After an incredible summer of fun in Middlesbrough, it's now all about autumn!
There's plenty happening in and around the town including the brilliant Town Meal in Centre Square, more great gigs coming from The Westgarth and Twisterella returns with another impressive line up. There's still plenty of fun for little ones at the Safari exhibition at The Dorman Museum which runs until December, and Avoid Exploring with Captain Cook at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Stewart Park is perfect for curious souls looking to learn more about life on the high seas with Captain Cook.
There's a Pop Up Pride at the September Edition of Orange Pip to round off this year's brilliant collection of Pip markets (look out for the Christmas one in Middlesbrough Town Hall!). Plus we'll be showcasing any foodie events we hear of such as the ever popular Tapas Night at Acklam Hall.
We’ve picked out some highlights below, don’t forget to check Enjoy Tees Valley for a full list of events in the area.
GAME OF THRONES:THE LAST WATCH Free screening & Q&A with Jeanie Finlay
Creative Factory are pleased to present a Q&A and free screening of Emmy nominated Game of Thrones: THE LAST WATCH. Doors 6.30pm starts 7pm Teesside artist and ‘SOUND IT OUT’ film maker Jeanie Finlay, who studied at The Northern School of Art (formerly CCAD), will present her film before a Q&A with Creative Factory and the audience. For a year Jeanie Finlay was embedded on the set of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” chronicling the creation of the show’s most ambitious and complicated season. GAME OF THRONES: THE LAST WATCH delves deep into the mud and blood to reveal the tears and triumphs involved in the challenge of bringing the fantasy world of Westeros to life in the very real studios, fields and car-parks of Northern Ireland. This insightful documentary had its worldwide premiere on HBO one week after the series. Book your place via the red 'website' button on the left.
Teesside Lions vs Derbyshire Arrows
Teesside Lions are playing against Derbyshire Arrows on Saturday 21st September. A great day out for all the family, head along and cheer on the Lions! Half-time entertainment includes a Kids Kit Dash and Half Court Shot to win £100! Tickets are £6 for adults and £4 for under 18s.
Orange Pip September Edition
Orange Pip Market is back for September with more live music, amazing food and fizz and a Pop Up Pride event too from Curious Arts! Say a fond farewell to an amazing Pip season in Baker and Bedford Street where you'll find tasty food, arts and crafts fun with the OP Art Collective, Yoga sessions, Salsa Sam and so much more. Saturday 28th September, 12-7pm.
Middlesbrough Art Weekender
Back for its third year, Middlesbrough Art Weekender is the biggest contemporary arts festival in the North East. This year, it will initiate a town takeover with workshops, events and happenings across multiple venues in Middlesbrough. Highlights include workshops with Boro in Bloom and ADA - a giant balloon that can draw - immersive fun for all the family. All events are free or pay what you decide.
Middlesbrough Pop Up Pride
Show your pride and join Curious Arts at Orange Pip September Edition for a Pop Up Pride, a community celebration with activities for everyone to enjoy! Expect street theatre, live performances, arts and crafts, workshops and all the fabulous Orange Pip stalls too. Venues include Orange Pip Market, Middlesbrough Central Library and MIMA. Party into the night after 7pm at Sapphires Middlesbrough with Tiny and Curious Arts. Celebrate together and show Middlesbrough has pride!
Safari at the Dorman Museum
Venture into a really wild exhibition at the Dorman Museum with Safari! Take a vibrant and interactive journey into Africa where there is so much to discover. Set up camp in the Safari tent, explore wild habitats, meet the animals that live there and go on an unforgettable journey of animal discovery. Tickets: £3 adults, £2 children/concessions, £8 family ticket.
Showcasing the brightest emerging national and international talent, Twisterella is back for 2019 with another epic line up. The multi-venue metropolitan festival is centred around Teesside University as well as using established venues such as TS One, Westgarth Social Club and pop up sessions in Baker and Bedford Street. From Travis Shaw and Eve Conway to Dylan Cartlidge and Bloxx the 2019 line up promises another unforgettable day. Tickets £17.50 plus booking fee, age 18+
Avoid Exploring with Captain Cook!
A fun filled exhibition similar to the style of Horrible Histories books about life out at sea with Middlesbrough's famous explorer and navigator! Discover the smells, the people, the food and find out what it was really like to live the life of Captain James Cook! Museum Opening Times: Tue - Sun, 10.30am - 3.30pm Standard museum entry prices apply
Ready for Action
History Wardrobe presents what would you wear to war? Discover the stirring stories behind Lucy Adlington's new costume history book, Ready for Action - a unique insight into women's experiences worldwide during World War Two and the aftermath. Monday 7th October at 7pm. Tickets are £8, call 01642 729002 to book.
Taste of Africa
Celebrate Black History Month at A Taste of Africa in Middlesbrough Town Hall. Celebrate by watching traditional African performances and eat traditional foods too. The free event also includes a talent competition, Bantu Arts, Voice of Africa choir, drumming, fashion show, spoken words and lots more.