Discover Middlesbrough - October 2022

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discover middlesbrough festival 2022

Sat 15Mon 31 October

Albert Park

Base Camp

Cafe Etch, Gilkes Street

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Central Masjid

The Dorman Museum

Esk Play Park

Gilkes Street Artist Studios

Hebrew Prayer House

The Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet

Larchfield

Linthorpe Cemetery

The Masham MIMA

Middlesbrough

Stadium

Park

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Community
Town Hall Middlesbrough Train Station Ormesby Hall Riverside
Teessaurus
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WELCOME TO 2022

Hello Friends,

Time seems to fly by in between the delivery of Local History Month in May and the Discover Middlesbrough festival launching in October each year. As anchors in the local history events calendar locally the programs are brought to you by a consortium of contributors and coordinated into a program by the wonderful Robert Nichols who works continuously to champion both festivals year-round. I wanted to start by offering my thanks to everyone who’s been involved in pulling the program together this year, I think its one of our best.

Some of the things I’m looking forward to personally in this years program include, The 10 year Memories of Middlesbrough anniversary exhibition which will be available to see in the Hill Street Centre Hub on Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays. The Hub is a new space that will host lots of great activities and events in the next few months so please pop in and see them.

We have an unintentional Boro theme at the start of the festival with three events linked to the football club. Sat 15th at Base Camp we have the Boro Shirt Museum: Resurrection and a Talk about George Camsell delivered by

Tosh Warwick followed by an event delivered by the Middlesbrough supporters group on Saturday 16th Recording Boro Brick Road.

Continuing the football theme Martin Peagam will deliver a talk on Women’s Football in the Hillstreet Shopping Centre hub on Thursday 20th , Martin has several talks in the program this year –I recommend them all.

The Town Hall tours and The Teesside Archives open day are returning and providing another chance to see behind the closed doors of the service, alongside program from regular contributors at the Linthorpe cemetery and Mima to name just a few.

I’ll leave you now to have look through all the wonderful program and look forward to hearing feedback.

As ever we are always looking for new groups and organisations to be involved in programming the festival. So please do get in touch if you have an idea or a proposal for an event.

See you all out there. Leanne Littlewood Head of Culture Middlesbrough Council

Event listings correct at the time of print and promoted in good faith.

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Dino Day

Sat 15 Oct

10am - 3pm

Teessaurus Park, Riverside Park Road TS1 1QE

FREE

Join us at Teesaurus Park for Dino Day.

With lots of activities taking place throughout the day including:

Dino story time Dino show Dino crafting workshops Be the first to complete all the challenges on the new VR trail.

For more information on activities and entertainment please visit wearemiddlesbrough.com

Navigator North (opp. Primark), Hillstreet Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough, TS1 1SU

FREE

Talk & Book Signing

Sat 15 Oct

11am - 12noon

Dr Tosh Warwick shares unique postcards and photographs from his latest book Historic Middlesbrough and reveals the fascinating events, people and places from the town’s past. Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event.

Free bookable event via hiddenmbro@ navigatornorth.com

Family Workshop

Sat 15 Oct, Sat 22 Oct, Sat 29 Oct, 1pm - 4pm

Be inspired by postcards of Historic Middlesbrough from the past with our free family workshops. Join in arts activities to create your own postcard. Colour in, create a collage, or draw your own map.

All materials provided. Dropin workshop suitable for all ages.

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‘Wish you were here’Historic Postcards of Middlesbrough
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More Than A Run Heritage Walk

Sat 15 Oct 11am - 1pm

Ormesby Hall, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, TS3 OSR

Pay a donation on a ‘give what you feel’ basis

Join More than A Run (MTAR) to enjoy a walk following the Park to Park Route. Starting and finishing at Ormesby Hall, the route will pass through the Hall’s parklands to Stewart Park touching parts of the original Marton and returning to Ormesby Hall ambling through fields and woods. We’ll point out features and facts of interest taking the opportunity to reminisce with your fellow walkers enjoying the locality and outdoors.

Before and after the walk there are opportunities

to visit the mansion at Ormesby Hall and wander around the formal gardens. Not forgetting a visit to the Pennyman Tearooms.

Take advantage as there is free entry to Ormesby Hall with this walk.

If you can, we’d appreciate a donation to the walk on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis. But please do not let this put you off coming if you cannot.

The walk is approximately 3 miles long and please as is typical for this country, we ask that you wear suitable footwear and outdoor clothing.

Car parking in the main car park, off Ladgate Lane, TS3 0SR

Booking is essential as spaces are limitedPlease email info@morethanarun.co.uk to secure your place morethanarun.co.uk

Boro Shirt Museum:

Resurrection 86-94

Sat 15 Oct 12noon - 3pm

Base Camp Exchange House, Exchange Square, Middlesbrough TS1 1DB FREE

Boro Shirt Museum exhibition tells the story of the resurrection of Middlesbrough football club following the dark years of liquidation fears and relegations through shirts and memorabilia. Celebrate again Boro’s resurrection from the old Third Division orchestrated by a team of local talent and playing the opening game of the season at Hartlepool’s Victoria Ground.

Celebrate the padlocks coming off Ayresome Park and see Boro shirts from the inaugural season of the Premier League.

Boro Shirt Museum is a collection of over 800 Boro shirts curated by two Boro fans, Mark Davies and Jamie Fox.

George Camsell: Boro’s greatest goalscorer

Sat 15 Oct 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Base Camp,Exchange House, Exchange Square, Middlesbrough TS1 1DB

FREE

In September 2022, a new statue commemorating George Camsell, Middlesbrough FC’s greatest ever goalscorer, was unveiled at the Riverside Stadium.

In this talk by Camsell’s biographer Dr Tosh Warwick, the Boro historian draws on his forthcoming biography of the long-term club servant to explore some of the highlights of an outstanding career at Ayresome Park.

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Recording the Boro Brick Road

Sun 16 Oct 11am - 12noon

Riverside Stadium Middlesbrough TS3 6RS

FREE

Volunteer morning to help record the names on the bricks of the Boro Brick Road.

The first bricks were laid in 2005, carrying the names of Boro fans and their hopes

and dreams. Help a project initiated by Boro Supporters Forum in conjunction with Middlesbrough Football Club to locate and record every named brick.

You do not need any equipment just warm clothing and a little patience.

Park in Riverside football car park and meet at the statues and Boro Brick Road in front of the main reception.

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Women at Work and at War

Mon 17 Oct

10.30am - 1pm

Hebrew Prayer House, Linthorpe Cemetery

TS5 5DW

FREE but donations welcome towards the work of the Friends of the Cemetery

A walk and talk looking at some of the famous and not so famous women associated with work and war that are buried in Linthorpe Cemetery.

Tour of Town Hall & Civic Suite

Wed 19 Oct

10am - 12noon Meet 9.45am Town Hall reception

Wed 26 Oct 1pm - 3pm Meet 12.45pm

Middlesbrough Town Hall Municipal Buildings, Centre Square Middlesbrough, TS1 2QJ

FREE booking req’d

Builders and Contractors

Tues 18 Oct 1pm - 3pm

Hebrew Prayer House, Linthorpe Cemetery

TS5 5DW

FREE but donations welcome towards the work of the Friends of the Cemetery

Have you heard of the surnames Almgill, Doughty, Dunning, Jackson, Johnson and Oliver? They were surnames of councillors, builders and contractors from Middlesbrough who helped to plan, build and develop our growing town.

We are giving you a rare chance to visit areas of the Victorian gothic Municipal Buildings of the Town Hall complex which are not regularly open to the public. The Council Chamber remains unchanged from its original opening in 1887 and retains its oak panelling,

marble fireplaces and furnishings. You will find out why Hugh Bell’s portrait is missing from the Chamber. You will see the Civic Regalia and other civic treasures, including sporting trophies, candlesticks and regimental gifts. You will also have the opportunity to see an historic photographic timeline of the mayors of the town since 1853. Enjoy exploring the historic building and the civic suite which was last refurbished in 2001. You can also take in the civic honours boards, town charters, memorials to Middlesbrough’s war heroes and portraits of the significant founders of the town.

FREE bookable tickets (max 25) booked via the Box Office 01642 815181

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Heritage Hike

Thurs 20 Oct

9.30am - 3pm

Meet at Middlesbrough Train Station TS1 2AH (Platform 1 side) £3 booking req’d

Sailors’ trod, commuter route, tidal edge, wildlife corridor, national trail, escape from the everyday. The Black Path has seen it all and continues to lead people through the industrial heartland of Teesside, past communities forging new identities and constantly evolving landscapes. We’ll be taking a closer look at what the Teesside Archives collections can tell us about this 8-mile long section which has borne witness to sweeping changes in land use and discover how its new role as nature haven and public art gallery came about.

the weather with layers, waterproofs and sturdy boots or walking shoes, and adequate food and drink for the walk.

Please note there are toilets available at Middlesbrough Train Station at the start of the walk, at Asda in South Bank (short diversion required) and in Redcar at the end of the walk.

Booking essential; please contact Chris Corbett at christine_corbett@ middlesbrough.gov.uk

Please bring the correct change to the start of the event. Please note that money will be needed for the train fare RedcarMiddlesbrough at the end of the walk.

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Larchfield Community

Thurs 20 Oct

11am - 12noon 2pm - 3pm

Larchfield Community, Stokesley Road, Hemlington, Middlesbrough, TS8 9DY

Larchfield Community is a place where people with learning and other disabilities are supported to live, work and lead lives of opportunity. The site itself has a working farm, gardens, food production and a café.

We invite our guests to enjoy a calming outdoors walk in this unique setting. We think our café and farm shop is one of Middlesbrough’s best kept secrets!

The café will be open to serve you handmade snacks, meals and hot or cold drinks before or after your walk. We hope you enjoy visiting our community. camphillvillagetrust.org. uk/locations/larchfield-

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Women’s Football:

The Final in Middlesbrough

Thurs 20 Oct 11.30am

Discover Middlesbrough Hub (opp. Primark), Hillstreet Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough, TS1 1SU

Women’s football is not new. Over 100 years ago two women’s teams played in a cup final at Ayresome Park in front of 22,000 spectators. A few years later, the FA banned women from playing football, a ban that lasted for 50 years.

Come and hear from local historian Martin Peagam about the pioneers of women’s football and the challenges they faced.

Torn from Home: Teesside and Jewish Refugees

Thurs 20 Oct 2pm

Discover Middlesbrough Hub (opp. Primark), Hillstreet Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough, TS1 1SU

Refugees are not a modern phenomenon. They have existed for thousands of years. In the 1930s millions of Jews suffered marginalization, legalized discrimination and ultimately extermination under the ethnic cleansing regime of Nazi Germany.

A lucky few – predominantly children – escaped persecution and death, and built new lives in other countries. They included some refugees who – thanks to support from Jews, Quakers, the Salvation Army, and other humanitarians –found a home on Teesside.

“Tees Valley Tarsthe Northern Links in Nelson’s Navy”

Thurs 20 Oct 7pm - 9pm

T. S. ErimusMiddlesbrough Sea Cadets, East Lodge, Albert Park, Middlesbrough (opposite the Porthole Cafe)

FREE donations welcome towards the work of the Sea Cadets and our young people.

image: Heritage Unlocked/ Teesside Archives

As a local historian, the Time Traveller, Martin Peagam has a reputation for bringing the past to life. He will aim to do so again, as he explains how Teesside responded to the events in Europe and tells the fascinating stories of some of those involved.

Over a dozen local men served at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805. Local historian and chairman of the Sea Cadets Unit Management Team, Ian Stubbs, explores with his original research the stories of these men and the links with our region. Did you know that a 14 year old boy from Guisborough served at Trafalgar and then went on to become an Admiral?

Come along to find out more fascinating facts like these.

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Terrorists Not

Welcome: Teesside and Female Suffrage

Fri 21 Oct 11.30am

Discover Middlesbrough Hub (opp. Primark), Hillstreet Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough, TS1 1SU

In 1918, some women obtained the vote.

Whilst there have been celebrations of this pivotal moment in history, it is timely to look back and consider what was actually happening in Middlesbrough during the years leading up to women gaining the right to vote.

Local historian Martin Peagam will consider some of the key figures in the struggle and examine how much support there was for the terrorist activities of the Suffragette movement, who was involved in the opposition to women being granted the vote, and what happened once the law was changed.

Talk: The Teesside International Brigades Memorial

Fri 21 Oct 1pm - 4pm

Middlesbrough Town Hall Municipal Buildings Centre Square Middlesbrough FREE booking req’d

Arrive to sign in at Town Hall Reception off Centre Square at 12.45 pm

Located in the Town Hall since 2009 is a memorial plaque dedicated to the Teesside International Brigaders. The memorial plaque was erected in memory of the 10 Teesside men who went out to fight with the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War during the 1930s.

We are giving you the chance to hear local historian, Tony Fox, tell the remarkable story of the Teesside International Brigades Memorial and see the plaque. Tony will be giving a presentation on the background of the men named on the memorial plaque, how they came to be involved and the story of the memorial production, loss, discovery and rededication.

Book via the Box Office 01642 815181

Guiding with HM Bark Endeavour 1997-2020

Fri 21 Oct 2pm

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Stewart Park, Marton-in-Cleveland, Middlesbrough TS7 8AT £2 - pay on the door

Captain Cook Society member Debbie Gibson has been a volunteer guide on the Australian HM Bark Endeavour across four continents. Born and raised in Fremantle, Western Australia, Debbie has travelled from Australia to share stories fact and fiction about Cook’s famous ship and its replica. Debbie is distantly related to William Brougham Monkhouse (ship’s surgeon) and his younger brother Jonathan Monkhouse (midshipman) who sailed with Cook 1768-1771. Debbie will tell us about the mariners and how William Brougham Monkhouse saved Joseph Banks’ life during an earlier voyage on the Niger.

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Taste of Africa Showcase

Fri 21 Oct

6pm - 10pm

Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ

This free event in its 19th year showcases the culture and heritage of Africans and Caribbeans in The Tees Valley. An evening of traditional performances, featuring the return of the Mighty Zulu Nation. Also drumming, choir, dances, fashion show, drama, poetry, singing and more.

After the African market and parade the showcase presents the finale of our various activities.

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Sat 22 Oct 10am - 1pm

Fri 28 Oct 2pm - 4pm

Dorman Museum Linthorpe Road TS5 6LA FREE

Visit Teesside Archives at our new home within the Dorman Museum. Discover the resources

that are available and see some of the items held in our collections. Visit the Conservation Studio to find out how we preserve our collections for current and future generations. Learn how you access the collections and find out about all the services that we offer, including how we work with our local communities. teessidearchives. wordpress.com/

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Teesside Archives at the Dorman Museum
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Sports and Pastimes

Sat 22 Oct 10.30am - 12noon

Hebrew Prayer House, Linthorpe Cemetery, TS5 5DW

FREE but donations welcome towards the work of the Friends of the Cemetery

A walk and talk with local historian and Member of the Friends of the Cemetery Ian Stubbs.

Rowing, painting, singing, cycling, playing football, woodworking and many other sports and pastimes were enjoyed by a number of people resting in the cemetery. Champion sculler of all England Robert Watson Boyd, internationally renowned woodcarver Richard Old the famous cycling duo of The Elliotts, and The Guymers and John Smales Calvert from the Art Society and Members of the Middlesbrough Musical Union have all found their last resting in the cemetery as well as Bach, Gibson Poole, Hardisty and Mattison, all of whom are associated with Middlesbrough Football Club.

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Gilkes Street Artists Open Studio

Sat 22 Oct 11am – 2pm

Gilkes Street Artists Brentnall Business Centre 65 Gilkes Street Middlesbrough TS1 5AP

FREE

As Gilkes Street Artists approach their 10 Year Anniversary, the open studio will give visitors an opportunity to meet and chat to the artists working in their studios and see the development of each artist’s work over the last decade.

The studio artists are Emma Bennett, Dianne Bowell, Leanne Jackson, Brian Russell, Dot Seddon, Jenni Thirlwell and John Wheeler. Their current work includes painting, printmaking, drawing, collage, embroidery and tapestry weaving.

The studios are located on the first floor (via stairs) within the Brentnall Business Centre on Gilkes Street. TS1 5AP.

Short Talk: The History of the Middlesbrough Collection

Sat 22 Oct Sat 29 Oct 2pm - 2.45pm

MIMA, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ

FREE

Our team provide short talks around the history of the Middlesbrough Collection, giving their thoughts on artworks in the Collection and on display. The talk takes place on floor 1. Just head to our reception desk.

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Family Activities at MIMA

Tues 25, Wed 26, Thurs 27 & Fri 28 Oct

11am - 1pm Sat 29 Oct, 11am - 3pm

MIMA, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ

FREE

Family Activities take place from 11am - 3pm on the dates above. MIMA MAKING Bag available to collect on weekdays from 10am4.30pm. mima.art

The Sun That Never Set - A BMX Ride Back To The 80s

Tues 25 Oct 7.30pm - 10pm

Base Camp, Exchange Square, Middlesbrough TS1 1DB

Pay what you decide

A rare 10 year anniversary screening of The Sun That Never Set – A BMX Ride Back to the 80s. Made by Middlesbrough director Jon Thompson, the documentary became a cult film for 80s BMX enthusiasts across the world. Join us for a ride of discovery around Middlesbrough and Teesside.

Members of the cast and crew will be available after the film to chat. Doors and bar 7pm. facebook.com/ thesunthatneverset/ basecampboro.co.uk/

Captain Cook’s Birthday Party

Thurs 27 Oct 11am - 1pm

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Stewart Park, Marton-in-Cleveland TS7 8AT

FREE

Help cut the cake, take a birthday walk and help us celebrate the birthday of the Marton born explorer. Look out for news of special guests. facebook.com/CaptainCook-Birthplace-Trust

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Aphra Shemza: Digital Painting Workshop

Thurs 27 Oct 5.15pm - 6.45pm

MIMA, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ FREE booking req’d

Join multimedia artist Aphra Shemza and create digital paintings based upon the work of British / Pakistani abstract painter Anwar Jalal Shemza, whose work is held in the Middlesbrough Collection. The shemza. digital project, of which this is part, is a collaboration between Aphra Shemza, Anwar’s granddaughter and computer artist Stuart Batchelor. The workshop offers an opportunity to experiment with a bespoke painting application developed through earlier iterations of the project with outcomes shared publicly at MIMA in 2023.

The workshop forms part of MIMA’s Art + Social series, a programme of events which offer an opportunity to meet and chat with the Tees Valley’s creative community about their latest projects. They are open to all. Come along for conversations, making activities, music and refreshments.

This workshop is free but spaces are limited. RSVP via MIMA’s website.

Access: Please contact mima@tees.ac.uk with requirements. The shemza. digital application is accessible via internet browser, shared during the session. If you are able, please bring your own precharged mobile phones, tablets and laptops to use during the workshop. A small number of devices will be available for use on request. mima.art

All the World’s A Stage - Even in Middlesbrough

Fri 28 Oct 11.30am

Discover Middlesbrough Hub (opp. Primark), Hillstreet Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough, TS1 1SU

To mark the 65th birthday of Middlesbrough Theatre, come and explore the history of theatre in Middlesbrough – in the company of popular speaker Martin Peagam The talk will embrace Shakespeare, opera, music halls, and performing cyclists.

Captain Cook: Diet, Disease, and Death

Fri 28 Oct 2pm

Discover Middlesbrough Hub (address above)

Martin Peagam, Chairman of the Captain Cook Birthplace Trust, brings history and medicine together. Always entertaining and informative, Martin will seek to explore Cook’s life (and death) from a medical perspective.

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shemza.digital 3, interactive artwork by Aphra Shemza. Photograph by Matthew Kaltenborn
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“Collar the Lot”the tragedy of the Arandora Star

Fri 28 Oct 1pm - 3pm

Middlesbrough Town Hall Municipal Buildings Centre Square Middlesbrough

FREE booking req’d

On 2 July 1940, the 15,000 ton Blue Star luxury liner, S.S Arandora Star, was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, 75 miles off the north-west coast of Ireland. Bound for Canada, she was carrying over 1200 passengers, consisting mainly of Italian, German, and Austrian internees, plus a military guard of British soldiers and a crew of Merchant Navy seamen.

Over half of those on board perished, including nearly 450 Italians, many of whom had been arrested and interned in the summer of 1940. Of those, thirteen men were from Teesside, where they had made their homes, married, raised families, and become well-known and respected members of the local business community.

The talk by local historian, Ian Stubbs, will tell the remarkable story of the memorial and you will hear about the men and their families.

FREE bookable tickets booked via the Box Office 01642 815181

Cafe Etch: The History of 5 Gilkes Street

Fri 28 Oct 6pm - 7.30pm

Cafe Etch, 5 Gilkes Street, Middlesbrough TS1 5ET

FREE

5 Gilkes Street is on Middlesbrough’s list of historic buildings and is one of the last buildings “to” show something of Middlesbrough in past times. Join the owners of Cafe Etch and explore the history of a Middlesbrough terraced town house through time. Named after the previous occupants, Peel Engravers, Cafe Etch retains much of the history or over 100 years as a family house and a commercial premises. Learn about he families that have lived and worked in 5 Gilkes Street and see the evidence they have left behind.

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Diwali

Sat 29 Oct 12noon - 6pm

Centre Square, Albert Rd, Middlesbrough

TS1 2QJ FREE

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most popular of all South Asian Celebrations and is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains worldwide. Don’t forget to save the date for this year’s event featuring music, markets, fashion, food, fairground and fireworks.

Litter Pick : North

Ormesby Play Parks

Sun 30 Oct 10am - 11am

Esk Play Park, North Ormesby, TS3 6JG

FREE

Community Champions, Middlesbrough, AKA “Boro Champs” are an evergrowing group of volunteers who strive to make the town a cleaner, greener space. They meet regularly, in all

weathers, to litter pick across the town, cleaning up the environment, giving people a sense of pride and wellbeing. Group activities have also included the planting of young trees and shrubs, replanting unkempt planters, painting fences and street furniture and tidying gardens for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Today we will litter pick around the play park in North Ormesby, meeting at Esk Play Park. This is a family

friendly location and a great place to welcome new members. All equipment and bags are provided. Come along, have fun with a great bunch of volunteers, making a difference.

Any enquiries please email ccboro@outlook.com

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Linthorpe

Halloween Trail

Mon 31 Oct 5pm - 9pm

Linthorpe Ward FREE

Free Halloween trail around Linthorpe area. Find the spooky creatures with their letters as you go trick or treating and see if you can work out the spooky word using the letters you find. Upload the word to Friends of Linthorpe facebook group and winners will receive a small prize.

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Islamic Exhibition at Middlesbrough Central Masjid and Community Centre

Mon 31 Oct, 12noon - 5pm

30 Southfield Road, Middlesbrough TS1 3EX

The Middlesbrough Central Masjid and Community Centre will be running several exhibitions during the Discover Middlesbrough Festival.

Come and see what the inside of a mosque looks like. There will be several small exhibit stalls where you can find out about various aspects of Islam.

You can wonder around in your own time and learn about some of the fascinating facts about Islam. There will also be volunteers to help you with any questions you may have.

Why not visit our website

www.middlesboroughcentralmasjid.org to get more information or call us on 07405 867520 if you have any questions concerning the exhibition.

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Historic Middlesbrough: Postcards From The Past

Sat 15 Oct - Sat 29 Oct

Open Thurs, Fri, Sat, 11am – 4pm

Navigator North (opp. Primark), Hillstreet Shopping Centre, TS1 1SU

FREE

A collaborative exhibition and events programme highlighting picture postcards from Middlesbrough’s past. Co-ordinated by Navigator North with material from local historians and heritage groups including Dr Tosh Warwick of Heritage Unlocked, Sue Martin and Memories of Middlesbrough group, p.a. morbid from The Middlesbrough History Project and Robert Nichols from Discover Middlesbrough.

“Rediscovering the North East” Exhibition Throughout Discover Middlesbrough

Mon - Fri 8.30am4.45pm, Sat 15 Oct, 10am - 12noon

The Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet Cargo Fleet Offices Middlesbrough Road Middlesbrough TS6 6XJ

FREE

During and after lockdown and Covid 19, members of the group rediscovered and appreciated what makes the North East of England so special. Members have chosen, through their individual interpretations of the area, to show what it means to them, by using both modern and traditional photographic media and techniques.

Paul Menzies Showcase Collection Throughout October During Library opening times

Middlesbrough Central Library, Victoria Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AY

FREE

Pop along to Middlesbrough Central Library and admire the works of Paul Menzies - author, historian, broadcaster and photographer of the North East.

With over a dozen local history publications under his belt, not to mention his work with the BBC, this is an exhibition you won’t want to miss

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Exhibition: Ethnic Minorities in the Armed Forces

Throughout October During Library opening times

Middlesbrough Central Library, Victoria Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AY

FREE

This special exhibition combines Middlesbrough’s history and Black History Month. It focuses on the contribution ethnic minorities made in the Armed Forces over the last 200 years. We are also including our ‘East to North-East’ displays highlighting a family’s migration to the area.

Intriguing and thoughtprovoking imagery will be showcased in Middlesbrough’s Reference Library.

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Behind the Smile

Throughout October During Museum opening times

Dorman Museum Linthorpe Rd

Middlesbrough TS5 6LA

Exciting new photography exhibition showcased throughout Black History Month. This is a youth project; a collection of pictures of people’s smiles and what is behind their smile. This exhibition will showcase what we see and interpret and what actually is.

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Memories of Middlesbrough

Sat 15 Oct exhibition launch then

Thurs 20 - Sat 22 Oct Thurs 27 - Sat 29 Oct 11am - 4pm

Discover Middlesbrough Hub (opposite Primark), Hillstreet Shopping Centre, TS1 1SU

FREE

The Memories of Middlesbrough Facebook group was created by Sue Martin in 2012. The group is followed by over 30,000 people, worldwide. who enjoy looking at old photographs and discussing memories of growing up, living and working in Middlesbrough. This MoM 10th Anniversary exhibition of postcards shows Middlesbrough in the early 20th century, we hope you enjoy looking at how the town looked when your parents and grandparents were growing up in the town of Middlesbrough.

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Hidden Middlesbrough

Tunnel Gallery Commission: Aphra O’Connor

From Sat 15 Oct

The Masham

27 Linthorpe Road

Middlesbrough

TS1 1RL

A newly commissioned work by Yorkshire based artist

Aphra O’Connor that will explore the hidden histories of the Middlesbrough Pottery - Middlesbrough’s first industry. Public events will be organised during Discover Middlesbrough to share stories about the project. Details will be published through the social media and the Tunnel Gallery website thetunnelgallery.org

Middlesbrough History…in Jigsaws!?

Throughout October

During Library opening times

Middlesbrough Central Library, Victoria Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AY

FREE

Middlesbrough’s History…. in a Jigsaw!? Middlesbrough Reference Library will be posting online jigsaws using photographs from our local history collection. Don’t worry, we won’t be cutting up any actual photographs but will instead be posting digital jigsaws on our Facebook page throughout October. Fun for the whole family and be prepared, some will be tricky!

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Middlesbrough Central Library Online

TikTok Central!

Want to see the weird and wonderful parts of Central Library in bitesize snippets? Of course you do! Join us on TikTok throughout October and our Librarian Sam will show you the ins and outs of our beloved Carnegie Library.

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The Transporter Bridge Visitor

Centre Mon - Fri, 9.30am - 4pm

Tees Transporter Bridge Ferry Road

Middlesbrough TS2 1PL

FREE

Members of the team are on hand to share details about the heritage of the bridge.

There is film footage of the bridge from various years. Explanations from staff of why and how the bridge was constructed. Viewing of the Winding House with an explanation from a member of staff on how it all works. Hot and cold drinks and cold snacks are available. There is also a gift shop.

Obscure Middlesbrough History Quiz

Our Reference team have put together a series of quirky-questions to challenge your local knowledge! They will be posting the questions via our Facebook page throughout October. Good Luck!

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LISTINGS

Sat 15 Oct Dino Day

10am - 3pm Teessaurus Park

More Than a Run Heritage Walk 11am - 1pm Ormesby Hall

‘Wish You Were Here’ Talk & Book Signing 11am - 12pm Hillstreet Centre

‘Wish You Were Here’ Family Workshop 1pm - 4pm Hillstreet Centre

Boro Shirt Museum: Resurection 86 - 94 12pm - 3pm Base Camp

Talk: George Camsell footballer 12.30pm1.30pm Base Camp

Sun 16 Oct Recording the Boro Brick Road

11am - 12pm Riverside Stadium

Mon 17 Oct Talk: Women at Work and at War 10.30am1pm Hebrew Prayer House

Tues 18 Oct Talk: Builders and Contractors 1pm - 3pm Hebrew Prayer House

Wed 19 Oct Tour of Town Hall & Civic Suite 10am - 12pm Town Hall reception

Thur 20 Oct Black Path Heritage Hike 9.30am - 3pm Middlesbrough Train Station

Larchfield Community 11am - 12pm, 2pm - 3pm Larchfield Community

Women’s Football: The Final in Middlesbrough 11.30am Hillstreet Centre

Torn from Home: Teesside and Jewish Refugees 2pm Hillstreet Centre

“Tees Valley Tars - the Northern Links in Nelson’s Navy” 7pm - 9pm East Lodge, Albert Park

Fri 21 Oct Terrorists Not Welcome: Teesside and Female Suffrage 11.30am Hillstreet Centre

Talk: The Teesside International Brigades Memorial 1pm - 4pm Middlesbrough Town Hall

Guiding with HM Bark Endeavour 2pm Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Taste of Africa Showcase 6pm - 10pm Middlesbrough Town Hall

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Sat 22 Oct Teesside Archives at the Dorman Museum

10am - 1pm Dorman Museum

Talk: Sports and Pastimes 10.30am12pm Hebrew Prayer House, Gilkes Street Artists Open Studio 11am – 2pm Gilkes Street Artists Studios

Short Talk: The History of the Middlesbrough Collection 2pm - 2.45pm MIMA

‘Wish You Were Here’ Family Workshop 1pm - 4pm Hillstreet Centre

Tues 25 Oct Family Activities at MIMA

The Sun That Never Set - A BMX Ride Back To The 80s

11am - 1pm MIMA

7.30pm10pm Base Camp

Wed 26 Oct Family Activities at MIMA 11am - 1pm MIMA

Tour of Town Hall & Civic Suite 1pm - 3pm Town Hall reception

Thur 27 Oct Family Activities at MIMA 11am - 1pm MIMA

Captain Cook’s Birthday Party 11am - 1pm Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Aphra Shemza: Digital Painting Workshop 5.15pm6.45pm MIMA

Fri 28 Oct Family Activities at MIMA

11am - 1pm MIMA

Talk: All the World’s A StageEven in Middlesbrough 11.30am Hillstreet Centre

Captain Cook: Diet, Disease, and Death 2pm Hillstreet Centre

Teesside Archives at the Dorman Museum 2pm - 4pm Dorman Museum

“Collar the Lot” - the tragedy of the Arandora Star 1pm - 3pm Middlesbrough Town Hall

Cafe Etch: The History of 5 Gilkes Street 6pm - 7.30pm Cafe Etch, 5 Gilkes St

Sat 29 Oct ‘Wish You Were Here’ Family Workshop

1pm - 4pm Hillstreet Centre

Diwali 12pm - 6pm Centre Square

Short Talk: The History of the Middlesbrough Collection 2pm - 2.45pm MIMA

Family Activities at MIMA 11am - 3pm MIMA

Sun 30 Oct Litter Pick : North Ormesby Play Parks 10am - 11am Esk Play Park

Mon 31 Oct Linthorpe Halloween Trail 5pm - 9pm Linthorpe Ward

Islamic Exhibition at Middlesbrough Central Masjid and Community Centre 12pm - 5pm 30 Southfield Road

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2022

Discover Middlesbrough is supported by Middlesbrough Council Festival & Events Team and coordinated by Robert Nichols, who work with a steering group of organisations and community volunteers. Content and images are supplied by contributors and promoted in good faith.
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