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Middlesbrough’s new Auxiliary Warehouse is a 10,000 sq. ft. space with a programme of exhibitions, performances and workshops, as well as providing local bursaries and studios to artists. The Sonic Arts Week festival (which runs from Monday 15th-Sunday 21st July) is a celebration of sound, music and the sonic arts which takes place between the Warehouse and Middlesbrough Town Hall.

The festival opens with the visual song and documentary of the North American fishing industry, Leviathan, filmed entirely with Go-Pro cameras. There’s more nature-themed work at two exhibitions running throughout the week – Field Study, which presents work relevant to climate change – and The Side Gallery’s showcase of work by recent Sonic Arts Emerging Artist award-winner Jordan Edge and Joshua Legallienne. There will be the opportunity to take a sound walk around Middlesbrough with artists Tim Shaw and John Bowers, stitch some soft circuits with Sonic Embroidery, or build your very own light responsive noise box with London based duo Harmergeddon. On Friday, Newcastle’s TOPH make a special appearance at sound and noise night FEED.

The week’s closing event will be [UNIT]. Each version of [UNIT] is different so this one will be working with the natural acoustics of the newly refurbished Town Hall. With high praise from the likes of Radio 6’s Tom Robinson, this one-off immersive performance is not to be missed.

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