Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 13.08.31THIS WEEK will be the last chance to see two exhibitions at Kirkleatham Museum showcasing style, design, imagination and originality, celebrating British holidaymaking.

The combined exhibitions of Beauty and the Beach and The Inaugural British Life Photography Awards will be on display at the Kirkleatham museum until November 22, 2015.

The Inaugural British Life Photography Awards showcases contemporary and imaginative images which capture the essence and spirit of British life.  Established in 2014, these awards recognise the talents of both amateur and professional photographers, whilst simultaneously reviving a greater awareness of documentary photography.

There are ten categories in total including rural life, street life, portraiture and a special award for the best documentary feature, but all offer a poignant, provoking, illuminating or humorous portrayal of British life.

The other exhibition, Beauty and the Beach, is a collection of beach style throughout the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Ranging from bikinis to vintage one-pieces, this exhibition explores the style, design and inspiration of women’s swimwear from yesteryear.

Cllr Carl Quartermain, cabinet member for jobs, skills and leisure at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council said:

“We have been very proud to exhibit the Inaugural British Life Photography Awards and Beauty and the Beach, where visitors have been able to see the variety of British culture and life on display as well as British fashion culture of the 40s, 50s and 60s.

“We encourage everyone to pay a visit to these exhibitions while they can, as they really are fantastic.”

Admission is £2 to see both exhibitions, and opening times for Kirkleatham Museum is TuesdaySunday 10am-5pm.

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