Darlington for Culture launches small grants scheme

Darlington for Culture has announced the launch of a small grants scheme. The voluntary organisation has launched the scheme after receiving a donation from a company with Darlington connections, and is working in conjunction with Creative Darlington to administer the scheme. DfC has long believed that small grants can allow everyone from music groups to more »

Crown Street latest

Following news that The Forum music centre is exploring a possible move into Crown Street Library, Darlington for Culture chair John Dean said: “We continue to keep abreast of developments in what is an uncertain situation surrounding the future of both the library service and the Crown Street library building. We will continue to consult more »

Life drawing class launches

A new not-for-profit life drawing organisation is launching in Darlington on April 13th. Lust For Life Drawing is the brainchild of local artist Jonny Lancaster and his partner Grace Wakes. Held on a monthly basis, each session will invite those who want to try drawing from life without the commitment of signing up to a more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

More cause for concern over Crown Street plan

The Northern Echo has revealed a further cause for concern over the council’s plan to move Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre in the form of a legal issue that will further delay the proposals. You can find out more at http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15105369.Council_blunder_leads_to_yet_another_delay_of_contentious_decision_to_close_Darlington_s_Crown_Street_Library/ http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15105369.Council_blunder_leads_to_yet_another_delay_of_contentious_decision_to_close_Darlington_s_Crown_Street_Library/

Anthology published

The Prison, a new anthology of short stories by Darlington author and Inkerman Writers member Michael Jarvie, is on sale for reading on Kindle. Taking its inspiration from James Joyce’s notion of the “epiphany,” as exemplified by his pioneering work “Dubliners,” this collection of short stories – or composite novel – focuses on the theme more »