Theatre town initiative is launched

Theatre Town is an exciting new initiative to present the most ambitious and high quality theatre in Darlington. The project brings together the expertise of partners Creative Darlington, Darlington Hippodrome, Luxi, Theatre Hullabaloo and ODDMANOUT to cement Darlington’s place in the Tees Valley as a Theatre Town and a place where theatre thrives. The project, more »

International jazz treat for Darlington fans

There’s a real international treat in store for Darlington New Orleans jazz fans when Sammy Rimington comes to town in early June. On Saturday 3 June , Sammy Rimington, the highly creative master of New Orleans Jazz clarinet will entertain at St Augustine’s parish centre, Darlington. Sammy is famous in both America and Europe and more »

Orchestra to stage summer concert

Darlington Orchestra Summer Concert 2017 takes place on 15th July 7.30pm at the Dolphin Centre In this informal and accessible event, the orchestra presents a wide variety of classical music. The programme will include lots of great pieces by the likes of Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky, Copland, Holst and James Horner. The music ranges from more »

Anthology of award-winning stories is published

The Book Folks have just published a collection of award-winning short stories by Bud Craig, who lives in the Darlington area and is a member of the Inkerman Writers. High Profile is available to download onto your kindle. The title story brings you the latest adventure of Salford private eye, Gus Keane. Others feature a more »

Frankie Abbott event is cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Darlington Film Club Frankie Abbott evening on May 25, part of Darlington Arts Festival, has unfortunately been cancelled. If you have already bought your ticket, please speak to The Forum for a full refund.

Darlington for Culture launches small grants scheme

To celebrate the beginning of Darlington Arts Festival, which it co-ordinates, arts organisation Darlington for Culture has announced the launch of a small grants scheme. The voluntary organisation has launched the scheme after receiving a donation from a company with Darlington connections, and is working in conjunction with Creative Darlington to administer the scheme. DfC more »

Crown Street latest

Following news that The Forum music centre is exploring a possible move into Crown Street Library, Darlington for Culture chair John Dean said: “We continue to keep abreast of developments in what is an uncertain situation surrounding the future of both the library service and the Crown Street library building. We will continue to consult more »