DfC offers grants of up to £500

Darlington for Culture is offering grants of up to £500 to individuals or organisations based in and around Darlington to help promote the arts. The organisation’s Small Grants Scheme (SGS) welcomes applications for a small amount of financial support for activities that benefit the people of Darlington; currently, that can include either ‘live’ or online more »

‘Platform Perform’ opens its academy doors

In September 2020, Platform Perform officially opens its stage doors, and to celebrate it will have a week of virtual workshops covering West End and Television shows beginning on Monday 10 August. The workshops will see Philip Hill Pearson, Jonny Dixon, Ryan Jenkins, Jonny Labey, Ben Harris, Jodie Steele, Danni Dee and Shanaya Atkinson Jones more »

TeesDance on Instagram in August

TeesDance Festival is an online festival celebrating local dance artists from the Tees Valley region. It takes place from 1 to 14 August 2020. The not-for-profit event will be accessible via the TeesDance Instagram account and will showcase 14 different dance artists and organisations who will ‘takeover’ and showcase their work each day. TeesDance is more »

Mini Mish Mash Festival: online 30th August

Music collective Tracks and Darlington Borough Council are pleased to announce the return of their vibrant, family-friendly festival Mish Mash. Its launch event last year was a huge success, attracting crowds to Darlington’s market square to dance to amazing music from around the world, as well as participate in a variety of workshops. This year, more »

Call-out for community arts project

‘Our Place’ – a community arts project focused on Darlington – is looking for people to take part to promote good mental health, exercise and most importantly creativity. It is open to all and is funded by Creative Darlington and ACE. Want to give meaning and purpose to your daily walk? In these strange times, more »

Jade Byrne performs stage show ‘Pricks’ live online

Darlington-based actress Jade Byrne will be partaking in a live charity fundraiser on Thursday 11 June 2020 in aid of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Jade, who is a Celebrity Ambassador for the charity, will be doing a live, online performance of her one-woman stage show ‘Pricks’ followed by a Q&A session to help more »

Northern Art prize extends deadline

In response to a late surge in artist entries, the New Light Prize Exhibition has announced a two-week deadline extension until 14 June 2020. This is an opportunity for Northern artists – who were born, are based in, or studied in, the North of England – to be part of a high-profile touring Prize Exhibition more »

Bud Craig’s Making A Killing

Author Bud Craig, who lives near Darlington, has had his latest crime novel published by The Book Folks. Making A Killing is a British murder mystery featuring Private Investigator Gus Keane, the fourth book in which he has featured. The e-book is available now and the paperback will be available this week. In the novel, more »

Theatre on lookout for young artists

Darlington Hippodrome is on the lookout for talented young artists to submit creative and inspiring works of art to be displayed in the venue’s windows while it is closed during the Covid-19 outbreak. Artists are encouraged to let their imaginations run free to create a picture of the theatre, or a colourful rainbow in support more »

Tracks announce more livestream gigs

Tracks in partnership with Darlington Borough Council have organised another series of livestreamed gigs. From mid-May 2020, the gigs will bring incredible regional artists to your home to keep everyone entertained and provide something for people to look forward to. The line-up includes some hotly tipped artists who’ll most certainly do huge things as soon more »