Legal move over library

Following the news announced on June 15 that lawyer Michael Imperato has written to Darlington Borough Council advising of legal action to halt the move of Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre, Darlington for Culture Chair John Dean said: “If there were shortcomings in the process followed by the council to agree the move more »

Stadium concert a success

By Allen White, NCTJ student, Darlington College The English reggae and pop band UB40 took to the stage at the Northern Echo Arena in Darlington, along with the Grammy-nominated Jamaican group Raging Fyah. The concert’s opening acts had included Level 42, the Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson, and Raging Fyah, a spectacular line-up for the more »

FIrst small grants award is announced

Arts organisation Darlington for Culture (DfC) has made the first award from its new small grants scheme with £500 going to support the programme of Darlington’s New Orleans Jazz Club. Voluntary organisation DfC launched the scheme after receiving a donation from a company with Darlington connections, and is working in conjunction with Creative Darlington to more »

New Orleans jazz

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club’s upcoming Saturday lunchtime gigs at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington, include: Saturday 2 December sees the Club hosting the Maine Street Jazzmen. They’ll be playing entertaining Dixieland jazz, drawing their influences not only from the classic American jazz groups of the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s, but also the more »

Anthology of award-winning stories is published

The Book Folks have just published a collection of award-winning short stories by Bud Craig, who lives in the Darlington area and is a member of the Inkerman Writers. High Profile is available to download onto your kindle. The title story brings you the latest adventure of Salford private eye, Gus Keane. Others feature a more »

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 »