Newsletter and What’s On

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Newsletter:

Highlights for 19th to 25th August

During August and September, you can contribute to artist Lady Kitt’s project Darlo to ‘Boro is our Grand Tour. Help make a giant 3D paper map of Darlington to celebrate unexpected/undiscovered or imagined stories, places and people of the town. Visit Crown Street Gallery this week on Monday 10am-1pm and Wednesday 11am-2pm (…read more)

The second event in Darlington New Orleans Jazz club’s August double-bill is on Saturday 24th from 12.30pm with talented jazz performers Mellow Baku and The Mellowtone All Star Band (…read more)

On Sunday 25th, Darlington Historical Society presents a West Cemetery walk with Richard Stephenson starting at 1pm from the lodge gates (…read more)

Mish Mash Family Music Festival takes place on Sunday in the Market Square from 1pm-8pm. The family-friendly festival is a mish mash of live music and activities and it’s ‘Bringing the World to Darlington’ with music from folk to flamenco, Irish dance to ska (…read more)

And finally, Darlington Hippodrome presents New Jersey Nights from Thursday to Saturday. This spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons is a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest-selling groups of all time.


What’s On:

Click on the heading links to visit each section

LIVE MUSIC
THEATRE
VISUAL ARTS
COMEDY
DANCE
WRITING GROUPS
TALKS AND LECTURES
SPECIAL EVENTS – incl. Libraries Summer Reading Challenge
REGULAR CLASSES AND EVENTS
GENERAL


LIVE MUSIC

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club

Saturday 24th August is a very special event with Mellow Baku (pictured) and The Mellowtone All Star Band. Mellow is a talented young jazz performer who works throughout the UK and internationally, whether in local bars, concert venues in London, or gigs in New York. She is backed this afternoon by seven top-class jazz musicians.

The venue has free onsite parking, and a licensed bar that serves tea and coffee. Bring your own food for a picnic while the band is playing.

Darlington for Culture members get a 20% discount on production of their membership card.

  • At St. Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG
  • Doors open at noon for a 12.30pm to 3pm session
  • £10 at the door – 20% discount for Darlington for Culture members with membership card
  • Children under 16 free with an accompanying adult
  • For more information visit the DNOJC website

On Track

On Track is a new free event for the music industry presented in collaboration with Tipping Point (Powered by Generator).

Taking place at The Forum Music Centre from 11am-2pm on Saturday 7th September, this is conference for artists and music creators ties in with Last Train Home Festival 2019.

It aims to give artists the opportunity to speak to a host of music professionals and gather advice on how to navigate the industry and build a sustainable career.

Free event but places are limited so booking required (…read more).

Miloš – The Voice of the Guitar

Classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić will perform at Darlington Hippodrome on Tuesday 24th September.

Miloš is a world-renowned guitarist and he’s back with his fourth studio album, and his first recording since 2016, poignantly entitled Sound of Silence, which is set for release on 13th September on Decca Classics.

He grew up in Montenegro before studying at the Royal Academy of Music. Very soon he was selling out major concert halls and topping music charts around the world, and in 2012 he gave the first ever solo guitar recital at the Royal Albert Hall (…read more).

  • Tuesday 24th September 7.30pm
  • Tickets £17, £35, £37
  • Listen to Miloš on the Hippodrome website

Darlington Folk Club

The club meets every Thursday at The Copper Beach, Neasham Road, 8pm start, £7.  The folk club’s next season begins 5th September with guests The Haley Sisters.

More info on the folk club’s website.

Bannatyne Hotel Darlington

The hotel runs a series of events with tribute acts and music-themed shows at the Grade-II listed Georgian townhouse.

Tribute events cost £25 per person for the live show, two-course dinner, and disco until midnight.
Friday 23rd August – Beatles Tribute
Saturday 28th September – Grease, A Night at the Movies Tribute
Friday 11th October – Freddy Mercury Tribute

Celebrate Halloween with a night of live music, fine dining and dancing, plus some spooky surprises. Niqi Brown is back by popular demand, with her amazing vocals and stage presence singing all of your Halloween favourites. Friday 1st November from 7pm. £30 per person.

Festive tribute nights include a welcome drink, Christmas crackers, a festive two-course meal and entertainment, £32 per person.
Saturday 30th November – Tina Turner Tribute
Thursday 5th December – Beyonce Tribute
Thursday 12th December – A Night at the Movies Tribute
Monday 16th December – The Greatest Show Tribute
Thursday 19th December – The Beatles Experience

Christmas Party Nights are hosted on Fridays and Saturdays in December and first weekend of January. They include a welcome drink, a three-course evening meal, Christmas novelties and dancing until 1am. Tickets £35 per person: 6th, 7th, 13th 14th, 20th and 21st December, plus 3rd and 4th January.

  • For details and to book contact Bannatyne Hotel, Southend Avenue, Darlington DL3 7HZ. Phone 01325 365858

Darlington’s Summer of Sound

Festivals during August and September will bring a huge selection of the best in music of many different styles to the town centre. Darlington’s Summer of Sound is supported by Darlington Borough Council and #EnjoyDarlington.

During the bank holiday weekend on Sunday 25th August, free event the Mish Mash Family Music Festival is ‘Bringing The World To Darlington’. From folk to flamenco, Irish dance to ska, there’ll be diverse live music and activities in the market square (… read more).

On Saturday 7th September from 1pm-10.30pm, the Last Train Home: Music and Comedy Festival presents over 50 acts. A ‘First Class’ collection of artists perform at venues around Bank Top Station, finishing in time to catch the Last Train Home. Tickets £15 advance (£20 OTD) from tracksdarlington.co.uk (…read more).

The popular R’n’b Festival returns on Sunday 15th September. A free event on the mainstage in Market Square from 12.30pm-5.30pm presents an eclectic mix of RnB bands. Plus fringe venues, such as The Riverside and DL1, will provide locations later in the day for more live music (… read more).

The Forum – August events

For the full list of gigs and events, please visit The Forum website. Tel: 01325 363135.

Thursday 22nd
Miss Tobi James presents An Evening of Burlesque & Cabaret. Tickets £12. Doors 7pm. Showtime 8pm

Friday 23rd
The Total Stone Roses. Tickets £12.50adv/£14 otd. Doors 7.30pm

Saturday 24th
Friends of the Forum Fundraiser featuring Random Numbers. Tickets/Entrance £5. Doors 7.30pm

Friday 30th
The Ramonas – The UK’s all-girl tribute to The Ramones + DJ Mikey A. Tickets/Entrance £9/Doors/DJ 7pm

Saturday 31st
Grassroots Music Festival. Festival featuring 16 original acts over two stages. Tickets £10adv/£12 otd/ under-16s £5. Doors 2.30pm. Starts at 3pm

 

Opus 4 Jazz Club

The club takes place at the Travellers Rest, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start amd the Autumn season starts Friday 13th September.

Darlington Piano Society

The 24th season (2019-20 season) begins on 20th October with a return by the celebrated British pianist Martin Roscoe with a programme including sonatas by Haydn and Schubert, works by Debussy, Ravel and Liszt’s Spanish Rhapsody (…read more).

Forthcoming recitals are:
Grace Yeo (17th November)
Alexandra Vaduva (8th December)
Vadym Kholodenko (26th January)
Simon Callaghan (23th February)
Steven Osborne (26th March)

  • Recitals take place in Central Hall, The Dolphin Centre, Darlington, on Sundays at 3pm
  • Season tickets cost £55 and can be purchased via the booking form in the brochure or the DPS website
  • Individual recital tickets are £14, available online, from reception at the Dolphin Centre, and on the door at the recitals
  • Free entry for Under 21s

Darlington Music Society

This promoter of classical chamber music concerts in the North East brings the finest music played by world-class musicians to Darlington for live performances at reasonable prices. To find out more, visit the DMS website.

  • Ticket £15; season ticket £56
  • Available on the door or from the Dolphin Centre beforehand
  • Or from Mr Tooze, 66 The Headlands, Darlington DL3 8RZ. Tel 01325 467163

Darlington Choral Society

Tickets for events usually £12.50 (U21 £5) available via the society’s website, from the Dolphin Centre, from choir members or at the door.

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THEATRE

Darlington Stage School AJ Productions

Join Darlington Stage School AJ Productions to learn to act, dance and sing and take part in multiple productions throughout the year.

All children who attend AJ Productions stage schools have the opportunity to perform in the professional pantomime at The Garden Rooms at Tennants in Leyburn, this year starring Britain’s Got Talent finalist Danny Posthill.

Contact AJ Productions to book a free taster session, email contact@ajproductions.tv, call 07999 428171 or visit the website www.ajproductions.tv.

  • When: Saturdays 10-12pm
  • Where: Hummersknott Academy, Edinburgh Drive
  • Cost: £47.50 per 5 weeks, try your first session free
  • Ages: 5-18

Darlington Hippodrome

The summer season includes thrilling new drama, a selection of the world’s most dazzling musicals and magical family shows. For details of shows, see Hippodrome’s summer 2019 season.

Forthcoming shows include:
Celebrating the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons is New Jersey Nights (22-24 August). The Best of Wham! (1 September) and Tommy – The Album – Live (7 September). Classic Miss Marple tale A Murder is Announced (10-14 September). Celebrating 30 terrific years, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (17-21 September). A brand-new stage show of In The Night Garden for young visitors (28 and 29 September).

T.Rextacy (2 October). Frank Skinner (6 October). Madagascar The Musical (9-13 October). The Lady Vanishes (15-19 October) is a new stage adaptation based on the classic Hitchcock film. DarlingtonOS presents Jekyll & Hyde The Musical (23 October – 2 November). Alexander Armstrong (4 November). David Walliams’ classic story Billionaire Boy (6-10 November). Jason Manford stars in the musical comedy/mystery Curtains (12-16 November).

New shows added regularly – please check with the venue.

  • Also on sale is the festive family pantomime – Jack and the Beanstalk starring Strictly judge Shirley Ballas.
  • To book tickets, call 01325 405405 or visit Darlington Hippodrome website.

Actors wanted

Local college Media Tutor is looking for older people, male or female, willing to act in front of a video camera.

It is for a specific project but also to practise film making. Film durations would be short, an hour, for example.

For details and to discuss further, call Karl on 07590 509161 or email karl.oldridge@gmail.com

 

The Hullabaloo

Children’s theatre organisation Theatre Hullabaloo runs a programme of events at its flagship venue The Hullabaloo, Borough Road, Darlington.

Theis summer, 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 programme hopes to help children and parents make the most of the holidays, while providing free spaces for the community to enjoy (…read more).

  • Tickets for the workshops and play in a day are £7 each; additional sibling tickets £6 (max 2)
  • To buy tickets and for more information visit The Hullabaloo website

Darlington Academy of Performing Arts

Does your child enjoy acting, singing and dancing? Regular classes take place at Hummersknott Academy.

The Majestic Theatre

The Majestic box office website

Email boxoffice@majestictheatre.org.uk

Phone: 01325 633296 or 01325 633255

DFPA – next competition 5th October

Darlington Festival for Performing Arts (DFPA) is a competition comprising three disciplines on three days: Music on Saturday 2nd March 2019; Speech and Drama on Saturday 9th March 2019; and Dance on Saturday 5th October 2019; all at Longfield Academy.

DFPA encourages entries for its competitions from all over the area and beyond incorporating state and private schools/private tutors and independently run music/speech and drama and dance schools.

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VISUAL ARTS

Artist residency: ‘Darlo to ‘Boro is our Grand Tour’

During August and September 2019, you can contribute to artist and performer Lady Kitt’s project at Crown Street Gallery and Darlington Library and Archive. It is part of Middlesbrough Art Weekender, supported by Creative Darlington. Kitt’s project is called Darlo to ‘Boro is our Grand Tour; to find out more, visit the website.

If you have a story you want to share, a photo or a memory, please contact the artist: email lady_kitt@lladykitt.com.

Or pop into the gallery to have a chat, a cuppa and maybe make something on these dates:
August
Mon 19th: 10am-1pm
Weds 21st: 11am-2pm
Weds 28th: 3pm-6pm

September
Mon 2nd: 3pm-6pm
Weds 4th: 10am-1pm
Mon 9th: 10am-1pm
Weds 11th: 10am-1pm
Thurs 12th: 10am-1pm

  • For current and forthcoming exhibitions at Crown Street Gallery, visit the DBC website.

North Eastern Railway Cottage Homes 100th Anniversary Exhibition

Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum is celebrating the 100th anniversary of an innovative housing fund established by the railway in 1919.

The exhibition takes place from 7th to 30th September and has been produced in partnership with the Railway Housing Association.

It charts the history of the fund from its inception, to the incredible work of the Railway Housing Association today (read more).

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts

The centre is at the junction of Yarm Road and Hunden’s Lane, Darlington DL1 1ED.

It runs programmes of 10-week courses in a variety of arts media throughout the year. Contact The Bridge for dates, prices and booking details. The centre houses a variety of local groups and is available for private hire; it also hosts exhibitions by local artists and art groups.

If you’re interested in joining a course, you can sign-up online or call the centre on 01325 243864.

Rejig’s Skills Courses

Programme includes: Fabric Dyeing; Bookmaking and Art Journals; Low-Tech Screen Printing; Embellishment and appliqué.

The courses usually take place at South Park Education Centre, Darlington

Visit the course website.

Meet, Make, Mend: Rejig also provides drop-in sewing sessions throughout the week covering all sorts of skills, from quilting, to clothes making, and beyond.

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COMEDY

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club brings the best of the UK and international comedy scene to venues in Darlington and throughout the North East of England.

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DANCE

Love Tango Darlington

This group dances both traditional Argentine and modern Nuevo Tango.

Class every Thursday 7.30pm followed by dancing until late with John Paul Tango at Haughton Le Skerne Working Men’s Club, 25 Haughton Green, Darlington DL1 2DD.

For more information, call 01325 46873 or visit the group’s Facebook page.

 

The Cotswold Morris Team/Black Diamond Mixed Cotswold Morris

Named after one of the first steam locomotives to operate on the Darlington and Stockton Railway/Black Diamond, this new Cotswold Morris team is based in Darlington.

Dancing traditional dances from the Cotswold villages, this team comprises of both women and men.

They practise in the upstairs room of the Voodoo Cafe Bar on Skinnergate in Darlington from 7.30pm until about 9.30pm.

The group welcomes any dancers and musicians, and if you’re not a dancer or musician then you are still more than welcome to join and learn the traditional dances.

Harlequin Women’s Morris

Harlequin Women’s Morris practise at the Village Hall, The Green, Cleasby, North Yorks DL2 2QZ.

The group meets on Tuesdays from 7.30pm-9.30pm.

New dancers and/or musicians welcome to try this traditional English (North West) morris dancing. It is fun and helps keep mind and body fit; comfortable shoes and clothes are all that’s needed. First week is free, then £4 per week.

6th Street Swing

Transport yourself back to the swinging world of the 1940s and learn the dance sensations that took the era by storm.

6th Street Swing are a group of local swing dancers keen to encourage more people to take up this fun and sociable partnered dance style. They run informal beginners’ classes weekly as well as evening socials every few months. No partner is required.

Classes are Tuesdays 7.30pm- 8.30pm followed by social dancing at Voodoo Cafe, Skinnergate.

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WRITING GROUPS

Open Mic for Writers

The nights are supported by Darlington for Culture and offer a forum in which writers can read their material and audiences can enjoy it, at the upstairs room at HASH, 14 Coniscliffe Road, Darlington DL3 7RG, usually on the last Thursday of the month, except July, August and December.

Writers have the opportunity to read work including poetry, short stories, novel extracts and scripts to appreciative audiences, with up to eight minutes for each writer. Readers range from published authors to those just starting out on their writing careers, and pieces read out range from completed pieces to work in progress for which the authors are seeking feedback. A share of the proceeds is donated to Darlington for Culture to help further its work supporting arts and culture in the town.

  • Each session starts at 7pm
  • Cost of entry is £3 paid on the door
  • Remaining dates for 2019: 26th September; 31st October; 28th November

Bennet House Writers

The group meets every Monday at 10.30am at Age UK, Bradbury House, Beaumont Street West, Darlington DL1 5SX. The group read and discuss new and old work from members that includes poetry, short stories and novels. Further details can be obtained from Mary Sweeten on 01325 283401.

Creative writing courses with Tracey Iceton

A selection of creative writing courses with local author Tracey Iceton will take place in the autumn for all types of writers, from emerging to established. Some courses are one-off workshops and some are fortnightly sessions, starting in September 2019.

Creative Writing at the Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate, Darlington
£62.50 for whole course – 7 Fortnightly Sessions
Tuesdays 6.30pm-9pm, starting 3rd September
This creative writing course offers writers new to the craft an opportunity to develop their skills and more practised writers the chance to hone their wordsmith powers. Sessions will cover key aspects of creative writing applicable to all formats – non-fiction, short stories, scripts, novels and poetry.

NanoWriMo workshop at Cockerton Library, Darlington
£10 per person
12th October 2019 1pm-3pm
National Novel Writing Month (1-30 November 2019) presents writers, new and experienced, with the challenge of writing a novel (50,000 words) in a month. Join Tracey for this kick-start session designed to help writers get fully prepped and underway with their writing projects.

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TALKS AND LECTURES

The Darlington Lecture Association

Darlington Lecture Association (DLA) opens its 137th year with “Angelic Streets” the encouraging story of one man’s crusade to recover our late-night town and city centres from the scourge of binge drinking. Paul Blakey MBE will explain how his Street Angels initiative to improve behaviour and protect the vulnerable has spread across the UK from Halifax, where “up to 12,000” drinkers were taking over the town centre on weekend evenings.

“Angelic Streets” is at Carmel RC College on Monday 2nd September 7.30pm. The season of eight lectures includes travel, art, ancient Egypt and more.

Lectures take place from September to April, usually second Monday of each month 7.30pm, at Carmel RC College, The Headlands, Darlington DL3 8RP.

Darlington Historical Society (DHS)

Talks and meetings are held at the Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7NG (accessed via the archway on Skinnergate) starting at 7.30pm. The DHS is also running a series of walks this summer.

Individual Membership £10; Junior and Student Membership £3; Visitors £3 per meeting

Darlington Historical Society’s summer walks:

The DHS summer walks are open to non-members of the society and there is no need to book a place.; £1 per person. Each walk will last around 1½ hours and will be circular.

Sunday 25 August: West Cemetery walk – with Richard Stephenson starting at 1pm from the lodge gates

Sunday 22 September: North Road’s Railway History walk – with David Howlett starting at 1.45pm from the Head of Steam railway museum forecourt

 

DHS talks at the Friends Meeting House in Skinnergate are:

18 September: The Horsekeeper’s Daughter – with author Jane Gulliford Lowes
16 October: King Alfred – with author Max Adams
20 November: A History of Cleveland Bridge – with John Moran
18 December: The Churches and Chapels of Darlington – with author and TV presenter John Grundy
15 January 2020: The Life, Times and Writings of Rudyard Kipling – with Malcolm Sweet
19 February 2020: Dr. Dresser’s Dream – with Gill Moore of the Dorman Museum on the life of iconic designer Christopher Dresser and his work with the Linthorpe Art Pottery in Middlesbrough
18 March 2020: Those Gigantic Statues: Cook and Easter Island – with Phil Philo, Senior Curator at Middlesbrough Museums
15 April 2020: A Sort of Homecoming: Flying Officer George Lumley of Darlington – with Anthony Magrys

Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild

The branch is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an exhibition at Darlington Hippodrome from Wednesday 4th September.

Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild holds its meetings the first Saturday of each month in Elm Ridge Methodist Church Hall, from 1.30pm for talks starting 2pm. New members always welcome. Tea and coffee is available.

Forthcoming meetings:

7 September: Alison Larkin ‘Tudor needlework and costume’
5 October: Sarah Jackson ‘Folk Art Inspiration’
2 November: Gaynor Devaney ‘Sunbeam and suitcases’

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SPECIAL EVENTS

‘Space Chase’: Children’s Reading Challenge 2019

The Reading Agency and Darlington Libraries present ‘Space Chase’ Summer Reading Challenge 2019.

Children aged 2-16 can join the library for free and borrow books to earn an ‘intergalactic reward’. New joiners need to visit the library and borrow books three times over the Summer Holidays (13th July to 7th September) to earn themselves an out-of-this-world experience at either Create and Paint or the Gamers Lounge.

Age restrictions apply; unless otherwise stated accompanying under-1s are free but must be booked.

Tickets will be available to book on Eventbrite’s website from 8am on Wednesday 17th July. All tickets are non-refundable.

  • For more information, visit Crown Street Library, Darlington DL1 1ND
  • Call 01325 349610
  • Visit the library’s website

The Head of Steam

Darlington Railway Museum is running events and activities at the museum from 31st August to December, booking required for some.

Please check details for each. All take place at Head of Steam, North Road Station, Darlington DL3 6ST (read more).

Call: 01325 405060. Email: headofsteam@darlington.gov.uk. Visit the website: www.head-of-steam.co.uk

Model Railway Weekend
Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September 10am-4pm

Heritage Open Days
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 10am-4pm

Family Fun Day
Sunday 29th September 10am-4pm

Tall Tales Mysteries
Friday 11th October 7.30pm

Little Horrors at Halloween
Sunday 27th October 11am-3.30pm

History Wardrobe presents Ready for Action
Sunday 24th November 1.30pm

Santa at the Station
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd December 10am-4pm

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REGULAR CLASSES AND EVENTS

Group piano lessons for adults

Lessons with Tracey Chad ALCM(TD) DipLCM(TD).

Classes take place at The Forum, Borough Road.

For information and to book, email traceychad1@gmail.com

 

 

Darlington Amateur Gardening Club

Visitors are welcome at meetings, with a £3 contribution towards the meeting costs. Bondgate Methodist Church Lecture Hall (Winston Street entrance) and the talk usually starts at about 7.30pm, after tea/coffee from about 7pm.

  • For club information contact the club secretary on 01325 468870.

Keeping fit

Darlington Keep Fit Association’s regular sessions take place every Thursday evening from 7.30pm to 9pm. at St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, choreographed by Catherine Gilsenan, and every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm to 9pm at Sadberge Village Hall, choreographed by Margaret Marston.

  • £3.50 per session with a view to membership if liked
  • Ages range from 18 years upwards

CPRE group

The Campaign to Protect Rural England, CPRE Darlington, meets in the Upstairs Restaurant, Dolphin Centre, Darlington, at 6.30 pm. Meetings are informal and usually held the third Tuesday in the month. They cover mainly planning applications and so give the opportunity to air any views on issues which could affect your quality of life.

  • Please ring 01325 485107 to check dates and inform them of your attendance

National Council of Women Great Britain

The National Council of Women (NCW) wants to ensure that women play a full role in our society. In Darlington they meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month between 10am and midday at the Millennium Centre, All Saints Church, Ravensdale Road, Darlington DL3 8DT. They welcome women from around the wider area.

  • Visit the NCW website or Twitter @NCWGB, or search for National Council of Women Great Britain on Facebook
  • Call 01325 367375

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.

The Friends’ vision is to establish a walking and cycling rail trail using the route of the 1825 S&DR from Witton Park to Stockton on Tees.

The group meets on the first Thursday of the month, 7.10pm, usually at Darlington Cricket Club, Feethams.

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GENERAL

Funding for town-centre arts projects

Support of up to £10,000 is available to selected proposals via Creative Darlington’s New In Town Call Out. The council is looking for arts programmes that contribute to Darlington’s town-centre offer; and the closing date for applications is Friday 20th September 5pm.

The call out is for new arts programme proposals or arts development work that can be taken forward subject to budget in either 2019/20 or 2020/21.

The proposals might align with key festivals and events in the council’s town-centre programme or could be entirely new, and any arts development proposals are expected to respond particularly to Darlington Town Centre (…read more).

Publicise your organisations and events

If you’d like your arts event listed in this newsletter and on DfC’s website and social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), please send details including date, time, cost, any age restrictions (up to 200 words) plus a good-quality image supplied as a jpeg file (minimum 200KB) to darlo4culture@gmail.com.

Do you have printed programmes or leaflets?

The DfC information stand in the foyer at The Hippodrome is a great place to promote arts organisations and activities, and we can help distribute your printed leaflets to potential audiences. The stand is generally staffed by Darlington Culture Volunteers when a show is on at the theatre.

We need more local arts organisations and individuals to supply programmes, leaflets or flyers for display. Is this of interest to you?

Post or deliver 20-30 copies of your season programmes, leaflets or flyers to: Heather Carter, Darlington for Culture, c/o Heritage Healthcare, 10 Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RF.

Raising funds – just by shopping online

If you buy clothes, stationery, holidays, home appliances, IT gadgets, train travel or just about anything via the easyfundraising website you can raise free cash for Darlington for Culture every time you shop – at no additional cost to you.

Visit the easyfundraising website to find out to raise cash by shopping online at many popular retailers – including Amazon, Argos, eBay, Boots, Tesco, House of Fraser, Aviva, Lakeland, ao.com, thetrainline.com and wilko.com.

Heritage Healthcare

Heritage Healthcare is a leading family-run business proud to offer more than 60 years’ experience and expertise in delivering excellent quality home-based care within the community.

They can be contacted via their website or 01325 370700.

Also, thanks to Resilient Business Systems Ltd for their support

 

 

 

 

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