Darlington Society of Arts

Darlington Society of Arts update: “We have been sending emails regularly to our members with links to interesting instructional art videos, art on the TV etc, which our members have found and would like to share. The emails include encouragement to send photos of any artwork members have done during lockdown and these have been more »

DAPA returns with new classes

Darlington Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA) returns to face-to-face teaching in the studio with brand-new classes for anyone aged from two years to adult. After several months of online classes and workshops, DAPA launched its timetable for September. DAPA is run by Paul and Joanne Mason and started two years ago, with one two-hour class, more »

Flourish: support and development

This programme is to help people and organisations to deliver creative community projects in Darlington in 2020/21 or 2021/22. Helix Arts are working in partnership with Creative Darlington, Darlington Borough Council, to offer mentoring, support and funding to three artists who are based in, or have an interest in working in, Darlington. The deadline is more »

HARK! The sound of stories (online)

7.30pm Sunday 11 October 2020 Presented by Darlington-based new music collective Tracks, this evening of music and imagery is inspired by contemporary folk tales, tragic history, and poetry through the ages. It will ‘fill your ears and your eyes with songs of witches, ghosts, haunted houses, and robots – even in the age of computers, more »

Classic cinema at Darlington Hippodrome

As part of a season of socially distanced activities, the theatre is screening a series of classic movies in its auditorium during September 2020. Grease kicks off the season on Thursday 10 September. The film is consistently ranked as the best-loved movie musical of all time. On Friday 11 September join Gordie, Chris, Teddy and more »

Darlington Folk and Acoustic Club’s time in lockdown

Darlington Folk & Acoustic Club is still very active each week although they can’t meet in person owing to the current restrictions. Here, they explain how they have coped with the recent lockdown, from sharing clips of songs to a virtual singaround. “When the Coronavirus lockdown was introduced on 23 March 2020, we knew this more »

‘Platform Perform’ opens its academy doors

In September 2020, Platform Perform officially opens its stage doors, and to celebrate it will have a week of virtual workshops covering West End and Television shows beginning on Monday 10 August. The workshops will see Philip Hill Pearson, Jonny Dixon, Ryan Jenkins, Jonny Labey, Ben Harris, Jodie Steele, Danni Dee and Shanaya Atkinson Jones more »

Zoom book launch ‘Rock god complex’

The Zoom book launch of Rock God Complex: The Mickey Hunter Story by Tracey Iceton includes an author talk, reading and Q&A, with music performance by The Alex Fawcett Band. Friday 25 September 2020 at 7pm Register in advance at tinyurl.com/rockgodcomplex £2 registration fee The story Crown & Kingdom embody, like no other band can, more »

Youth Project needs your vote for funding

The Darlington-based In2 Project is on the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1million pot supporting under-18s nationwide. The aims of the In2 Project are to help build confidence, foster aspiration and improve general health and wellbeing by opening access to cultural and sporting activities for pupils in some of the more »

Bud Craig’s Making A Killing

Author Bud Craig, who lives near Darlington, has had his latest crime novel published by The Book Folks. Making A Killing is a British murder mystery featuring Private Investigator Gus Keane, the fourth book in which he has featured. The e-book is available now and the paperback will be available this week. In the novel, more »