Volunteers enjoy theatrical experience

Darlington Culture Volunteers were among those taking part in The Aperitif in Darlington on the afternoon of Saturday August 26. Presented by Wet Picnic, the Aperitif was an event held in advance of The Ball, the theatrical extravaganza that took over the Market Square on the Saturday evening. In preparation for his annual ball, Lord more »

Autumn courses at The Bridge

Courses at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts. The centre is on Yarm Road in Darlington, on the corner of Hundens Lane, and the entrance is on Hundens Lane. Phone 01325 244174 The details of Autumn courses at The Bridge can be found on this pdf autumn courses 17

Arts organisation makes small grants awards

Arts organisation Darlington for Culture (DfC) has made the latest awards from its new small grants scheme. Voluntary organisation DfC launched the scheme after receiving a donation from a company with Darlington connections, and is working in conjunction with Creative Darlington to administer the programme. DfC has long believed that small grants can allow everyone more »

Hippodrome programme is revealed

Darlington Hippodrome has unveiled a packed spectacular opening season following a multi-million pound restoration. Following 18 months of expectation the opening season of the newly restored Darlington Hippodrome has been revealed. As a curtain-raiser and emotional homecoming we welcome DarlingtonOS with Strictly Musicals 2 – a song and dance extravaganza featuring some of the best-loved more »

Library case to go to court

Campaigners are taking Darlington Council to Court over the handling of the changes to the library service. The full Northern Echo story can be read at http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15389966._It_was_inevitable____Court_proceedings_issued_over_Darlington_Council_s_plans_to_close_Crown_Street_Library/

DfC names new Chair

Darlington for Culture (DfC), the voluntary organisation that speaks for the arts and culture sector in the borough, has named Jo Potter as its new Chair. Jo, who lives in Darlington and is involved in several community organisation including Darlington Green Theatre, steps up from his role as Vice-Chair. Jo replaces John Dean, who steps more »

Hullabaloo secures funding

Darlington-based Theatre Hullabaloo, the North East’s specialist producer of theatre for children and young people, is celebrating the news that it has been included in the Arts Council’s National Portfolio of Organisations (NPO) for 2018 – 2022. The organisation will receive just over £250,000 per year to deliver a high quality programme of theatre and more »

The Haunting of Cole Peters

The Haunting of Cole Peters, a debut collection of ghost stories by Darlington-born writer Joe Hetherington has been published. An amulet with an unusual power, strange figures in the arctic wastes and a terrifying night shift at an art gallery all feature in this disturbing anthology of nine tales, available from .https://www.amazon.co.uk/Haunting-Peters-Other

Legal move over library

Following the news announced on June 15 that lawyer Michael Imperato has written to Darlington Borough Council advising of legal action to halt the move of Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre, Darlington for Culture Chair John Dean said: “If there were shortcomings in the process followed by the council to agree the move more »