With thanks to funding from Arts Council England, UNISON, Tees Valley Community Foundation and Middlesbrough Council. Middlesbrough Mela has been able to commission a special Mela story ‘Sara’ as well as working with local creatives to make exciting digital workshops.

Sara is a fantastical story filled with hope and healing, saving and being saved. Its entertaining and magical!
One stormy night, a flash of lightning strikes a tree and the sparks starts a fire. Sara, a young tortoise can’t find her best friend so she leaves the comfort of her home, and ventures out to the unknown to find her best friend.

From Monday 17 August you can enjoy the story of Sara and find out if she finds her best friend. Once you have finished the story bring it to life by getting involved in our exciting digital workshops and competitions right here!

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