Hullabaloo secures funding

Darlington-based Theatre Hullabaloo, the North East’s specialist producer of theatre for children and young people, is celebrating the news that it has been included in the Arts Council’s National Portfolio of Organisations (NPO) for 2018 – 2022. The organisation will receive just over £250,000 per year to deliver a high quality programme of theatre and more »

The Haunting of Cole Peters

The Haunting of Cole Peters, a debut collection of ghost stories by Darlington-born writer Joe Hetherington has been published. An amulet with an unusual power, strange figures in the arctic wastes and a terrifying night shift at an art gallery all feature in this disturbing anthology of nine tales, available from .https://www.amazon.co.uk/Haunting-Peters-Other

Legal move over library

Following the news announced on June 15 that lawyer Michael Imperato has written to Darlington Borough Council advising of legal action to halt the move of Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre, Darlington for Culture Chair John Dean said: “If there were shortcomings in the process followed by the council to agree the move more »

FIrst small grants award is announced

Arts organisation Darlington for Culture (DfC) has made the first award from its new small grants scheme with £500 going to support the programme of Darlington’s New Orleans Jazz Club. Voluntary organisation DfC launched the scheme after receiving a donation from a company with Darlington connections, and is working in conjunction with Creative Darlington to more »

Anthology of award-winning stories is published

The Book Folks have just published a collection of award-winning short stories by Bud Craig, who lives in the Darlington area and is a member of the Inkerman Writers. High Profile is available to download onto your kindle. The title story brings you the latest adventure of Salford private eye, Gus Keane. Others feature a more »

Darlington for Culture launches small grants scheme

Darlington for Culture has announced the launch of a small grants scheme. The voluntary organisation has launched the scheme after receiving a donation from a company with Darlington connections, and is working in conjunction with Creative Darlington to administer the scheme. DfC has long believed that small grants can allow everyone from music groups to more »

Crown Street latest

Following news that The Forum music centre is exploring a possible move into Crown Street Library, Darlington for Culture chair John Dean said: “We continue to keep abreast of developments in what is an uncertain situation surrounding the future of both the library service and the Crown Street library building. We will continue to consult more »

Reaction to libraries decision

Darlington for Culture has reacted to last night’s (Thursday March 23) decision by full council to close down Crown Street Library and move it to The Dolphin Centre but to work with the community to save Cockerton Library. DfC Chair John Dean said: “The campaign to keep Crown Street Library in its current building has more »

A chance to support railway heritage

The Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway were formed in 2013 to take forward ambitious plans to conserve and promote the 1825 line in the lead up to the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the opening of the railway in 2025. While the development of the modern railway can be traced to a more »

DfC reacts to libraries vote

A truly sad day for Darlington as Darlington council’s cabinet votes to move Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre. As an organisation whose members have continually voiced their opposition to the move, we feel that this decision, which will be voted on by full council on March 23, is a missed opportunity for the more »