Noisy Daughters – a great success

I attended an afternoon discussion event and the evening Noisy Daughters concert on Saturday 3 March 2018 and found both engaging, enjoyable and interesting. It’s great to see activity like this, programmed by happening here.

Anywhere and more

Congratulations to Darlington Hippodrome, ODDMANOUT and all the people who contributed to 30 great performances of Anywhere (5 matinees and 5 evening performances per day no less) at Darlington Hippodrome from Friday 2 February to Sunday 4 February 2018.   Each promenade performance took around 50 minutes to journey around Darlington Hippodrome, but thanks to some […]

Arts organisation launches small grants scheme

To celebrate the beginning of Darlington Arts Festival, which it co-ordinates, arts organisation Darlington for Culture has announced the launch of a small grants scheme. The voluntary organisation has launched the scheme after receiving a donation from a company with Darlington connections, and is working in conjunction with Creative Darlington to administer the scheme. DfC […]

Author returns

A popular North Yorkshire author will be returning to Darlington Library to talk about his latest books. Professor Gervase Phinn is probably best known for his best-selling autobiographical novels ‘The Other Side of the Dale’, ‘Over the Hill and Dale’ and ‘Head Over Heels in the Dales’. He will be returning to Darlington’s Crown Street […]

Arts festival programme announced

The programme has been announced for the fourth Darlington Arts Festival due to run April 21-May 31 at a wide range of venues across the borough. Co-ordinated by Darlington for Culture (DfC), the group which speaks for arts and culture in the area, the festival has 70 events on its programme at more than 20 […]

Making space for art – NEW DATE ANNOUNCED

 New date announced for this event – Monday 11th July – Please click HERE for more information. A thought-provoking event will take place at Darlington Arts Festival on Monday May 23, organised by Creative Darlington Making space for art and creative enterprise in Darlington – Arts Forum The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington, DL1 1SG […]

Dark comedy team head for Darlington

Following sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014 and 2015, and acclaimed seasons at London’s iconic Soho Theatre, the award-winning Gein’s Family Giftshop is hitting the road in 2016 for their debut UK tour, including a visit to Darlington. The group, which specialises in dark comedy in the mould of League of Gentlemen, […]

Success for Pam

Twenty writers from the North of England, including Pam Plumb from Darlington, have been  announced as winners of the Northern Crime Competition. Leeds-based writer Kathleen McKay has won £1000 and the publication of her contemporary crime novel, Hard Wired, by Moth Publishing in summer 2016. A further 19 northern writers have won the Northern Crime […]

Importance of Being Earnest review

By David Burton, NCTJ Journalism trainee, Darlington College The Importance of Being Earnest, Darlington Civic until Saturday (November 7) Though at a glance the differences may seem clear, watching Nigel Havers and Martin Jarvis hop, skip and jump across the set in playful syncopation in this new production of The Importance of Being Earnest, suggests […]

Documents are saved

A conservation project at the Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum has helped preserve important archive documents for the future. The project was supported with funding from Friends of the Darlington Railway Museum & Centre and a grant of £42,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) which enabled the museum to digitise, conserve, rebind […]