Festival: Belly Giggles!

This comedy workshop and ‘open mic’ event are suitable for children aged 7 years and over. Come along and join a friendly comedy workshop specially for kids where you can have a laugh and a giggle, write some jokes, try out some stand-up comedy or make up a sketch. Then, if you fancy having a more »

Festival: The art of the novel – a case study

Local author Michael Jarvie will be delivering a follow-up talk to the one he gave during last year’s Darlington Arts Festival on self-publication. This time, he will be discussing how he came to research and write his thriller Black Art and will explore the following subjects: What makes a novel? Where do ideas come from? more »

Festival: Tambours d’Afrique

Tambours d’Afrique comprises a collection of Djembe drums, Djun Djun and bells. The Djembe has its roots in West Africa, but it has gained huge popularity in the West over the past couple of decades. Traditionally, it is a goblet-shaped, wooden drum, which is open at the base, and has a single skin made from more »

Festival: The art of Darlington

A guided walk around the heart of Darlington, led by Chris Lloyd of The Northern Echo, looking at the history of art and artists in the town: poets, painters, performances and public art, plus some stories in the stonework, the views of a weathercock and the birth of the art of lion taming. Date and more »

Festival: The Cureheads

The original tribute to The Cure since 1990, faithfully recreate the sound, looks and atmosphere of a real 1980s concert by The Cure. Plus, music in the bar from DJ Mikey A. Date and times: Saturday 18 May 8.30pm, doors/DJ from 7pm Venue: The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG Cost: Tickets £12, more »

Festival: An introduction to crime fiction

Best-selling crime novelist John Dean will run an Introduction to Crime Fiction creative writing workshop. John, author of 17 novels, including the recently published ‘Death List’, is published by London-based The Book Folks and is the creator of DCI John Blizzard and DCI Jack Harris. The workshop will examine how to: Create a strong story, more »

Festival: And the meek shall inherit the storyline

Best-selling crime novelist John Dean will give a talk looking at how conflict in the modern age drives crime fiction. John, whose books regularly feature in the best-selling charts on Amazon, is the creator of the DCI John Blizzard and DCI Jack Harris series. The writer, who has had 17 novels published, including the recently more »

Festival: recital by Jeremy and James Chen

Darlington Piano Society presents a recital by the highly talented Chen brothers, Jeremy (13) and James (15), from Ingleby Barwick. James was awarded his LRSM at the age of 13 and performed his debut piano concerto with Teesside Symphony Orchestra in 2016 at age 12. Jeremy achieved his Diploma ABRSM at the age of 12. more »