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 »

WEA courses for spring/summer 2020

In addition to courses, The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) provides a range of free activities. In May and June 2020, there are 280 new free online courses including English history, philosophy, Spanish and painting. Visit the website. And there are over 120 free activities taking place online over the next few weeks. From yoga to more »

Hippodrome: planning for 2021

Following the festive pantomime, Cinderella, which runs until Sunday 3 January, 2021 will kick off with Steve Steinman’s fuel-injected stage show Anything For Love celebrating the music of Meatloaf (Monday 18 January). The show will feature Lorraine Crosby, original vocalist on the hit duet ‘I’d do anything for love (but I won’t do that)’. The more »

Arts Society NY&SD: April update

Arts Society North Yorkshire and South Durham: update April 2020. On the 6th March 2020, Rita Smith, Deputy Chair and Programme Organiser, took a group of Arts Society members to the Victoria and Albert Museum to see some wonderful collections, soak up the colour and exuberance of Japanese Kimono and most of all, enjoy the more »

Announcement by The Bridge

Message from The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, 17 March 2020: “On the basis of Monday afternoon’s announcements the Board of The Bridge has decided that the responsible thing to do is to completely close The Bridge. This closure will take effect from the end of classes on Tuesday 17th March and will last until more »

Persimmon: funding options

Persimmon is funding good causes across the UK. Each of its 31 businesses and our PLC head office are giving away up to £2,000 every month – that means £64,000 a month is available to fund local community initiatives. The company supported thousands of community groups and charities over the years, but from 1st April more »

DfC chair’s update: 2nd April 2020

To all DfC Members and Supporters As you would expect, events that we would have been supporting and promoting in the near future have been cancelled, or postponed. It is with regret that the DfC Committee has agreed with Creative Darlington (DBC) to cancel Darlington Arts Festival 2020. The next Arts Festival will, all being more »

Cancelled: Darlington Arts Festival 2020

19 March 2020: unfortunately, but probably not surprisingly, DfC has had to cancel Darlington Arts Festival 2020. In light of the changing situation around the virus Covid-19 pandemic, and with no foreseeable end to restrictions and venue closures, we have decided to cancel this year’s festival. It is disappointing but the health of participants and more »

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 »

How to join Darlington for Culture

By becoming a member of DfC, you will be helping to support and enable arts activities and communities in and around Darlington. Darlington for Culture Ltd is a Non-profit Society for the Benefit of the Community, a form of co-operative, offering membership to user groups and individuals. All members hold a nominal £1 share. Annual more »