New theatre company to debut at Arts Festival

Wednesday May 31 sees new theatre company No Name Theatre Group present Communication Breakdown as part of Darlington Arts Festival, at the Elm Tree Room, Friends’ Meeting House, Skinnergate, Darlington 7pm An offshoot of the Inkerman Writers, No Name Theatre is an emerging theatre company based in Darlington and formed by local writers Angela Pickering, more »

Film at the Festival

Film has always been an important part of Darlington Arts Festival and this year’s film festival, staged by Darlington Film Club has aa theme around a sense of place. Still to come: Tuesday May 30 7.30pm Dallas Buyers Club (15) 2013 Part of Darlington Film Club’s ‘Places’ Film Festival taking place at The Forum Music more »

Artists grace festival

Artists are showing their skills at Darlingtob Arts Festival, until Thursday June 1 Community Arts Project spring summer exhibition Crown Street Art Gallery – Exhibition open standard Crown Street Library hours The Community Art Project provides an opportunity for people with learning disabilities to practice various visual arts activities with guidance and encouragement from a more »

History walks

Darlington Historical Society has announced its summer walks programme: 14 May 2017 Eastbourne: Railways, Freeholders and Garden Suburb with David Howlett Meet outside St John’s Church (junction of Yarm Rd / Neasham Rd) at 1.45 pm 18 June 2017 Hurworth Wander withJean Kirkland Meet in Blind Lane, Hurworth, opposite the Spar shop, at 1.00 pm more »

A chance to support railway heritage

The Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway were formed in 2013 to take forward ambitious plans to conserve and promote the 1825 line in the lead up to the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the opening of the railway in 2025. While the development of the modern railway can be traced to a more »

DfC reacts to libraries vote

A truly sad day for Darlington as Darlington council’s cabinet votes to move Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre. As an organisation whose members have continually voiced their opposition to the move, we feel that this decision, which will be voted on by full council on March 23, is a missed opportunity for the more »

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 »

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 »

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 »