Title We Are Middlesbrough: From a town of industry to a city of culture? Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet BBC Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 24/05/19 Description Once 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/Author Ian Youngs URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48363282 Persons Emily Hesse