Lullabub – theatre for babies and toddlers

Lullabub is a new theatre show created for the very young, and is informed by the latest research in baby sensory development. There are two versions: one for babies 0-12 months; and one for toddlers 13-30 months. Babies and their grown-ups will be cocooned in a tent-like dome while gentle lullabies transport them to the more »

Summer Fair at The Bridge

This year’s Summer Fair at The Bridge will be held on Saturday 14th July, from 10am to 4pm. Events include birds of prey, live music (from local choir to RnB), children’s workshops and demonstrations in throwing pots on the electric wheels. Darlington Mayor will attend and this should be a lovely day for all the more »

ArtsFest: Different Facets – exhibition

Exhibition of original art by Alison Hill including drawings, textile art and paintings. Alison has always had a love of nature and aims to capture the essence of rural life in her drawings, paintings and embroidery. Alison’s textile art is inspired by an interest in sewing and how the use of a sewing machine and more »

Monoprint workshop

Make a monoprint – workshop for beginners and experienced printmakers. Workshop is in South Park education centre (next to the clock tower) on Thursday 5th July from 10.30am to 4pm, £30 includes materials. Booking essential. Fb message: MissPrintDarlo or email

Darlington Orchestra concert 7th July

Darlington Orchestra Summer Concert 2018 takes place on Saturday 7th July 7.30pm in Central Hall at the Dolphin Centre, DL1 5RP. The concert will present an eclectic selection of classical music – ranging from Beethoven to Burt Bacharach, and from a Hungarian folk opera to the summery sounds of a Gershwin medley. Special guest performers more »

ArtsFest: Thangka art exhibition

Over the past few decades the traditions, philosophies and culture of the East have become more widely embraced by the Western world. One form of Tibetan art, Thangka, is rarely seen and is very little known about in the west; however, young artist Adam Plumb is undertaking training in Thangka, with the assistance of a more »

Applause Theatre presents ‘Night, Mother

Applause Theatre produced an abridged version of ‘Night, Mother by American playwright, Marsha Norman, as part of the Darlington Arts Festival 2018 – and the final performance is on Saturday 16th June in Gainford. Directed by Alan Anderson, the play revolves around two members of the dysfunctional Cates family living in small-town southern America. Mama more »

Vane Women – poetry reading and workshop

As part of this year’s ‘Crossing the Tees’ book festival, Vane Women present a poetry reading and a workshop on Thursday 14 June at Crown Street Library. Poetry reading: 2pm-3pm, free Vane Women will read their latest work, project images and feature their latest poet, Judi Sutherland, who will read from her book The Ship more »

‘Dr Dresser’s Dream’

‘Dr Dresser’s Dream – an Art Appreciation Talk’ takes place on Wednesday 13th June, from 6pm to 7.30pm. Dorman Museum will be giving a talk about one of the pioneers of independent design at The Bridge centre, which is on Yarm Road in Darlington, on the corner of Hundens Lane. Postcode is DL1 1ED and more »