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A night with John Rutherford at the Festival

Author and raconteur John R Rutherford will be appearing at Darlington Arts Festival. Event details Monday May 15 Voodoo Café, Skinnergate 7.30pm An Evening with S John Rutherford – Come along to experience an author who likes the sound of his own voice. Bear witness to why spelling is important and why the arts should more »

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Reaction to libraries decision

Darlington for Culture has reacted to last night’s (Thursday March 23) decision by full council to close down Crown Street Library and move it to The Dolphin Centre but to work with the community to save Cockerton Library. DfC Chair John Dean said: “The campaign to keep Crown Street Library in its current building has more »

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Music at the Forum during the Festival

The Forum is hosting some terrific music during Darlington Arts Festival. Wednesday May 3 – Open Mic Night Forum Music Centre, Borough Road Monthly open mic night where the stage is set for you Youth Spot: – 7pm Regular spot: – 8pm Thursday May 11 – Dom Pipkin Forum Music Centre, Borough Road Dom Pipkin more »


The Fabs at the Festival

Friday May 19 at Darlington Arts Festival sees MerseyMania as The Fabs make a welcome return to the town. Venue: The Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT A welcome return to Darlington for the show that played sell-out performances at Darlington’s Arts Centre Theatre in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The Fabs re-create the exciting ‘MerseyMania’ more »

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 »

A walk in the park at the Festival

Saturday May 6 during Darlington Arts Festival sees A Walk in the Park St Andrew’s Church, Haughton-Le-Skerne, Darlington, DL1 2DD 7:30 pm An evening of light music and poetry presented by the Take4 Clarinet Quartet and Helen Winthorpe Kendrick. On the walk through the park you will encounter all sorts of activities. There are the more »

Celebrating Queen at the Festival

Friday April 28 at Darlington Arts Festival will see Harrowgate Club presents An Evening with Queen II. It`s been 25 years since the death of Freddie Mercury, one of the greatest showmen and vocalists of the 20th Century. In honour of his work, the club present An Evening with Queen, an authentic tribute to one more »

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Fabric sculpting at the Festival

You can learn about fabric sculpting at Darlington Arts Festival. Saturday May 13 Bottle Art – Fabric sculpting workshop by Abigail Lagden of Curiously Contrary The Bridge – Centre for Visual Arts, Yarm Rd, Darlington, DL1 1ED 1.45 – 4.15 pm Discover the addictive art of fabric sculpting. In this beginners workshop, you will transform more »

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Learning hand-made skills at the Festival

Rosi Thornton is running to excellent workshops at Darlington Arts Festival Wednesday May 10 Hand Made Books Oxfam Darlington, Skinnergate 6.30 – 8.30pm Price: Donations to Oxfam please Available places: 12 max This is a two-hour hands-on practical workshop with artists Jo Colley and Rosi Thornton that will introduce you to the principles of using 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. Tuesday May 2 7.30pm £3 Moon (15) 2009 Part of Darlington Film Club’s ‘Places’ Film Festival taking place at The Forum Music Centre in Borough Road more »