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Published 28th Oct 2011

Margareth the clown

An art event with a difference is taking place at Middlesbrough Railway Station this weekend.

The Privacy.co.OK? event will see the public getting involved in art activities and public art performances.

The aim of the event is to encourage people to share their thoughts about on-line identity and take part in art activities that help build a sound and visual art collage about on-line safety.

It is being run by the VOME research project and is part of the national Festival of Social Science.

VOME is a research project about on-line privacy, run by Royal Holloway University of London, Cranfield and Salford Universities together with Sunderland City Council and Consult Hyperion.

The event kicks-off on Saturday (October 29) from noon to 4pm and also runs on Sunday (October 30) from 11am to 2pm.

Participants who register on the day will be given a £5 voucher to spend at the railway station’s Travellers Rest Cafe.

The Love Middlesbrough campaign is backing the event.

Yaffa Phillips, from Love Middlesbrough, said: “We're excited to welcome Privacy.co.OK? to the Middlesbrough Railway Station.

“The whole family will be able to take part in arts activities throughout the station while considering issues of safety online.

“Love Middlesbrough is proud to share great things happening in Middlesbrough online and off and this is just one of them.”

Middlesbrough Railway Station is a hotbed of activity for art at the moment with the DJ Simpson exhibition at Platform A Gallery on platform 1 (Tuesday-Saturday) and the Best of Boro paintings on platform 2.

The event at Middlesbrough Railway Station will act as the first step in the creation of a UK collage for Privacy.co.OK? which will then be taken to Europe.

How to take part

Help Margareth the Clown and a team of artists build a picture of Britain on-line in 2011 and add your voice to the Internet safety debate!

When: Saturday 29th October 12.00 – 4.00pm and Sunday 30th October 11.00 – 2.00pm

Where: Middlesbrough Railway Station

What: Art activities and performance art for all the family

Participants will be able to:

  • Watch performance art on topics related to on-line safety
  • Take part in making an art collage
  • Develop self-portraits
  • Help build a whispering secrets wall

About Vome and the project

This activity is run by the VOME (Visualisation and other methods of expression) research project and is part of the national Festival of Social Science.

VOME is a research project about on-line privacy, run by Royal Holloway University of London, Cranfield and Salford Universities together with Sunderland City Council and Consult Hyperion.

The aim of this event is to encourage the public to share their thoughts about on-line identity and take part in art activities that help build a sound and visual art collage about on-line safety. Participants who register on the day will be given a £5.00 voucher to spend at the railway station’s Travellers Rest Cafe.

Useful links

VOME






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