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 more »

R’n’b Festival 2019

The R’n’b Festival takes place in the Market Square, plus fringe venues, on Sunday 15th September from 12.30pm-5.30pm. This free festival (part of Darlington’s Summer of Sound) is run by Darlington Borough Council, Darlington Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Club and Gasto Promotions. The outside stage in the Market Square kicks off proceedings with an eclectic mix more »

Opus 4 Jazz Club: 13th September

The Opus 4 Jazz Club takes place at the Travellers Rest, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start, and the autumn season starts Friday 13th September 2019 with Lickety Split. This outstanding eight-piece band from Newcastle offers the best of West Coast Jazz and is making a welcome return to Opus more »

‘Italian Gardens: Their Beauty, Meaning and Relevance Today’

The Arts Society North Yorkshire & South Durham’s next lecture is on Monday 16th September 2019. It’s on the subject of ‘Italian Gardens: Their Beauty, Meaning and Relevance Today’. The great Italian gardens of the Renaissance were created at a pivotal time for Western civilisation, when man’s spirit and intellect successfully attained new heights in more »

Tees Cottage Pumping Station: open 14 and 15 Sept

Tees Cottage Pumping Station’s next open weekend is Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019 from 11am-5pm each day. Explore the Tees Cottage site on Coniscliffe Road, Darlington DL3 8TF, including Lancashire Boilers from 1902, a 1904 steam-powered Beam Engine and a 1914 gas engine, all in operation and still pumping water from the River more »

‘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. This is more »

‘River Tees on Film’ archive show

A screening of archive footage ‘River Tees on Film’ takes place at Neasham Reading Room 7pm on Tuesday 10th September 2019. River Tees Rediscovered present archive film show put together by the North East Film Archive from River Tees Rediscovered. This entertaining and lively event features Teesside’s industrial heritage, its towns and route down to more »

Last Train Home Festival 2019

Last Train Home: Music and Comedy Festival this year has seven stages and over 50 artists. The multi-venue festival is on Saturday 7th September 2019 from 1pm-10.30pm and is part of Darlington’s Summer of Sound (supported by Darlington Borough Council). Local music collective Tracks are bringing another ‘First Class’ collection of artists to Darlington, with more »

On Track: free music-industry event

On Track is a new 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 a free music-industry conference for both artists and music creators which ties in with Last Train Home Festival 2019. It aims more »

‘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-7th September) to earn themselves an out-of-this-world experience more »