Call-out for community arts project

‘Our Place’ – a community arts project focused on Darlington – is looking for people to take part to promote good mental health, exercise and most importantly creativity. It is open to all and is funded by Creative Darlington and ACE. Want to give meaning and purpose to your daily walk? In these strange times, more »

Jade Byrne performs stage show ‘Pricks’ live online

Darlington-based actress Jade Byrne will be partaking in a live charity fundraiser on Thursday 11 June 2020 in aid of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Jade, who is a Celebrity Ambassador for the charity, will be doing a live, online performance of her one-woman stage show ‘Pricks’ followed by a Q&A session to help more »

Northern Art prize extends deadline

In response to a late surge in artist entries, the New Light Prize Exhibition has announced a two-week deadline extension until 14 June 2020. This is an opportunity for Northern artists – who were born, are based in, or studied in, the North of England – to be part of a high-profile touring Prize Exhibition more »

Bud Craig’s Making A Killing

Author Bud Craig, who lives near Darlington, has had his latest crime novel published by The Book Folks. Making A Killing is a British murder mystery featuring Private Investigator Gus Keane, the fourth book in which he has featured. The e-book is available now and the paperback will be available this week. In the novel, more »

Theatre on lookout for young artists

Darlington Hippodrome is on the lookout for talented young artists to submit creative and inspiring works of art to be displayed in the venue’s windows while it is closed during the Covid-19 outbreak. Artists are encouraged to let their imaginations run free to create a picture of the theatre, or a colourful rainbow in support more »

Tracks announce more livestream gigs

Tracks in partnership with Darlington Borough Council have organised another series of livestreamed gigs. From mid-May 2020, the gigs will bring incredible regional artists to your home to keep everyone entertained and provide something for people to look forward to. The line-up includes some hotly tipped artists who’ll most certainly do huge things as soon more »

DNOJ and Jazz Live on Aycliffe Radio

Everyone is missing live music and the opportunity to enjoy performances together, but there is plenty planned in the world of jazz and music is still available on the airwaves. “Darlington New Orleans Jazz events are cancelled until the social-distancing rules are relaxed but we have a strong line-up of excellent bands as soon as more »

Darlington Society of Arts

Darlington Society of Arts update: “We have been sending emails regularly to our members with links to interesting instructional art videos, art on the TV etc, which our members have found and would like to share. The emails include encouragement to send photos of any artwork members have done during lockdown and these have been more »

Rejig: gets creative online

Rejig usually runs weekly sessions where people ‘meet, make and mend’. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the group can’t meet at real-world venues so meet online instead and they have organised a variety of ‘virtual’ lockdown projects to stay creative and connected. “It has been really hard for everyone to adjust to the more »

Dance classes move offstage to online

Darlington Hippodrome is offering online dance and drama classes for young people and adults, starting April 2020 (photo of Darlington Hippodrome Youth Dance: credit Scott Akoz). The theatre’s regular online dance and drama classes for young people and adults aim to help them keep active in body, mind and spirit during this period of social more »