Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Dress Sense in Egypt

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Dress Sense in Egypt

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Byline: Karen McLauchlan

WITH the weather still decidedly chilly, why not stay warm and explore one of the region's galleries this half-term? From photography and fine art to fashion, there's plenty of great shows to choose from.

* A FRICTION match, ceremonial trowel and a Saxon pendant are being celebrated in an historical Teesside exhibition.

A selection of 10 objects are being displayed in museums throughout the area as part of the wider A HISTORY OF THE WORLD project which was formed out of a partnership between the BBC, the British Museum and 350 museums and institutions across the country.

Historical Teesside items include the John Walker friction match, an 1818 diary of a five-month passage to Britain from Ceylon on the HMS Trincomalee, and the ceremonial trowel celebrating the laying of the foundation stone at Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia.

Members of the public will be able to celebrate A History of the World on February 17 at The Museum Of Hartlepool, where there will be activities for all the family. Visit bbc.co.uk/tees for more details. * A NEW exhibition has opened at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Middlesbrough.

A NAUTICAL ODYSSEY: MARITIME PAINTINGS by David Bell runs until April 11 and is the museum's first temporary exhibition of 2010.

Born in Lincolnshire in 1950, David served as a navigator in the Merchant Navy for nine years and sailed the world's oceans. In a change of career he gained a BA Honours degree at Hull College of Art and since then has been working as an artist from his studio in Lincoln. He paints many subjects, including railway, architecture and aviation, but is primarily known as a marine artist, most notably for the Sir Walter Raleigh painting for HRH Prince of Wales and Humber Heritage, now in the collection of HM The Queen. He has also worked in the Falklands for the armed forces, producing a number of commemorative paintings.

This exhibition features more than 30 of his works.

Catch the show from Tuesday to Sunday from 9am-4pm from February 16 from 10am-5.30pm. Admission is free.

* WORK by talented landscape photographer and Corus electrician GRAHAM WARD is on show until February 26. …

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