Morris dancing team seeks new members

The Cotswold Morris Team\Black Diamond Mixed Cotswold Morris is seeking new members. 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 more »

Calling all writers

Next year, Darlington for Culture is planning a full day to celebrate the achievement of local writers and offer new poets, playwrights, novelists etc the chance to develop their craft as part of Darlington Arts Festival 2018. To this end we have hired the Friends Meeting House on Skinnergate from 10am-10pm on Saturday, 26th May. more »

Youth ballet auditions

English Youth Ballet is auditioning for roles in a production of Coppélia at Darlington Hippodrome on Sunday November 26. At the audition 100 young male and female dancers aged eight to eighteen from across the region will be offered the chance to rehearse with and then dance alongside international professional principal dancers in the production more »

Artistic talent on show

The artistic talents of some of Darlington’s older residents will be put in the frame at a special exhibition in the Town Hall in October. The display follows the growing popularity of art classes at two of the borough’s extra care housing schemes, Dalkeith House and Oban Court, which support older people to live independently. more »

2018 Darlington Arts Festival is announced

Darlington for Culture (DfC) is seeking to hear from arts groups, venues, performers and businesses who would like to showcase themselves in the sixth Darlington Arts Festival The festival, again to be staged at a wide range of venues across the borough, is being co-ordinated by DfC, the group which speaks for arts and culture more »

Darlington Music Society concerts

Darlington Music Society will stage six concerts of classical music during the 2017 / 2018 season as they have in previous years. Tickets are £14.00 per concert or £52.50 for a season ticket. Tickets can be obtained from the Dolphin Centre or season tickets from Mr. R. Tooze, 66 Headlands, Darlington. DL3 8RZ. Tel: 01325 more »

Author’s latest book is published

The Icarus Project by Darlington thriller writer Roger Barnes has been published through Inscribe Media. During his Inauguration speech, newly elected American President Alan Maddox announces in it is his intention to initiate a project that will rid the world of toxic waste. A project visionary in concept to transport it into the Sun; disposing more »

Accolade for museum

Visitor reviews have earned the Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum a coveted ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from an online travel website while it has also once again been awarded the VisitEngland stamp of approval. The museum has been recognised with a “2017 Certificate of Excellence” based on the consistently ‘great reviews’ posted by visitors more »

Volunteers enjoy theatrical experience

Darlington Culture Volunteers were among those taking part in The Aperitif in Darlington on the afternoon of Saturday August 26. Presented by Wet Picnic, the Aperitif was an event held in advance of The Ball, the theatrical extravaganza that took over the Market Square on the Saturday evening. In preparation for his annual ball, Lord more »

Autumn courses at The Bridge

Courses at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts. The centre is on Yarm Road in Darlington, on the corner of Hundens Lane, and the entrance is on Hundens Lane. Phone 01325 244174 The details of Autumn courses at The Bridge can be found on this pdf autumn courses 17