WHAT IS IT?

MIDDLESBROUGH ART WEEKENDER (MAW19) now in its 3rd year promises to be the biggest and most ambitious programme yet. Featuring an eclectic range of local and international to emerging and established artists. From small beginnings the weekender has rapidly grown and is now the biggest annual contemporary arts festival in the North East attracting audiences and artists from across the globe. A key player in Middlesbrough’s flourishing cultural scene. The last week of September will see the festival initiate a ‘town takeover’, with workshops, exhibitions and happenings throughout the town. MAW19 will explore the theme of Autonomy framed by current economic & political realities.

how do i get there?

MIDDLESBROUGH is perfectly positioned between the North Yorkshire Moors and County Durham. The city at the heart of the Tees Valley, it boasts great transportation links to the rest of the UK.

ROAD – A19 and A66 are the major road routes into the town North and South from the A1 (M).

COACH – Middlesbrough bus station in the centre of town has well-connected coach routes which connect to all corners of the UK.

RAIL – Middlesbrough railway station is located in Middlesbrough’s historic quarter, and connects to the whole of the UK. Trains run direct to Manchester, and every part of the Tees Valley is easily accessible by train. Edinburgh and London can be reached by connecting trains at Darlington. Plans for a third platform are underway, which will connect directly to London and other major cities. You can reach Middlesbrough by rail from towns and cities across the north east and the Tees Valley. To plan a journey by rail, visit Connect Tees Valley.

BUS – You can reach Middlesbrough by bus from towns and cities across the Tees Valley and the north east. To plan a journey by bus, visit Connect Tees Valley. The bus station is based at the heart of the town is also served by a taxi rank directly outside via the entrance/exit onto Newport Road.

Most MAW venues are less than a ten-minute walk from the rail station, and the rail station is also served by a taxi rank directly outside via the accessible entrance/exit onto Bridge Street West.

how do i find out what’s on?

We have a printed programme available across the town centre and at our venues. Visit the programme section of this website for more information.

what are the workshops? are they free?

Free tickets can be booked at Eventbrite.

ARTIVISM: CREATIVE RESISTANCE IN THE ERA OF EXTINCTIONS – LECTURE

The Auxiliary, 31 Station St, Middlesbrough, TS1 1SR

Fri: 5pm – 7pm

ARTIVISM: CREATIVE RESISTANCE IN THE ERA OF EXTINCTIONS – WORKSHOP

Base Camp, Exchange House, Exchange Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 1DB

Sat: 12noon – 5pm

DRAWN TO LIFE: CREATIVITY AND WELLBEING – THE BIG DRAW AT THE START STUDIO

The Start Studio, Scandinavian House, 2 Park Road South, Middlesbrough, TS5 6HB

Fri 10am – 2pm & Sat 3pm – 6pm

AI, ARCHIVES & ART: PANEL DISCUSSION

18 Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 1QA

Fri: 12noon – 1pm

ECO PRINTING WORKSHOP – SACHA ROWE

Orange Pip Market, Baker & Bedford Street & Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2LF

Sat: 12noon – 1pm

DARK MATTER ARTISTS: IN CONVERSATION

The Auxiliary, 31 Station St, Middlesbrough, TS1 1SR

Fri: 3pm – 4pm

is it free?

Yes! Everything is free or pay what you decide.

is it good for kids?

Yes, this year ADA by Karina Smigla-Bobinski is ideal for families of all ages.

The giant transparent ball, which can be bounced off walls by visitors, enabling them to be part of creating art by making marks on walls and floors, will be sited at Middlesbrough Town Hall.

is there a map?

can i stay overnight?

We have teamed up with the folk at Holiday Inn Express Centre Square Middlesbrough to offer visitors to #MAW a special overnight rate. This special offer will mean you can stay right in the very heart of Middlesbrough and minutes away from all the weekender activity. Not only that this bespoke #MAW package includes FREE town centre parking throughout your stay so you can relax and enjoy your time with us. PRICE: £64 Simply quote code: IP53K at the time of booking.

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