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1950s Festival

1 March 2014 12:00 pm - 1 March 2014 4:00 pm

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Put a spring in your step with mima’s fantastic 50s festival day. This free festival celebrates the launch of mima’s new exhibition, Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain.

Teesside Hospice will have an array of fashion and homewares for sale, with the money raised on their stall going direct to the charity, so you can feel good about spending. If 50s fashion is your thing, be sure to bag a bargain at the many vintage fashion stands and pop-up boutiques including the amazing £1.99 vintage rail from Age UK.

You can complete your look on the day with glamorous vintage hairstyling and make-up tutorials by Middlesbrough Collage hair and beauty stylists; learn the tricks of the trade so that you can get that glamorous look at home.

In true 50s spirit there will be lots of make-do-and-mend activities for the family. You can learn some new thrifty tips and practice your crafting skills for free. Including vintage colour spinners, paper dolls and cut out clothes and paper doily bunting.

Food and drink stalls will be on hand to make sure that you can quench your thirst and appetite with some 50s-inspired delights. Taste homemade cakes and tea from The Olde Young Teahouse and waffles and ice-cream from Pixies Diner.

For those of you that are a little more adventurous, you might fancy a 1950s style tattoo by Middlesbrough-based Skins and Needles tattoo parlour, over 18s only.

All of these fabulous events will be set to the splendid sound of hip music from the 1950s.

While you’re here we don’t want you to miss all of the fabulous art on display so be sure to pop into the galleries, take a look at the artwork and chat to our friendly staff.


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