As the world’s longest month officially comes to an end, February brings all the fun for family and friends too.
The school holidays are fast approaching and we’re already ahead with the planning. Check out our Top 5 tips for things to do and places to go to keep all the kids entertained, whether they’re big or little.
Love is in the air too with Valentine’s Day and there are special menus galore available in Middlesbrough restaurants and bars. Visit our food and drink page for some inspiration if you fancy trying somewhere new.
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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.
Animex Festival - free screenings
Celebrating the creative and digital talent pool in Middlesbrough, the internationally renowned Animex Festival is offering screenings at Middlesbrough Town Hall of animated short films. An exciting programme the screenings include British Animation Awards Public Choice and the opportunity to vote for your favourite British short and music video. Each screening is free and open to everyone. Visitors are advised to arrive early to ensure they get a seat. Recommended for age 18+ only and the bar in The Crypt will be open for refreshments.
Belonging by David Watson
Inspired by David Watson's memories of industrial Teesside, Belonging is the new exhibition at the Dorman Museum. The heavily loaded brushstrokes of his paintings mirror the spirit of our region and show humour, passion, loss and hope. The exhibition also features new writing from Lisette Auton, Natalie Scott, Shakk and Bobby Benjamin. Mapping our industrial identity and changing fortunes, Belonging is free and available to visit during museum opening hours.
To show the importance of supporting our high streets, Middlesbrough is joining in with thousands of independent shops and businesses across the UK, in over 100 High Streets, to put on very special £5 offers across two weeks in February, in the TOTALLY LOCALLY FIVER FEST Check out our Facebook page for incoming offers!
The Big Time Pro Wrestling Experience
Get ready for the roof to come off at Middlesbrough Town Hall with the return of the Big Time Pro Wrestling Experience. Witness the superstars of first class wrestling parade into action for a night of unmissable family fun. Enjoy hard-hitting heavyweights, heart-stopping high flyers, an over the top rope and a Royal Rumble to end all rumbles as the grand finale. Tickets start at £10 and a family ticket is £40. Get ready to rummmmmble!
Sheesiders - Creative Club
Join the Sheesiders and get creative at the very first Creative Club. Take along something creative and join in the chat, learn skills and give each other a creative boost. If you're not sure what to take along, there will also be a Creative Jar that you can dip in to for some inspiration. 10.30am in Pineapple Black Gallery, located in the Hill Street Shopping Centre, follow the Sheesiders to find out more and see what they have planned next.
Elvana - Elvis fronted Nirvana
Smells like cheeseburgers and teen spirit - it's Elvana - the world's finest Elvis-fronted tribute to Nirvana! Rock'n'roll meets grunge as Elvis gives Nirvana the front man it's been missing since 1994. Tearing through rock's finest moments, this is definitely a night not to be missed! Tickets are £17.50 and on sale now.
Head to Westgarth Social Club for a wonderfully intimate show with Martha Hill and special guests. Described by BBC introducing 'incredible', Martha is also 'unmissable' and an 'eclectic storyteller' - her distinctive style will hook you in and leave you mesmerised. Presented by The Kids are Solid Gold, tickets are £8 and on sale now. Don't delay as they will sell out fast!