Exploring art of including all.A special conference is due to be held today in Middlesbrough to bring communities on Teesside together.
People attending the launch of the community cohesion Community cohesion refers to the aspect of togetherness exhibited by members of a community. Characterised by similar cultures, lifestyes, family lineage or relations, neighbourhood or any other bonding factors of human living, togetherness in communities is a very cherished trait strategy will enjoy music from the African Arts Association and dance by Asian arts group Navrang.
Councillor Bob Kerr, Middlesbrough's executive member for regeneration, said: "Right from its origins, Middlesbrough has been a place which has welcomed people from all parts of the globe."
He said that the conference was about making sure everyone had a chance to influence how the town develops.
Speakers at the event will include Shahid Malik Shahid Malik is the first British Muslim to be made a Minister in the British Government. In June 2007, on becoming Prime Minister Gordon Brown made the historic decision to appoint Mr Malik as the Minister for International Development. , the government's neighbourhood renewal adviser, Sue Featherstone from One Voice Tees Valley and Dr Richard Lewis, deputy director of arts and media at the University of Teesside The University of Teesside, based in Middlesbrough, UK, has a student body of 20,685 students as of 2005. Recording rises in applications of 11.4%/2.5% for degree courses beginning in 2005/2006 respectively has given Teesside, for two years running, the highest such percentage .
The launch is at the Middlesbrough Teaching and Learning Centre on Tranmere Avenue from 9.30am to 4.30pm.