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Adult writing workshops at the Festival

There are some excellent writing workshops for adults at Darlington Arts Festival and you can book places now. Wednesday May 3 How to write, publish and sell your own book: in a nutshell 6.30pm to 8pm Health Warehouse Cafe, 15 Post House Wynd, Darlington Tickets £5 Want to know more about self-publishing? Join Sixth Element more »

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Jazz Festival to launch arts festival in style

Darlington Jazz Festival 2017 will launch Darlington Arts Festival in style Thursday 27th April – Sunday 30th April For ticket information Building upon the success of last year’s event with ‘sell out’ audiences, the sixth Darlington Jazz Festival promises to deliver a high quality and diverse program of jazz performances and creativity to the more »

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Drawing at the Festival

This event is part of Darlington Arts FEstival. Wednesday May 3 Free Drawing Day – ‘Drawing from Collections with Rita Smith Head of Steam Railway Museum. 10.00am. – 3.00pm A drawing day with artist Rita Smith linked to her exhibition Travels with a. Sketchbook on display in the Museum. The historic location and exciting collections more »

William-Lowery exhibition

Bill Lowery at the festival

Bill Lowery’s exhibition will run into the early stages of Darlington Arts Festival. Until Friday May 12 Bill Lowery exhibition Darlington Town Hall exhibition space Exhibition open standard Town Hall opening Based in the North-East of England, Bill Lowery began sketching as a child, progressing to oil painting as a teenager. His paintings include still more »


Embroidery at the Festival

Embroidery will feature in this year’s Darlington Arts Festival Majestic, an Exhibition Cabaret of Design, Colour & Stitch by members of Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild The Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT Upper floor, Theatre foyer & lounge bar A varied gallery display of embroidery and textile art in a new setting. Taking Art Deco style more »

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Artists to grace festival

Artists will be showing their skills at Darlingtob Arts Festival Saturday April 22 – Thursday June 1 Community Arts Project spring summer exhibition Crown Street Art Gallery – Exhibition open standard Crown Street Library hours The Community Art Project provides an opportunity for people with learning disabilities to practice various visual arts activities with guidance more »

DHS Walks 2017

History walks

Darlington Historical Society has announced its summer walks programme: 14 May 2017 Eastbourne: Railways, Freeholders and Garden Suburb with David Howlett Meet outside St John’s Church (junction of Yarm Rd / Neasham Rd) at 1.45 pm 18 June 2017 Hurworth Wander withJean Kirkland Meet in Blind Lane, Hurworth, opposite the Spar shop, at 1.00 pm 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 »