ArtsFest: Would You Believe It – script readings

Following their highly successful 2017 debut at the Darlington Arts Festival, No Name Theatre Company presents ‘Would You Believe It’. Three play-script readings exploring the improbable, the surprising and the otherworldly. Play one ‘On your doorstep’: everyday village life can abound with gossip and assumptions, but it can also throw up some surprises. Play two more »

ArtsFest: After-school song session

The Forum’s Song Club Sessions take place each Wednesday evening for 25 weeks. Run by The Forum staff Chris Davison and Matt Eland, supported by vocal coach Hayley Mackay, these sessions are for 12- to 17-year-olds and include training and experience in a number of areas such as recording, singing, sound engineer, stage set up more »

ArtsFest: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

This Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production, adapted by David Edgar and starring Phil Daniels, is a nerve-jangling horror story adaptated from Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller. During one of his audacious experiments trying to separate good from evil, the mild-mannered Dr Jekyll inadvertently unleashes an alternative personality of pure evil… more »

ArtsFest: Darlington Folk Club

Darlington Folk Club hosts a ‘Singers, musicians and poets night’ on Thursday 24th May from 8pm. Price: Free Place: The Copper Beech, Neasham Road, Darlington Date and time: Thursday 24th May 8pm start Contact: George Armstrong on 07890 006204    

ArtsFest: Under Milk Wood

Back by popular demand, Darlington Green Theatre presents the radio drama Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas. There will be two performances – one on Thursday 24th May and one Friday 25th May. Price: £8 (£6 concessions) on the door or from The Hippodrome Theatre box offices 01325 405405 Place: Crown Street Library Gallery Date and more »

The Bridge – new term begins

Daytime and evening courses for the Summer 2018 term start on Monday 23rd April. You can book the courses in person at The Bridge or by emailing the artist. All courses run for 10 weeks. For details visit the website.  

ArtsFest: 100th anniversary of Votes for Women

This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and DfC is supporting a Centenary Celebration of Votes for Women, a day of events organised by the National Council of Women.   The programme for the day: 09.30-10.00 Registration 10.00 Dr Andrena Telford, National President of the NCW 10.15 Chris Lloyd, The Northern Echo – more »

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 »


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 »