Embroiderers’ Guild meets

The Darlington branch meets on the first Saturday of each month (except August) at Elm Ridge Methodist Church Hall, Darlington at 2pm. The guild is a national charity which promotes interest in embroidery and other textile work. Fee for visitors is £3. More information from the guild’s website.

Record-breaking volunteers top 3,800 hours for the year

Darlington Culture Volunteers (DCV), who support arts and culture in the borough, have announced that the number of volunteering hours that will have been delivered by the end of 2017 has topped 3,800 – the highest ever figure recorded by the service and three hundred more than last year. DCV, which was created through a more »

Library legal action overcomes first hurdle

Campaigners have been granted the right to a further hearing into proposals to move Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre. Darlington for Culture, which has long opposed the move to the Dolphin Centre, believes that there is still the opportunity for the council to talk to the Friends of Darlington Libraries and the wider more »

Arts project launches

An exciting new arts project is beginning in Darlington for children and young people with physical and learning disabilities. Harewood Hill Lodge will become a Creative Care Home thanks to funding through the County Durham and Darlington NHS Health Improvement Fund, managed by the County Durham Community Foundation. Blue Cabin Community Interest Company developed the more »

Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert 2018

The Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert 2018 is on 27th January 7.30pm at the Dolphin Centre. The orchestra will present a variety of classical music – old and new. The programme will include a wide range of pieces from Corelli and Dvořák, Richard Rodgers and 20th-century music medleys through to some John Williams magic. The family-friendly more »

Intrigue in the art world

Check out Mike Jarvie’s novel of intrigue in the art world. Black Art can be purchased at https://www.amazon.co.uk/BLACK-ART-Michael-Jarvie-ebook/dp/B076KK1SJS/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1508483388&sr=1-2&keywords=black+art Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/BLACK-ART-Michael-Jarvie-ebook/dp/B076KK1SJS/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1508607560&sr=1-2&keywords=black+art

Second book in trilogy is published

The second novel by Tracey Iceton has been published. Herself Alone in Orange Rain is part two in the Celtic Colours trilogy by the author, who is one of the organisers of Darlington Arts Festival. Kaylynne Ryan is a promising art student, used to fighting for her place in a world of men, but when more »

Morris dancing team seeks new members

The Cotswold Morris Team\Black Diamond Mixed Cotswold Morris is seeking new members. Named after one of the first steam locomotives to operate on the Darlington and Stockton Railway \Black Diamond, this new Cotswold Morris team is based in Darlington. Dancing traditional dances from the Cotswold villages, this team comprises of both women and men. They more »

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Calling all writers

Darlington for Culture is planning a full day to celebrate the achievement of local writers and offer new poets, playwrights, novelists etc the chance to develop their craft as part of Darlington Arts Festival 2018. To this end we have hired the Friends Meeting House on Skinnergate from 10am-10pm on Saturday, 26th May. DfC are more »

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2018 Darlington Arts Festival is announced

Darlington for Culture (DfC) is seeking to hear from arts groups, venues, performers and businesses who would like to showcase themselves in the sixth Darlington Arts Festival. The festival, again to be staged at a wide range of venues across the borough, is being co-ordinated by DfC, the group which speaks for arts and culture more »