PRIZE FUND OF £10,000 FOR ARTISTS County Durham Community Foundation is delighted to launch the Dover Prize 2018. This 2-year bursary of £10,000 that supports excellence and experimentation in the arts and creative industries and is an opportunity is open to any UK-based creative practitioner, individual artist or art collective. An application must be made […]

Upload Unplug – Enjoyed

On the evening of Friday 2 November 2018 Pell Ensemble performed Upload Unplug to an appreciative audience within the gallery space at Crown Street Library.  The performance fitted well in the library setting, wherein information, imagination, data, digital access, learning and various collections are accessible.  The piece was accessible to ages 12+ and attracted a good audience […]

‘Anarchy Is Religion’ – Endem & Leum

Legitimate Anarchy Records, an independent label based in Darlington, North East England, focused mainly on the genres of Rap/Hip-Hop/Grime are releasing ‘Anarchy Is Religion’ by Endem and Leum, on the 24.11.18 with a Record Release Party  23.11.18 at Voodoo bar and café in Darlington. Record Release Party tickets and further information are available now at  Fantastic […]

Strang Stone hit home

  A piece of Darlington’s heritage and folklore was the inspiration behind ‘Strang Stane’ which was displayed within Darlington’s covered market. A live performance by Endem & Leum commissioned as part of ‘Strang Stane’ marked its opening there on Friday 24 August 2018 and it remained on display for several weeks, rotating periodically throughout the day. ‘Strang […]


  The second ever Middlesbrough Art Weekender ran from 4 – 7 October 2018 and took on the idea of connectivity (lots to work on there currently).   I understand some of the artists involved had committed time in advance of these dates exploring and engaging with The Auxiliary and with people and places in and around Middlesbrough collecting information for […]


UPLOAD/UNPLUG WHERE:  Crown Street Library, Darlington WHEN:  Friday 2 November 2018 DOORS OPEN:  6.45pm START:  7pm RUNNING TIME:  1 hour AGE: 12 and up FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW:  Collect from Crown Street Library during standard opening hours TELEPHONE:  01325 462034 during standard opening hours to reserve a ticket or tickets for this performance     […]


LAST TRAIN HOME Music and Comedy festival took place on Saturday 22 September 2018 in Darlington. I’d bought my ticket a few weeks back at the Pennyweight priced £15 in advance and collected my wristband and a beautifully designed and easy to use programme from the Hullabaloo around 1.30pm. Tickets were also available at £20 […]

The Arts Society, North Yorkshire & South Durham – lecture programme 2018/19

A fantastic programme of lectures organised by The Arts Society and held at The St George Hotel, Durham Tees Valley Airport, for more information contact Rita Smith at ritasmithart@gmail.comProgramme Sheet 1 best pdf Programme sheet 2- best copy pdfprogramme 3 best – pdfstudy days sheet 4; 2018-19 copy

Picasso at Play – exhibition coming this way

Picasso at Play A unique exhibition of photographs of Picasso by the acclaimed 20th century American photographer Lee Miller. The photographs show the artist relaxing with friends and family at Lee’s house in Sussex, as well as at Picasso’s home in the South of France.These photos have never been on display in the North East. The […]

The Young King comes to Darlington this November

  Image: Andy Ellis   Pioneering organisation Theatre Hullabaloo is bringing The Young King to Darlington on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 November 2018 with Creative Darlington support, helping to ensure that children and young people in Darlington get to see the best theatre made for young audiences.  It’s not too long until The Young Prince arrives […]