Festival: Writers’ events

A large part of this year’s annual Darlington Arts Festival is dedicated to writers, both new and existing, with a variety of events taking place across all four days. You can learn more about published authors and how they work, and how to get published, or try your hand at writing poetry at the workshops, 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: 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 »

ArtsFest: Writing for Community

This workshop will give participants the chance to work through a sample of writing prompts for creativity and self expression. It aims to provide encouragement for new writers and experienced writers not writing at present. Susan was an Occupational and Drama Therapist, Language and Montessori teacher. She worked as a group facilitator with a special interest more »

ArtsFest: Hand Coiled Pots exhibition

This one-day exhibition displays work by Kolbe and Pam Bassington. Kolbe has been making ceramics for 15 years; he enjoys creating small, curious objects. Pam Bassington gained a First-Class Honours degree in Contemporary Fine Art in 2012. She has exhibited in Cork Street and had her digital image projected onto various buildings in London, as a more »

ArtsFest: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

This Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production, adapted by David Edgar and starring Phil Daniels, is a nerve-jangling horror story adaptated from Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller. During one of his audacious experiments trying to separate good from evil, the mild-mannered Dr Jekyll inadvertently unleashes an alternative personality of pure evil… more »