25 June - Pacific journeys of discovery at the Dorman Museum
A series of storytelling sessions for the under 5s start this week at the Dorman Museum
Middlesbrough's young people are at the heart of the latest exhibition at the town's Dorman Museum.
Pacific Journeys of Discovery is part of the Cultural Olympiad in the build-up to London 2012.
The show - planned and curated by young people and featuring their voices - opened on Sunday, June 17 to mark the arrival of the Olympic Flame in Middlesbrough.
And this week sees the start of a series of storytelling sessions for the under 5s, led by storyteller Chris Bostock.
Sessions on Tuesday (June 26) start at 10am, 10.45am, 12.30pm and 1.15pm, and on Thursday (June 28) at 10am, 10.45am, 12.30pm and 2.15pm.
The storytelling sessions take place in the museum's Maori storytelling circle, and continue in July and August. Take a look at the brochure below for a full list of dates and times.
It's part of the innovative national Stories of the World project which has enabled young people to explore the museum's stores, developing their own exhibition around their discoveries.
The Dorman's unconventional exhibition explores the travels of Captain James Cook, challenging the traditional idea of display cases, adopting instead an approach more accessible to a younger audience.
Features include costumes made by Cleveland College of Art and Design students using traditional techniques of the Pacific nations, a Maori storytelling circle and house front created by teams from The Prince's Trust, and The Rainbow Serpent, a mosaic made by Redcar Community College students.
A number of young people aged between 14-25, from different backgrounds and interests, have contributed to the project, from organisations including Redcar Community College, the Prince's Trust, Teesside University and Cleveland College of Art and Design.
Pacific Journeys of Discovery runs until Sunday, September 9 at the Dorman Museum in Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough. For more information about this and other events, call the Dorman Museum on 01642 358101.