Bring it on – Darlington BookFest fast approaching at Crown Street Library

    Would you like to go to Hogwarts like Harry Potter? Or to the deep dark woods with the Gruffalo? Would you like to have a go at stop animation? Or perhaps gaming is more your thing? Whatever your interest… be sure to check out BookFest. Coming soon to Crown Street Library.

Looking forward to the next Dover Art Prize selection

Mallinson & Doyle delivered a proposal which was selected for the Dover Art Prize 2016, leading to the creation of  a new work, Strang Stone, which was shared Darlington’s Indoor Market in  2018.  Strang Stane was informed by the heritage, including periodic relocation, of Darlington’s Boulmer Stone, and would periodically rotate whilst in Darlington (a […]

See Darlington through the eyes of artists in January 2019

Darlington through the eyes of artists 5th – 30th January 2019 Darlington through the eyes of artists is on display until Wednesday 30 January 2019. A selection of oils, watercolours and sketches from the local studies collection, all featuring views of the town that have inspired artists over the years. Interesting not only for their artistic merit […]

Royal Northern Sinfonia – New Year New Artists performance – Thursday 17 January 2019 at Darlington Hippodrome

In 2018 Creative Darlington was delighted to support a fantastic film and music project as part of our ongoing work with Orchestras Live and Durham Music Service, which began with the Hallé Orchestra giving two performances at the Dolphin Centre in 2016.  In summer 2018, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) started a creative […]

Invitation to Artists – Thursday 13 December 2018

Great news from the Auxiliary Project Space, who have curated helpful activity in Darlington this year and brilliant activity various regarding space and future opportunities, hope lots of artists from Darlington and other parts of the Tees Valley accept their invitation, shown below.   The Auxiliary Project Space are happy to announce plans for a new gallery […]

IncluDANCE is coming to Darlington

Inclusive dance is coming to Darlington     IncluDANCE is an inclusive dance group for young people aged 11 – 18 living in and around Darlington. To launch the group there will be some FREE taster classes happening in the lead up to Christmas and from January the class will meet each week on a […]


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 […]