Maria opens Piano Society season

Those people who are appreciative of performances of a wide range of classical piano repertoire can look forward to the 19th season of six recitals on offer from Darlington Piano Society over the winter months. Full details can be found at and in a brochure available at libraries, the Civic Theatre, the Dolphin Centre and more »

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Opportunity with Darlington for Culture

Darlington for Culture is seeking someone to help develop its membership offer, in a paid project funded by Creative Darlington (full details can be found in the attached word document). Our requirements We require a suitably qualified provider to: 1. Put together and promote a members benefit package for Darlington for Culture Limited 2. Support more »

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Darlington to host Oxjam Darlo

Darlington will host the terrific Oxfam fundraising music event Oxjam Darlo on Sunday October 12 between 4pm and midnight. Seven venues across the town will be involved to raise money for charity. The organisers say: “Darlington has never seen anything like this. We are going to cram venues in the town centre with awesome band more »

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Jabberwocky Market to return

It’s one of the biggest dates in Darlington’s cultural calendar and this year promises to be its best yet. Jabberwocky Market, (, makes a welcome return to venues in and around Darlington from Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 October 2014 for another four days of performances, workshops, talks and fun activities for audiences of all more »

Festival of Thrift 2014

Festival of Thrift opportunities

THE award-winning national Festival of Thrift is calling out for volunteers to help make September’s event a success. The two-day thrift extravaganza, being held once again at Darlington’s Lingfield Point on September 27 and 28, made a huge debut in 2013 where it attracted 27,000 visitors. The organisers are now on the hunt for people more »

Hairspray auditions

With Darlington Operatic Society’s production of Sister Act only weeks away they are already getting ready for their next blockbuster production – Hairspray. The next set of New Member auditions are taking place on Tuesday November 4th so if you want the chance to be in the happiest show this side of Baltimore then complete more »

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Why not become a volunteer?

DfC is running a recruitment drive for volunteers. Expression of interest forms are available here on our site in the volunteers section, you can email or put your contact details in an envelope addressed to the Volunteer Co-ordinator, Darlington for Culture, c/o Evolution, Church Row, Darlington, Co. Durham DL1 5QD. Anyone aged sixteen or more »

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Maggie Smith workshops

Worth checking out these workshops. Maggie Smith is a self employed artist and designer/maker who works from a studio in Darlington. She has exhibited her work both as an individual and in group shows for over 20 years. She works with surfaces, layers and small detail using paper, fabric, paint and stitch to create both more »

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John Longstaff exhibition

This exhibition is well worth visting. John Longstaff was born and brought up in Darlington and earns his living as a cartoonist (pen-name Cluff) and artist. For many years he collaborated with Jack Duncan (writer) on various cartoon strips (Du Côte de Chez Smith in The Literary Review). Jack sold many of John’s cartoons through more »


Darlington Arts Festival 2015 is launched

Initial details of the 2015 Darlington Arts Festival have been announced and organisers are appealing for arts organisations to get involved. Darlington for Culture (DfC) is seeking to hear from arts groups, venues, performers and businesses who would like to showcase themselves in the third annual festival, due to run throughout May 2015. The festival, more »

Darlington Civic Theatre

Calling all young reporters, the UK touring theatre website, is launching a search for budding young arts journalists in Darlington to cover the behind-the-scenes excitement surrounding the forthcoming visit to the Civic Theatre of the stage version of Pat Barker’s acclaimed World War I novel, Regeneration. Regeneration, adapted by Nicholas Wright and directed by Simon Godwin, is set more »


Open mic nights return

The Open Mic nights for authors 2014/15 season begins on Thursday September 25. The nights, supported by Darlington for Culture and which offer a forum for writers to read their material and audiences to enjoy it, run at Voodoo Café/Cantina, 84 Skinnergate, Darlington, on the last Thursday of the month. Each session starts at 7pm more »

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Our information stand will be at Festival of Thrift and other events in the next few weeks. If you want it to feature your leaflets, please drop them into Darlington for Culture Ltd, c/o Evolution, Church Row, Darlington

Event will bring arts community together

Initiative continues to bring the arts community together An initiative to bring together artists from across the borough of Darlington to share ideas will stage its third event on October 1. The First Wednesday Arts Network, run by Humantics CIC and Darlington for Culture, will take place between 6pm and 8pm at the Forum Music more »