Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild ‘In the Limelight’

Darlington Hippodrome launches a new exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild. 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Darlington branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild. Members are celebrating with the creation of traditional and contemporary embroideries and stitched textiles entitled ‘In the Limelight’. Over the past 12 months, members of more »

Open Mic for Writers

The next ‘Open Mic for Writers’ is on Thursday 28th November 2019 at Hash from 7pm. It’s the final one this year. Got a story you want to read? Trying something out with a novel and not sure if it works? Or simply like listening to original writing, some of it never heard before? Each more »

Free classical concert in Darlington

Darlington Music Society has announced an exciting extra concert for this season, and admission will be free. The Pettman Ensemble, an accomplished chamber music group, well known in their native New Zealand, begin their UK tour in Darlington. They will play at the Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, on Monday 2nd December 2019 at 7.30pm. The more »

Hurworth Concert Band’s Christmas event

Hurworth Concert Band’s next concert is a joint venture with Polam Hall’s school choir on Saturday 7th December 2019. They will present a sparkling array of Christmas music at Liddiard Theatre, Polam Hall School, Grange Road, Darlington DL1 5PA.  7pm-9pm Tickets: adult £5; children £2 Tickets at the door or call 0771 7244579

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?

Darlington Culture Volunteers (DCV) is an organisation run jointly by Darlington for Culture and Darlington Hippodrome. Our volunteers support arts and culture events held in and around Darlington. We help the event organisers by meeting and greeting the public and enabling them to join in the activities and enjoy themselves. Our volunteers work on an more »

Send us your up-to-date leaflets

Do you have arts and culture events or groups that you’d like to publicise? And do you have printed programmes or leaflets? We need your up-to-date leaflets and posters for the DfC information stands. All year round, there is a DfC information stand in the foyer at The Hippodrome. It is a great place to more »

DAPA pre-school classes

Darlington Academy of Performing Arts is now running pre-school classes. Baby and pre-school classes take place on Wednesdays at St Mary’s Community Centre, Newton Lane, Darlington, DL3 9EX. Classes involve singing dancing and playing with musical instruments, building confidence, rhythm and co-ordination. Baby Stars (Age 1-3) 9.15am to 9.45am with parent/guardians. Preschool (Age 3-5) 10am more »

The Bridge: spring term starts 13th January

The spring term at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts starts week commencing 13th January 2020. The programme of 10-week courses includes painting and drawing, landscape acrylic and oils, watercolours, experimental printmaking, portrait drawing and painting, ceramics, life drawing, jewellery making, Openart, and an ‘Introduction to Cyanotopes’ one-day workshop. The Bridge provides a vibrant community-led more »

Love Tango Darlington

This group dances both traditional Argentine and modern Nuevo Tango. Class every Thursday 8pm followed by dancing until late with John Paul Tango at Haughton Le Skerne Working Men’s Club, 25 Haughton Green, Darlington DL1 2DD. More details: call 01325 468738 or visit group’s Facebook page.

blimey! Lucretia – collaborative art project

blimey! Lucretia is a collaborative project celebrating visual arts. It is set to explore the representation of women in our changing world as it focuses on an exhibition at The Bowes Museum. blimey! Lucretia will focus on the centrepiece of The Power and the Virtue: Guido Reni’s Death of Lucretia exhibition at The Bowes Museum, more »