Bud Craig’s Making A Killing

Author Bud Craig, who lives near Darlington, has had his latest crime novel published by The Book Folks. Making A Killing is a British murder mystery featuring Private Investigator Gus Keane, the fourth book in which he has featured. The e-book is available now and the paperback will be available this week. In the novel, 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 »

‘Platform Perform’ opens its academy doors

In September 2020, Platform Perform officially opens its stage doors, and to celebrate it will have a week of virtual workshops covering West End and Television shows beginning on Monday 10 August. The workshops will see Philip Hill Pearson, Jonny Dixon, Ryan Jenkins, Jonny Labey, Ben Harris, Jodie Steele, Danni Dee and Shanaya Atkinson Jones more »

Call-out for community arts project

‘Our Place’ – a community arts project focused on Darlington – is looking for people to take part to promote good mental health, exercise and most importantly creativity. It is open to all and is funded by Creative Darlington and ACE. Want to give meaning and purpose to your daily walk? In these strange times, more »

Rejig: gets creative online

Rejig usually runs weekly sessions where people ‘meet, make and mend’. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the group can’t meet at real-world venues so meet online instead and they have organised a variety of ‘virtual’ lockdown projects to stay creative and connected. “It has been really hard for everyone to adjust to the more »

Unforgettable Experiences: Call for practitioners and facilitators

Artists, creative practitioners, and facilitators are required for interactive, online sessions working with participants living with dementia. The programme will start 21st September 2020; deadline to submit proposals is 7th September 2020. Unforgettable Experiences is seeking practitioners in a range of media and disciplines within the creative, cultural, and heritage fields, with the experience, skills, more »

Darlington Hippodrome reopens in September

After nearly six months of closure due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Darlington Hippodrome will be reopening its doors to visitors from Monday 7 September 2020. On Monday 7 September Darlington Hippodrome will reopen marking the start of a season of socially distanced activities for people of all ages to enjoy. Activities will include regular dance more »

TeesDance on Instagram in August

TeesDance Festival is an online festival celebrating local dance artists from the Tees Valley region. It takes place from 1 to 14 August 2020. The not-for-profit event will be accessible via the TeesDance Instagram account and will showcase 14 different dance artists and organisations who will ‘takeover’ and showcase their work each day. TeesDance is more »

Mini Mish Mash Festival: online 30th August

Music collective Tracks and Darlington Borough Council are pleased to announce the return of their vibrant, family-friendly festival Mish Mash. Its launch event last year was a huge success, attracting crowds to Darlington’s market square to dance to amazing music from around the world, as well as participate in a variety of workshops. This year, more »

Jade Byrne performs stage show ‘Pricks’ live online

Darlington-based actress Jade Byrne will be partaking in a live charity fundraiser on Thursday 11 June 2020 in aid of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Jade, who is a Celebrity Ambassador for the charity, will be doing a live, online performance of her one-woman stage show ‘Pricks’ followed by a Q&A session to help more »