AudioVisual: gig and exhibition at Voodoo Cafe

AudioVisual is a one-night-only gig and exhibition held at Voodoo Cafe on Monday 22nd July 2019. Artists and musicians from or based in the North East come together to celebrate with the people of Darlington and beyond. The night champions creativity on our doorstep, and doors open at 5pm and the event closes around 11pm. more »

Photography exhibition ‘Resurgence’

Darlington Association of Photographers’ exhibition ‘Resurgence’ is at Crown Street Gallery, Darlington, from Saturday 13 July to Thursday 15 August 2019. The geographic area covered by this exhibition ranges from the pennines to the Tees estuary, encompassing areas as far north as Hartlepool to Staithes in the south – passing through a variety of countrysides, more »

Poetry reading: 23rd July

Smokestack Poets SJ Litherland and Annie Wright read from their latest books on Tuesday 23rd July 2019 from 6.30pm-8pm. The event takes place at Crown Street Gallery, Crown Street, Darlington DL1 1ND. Free entry Refreshments available For details, contact Vane Women via their website

Send us your up-to-date leaflets

Do you have arts and culture events or groups that you’d like to publicise? And do you have printed programmes or leaflets? We need your up-to-date leaflets and posters for the DfC information stands. On Saturday 29 June, we’ll have an info stand in Stanhope Park all day as part of Darlington Community Carnival. All more »

Love Tango Darlington

This group dances both traditional Argentine and modern Nuevo Tango. Class every Thursday 8pm followed by dancing until late with John Paul Tango at Haughton Le Skerne Working Men’s Club, 25 Haughton Green, Darlington DL1 2DD. More details: call 01325 468738 or visit group’s Facebook page.

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?

Darlington Culture Volunteers (DCV) is an organisation run jointly by Darlington for Culture and Darlington Hippodrome. Our volunteers support arts and culture events held in and around Darlington. We help the event organisers by meeting and greeting the public and enabling them to join in the activities and enjoy themselves. Our volunteers work on an more »

Darlington Comedy Festival’s month full of laughs

Darlington Comedy Festival returns in 2019 with a month-long line-up featuring popular TV comics and favourites from the Edinburgh Fringe. The festival starts on 1st July with Rob Deering’s one-man soundscape show and interactive quiz show ‘Beat This’. Audiences can catch stand-up shows throughout the month of July, including the Hilarity Bites New Act of more »

Hippodrome’s summer 2019 season

The new season includes thrilling new drama, a selection of the world’s most dazzling musicals and some truly magical family shows. Additional shows are regularly added to the Darlington Hippodrome schedule For further information and to book, call the box office on 01325 405405 or visit www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk to choose your own seats online Agatha Christie more »

‘Smile Art’ exhibition until 27th July

‘Smile Art’ exhibition by Edward Freeman is at The Bridge from 1st June to 27th July. The Exhibition Preview is on Saturday 1st June from 4pm-5.30pm, with drinks and canapes on arrival; 4.30pm Artist Welcome. Sales profits from this exhibition will be donated by the artist to Cancer Research UK. The Bridge Centre for Visual more »

‘Space Chase’: Children’s Reading Challenge 2019

The Reading Agency and Darlington Libraries present ‘Space Chase’ Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Children aged 2-16 can join the library for free and borrow books to earn an ‘intergalactic reward’. New joiners need to visit the library and borrow books three times over the Summer Holidays (13th July-7th September) to earn themselves an out-of-this-world experience more »