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To Boldly Go

1st July 2021 - 31st October 2021

To Boldly Go

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

An exhibition featuring the adventuring spirit of the Tees Valley

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MIMA MAKING

1st September 2021 - 31st October 2021

MIMA MAKING

MIMA

Event at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

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Cherry Valentine

21st September 2021 - 31st October 2021

Cherry Valentine

Dorman Museum

A costume display of outfits designed, created and worn by Cherry Valentine

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Irin Ajo Mi: My Journey

1st October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Irin Ajo Mi: My Journey

Dorman Museum

A new exhibition that celebrates the experiences of Black Teessiders.

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Women Artists of the North East Library

1st October 2021 - 10th December 2021

Women Artists of the North East Library

MIMA

Event at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

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Discover Middlesbrough

15th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Discover Middlesbrough

Explore, experience and enjoy Middlesbrough in a whole new light this October with the Discover Middlesbrough Festival

Ali Brownlee Social Club VS Cardiff City

20th October 2021 - 5:00pm - 7:15pm

Ali Brownlee Social Club VS Cardiff City

Base Camp

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Dirty Dusting

20th October 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Dirty Dusting

Middlesbrough Theatre

Threatened with redundancy three vintage style cleaning ladies take on a very unconventional way of earning some extra cash!

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Middlesbrough VS Barnsley

20th October 2021 - 7:45pm - 9:45pm

Middlesbrough VS Barnsley

Riverside Stadium

Watch Middlesbrough VS Barnsley live at the Riverside Stadium

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Jazz Supper

20th October 2021 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Jazz Supper

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Featuring Jeremy McMurray and the Jazz Pocket Orchestra.

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Bierkeller returns to Teesside SU

20th October 2021 - 21st October 2021

Bierkeller returns to Teesside SU

Teesside University Students Union

POLISH YOUR DANCING SHOES, IRON YOUR LEDERHOSEN... THE BIERKELLER RETURNS!!

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Gender Roles & Regal Cheer & Palace Watson

21st October 2021 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Gender Roles & Regal Cheer & Palace Watson

Base Camp

Gender Roles are coming to Base Camp on October 21st as a part of their Rock Refresh UK Tour!

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Yoyo freshers launch 2021

21st October 2021 - 22nd October 2021

Yoyo freshers launch 2021

Stereo

YOYO THURDAYS FRESHERS LAUNCH @ STEREO!

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Tees Days

22nd October 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Tees Days

Pineapple Black Studios

Join us on Friday 22nd for the launch of 3 new exhibitions, a night of live music and performance and an after show party upstairs in The Juice Box.

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Base Camp’s World of Horror: A girl walks home at night

22nd October 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Base Camp’s World of Horror: A girl walks home at night

Base Camp

Lonely hearts find one another against the backdrop of an industrial ghost town in the feature debut of Iranian-American director Ana Lily Amipour.

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A Curious Night at the Museum

22nd October 2021 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

A Curious Night at the Museum

Dorman Museum

Curious Arts takeover Middlesbrough’s Dorman Museum for one night only to queer the collection

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Martha Hill

22nd October 2021 - 7:30pm - 7:30pm

Martha Hill

Westgarth Social Club

Martha Hill is a Newcastle based singer/songwriter from Scotland who fuses elements of folk, blues, pop and reggae into one big soup of rhythmic guitar and soulful vocals.

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Base Camp’s World of Horror: REC

22nd October 2021 - 23rd October 2021

Base Camp’s World of Horror: REC

Base Camp

Great pacing and dedication to authenticity make this 2007 Spanish found-footage shocker a modern masterwork.

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Halloween Trail and Pumpkin Picking

23rd October 2021 - 29th October 2021

Halloween Trail and Pumpkin Picking

Newham Grange Farm

Halloween fun at Newham Grange Farm

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Dino Day

23rd October 2021 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Dino Day

Teessaurus Park

Are you brave enough to meet Baxter our huge T.rex who will be doing shows and walkabouts with the dino babies.

Halloween at Ormesby Hall

23rd October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Halloween at Ormesby Hall

Ormesby Hall

Imaginations can run wild this October half term when the historic house and woodland come alive for Halloween.

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The Tees Launch ft The Lulas + Gone Tomorrow + Brad Robinson

23rd October 2021 - 12:00pm - 11:30pm

The Tees Launch ft The Lulas + Gone Tomorrow + Brad Robinson

Base Camp

Join us and get involved at the launch of a new, free, Tees Valley wide, citizen powered newspaper, written by the people of the Tees, for the people of the Tees.

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Opera in an Hour

23rd October 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Opera in an Hour

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Have you always fancied a go at singing opera? Well now’s your chance.

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Rapunzel: the Adult Pantomime

23rd October 2021 - 3:15pm - 10:00pm

Rapunzel: the Adult Pantomime

Middlesbrough Theatre

Get ready to whip your hair back and forth as adult panto returns to slay another day!

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The Courettes

23rd October 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:00pm

The Courettes

Westgarth Social Club

The Courettes is the garage duo sensation from Brazil and Denmark! 

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The Big Time Pro Wrestling Experience

23rd October 2021 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Big Time Pro Wrestling Experience

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Over the top, high energy action that has to be seen to be believed!

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Katy J Pearson

23rd October 2021 - 7:30pm - 7:30pm

Katy J Pearson

Westgarth Social Club

Singer-songwriter from somewhere between Bristol and Gloucestershire, Katy cut her teeth in the dream-pop duo.

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Bingo Loco

23rd October 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Bingo Loco

The Empire

Are you ready for a BINGO RAVE?

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Henna: the book launch

24th October 2021 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Henna: the book launch

Dorman Museum

Join Middlesbrough Mela as they launch a brand new children's story

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Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

24th October 2021 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

Middlesbrough Town Hall

An evening with Amanda Owen as she shares heart-warming tales and honest anecdotes about life on a Yorkshire farm

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Skele-Fun Trail

25th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Skele-Fun Trail

Dorman Museum

Join the mischief-making skeletons for a fun trail through the Dorman Museum.

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Monday Night Spooky Quiz at Teesside SU

25th October 2021 - 7:30pm - 7:30pm

Monday Night Spooky Quiz at Teesside SU

Teesside University Students' Union

Brush up on your general knowledge and the world around you because you're gonna need it if you want to be in with a chance of winning the top prize...

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Craft Time at Dressers Tea Room

26th October 2021 - 28th October 2021

Craft Time at Dressers Tea Room

Dressers Tea Room

Halloween crafts at Dressers Tea Room including wreaths and monsters

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Teesside University vintage kilo sale

26th October 2021 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Teesside University vintage kilo sale

Teesside University Students Union

VINTAGE VERA ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE BACK AT TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY STUDENT'S UNION FOR OUR AMAZING VINTAGE SALE!!

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Mini Pride at the Dorman Museum

26th October 2021 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Mini Pride at the Dorman Museum

Dorman Museum

Celebrate everything that's unique and wonderful about families at Mini Pride!

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North Sea to the East: Poetry Performance

26th October 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

North Sea to the East: Poetry Performance

Base Camp

North Sea To The East – Performance of poetry with projected art

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The Serial Killer Next Door

26th October 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:00pm

The Serial Killer Next Door

Teesside University Students Union

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YOYO Haloween 2021

26th October 2021 - 27th October 2021

YOYO Haloween 2021

Stereo

YOYO kickstarts Halloween week with a deadly party at STEREO's first ever Halloween series.

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Creatures from the Deep

27th October 2021 - 10:30am - 3:30pm

Creatures from the Deep

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Make wonderful sea creatures from plastic bottles and enjoy stories of the deep sea

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Captain Cook: Birthday Magic

27th October 2021 - 23rd October 2021

Captain Cook: Birthday Magic

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

A day at the museum to commemorate Captain Cook's Birthday

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Bongo’s Bingo

27th October 2021 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Bongo’s Bingo

Teesside University Students' Union

Bongo’s Bingo combines the much-loved quaint pastime of bingo with a mesmeric live show, crazy antics and weird and wonderful prizes which have helped create one of the most talked about nights out in the country.

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Hello Ween

27th October 2021 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Hello Ween

Base Camp

FIVE SHORT SPOOKY PLAYS

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Yoga Explorers: Chilled to the Bones

28th October 2021 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Yoga Explorers: Chilled to the Bones

Dorman Museum

Dino bones and ghostly pirates themed children's yoga session

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Spooky Objects

28th October 2021 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Spooky Objects

Dorman Museum

Drop in and explore some of the more sinister objects in the Dorman Museum's collection

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Harpy

28th October 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Harpy

Middlesbrough Theatre

National treasure Su Pollard gives the performance of a lifetime in this bittersweet dark drama

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Richard Dawson

28th October 2021 - 8:00pm - 8:00pm

Richard Dawson

Westgarth Social Club

Esoteric singer/songwriter Richard Dawson's shambolic, guitar-driven folk music has drawn comparisons to other singular artists like Jandek, Mike Waterson, John Martyn, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Adem, Skip Spence, and King Creosote.

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High Seas Halloween

29th October 2021 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

High Seas Halloween

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

A spooky exploration of the gruesome side to life at sea in the 18th Century!

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Mad House ft Scrannabis, Eyeconic & Badmind

29th October 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Mad House ft Scrannabis, Eyeconic & Badmind

Base Camp

NE hip-hop collective bringing a raucous rap roadshow to the Base Camp stage.

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Spooktacular Weekend

30th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Spooktacular Weekend

Newham Grange Farm

Spooktacular Storytime weekend fun at Newham Grange Farm this Halloween

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Creepy Crafts

30th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Creepy Crafts

Dorman Museum

Get creepy and crafty and enjoy a story too!

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Halloween at Dressers

30th October 2021 - 23rd October 2021

Halloween at Dressers

Dressers Tea Room

Party games, pumpkin making, delicious food and more at Dressers Tea Room this Halloween

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Ali Brownlee Social Club VS Birmingham

30th October 2021 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Ali Brownlee Social Club VS Birmingham

Base Camp

Join the Ali Brownlee Social Club ahead of Boro’s clash with Birmingham City.

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Middlesbrough FC VS Birmingham City

30th October 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Middlesbrough FC VS Birmingham City

Riverside Stadium

Middlesbrough VS Birmingham City watch it live at the Riverside Stadium.

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Halloween Live ft Snash + Marines + Special Guest Headliner

30th October 2021 - 7:00pm - 11:30pm

Halloween Live ft Snash + Marines + Special Guest Headliner

Base Camp

Glasgow's next big punk stars drop by to scare the hell out of you! With spooky guest headliners...

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Halloween Party – A nightmare on Southfield Road

30th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Halloween Party – A nightmare on Southfield Road

Teesside University Students Union

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Retro Halloween Special

30th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Retro Halloween Special

Stereo

Middlesbrough we are back! At Stereo, Middlesbrough 30 October for a Halloween Special.

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Not So Spooky Monster Bash

31st October 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Not So Spooky Monster Bash

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Club Groovy are back with a Halloween Monster Bash and all ghouls, ghosts and witches are welcome

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Halloween ft The Lunatics Circus

31st October 2021 - 1st November 2021

Halloween ft The Lunatics Circus

The Empire

The Biggest, Bloodsuckingly Beautiful Hallows Eve Ball in the (under) World with the infamous Lunatics Circus, death-defying antics and a supporting cast of freaks and uniques….

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Hulk Horrorween 2021

31st October 2021 - 1st November 2021

Hulk Horrorween 2021

Stereo

HULK RETURNS FROM THE DEAD FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

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Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

2nd November 2021 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Jokes about all kinds of terrible things

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Quid Game Wednesdays

3rd November 2021 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Quid Game Wednesdays

Base Camp

Students – join the Quid Game at Base Camp this November!

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Base Camp’s World of Horror: The hands of Orlac

4th November 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Base Camp’s World of Horror: The hands of Orlac

Base Camp

Could the hands of a murderer make you evil?

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Whistle and I’ll Come to You

4th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Whistle and I’ll Come to You

Middlesbrough Theatre

A spine-tingling new play based on M R James’ classic ghost story.

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Lucy Spraggan

5th November 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Lucy Spraggan

The Empire

It’s been eight years since Lucy unknowingly wandered onto the X Factor stage in 2012 to what would be the beginning of an incredible journey, both professionally and personally.

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Rob Lamberti

5th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Rob Lamberti

Middlesbrough Theatre

A celebration of the songs and music of George Michael.

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Touchdown

5th November 2021 - 10:00pm - 10:00pm

Touchdown

Stereo

Join us for a ONE NIGHT POP-PUNK & EMO SPECIAL in Boro's newest club STEREO!

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Vintage Vera

6th November 2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Vintage Vera

Base Camp

Shop the Base Camp way this weekend with vegan & veggie street food, DJs & cocktails. 10am-4pm (please note early closing as we have a gig tonight)

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Diwali

6th November 2021 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Diwali

Centre Square

A new family-friendly Diwali festival is coming to Middlesbrough this November.

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Diwali 2021

6th November 2021 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Diwali 2021

Centre Square

A brand new family-friendly Diwali festival is coming to Middlesbrough. Diwali is a celebration of good over evil and light over darkness.

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Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

6th November 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

The Empire

From the bowels of Disgraceland, Rock & Roll icons of the afterlife are raised from the dead!

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The Fallen Leaves

6th November 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:00pm

The Fallen Leaves

Westgarth Social Club

The Fallen Leaves hail from South West London and were formed in 2004 by Rob Green.

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Haiku Salut

6th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 7:30pm

Haiku Salut

Westgarth Social Club

Haiku Salut are an instrumental dream pop and electronica trio from the Derbyshire Dales.

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Pave The Jungle & Sly Hand

6th November 2021 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Pave The Jungle & Sly Hand

Base Camp

Pave The Jungle are one of THE most exciting and hyped new bands in the North East and it’s easy to see why.

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Middlesbrough 10k Run

7th November 2021 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Middlesbrough 10k Run

Centre Square, Middlesbrough

Much-anticipated 10k returns for another year

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Middlesbrough 10k run

7th November 2021 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Middlesbrough 10k run

Centre Square

The Mighty Middlesbrough 10k is a must for your running calendar and with an exciting new route is set to be another great event. 

Quid Game Wednesdays

10th November 2021 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Quid Game Wednesdays

Base Camp

Students – join the Quid Game at Base Camp this November!

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Laying of the first poppy

11th November 2021 - 11:00am - 11:00am

Laying of the first poppy

Cenotaph

The Mayor of Middlesbrough, Andy Preston, will be laying the First Poppy on the Field of Remembrance at the Cenotaph. 

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

11th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Middlesbrough Town Hall

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company are back with another innovative take on a classic.

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The Nightingales

12th November 2021 - 7:15pm - 7:15pm

The Nightingales

Westgarth Social Club

The Nightingales was formed by former members of Birmingham's original punk group The Prefects.

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The Stylistics

12th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Stylistics

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Direct from Philadelphia USA , one of the most Legendary Soul Artists of all time.

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Feral Folk Club with the Haverton Hillbillies

12th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 11:30pm

Feral Folk Club with the Haverton Hillbillies

Base Camp

High octane covers in a hillbilly style from Wildcats of Kilkenny frontman Mike McGrother and his raggle taggle band.

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Base Camp’s World of Horror: Ring

12th November 2021 - 13th November 2021

Base Camp’s World of Horror: Ring

Base Camp

An absolute cracker of a mystery thriller, and one of the great benchmarks of Asian horror, from J-Horror hero Hideo Nakata

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Sorry

13th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 7:30pm

Sorry

Westgarth Social Club

Sorry are a London band centred around Asha Lorenz & Louis O’Bryen

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Big Mouth Comedy Club: November

13th November 2021 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Big Mouth Comedy Club: November

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Starring: MC Josh Jones, Matt Richardson, Markus Birdman and Njambi McGrath.

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Switch Disco

13th November 2021 - 9:00pm - 9:00pm

Switch Disco

The Empire

Switch Disco play The Middlesbrough Empire on Saturday 25th September as a part of Shangri-la Club night

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Remembrance day parade

14th November 2021 - 11:00am - 11:00am

Remembrance day parade

Cenotaph

A parade will form up and march to the Cenotaph for the service.

Heelapalooza 2021 Rescheduled

14th November 2021 - 15th November 2021

Heelapalooza 2021 Rescheduled

Base Camp

This year we’re doing it a bit differently… We reckon multi venue festivals might still be a bit tricky so we’re basing ourselves at the mothership Base Camp and celebrating some of the freshest and finest artists from all across the North for 12 glorious hours.

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Quid Game Wednesdays

17th November 2021 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Quid Game Wednesdays

Base Camp

Students – join the Quid Game at Base Camp this November!

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Ross Noble: Humournoid

17th November 2021 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Ross Noble: Humournoid

Middlesbrough Town Hall

What happens when pure comedy takes human form?

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Peel Regenerated

19th November 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Peel Regenerated

Westgarth Social Club

In Memory of John Peel.

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Ali Brownlee Social Club VS Millwall

20th November 2021 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Ali Brownlee Social Club VS Millwall

Base Camp

Join the Ali Brownlee Social Club ahead of Boro’s clash with Millwall.

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The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

20th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Combining world class live jazz, narration and rare archive photos and video footage, celebrate ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Story’.

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Withered Hand

21st November 2021 - 4:00pm - 4:00pm

Withered Hand

Westgarth Social Club

Solo musician and artist Dan Wilson from Edinburgh, previously of Peanut and The Love Gestures. Scratchy, grassroots alt-pop, skewed folk and punk intention, accompanied by cello, drums, banjo and the like.

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A Christmas Carol

23rd November 2021 - 25th November 2021

A Christmas Carol

Middlesbrough Theatre

Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story is brought alive in this most traditional of productions.

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Boyzlife

26th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Boyzlife

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Two of the world’s biggest bands Boyzone and Westlife come together, featuring Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy

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Big Girls Don’t Cry

26th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Big Girls Don’t Cry

Middlesbrough Theatre

Middlesbrough’s favourite tribute show returns for one performance only – the perfect party night out!

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Christmas parade and switch-on

28th November 2021 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Christmas parade and switch-on

Town centre

One of the biggest and best events of the year

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Paul Weller + Special Guests

1st December 2021 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Paul Weller + Special Guests

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Paul Weller's first UK tour since 2017

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Night Fall

2nd December 2021 - 5th December 2021

Night Fall

Stewart Park

A spectacular night time event under the stars

A feast of colour for all the family to end the year.
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Wow Said the Owl

8th December 2021 - 27th February 2022

Wow Said the Owl

Dorman Museum

A colourful and interactive exhibition based on the bestselling book for children under 5

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John Bishop

9th December 2021 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

John Bishop

Middlesbrough Town Hall

John returns with his new tour - Right Here, Right Now

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Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much…

25th May 2022 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much…

Middlesbrough Town Hall

The guy everyone can do an impression of is back with a brand-new stand-up tour

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The Magic of Motown

23rd September 2022 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Magic of Motown

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Get ready for the biggest Motown party of the year.

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