PIN curls, eyeliner flicks and big band music will take visitors back in time at a ‘Fifties festival day’.

To coincide with the launch of Mima latest exhibition, Art and Optimism in 1950s, the art gallery is hosting the free event on Saturday, March 1, from noon to 4pm featuring hair and make-up demonstrations, vintage fashion, make-do-and-mend activities for families, food, music and live tattooing.

Teesside Hospice is providing an array of retro clothing and homewares for sale and Age UK will have a £1.99 vintage rail.

To complement new fashion finds people can have vintage make-up and hairstyles recreated by students from Middlesbrough College.

Homemade cakes and tea will be served by The Olde Young Teahouse as well as waffles and ice-cream from Pixies Diner and for those over 18 eager for a permanent reminder of a bygone era, retro designs can be tattooed by Middlesbrough-based Skins and Needles parlour.