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: Bennet House Writers

Regular writing group is opening its doors to newcomers during Darlington Arts Festival. The Bennet House Writers group was formed in 1989 as part of the Workers Education Association and meets weekly to work on creative writing projects. The group welcomes writers of all ages and abilities. Date and times: 10.30am-noon Venue: Age UK, Bradbury more »

Festival: Lecture ‘AVM Curiosities: food, art and history’

The Arts Society North Yorkshire & South Durham (AS NY&SD) presents the lecture ‘AVM Curiosities: food, art and history’ by Tasha Marks (pictured). Tasha Marks will talk about her passion for food as an artistic medium. Her projects range from edible sculptural installations to limited-edition confectionery. Tasha is an award-winning food historian and her practice more »