Printing workshop in South Park

Make a printing plate using scraps of card and found objects. Print with it in different ways, by hand or with an etching press. Whether your passion is for bold black and white or vivid colours you will take home your own fabulous set of prints. Workshop is in South Park education centre (next to more »

ArtsFest: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club

This Hilarity Bites Comedy Club show presents three well-established comedians – and will also feature a newer act in the middle. Bobby Mair – “There is always a massive laugh just dying out or just about to start up” – Chortle Alex Boardman – “Probably the quickest I’ve ever seen, certainly the funniest” – The more »

‘Play your gender’ on 6th April

‘Noisy Daughters’ organisers are teaming up with Darlington Film Club at The Forum Music Centre on Friday 6th April for an exclusive screening of Kinnie Star’s award-winning documentary ‘Play Your Gender’, a film that asks the question: ‘What does it take for a woman to make it in music?’ There will also be performances from two of more »

BBC Big Band swing into Darlington

The acclaimed BBC Big Band will be raising the roof of Darlington Hippodrome on Tuesday 10 April 7.30pm. The band’s origins date from the earliest days of the BBC and the formation of the original BBC Dance Orchestra in 1928. This ‘golden’ period through the 1930s saw not only the BBC Dance Orchestra, but many 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 »

Embroidery workshop on 7th April

On Saturday 7th April at 10am, Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild is holding a two-hour workshop at Elm Ridge Methodist church hall, led by member Fiona, in which non-members are invited to participate. Fiona plans to teach a type of embroidery called shadow work, demonstrating two versions of a tulip to suit all ability levels. Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild more »

Promote your events

Do you have arts and culture events or groups that you’d like to publicise? The DfC information stand (and famous teddy tombola) will attend local events this summer, plus there is a stand several days each week in the foyer of The Hippodrome. It’s a great opportunity to display your leaflets or posters – and more »

Darlington Hippodrome announces cast for Aladdin

Television and stage star Louie Spence will lead the cast of this year’s spectacular family pantomime Aladdin at Darlington Hippodrome, alongside last year’s returning stars Eric Potts and Liam Mellor from Saturday 8 December. In addition to his television experience Louie has enjoyed an extensive stage career appearing in Miss Saigon and Cats and danced more »

Family open day at Darlington Hippodrome

Darlington Hippodrome will throw its doors open on Saturday 7 April 10am to 3pm for a fabulous family open day, Activities include dance workshops with Ballet Lorent (for ages 5-10 years), mask-making and finger-puppet making workshops and competitions. While you are in the theatre you can enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in more »