A chance to judge

Darlington Video Makers Club meets weekly from September to March, sharing ideas, solving problems, discussing and viewing work produced by members and other clubs in the UK. Further information, including venue details, can be found at www.darlingtoncamcorderclub.co.uk Next meeting: Thursday October 23. The club has in its membership a number of experienced competition judges who more »

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A busy October for arts society

Darlington Society of Arts meets between 7 and 9pm at Hummersknott Academy on Wednesday evenings. The autumn/winter programme will run until 17th December. Most evenings have a theme to give inspiration if needed, but members also work on their own projects. On October 8th and 15th there will be two portraiture sessions with tutor Lynda more »

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Members’ meeting

The next DfC members’ get together is coming up next month, with details as follows: Time: 6:30pm Date: Friday 24 October Venue: Upstairs at Voodoo Cafe, Skinnergate Amongst other things, we will be discussing the 2015 arts festival, as well as the latest on Head of Steam and Cockerton Library. We very much hope to more »


Will open mic night be frightful?

The Open Mic night for authors 2014/15 season continues on Thursday October 30 and, since the event is so close to Halloween, the organisers are hoping for some ghost stories. 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 more »


Clare continues piano society season

Darlington Piano Society is staging its 19th season of six recitals over the winter months. Full details can be found at www.dpiano.co.uk and in a brochure available at libraries, the Civic Theatre, the Dolphin Centre and other locations. A season ticket can be purchased for £55 and a booking form can be found in the more »

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Time to Shout about Art

Shout About Art, Hurworth Grange, Hurworth 16th November For one day only, Shout About Art will be holding a pop-up art and local designer-maker event in Hurworth Village. Applications are welcome from all types of artists and designer/makers to showcase and sell their work across disciplines ranging across fine art, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, print, illustration, more »

Be part of the network

An initiative to bring together artists from across the borough of Darlington to share ideas will stage its fourth event on November 5. The First Wednesday Arts Network, run by Humantics CIC and Darlington for Culture, will take place between 6pm and 8pm at the Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington. The initiative comes after more »

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Regeneration on its way

Darlington for Culture’s Ambassadors are among those promoting the arrival of the play Regeneration at Darlington Civic Theatre between Monday 11–Saturday 15 November. Marking the centenary of the start of the First World War, and based on North East author Pat Barker’s award-winning novel, Regeneration is a compelling look at war and the devastating after-effect more »

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Festival takes off

Tall tales, magical music and awesome adventures are promised at Gala Theatre in Durham as the TakeOff Festival takes flight, produced by Darlington-based Theatre Hullabaloo. The annual week-long celebration of children’s theatre, which kicks off on Monday, 20 October, features drama, dance, puppetry and play at venues across County Durham. TakeOff Festival is funded by more »

Museum issues poppy appeal

By Ian Hamilton NCTJ Student, Darlington College Darlington’s railway museum has launched an appeal for people to knit poppies to commemorate soldiers who died in World War One. Head of Steam’s Sarah Gouldsbrough is spearheading a campaign for the region to knit 2,236 poppies in remembrance of each North Eastern railwayman who died in The more »

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Seasonal workshops

There are still places for these Autumn and Christmas workshops at ScrapstudioArts, in Borough Rd, Darlington Saturday 25th October, 1.30-3.30pm Halloween Pumpkin Carving Learn how to create a ghoulish pumpkin. Cost £3 per person. Then either bring your own pumpkin or pay an extra £2 for each one of ours, including light. Monday 20th October, more »

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Songwriter signs up for film

Film producer, record producer and songwriter Tony Waddington, of Regal House Media, has joined forces with PIMM Productions to work on the music score of the semi-biopic film originally entitled Acceptance and now entitled Give Them Wings. The film is about disabled Darlington football fan Paul Hodgson, who was diagnosed with childhood meningitis at ten more »

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Civic Theatre funding announced

Darlington for Culture is delighted that it’s third time lucky for Darlington Civic Theatre after it was confirmed that the venue has been granted £5m for renovations. The grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) mean plans to revamp and restore the historic theatre so it can compete with other North-East venues can go ahead. more »