Portrait Painting Workshop at The Bridge

Enjoying Sky Arts ‘Portrait Artist of the Year’? Learn how to paint in acrylics and oils from your own photograph with artist Jo Pickering. Detailed step-by-step tuition – suitable for beginners. One-day workshop takes place on Saturday 25th May 10am-3pm at The Bridge Centre For Visual Arts, 280 Hundens Lane, Darlington DL1 1ED. Includes sandwich more »

Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild – meetings

Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild holds its meetings the first Saturday of each month in Elm Ridge Methodist Church Hall; 1.30 pm for talks starting 2pm. Tea and coffee is available. Meetings: 6 April, Curriculum Kitchen ‘Cutting it fine – Regency Dress’ 4 May, Jessica Grady ‘Embracing the unconventional’ 6 July, Pat Ashton Smith ‘A sense of more »

Hippodrome launches 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 »

Festival: Shine On

The UK’s No1 Pink Floyd tribute group pay homage to the music of legendary band Pink Floyd, highlights include full performance of Echoes and excerpts from ‘The Wall’ and ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. Not to be missed by any prog-rock fans! Date and times: Friday 17 May 8.30pm, doors 7pm Venue: The Forum Music more »

Festival: The Cureheads

The original tribute to The Cure since 1990, faithfully recreate the sound, looks and atmosphere of a real 1980s concert by The Cure. Plus, music in the bar from DJ Mikey A. Date and times: Saturday 18 May 8.30pm, doors/DJ from 7pm Venue: The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG Cost: Tickets £12, more »

Festival: Noisy Daughters vinyl launch

In their ongoing mission to inspire the next generation of females in music, Noisy Daughters, Butterfly Effect Records and Rianne Thompson (of BBC Introducing/Amazing Radio) have joined forces to curate an exclusive vinyl record. The compilation record showcases some of the most exciting females making music in the North East right now. And to celebrate more »

Festival: Lecture ‘AVM Curiosities: food, art and history’

The Arts Society North Yorkshire & South Durham (AS NY&SD) presents the lecture ‘AVM Curiosities: food, art and history’ by Tasha Marks (pictured). Tasha Marks will talk about her passion for food as an artistic medium. Her projects range from edible sculptural installations to limited-edition confectionery. Tasha is an award-winning food historian and her practice more »