Irving Finkel: Diaries, Memories and the Pursuit of Truth

The Arts Society lecture on Monday 17th February 2020 at 2pm is by Irving Finkel entitled ‘Diaries, Memories and the Pursuit of Truth’. Irving Finkel is a philologist and Assyriologist. He is currently the Assistant Keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures in the Department of the Middle East in the British Museum, where more »

Opus 4 Jazz Club: The Noel Dennis Quartet

Opus 4 Jazz Club welcomes The Noel Dennis Quartet on Friday 21st February 2020. Noel is a revered local jazzman, playing trumpet and flugelhorn, and he plans to bring a taste of the legendary Miles Davis to the Club. He’ll be there along with Mark Williams (guitar), Russ Morgan (drums) and Andy Champion (bass). Tickets more »

Darlington Libraries’ Adult Reading Challenge

It’s not too late to sign up to ‘Darlington Libraries’ Adult Reading Challenge’ as it will run throughout the year, Hundreds of people across the borough have already started the challenge. It is based on the successful summer reading challenge for children, run each year by Darlington Libraries’, and aims to encourage adults to read more »

How to join Darlington for Culture

By becoming a member of DfC, you will be helping to support and enable arts activities and communities in and around Darlington. Darlington for Culture Ltd is a Non-profit Society for the Benefit of the Community, a form of co-operative, offering membership to user groups and individuals. All members hold a nominal £1 share. Annual more »

Crown Street exhibition: Darlington Society of Arts

The society members will be exhibiting work at Crown Street Gallery from Saturday 11th January 2020 to Thursday 5th March 2020. Darlington Society of Arts was founded in 1922 with the prime object of stimulating interest in and appreciation of art in Darlington and the surrounding area. This will be the sixth exhibition Darlington Society more »

Darlington Arts Festival 2020

Darlington Arts Festival 2020 “Platform for talent: get on board” The eighth annual festival will take place in Darlington from Friday 15th to Monday 18th May 2020. The multi-faceted festival highlights the variety of talent in the town across all artforms. The festival is again being supported by Creative Darlington and it will include writing,visual more »

SIRF theatre workshops for young people

Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) and ARC are looking for young people (aged 18-24 years) to take part in workshops and performance summer 2020. The organisers aim to create and support a home-grown street-theatre company from the Tees Valley. The young people don’t need previous experience, just an interest in SIRF, theatre, dance, movement, music, more »

Off the Rails: exhibition by Bill Oakey

Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum – is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of artist Bill Oakey, from Saturday 11th January 2020 to Sunday 8th March. The ‘Off the Rails’ exhibition has a railway theme but focuses on the staff passengers and volunteers who play such an important part in the railways. Bill more »

DNOJ presents The Red Stripe band

Saturday 7th March 2020 sees the return of the Red Stripe band from London. This event presented by Darlington New Orleans Jazz is guaranteed to be a high-energy session. The players are Red Stripe (aka Neil Drinkwater), piano, vocals, keytar; Helena-May Harrison, vocals; John O’Neill, tenor sax and clarinet; Erica Clarke, baritone sax, flute and more »

Open Mic for Writers

The next ‘Open Mic for Writers’ is on Thursday 30th January 2020 at Hash from 7pm. Got a story you want to read? Trying something out with a novel and not sure if it works? Or simply like listening to original writing, some of it never heard before? Each reader has upto eight minutes in more »