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Primary School Toolkit

Young Cultural Ambassadors

Young Cultural Ambassadors Primary School Toolkit - Be Involved!

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Arts - why are they good for us?

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Getting started

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How the toolkit works

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Introduction & Background

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Setting up your YCA group

Artist profiles u Compare and contrast u Research u Challenge u Review & research u Research u Challenge u Share & discuss u Create & share u Create & share u Discuss & challenge u Research u

Cultural Venues Information P8

Hartlepool Central Library

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Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

Further Resources Word Bank u Tips for reviews u Gallery artists resource u Questionnaire u Museum objects resource u Libraries u Portraits Contact and feedback u

P10 Museum of Hartlepool P11

Hartlepool Art Gallery

P12 Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience

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Arts - why do we take part? What’s in it for children and young people?... u

Fun and enjoyment

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New experience

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Inspiring

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Cultural and creative awareness

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Awareness of the arts

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Exploring and expressing thoughts, ideas and feelings

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Discovering talent

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Education and skills development

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Increasing self confidence and self esteem

Make a poster based on this list to tell other people what art and culture can do for them...

u Improving communication

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Getting started Create a cultural information/discussion point in school u This could be a board in a location that

everyone will see... u Promote local events and activities u Get feedback from other young people u Ask questions, start some interesting

Conversations u You can change and update your board as

you learn and do different things!

Take pictures of your board and send to yca@hartlepool.gov.uk and we will upload to our blog...

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How the toolkit works u u u

There is information given on local authority cultural venues with contact details and where to find further information. We would encourage visits to these venues as part of the project.

Share Research Discuss

Hartlepool Central Library Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre Museum of Hartlepool Hartlepool Art Gallery Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience

The aim of this toolkit is to assist in starting discussions around arts and culture with children and young people.

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Hopefully it will raise questions, facilitate discussions and give children and young people the chance to give feedback and help develop ideas for cultural engagement. Not all of the suggestions and activities must be completed they are merely a starting off point and most can be adapted for each venue.

There are activities in each section which with either encourage you to:

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Introduction & background The Young Cultural Ambassadors scheme has been developed to help engage young people with arts and cultural opportunities in Hartlepool.

We would like children & young people to share and promote opportunities amongst their friends and family. The YCA project is a self led project within schools and we aim to keep regular contact with YCA’s and their progress via emailed updates and occasional meetings. We would like to be informed about outcomes from activities in the toolkit, and we hope they will give us a good idea of what young people really want from cultural venues in the town!

We want to start a dialogue with young people to find out their views. We want young people to view places like the Gallery, Museum, Theatre and Library as welcoming places for children and young people to visit. We hope to learn from the feedback we receive and use it to develop a more engaging cultural offer for children and young people.

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Setting up your YCA Scheme lessons or after school clubs. Use your good work to inspire other schools and children. It’s good to shout about what you do!!

How to set up your YCA Group: u

We would recommend a group is formed within school ideally the size of the group would be a minimum of five to maximum of 12

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We would suggest that the group meet up once a week or fortnight to discuss opportunities and develop activities. You could also combine this with working towards Arts Award Explore

What we will provide:

We would like the YCA group to: u

Create discussions in the school

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Undertake questionnaires and research

A toolkit will be provided which includes suggestions of discussions and projects.

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Email updates of current events & opportunities

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YCA pin badge

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Branded bag

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sketchbook and pencil.

This project is a pilot scheme and will be led by a teacher within the school, we are open to the School shaping the project to fit with their own programme of activities*.

Report back on their peers thoughts and ideas about culture in their town. u

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Contribute to a newsletter and blog.

They can also tell us about the work that they have been doing in their school, whether it’s in

*The lead teachers email address will be added to the YCA mailing list and info can be passed to young people. If young people would like to be added to the mailing list they must contact yca@hartlepool.gov.uk themselves and request to be added.

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Hartlepool Central Library You can visit Hartlepool Central Library to borrow books, for free computer and internet access and for events and activities for all of the family. Did you know that the library also has an exhibition space showing work from many local artists. It also has a reference library where you can trace your family history. Hartlepool Central Library, 124 York Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9DE 01429 272905

Opening Times Monday to Friday 10.00am - 6.00pm Saturday 10.00am - 2.00pm Sunday Closed http://www.destinationhartlepool.com/venues/hartlepool-central-library 8


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Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre Built in 1896, the Town Hall Theatre is a beautiful Victorian style theatre and has an exciting entertainment programme. It has introduced many generations to the delights of live theatre, both as spectators and performers. Town Hall Theatre, Raby Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8AY Box Office 01429 890 000

Use your YCA discount card to get 25% off theatre tickets http://www.destinationhartlepool.com/venues/town-hall-theatre

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Museum of Hartlepool http://www.destinationhartlepool.com/venue s/museum-of-hartlepool

The award winning Museum of Hartlepool tells the fascinating story of the development of Hartlepool from 3000 B.C. There's so much to see and do and it's free! Climb aboard the full size fishing coble, meet some of the colourful characters from

Museum of Hartlepool Maritime Avenue, Jackson Dock, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ.

Hartlepool's history, marvel at the genuine WW1 German shell and explore the paddle steamer Wingfield Castle!

Free Admission Opening Times Summer Season 1st April - 2nd November 10.00am - 5.00pm Winter Season 3rd November - 27th March 11am - 4pm

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Hartlepool Art Gallery The gallery opened in 1996. It is located in Church Square within Christ Church, a restored Victorian church, built in 1854 and designed by the architect Edward Buckton Lamb (1806 - 1869). The building has a 100 foot clock tower with bells.

Opening Times Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm Hartlepool Art Gallery, Upper Church Street, Town Centre, Hartlepool TS24 7EQ Tel: 01429 869706

The art gallery exhibits 6 shows per year so there is often something new to see!

Use your YCA discount card to get 10% discount on gifts in the shop Free Admission

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Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience The Historic Quayside and HMS Trincomalee are waiting to be discovered.

Opening Times Summer Season 1st April - 2nd November 10.00am - 5.00pm

Step back in time and discover the sights and sounds of a quayside telling tales of 18th century seaport life.

Winter Season 3rd November - 27th March 11am - 4pm

HMS Trincomalee is the oldest British warship afloat, fully restored and the fabulous centrepiece of Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience.

Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience, Maritime Avenue, Jackson Dock, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ.

Admission Prices There are a number of admission prices and special discount offers - did you know you can pay just once and visit 5 times!

A YCA discount card will give you a two for one admission ticket.

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Young Cultural Ambassadors Primary School Toolkit- Be involved! Lucian Freud Logan Hicks

Artist profiles Logan Hicks

Lucian Freud

Logan Hicks is an American stencil artist, currently living and working in New York, in the hub of America's urban art scene. His hand-cut stencil process involves cutting a separate stencil for each colour, then layering each colour upon the next until the final piece emerges, often hundreds of hours later, as a “virtuoso” piece of stencil art which is to say it is of outstanding technical achievement.

Lucian Michael Freud, 8 December 1922 - 20 July 2011) was a German-born British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time.

Originally a screen printer, Logan sold off his equipment to finance his migration from the East Coast to the West Coast, turning to stencilling to re-invigorate his printing. Since then he has become renowned as one of the most meticulous stencil artists working today.

Impasto is a technique used in painting and it means where paint is layered very thickly. It comes from an Italian word meaning “dough” or “mixture”

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Both of these works belong to Hartlepool’s fine art collection and can sometimes be seen as part of exhibitions in Hartlepool Art Gallery.

Lucien Freud Head of a Woman Oil on canvas

Compare and contrast u

Which do you like best?

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Can you think of three reasons for your choice?

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What similarities do you notice about the paintings?

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What differences do you notice?

Portrait of a young woman reinterpreted from Lucian Freud Logan Hicks (USA) Aerosol on canvas 2013 48 x 48 inches

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Research Research an artist that is on display at Hartlepool Art Gallery or we have a list of artists that are in the collection. See in the back of this pack for a list of suggested artists.

Did you know?... Hartlepool Museum Service has a collection of objects that it looks after. When they are not on display they are kept in stores. Some of these objects include; fine art (paintings, drawings and sculpture), decorative art (pottery and jewellery), costumes, medals, coins, photographs, natural history and objects from other countries.

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Challenge Design your perfect gallery ACTIVITY The possibilities are endless... it’s all up to you!

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Imagine you are in charge of your very own gallery. You can make the decisions, from the shape and style of the building, decide on the opening hours, what kind of work you will exhibit, what would you sell in the cafeteria and the shop? How would you make it a fantastic place for children to visit?

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What facilities are required?

Exhibitions u

What artists?

Welcome u

How would you make sure people felt welcome?

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You could think about; Technology u

Would you have iPads, iPods or computers?

Space u

Would you have an area to chill out?

Colourr u

Do they need to be friendly and helpful?

Information u

What information is required?

You could also try this activity for; The Museum of Hartlepool Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre The Library

What colour should be used?

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Review

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Review the latest exhibition at Hartlepool Art Gallery or Museum of Hartlepool. You can do this by going with your parents and feeding back to the group or perhaps you can visit with school.

Review tips for reviewing Describe the event

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Run some questionnaires within school, ask your peers what they really think of the arts and cultural things to do in their town... We can provide you with a questionnaire or you could make up your own... (there are questionnaires to copy in the back of this pack) u

Do they like to visit the theatre?

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The museum?

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The gallery?

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How often do people visit and with who?

What did you think about it and why?

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Do they like it?

It’s important to give your own opinions

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How do they think it could be better?

What parts/pieces of work did you like best and why? What parts/pieces of work didn’t you like as much and why? Do you think other people should visit and why?

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Do the answers surprise you?

What was it? Who was in it? Where was it? When was it?

Publish your review in the school newsletter and send to us at yca@hartlepool.gov.uk to be published on our blog

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Research Design a work sheet to go in the gallery

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It could be a quiz about the building

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It could encourage people to take notice make a list of things they need to try and spot

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It could be based on the current exhibition

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It could encourage children to make their own piece of art- try our drawing games below and then come up with your own.

Check out some of the self led resources in the back for some ideas.

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Drawing allows children to: ACTIVITY u

EXPRESS themselves

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PROCESS their world

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EXPERIMENT with ideas and techniques

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MAKE ART anywhere

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INTERACT with others

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develop FINE MOTOR SKILLS

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COMMUNICATE

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Be CREATIVE

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Don’t take you hand off the paper!! Can you create a whole drawing without lifting your pencil from the paper? Try it!

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Drawing from memory- Take a long look at something and then turn your back- how much of the picture can you re-create? Think about colours, lines, objects. Look at the things that you remembered and compare with the things you got wrong

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Cut holes in the paper and draw something around them - Use your imagination, you have to work with the funny spaces left in the paper and see what you can come up with!

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Share and discuss

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Write us a story or draw a picture about something you learnt by visiting the Museum of Hartlepool.

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Email us your pictures and reviews. We can then publish them online on our blog and share the fantastic work you have been doing! Keep us up to date if you have visited the theatre, the museum, the library, the gallery or Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience with your school and tell us all about it!

Check the resources at the back and choose one of the museum objects. (These objects are all on display at the Museum of Hartlepool)

You could do it in the style of a letter, draw a picture, a review or a photo-board – anything you like!

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Who did it belong to?

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Where did it come from?

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How did it come to be in a museum?

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Is it broken or in one piece ? How did it break?

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What does it do?

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Send it to us so we can upload on our blog

Share your experiences with other children and young people!

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Create and share

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What kind of things can you find out ACTIVITY by looking at a portrait? Make some lists and compare them. u

Do you like art more if you have it explained to you?

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Should art need to be explained? Why do you think this?

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Do more people in your class think it should be explained or do they like things to be left to their imagination?

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Create and share Create

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Create a collage about your visit to one of the venues...

You could give a presentation in assembly in front of your friends.

This could include; tickets and leaflets, photographs, drawings, words and notes about your thoughts and feelings and what you enjoyed about it!

Tell them all about the things they can do in the town!

Take some photos and share them with the school on your information board.

Read out a review!

Show them a collage/ story/ photo-board of one of your visits.

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Discuss

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What’s your favourite book? Take turns to tell each other about it... u

What is it about?

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Who are the characters?

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What have you learnt from reading it?

Your very own theatre show... If you could create your own performance piece at the theatre...what would it look like? What would other young people like to see? Think back to when you have visited the theatre before? What did you enjoy about it and what could have made it better? Would you have u Musicians u Dancers u Performers u Circus acts u

Do you think it’s best to have lots of props, amazing lighting and fabulous costumes?

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Research Object Name:

Think about the objects you have seen in the Museum of Hartlepool. (You can find some pictures in the back of the pack).

Description:

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What’s you favourite and why?

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What special object would you choose to display from your life?

Where and when was it made: Create a label to tell other people why you chose it.

Why you have chosen it:

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Word bank for review writing Positive adjectives

Negative adjectives

Inspiring Entertaining Fascinating Enigmatic Energetic Creative Humorous Heartfelt Bold Jovial Convincing Dynamic Successful Interesting

Imbalanced Confusing Frustrating Forgettable Emotionless Uninspiring Unconvincing Boring Upsetting Superficial

Can you think of others?

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Tips for reviews Some things to think about when writing a review.

Of a book from the library...

Of an exhibition...

Don’t forget to tell us what you thought of...

Styles of art on display, feelings that work provoked, information about the artist.

Of an event... The entertainment, The location, the atmosphere.

The characters, the plot, the words used...

The staff... Were they friendly and welcoming? Did you feel comfortable? Was everything clean and tidy? Did you find all of the information you needed? What could be improved?

Of a theatre show... The storyline, the music, the costumes, the set.

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Artists in Hartlepool’s collection For a quite small northern coastal town, Hartlepool has an impressive and important Fine Art collection. Here are just a few of the artists that feature in Hartlepool’s collection. Pick a favourite piece of work by one of the artists. u

Can you do some research about one of these artists?

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What can you find out?

Eric Atkinson Jake Atree Frank Auerbach Basil Beattie John Randall Bratby John Wilson Carmichael James Clark Norman Cornish Lucien Freud Logan Hicks Frederick Shields Nahem Shoa

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Questionnaire Did you enjoy your visits?

Age Girl

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Which of these places have you visited? What do you enjoy about going to the museum?

Museum of Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre Hartlepool Central Library Hartlepool Art Gallery What did you see or do?

What could make the theatre a friendlier place to be?

Who did you visit these venues with?

What kind of activities do you enjoy doing at the museum and gallery?

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Museum objects

Coble

Medieval Pottery

Spearhead

Called the 3 Brothers Grant this is a traditional fishing vessel called a coble. The boat was designed to deal with the harsh and stormy weather of the North East coast.

This pot was an everyday object and would have been used to store and pour liquids. It could have held wine or ale.

A bronze military spear. This is a weapon that was used for hunting in Prehistoric Britain. At that time Britain was home to wild boars, bears, beavers and wolves which were hunted with spears for the food and clothing they could provide.

Gold Ring with garnet This ring dates from the 1300’s and was found at Hart Manor. Wearing this piece of jewellery would have signified wealth.

Bombardment Clock Merman Mermen, and mermaids, became popular as tourist souvenirs in the late 1800s. Our Merman (affectionately known as Herman), was hand made from the body of monkey, a wooden core, and the tail end of a fish. These particular types of mermen are known as 'Feejee Mermaids' and were often collected by wealthy people who would collect strange objects to exhibit them in a “cabinet of curiosities”

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This metal alarm clock was damaged during the bombardment of Hartlepool by three German warships on December 16th 1914. The 40 minute attack killed 112 people and injured many, many more. The clock shows that the attack happened at 08.10am when many people were going about their morning. A piece of shrapnel is embedded in the clock face.


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Libraries... Check out the library online resource site to reserve the books you want to read, choose your nearest library and you will be notified when your book is available at; www.hartlepool.gov.uk/libraries

Don’t forget there are many online resources from fashion at Berg Fashion Library, up to date information from Britannica Online or look at the fine art at Oxford Online. Let us know what is good or bad about these sites or if you have any issues accessing the areas you need. Follow the web link; www.hartlepool.gov.uk/libraries on the home page click on right hand side ‘Reference Library Online’ link. Recommend book titles for the library to buy by emailing infodesk@hartlepool.gov.uk Library Card and four digit pin needed to access which are available from your local library.

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Face to Face: Portraits What is a portrait? It is a work which has been consciously posed by a person or a group. It can be a painting, a drawing, a collage, a sculpture or a photograph. They can be made for many reasons. Many of these portraits have been done to commemorate someone’s working life, like being in the army.

Reading a portrait There are lots of things to look at in a portrait how someone is sitting, what they are wearing and where they are having their picture painted. This can make the difference in whether a portrait is formal or informal.

Pose How are they sitting and where are their hands? Do they look relaxed or do they look as though they are posing. In official portraits, people are usually in a fixed position usually in accordance with the importance of their work

Facial expression is important. It is rare to see someone smiling in a Victorian portrait for instance.

Clothing When a portrait is something to do with someone’s work or position they will often be wearing clothing associated with that. Personal portraits tell us about the person through the choices of clothes they have made.

Background Many of the portraits here have nothing in the background, but sometimes they can leave clues about the people. Sometimes there are objects from their home or things from their work

Can you try to read a portrait? Look at the examples on the next page...

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Stephen Crowther, 1922-2007, Arthur Benson, 1973, oil on canvas,

John William Howey, 1873-1938, A Hartlepool Fish Wife, oil on canvas

John Randall Bratby, 1928-1992, Ann, Thinking, with Flowers, 1960, oil on canvas

Logan Hicks Reinterpreted from Lucian Freud, 2013, Spray paint on canvas

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Contacts and feedback Keep in contact with us by emailing your work, reviews, comments and feedback to: YCA@hartlepool.gov.uk Sir William Gray House Clarence Road Hartlepool TS24 8BT (01429) 284278 Find out more about what’s going on in Hartlepool... http://www.destinationhartlepool.com/whats-happening-hartlepool/Â

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