ArtsFest: Posters Exhibition

An exhibition showcasing a range of railway posters from the Head of Steam museum’s collection. Price: Normal entrance fee Place: Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Head of Steam, North Road Station, Darlington DL3 6ST Date and time: Saturday 19th May to Sunday 8th July Contact: www.darlington.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/head-of-steam/

ArtsFest: Different Facets – exhibition

Exhibition of original art by Alison Hill including drawings, textile art and paintings. Alison has always had a love of nature and aims to capture the essence of rural life in her drawings, paintings and embroidery. Alison’s textile art is inspired by an interest in sewing and how the use of a sewing machine and more »

ArtsFest: Thangka art exhibition

Over the past few decades the traditions, philosophies and culture of the East have become more widely embraced by the Western world. One form of Tibetan art, Thangka, is rarely seen and is very little known about in the west; however, young artist Adam Plumb is undertaking training in Thangka, with the assistance of a more »

ArtsFest: Family Arts and Crafts

May half-term fun activities and crafts for all the family. Price: Included in admission and yearly passes. Place: Northern Rail Activity Room, Head of Steam, North Road Station, Darlington DL3 6ST Date and time: Tuesday 29th May to Friday 1st June 10am-3pm Contact: www.darlington.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/head-of-steam/  

ArtsFest: The Wit and Wisdom of Victoria Wood

Chris’s anecdotes and insight into the background to one of the most loved personalities of our times has been particularly well received by audiences. Who knows about Victoria’s upbringing? What made her Britain’s best-loved ‘funny lady’? Victoria gave the nation a sense of the normal – but was she brought up in a ‘normal’ way? more »

ArtsFest: Music Box

This music event presents 30-plus acts, six stages and one whole day of fun. Back for its third year, Music Box is a massive celebration of vibrant North-East music scene and Darlington. Music Box starts at 1.30pm and takes place in the afternoon and evening of Sunday 3rd June at Hash Bar, Hole In The more »

ArtsFest: Six-In-A-Bar – New Orleans jazz

Six-In-A-Bar star at Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club on 2nd June. The band was formed 12 years ago and plays music from the 1920s/1930s jazz age, and is considered one of the most innovative and professional bands in the UK. The line-up is Willy Entwistle of the Temperance Severn on reeds, violin, flageolet and arrangements, more »

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 »

ArtsFest: Whatever the Weather (Ages 3+)

Presented by M6 Theatre Company in association with Polka Theatre, Whatever the Weather (main picture, by Lewis Wileman) is the imaginary world of an Alpine weather house. The house is brought to life in this inventive, comical and highly visual show for the very young. A weather house sitting on a quiet wall. The little more »

ArtsFest: Creative Writing Workshop

Join Vane Women for this creative writing workshop. Bring a pen, some paper and your imagination and experiences – come and write in any form you choose, in response to a variety of stimuli including poems, images and objects. Let’s see what transpires. Vane Women are published poets, tutors and performers and are experienced in more »