Modern Jive classes every Thursday

Sync Dancing runs Modern Jive dance classes every Thursday at Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social & Welfare Club, Longfield Road, Darlington DL3 0HX. 7:30pm Doors open 7:45pm Beginner class (45mins) 8:30pm Break/social dance (30mins) 9:00pm Beginner re-cap/Intermediate class (30mins) 9:30pm Break/social dance (1hr) Modern Jive is the simplest of all partner dances. There is more »

Darlington Piano Society: 2019-20 season

Darlington Piano Society’s 2019-20 season commences at 3pm on Sunday 20th October, in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, with a recital by Martin Roscoe. Martin is one of the UK’s best-loved pianists, whose extraordinary career spans four decades. His enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful more »

Open Mic for Writers

The next ‘Open Mic for Writers’ is on Thursday 27th February 2020 at Hash from 7pm. Got a story you want to read? Trying something out with a novel and not sure if it works? Or simply like listening to original writing, some of it never heard before? Each reader has upto eight minutes in more »

A Short Fiction Writing Workshop: Part 2

A Short Fiction Writing Workshop with Jo Colley (Part 2) is on Saturday 29 February 2020 from 10am-1pm. This workshop will pick up where Part 1 left off (see item from March last year), looking at different forms of short fiction but concentrating more on the surreal and non-linear narrative. What elements make a short more »

Darlington Libraries’ Adult Reading Challenge

It’s not too late to sign up to ‘Darlington Libraries’ Adult Reading Challenge’ as it will run throughout the year, Hundreds of people across the borough have already started the challenge. It is based on the successful summer reading challenge for children, run each year by Darlington Libraries’, and aims to encourage adults to read more »

How to join Darlington for Culture

By becoming a member of DfC, you will be helping to support and enable arts activities and communities in and around Darlington. Darlington for Culture Ltd is a Non-profit Society for the Benefit of the Community, a form of co-operative, offering membership to user groups and individuals. All members hold a nominal £1 share. Annual more »

Crown Street exhibition: Darlington Society of Arts

The society members will be exhibiting work at Crown Street Gallery from Saturday 11th January 2020 to Thursday 5th March 2020. Darlington Society of Arts was founded in 1922 with the prime object of stimulating interest in and appreciation of art in Darlington and the surrounding area. This will be the sixth exhibition Darlington Society more »

Darlington Arts Festival 2020

Darlington Arts Festival 2020 “Platform for talent: get on board” The eighth annual festival will take place in Darlington from Friday 15th to Monday 18th May 2020. The multi-faceted festival highlights the variety of talent in the town across all artforms. The festival is again being supported by Creative Darlington and it will include writing,visual more »

SIRF theatre workshops for young people

Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) and ARC are looking for young people (aged 18-24 years) to take part in workshops and performance summer 2020. The organisers aim to create and support a home-grown street-theatre company from the Tees Valley. The young people don’t need previous experience, just an interest in SIRF, theatre, dance, movement, music, more »

Off the Rails: exhibition by Bill Oakey

Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum – is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of artist Bill Oakey, from Saturday 11th January 2020 to Sunday 8th March. The ‘Off the Rails’ exhibition has a railway theme but focuses on the staff passengers and volunteers who play such an important part in the railways. Bill more »