There's a talk, a signing session and four exhibitions this week as the Tees Transporter Bridge prepares to celebrate its 100th Christmas.
Author Dave Allan and photographer Paul Farrer, who collaborated on Middlesbrough Council’s book, The Transporter, are holding a centenary talk on the bridge at mima this Thursday (December 15) from 5.30pm.
Entry to the talk, which includes a presentation of many rarely seen photographs, is free and there is no need to book in advance.
Dave and Paul will be signing copies of the 200-page hardback book at Guisborough Book Shop, 4 Chaloner Street, Guisborough, 11am-1pm this Saturday (December 17).
Priced £15, the book is also available from the Transporter Visitor Centre, the Dorman Museum, mima, Teesside Archives, both MFC stores, Waterstones in Middlesbrough and Northallerton, Stockton and Norton libraries, Preston Park Museum, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar Tourist Information Centres and The Artsbank in Saltburn. It can also be bought online from www.mfcofficialdirect.co.uk
Time is running out to see the highly successful Transporter Bridge Centenary Exhibition at Middlesbrough’s Dorman Museum. The exhibition, which is open daily Tuesday-Sunday 9.30am-5pm, will close for the last time on December 23.
The centenary exhibition features original material from the museum’s own collection of Transporter-related objects, together with artwork, archive photographs and costumes representing the styles and fashions of the past century. Admission is free.
A third Transporter Bridge exhibition is on display at Gallery TS1 on Corporation Road, close to Middlesbrough Town Hall. It includes limited edition artwork, which is available for sale at the gallery, the Town Hall Box Office and the Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre.
The winning entries in an art competition called ‘My Transporter Bridge’ are also on display at mima, while there is a further exhibition at the Transporter Visitor Centre itself.
All of the exhibitions are part of the Transporter Bridge centenary activities, which were made possible by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), who donated £2.6m towards the celebrations and major renovation works that will include the installation of a glass lift to the structure’s walkway 160 feet above the River Tees.