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Keen to be a writer? Then this could be your chance

Creative writing tutor John Dean is taking bookings for the Summer 2017 term of his popular courses at the Friends’ Meeting House in Skinnergate, Darlington. The adult learning courses deal with all aspects of creative writing, focusing primarily on prose, including short stories, novels and other forms of writing as well as occasional forays into more »


Darlington Choral Society concert

The next concert by Darlington Choral Society will be on Saturday 8th April at Holy Trinity Church, commencing at 7.30pm. The programme includes Faure’s Requiem and a selection of other music across three centuries. Details can be found at


Fifth Darlington Arts Festival programme is launched

The programme has been announced for the fifth Darlington Arts Festival – themed A Celebration of Talent – due to run at a wide range of venues across the borough. Co-ordinated by Darlington for Culture (DfC), the group which speaks for arts and culture in the area, the festival has 64 events at 18 venues more »

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New volunteering service provides opportunities

Darlington for Culture and Darlington Hippodrome have launched an exciting new venture to support and promote arts and culture in the town. With the restoration work at Darlington Civic Theatre moving towards the final stages a new volunteering partnership has been forged between the regionally renowned Theatre and the award-winning community arts organisation, Darlington for more »


Students show their talent

Arts students have been given the chance to gain some real-life experience of putting creative ideas into practice through a special project at Darlington’s indoor market. The Arts Foundation Course students at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College were challenged to develop ideas to use art not just to brighten up the Victorian building but also more »


Vote to take place on Cockerton Library plan

Darlington councillors will be asked on March 23 to agree a plan to save Cockerton Library as a working library and community hub, based on a proposal submitted by the community. John Whitehouse, chair of the community group seeking to save Cockerton library, said: “We are encouraged at the council response to our proposal to more »

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More cause for concern over Crown Street plan

The Northern Echo has revealed a further cause for concern over the council’s plan to move Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre in the form of a legal issue that will further delay the proposals. You can find out more at


Photography exhibition

An exhibition called Sea, Sand and Steel by photographer Chris Walker will run at Darlington Town Hall between 16th January-10th March. It features a selection of images from an on-going project highlighting the close relationship between the natural landscape and industry, so characteristic of the North East of England. It is open during town hall more »