AudioVisual: gig and exhibition at Voodoo Cafe

AudioVisual is a one-night-only gig and exhibition held at Voodoo Cafe on Monday 22nd July 2019. Artists and musicians from or based in the North East come together to celebrate with the people of Darlington and beyond. The night champions creativity on our doorstep, and doors open at 5pm and the event closes around 11pm. more »

‘Space Chase’: Children’s Reading Challenge 2019

The Reading Agency and Darlington Libraries present ‘Space Chase’ Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Children aged 2-16 can join the library for free and borrow books to earn an ‘intergalactic reward’. New joiners need to visit the library and borrow books three times over the Summer Holidays (13th July-7th September) to earn themselves an out-of-this-world experience more »

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?

Darlington Culture Volunteers (DCV) is an organisation run jointly by Darlington for Culture and Darlington Hippodrome. Our volunteers support arts and culture events held in and around Darlington. We help the event organisers by meeting and greeting the public and enabling them to join in the activities and enjoy themselves. Our volunteers work on an more »

Darlington Comedy Festival’s month full of laughs

Darlington Comedy Festival returns in 2019 with a month-long line-up featuring popular TV comics and favourites from the Edinburgh Fringe. The festival starts on 1st July with Rob Deering’s one-man soundscape show and interactive quiz show ‘Beat This’. Audiences can catch stand-up shows throughout the month of July, including the Hilarity Bites New Act of more »

Artist Support Day – by charity Outside In

Outside In is a charity that supports artists who face barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation. The organisation’s aims are to make the art world a fairer place. It is running an Artist Support Day in Darlington to help artists create online galleries on its website. Artists can more »

‘Smile Art’ exhibition until 27th July

‘Smile Art’ exhibition by Edward Freeman is at The Bridge from 1st June to 27th July. The Exhibition Preview is on Saturday 1st June from 4pm-5.30pm, with drinks and canapes on arrival; 4.30pm Artist Welcome. Sales profits from this exhibition will be donated by the artist to Cancer Research UK. The Bridge Centre for Visual more »

Festival: The Hippodrome in print

In partnership with The Art Shop, Darlington, this exhibition displays a collection of vintage screen-printed posters  advertising the shows of the Hippodrome. Established by Arthur Hughes in 1955, The Art Shop designed posters and advertising material for the Hippodrome throughout the 1960s and 1970s. This exhibition will showcase the original posters and a selection of more »

Darlington Historical Society’s summer walks

The DHS summer walks are open to non-members of the society and there is no need to book a place. The cost is £1 per person. Each walk will last around 1½ hours and will be circular. Visit the Darlington Historical Society website. Wednesday 17th July South Park walk – with Chris Lloyd of The more »

RNS in Darlington

Hear the Royal Northern Sinfonia (RNS) on your doorstep this summer, as the Gateshead-based orchestra brings sounds of the new world to the region’s churches. Join them for ‘Dvořák in America’ at St. Cuthbert’s, Darlington, on Friday 19 July 7.30pm. Programme: Copland: Hoe-Down Dvořák: Two Waltzes, Op.54 Martinů: Nonet Dvořák (arr. Farrington): Symphony No.9, ‘From more »

Pete Tanton’s Riviera Quartet

Opus 4 Jazz Club on Friday 19th July 2019 presents Alabama native Pete Tanton’s Riviera Quartet. They offer a set of musical works of Bebop, hard-driving blues and Latin-infused original tunes evocative of the 1960s French Riviera. The line-up is Pete Tanton on trumpet, flugel and vocals, Mark Williams on guitar, John Pope on double more »