Northern Art prize extends deadline

In response to a late surge in artist entries, the New Light Prize Exhibition has announced a two-week deadline extension until 14 June 2020. This is an opportunity for Northern artists – who were born, are based in, or studied in, the North of England – to be part of a high-profile touring Prize Exhibition more »

Theatre on lookout for young artists

Darlington Hippodrome is on the lookout for talented young artists to submit creative and inspiring works of art to be displayed in the venue’s windows while it is closed during the Covid-19 outbreak. Artists are encouraged to let their imaginations run free to create a picture of the theatre, or a colourful rainbow in support more »

Tracks announce more livestream gigs

Tracks in partnership with Darlington Borough Council have organised another series of livestreamed gigs. From mid-May 2020, the gigs will bring incredible regional artists to your home to keep everyone entertained and provide something for people to look forward to. The line-up includes some hotly tipped artists who’ll most certainly do huge things as soon more »

Dance classes move offstage to online

Darlington Hippodrome is offering online dance and drama classes for young people and adults, starting April 2020 (photo of Darlington Hippodrome Youth Dance: credit Scott Akoz). The theatre’s regular online dance and drama classes for young people and adults aim to help them keep active in body, mind and spirit during this period of social 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 »