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Festival to be held

We are delighted to be one of the organisations supporting The Tinarts IncludFEST event in South Park on Saturday July 18. Taking part around the Bowling Green, there will be a stage for music and dance and several areas where there are workshops and activities. This is a free event primarily but not exclusively for more »

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The town is alive with the sound of music

It’s all happening at The Forum /strong> The Forum in Borough Road has got a terrific programme. For the full list of gigs and events, please visit July Events @ The Forum Friday 3rd – Green Days [A Tribute To Greenday] A return for this popular band paying homage to US Punk Rockers Greenday more »

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Be part of the network

The next First Wednesday Arts Network gathering will be held on Wednesday August 5. An initiative that aims to bring together people from across the borough of Darlington, First Wednesday Arts Network is open to everyone from arts practitioners to audience members. The evenings, run by Humantics CIC and Darlington for Culture, are informal drop-ins more »

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Beading group set up

A new beading group has been created in Darlington. Janet Lambert is a bead artist with 15 years’ experience of beadworking, making jewellery by weaving and stitching beads together by hand. She says: “Beading helped me cope with health problems and I am starting this community based beading group so like minded folk can work more »

Dressmaking classes

Dressmaking Classes 2015 UK Sewing Shop, The Old Tailor, Bondgate, Darlington Tutor – Dyane Cakebread Pay on day but please book your place via: popping in UK Sewing Shop, ph. 01325 463630 online: Wakey Makey or or tutor; 01388 718696 / 07977719782 Make a Classic Fitted Shift Dress Dressmaking Full Day Workshop 10 am more »

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Fun with art

Scrapstudio arts – Arts & Recycling – workshops, projects, events, parties and scrap store here in Darlington, for all ages. The studio base of visual artist Yvonne Preston (pictured), tutor and facilitator, who works with local businesses that have clean waste materials which can be reused in creative projects and art activities. Always looking for more »

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Learning to sew

Rejig runs sewing and recycling sessions in community venues across Darlington, open to people of all ages and abilities. You can learn to use a sewing machine from scratch or brush up old skills, make patchwork quilts with recycled fabrics or start making your own crafts, cushions and clothes. The sessions are friendly and relaxed more »

Young performers to star

Darlington Civic Theatre’s youth dance and drama group ArtsSpark will be celebrating the best of their young performers when they present a special one-off performance. Young people aged seven and over will be taking part in the event, to share work that they have created during their Youth Theatre and dance sessions throughout the year. more »


Jabberwocky Market to return

In three months’ time the world will be looking at Darlington. Whilst the All Blacks make the town their base for the World Cup, there will be a programme of theatre, dance and music during the fifth Jabberwocky Market. Organised by Darlington’s theatre producers, Luxi, in partnership with the internationally renowned Battersea Arts Centre, the more »


Magical shows come to Darlington

A very special theatre is travelling across Europe on its way to Darlington this August. Award-winning Swiss Travelling theatre company Nicole & Martin will be pitching their magical white tent and telling familiar fairy-tales in an altogether delightful, awe-inspiring and riotous way. This amazing company have been touring across Europe for over 15 years, arriving more »


Chance for writers to be brave

This Brave New Ending Writing Challenge is brought to you in partnership with the Touring Consortium Theatre Company ahead of their forthcoming major new adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s future-shock literary classic, which includes Darlington Civic Theatre on its itinerary. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO? IN PREPARATION, you should: • READ the book if you more »

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Darlington for Culture marks fifth anniversary

Darlington for Culture (DfC), which support arts and culture in the borough, marked its fifth anniversary at its Annual General Meeting. The organisation was formed in 2010 to fight to save Darlington Arts Centre, which was under threat from borough council budget cuts. DfC led the two-year campaign but it ended in disappointment in July more »


Accolade for Civic

Darlington Civic Theatre has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on TripAdvisor. “Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at the Civic Theatre more »