Tell your story

Middlesbrough residents have been taking part in fun workshops to tell their stories about the town.

They’ve worked with Mark Williams, a photography tutor from Middlesbrough Community Learning, creative writing tutor Natalie Scott, and curators from Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, to learn how to take inspirational photographs and write creative stories, poems, and narratives about what Middlesbrough means to them.

Their work will be shared in this section and across the town in unusual ways – watch this space for more details!

View words and pictures from the autumn workshops 2017.

View words and pictures from the winter workshops 2017.

A group of adults from Teesside Ability Support Centre told their stories as part of My Town, My Future, as the centre celebrated its fiftieth year of providing adults with differing needs with life skills.

View words and pictures from Teesside Ability Support Centre.

You can also read interviews with Mark and Natalie, written by Francis Annett, who took part in the first of the My Town, My Future workshops.

Get involved!

The next course will start on Wednesday 18th January, from 10am to 12pm, at Thorntree Community Hub (Birkhall Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 9JW).

To book a place or find out more, contact Ruth Cull, Library Development Officer, on 01642 729409 or via email to