Darlington Jazz Festival Returns for an Eighth Year

Darlington Jazz Festival Returns for an Eighth Year Darlington Jazz Festival makes its return for the eighth year this May and organisers have been working in partnership with Darlington Food and Drink Festival to ensure that the bank holiday weekend offers something for everyone. The jazz festival kicks off on Friday 3 rd May with […]

Local History Month – May 2019 programme

A fabulous programme of exhibitions and events runs from Wednesday 1 to Friday 31 May 2019 .  During Local History Month, amongst a packed programme, printmaker and artist Adrian Moule is leading Trace Lines activity on Saturday 11 May 2019 with a bookable workshop for adults running 9.30am – 11.30am and a drop in session […]

The Unseen Beautiful

April sees Creative Darlington collaborating with Lens Think to bring a second call out for 2019. This call out will invite you to submit images through Instagram of the ‘Unseen Beautiful’ in and around Darlington. We are particularly interested in the ’Unseen Beautiful’ to celebrate Darlington, our beautiful surroundings and everyday things that you think […]

Story Collecting and Paper Cutting – Artist Talk by Bethan Maddocks

A talk by winner of the Dover Prize 2019; artist Bethan Maddocks. The Dover prize is a bursary providing artists with time to think, research, reflect and experiment with new ideas and create work to be premiered in Darlington in 2021. Bethan is an artist and story collector; her work explores social history and the […]


Darlington Hippodrome is to team up with ODDMANOUT Theatre Company to create a dynamic new community theatre company called Foundry. Darlington Hippodrome is to strengthen links with local theatre production company ODDMANOUT to create a dynamic new community theatre company to be called The Foundry. During the 18 month restoration of the Hippodrome the theatre […]

New boards, new bulbs, new exhibition

We’ve had an end of year refresh of the Crown Street Art Gallery space at Darlington Library following a successful year. Creative Darlington programmed 7 exhibitions between 31 March 2018 and 18 March 2019 securing 19,969 visits, an increase on 18,219 visits secured for 7 exhibitions in 2017/18.   Group exhibitions by the Community Arts Project, […]

Get involved in Pictures in Print at Crown Street Library – Saturday 16th and Saturday 23rd March, free activity running 12 noon – 3pm

Why not pop into Pictures in Print, explore printmaking and make your own print to take away?  This free activity is on offer with drop in sessions taking place from 12 noon to 3pm on Saturday 16th March 2019 and Saturday 23 March 2019 in the gallery at Crown Steet Library.  Activity will be led […]

Crown Street Call Out – Artists Selected

Thank you to everyone who responded to our Crown Street Call Out. We had a fantastic response, with over 120 applications. Following a meeting of the selection panel, we are pleased to announce the following artists have been selected Phil Gatenby Stuart Langley Brian Lee Aimee Suggitt Jenni Thirlwell The artists’ selected works will be […]

Heritage on Track

Darlington has a significant role in railway heritage, with the bi-centenary of the first railway passenger journey on Locomotion No. 1 on the Stockton & Darlington railway in 1825 fast approaching in 2025, two active railway stations, Bank Top and North Road, the Head of Steam railway museum  and a number of key buildings and sites, including […]

Crown Street Call Out – Deadline Approaching!

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 […]