New Year, new you? We thought so. Some resolutions last all of five mintues, so why not try something new in Middlesbrough for the start of the year.
There’s always plenty of gigs happening at the like of The Empire, TS1 and the now legendary venue, The Westgarth, plus pop up gigs often take place at bars across town – maybe you’ll discover the next ‘one to watch’ this year.
At the minute we’re really excited about all things happening at Play Brew Co – Boro’s independent brew makers who are making a name for themselves in the world of real ale. They have a venue space at Cannon Park and are the first to bring the legendary music pub quiz/party night, Sounds Familiar Music Quiz, to the North East in February. Plus they’ll be hosting gigs and events over the coming months (and they’re dog friendly!).
Take up a new sport of head to one of the town’s top class gyms to kick start your healthy living plan. You could always create your own walking route around places such as Acklam woods or Fairy Dell which costs nothing and gets you out in the fresh air.
We’re always on the look out for new and exciting things to get involved with in and around Middlesbrough such as events, new eateries, food or drink evenings, kids activities, sports groups and more, message us on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages if you would like us to promote anything or you can email email@example.com
Make sure you tag us in all your #BrilliantlyBoro posts and enjoy our top pick of activities and events below – don’t forget to check Enjoy Tees Valley for a full list of events in the area.
Burns Night at Acklam Hall
Burn's Night is held annually on 25th January and celebrates one of Scotland's finest poets, Robert Burns, writer of Auld Lang Syne. Set in the sumptuous surroundings of Acklam Hall, enjoy a 5 course Scottish themed menu which of course includes haggis, neeps and tatties! More details coming soon...
Sounds Familiar Music Quiz
Based at the recently opened Play Brew Co tucked away at Cannon Park Way, this quiz/party night is the stuff of legends. In case you haven’t heard of it, Sounds Familiar is the musical lovechild of your favourite jukebox and the parties you wish you were invited to! Think of it as a club night disguised as a quiz. Plus the legendary Pie Jackers will be serving up their unbelievable pies. Over 100 killer tunes into one epic night, all teams have to do is name the tracks and the artists. From Tina Turner to Tinie Tempah, you'll be singing into your inflatable microphone in no time. Doors 6.30pm, starts 7.30pm.
The Therapy of Art - The Art of Therapy
The Heritage Gallery
An exhibition bringing together Brain Box – a collection of boxes that conveys each individual’s experience of living with Parkinson’s disease, along with several art psychotherapists - who use art making processes to help others that may struggle with communication to express themselves. Middlesbrough artist Barbara Renton Wood will also be exhibiting Impressions of the North.
Harry Potter Book Night
Will the Goblet of Fire choose you to take part in the Tri-Wizard tournament? Find out by joining Harry Potter lookalike Luke Williams, Kirkleatham Owls and face painting by Arty Nic at the Harry Potter Book Night. Including lots of other magical challenges, you can also enjoy specially baked Harry Potter themed cakes made by Tilly's Cupcakes. Tickets are £2 per child, £1 per adult and in very high demand. Book now to avoid disappointment: 01642 729002
Mikhail Karikis: For Many Voices
The first survey exhibition of artist Mikhail Karikis at MIMA amplifies the voices of those who may be unheard, unseen and structurally neglected. The exhibition features work made across ten years, including two pieces commissioned by MIMA. The exhibition is an arena for listening in a time of change - Karikis makes videos, sound pieces, performance, images and structures. Free event. (Image credit: Mikhail Karikis)