November at the Hippodrome

Darlington Hippodrome announces its schedule of events for all ages throughout November 2020. Having re-opened at the start of September Darlington Hippodrome has expanded its offer including dance, fitness, and quizzes, plus the galleries and café are open. Dance and fitness sessions will continue including regular Monday morning classes for those aged 65+ and dance more »

£300,000 fund for TVCA culture businesses

On 20 October 2020, Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen launched a fund of more than £300,000 to help culture businesses adapt, innovate and diversify in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Small and medium-sized businesses, sole traders and freelancers can apply for the ‘Cultural Development and Innovation Fund’ to help them thrive in response to the more »

Sign the petition to ‘Keep the Loco in Darlo’

A new campaign has been launched in October 2020 to keep George Stephenson’s Locomotion No.1 in Darlington. Built by pioneering railway engineers George and Robert Stephenson, Locomotion No.1 was the first steam locomotive to haul a passenger-carrying train on a public railway, making its inaugural journey in 1825 between Stockton and Darlington. For more than more »

Lewis & Number One: online audio book

‘Lewis & Number One’, written by by Antony J Stowers, was launched as an online audio book on 7th October 2020 – available at Instead of having to buy a book online, wait for its delivery and then find time to read it, the audio version allows for instant access to the book via more »

The Witham announces film screenings

The Witham Community Arts Centre, Barnard Castle, announces the return of film screenings to the venue with a collection of movies for autumn and winter 2020. From November, there will be matinees as well as evening screenings. Due to social-distancing rules, the number of tickets available will be limited – booking is strongly recommended. Visit 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 »

Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild: update

September 2020: a representative of the Darlington Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild said it has been difficult to make plans for the group due to the frequent changes in the Covid situation. A small working party visited the Elm Ridge Methodist Church hall, where meetings are usually held on the first Saturday of each month more »

DNOJ and Jazz Live on Aycliffe Radio

Everyone is missing live music and the opportunity to enjoy performances together, but there is plenty planned in the world of jazz and music is still available on the airwaves. “Darlington New Orleans Jazz events are cancelled until the social-distancing rules are relaxed but we have a strong line-up of excellent bands as soon as more »

DfC offers grants of up to £500

Darlington for Culture is offering grants of up to £500 to individuals or organisations based in and around Darlington to help promote the arts. The organisation’s Small Grants Scheme (SGS) welcomes applications for a small amount of financial support for activities that benefit the people of Darlington; currently, that can include either ‘live’ or online more »

Hippodrome’s October events

Darlington Hippodrome announces a full schedule of events for all ages throughout October 2020. Having reopened at the start of September, Darlington Hippodrome launches a full schedule of events for all ages to enjoy throughout October. The successful dance and fitness sessions will continue including classes on Mondays for those aged 65+ and dance fitness more »