Painting classes starting in April

To develop your skills, join one of the friendly groups at The Bridge, Darlington DL1 1ED. The groups work in a wide variety of materials and methods. Students should bring their own materials. All levels of expertise are welcome, from complete beginners to more advanced artists looking to improve their range of skills and techniques. more »

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ArtsFest: Literary Day on 26th May

Darlington for Culture is pleased to support the Darlington Arts Festival Literary Day, co-ordinated by local author Tracey Iceton. The Literary Day on 26th May will celebrate achievements of local writers and it also offers new, existing and lapsed poets, playwrights, novelists etc the chance to develop their craft as part of Darlington Arts Festival more »

Fun with art

Scrapstudio arts – Arts & Recycling – workshops, projects, events, parties and scrap store here in Darlington, for all ages. The studio base of visual artist Yvonne Preston, tutor and facilitator, who works with local businesses that have clean waste materials which can be reused in creative projects and art activities. Always looking for regular more »

ArtsFest: Great Expectations

The Hogarth Partnership presents a fast-moving adaptation by Jo Clifford of Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations. There will be two performances – one takes place on Tuesday 22nd May and one on Wednesday 23rd May. Price: £8 (£6 concessions) on the door or from Hippodrome Theatre box offices 01325 405405 Place: Crown Street Library Gallery Date and more »

Community Art Project spring exhibition

The Community Art Project (CAP) spring exhibition is at Crown Street Gallery from Saturday 31 March to Thursday 17 May. The Community Art Project provides an opportunity for people with learning disabilities to practice various visual arts activities with guidance and encouragement from a professional artist. Now based at The Bridge, the Community Art Project more »

ArtsFest: Lust For Life Drawing – family session

Relaxed, untutored life-drawing session to music with a fully clothed life model dressing up in various costumes. All ages and abilities are welcome. Afternoon-tea goodies will also be provided in the session. Price: £4 for adults, £2 for children (under 16). No booking required, please just pay OTD Place: Quaker Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate, Darlington more »

Sue Ferris plays Opus 4 Jazz

Sue Ferris is back at Opus 4 Jazz on Friday 11th May at The Travellers Rest, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. Sue has played at the club since it started in April 2004, and on a yearly basis her quintet has enthralled club members. Sue always presents, with her regular sidesmen, a colourful and driving evening more »

Make your own tote bag

The Darlington Branch of the Embroiderers Guild are offering potential members to chance to join them for a workshop to make a tote bag. This will happen at 10am Elm Ridge Methodist church hall on Saturday 5th May. Participants need to contact our chairman Gloria on 01325 337895 or brunningr@btinternet.com to find out what to more »

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 »