Back to the future with 1950s art exhibition at Mima in Middlesbrough in 2014

Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain is one of several new exhibitions planned for 2014 at Mima in Middlesbrough.

The vibrant exhibition celebrating fine art, design and craft in post-war Britain will go on show at the gallery of modern art from February 21 to June 29.

The exhibition includes works on loan from major collections, including Tate and National Galleries Scotland and features works by Francis Bacon and Eduardo Paolozzi.

NIGHTINGALE AWARD: South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is inviting patients and their families to nominate staff who have gone that extra mile for a Nightingale Award. Nurses and midwives from any of the trust’s hospitals and community services can be nominated including The James Cook University Hospital, The Friarage, Guisborough Primary Care Hospital, East Cleveland Primary Care Hospital, Carter Bequest Primary Care Hospital, Redcar Primary Care Hospital, The Friary Community Hospital and The Lambert Memorial Community Hospital. Nominations can be made for teams or individuals and must be received by February 28 by visiting www.southtees.nhs.uk/about/awards/nightingale/

SAILOR SINBAD: The North Ormesby Minstrels will be performing their annual pantomime, Sinbad the Sailor, at the Trinity Centre in the Market Place, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, from January 11 to 18. There will be evening performances at 7.15pm and matinees on Saturday, January 11, at 2.15pm and at noon on January 18. Tickets cost £8 for adults, £6 for a concessions and £25 for a family of four and there is a group discount for 10 or more. To buy call Maureen Robson on 01642-272241 or email Maureen.robson106@gmail.com.

MARSKE FISHERMEN: A sell-out concert at Saltburn’s Masonic Hall raised more than £500 for charity. Marske Fishermen’s Choir performed a mixture of old favourites and seasonal songs at the event which raised money for the hall’s building improvement fund.

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