Monoprint workshop

Make a monoprint – workshop for beginners and experienced printmakers. Workshop is in South Park education centre (next to the clock tower) on Thursday 5th July from 10.30am to 4pm, £30 includes materials. Booking essential. Fb message: MissPrintDarlo or email greenwoodpack4@gmail.com.

ArtsFest: Thangka art exhibition

Over the past few decades the traditions, philosophies and culture of the East have become more widely embraced by the Western world. One form of Tibetan art, Thangka, is rarely seen and is very little known about in the west; however, young artist Adam Plumb is undertaking training in Thangka, with the assistance of a more »

Darlington Comedy Festival returns in July

Comedians from popular TV shows such as Mock the Week including Chris Ramsey and Gary Delaney are set to perform at the 2018 Darlington Comedy Festival. Now in its seventh year, the month-long festival takes place at various venues including Darlington Hippodrome, The Forum, Old English Gentleman and the Hole in the Wall throughout July. more »

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 »

Applause Theatre presents ‘Night, Mother

Applause Theatre produced an abridged version of ‘Night, Mother by American playwright, Marsha Norman, as part of the Darlington Arts Festival 2018 – and the final performance is on Saturday 16th June in Gainford. Directed by Alan Anderson, the play revolves around two members of the dysfunctional Cates family living in small-town southern America. Mama more »

Vane Women – poetry reading and workshop

As part of this year’s ‘Crossing the Tees’ book festival, Vane Women present a poetry reading and a workshop on Thursday 14 June at Crown Street Library. Poetry reading: 2pm-3pm, free Vane Women will read their latest work, project images and feature their latest poet, Judi Sutherland, who will read from her book The Ship more »

‘Dr Dresser’s Dream’

‘Dr Dresser’s Dream – an Art Appreciation Talk’ takes place on Wednesday 13th June, from 6pm to 7.30pm. Dorman Museum will be giving a talk about one of the pioneers of independent design at The Bridge centre, which is on Yarm Road in Darlington, on the corner of Hundens Lane. Postcode is DL1 1ED and more »

College’s art showcase takes place 14th June

Darlington College’s End of Year Art Showcase 2018 takes place on Thursday 14th June from 6.30pm until 8.30pm at The Ballroom, Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, with licensed bar. Featuring work produced by students on the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fine Art/Graphics/Photography and BTEC Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Plus live more »

Next gig at Opus 4 Jazz club

Martin Speake is a well-respected modern jazz musician immersed in the current London jazz scene. On 15 June, he will be at Opus 4 Jazz club with the Paul Edis Trio from Newcastle. The club takes  place at the Travellers Rest, 2 West Auckland Road, Darlington DL3 9ER. This will be a special first event for Opus 4 where more »