The Bridge Summer Fair

The Bridge Summer Fair is on Saturday 13th July 10am-4pm. It is going to have a vintage theme with old-fashioned activities, plus china cups and saucers for refreshments. Visit The Bridge website.

Photography exhibition ‘Resurgence’

Darlington Association of Photographers’ exhibition ‘Resurgence’ is at Crown Street Gallery, Darlington, from Saturday 13 July to Thursday 15 August 2019. The geographic area covered by this exhibition ranges from the pennines to the Tees estuary, encompassing areas as far north as Hartlepool to Staithes in the south – passing through a variety of countrysides, more »

Summer activities at The Hullabaloo

The Hullabaloo has announced its exciting programme for summer 2019. Children, young people, and their families will be entertained with a mix of free creative-play installations, practical workshops with world-class theatre makers and the chance to put together a play in a day that they can then share with their families. The jam-packed programme hopes more »

Inkers Creative Writing Collective: 9th August

Inkers Creative Writing Collective presents an evening of readings from members’ own works on the theme of ‘What is This Thing Called Love?’ with proceeds in aid of Darlington Association on Disability. The event will take place at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7NB. Friday 9th August 2019 from 7pm-9pm Tickets: £3 more »

RNS in Darlington

Hear the Royal Northern Sinfonia (RNS) on your doorstep this summer, as the Gateshead-based orchestra brings sounds of the new world to the region’s churches. Join them for ‘Dvořák in America’ at St. Cuthbert’s, Darlington, on Friday 19 July 7.30pm. Programme: Copland: Hoe-Down Dvořák: Two Waltzes, Op.54 Martinů: Nonet Dvořák (arr. Farrington): Symphony No.9, ‘From more »

Pete Tanton’s Riviera Quartet

Opus 4 Jazz Club on Friday 19th July 2019 presents Alabama native Pete Tanton’s Riviera Quartet. They offer a set of musical works of Bebop, hard-driving blues and Latin-infused original tunes evocative of the 1960s French Riviera. The line-up is Pete Tanton on trumpet, flugel and vocals, Mark Williams on guitar, John Pope on double more »

Festival: The Hippodrome in print

In partnership with The Art Shop, Darlington, this exhibition displays a collection of vintage screen-printed posters  advertising the shows of the Hippodrome. Established by Arthur Hughes in 1955, The Art Shop designed posters and advertising material for the Hippodrome throughout the 1960s and 1970s. This exhibition will showcase the original posters and a selection of more »

‘Smile Art’ exhibition until 27th July

‘Smile Art’ exhibition by Edward Freeman is at The Bridge from 1st June to 27th July. The Exhibition Preview is on Saturday 1st June from 4pm-5.30pm, with drinks and canapes on arrival; 4.30pm Artist Welcome. Sales profits from this exhibition will be donated by the artist to Cancer Research UK. The Bridge Centre for Visual more »

Darlington Drum Festival 2019

The Darlington Drum Festival is on Friday 16th August 2019 in the town centre from 11am-7pm. This free event is part of Darlington’s Summer of Sound, supported by Darlington Borough Council. The Darlington Drum Festival in the town centre is a full day of family-friendly performances and workshops in celebration of rhythm and drumming. There more »

Hippodrome’s summer 2019 season

The season includes thrilling new drama, a selection of the world’s most dazzling musicals and some truly magical family shows. Additional shows are regularly added to the Darlington Hippodrome schedule For further information and to book, call the box office on 01325 405405 or visit to choose your own seats online Agatha Christie lovers more »