WATCH: Dave the Rave eats pease pudding and ham stottie while dancing for art project

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DANCING away to his own tune, Sunderland legend Dave the Rave still manages to chomp down a pease pudding sottie with style.

It’s all in the name of art, and forms part of the Sunderland Pride of Place Project, celebrating the city through the medium of a quirky art exhibition in an empty furniture store.

Dave the Rave

Dave the Rave

Photographers Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale took over the premises in Fawcett Street for a month in a celebration of the weird and wonderful aspects of life in Wearside.

And today is your last chance to see it, so don’t miss out.

“It’s half exhibition and half a Tourist Information Office in reverse, in which people give us information,” said Jan.

“We look beyond the obvious images of Sunderland, and look at the extraordinary.”

Pease pudding, a Mackem nativity and Dave the Rave are among the photographs on display, but the exhibition closes at 5pm today.

Sunderland is the first place on the artists’ national tour, which will see them travelling the length and breadth of Britain throughout 2015 and 2016 to create a snapshot of the country.

They’ve also been out and about in their yellow caravan, a touring gallery bringing art to people’s doorsteps.

As part of their time in the city, the artists are also hosting an exhibition of their work, Extra(ordinary), which features photos taken across Britain, at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA), which also finishes tonight today.

Visit http://www.thecaravangallery.co.uk/
•Join in saying goodbye to The Sunderland Pride of Place Project at the closing celebration from 5pm to 9pm at 18 Fawcett Street.