What’s on in Teesside this April

Hello spring! Exciting things are blooming across Teesside this April.

We’ve pulled together our top picks of events and activities for this month that are bound to give you a great start to the new season.

Deer Park at Raby Castle

With 200 acres of lush green parkland to explore, Raby Castle provides an enchanting backdrop to encounter herds of red and fallow deer.

If not this month, plan your visit between May and July when female deer are giving birth and adorable fawns can be spotted. If you’re lucky enough to catch a glimpse, remember to maintain privacy and a respectful distance.

Besides the Deer Park, you can explore the beautiful interiors of the castle while learning about its rich history, or if you have little ones, there’s a brand-new bespoke play area nestled within a magical Christmas tree plantation to enjoy.

90s and 00s Cartoons Pub Quiz

Fancy a step back in time? Relive the golden era of cartoons from the 90s & 00s in this ultimate nostalgia quiz hosted by Play Brew Taproom!

Test your knowledge of the most popular networks and shows, from Cartoon Network to Nickelodeon, Hey Arnold! to Arthur, Dexter’s Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls.

No page is being left unturned, with 40 questions including theme songs, picture rounds, video rounds and trivia. Plus, you can head home with some epic themed prizes – think cardboard cut-outs, plush teddies, mugs, and more!

Beyond the Book… with Lisette Auton

Are you a bookworm? If the answer’s yes, you might take a fancy to our new event series which celebrates the work of rising and acclaimed Teesside University graduate authors.

Lisette Auton is described by some as a word artist. She engages with words in various forms: as an author, a playwright, filmmaker, performer, poet, and spoken word artist. Her work revolves around themes of place, kindness, belonging, rest, quiet revolutions, and creative access.

Bongo’s Bingo

Bongo’s Bingo takes on Teesside University Students’ Union! This infamous bingo show offers a unique twist to the traditional family game. Get ready for a wild night of pure entertainment, from rave intervals, awkward dance offs, big money, and ridiculous prizes. It’s a night out in Teesside you won’t forget!

Choose from the 12th, 19th, or 26th April and secure your tickets today.

Big Mouth Comedy Club

Big Mouth Comedy Club returns to Middlesbrough Town Hall for an evening of non-stop laughter this month. See the stars of the future up close and personal – think Sarah Millican, Chris Ramsey, and Alan Carr who’ve all graced the Big Mouth Stage before.

Don’t miss out on the hilarious lineup on Friday 13 April, including MC Dave Twentyman, Mick Ferry, and more.

Spotlight: Demystifying Death

The police have called. An unidentified body has been found in the woods… so, what happens next? What can we discover from a skeleton once someone dies?

Join Dr. Rhys William, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science, as he delves into the diverse aspects of identity that we can learn from skeletal remains using forensic anthropology. The secrets hidden in bones reveal more than words can tell…

Vintage Vera Clothing Sale

Shop sustainably at the Vintage Vera Clothing Sale which is set to return to Teesside University Students’ Union on Monday 22 April!

By shopping at a Vintage Vera kilo sale, you’re consuming consciously and becoming involved in the recycling and circular economy which is the most sustainable way to keep up with fashion. Leave happy with a bag full of cool clothes and a clear conscience!

Northern Dales Farmers’ Market

On the last Sunday of each month, a fantastic selection of around 35 local independent businesses with food and drink stalls take over the courtyard of Askham Bryan College right at the centre of Stewart Park. Head to Ladgate Lane, TS7 8AR.

There’s lots to be enjoyed this month, so take your pick and make the most out of the month ahead.
Have we missed something? Leave a comment with what you’re looking forward to this month!

Author: Narelle

After graduating with a Marketing degree at Teesside, Narelle joined the University's Communications and Development team as a Social Media Coordinator.