Festival: Writers’ events

A large part of this year’s annual Darlington Arts Festival is dedicated to writers, both new and existing, with a variety of events taking place across all four days. You can learn more about published authors and how they work, and how to get published, or try your hand at writing poetry at the workshops, more »

DHS 20th March: The English Civil War

Annual membership £10; visitors £3 per meeting otd, at Friends Meeting House in Skinnergate. It is possible to join the society on the door at any of the meetings. For more information, visit the Darlington Historical Society website. 17 October Admiral Collingwood – with author Max Adams 21 November Red Cross Auxiliary Hospitals in the more »

Easter at The Hullabaloo

The Hullabaloo, the flagship venue for young audiences in Darlington and winner of Best Family Venue at the Fantastic for Families Awards 2019, has a jam-packed programme this Easter. Children, young people, and their families will be entertained with a mix of world-class theatre alongside a range of activities such as storytelling, themed days and more »

From Paris to Barney – lecture at The Bridge

Arts lecture at The Bridge, Yarm Road, Darlignton, with Sandra Pollard. The Bowes Museum, housed in a ‘French Chateau’ on the edge of the Pennines. Ithas a very important display of art, ceramics, furniture and textiles, most of which were collected by John Bowes, an ancestor of the late Queen Mother, and his French actress more »

DMS concert on Saturday 9 March

The next Darlington Music Society concert is on Saturday 9th March at the Dolphin Centre 7.30pm. This will be given by the Kammerphilharmonie Europa – an orchestra from Europe. They will be playing from Vivaldi, Bach, Albinoni, Suk and Neilsen, much of which will be familiar to the audience. About the performers: The Kammerphilharmonie Europa more »

Alter Ego at Opus 4 Jazz Club

Opus 4 Jazz Club on Friday 8th March presents Alter Ego, a long-established and accomplished modern jazz sextet from Newcastle. This will be the group’s first appearance at Opus 4 where the material will revolve, in part, around the Jazz Messengers, an influential jazz combo that existed for more than 35 years beginning in the more »

BookFest at Crown Street: 4-9 March

The festival, organised by Darlington Libraries, is a week-long extravaganza of storytelling, arts and crafts, music, LEGO® Block parties, author visits and more for the whole family to enjoy in celebration of World Book Day. Three colourful book benches will be displayed in the library – pictured above with Suzy Hill, library events manager, Laura Pattison, more »

Council wants your views on Crown Street

In 2018, Darlington Borough Council decided to keep the central library service at Crown Street and it plans to invest £2m in improvements and repairs. The council is now seeking views from people about the future of the library service by asking two broad questions: “What would you like to see provided as part of more »

Performing Arts – competition

Darlington Festival for Performing Arts (DFPA) is a competition comprising three disciplines on three days: Music on Saturday 2nd March; Speech and Drama on Saturday 9th March; and Dance on Saturday, 5th October; all at Longfield Academy. The organisation provides the opportunity for children and adults to perform competitively in front of professional adjudicators, showcasing more »