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Discover Middlesbrough

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

15th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

The Discover Middlesbrough Festival is back for 2021 featuring a host of events and activities for you to enjoy, explore and discover Middlesbrough in a whole new way.

Check out everything that’s happening for Discover Middlesbrough 2021 now, or keep up to date with the latest events on the Discover Middlesbrough Facebook page.

What’s on at a glance

Friday 15 October

Event Time Venue
Force Atlantic – The Talisker Whiskey Challenge story with Chris Hames 1pm to 2pm Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Saturday 16 October

Event Time Venue
The Barefoot Barrow Market 12pm to 2pm Albert Park

Monday 18 October

Event Time Venue
Ironopolis 1pm Base Camp

Tuesday 19 October

Event Time Venue
Balls To The Lot of You: Sean Durkin tells his grandfather’s amazing story 10:30am The Art House, Linthorpe Road
Tour and cream tea at Newham Grange Farm 11am to 1pm Newham Grange Farm

Wednesday 20 October

Event Time Venue
We are the Commonwealth War Graves Commission 11am to 12pm Hebrew Prayer House, Linthorpe Cemetery
Middlesbrough Heritage Trail 12pm to 1pm Exchange Square
Commemorating the war dead of two World Wars – a talk and walk 2pm to 3pm Hebrew Prayer House, Linthorpe Cemetery

Thursday 21 October

Event Time Venue
Barrage to bridge guided walk 9:30am to 12:30pm Tees Barrage
Tour and cream tea at Newham Grange Farm 11am to 1pm Newham Grange Farm
‘Through My Eyes Only’ exhibition opening by Janette Ruddock 5pm to 7pm The Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet

Friday 22 October

Event Time Venue
Tour and cream tea at Newham Grange Farm 11am to 1pm Newham Grange Farm
‘Tees Days’ exhibition opening 6pm to 9pm Pineapple Black
A Curious Night at the Museum 7pm to 11pm Dorman Museum

Saturday 23 October

Event Time Venue
Dino Day 10am to 3pm Teessaurus Park
Chilled to the bones Halloween trail 10am to 4pm
last entry 3:30pm
Dorman Museum
Creatures From The Deep – an environmentally-friendly Halloween 11am to 3pm Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Notorious! The Strange and Troubled Times of William White Collins Seymour 3:30pm to 5pm Navigator North

Sunday 24 October

Event Time Venue
Trafalgar Day parade and service 10:45am to 1pm Albert Park
Henna children’s book launch 11am to 3pm Dorman Museum
Captain Cook: diet, disease and death 1pm to 2pm Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Monday 25 October

Event Time Venue
Tour and cream tea at Newham Grange Farm 11am to 1pm Newham Grange Farm

Tuesday 26 October

Event Time Venue
Chilled to the bones Halloween trail 10am to 4pm
last entry 3:30pm
Dorman Museum
Mini Pride Drop in between 11am and 2pm, or 2pm and 4pm Dorman Museum
John Powls talk 2:30pm to 3:30pm The Art House, Linthorpe Road
‘North Sea To The East’ – performance of poetry by author John Powls 6pm to 7pm Base Camp

Wednesday 27 October

Event Time Venue
Chilled to the bones Halloween trail 10am to 4pm
last entry 3:30pm
Dorman Museum
Captain Cook: birthday magic 11am to 3:30pm Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
MIMA collection store tour and talk with John Powls 11am, 1pm, 3pm MIMA

Thursday 28 October

Event Time Venue
Community Action Day 9am to 3pm Linthorpe Cemetery
Chilled to the bones Halloween trail: sinister objects (chat to the team) 10am to 4pm
last entry 3:30pm
Dorman Museum
Meet the poet – John Powls of ‘North Sea to the East’, joined by Teesside artist Lynne@SmoggieArt 10:30am to 11:30am The Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet

Friday 29 October

Event Time Venue
Family fun day 9am to 3pm Linthorpe Cemetery
Chilled to the bones Halloween trail 10am to 4pm
last entry 3:30pm
Dorman Museum
High Seas Halloween 11am to 3pm Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Open Library: collecting the work of Navigator North in its 10th anniversary year 2pm to 4pm MIMA

Saturday 30 October

Event Time Venue
‘They Did Their Duty: Teesside men at Trafalgar’ 10am Middlesbrough Town Hall
Chilled to the bones Halloween trail 10am to 4pm
last entry 3:30pm
Dorman Museum
John Powls reading 10am to 12pm The Masham
Ultra runner – Sharon Gayter 10:15am Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Family crafts and Funny Bones stories 11am to 3pm Dorman Museum
Memories of Middlesbrough in the 1970s and 1980s 11:30am to 12:30pm Middlesbrough Town Hall
From Ayresome Park to the Riverside 1pm to 2:30pm Ayresome Park

Sunday 31 October

Event Time Venue
Chilled to the bones Halloween trail 10am to 4pm
last entry 3:30pm
Dorman Museum
Family crafts and Funny Bones stories 11am to 3pm Dorman Museum

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