Portrait from the Pandemic

Lockdown Legend

Last month, we asked you to nominate the person who you think deserved recognition for their actions during the pandemic. We have been overwhelmed by the response and have received over 100 inspirational nominations, from a lady buying and delivering food parcels to those in need, to a DJ who kept spirits up by streaming music for free.

We will be contacting the winner around the 14 April. Look out for the announcement on our social media pages and website.

Boy Delivering A Food Parcel To A Lady In A Wheelchair

Portrait Exhibition

The winner will have their portrait captured and displayed in a new exhibition at Preston Park Museum this summer. The exhibition of portraits will celebrate inspirational people from around our region and will feature artwork by local artists, community groups and highlights from some of the Tees Valley Museum’s portrait collections, including the popular, Giant Head of Ben portrait by Nahem Shoa.

You can see the portrait exhibition at Preston Park Museum from Saturday 19 June. Normal museum admission applies.

Teacher Showing Children How To Pot Small Plants