Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!

Oh, I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside! Darlington by the Sea returns to the town next week which will see the market square transform into a traditional seaside. Live Punch and Judy shows, a seaside cinema and fairground rides will transport Darlington to the coast, as well as buckets, spades and boats will 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 »


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 www.theforumonline.co.uk Blues in the Park Rehearsals begin Darlington Orchestra’s new rehearsal season starts on Tuesday 8 September. There are no auditions although playing standard of at least Grade-IV 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 www.dyanesstitchintime.co.uk or tutor; 01388 718696 / 07977719782 Make a Classic Fitted Shift Dress Dressmaking Full Day Workshop 10 am more »

Scrap Studio

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 »


Rehearsals begin

Darlington Orchestra’s new rehearsal season starts on Tuesday 8 September. There are no auditions although playing standard of at least Grade-IV is preferred. It’s not necessary to have taken the grades but that level and being able to read music are required. Even if you haven’t played for years, it’s never too late to take more »

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Oxjam returns

After the mammoth success of Oxjam Darlo 2014, the festival is back for 2015 and intends to build on the huge achievements from last year. After raising a staggering £8,000 and smashing the original target by more than double, the money raised by Oxjam Darlo contributed hugely to helping those who are in need in more »


Festival Of Thrift Is Back!

The Festival of Thrift is looking for volunteers to help make the summer festival a phenomenal success. The two-day extravaganza takes place at Lingfield Point on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 and Sunday, September 27th, 2015. The festival made a huge debut in 2013 where it attracted 27,000 visitors, with an estimated 40,000 thrift-lovers attending the following more »


Encounter Exhibition @ Crown Street Gallery

This exhibition will exposed you to an event, an artefact or a place that elicits wonder and amazement in encountering the unforeseen. It will engage all of your senses and will invite you to know more about the place, the object or the lives led in the space encountered. Exhibition runs from the 1st August – 7th September at 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 »