Embroiderers’ Guild meeting on 6th July

The next meeting of the Darlington Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild is on Saturday 6th July at 1.30pm for a talk at 2pm by Pat Ashton Smith on ‘A sense of Place’. The talk takes place at Elm Ridge Methodist Church Hall. More information from the Darlington branch’s website

‘Death and the Maiden’ 13th June

Baroque Theatre Company presents the exclusive tour of Ariel Dorfman’s award-winning, smash-hit play, Death and the Maiden (pictured, credit Kellie Colby Photography) on Thursday 13th June at the Majestic Theatre, Darlington. This thrilling drama challenges audiences to judge guilt or innocence as they are confronted with a tragedy that has no clear solution. Sadly, in more »

Theatre archives – open day 6th June

Many items from Darlington Hippodrome’s fascinating 112-year history will be in display at an open day in the theatre on Thursday 6th June. In addition, much of the information will soon be available to explore online thanks to an army of volunteers who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes for almost two years. The more »

Bookstart in the Park on 6th June

Darlington Crown Street Library is taking over South Park for its third Bookstart in the Park event. There will be storytelling, crafts, giant-bubble play, a petting zoo, face painting, games and visits from Chase, Elsa, Captain America and Rapunzel. Everyone who attends will receive a free Pyjamarama gift from Darlington Libraries. Booking is not required more »

Open Mic for Writers

The next ‘Open Mic for Writers’ is on Thursday 27th June 7pm at Hash. Got a story you want to read? Trying something out with a novel and not sure if it works? Or simply like listening to original writing, some of it never heard before? Each reader has upto eight minutes in which to more »

Darlington Libraries – Local History Month

Throughout May, Darlington Libraries will host displays from the archives and events celebrating local history. For more information and to book, call 01325 349630, visit the website www2.darlington.gov.uk (book via Eventbrite website), or go to Crown Street Library, Darlington DL1 1ND. Displays from the archives Elegance And Grandeur: Darlington’s Mansions And Villas Date: Wednesday 1 more »

Festival: The Unseen Beautiful pop-up exhibition

Throughout April, Creative Darlington and Lens Think will be collaborating to create an opportunity for people from all walks of life to submit and showcase their photographs of Darlington. They are particularly interested in the ‘Unseen Beautiful’, celebrating Darlington, our beautiful surroundings and everyday things that you think showcase our town through a different perspective. more »

‘My End is My Beginning’ exhibition

‘My End is My Beginning: Paintings, Prints and Poetry Exhibition’ from Sharon Loddey and Jennifer Wyse. Exhibition opened Saturday 13th April and is on until 8th June. Inspired by the artists’ love of the poetry of T S Eliot, which is referenced in the title of this exhibition, Jennifer and Sharon have explored the images more »