Oil painting for beginners

Established artist and tutor Jo Pickering is hosting a one-day painting workshop at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts on Saturday 28th July. Jo will provide a variety of still-life images to work from and will demonstrate materials for a highly enjoyable day. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but please bring lunch. Jo more »

Cockerton Library group – update

A local group set up to save Cockerton Library, backed by Darlington for Culture, wish to make it clear that Kevin Brack has never had any involvement with them. A leaflet from Kevin Brack, who is standing in the upcoming by-election in Cockerton, may sound like he had a role in the current group set more »

ArtsFest: Posters Exhibition

An exhibition showcasing a range of railway posters from the Head of Steam museum’s collection. Price: Normal entrance fee Place: Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Head of Steam, North Road Station, Darlington DL3 6ST Date and time: Saturday 19th May to Sunday 8th July Contact: www.darlington.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/head-of-steam/

‘A Vicar of Dibley Christmas’

“Good Lord”… after last year’s comedy success, STARS (St Augustine’s Repertory Society) present Christmas in June! Yes that’s right, tree, tinsel and all the characters you love for their next production ‘A Vicar of Dibley Christmas. The second Coming’. Performances Wednesday 27th June to Saturday 30th June at 7.30pm at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield more »

Spats Langham and guests at DNOJC

On Saturday 7 July, Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club (DNOJC) provides the chance to hear ‘the hottest man in town’ when the multi-talented Spats Langham brings his Hot Fingers band and guest star Miss Emily Campbell back to the Club. Hot Fingers celebrates the golden age of music, visiting the red-hot jazz of 1920s New York more »

End-of-season gig at Opus 4 Jazz

Friday 13th July is the last gig of the club’s summer season. A large crowd is anticipated for an appearance by Graeme Wilson, a notoriously good tenor player who currently resides in Edinburgh. Modern Jazz, with a John Coltrane feel, is his style and he’ll probably bring as sidesmen the cream of jazz musicians in more »

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 »