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Heritage, Traditions and Lockdown by the Random Stitchers of Cleveland

Posted on: June 18th, 2021 by admin

Exhibition Dates: 14/06/2021 – 9/07/2021
Meet the artists: Saturday 3rd July 2021, 10am until 12pm.

The Saturday opening offers a great opportunity to meet the artists over drinks and nibbles provided by Iron Co Coffee House and ask any questions about the work displayed.

Random Stitchers of Cleveland exists to promote and practise the use of stitch and textiles to produce art using a wide range of materials and techniques from simple to sophisticated.

The diverse nature of embroidery and stitch has changed greatly over the years and is very creative and exciting. This exhibition shows some of the wide range of techniques, skills, fun, enjoyment and satisfaction members gained producing their textile pieces.

The Random Stitchers hold meetings on the first Saturday of the month, usually with a visiting speaker, at Sunnyfield House in Guisborough at 2.00pm, where visitors are welcome for a small fee. They also hold a Monday morning workshop at the same venue on the 2nd Monday of the month, although covid restrictions have prevented these from going ahead of late.

Everyone is welcome to join the group and they try to cater for all abilities and tastes. All you need is an interest. They are a friendly approachable group and would be delighted to help you.

Gillian Garrod can be contacted via email: gilliangarrod@outlook.com


Heritage Gallery celebrates 10 year anniversary

Posted on: May 24th, 2021 by admin

To celebrate the gallery’s 10 year anniversary and the first exhibition of 2021 since the Covid-19 pandemic, we are pleased to be opening for a ‘one off’ Saturday viewing on Saturday 5th June, 10am until 1pm.

Arrival times need to be staggered in order to avoid large groups of people gathering, so please register your desired arrival time through Eventbrite HERE

If you have problems with booking your arrival time, please email jodie@heritagegallery.co.uk
Since opening the doors of the Cargo Fleet Offices on Wednesday 8th June 2011, the Heritage Gallery has showcased a range of exhibitions introducing visitors to an array of artistic mediums including painting, printmaking, photography, textiles and sculpture.

The opening offers a great opportunity to meet David Griffiths and ask any questions you may have about the work on display.

Refreshments and a bit of brunch will be provided by Iron Co Coffee House.

Please follow government guidelines in regards to social distancing and the wearing of face masks.


Why you should base your business in Middlesbrough

Posted on: April 29th, 2021 by admin

With three office buildings in our portfolio based in Middlesbrough, it’s clear to see we’re big supporters of our home region in the wonderful area of Tees Valley.

Our office space in Cargo Fleet, Boho Zero and The Co-operative Buildings is equipped with art galleries, bistros and state of the art refurbishments with suites that can be designed bespoke to your needs. But, if you need a little more convincing of why you should base your business in the Boro, we’ve got a few good reasons to tell you.

Enhanced opportunities

Not only is Tees Valley now becoming the home of Treasury North, but Teesside is also getting its very own Freeport – which is huge news for the region. Spanning a huge 4,500 acres, the Freeport is set to be the largest in the UK and is situated very near to our Boho Zero and Cargo Fleet Offices.

Freeports can enhance trade and investment across the UK, boost growth and the number of high-skilled jobs and increase innovation in port regions. Research found that the Freeport within the Tees Valley, could create up to 32,000 jobs and add £2billion to the regional economy.

It’s highly likely that many well-known businesses will soon flock to the region, this in turn will create new opportunities for local businesses to connect with big brands, including enhanced tender and bid openings.

Leading the way in sustainable business

The Net Zero Teesside project aims to become the UK’s first zero-carbon industrial cluster, hoping to decarbonise a collection of carbon-intensive businesses by as early as 2030.

Many organisations are switching to a more sustainable way of working, if you’d like your business to be one of them, basing your company in a future green economy is the way to go and Middlesbrough is right at the heart of it.

Hubs for digital and creative

Well known for its ability to enable startups to thrive, the BOHO Zone of Middlesbrough has fast become a digital hub for creative businesses, now joined by our very own Boho Zero – the latest renovation in our commitment to regeneration.

Already home to businesses such as Viral Effect, Boho Zero is perfect for those who want to be at the centre of this exciting area that has already been quoted as ‘Middlesbrough’s Silicone Valley’.

Great transport links

With a train that now runs from Middlesbrough to London Kings Cross, Teesside Airport close by and major routes including the A19 and A66 surrounding all three of our offices in Middlesbrough, you’ll never have trouble getting where you need to go.

The vast transport options available, ensure organisations in the region can do business across the nation without the need to worry about transport.

If you would like to find out more about the availability we have in Cargo Fleet Offices, Boho Zero and The Co-operative Buildings, don’t hesitate to contact us via enquiries@pythonproperties.co.uk


New Tenant – Hypno Jo

Posted on: April 19th, 2021 by admin

About
Established four years ago, Hypno Jo is a clinical hypnotherapist based in Cargo Fleet Offices in Middlesbrough. Using a range of hypnosis methods to treat conditions or change habits, Jo supports her clients to make real change in their lives.

Why was Cargo Fleet Offices an attractive place to base the business?
Cargo Fleet is a beautiful building; it is well presented and has secure parking and 24/hr access which I required for my business for late night sessions.

What have you been most impressed with?
“The team at Cargo Fleet are super helpful and accommodating. Plus, the buildings décor and history is a focal point with my clients, as it allows me to break the ice.

“The café and gallery located within the building are an added bonus.”

Would you recommend Cargo fleet to businesses?

“I would absolutely recommend Cargo Fleet to any business, the location is ideal being in the middle of two boroughs, and it’s just off the A66. It’s easy to give directions to clients.”

Website: https://www.hypnojo.co.uk/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtp6EIJChcaYdjtSd7OlNsw


First exhibition of 2021

Posted on: April 13th, 2021 by admin

We are looking forward to opening the doors of the gallery soon after what has been a very long time in lockdown with the first exhibition of 2021:

“Instrumental Art” by Photographic Artist David Griffiths.

David Griffiths is a photographic artist based in Teesside. His Digital artworks are a blend of true representation and stylistic interpretation.

David explores the complex aspects of perspectives and dimension within his work, experimenting with vibrant and dynamic colours, subtle use of light, shadow and reflections and a variety of mediums, to create intriguing mixed media pieces.

His multi-dimensional pieces are inspired by geometric forms and dynamic shapes found within nature and architecture and he explores pattern, colour and texture to create pieces that merge between reality and abstraction.

The onsite bistro – Iron Co Coffee House are preparing to reopen for takeaways in a couple of weeks time. The exhibition will not officially be open as a physical show for gatherings, but artwork can be viewed whilst grabbing yourself a cuppa or bite to eat. Please stick to government guidelines of social distancing and face masks.

Please visit The Heritage Gallery Facebook page HERE for updates.


New Tenant – D&S Marketing Solutions

Posted on: March 29th, 2021 by admin

About
D&S Marketing Solutions is a marketing and sales company specialising in residential marketing. Based in The Co-operative Buildings in Middlesbrough, D&S work with businesses across the north east to engage with new audiences through marketing campaigns, lead generation and customer acquisitions.

Why was The Co-Operative Building an attractive place to base the business?

“We chose The Co-Operative Buildings because of its great location and building, with 24/7 access and secure parking it was ideal for us. It’s a great perk to be able to access the building 24/7 and it has a manned reception.”

What have you been most impressed with?

“How easy it is! To be able to have your own office within a great building, we have a good relationship with the team at Cargo. It’s a good place to be and it’s such a positive building. Derek, the concierge is a super star!”

Would you recommend Cargo fleet to businesses?

“100% to any business!”

Website:https://www.dsmarketingsolutions.co.uk/


Meet the concierge

Posted on: January 13th, 2021 by admin

All our commercial properties have a manned reception with a fully serviced concierge. The front of house is there to welcome guests and assist tenants where possible. They are a huge part of our team and the service we provide to our tenants. As they are the first-person guests meet we thought we’d ask them a few questions and profile the team for all the great work they do. To start the series, we spoke with Derek who takes care of The Co-operative Buildings in Middlesbrough.

How long have you worked at The Co-operative Buildings?
“I’ve worked as concierge for 11 years and I absolutely love coming into the building every day.”

What’s the best thing about working in the building?
“The best thing about working in The Co-operative Buildings is interacting with the tenants and guests. We get such a wide variety of people entering the building and in turn creates lots of different conversations!

“We create a great working environment and people always want someone to talk to. I’m a friendly face and even after tenants have moved on from the building they come by and say hello years on from leaving.”

Do you have any facts about The Co-op Buildings?
“In 1942 during the second world war, 200 people sheltered in our underground car park away from the bombings, not only did the 200 people survive but the building did too. All of the surrounding buildings were destroyed.”


What’s your favourite way to welcome people?

“It’s important to make a good first impression, I greet every person with a smile and always try to help them from the offset.”


What do you do to make it more special for the tenants?

“I help out when I can, I try my hardest to solve the tenant’s problems, but if I can’t we will call someone in to make sure the problem is fixed as soon as possible.”

What do you think makes The Co-operative Buildings a good place to base a business and work?
“The quality of the building, as well as the location and transport links. One of the key features of the building is the underground secure car park for tenants, parking isn’t something that is often available and it’s a huge need for businesses looking for somewhere to base their business.”


What do you do in your spare time?

“I love spending time outdoors and especially gardening.”


“Souvenirs of Southbank Street” Exhibition Opening

Posted on: November 17th, 2020 by admin

Saturday 12th September 2020
Between 10am and 1pm
The opening offers a great opportunity to meet Rita and ask any questions you may have about the work on display. Refreshments and a bit of brunch will be provided by Iron Co Coffee House.
Exhibition runs until Friday 16th October 2020. The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 8.30am until 2.00pm (currently), check website for updates.
If you are coming along, could you please let us know so that we can get a rough idea of numbers – jodie@heritagegallery.co.uk
Also a gentle reminder to follow government guidelines in regards to social distancing and the wearing of face masks, please bring one along with you.
Rita’s latest body of work “Souvenirs of Southbank Streets” are inspired by her childhood memories of playing in King and Queen Street in Southbank where she grew up. Reminiscent of the streets free from traffic, her paintings depict childhood games from the 40s, when and where children could play games and have great fun in their playground on their doorstep.
Rita loves the use of colour. Her “Bright Lights” paintings came about from her love and practice of making stained glass pieces. The vibrant colours and dark outlines became part of a new way of painting for her and has evolved over the past ten years. The use of bright colours uplift the senses and bring a happiness and joy to the pieces.
Rita says:
“I love experimenting with a variety of media, I get so much pleasure and happiness when I work – my goal is to share that with others and feel it is what I am on this earth to fulfil.”

A Middlesbrough Lad – Philip Meadows Opening

Posted on: November 17th, 2020 by admin

We are pleased to announce that the exhibition which was due to open back in March until the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, will now be opening at The Heritage Gallery:
A Middlesbrough Lad –
Philip Meadows
Saturday 1st August 2020
Between 10am and 1pm
If you are coming along, could you please let us know so that we can get a rough idea of numbers.
Also a gentle reminder to follow government guidelines in regards to social distancing and the wearing of face masks, bring one along with you.
The opening offers a great opportunity to meet Philip and ask any questions you may have about the work. Refreshments and a bit of brunch will be provided by Iron Co Coffee House.
  
On leaving school in 1977 Philip went into ICI as an apprentice, staying with the company for 22 years. Interested in art, Philip won a paid scholarship enabling him to study art at Cleveland Art College before going on to complete a Degree in Fine Art at Sunderland University. Philip went into teaching in 1999 and has taught Art and Design Technology, before leaving in 2018 to devote more time to his painting.
Philip says:
I have lived in Eston all of my life with the panorama of the Teesside landscape as a backdrop. I went to school in Grangetown and was familiar with the steelworks and the Coke Ovens outside of the school gates. My pals and I would often dodge the coal trucks being shunted to the Coke Ovens when we went to the chippy at lunchtime. The sights and sounds I grew up with, the closeness of heavy industry both as an observer and worker, the characters and gadgies I saw daily and of course going to watch the Boro on a weekend with my older brother have all influenced my art.
Ayresome Park set amongst the terrace houses was the focus for the town and its identity, even if you did not follow footy. The conversation starter at the barbers was always how do you think they’ll do on Saturday? How many times on holiday when conversing with a stranger did you hear the phrase they’re not doing very well are they? Times weren’t easy and choice was often limited, the rented telly only had three channels, the shops shut on a Sunday and anxiety was a place in Turkey that the Brits wouldn’t visit until years later. These experiences formed a tapestry of daily life now fast disappearing and a rich vein of source material so I hope you enjoy my melancholy, rose tinted views of a Teesside as it was.

Double Exhibition Opening: “Fragility” & “Fantasy” and Anna Jadwiga Balinska Jasinek

Posted on: November 17th, 2020 by admin

We would like to invite you to attend the next double exhibition opening at The Heritage Gallery and Cargo Fleet Offices:
“Fragility” and “Fantasy”
Bob Mc Avoy & Geoff Bradshaw
In this exhibition, Bob explores the subject of “Fragility” meaning – the quality of being easily broken or damaged. Whilst Geoff displays his “Fantasy” composite images, which is an image that uses a combination of multiple photographs in one composition.
Anna Jadwiga Balinska Jasinek
An exhibition of ceramics, paintings & crafts
Celebrating her 86th birthday on the day of the exhibition opening, Anna has a fantastic collection of ceramics, paintings and crafts that she has created later in life. Originally from Poland, Anna is inspired by the flower-filled countryside in which she grew up, often portraying Poland’s national flower symbol – the poppy, which is now also the symbol of sacrifice in war and remembrance.
Both Exhibitions Open on –
Thursday 20th February 2020
Between 5pm and 7pm
The opening offers a great opportunity to meet Bob, Geoff & Anna and ask any questions you may have about the work displayed over drinks and nibbles.
We do hope you can make it to the opening and look forward to seeing you there.

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