Arts organisation makes small grants awards

Arts organisation Darlington for Culture (DfC) has made the latest awards from its new small grants scheme. Voluntary organisation DfC launched the scheme after receiving a donation from a company with Darlington connections, and is working in conjunction with Creative Darlington to administer the programme. DfC has long believed that small grants can allow everyone more »

Art exhibition

A selection of art work from Darlington’s Community Art Project will be on display at Darlington Building Society’s Tubwell Row branch from Friday 28th July until Friday 29th September. The venue is open 9am – 5pm weekdays and 9am – 12 noon on Saturdays. For further information contact Laurence.ward@darlington.gov.uk

Hippodrome programme is revealed

Darlington Hippodrome has unveiled a packed spectacular opening season following a multi-million pound restoration. Following 18 months of expectation the opening season of the newly restored Darlington Hippodrome has been revealed. As a curtain-raiser and emotional homecoming we welcome DarlingtonOS with Strictly Musicals 2 – a song and dance extravaganza featuring some of the best-loved more »

Tickets now available for a ‘1940s’ dance

Join in a 1940s dance on 17th November at St Augustine’s Church Hall, Darlington. Tickets cost £10 until 1st September. Music is by the Doo Wop Dollies and vintage DJ Murray, they’ll show you the moves and you can join in solo and couple dances. For tickets and information, email manicmumdaysevents@gmail.com or book through this link (+ more »

Library case to go to court

Campaigners are taking Darlington Council to Court over the handling of the changes to the library service. The full Northern Echo story can be read at http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15389966._It_was_inevitable____Court_proceedings_issued_over_Darlington_Council_s_plans_to_close_Crown_Street_Library/

DfC names new Chair

Darlington for Culture (DfC), the voluntary organisation that speaks for the arts and culture sector in the borough, has named Jo Potter as its new Chair. Jo, who lives in Darlington and is involved in several community organisation including Darlington Green Theatre, steps up from his role as Vice-Chair. Jo replaces John Dean, who steps more »

Hullabaloo secures funding

Darlington-based Theatre Hullabaloo, the North East’s specialist producer of theatre for children and young people, is celebrating the news that it has been included in the Arts Council’s National Portfolio of Organisations (NPO) for 2018 – 2022. The organisation will receive just over £250,000 per year to deliver a high quality programme of theatre and more »

Swashbuckling fun

Ahoy there, shipmates, why not climb aboard the good ship Naughty Nellie and join family favourites Double Trouble in a brand new swashbuckling spooktacular adventure this Halloween? Double Trouble and the Curse of the Haunted Pirate Ship will be presented by the same team that brought Sleeping Beauty to The Majestic theatre during the February more »

Do you have a story to tell?

Creative writing tutor John Dean is taking bookings for the Autumn 2017 term of his popular courses at the Friends’ Meeting House in Skinnergate, Darlington. The adult learning courses deal with all aspects of creative writing, focusing primarily on prose, including short stories, novels and other forms of writing as well as occasional forays into more »

The Haunting of Cole Peters

The Haunting of Cole Peters, a debut collection of ghost stories by Darlington-born writer Joe Hetherington has been published. An amulet with an unusual power, strange figures in the arctic wastes and a terrifying night shift at an art gallery all feature in this disturbing anthology of nine tales, available from .https://www.amazon.co.uk/Haunting-Peters-Other