DfC chair’s update: 2nd April 2020

To all DfC Members and Supporters As you would expect, events that we would have been supporting and promoting in the near future have been cancelled, or postponed. It is with regret that the DfC Committee has agreed with Creative Darlington (DBC) to cancel Darlington Arts Festival 2020. The next Arts Festival will, all being more »

Cancelled: Darlington Arts Festival 2020

19 March 2020: unfortunately, but probably not surprisingly, DfC has had to cancel Darlington Arts Festival 2020. In light of the changing situation around the virus Covid-19 pandemic, and with no foreseeable end to restrictions and venue closures, we have decided to cancel this year’s festival. It is disappointing but the health of participants and more »

Announcement by The Bridge

Message from The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, 17 March 2020: “On the basis of Monday afternoon’s announcements the Board of The Bridge has decided that the responsible thing to do is to completely close The Bridge. This closure will take effect from the end of classes on Tuesday 17th March and will last until more »

Love Tango Darlington

This group dances both traditional Argentine and modern Nuevo Tango. Class every Thursday 8pm followed by dancing until late with John Paul Tango at Haughton Le Skerne Working Men’s Club, 25 Haughton Green, Darlington DL1 2DD. More details: call 01325 468738 or visit group’s Facebook page.

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?

Darlington Culture Volunteers (DCV) is an organisation run jointly by Darlington for Culture and Darlington Hippodrome. Our volunteers support arts and culture events held in and around Darlington. We help the event organisers by meeting and greeting the public and enabling them to join in the activities and enjoy themselves. Our volunteers work on an more »

Modern Jive classes every Thursday

Sync Dancing runs Modern Jive dance classes every Thursday at Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social & Welfare Club, Longfield Road, Darlington DL3 0HX. 7:30pm Doors open 7:45pm Beginner class (45mins) 8:30pm Break/social dance (30mins) 9:00pm Beginner re-cap/Intermediate class (30mins) 9:30pm Break/social dance (1hr) Modern Jive is the simplest of all partner dances. There is 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 »

Send us your up-to-date leaflets

Do you have arts and culture events or groups that you’d like to publicise? And do you have printed programmes or leaflets? We need your up-to-date leaflets and posters for the DfC information stands. DfC has an information stand in the foyer at The Hippodrome. It is a great place to promote arts organisations and more »

Darlington Orchestra: Winter Concert 2020

The Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert 2020 is on Saturday 25th January at 7.30pm in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, Darlington DL1 5RP. The orchestra will present another eclectic selection of light classical music. The conductor is David Plews; programme includes: Rossini, Bennett, Elgar, Julius Fučík, Simon & Garfunkel. And special guests are Certa Saxo (a saxophone more »