The Roaring Twenties: Art, Design and High Society

Darlington Arts Society’s next lecture ‘The Roaring Twenties: Art, Design and High Society’ takes place on Monday 20th January 2020 at 2pm, at Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington DL3 8QH. The Roaring Twenties was a loud and boisterous decade, marked by modernity and social and economic change. Following the dark days of the Great War, a more »

Opus 4 Jazz Club: Dean Stockdale Quartet

On Friday 24th January 2020, Opus 4 Jazz Club presents The Dean Stockdale Quartet, featuring Dean Masser on tenor sax, Ed Harrison on bass and Gaz Hughes on drums which, collectively, should make for an exciting evening. Tickets on the door £8, doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start Travellers Rest, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER Club 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 showcase aims to highlight the variety of talent in the town across all artforms. The festival is again being supported by Creative Darlington and it will 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 »

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 »

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 »

WEA courses at Friends Meeting House

Founded in 1903, the WEA is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. With the support of nearly 3,000 volunteers, 2,000 tutors and over 10,000 members, we deliver friendly, accessible and enjoyable courses for adults from all walks of life. Two courses start January 2020 at the Friends Meeting more »

The Bridge: spring term starts 13th January

The spring term at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts starts week commencing 13th January 2020. The programme of 10-week courses includes painting and drawing, landscape acrylic and oils, watercolours, experimental printmaking, portrait drawing and painting, ceramics, life drawing, jewellery making, Openart, and an ‘Introduction to Cyanotopes’ one-day workshop. The Bridge provides a vibrant community-led more »


St Augustine’s Repertory Society (STARS) present a traditional family pantomime ‘Aladdin’ at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG. 22nd to 24th January 2020 from 7.30pm-10.30pm Saturday 25th January 2020, 1pm-4pm and 6pm-9pm Ticket £10; £5 Call 07397 774913 to reserve tickets Book and pay online

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 »