Family arts day

A family fun arts day will be held in Darlington on October 29. The event has been supported by one of Darlington for Culture’s small arts grants.

Theatrical collaboration is announced

Darlington-based theatre company, ODDMANOUT, has formed an international collaboration with The Market Theatre Laboratory, Johannesburg, for a new production, examining womanhood in 2017. A female led project, Encountering the Other, will combine an exciting fusion of live and digital performance and is set to challenge perception, demand empowerment and unite cultures through conversation and creation. more »

Festival of Ingenuity

An extravaganza of everything ingenious about Darlington is taking place on September 22-23. The two-day Festival of Ingenuity will feature interactive activities and exhibits to delight and amaze young minds, and is designed to be a fun way for children and young people to learn about engineering and technology. And best of all, it’s all more »

2018 Darlington Arts Festival is announced

Darlington for Culture (DfC) is seeking to hear from arts groups, venues, performers and businesses who would like to showcase themselves in the sixth Darlington Arts Festival The festival, again to be staged at a wide range of venues across the borough, is being co-ordinated by DfC, the group which speaks for arts and culture more »

Darlington Music Society concerts announced

Darlington Music Society will stage six concerts of classical music during the 2017 / 2018 season as they have in previous years. The first concert of this season will be on Saturday 7th October at 7.30 p.m.at the Dolphin Centre. This will be given by The Pomegranate Piano Trio, playing pieces by Beethoven, Haydn & more »

A chance to shine

An opportunity for local talent to shine in the Roundabout Theatre in Darlington on Sunday 8 October. Roundabout is the world’s first pop-up, plug-and-play theatre. It flatpacks into a lorry and is popping up in Darlington’s Market Square from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 October as part of Darlington Theatre Town. On Sunday 8 October more »

African choir to perform

The Pearl of Africa Choir returns to St Augustines Church (30, Coniscliffe, Darlington, DL3 7RG) on Saturday 7 October at 7pm with their hugely popular performance of African song and dance in tribal costume. Everyone is welcome and, while there is no admission charge, there will be a collection. Proceeds of the collection are used more »

Author’s latest book is published

The Icarus Project by Darlington thriller writer Roger Barnes has been published through Inscribe Media. During his Inauguration speech, newly elected American President Alan Maddox announces in it is his intention to initiate a project that will rid the world of toxic waste. A project visionary in concept to transport it into the Sun; disposing more »

Accolade for museum

Visitor reviews have earned the Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum a coveted ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from an online travel website while it has also once again been awarded the VisitEngland stamp of approval. The museum has been recognised with a “2017 Certificate of Excellence” based on the consistently ‘great reviews’ posted by visitors more »