New volunteering service provides opportunities

Darlington for Culture and Darlington Hippodrome have launched an exciting new venture to support and promote arts and culture in the town. With the restoration work at Darlington Civic Theatre moving towards the final stages a new volunteering partnership has been forged between the regionally renowned Theatre and the award-winning community arts organisation, Darlington for more »

More cause for concern over Crown Street plan

The Northern Echo has revealed a further cause for concern over the council’s plan to move Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre in the form of a legal issue that will further delay the proposals. You can find out more at http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15105369.Council_blunder_leads_to_yet_another_delay_of_contentious_decision_to_close_Darlington_s_Crown_Street_Library/ http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15105369.Council_blunder_leads_to_yet_another_delay_of_contentious_decision_to_close_Darlington_s_Crown_Street_Library/

Anthology published

The Prison, a new anthology of short stories by Darlington author and Inkerman Writers member Michael Jarvie, is on sale for reading on Kindle. Taking its inspiration from James Joyce’s notion of the “epiphany,” as exemplified by his pioneering work “Dubliners,” this collection of short stories – or composite novel – focuses on the theme more »

Survey shows opposition to Crown Street library move

Friends of Darlington Libraries recently surveyed people about the council’s planned move of Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre. The report (the full version of which can be found in the attached pdf), based on surveying in October/November 2016, showed: 96% of respondents were satisfied with the library service at Crown Street, of which more »

Panto time

Darlington Hippodrome’s 2017/18 pantomime is the fairest of them all, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Running from Saturday 9 December until Sunday 14 January, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be the first major production at the newly re-opened Hippodrome following its 18 month restoration. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will see more »

Proposal for the future of Cockerton Library is submitted

Darlington Borough Council is being asked to consider a proposal that would save Cockerton Library, which has been threatened due to austerity cutbacks. A steering group including a number of community businesses and organisations has been working over recent months to put together a plan which would see the building remain open as a library/community more »

Author’s second crime novel is published

The second crime novel by Darlington author Michael Beck has been published. Making A Difference, which is available as an ebook published by Inscribe Media, is set in a fictional northern town and tells how Greg Preston, Mister Average in his mid-thirties with a wife and two children, becomes radicalised by an extreme left wing more »

Craft sessions for children

Craft sessions for children – Making Time for Arts and Crafts Sessions for parents & children (18 months to 5 yrs) Wednesdays 9.30 at Danesmoor House Nursery, 158 Carmel Road North, Darlington DL3 8RH Fun, themed, art and craft sessions designed to:  Encourage children to explore their own creativity and imagination,  Develop motor more »