The Bridge – new term begins

Daytime and evening courses for the Summer 2018 term start on Monday 23rd April. You can book the courses in person at The Bridge or by emailing the artist. All courses run for 10 weeks. For details visit the website.  

ArtsFest: 100th anniversary of Votes for Women

This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and DfC is supporting a Centenary Celebration of Votes for Women, a day of events organised by the National Council of Women.   The programme for the day: 09.30-10.00 Registration 10.00 Dr Andrena Telford, National President of the NCW 10.15 Chris Lloyd, The Northern Echo – more »

Painting classes starting in April

To develop your skills, join one of the friendly groups at The Bridge, Darlington DL1 1ED. The groups work in a wide variety of materials and methods. Students should bring their own materials. All levels of expertise are welcome, from complete beginners to more advanced artists looking to improve their range of skills and techniques. more »


ArtsFest: Literary Day on 26th May

Darlington for Culture is pleased to support the Darlington Arts Festival Literary Day, co-ordinated by local author Tracey Iceton. The Literary Day on 26th May will celebrate achievements of local writers and it also offers new, existing and lapsed poets, playwrights, novelists etc the chance to develop their craft as part of Darlington Arts Festival more »

Fun with art

Scrapstudio arts – Arts & Recycling – workshops, projects, events, parties and scrap store here in Darlington, for all ages. The studio base of visual artist Yvonne Preston, tutor and facilitator, who works with local businesses that have clean waste materials which can be reused in creative projects and art activities. Always looking for regular more »

ArtsFest: Great Expectations

The Hogarth Partnership presents a fast-moving adaptation by Jo Clifford of Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations. There will be two performances – one takes place on Tuesday 22nd May and one on Wednesday 23rd May. Price: £8 (£6 concessions) on the door or from Hippodrome Theatre box offices 01325 405405 Place: Crown Street Library Gallery Date and more »

Community Art Project spring exhibition

The Community Art Project (CAP) spring exhibition is at Crown Street Gallery from Saturday 31 March to Thursday 17 May. The Community Art Project provides an opportunity for people with learning disabilities to practice various visual arts activities with guidance and encouragement from a professional artist. Now based at The Bridge, the Community Art Project more »

ArtsFest: Lust For Life Drawing – family session

Relaxed, untutored life-drawing session to music with a fully clothed life model dressing up in various costumes. All ages and abilities are welcome. Afternoon-tea goodies will also be provided in the session. Price: £4 for adults, £2 for children (under 16). No booking required, please just pay OTD Place: Quaker Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate, Darlington more »

Sue Ferris plays Opus 4 Jazz

Sue Ferris is back at Opus 4 Jazz on Friday 11th May at The Travellers Rest, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. Sue has played at the club since it started in April 2004, and on a yearly basis her quintet has enthralled club members. Sue always presents, with her regular sidesmen, a colourful and driving evening more »