ArtsFest: Thriller Live

Featuring the songs of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, and direct from London’s West End, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, Thriller Live continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, more »

Arts Festival 2018: Theatre and film

Darlington Arts Festival has a host of theatre and film events for you this year including west-end hits, touring productions, Shakespeare shows and a special screening of Suffragette as part of the National Council of Women’s Centenary Celebration. Phil Daniels stars in the Touring Consortium Theatre Company’s production of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde at more »

Update: Crown Street Library building

Contrary to a report in The Northern Echo on 13th April, DfC is in the process of re-registering Crown Street Library as an asset of community value. According to the Community Rights Act all assets of community value must be de-listed after 5 years. We have been attempting to re-register the Crown Street Library (and more »

Arts Festival 2018: Music and dance

This year’s music line-up stretches from the first day of the event, with John Hackett Band at The Forum on 19th May, to the final day which will see 30-plus fabulous bands at six town-centre stages on 3rd June as Music Box Fest celebrates its third year. A spokesperson for the John Hackett Band said: more »

ArtsFest: How to Self-Publish a Book Online

Darlington author, Michael Jarvie, will walk you through the various stages of how he prepared for sale in the Amazon marketplace the paperback and ebook versions of his thriller Black Art. He will show you how to: Set up an account on Createspace for the paperback version Choose the appropriate dimensions, paper type and finish more »

ArtsFest: Make a Mark with Your Memories

Do you want to tell the stories of your life? How can you create a lasting record that others will want to read? Helen Victoria Anderson will talk about her decision to publish her moving book ‘Piece by Piece: Remembering Georgina: A Mother’s Memoir’. Workshop participants will then be encouraged to start scribbling, exploring ways more »

ArtsFest: First Pages Surgery

If the first page of your novel doesn’t captivate and entice readers (and publishers) no matter how great the rest of your book is it will languish either or books shelves or, worse, your laptop for all eternity. So, join local novelist, creative-writing tutor and author of the Celtic Colours trilogy Tracey Iceton for a more »

ArtsFest: Author’s question time

Ever wondered what the life of a novelist is like? Do you imagine swanning around in taffeta, sipping cocktails and being taken on long lunches by your editor or being holed up in a freezing garret, tapping with frozen fingers into an ancient typewriter? What about the struggle to make it as a writer and more »