Arts project launches

An exciting new arts project is beginning in Darlington for children and young people with physical and learning disabilities. Harewood Hill Lodge will become a Creative Care Home thanks to funding through the County Durham and Darlington NHS Health Improvement Fund, managed by the County Durham Community Foundation. Blue Cabin Community Interest Company developed the more »

Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert 2018

The Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert 2018 is on 27th January 7.30pm at the Dolphin Centre. The orchestra will present a variety of classical music – old and new. The programme will include a wide range of pieces from Corelli and Dvořák, Richard Rodgers and 20th-century music medleys through to some John Williams magic. The family-friendly more »

Intrigue in the art world

Check out Mike Jarvie’s novel of intrigue in the art world. Black Art can be purchased at https://www.amazon.co.uk/BLACK-ART-Michael-Jarvie-ebook/dp/B076KK1SJS/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1508483388&sr=1-2&keywords=black+art Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/BLACK-ART-Michael-Jarvie-ebook/dp/B076KK1SJS/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1508607560&sr=1-2&keywords=black+art

Second book in trilogy is published

The second novel by Tracey Iceton has been published. Herself Alone in Orange Rain is part two in the Celtic Colours trilogy by the author, who is one of the organisers of Darlington Arts Festival. Kaylynne Ryan is a promising art student, used to fighting for her place in a world of men, but when more »

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

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. DfC are 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 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 467163. This 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 »