We Are Middlesbrough: From a town of industry to a city of culture?

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Period24 May 2019

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Media coverage

  • TitleWe Are Middlesbrough: From a town of industry to a city of culture?
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date24/05/19
    DescriptionOnce known for steelmaking and chemical factories, Middlesbrough wants to reinvent itself, and is looking to arts and culture to help.

    On Thursday, it hosted the north-east of England's annual culture awards, run by two local papers; while it will be at the heart of the Tees Valley's bid to be UK City of Culture in 2025. And this weekend, some of the world's biggest pop stars will flock there for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend.

    Here, three artists from the town talk about why it deserves a better press, why being far from London provides artistic freedom, and why they are excavating its history and land - literally - for their creative projects.
    Producer/AuthorIan Youngs
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48363282
    PersonsEmily Hesse

Keywords

  • art
  • culture
  • heritage
  • land
  • clay