Tell your story

Our workshops

As part of My Town My Future, residents of Middlesbrough got the chance to take part in fun workshops to tell their stories about the town.

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

View words and pictures from the autumn workshops 2017.

View words and pictures from the winter workshops 2017.

View words and pictures from the spring workshops 2018.

A group of adults from Teesside Ability Support Centre told their stories as part of My Town, My Future, as the centre celebrated its 50th year of providing adults with differing needs with life skills.

View words and pictures from Teesside Ability Support Centre.

Our exhibition

We’re excited to invite you to the launch of the Middlesbrough: My Town My Future exhibition!

The exhibition features photographs and creative writing inspired by the town, from the fab people who took part in our workshops.

The launch takes place on Friday 27 April, from 12pm to 2pm, at the Dorman Museum.

We need to know how many people are coming, so please RSVP via Eventbrite – don’t worry, it’s free to attend!


You can also read interviews written by Francis Annett, who took part in the first of the My Town, My Future workshops: