Festival: Pop-up art exhibition

There will be artists exhibiting their art in the Cornmill Shopping Centre main atrium for three of the festival days. On Friday 17 and Sunday 19 May, you can see work by Darlington Society of Arts; and on Saturday 18 May, exhibitors are Lucas Roy and Pam Bassington. You can also visit the DfC information more »

Festival: Slices of life

This structured writing session by Susan Chapman is for people interested in starting to write their memoirs. Why write memoirs? For family. For personal clarification, for history. So much to say and often forgotten by the time we get around to say it. The workshop will use a series of prompts to remember slices of more »

Festival: ‘Zog’ at The Hippodrome

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved children’s story Zog comes to life in Mike Shepherd’s magical adaptation with Johnny Flynn’s sumptuous folk score featuring live musicians. Katie Sykes’ design lifts the book from the page and creates a real and fantastical world on stage. See photo of the cast of Zog (photo credit: Helen Maybanks). 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: 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: Pop-up music events

There will be a pop-up performance space inside the Market Hall on Saturday 18 May, between 11am and 3.30pm. At the ‘Spotlight on…’ performance space, you can find out more about some of local music and arts organisations, including Darlington Orchestra, The Majestic Theatre, and The Forum Music Centre.