Teesside

Traditions On Teesside By Mohammed Miah

Mohammed who is 18 and from Middlesbrough wanted to show a world he might have been brought up in as a child. Instead, personal turmoil at home would change his upbringing significantly. This documentary highlights the importance of providing a safe and well-educated understanding of religions. It discusses some of the traditions which have been passed down for many generations, changed and modernised as they are transplanted from Bangladesh to Teesside. Mohammed’s hope is that this film might challenge the impressions some people may have about his culture.

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Welcome to Kindred Guisborough

Kindred Guisborough

 

It’s not long now until our big Kindred Guisborough weekend. Following our Art-trail week of independent shops, cafes and bistros opening up their doors to host local artists, tomorrow begins a creatively jam-packed weekend of art, music and spoken word, and I and the tiny band of supportive creatives who make up Kindred Guisborough couldn’t be more thrilled that it’s all come together.

Opening Event Henwen and Support

I have something to prove with this event, I suppose – I want people to know about our cultural offer. I’m from Teesside, but lived in Kent for many years. In the South I was aware that our gorgeous moors, beaches and fascinating industrial heritage were well known, but do we have any culture? If you ask any of the many creatives, festival and event organisers, performers, artists, gallery owners and makers I’ve worked with over the years, they’ll shout about our culture to the rooftops, but nothing works better than bringing our creative sector together to show off a bit, and work together as a collective force. That’s what we’re aiming for.

So – the whole thing came about one evening in a Guisborough dining room – but before we go there, I want to briefly take you back a few years to 2013, when I ran Skybluered Studio, a non-profit business.

We sold artwork alongside our tea and cake, ran workshops and I could see how the work on the walls was as important as what was on people’s plates.

Additionally, I became Town Champion for Totally Locally, a shop local scheme to re-energise towns through independents working together. Through the experience of running outdoor markets for Totally Locally I could see how culture in our towns and those in the scheme was one of the real drivers for changing attitudes.

The market became a yearly event, small, but something to look forward to, and suitable to fit around my job now working here at Tees Valley Arts, but I still hankered for the idea of an art trail to go with the market.

Some money became available through the Co-operative – a friend and I sat down and rapidly what was an art trail and market developed on a piece of paper onto a bigger art event with performances and pop-ups, all with the sort of feel that’s particular to our part of the world, and reflecting our more rural locality.

This wasn’t just to be an event to entertain, but to truly bring together our independent shops and our artists and makers, musicians, writers and performers, That opportunity to show off.

And so we’re here – in not very many months, and with incredible support, we present to you:

Kindred Guisborough – a truly community-led art festival.

 

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Mudfog

The English Civil War on Teesside a 1-day Conference

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

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The English Civil War on Teesside

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.

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.

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