ArtsFest: Reading Event

Bennett House Writers are a small group of Darlington based writers who meet every Monday in Age UK, Bradbury House. Darlington. at 10.30am. They work together to support each other in developing their creative writing by reading out their work to the group, discussing its merits and suggesting improvements to the work. Join them for more »

ArtsFest: Vane Women Tell Her Story

A potent brew of spoken word, film, art, image, live performance and music. Price: Tickets available on the door or email Place: Crown Street Gallery Date and time: Wednesday 30th May 6pm Contact:

ArtsFest: Poetry Speed Dating – workshop

The Durham/Tees Valley Stanza is a group of poets which meets every month to share our work and enjoy a wide range of poems. If you’d like to get your imagination going and start writing some poems of your own, please join us for a Poetry Speed Dating workshop. All you need is a notebook, more »

ArtsFest: The Synthetic Narrative of the LILS

What happens to muse-driven writers when the muse is absent? Finding himself bereft, the husk, John S Rutherford reviewed his literary pretensions for inspiration and returned to his connection with The Long Itchington Literary Society for solace. In an act of breathless cultural appropriation Mr Rutherford will present an hour of The Synthetic Narrative of members and associates of more »

ArtsFest: Young Writers Creative Workshop

Young writers (aged 7+) are invited to join author and creative writing tutor Tracey Iceton for this fun, interactive story workshop. There will be the chance to create your own storybook with advice on writing characters, developing plot, using imaginative language and including action, speech and description in your stories. There will also be chance more »

ArtsFest: Writing for Community

This workshop will give participants the chance to work through a sample of writing prompts for creativity and self expression. It aims to provide encouragement for new writers and experienced writers not writing at present. Susan was an Occupational and Drama Therapist, Language and Montessori teacher. She worked as a group facilitator with a special interest more »


ArtsFest: Darlington Arts Festival 2018

The sixth annual Darlington Arts Festival takes place this year from 19th May to 3rd June. All events in the festival that are listed on this website have ‘ArtsFest’ in their headline. Look out also for the Darlington Arts Festival 2018 logo online and on posters around town. There is a whole day of events more »

ArtsFest: Jake Howard – From Cop to Killer

In this event Andy Coward, who writes as Jake Howard will talk about his love of crime detection over a 30-year police career and his current love of writing crime novels. There will be a reading from his first crime novel, The Killing Barn (Amazon 4.7/5 star reviews) followed by a Q&A. This will be more »

ArtsFest: Mass Dance 2018 Express yourself!

Darlington Dance Festival Mass Dance 2018 – Express yourself! for mental health – takes place on Sunday 20th May from 1pm. This year’s theme is promoting mental health and wellbeing. The event brings local dance schools and community groups together to perform one mass dance choreographed by Debbie Harbin of the D project and Darrien more »