Crown Street Call Out

Creative Darlington have the pleasure of launching an opportunity for artists. We are seeking submissions from visual artists of works to be installed in and around the Crown Street Gallery, Darlington. Art forms can include drawing, painting, illustration, poetry, photography or design. We are looking for contemporary, visually captivating works which will demonstrate the creative […]

Viewpoints Artists Call Out 2019

A new and exciting opportunity for artists from Festival of Thrift has launched today… Viewpoints by Festival of Thrift offers artists an exciting opportunity to create new temporary work in the public domain in response to a broad brief. A key theme of Festival of Thrift 2019 is ‘Clean Air’ and we are particularly keen […]

The Hullabaloo

The Hulaballoo have an exciting programme over the next three months. Find out more below, or by visiting (Credit Kristen McCluskie) March Dreamland Wednesday 16 January – Sat 23 March, 10am-2pm, The Hullabaloo – Gillian Dickinson Creative Play. Dreamland is a beautiful sensory play installation that welcomes children 0-4 years and their grown-ups to take […]

Conversations in Painting Studio Visits

Continuing on from previous creative activity, Conversations in Painting are hosting a number of Painter’s Studio Visits throughout 2019. The first will be with the initiators / organisers of Conversations in Painting – painters Sarah Cooney and Phil Gatenby at their Navigator North studio in Middlesbrough. Join the visit (and conversation) on Wednesday, 23 January 2019 […]


Festival of Thrift, Creative Fuse and Navigator North are presenting an exciting opportunity for artists and creative, cultural or digital businesses working in the Tees Valley Region to take part in a short programme between October and December 2018. The first of these opportunities will welcome you to join us to find out more about […]

Creative Fuse NE – Cultural Sector Update

Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2018

As Creative Darlington Manager I was delighted to attend the Middlesbrough Art Weekender Picnic this August in Darlington Market. The market gave a warm welcome and it was great to see artists gather there for an interesting discussion, led by artist Lydia Catterall as part of the extended weekender events. Lydia presented the following questions to […]

Professional performances come to community venues in Darlington

About on Tour Rural Arts ON Tour was established in 1999 and is the nationally recognised rural touring scheme for North Yorkshire and East Cleveland. Each year 60+ performances take place in village halls and community centres over 2,500 square miles. The ON Tour team support community volunteers to book and promote performances in their […]

Celebration of the Centenary of Votes for Women

‘The Darlington and District National Council of Women’s event to celebrate the Centenary of Votes for Women, held at the Hullabaloo on Monday 21s May was a great success. The idea behind the event was to celebrate the Centenary but also to engage, empower and enthuse young people to get involved in democracy.   150 people of all ages […]

Book signing for Cold Bath Street by bestselling author A J Hartley

About the event: Are you afraid of ghosts? WIN AN OVERNIGHT TRIP TO LONDON & DINNER AT THE GHERKIN WITH BESTSELLING AUTHOR A J HARTLEY For your chance to win simply bring the flyer (attached in this email) to this special event: Book signing in Waterstones Darlington Thursday 12th July 10am – 12pm Cold Bath […]