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Apr 21

The Westenders


An outstanding concert style production showcasing the vocal talents of six professional performers


Middlesbrough residents have been taking part in fun workshops to tell their stories about the town. They’ve worked with Mark Williams, a photography tutor from Middlesbrough Community Learning, and creative writing tutor Natalie Scott, to learn how to take inspirational photographs and write creative stories, poems, and narratives about what Middlesbrough means to them. We invite you to view their inspirational work displayed together for the first time, featuring images from across the town.

Middlesbrough: My Town My Future has been funded by Arts Council England.

Throughout May, 10.30am - 3.30pm (Tuesday - Sunday) at Middlesbrough Central Library. 

Central Library

The Central Public Library was officially opened in 1912 by Alderman Amos Hinton. Built on two plots of land, one donated by Sir Hugh Bell, the other by Alderman Amos Hinton, the foundation stone was laid in 1910 and the building, sometimes known as the Carnegie Library, was officially opened on May 8, 1912. Featuring a classical design selected from 203 submissions, its architects were Messrs. S. B. Russell and T. E. Cooper, of Gray's Inn Square, London.

In its original form, it provided a lending library where boys' and girls' sections were separated by a screen, a ladies' reading room, a central news room with a separate entrance in Grange Road, and on the first floor were the law and patent and reference libraries. This was Middlesbrough's first purpose-built premises to house its public library.

Further contact information

Lending Library: 01642 729002;

Reference Library: 01642 729001;

Opening times

Monday 9.30am-7pm
Tuesday 9.30am-7pm
Wednesday 9.30am-5pm
Thursday 9.30am-7pm
Friday 9.30am-5pm
Saturday 9.30am-5pm
Sunday Closed