The Unseen Beautiful, Closing Event

Join Lens Think and Creative Darlington this evening from 5.30pm at Crown Street Gallery for food, drink and to find out the winner of The Unseen Beautiful Call Out. Visitors to the exhibition have cast their votes for their favourite photograph and we will reveal the who will be in receipt of a one day […]

The Unseen Beautiful

In April 2019 photographer Joanne Coates (Lens Think), graphic designer Nicola Golightly, artist Gemma Tierney and Creative Darlington collaborated to offer a Call Out for photographic works celebrating ‘The Unseen Beautiful’ in Darlington. Over 650 photographs were submitted through Instagram by a diverse range of photographers – beginners to professionals. All of those who submitted […]

Heritage on Track History Walk fast approaching

On Tuesday 21 May 2019 there’s a Heritage on Track History Walk, exploring our rail heritage, starting at 1pm at the Head of Steam railway museum, booking details as per poster and free places going fast, so please get in touch with Helen Towes at Groundwork quickly if you want to get involved. I was […]

Noisy Daughters Vinyl – North East’s first vinyl compilation featuring all female artists

Darlington music collective Tracks have joined forces with North East record label Butterfly Effect and Rianne Thompson (BBC Introducing/Amazing Radio) to curate the North East’s first ever compilation album featuring all female artists. Cut on 12″ vinyl, the album is a continuation of Tracks’ Noisy Daughters project that aims to inspire females in the music […]

Darlington Mind Art and Creative Crafts Exhibition

Darlington Mind Art and Creative Crafts Group in collaboration with Creative Darlington is hosting an art exhibition at Darlington Town Hall from the 29th April to 14th June 2019. Darlington Mind Creative Crafts Group is a safe and supportive environment where people with mental health issues can go to rediscover old talents and learn, develop […]

Here Comes the Summer – Take Yourself to the Bridge Centre for Visual Arts

The Vintage Summer Fair on Saturday 13 July sounds like a great reason to visit .  I’ve  been to a few Bridge Centre for Visual Arts summer events over the years. In my experience they provide a nice chance to relax, explore stalls of local arts and crafts, meet creative people, enjoy live music and tasty […]

Darlington Jazz Festival Returns for an Eighth Year

Darlington Jazz Festival Returns for an Eighth Year Darlington Jazz Festival makes its return for the eighth year this May and organisers have been working in partnership with Darlington Food and Drink Festival to ensure that the bank holiday weekend offers something for everyone. The jazz festival kicks off on Friday 3 rd May with […]

Local History Month – May 2019 programme

A fabulous programme of exhibitions and events runs from Wednesday 1 to Friday 31 May 2019 .  During Local History Month, amongst a packed programme, printmaker and artist Adrian Moule is leading Trace Lines activity on Saturday 11 May 2019 with a bookable workshop for adults running 9.30am – 11.30am and a drop in session […]

The Unseen Beautiful

April sees Creative Darlington collaborating with Lens Think to bring a second call out for 2019. This call out will invite you to submit images through Instagram of the ‘Unseen Beautiful’ in and around Darlington. We are particularly interested in the ’Unseen Beautiful’ to celebrate Darlington, our beautiful surroundings and everyday things that you think […]

Story Collecting and Paper Cutting – Artist Talk by Bethan Maddocks

A talk by winner of the Dover Prize 2019; artist Bethan Maddocks. The Dover prize is a bursary providing artists with time to think, research, reflect and experiment with new ideas and create work to be premiered in Darlington in 2021. Bethan is an artist and story collector; her work explores social history and the […]