Promote your events

Do you have arts and culture events or groups that you’d like to publicise? The DfC information stand (and famous teddy tombola) will attend local events this summer, plus there is a stand several days each week in the foyer of The Hippodrome. It’s a great opportunity to display your leaflets or posters – and more »

Community Art Project spring exhibition

The Community Art Project (CAP) spring exhibition is at Crown Street Gallery from Saturday 31 March to Thursday 17 May. The Community Art Project provides an opportunity for people with learning disabilities to practice various visual arts activities with guidance and encouragement from a professional artist. Now based at The Bridge, the Community Art Project more »

International jazz stars play DNOJC

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club welcomes back two of its most popular performers on Saturday 5 May – international stars John Hallam on reeds and Jeff Barnhart on keyboard. John and Jeff join forces to play jazz tunes familiar, less familiar and some downright obscure – but fun. John’s career stretches across Europe and America more »

The Bridge – new term begins

Daytime and evening courses for the Summer 2018 term start on Monday 23rd April. You can book the courses in person at The Bridge or by emailing the artist. All courses run for 10 weeks. For details visit the website.  

Open Mic for Writers

The next session is on Thursday 26th April at 7pm in the upstairs ‘Roof Box’ at HASH, 14 Coniscliffe Road, Darlington DL3 7RG. Got a story you want to read? Trying something out with a novel and not sure if it works? Or simply like listening to original writing, some of it never heard before? more »

Painting classes starting in April

To develop your skills, join one of the friendly groups at The Bridge, Darlington DL1 1ED. The groups work in a wide variety of materials and methods. Students should bring their own materials. All levels of expertise are welcome, from complete beginners to more advanced artists looking to improve their range of skills and techniques. more »

Update: Crown Street Library building

Contrary to a report in The Northern Echo on 13th April, DfC is in the process of re-registering Crown Street Library as an asset of community value. According to the Community Rights Act all assets of community value must be de-listed after 5 years. We have been attempting to re-register the Crown Street Library (and 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 »

Rejig skills courses are back

Rejig’s new season of Skills Courses start on Saturday 26th May 9.30am-2.30pm. The first one is fun with batik. ‘Wax and Colour: Modern Batik’ is a three-hour workshop introducing participants to the ancient art of batik, with a modern twist. A mixture of demonstrations, experiments, and hands-on practical time, the session will teach new techniques more »