ArtsFest: NERA meeting

‘A Creative Tourist eclipses the Scout Cruise’ Sam Woods presents three short talks in his engaging and thought-provoking style covering the CTAC Scottish Tours Express which ran through the North East, some of the LNER’s arrangements to handle the huge influx of passenger traffic prompted by the solar eclipse of 1927 and a pre-War Cruise more »

ArtsFest: Vintage Vehicle Rally

A variety of rare and unusual vintage vehicles from across the North East and Yorkshire regions gather again for this popular event, activities include mini train ride, arts and crafts and juggling and balloon making. Price: £2 for adults, £1 for children, under 5s are free and family members go free Place: Museum Gardens and more »

ArtsFest: John Hackett Band

Gasto Promotions present John Hackett at The Forum. He is probably best known for his distinctive flute sound in the world of progressive music. Solo flautist, guitarist, singer and composer, John collaborated with his brother Steve Hackett, the former Genesis guitarist, on his early albums, Voyage of the Acolyte and Please Don’t Touch, along with more »

ArtsFest: Open Mic for Writers

Prose, poetry, drama, film scripts – all welcome. Simply bring along your piece and read it out in one of the eight-minute slots allocated for each reader. The nights, supported by Darlington for Culture (DfC), offer a forum for writers to read their material and audiences to enjoy it. A share of the proceeds is more »

ArtsFest: Different Facets – exhibition

Exhibition of original art by Alison Hill including drawings, textile art and paintings. Alison has always had a love of nature and aims to capture the essence of rural life in her drawings, paintings and embroidery. Alison’s textile art is inspired by an interest in sewing and how the use of a sewing machine and more »

ArtsFest: Hand Coiled Pots exhibition

This one-day exhibition displays work by Kolbe and Pam Bassington. Kolbe has been making ceramics for 15 years; he enjoys creating small, curious objects. Pam Bassington gained a First-Class Honours degree in Contemporary Fine Art in 2012. She has exhibited in Cork Street and had her digital image projected onto various buildings in London, as a 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: Posters Exhibition

An exhibition showcasing a range of railway posters from the Head of Steam museum’s collection. Price: Normal entrance fee Place: Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Head of Steam, North Road Station, Darlington DL3 6ST Date and time: Saturday 19th May to Sunday 8th July Contact: www.darlington.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/head-of-steam/

Gallowglass comes to Darlington Hippodrome

Middle Ground Theatre Company presents a world premier stage adaptation of ‘Gallowglass’. This thriller from the pen of Ruth Rendell (writing as Barbara Vine) is coming to Darlington Hippodrome from Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 March. The cast includes Paul Opacic (Bad Girls, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks), Richard Walsh (London’s Burning) and Karen Drury (Brookside). When Sandor more »

ArtsFest: Writing for Community

This workshop will give participants the chance to work through a sample of writing prompts for creativity and self expression. It aims to provide encouragement for new writers and experienced writers not writing at present. Susan was an Occupational and Drama Therapist, Language and Montessori teacher. She worked as a group facilitator with a special interest more »