Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild: update

September 2020: a representative of the Darlington Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild said it has been difficult to make plans for the group due to the frequent changes in the Covid situation. A small working party visited the Elm Ridge Methodist Church hall, where meetings are usually held on the first Saturday of each month more »

DNOJ and Jazz Live on Aycliffe Radio

Everyone is missing live music and the opportunity to enjoy performances together, but there is plenty planned in the world of jazz and music is still available on the airwaves. “Darlington New Orleans Jazz events are cancelled until the social-distancing rules are relaxed but we have a strong line-up of excellent bands as soon as more »

DfC offers grants of up to £500

Darlington for Culture is offering grants of up to £500 to individuals or organisations based in and around Darlington to help promote the arts. The organisation’s Small Grants Scheme (SGS) welcomes applications for a small amount of financial support for activities that benefit the people of Darlington; currently, that can include either ‘live’ or online more »

The Witham announces film screenings

The Witham Community Arts Centre, Barnard Castle, announces the return of film screenings to the venue with a collection of movies for autumn and winter 2020. From November, there will be matinees as well as evening screenings. Due to social-distancing rules, the number of tickets available will be limited – booking is strongly recommended. Visit more »

Darlington Society of Arts

Darlington Society of Arts update: “We have been sending emails regularly to our members with links to interesting instructional art videos, art on the TV etc, which our members have found and would like to share. The emails include encouragement to send photos of any artwork members have done during lockdown and these have been more »

DAPA returns with new classes

Darlington Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA) returns to face-to-face teaching in the studio with brand-new classes for anyone aged from two years to adult. After several months of online classes and workshops, DAPA launched its timetable for September. DAPA is run by Paul and Joanne Mason and started two years ago, with one two-hour class, more »

Flourish: support and development

This programme is to help people and organisations to deliver creative community projects in Darlington in 2020/21 or 2021/22. Helix Arts are working in partnership with Creative Darlington, Darlington Borough Council, to offer mentoring, support and funding to three artists who are based in, or have an interest in working in, Darlington. The deadline is more »

HARK! The sound of stories (online)

7.30pm Sunday 11 October 2020 Presented by Darlington-based new music collective Tracks, this evening of music and imagery is inspired by contemporary folk tales, tragic history, and poetry through the ages. It will ‘fill your ears and your eyes with songs of witches, ghosts, haunted houses, and robots – even in the age of computers, more »

Classic cinema at Darlington Hippodrome

As part of a season of socially distanced activities, the theatre is screening a series of classic movies in its auditorium during September 2020. Grease kicks off the season on Thursday 10 September. The film is consistently ranked as the best-loved movie musical of all time. On Friday 11 September join Gordie, Chris, Teddy and more »

Darlington Folk and Acoustic Club’s time in lockdown

Darlington Folk & Acoustic Club is still very active each week although they can’t meet in person owing to the current restrictions. Here, they explain how they have coped with the recent lockdown, from sharing clips of songs to a virtual singaround. “When the Coronavirus lockdown was introduced on 23 March 2020, we knew this more »