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Art

Design

Poetry

Fashion

Craft

Fiction

YCA

Film

Animation

Library

Digital

Sculpture

Creative

Photography

Dance

Inspiring Gallery Theatre

Drama Museum

Performance

Printing

MusicVideo

Be involved! Engage/Promote/Develop Raise the profile of the arts in your school


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Contents

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How the toolkit is to be used

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Introduction & Background

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Setting up your YCA group

Cultural Venues Information Page 6

Hartlepool Maritime Experience

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Museum of Hartlepool

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Central Library

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Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

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Hartlepool Art Gallery

Resources

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How the toolkit works Sections are colour coded for each venue

The aim of this toolkit is to assist with starting a dialogue with young people around engagement with arts and culture.

Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience - Maroon Museum of Hartlepool - Yellow

To raise questions, discussions and hopefully get some interesting and informative feedback.

Central Library - Blue Town Hall Theatre - Green

Not all of the suggestions must be followed or used they are merely a starting off point.

Hartlepool Art Gallery - Orange

They do not have to be followed in order nor does every activity have to be completed!

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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.

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 believe young people between the ages of 13 to19 are an under represented audience within arts and cultural venues, which we hope to change. 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 a young person to visit. We hope to learn from the feedback we receive and use it to develop a more engaging cultural offer for young people. We would like young people to share and promote opportunities amongst their friends and family.

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Setting up your YCA Scheme How to set up your YCA’s:

What we will provide:

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 from year groups 9 to 11 (although this can be changed and determined by each school).

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This toolkit which includes suggestions of discussions and projects

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Email updates of current events and opportunities*

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Discount card

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Branded YCA hoodie

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Sketchbook and pencil

We would suggest that the group meet up once a week or fortnight to discuss opportunities and develop activities.

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Create discussions in the school

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Undertake questionnaires and research

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

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Write reviews

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Contribute to a newsletter and blog

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

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

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

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

Free Admission

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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

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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

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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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Get involved Why should your School get involved and what are the benefits to your pupils?

Your School will be gain a greater awareness and knowledge of cultural opportunities and how to access those opportunities and how those activities and support the curriculum.

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Fun and enjoyment

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New experiences

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Be inspired

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Gain cultural and creative awareness

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Awareness of the arts in their town and beyond

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Explore and express thoughts, ideas and feelings

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Discover talent

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Education and skills development

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Increase self confidence and self esteem

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Improve communication

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Group work, collaborative, collective, co-operative

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Discuss and explore Discuss, explore or raise the following: what can you find out... u

What comes to mind when you think of an art gallery?

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What’s your perception of Hartlepool Art Gallery?

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What I like about the art gallery is...

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What I would improve about the gallery is...

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Both of these works of art are part of Hartlepool Art Gallery’s permanent collection...

Lucien Freud Head of a Woman Oil on canvas

Compare and contrast u

What things are the same?

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What things are different?

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What materials have been used to create them?

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Which do you prefer and why?

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

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Young Cultural Ambassadors 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 Los Angeles, California, 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. 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”

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.

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Discussion topic u

What is graffiti art?

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Street art /urban art/graffiti art; do you think there is a difference between these terms?

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When is it regarded as art rather than vandalism?

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Where do graffiti artists get their inspiration from?

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Send us your review to be published online and in our newsletter Publish your review in the school newsletter

Create Create a cultural information/discussion point in school

Creative art challenge Research Run some questionnaires within school, ask your peers what they really think... We have questionnaires printed or you can create your own...

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Promote local events and activities

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Get feedback from peers by asking questions

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Promote discussion by posting topics to think about

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Post artwork of your own

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Post photographs of trips

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Make posters

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Share reviews

Design your perfect gallery space... Design your perfect gallery space...You will need; paper, pens, photos.

What do the young people in your school think about Arts & Culture in the town?

Think about....

What would they like to see more of?

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Space to relax, Gift shop

Are the answers what you expected or have they surprised you?

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CafĂŠ facilities

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Layout, design and colour

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Technology

Review

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Activities

Review the latest;

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Information

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Welcome

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Exhibition in Hartlepool Art Gallery

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Museum of Hartlepool

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Theatre show at the Town Hall

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Event at the library

You can do this individually or as a group

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Young people and galleries... Discussion topics...

Discuss

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What are young people’s interests and needs?

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Should art be purely decorative or should it be used to explore important issues?

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How do we find out what young people’s interests and needs are and can we genuinely meet them?

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Do you appreciate art more if you have it explained to you? Should art need to be explained?

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What are the barriers to involving young people - real or perceived?

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What should a gallery offer young people?

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What methods can we use to engage, include and involve young people?

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If we were to develop venues for young people what would they look like?

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What kind of work would you like to see exhibited?

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If you could curate an exhibition what would it look like?

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How can a gallery appeal to a diverse audience?

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How can they meet the needs of visitors of all ages?

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How could you design a guided tour aimed at young people based on the current exhibition.

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How would you do it?

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What would you need to consider in order to engage other young people?

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Smart phones? Audio tours? ipads?

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Interesting information?

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Tips for visiting the gallery u

Look at every piece on display - form your own opinions - Take your time!

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Look for information to help you interpret the work

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Think about what feelings, ideas and thoughts that the work in front of you provokes

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Discuss the work with someone, it is interesting to get other people’s opinion. It may be completely different to your own.

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Look at work close up and also from afar. Does the work change as you look from different angles?

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Look at the title of the work. Does this change your initial ideas and observations of the work?

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What do you notice about the materials used to create the work?

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What interests you about a particular piece of work? Write down some of the details that you notice or that catch your eye.

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Newsletter Challenge... Write us an article about the exciting arts opportunities that happen in your school...

Imagine you could curate an arts festival for the young people of Hartlepool in Hartlepool...

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This can be done as a group or individually

Would there be a theme?

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Spread the word and promote the achievements of your school

Who would perform? Where would it be held? What additional activities would you include to ensure a huge audience?

Design a poster to promote your ideal event.

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Share... Share... Keep up to date with What’s Happening Hartlepool Facebook page and share the opportunities with your friends. Tweet us @YCAhartlepool to tell us what you have been up to with your cultural ambassadors group.

Check out our blog ycahartlepool.blogspot.co.uk and send us some contributions by emailing YCA@hartlepool.gov.uk

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Create... Contemporary collecting – museums will often collect objects that reflect contemporary times and culture. Imagine you had a museum case to fill.... you want to show people in the future what it was like to be your age in 2014 u

What objects would you choose that best represents you?

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Why would you choose them?

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What information would you include on the label?

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Word bank - Art vocabulary A abstract acrylic paint animation architecture art art gallery artist artistic artwork assemblage

B batik blending brightness brush

C calligraphy canvas carve ceramics

casting chalk charcoal clay collage colour colour wheel composition contrast craft create creativity critique crosshatching

D decorate decorative decoupage depict design draw drawing

E easel enamel engraving erase eraser etching exhibit exhibition

F film form frame fresco

G gallery gesso gilding glass glaze gold leaf

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gouache graffiti graphic design graphite

H hatching high-relief hue

I illustrate illustration image ink installation

K kiln

L landscape line liner brush linseed oil lithograph low-relief

M maquette marble marbling marker masterpiece media medium mixed media model mosaic mural museum


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Word bank - Art vocabulary O objects d'art oil paint old master op art

P paint palette palette knife paper pastel pen pencil perspective photograph pigment porcelain portfolio portrait portray pottery primary color print

printing proportion

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quill quilt quilting

sketch sketchbook stained glass stencil still life stippling stonecutting style

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W watercolor wax wood woodcut woodcut print wood engraving

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realism ruler

S scale screen printing sculpt sculptor sculpture seascape secondary colour shade silk screen

tempera template textile arts tone trompe l'oeil turpentine

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undertone

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Word bank - Mood and atmosphere Line Tone Form Texture Pattern Wavy Straight Curved Broken Strong Bold Fine Thin Sharp Soft Feathered Vertical Thick Jagged

Broad Loose Short Flowing Graduated Shadow Light Dark Contrast Midtone Shading Range Highlight Reflected Cast Blended Diffused Tinted Solid

Density Rounded Spherical Weight Cylindrical Volume Proportion Size Multi-Faceted Mass Bulky Solid Fluid Density Rough Smooth Wooly Hard Soft

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Furry Continous Symetrical Assymetrical Repeat Tessilation Cross Hatch Stripes Mirrored Zig-Zag;


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Share Writing a theatre review

Step 4 Planning your review Decide what elements of the scatter sheets you will focus on.

Step 1 Scatter Sheets Just how it sounds - write your first thoughts, memories and reactions of the theatre show on pieces of paper and scatter around you.

Step 5 Writing the review

Step 2 Add details

Step 6 Publish the review

Look over what you have written and add detail. E.g. If a character is mentioned; what were they wearing, did they have any habits?

Send to our email address for the YCA blog

Step 3 Making Connections

Send your completed reviews to; yca@hartlepool.gov.uk

Use your review checklist

Publish in your school paper

Look at the scatter sheets - can you see any themes or connections; for example; maybe the main character was very cheerful and happy and the set design was bright and colourful

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Create Think of the positives you can gain from a trip to the theatre... Make a list and design us a poster/leaflet. encouraging other young people to visit their local theatre.

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Discuss... What should your local library offer to young people? A place to study? A place to be sociable and to meet up with friends? Computer access?

Share...

What books would you like to borrow?

Have you read any good books lately?

What cds, dvds?

Got any that you’d recommend to friends?

What activities - fantasy, manga, anime, graphic novels, reading club, writing clubs?

Send a few sentences about a book you really liked and send to yca@hartlepool.gov.uk,

See the library questionnaire in the back to ask your friends and peers... Email or post back your findings

Create...

We’ll place these in a “shelf-talker” in the young people’s library area to encourage other young people to pick that book based on your recommendation Write a longer review and we’ll post to the YCA blog and create a QR code to display in the library

What’s you favourite book? Hunger Games, Twilight, The book thief.. Redesign the cover (you can do this digitally, drawing, textiles ..anything you like!) and we’ll display the best ones in the young people’s area of the library.

Libraries

Promote...

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

Create a top ten “Must-Read” list What are people reading in your school? Create a top five books list to display in your school and update every few months– spread the word– let us know what young people are reading...

Further info

(Library Card and four digit pin needed to access which are available from your local library)

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Libraries... Don’t forget there are many online resources from practising your driving test theory complete with realistic online simulation tests, 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 above web link on the home page click on right hand side ‘Reference Library Online’ link. (Library Card and four digit pin needed to access which are available from your local library) Recommend book titles for the library to buy by emailing infodesk@hartlepool.gov.uk

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The great art vote The Sleeping Beauty by Daniel Maclise is often said to be the Hartlepool public’s favourite piece of artwork from the town’s fine art collection. Can you think why this particular painting may have struck a chord with members of the public? Over the next few pages we have selected a number of works from the gallery fine art collection. Which one do you prefer and why? Could you run a poll in school to see what the favourite is? Will your schools taste in art match that of the public of Hartlepool that voted for The Sleeping Beauty.

Nahem Shoa b. 1968 Giant Head, Ben 2001 Oil on canvas

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Alice Hogarth Nicholson (1865-1950) Idleness Oil on canvas

Frank Auerbach b.1931 Shell Building Site 1959 Oil on board

Daniel Maclise (1806-1870) The Sleeping Beauty Oil on canvas

Logan Hicks Reinterpreted from Lucian Freud 2013 Spray paint on canvas James Clark (1851-1942) The Bombardment of the Hartlepools (16th December 1914) Oil on canvas

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Contact details Send any project updates, feedback etc to; YCA@hartlepool.gov.uk or rachael.garlick@hartlepool.gov.uk William Gray House Clarence Road Hartlepool TS24 8BT (01429) 284278

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