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 »

Zoom book launch ‘Rock god complex’

The Zoom book launch of Rock God Complex: The Mickey Hunter Story by Tracey Iceton includes an author talk, reading and Q&A, with music performance by The Alex Fawcett Band. Friday 25 September 2020 at 7pm Register in advance at tinyurl.com/rockgodcomplex £2 registration fee The story Crown & Kingdom embody, like no other band can, more »

Youth Project needs your vote for funding

The Darlington-based In2 Project is on the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1million pot supporting under-18s nationwide. The aims of the In2 Project are to help build confidence, foster aspiration and improve general health and wellbeing by opening access to cultural and sporting activities for pupils in some of the more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »