Film-maker

Jared Boyle

Young Film-maker

Kieran Janicki

Young Film-maker

Laura Degnan

Mentor Film-maker

Lucy Wealleans

Young Film-maker

Luke Devey

Young Film-maker

Max

Young Film-maker

Maxy Bianco

Lead Film-maker

Molly Drew

Young Film-maker

Mohammed Albedai

Young Film-maker

Mohammed Miah

Young Film-maker

Nasim Daraj

Young Film-maker

Natasha Graham

Mentor Film-maker

Nina

Young Film-maker

Omran Al Koteishe

Young Film-maker

Ryan Whitelock

Young Film-maker

Ryan Welsh

Young Film-maker

Sadie Rogers

Young Film-maker


Stories

Hi my name is Megan Dobbyn

I’m an illustrator who grew up in the Tees Valley, I studied my foundation diploma at Cleveland College of Art and Design and studied illustration at Leeds Arts University. I graduated last July and I am currently living in Leeds working on freelance illustration projects. Being asked to create a map for the Real Tees…

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In Collaboration With

Cornerhouse, Creative Darlington, Darlington Borough Council, Hartlepool Borough Council, Imagine You Can, Middlesbrough Borough Council, Open Shop, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Tees Valley Combined Authority

The Funders

Great Place Tees Valley is a Great Place Scheme – funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, working with Historic England – run by the Tees Valley Combined Authority on behalf of the communities of the Tees Valley.

See our other Great Place Tees Valley projects here.

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Heritage on Track

Heritage on Track

Heritage on Track

Heritage on Track is delivered by Tees Valley Arts on behalf of Creative Darlington and Groundworks NE & Cumbria and is part of Great Place Tees Valley.

The Artists

Shortlisted Artists

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Great Place Tees Valley

Heritage on Track

Great Place Tees Valley

Great Place Tees Valley is a Great Place Scheme – funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, working with Historic England – run by the Tees Valley Combined Authority on behalf of the communities of the Tees Valley.

Tees Valley Arts have and are delivering a series of projects as part of this programme.

What We’re Doing

Steel Gala Reimagined

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Heritage on Track

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Middlesbrough Mohammed

Real Tees Valley

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Stories

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The Funders

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TVA Announces New CEO

James Beighton

TVA, which is committed to the impact of art for individuals and communities across North East England, has appointed a renowned local arts practitioner with an international network as its new Director and CEO.

James Beighton, an arts scholar and curator from Saltburn-on-Sea, will lead us forward, replacing long-serving CEO Rowena Sommerville. James worked as Senior Curator at the prestigious Plus-Tate gallery the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) for 12 years where his role included securing the funding, planning and staging a far-reaching programme of world-renowned exhibitions from international contemporary artists as well as public engagement work both with visitors inside the gallery and out in the communities around Middlesbrough.

James left mima in 2014 to undertake a doctoral study examining the history of the visual arts in Teesside. During this time, he also established ‘New Linthorpe’ an exciting project with artist Emily Hesse to recapture the spirit of one of the most important artists in the Aesthetic Movement, Christopher Dresser, whose creations were realised in the Victorian kilns of Middlesbrough’s Linthorpe Art Pottery. Using local clay, the project created a new pottery collection while highlighting the town’s social history and inviting visitors to its exhibition and pottery-making workshops to explore the concept of locality.

In his new role as Director of TVA James will be working with artists and makers across all art forms – from visual arts, to music, to performance. He will work closely with funding, business and public service partners to engage diverse audiences across the Teesside community and address issues including environment, heritage, health and wellbeing, poverty, crime & justice, addiction, and asylum – often working with some of the region’s most vulnerable residents. TVA partners the likes of Teesside University, the Ministry of Justice, the NHS, and environmental agencies, but is also supporting the ambitions of the Tees Valley Combined Authority to bid for UK City of Culture 2025 and working closely to align its work with the strategy of Arts Council England and other key national government and funding partners.

James said:

“This is a truly exciting time to be involved with the arts in Tees Valley. I believe that art and culture form a fundamental part of everybody’s lives. It is a force for good in the world, helping to break down barriers, build confidence and aspiration and capturing the energy and pride of our region’s diverse communities. It’s a privilege to be able to continue my career with an organisation like Tees Valley Arts in a part of the world that I think of as home and I look forward to working with all of the partners and artists to extend TVA’s impact in the years ahead.”

The Chairman of TVA’s Board of Trustees, Richard Anderson, welcomed James’ appointment:

“We are delighted to have secured someone of James’ calibre with such a strong reputation in the arts regionally, nationally and internationally. His work at mima, throughout the TATE gallery network, his PhD study and his inspirational work as an arts practitioner in our region will inform his work as Director, building on the impressive legacy of impact and reach led by Rowena Sommerville and our current team.”

James will take up post from the 1 August, working from TVA’s office at Royal Middlehaven House in Middlesbrough.

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Tees Valley officially a Great Place

Tees Valley Combined Authority has secured £1.5 million as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England Great Place scheme to fund activities which will put arts, culture and heritage at the heart of the community.

We’re simply delighted to be part of the successful Greater Places bid led by the Tees Valley Combined Authority, which will engage people across the sub-region. We look forward to starting our two projects, Real Tees Valley and Five Rivers, which will work with young people and diverse communities in all five boroughs.

Michael Lavery, Vice Chair of Tees Valley Arts

Read the official Press Release

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Heaven and Earth by Eric Bainbridge

Heaven and Earth

Heaven and Earth is a public sculpture by Artist Eric Bainbridge that is made of cast and coated with clear resin. The sculpture is located in Hartlepool and was commissioned by Hartlepool Borough Council and funded by Arts Council England.

Artists

Eric Bainbridge

PMSA Record

Gallery

Book

Heaven and Earth

Heaven & Earth
Published: 1st September 2001
ISBN: 9780954047504
Other Details: Paperback 40pp h170mm 33 Illustrations
Author: Eric Bainbridge

Funders

Arts Council Enfland
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