A Short Fiction Writing Workshop: Part 2

A Short Fiction Writing Workshop with Jo Colley (Part 2) is on Saturday 29 February 2020 from 10am-1pm. This workshop will pick up where Part 1 left off (see item from March last year), looking at different forms of short fiction but concentrating more on the surreal and non-linear narrative. What elements make a short 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. DfC has an information stand in the foyer at The Hippodrome. It is a great place to promote arts organisations and more »

Lectures for DLA’s 137th year

The DLA opened its 137th year with ‘Angelic Streets’ on Monday 2nd September 7.30pm. It was the encouraging story of one man’s crusade to recover late-night town and city centres from the scourge of binge drinking. Paul Blakey MBE explained how his Street Angels initiative to improve behaviour and protect the vulnerable has spread across more »

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 »

Embroiderers’ Guild: 2020 programme

The Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild programme for 2020 is for both experienced embroiderers’ and beginners. As well as embroidery and stitch techniques, topics for talks include other forms of textile art and also forms of art which use textile as an inspiration. Non-members can visit twice at a cost of £4; after that you will need more »

World-slam-poetry champion Harry Baker: solo show

Mathematician-turned-World-Slam-Champion Harry Baker is set to embark on his debut solo tour with his brand-new spoken word comedy show ‘I Am 10,000’. It will be at The Forum Music Centre in Darlington on 12th March 2020, building on the momentum of a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The slam champ has turned 10,000 more »

‘Juliet and Romeo’ at Neasham Reading Room

On Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 7.30pm, Lost Dog Productions present ‘Juliet and Romeo’ at Neasham Reading Room. This highly acclaimed contemporary dance includes humour and spoken word, and it premiered at Sadlers Wells in 2018. “Lost Dog’s show reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a more »

Darlington Hippodrome: 2019/2020 shows

The autumn brochure includes thrilling drama, a hand-picked selection of the world’s most dazzling musicals and some truly magical family shows, alongside household names gracing the Hippodrome stage. Plays The classic Miss Marple tale A Murder is Announced, starring Sarah Thomas, Kazia Pelka and Tom Butcher (10-14 September) will have audiences on the edge of more »

Darlington Hippodrome ‘Heritage Tour’

Public tours take place on Thursday 13th February and 26th March 2020 both at 10.30am. These Heritage Tours provide you with the chance to explore the building and learn about its heritage and history. The tours are supported by Darlington Culture Volunteers – visit the website for more details about volunteering. Contact the box office 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.