Arts Festival 2018: Theatre and film

Darlington Arts Festival has a host of theatre and film events for you this year including west-end hits, touring productions, Shakespeare shows and a special screening of Suffragette as part of the National Council of Women’s Centenary Celebration. Phil Daniels stars in the Touring Consortium Theatre Company’s production of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde at more »

Arts Festival 2018: Music and dance

This year’s music line-up stretches from the first day of the event, with John Hackett Band at The Forum on 19th May, to the final day which will see 30-plus fabulous bands at six town-centre stages on 3rd June as Music Box Fest celebrates its third year. A spokesperson for the John Hackett Band said: more »

Arts Festival 2018: Visual arts

There are three free exhibitions in the town centre, starting with a one-day exhibition of work – including hand-coiled pots of all sizes – by Kolbe and Pam Bassington at The Friends Meeting House on Saturday 19th May from 10am-5pm. Also starting on the 19th May is an exhibition of original art by Alison Hill more »

Arts Festival 2018: Comedy

Several comedy nights are planned this year to put a smile on your face. With well-known stars, local favourites, undiscovered comedians and a children’s workshop there is something for everyone in the 2018 line-up. Starting the season on 21st May is an evening with Matt Reed and supporters at Bannatyne Hotel which will be one more »

Arts Festival 2018: Literary events and talks

The festival presents talks for all ages with an intergenerational event on 21st May commemorating the 100th anniversary of Votes for Women, with special guest speakers, and a young writers workshop on 30th May. Plus, there is the NERA talk on 19th May, a performance by Vane Women on 30th May and two talks by more »


ArtsFest: Literary Day on 26th May

Darlington for Culture is pleased to support the Darlington Arts Festival Literary Day, co-ordinated by local author Tracey Iceton. The Literary Day on 26th May will celebrate achievements of local writers and it also offers new, existing and lapsed poets, playwrights, novelists etc the chance to develop their craft as part of Darlington Arts Festival more »

ArtsFest: Under Milk Wood

Back by popular demand, Darlington Green Theatre presents the radio drama Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas. There will be two performances – one on Thursday 24th May and one Friday 25th May. Price: £8 (£6 concessions) on the door or from The Hippodrome Theatre box offices 01325 405405 Place: Crown Street Library Gallery Date and more »

ArtsFest: Britain’s Seaside Pleasure Piers

Seaside pleasure piers are a great British institution of much social, economic and historical importance. Chris has visited every UK seaside pier at least twice to photograph and record this unique part of our culture. One of his published books “Walking Over the Waves” gives an informative account with many a funny tale to tell more »

ArtsFest: Inkerman Street – book launch

Join Darlington-based Inkerman Writers for the launch of their anthology of short stories, Inkerman Street, which tells the story of the fictional street’s history through the lives of its residents up until the moment of its demolition. Price: Free event, no booking required Place: Library Room at Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate Date and time: 26th more »

ArtsFest: Great Expectations

The Hogarth Partnership presents a fast-moving adaptation by Jo Clifford of Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations. There will be two performances – one takes place on Tuesday 22nd May and one on Wednesday 23rd May. Price: £8 (£6 concessions) on the door or from Hippodrome Theatre box offices 01325 405405 Place: Crown Street Library Gallery Date and more »