2018 Darlington Arts Festival is announced

Darlington for Culture (DfC) is seeking to hear from arts groups, venues, performers and businesses who would like to showcase themselves in the sixth Darlington Arts Festival The festival, again to be staged at a wide range of venues across the borough, is being co-ordinated by DfC, the group which speaks for arts and culture more »

Darlington Music Society concerts announced

Darlington Music Society will stage six concerts of classical music during the 2017 / 2018 season as they have in previous years. The first concert of this season will be on Saturday 7th October at 7.30 p.m.at the Dolphin Centre. This will be given by The Pomegranate Piano Trio, playing pieces by Beethoven, Haydn & more »

A chance to shine

An opportunity for local talent to shine in the Roundabout Theatre in Darlington on Sunday 8 October. Roundabout is the world’s first pop-up, plug-and-play theatre. It flatpacks into a lorry and is popping up in Darlington’s Market Square from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 October as part of Darlington Theatre Town. On Sunday 8 October more »

Autumn courses at The Bridge

Courses at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts. The centre is on Yarm Road in Darlington, on the corner of Hundens Lane, and the entrance is on Hundens Lane. Phone 01325 244174 The details of Autumn courses at The Bridge can be found on this pdf autumn courses 17

Darlington Piano Society announces new season

Darlington Piano Society’s concerts in recent seasons have been extremely successful, with their blend of new faces, returning artists and established favourites highlighting the incredible range of outstanding pianists both here in the UK and overseas. The Society has been able to extend this season to seven recitals but keep membership subscription at the same more »

Art exhibition

A selection of art work from Darlington’s Community Art Project will be on display at Darlington Building Society’s Tubwell Row branch from Friday 28th July until Friday 29th September. The venue is open 9am – 5pm weekdays and 9am – 12 noon on Saturdays. For further information contact Laurence.ward@darlington.gov.uk

Swashbuckling fun

Ahoy there, shipmates, why not climb aboard the good ship Naughty Nellie and join family favourites Double Trouble in a brand new swashbuckling spooktacular adventure this Halloween? Double Trouble and the Curse of the Haunted Pirate Ship will be presented by the same team that brought Sleeping Beauty to The Majestic theatre during the February more »

Big band, big sound – great jazz with a swish

Darlington Jazz lovers will be dancing in and out of their seats when the ever-popular New Century Ragtime Orchestra swings back to town on Saturday 7 October. The New Century Ragtime Orchestra will be bringing their inimitable sound and that big band swish to Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club’s lunchtime gig at St Augustine’s Parish more »

Darlington for Culture launches small grants scheme

Darlington for Culture has announced the launch of a small grants scheme. The voluntary organisation has launched the scheme after receiving a donation from a company with Darlington connections, and is working in conjunction with Creative Darlington to administer the scheme. DfC has long believed that small grants can allow everyone from music groups to more »

Shopping scheme helps to raise funds for DfC

Do you ever shop online? If you buy clothes, stationery, holidays, home appliances, IT gadgets, train travel or just about anything via www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/darlingtonforculture you can raise free cash for Darlington for Culture every time you shop – at no additional cost. Many popular retailers are involved (including Amazon, Argos, eBay, Boots, Tesco, House of Fraser, more »

Disco at Voodoo

There is a chance to enjoy some terrific disco-based music in Darlington. Double Entendre features DJ Soul, Funk, Acid Jazz, held on the 4th Friday of the month at Voodoo Café, Skinnergate 8.30pm until late.

Open mic to restart in September

The seventh season of Open Mic nights for authors will start on Thursday September 28 after the summer break. Supported by Darlington for Culture, the nights offer a forum for writers to read their material and audiences to enjoy it and run at Voodoo Café/Cantina, 84 Skinnergate, Darlington, on the last Thursday of the month. more »

The town is alive with the sound of music

African choir to perform The Pearl of Africa Choir returns to St Augustines Church (30, Coniscliffe, Darlington, DL3 7RG) on Saturday 7 October at 7pm with their hugely popular performance of African song and dance in tribal costume. Everyone is welcome and, while there is no admission charge, there will be a collection. Proceeds of more »

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, 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 regular more »

New Rejig sewing sessions

New Rejig Sewing Sessions for 2017 Rejig are offering a bigger range of friendly, drop-in sewing sessions in community venues each week, along with short monthly textile skill courses and our popular, free ‘Sew Saturday’ sessions in the South Park on the last Saturday of each month. http://www.luckyfisharts.co. uk/sessions/sew-saturdays/ For further details about these sessions, more »

African choir to perform

The Pearl of Africa Choir returns to St Augustines Church (30, Coniscliffe, Darlington, DL3 7RG) on Saturday 7 October at 7pm with their hugely popular performance of African song and dance in tribal costume. Everyone is welcome and, while there is no admission charge, there will be a collection. Proceeds of the collection are used more »

Author’s latest book is published

The Icarus Project by Darlington thriller writer Roger Barnes has been published through Inscribe Media. During his Inauguration speech, newly elected American President Alan Maddox announces in it is his intention to initiate a project that will rid the world of toxic waste. A project visionary in concept to transport it into the Sun; disposing more »

Accolade for museum

Visitor reviews have earned the Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum a coveted ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from an online travel website while it has also once again been awarded the VisitEngland stamp of approval. The museum has been recognised with a “2017 Certificate of Excellence” based on the consistently ‘great reviews’ posted by visitors more »

Volunteers enjoy theatrical experience

Darlington Culture Volunteers were among those taking part in The Aperitif in Darlington on the afternoon of Saturday August 26. Presented by Wet Picnic, the Aperitif was an event held in advance of The Ball, the theatrical extravaganza that took over the Market Square on the Saturday evening. In preparation for his annual ball, Lord more »