To Celebrate 21 years of Middlesbrough Mela we will be launching an exhibition in Teesside University’s Constantine Gallery first week in November. This will feature the “Octorama” principle which consists of 8 screens and 8 sound sources. The screens will feature images and video (VHS) going back 21 years and the sounds will feature sounds recorded in Albert Park and peoples voices. There will also be posters and memorabilia from the past 21 years. We’d like to record as many peoples voices as possible for inclusion. We’re looking for a very short sound clip with your views and memories of the event. Your sound clip (in any language) could be:

  • How long you have been coming to the Mela
  • What is your favourite part of the Mela
  • What do you think was the best year
  • Do you go to other Mela’s
  • What new things would you like to see at the Mela
  • Anything else

Please use the drop box below to record or submit your audio file. Otherwise request a workshop with your group or school by emailing
Tell us
your story

Some Examples

with thanks to Saeed Iqbal of Emtep

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