Arts project launches

An exciting new arts project is beginning in Darlington for children and young people with physical and learning disabilities. Harewood Hill Lodge will become a Creative Care Home thanks to funding through the County Durham and Darlington NHS Health Improvement Fund, managed by the County Durham Community Foundation. Blue Cabin Community Interest Company developed the more »

Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert 2018

The Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert 2018 is on 27th January 7.30pm at the Dolphin Centre. The orchestra will present a variety of classical music – old and new. The programme will include a wide range of pieces from Corelli and Dvořák, Richard Rodgers and 20th-century music medleys through to some John Williams magic. The family-friendly more »

Choral spectacular

This is a unique opportunity to hear this magnificent Verdi work performed live in Darlington. With combined choirs of 150 singers and a 50 strong orchestra, it is an unforgettable musical experience, whatever your musical tastes. Darlington Choral Society has brought together three choirs, two regional orchestras and four top class soloists under the baton more »

Library court date set

A date in late November has been set for the court case into attempts by campaigners to prevent Darlington Borough Council moving the Crown Street Library into the Dolphin Centre. You can read the full story in The Northern Echo at

Author to give talk

Best-selling historical fiction author Simon Scarrow is set to bring the latest tales from his Roman soldier heroes Cato and Macro to Darlington Library in November. Born in Nigeria, Simon spent his childhood travelling the world and pursued his love of history as a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. Simon will be visiting Darlington more »

Intrigue in the art world

Check out Mike Jarvie’s novel of intrigue in the art world. Black Art can be purchased at Amazon link:

Second book in trilogy is published

The second novel by Tracey Iceton has been published. Herself Alone in Orange Rain is part two in the Celtic Colours trilogy by the author, who is one of the organisers of Darlington Arts Festival. Kaylynne Ryan is a promising art student, used to fighting for her place in a world of men, but when more »