Darlington for Culture – Website – www.darlingtonforculture.org
Twitter – @darloforculture
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Post: Darlington for Culture Ltd, c/o Evolution, Church Row, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL1 5QD
IPS Registration Number – 31264R
The Bridge – Centre for Visual Arts in Darlington
The Bridge – Centre for Visual Arts in Darlington
The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts on Yarm Road (on the junction with Hundens Lane) hosts a wide range of high quality participatory arts and craft activities, including many courses previously staged at Darlington Arts Centre. The Centre is home to groups including Darlington Media Group, The OpenArt Studio and Community Arts Project as well as a range of tutors.
To find out more about the OpenArt Studio contact Bonnie Davies on 01325 244174 or Bonnie.Davies@darlington.gov.uk
For more information about the courses at The Bridge, please pick up a leaflet from The Bridge, Darlington Box Office, Cockerton and Crown Street Library and the Dolphin Centre or contact 01325 244174. Course places can also be booked at Darlington Box Office on 01325 486555 and in person at the Cornmill and Civic Theatre Box Offices.
Creative Writing Courses – Former Arts Centre tutor John Dean has announced that he has switched his popular courses to the Friends’ Meeting House in Skinnergate, Darlington. There will be three courses over the next year (all beginning at 7pm), starting with the Autumn term in September. More in Courses on this website or by contacting email@example.com
Darlington & Teesdale Naturalists’ Field Club – summer outings continue on Tuesday evenings and at weekends through to the end of September – see website for details – dtnfc.org. The Autumn/Winter programme of lectures commences in October at the Sixth Form college on Monday evenings at 7.30pm – full details will be posted on the website soon. Visitors welcome at all events
Darlington Film Club – has moved its Monday night films to the Forum Music Centre in Borough Road. More information at the Forhcoming events section of www.darlingtonforculture.org, by contacting DarlingtonFilmClub@gmail.com or visiting the Club’s Facebook page.
Darlington Folk Club - has moved its Thursday night sessions to the Copper Beech pub in Neasham Road. For more information, follow the link on the home page to their website
Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club has moved to The Studio at The Dolphin Centre. The events happen on the first Saturday of the month between 12.30 and 3.30 pm and feature classic New Orleans Jazz. Tickets from The Dolphin Centre at 388406.
Darlington Orchestra – will continue to work with Darlington Arts as the orchestra moves to its new concert venue at Central Hall, Dolphin Centre for the 2013 season. Darlington Orchestra is a community orchestra and we welcome new players of all ages and from all walks of life. If you’d like to join us talk to Clare on 01325 718414
Darlington Piano Society
Central Hall, Dolphin Centre
All concerts 7.30pm on Saturday, except Sunday 2nd December
20th October 2012 Bobby Chen
17th November Arta Arnicane
2nd December Alison Gill
12th January 2013 Alexandra Dariescu
9th February James Sherlock
2nd March Oskemen Duo
23rd March Benjamin Grosvenor
Season ticket £56. Detailed brochure and booking form obtainable from the treasurer, Pauline Duffy, 90 Escomb Road, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6TZ, tel: 01388 602809. Single tickets £12 (£6 u.21, JSA, UB40); £15 (£7.50) for the premium concert on 23rd March 2013 (Benjamin Grosvenor). Available from the Dolphin Centre, tel: 01325 388410.
Teesside Music Society – if you buy a season ticket for Darlington Piano Society, this entitles you to buy a reduced rate standard season ticket for Teesside Music Society at £28 (full price £45).
Darlington R’n’ B Club is moving to the Forum, in Borough Road, in January 2013. Its first gig there will be on Friday 18th when the Tommy Allen Band with Johnny Hewitt will be playing. Tickets £10 from the Forum on 01325-363135.
The club’s Christmas gig on 21st December will still be held at the Dolphin Centre’s Central Hall and is Nine Below Zero + Hamilton Lewis & The Boogie Brothers. Tickets £15 from 03215-388410
Inkerman Writers – attendees of creative writing courses at the Arts Centre, which have moved to the Friends Meeting House (see Creative Writing Courses above) - more on the group at www.inkermanwriters.ning.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Knitting Café - has moved its Monday night sessions to Lingfield Point, off McMullen Road. The Café is meeting at Lingfield House on the site which was home to Patons and Baldwins, at one time a leading manufacturer of knitting yarn. The Monday night sessions are designed to introduce people to knitting, and also for experienced exponents of the pastime, and take place on Monday evenings between 7-9pm. Sessions cost £2. For more information, contact Becky on 07550002773.
Messy Little Fingers - Eco Art and Craft Discovery Sessions Why not join the parents that bring their children along to Messy Little Fingers sessions with Yvonne Preston, for children Aged 1-5 Years Tuesdays, 10-11am? Cost: £4 per session (£3 per sibling), to be paid per half term. Address: 21a Centerpoint Road (first floor), Lingfield Point, Mc Mullen Road, Darlington. For more information, visit www.yvonnepreston.com or contact her on 07727 706335 Email email@example.com
You can also find Yvonne on Facebook
Music Bugs is a great class for children to attend and sessions are held on Mondays and Saturdays at the Dolphin Centre. On Mondays, the organisers run both Baby Bugs and Family Bugs, a mixed age class 0-4 years. Saturday class is Family Bugs only. This means that families with more than one child can come all together (siblings half price) or friends with different aged children can come together. All the classes include different songs, so the children never know what is coming next. You can contact Margaret Anderson for more information on 08445 781046 , at
Open Mic Nights, run by Darlington for Culture - are held monthly and offer a forum for writers to read their material and audiences to enjoy it. The evenings, which begin at 7pm on the last Thursday of each month restart at Voodoo Café/Cantina, 84 Skinnergate, in September for the Autumn season. Each session will start at 7pm and the cost of entry will be £3 paid on the door. More information is available from organiser John Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the programme section here at www.darlingtonforculture.org
Theatre Hullabaloo - now in offices adjacent to the Quaker Meeting House, at The Meeting Rooms, 5 Skinnergate, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7NB.
Vane Women – will be based at Darlington Library in Crown Street. Contact by email: email@example.com on facebook: Vane Women (community) or website: www.vanewomen.co.uk Don’t be surprised to see them in the Conservatory Bar at the Civic Theatre from time to time and many other venues in and around the North East