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 »

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 »

DAPA returns with new classes

Darlington Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA) returns to face-to-face teaching in the studio with brand-new classes for anyone aged from two years to adult. After several months of online classes and workshops, DAPA launched its timetable for September. DAPA is run by Paul and Joanne Mason and started two years ago, with one two-hour class, more »

Flourish: support and development

This programme is to help people and organisations to deliver creative community projects in Darlington in 2020/21 or 2021/22. Helix Arts are working in partnership with Creative Darlington, Darlington Borough Council, to offer mentoring, support and funding to three artists who are based in, or have an interest in working in, Darlington. The deadline is more »

Zoom book launch ‘Rock god complex’

The Zoom book launch of Rock God Complex: The Mickey Hunter Story by Tracey Iceton includes an author talk, reading and Q&A, with music performance by The Alex Fawcett Band. Friday 25 September 2020 at 7pm Register in advance at tinyurl.com/rockgodcomplex £2 registration fee The story Crown & Kingdom embody, like no other band can, 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 »

Classic cinema at Darlington Hippodrome

As part of a season of socially distanced activities, the theatre is screening a series of classic movies in its auditorium during September 2020. Grease kicks off the season on Thursday 10 September. The film is consistently ranked as the best-loved movie musical of all time. On Friday 11 September join Gordie, Chris, Teddy and more »

Youth Project needs your vote for funding

The Darlington-based In2 Project is on the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1million pot supporting under-18s nationwide. The aims of the In2 Project are to help build confidence, foster aspiration and improve general health and wellbeing by opening access to cultural and sporting activities for pupils in some of the 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 »

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 »