PRIZE FUND OF £10,000 FOR ARTISTS

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 https://www.legitimateanarchy.co.uk/.  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 […]

C O L L I D E R S C O P E

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

OH WHAT A WEEKENDER

  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 […]

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 […]

UPLOAD/UNPLUG AT CROWN STREET LIBRARY ON FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2018

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 FESTIVAL – WOOHOO

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 […]