ArtsFest: NERA meeting

‘A Creative Tourist eclipses the Scout Cruise’ Sam Woods presents three short talks in his engaging and thought-provoking style covering the CTAC Scottish Tours Express which ran through the North East, some of the LNER’s arrangements to handle the huge influx of passenger traffic prompted by the solar eclipse of 1927 and a pre-War Cruise more »

ArtsFest: Vintage Vehicle Rally

A variety of rare and unusual vintage vehicles from across the North East and Yorkshire regions gather again for this popular event, activities include mini train ride, arts and crafts and juggling and balloon making. Price: £2 for adults, £1 for children, under 5s are free and family members go free Place: Museum Gardens and more »

ArtsFest: Hand Coiled Pots exhibition

This one-day exhibition displays work by Kolbe and Pam Bassington. Kolbe has been making ceramics for 15 years; he enjoys creating small, curious objects. Pam Bassington gained a First-Class Honours degree in Contemporary Fine Art in 2012. She has exhibited in Cork Street and had her digital image projected onto various buildings in London, as a more »

ArtsFest: Would You Believe It – script readings

Following their highly successful 2017 debut at the Darlington Arts Festival, No Name Theatre Company presents ‘Would You Believe It’. Three play-script readings exploring the improbable, the surprising and the otherworldly. Play one ‘On your doorstep’: everyday village life can abound with gossip and assumptions, but it can also throw up some surprises. Play two more »

ArtsFest: After-school song session

The Forum’s Song Club Sessions take place each Wednesday evening for 25 weeks. Run by The Forum staff Chris Davison and Matt Eland, supported by vocal coach Hayley Mackay, these sessions are for 12- to 17-year-olds and include training and experience in a number of areas such as recording, singing, sound engineer, stage set up more »

ArtsFest: 100th anniversary of Votes for Women

This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and DfC is supporting a Centenary Celebration of Votes for Women, a day of events organised by the National Council of Women.   The programme for the day: 09.30-10.00 Registration 10.00 Dr Andrena Telford, National President of the NCW 10.15 Chris Lloyd, The Northern Echo – more »


ArtsFest: Literary Day on 26th May

Darlington for Culture is pleased to support the Darlington Arts Festival Literary Day, co-ordinated by local author Tracey Iceton. The Literary Day on 26th May will celebrate achievements of local writers and it also offers new, existing and lapsed poets, playwrights, novelists etc the chance to develop their craft as part of Darlington Arts Festival more »

ArtsFest: Lust For Life Drawing – family session

Relaxed, untutored life-drawing session to music with a fully clothed life model dressing up in various costumes. All ages and abilities are welcome. Afternoon-tea goodies will also be provided in the session. Price: £4 for adults, £2 for children (under 16). No booking required, please just pay OTD Place: Quaker Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate, Darlington more »

ArtsFest: John Hackett Band

Gasto Promotions present John Hackett at The Forum. He is probably best known for his distinctive flute sound in the world of progressive music. Solo flautist, guitarist, singer and composer, John collaborated with his brother Steve Hackett, the former Genesis guitarist, on his early albums, Voyage of the Acolyte and Please Don’t Touch, along with more »