Stay at home stories: film competition

Creative Darlington and Undivided Pictures are looking for short films featuring ‘Lockdown’ as the theme for competition entries. This call-out is open to those who live or work in Darlington, all films must be under four minutes and should include no more than four characters. The winner will be selected in June and the prize more »

Open call for artists in DL postcode

The Auxiliary have teamed up with Creative Darlington and for their next round of ABODE, an artist-in-own-residence programme. The aim is to encourage artists to develop new skills and to consider new approaches to their creative practices. This project is offering five mini-grants of £200, for applications from artists with a DL postcode. Apply by more »

DHS meetings 2019-2020

Talks and meetings for 2019-2020 are held at the Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7NG (accessed via the archway on Skinnergate) starting at 7.30pm. Annual membership £10 covering all talks. Visitors £3 per meeting. For more information, visit the Darlington Historical Society website. Membership Fees Individual Membership £10 Junior & Student Membership £3 Visitors more »

Opus 4 Jazz Club presents Andrea Vicari

On Friday 20th March 2020, Opus 4 Jazz Club presents directly from the London jazz scene and for a second year Andrea Vicari. The club takes place at the Travellers Rest, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Andrea is an outstanding award-winning jazz pianist with local sidesmen Andy Champion more »

Love Tango Darlington

This group dances both traditional Argentine and modern Nuevo Tango. Class every Thursday 8pm followed by dancing until late with John Paul Tango at Haughton Le Skerne Working Men’s Club, 25 Haughton Green, Darlington DL1 2DD. More details: call 01325 468738 or visit group’s Facebook page.

SIRF theatre workshops for young people

Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) and ARC are looking for young people (aged 18-24 years) to take part in workshops and performance summer 2020. The organisers aim to create and support a home-grown street-theatre company from the Tees Valley. The young people don’t need previous experience, just an interest in SIRF, theatre, dance, movement, music, more »

‘Pricks’: fifth UK tour

Darlington actress Jade Byrne takes her one-woman stage show, Pricks, on the road for the fifth time. Pricks’ Spring 2020 Tour has numerous dates across the UK, and Jade will be heading to Teesside during the latter stages of the run. Created in 2017, Pricks is Jade’s autobiographical tale of life with Type 1 diabetes. more »

Darlington Piano Society: 2019-20 season

Darlington Piano Society’s 2019-20 season commences at 3pm on Sunday 20th October, in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, with a recital by Martin Roscoe. Martin is one of the UK’s best-loved pianists, whose extraordinary career spans four decades. His enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful more »

Lectures for DLA’s 137th year

The DLA opened its 137th year with ‘Angelic Streets’ on Monday 2nd September 7.30pm. It was the encouraging story of one man’s crusade to recover late-night town and city centres from the scourge of binge drinking. Paul Blakey MBE explained how his Street Angels initiative to improve behaviour and protect the vulnerable has spread across more »

Darlington Arts Festival 2020

Darlington Arts Festival 2020 “Platform for talent: get on board” The eighth annual festival will take place in Darlington from Friday 15th to Monday 18th May 2020. The multi-faceted festival highlights the variety of talent in the town across all artforms. The festival is again being supported by Creative Darlington and it will include writing,visual more »