Submitted by hannah.roderick on 21 May 2019 - 10:27am
With the BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend drawing ever closer and the excitement building, BBC News is spending a week focusing on stories about Middlesbrough and the people who live in the town.
You may have seen already, we've inspired the nation through the work of:
- Rubies charity inspiring young girls to have high aspirations
- Fork in the Road offering people a second chance
- Streetwise Opera Teesside using opera to build confidence and help tackle homelessness
...We can't wait to see the other amazing projects and people that take the opportunity to show the difference community action makes to the lives of Middlesbrough people.
What are the other stories we need to tell?
We Are Middlesbrough will run from 20-24 May, aiming to bring our town's stories to a wider audience across the BBC's national and regional TV and radio outlets and on digital. They are inviting anyone to come along to their pop-up studio at the Cleveland Centre between 11am-6pm to get involved and suggest a story idea they think the BBC should be reporting, or share their suggestion online via www.bbc.co.uk/wearemiddlesbrough
The studio is also hosting a range of interactive activities, including some VR headsets, as well as an opportunity to chat to BBC staff, from BBC Tees and the core News team, as a number of programmes that will be broadcasting from the site across the week.