ArtsFest: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club

This Hilarity Bites Comedy Club show presents three well-established comedians – and will also feature a newer act in the middle. Bobby Mair – “There is always a massive laugh just dying out or just about to start up” – Chortle Alex Boardman – “Probably the quickest I’ve ever seen, certainly the funniest” – The more »

ArtsFest: The Wit and Wisdom of Victoria Wood

Chris’s anecdotes and insight into the background to one of the most loved personalities of our times has been particularly well received by audiences. Who knows about Victoria’s upbringing? What made her Britain’s best-loved ‘funny lady’? Victoria gave the nation a sense of the normal – but was she brought up in a ‘normal’ way? more »

ArtsFest: Music Box

This music event presents 30-plus acts, six stages and one whole day of fun. Back for its third year, Music Box is a massive celebration of vibrant North-East music scene and Darlington. Music Box starts at 1.30pm and takes place in the afternoon and evening of Sunday 3rd June at Hash Bar, Hole In The more »

ArtsFest: ‘We’re All Going on a Summer Holiday’

An evening of light music and verse presented by the Take4 Clarinet Quartet and Helen Winthorpe Kendrick. “Through verse and music, we explore what it means to go on holiday; to visit foreign places to have new experiences and even fall in love.” Price: £7 (under 18s, free) Place: St Andrew’s Church, Haughton-Le-Skerne, Darlington DL1 more »

ArtsFest: Six-In-A-Bar – New Orleans jazz

Six-In-A-Bar star at Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club on 2nd June. The band was formed 12 years ago and plays music from the 1920s/1930s jazz age, and is considered one of the most innovative and professional bands in the UK. The line-up is Willy Entwistle of the Temperance Severn on reeds, violin, flageolet and arrangements, more »

ArtsFest: Thriller Live

Featuring the songs of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, and direct from London’s West End, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, Thriller Live continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, more »

ArtsFest: Whatever the Weather (Ages 3+)

Presented by M6 Theatre Company in association with Polka Theatre, Whatever the Weather (main picture, by Lewis Wileman) is the imaginary world of an Alpine weather house. The house is brought to life in this inventive, comical and highly visual show for the very young. A weather house sitting on a quiet wall. The little more »

Arts Festival 2018: Theatre and film

Darlington Arts Festival has a host of theatre and film events for you this year including west-end hits, touring productions, Shakespeare shows and a special screening of Suffragette as part of the National Council of Women’s Centenary Celebration. Phil Daniels stars in the Touring Consortium Theatre Company’s production of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde at more »

ArtsFest: Creative Writing Workshop

Join Vane Women for this creative writing workshop. Bring a pen, some paper and your imagination and experiences – come and write in any form you choose, in response to a variety of stimuli including poems, images and objects. Let’s see what transpires. Vane Women are published poets, tutors and performers and are experienced in more »

Update: Crown Street Library building

Contrary to a report in The Northern Echo on 13th April, DfC is in the process of re-registering Crown Street Library as an asset of community value. According to the Community Rights Act all assets of community value must be de-listed after 5 years. We have been attempting to re-register the Crown Street Library (and more »