Tees Cottage Pumping Station: open 14 and 15 Sept

Tees Cottage Pumping Station’s next open weekend is Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019 from 11am-5pm each day. Explore the Tees Cottage site on Coniscliffe Road, Darlington DL3 8TF, including Lancashire Boilers from 1902, a 1904 steam-powered Beam Engine and a 1914 gas engine, all in operation and still pumping water from the River more »

‘Darlo to ‘Boro is our Grand Tour’

During August and September 2019, you can contribute to artist and performer Lady Kitt’s project at Crown Street Gallery and Darlington Library and Archive. It is part of Middlesbrough Art Weekender, supported by Creative Darlington. Kitt’s project is called Darlo to ‘Boro is our Grand Tour; to find out more, visit the website. This is more »

‘River Tees on Film’ archive show

A screening of archive footage ‘River Tees on Film’ takes place at Neasham Reading Room 7pm on Tuesday 10th September 2019. River Tees Rediscovered present archive film show put together by the North East Film Archive from River Tees Rediscovered. This entertaining and lively event features Teesside’s industrial heritage, its towns and route down to more »

Last Train Home Festival 2019

Last Train Home: Music and Comedy Festival this year has seven stages and over 50 artists. The multi-venue festival is on Saturday 7th September 2019 from 1pm-10.30pm and is part of Darlington’s Summer of Sound (supported by Darlington Borough Council). Local music collective Tracks are bringing another ‘First Class’ collection of artists to Darlington, with more »

On Track: free music-industry event

On Track is a new event for the music industry presented in collaboration with Tipping Point (Powered by Generator). Taking place at The Forum Music Centre from 11am-2pm on Saturday 7th September, this is a free music-industry conference for both artists and music creators which ties in with Last Train Home Festival 2019. It aims more »

‘Space Chase’: Children’s Reading Challenge 2019

The Reading Agency and Darlington Libraries present ‘Space Chase’ Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Children aged 2-16 can join the library for free and borrow books to earn an ‘intergalactic reward’. New joiners need to visit the library and borrow books three times over the Summer Holidays (13th July-7th September) to earn themselves an out-of-this-world experience more »

Summer term at The Bridge

Summer 2019 term at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts runs from Monday 29 April to 31 July. All courses at The Bridge run for 10-week terms. If you’re interested in joining a course, you can sign-up online or call the venue on 01325 243864.

August events at The Forum

August 2019 events at The Forum, Borough Road, Darlington For the full list of gigs and events, please visit The Forum website or call 01325 363135. Saturday 3rd Hilarity Bites Comedy Club Tickets £10. Doors 7.30pm Wednesday 7th Open Mic Night, just turn up, plug in and play Free entrance, 8pm Thursday 8th Live & more »

Poetry reading: 23rd July

Smokestack Poets SJ Litherland and Annie Wright read from their latest books on Tuesday 23rd July 2019 from 6.30pm-8pm. The event takes place at Crown Street Gallery, Crown Street, Darlington DL1 1ND. Free entry Refreshments available For details, contact Vane Women via their website

DNOJC: double bill for August

Darlington New Orleans Jazz has a double bill for August 2019. On Saturday 3rd August, it’s Mike Daly’s Dixieland Rhythm Kings and guest reed man John Hallam. Mike is a very fine jazz cornettist, who last appeared in Darlington at the Arts Centre many years ago. He will be down from Scotland for this afternoon more »