fashion fair

Fashion fair

A vintage fashion thrift fair will take place on July 19 between 11am-3pm at the Dolphin Centre’s Central Hall, raising funds for Darlington Samaritans. Stalls will include second-hand ladies clothes, a one-off sale by Grange Road boutique Dolly Mama, beauty treatments, Arts and crafts with Yvonne Preston,a mini fashion show and a vintage sale. Anyone more »

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It’s all mapped out

Our volunteers are among those supporting Mapped Out’, an exhibition by Helen Winthorpe Kendrick between June 7- August 7 at Crown Street Gallery. Helen is a textile artist who uses the expressiveness of threads and the variety of fabric to convey a theme, idea or story. The ‘stories’ incorporated into her pieces are sometimes obvious, more »


Festival of Thrift opportunities

The team behind the Festival of Thrift, to be held in September, have commissioned a number of outreach programmes with Intergenerational themes and is looking for local groups to become involved. They include: * Ida Barr is the hilarious old-time Music Hall-turned Rap Superstar character of award-winning artist Christopher Green. She will lead a crowd more »

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Why not become a DfC volunteer?

Darlington for Culture (DfC), which support arts in the town, is running a recruitment drive for volunteers to support its activities. The organisation, which is a Community Benefit Society, a type of co-operative, supports a variety of groups, businesses and venues in activities ranging from stewarding art exhibitions to helping to run events, including co-ordinating more »

Augus 2014

Camcorder Club to reveal plans

Darlington Camcorder Club holds monthly meetings over the summer until they start with their new, weekly programme in September. The next meeting on Thursday 14th August is based on ‘The Reading Project’. The Reading Camcorder Club have been running a very successful course on ‘Video Capture Devices’, filming techniques and video editing for three years more »

Initiative aims to bring arts community together

An initiative to bring together artists across the borough of Darlington is being launched. The inaugural First Wednesday Arts Network, run by Humantics CIC and Darlington for Culture, will take place on 6th August between 6pm and 8pm at the Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington. Allison McKay, who runs Humantics CIC, owners of the more »

Children’s theatre bid successful

North East children and young people’s theatre company, Theatre Hullabaloo, is celebrating the news that it has been awarded capital investment of £1.5million from Arts Council England at Stage 1 of their capital investment programme, to realise its vision of a child-centred theatre development on a site adjacent to Darlington’s Civic Theatre. The £2.15million project, more »


Darlington Comedy Festival

The third annual Darlington Comedy Festival is running throughout July, featuring acts ranging from Jimmy Cricket to Jason Cook, at venues around the town. Check out the full line-up at

Portrait pays tribute to wartime memories

Portrait pays tribute to wartime memories

A 92-year-old former wartime RAF ground crew member has been given a photography portrait of himself by a member of Darlington Camera Club in appreciation of his service. Ronald (Ron) Stewart, of York gives guided talks at Elvington Air Museum near York, explaining to visitors how the aircraft worked, drawing on experiences gained with the more »

Future brighter for railway museum

DfC welcomes Darlington Council’s plans to save the railway museum. A tribute to all those who have worked hard behind the scenes for the past six months. More at