Funding for town-centre arts projects

Support of up to £10,000 is available to selected proposals via Creative Darlington’s New In Town Call Out. The council is looking for arts programmes that contribute to Darlington’s town-centre offer; and the closing date for applications is Friday 20th September 5pm. The call out is for new arts programme proposals or arts development work more »

Tribute nights at Bannatyne Hotel

Tribute nights at Bannatyne Hotel include a two-course meal and entertainment throughout the evening for £25 per person: Friday 23rd August – Beatles Tribute Saturday 28th September – Grease, A Night at the Movies Tribute Friday 11th October – Freddy Mercury Tribute Celebrate Halloween with a night of live music, fine dining and dancing, plus more »

‘Space Chase’: Children’s Reading Challenge 2019

The Reading Agency and Darlington Libraries present ‘Space Chase’ Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Children aged 2-16 can join the library for free and borrow books to earn an ‘intergalactic reward’. New joiners need to visit the library and borrow books three times over the Summer Holidays (13th July-7th September) to earn themselves an out-of-this-world experience more »

‘Darlo to ‘Boro is our Grand Tour’

During August and September 2019, you can contribute to artist and performer Lady Kitt’s project at Crown Street Gallery and Darlington Library and Archive. It is part of Middlesbrough Art Weekender, supported by Creative Darlington. Kitt’s project is called Darlo to ‘Boro is our Grand Tour; to find out more, visit the website. This is more »

DNOJC: double bill for August

Darlington New Orleans Jazz has a double bill for August 2019. On Saturday 3rd August, it’s Mike Daly’s Dixieland Rhythm Kings and guest reed man John Hallam. Mike is a very fine jazz cornettist, who last appeared in Darlington at the Arts Centre many years ago. He will be down from Scotland for this afternoon more »

Mish Mash – Family Music Festival

Mish Mash Family Music Festival is on Sunday 25th August 2019 in Darlington’s Market Square from 1pm-8pm. This free event (part of Darlington’s Summer of Sound organised by Darlington Borough Council) is ‘Bringing The World To Darlington’ with music from gypsy folk to flamenco, Irish dance to ska. Bring the whole family for a diverse more »

Have your say on DBC Town Centre Strategy

Darlington Borough Council (DBC) wants your views on its Town Centre Strategy. The deadline to complete the online survey is Monday 30th September 2019. The council’s town centre strategy, which was agreed at Cabinet in July, sets out the intended development plans for the town centre over the next 10 years. The strategy will focus more »

First lecture of DLA’s 137th year

Darlington Lecture Association (DLA) opens its 137th year with “Angelic Streets” the encouraging story of one man’s crusade to recover our late-night town and city centres from the scourge of binge drinking. Paul Blakey MBE will explain how his Street Angels initiative to improve behaviour and protect the vulnerable has spread across the UK from 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. All year round, there is a DfC information stand in the foyer at The Hippodrome. It is a great place to 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.