Darlington Arts Festival 2022: Friday 20th – Sunday 22 May 2022

Not long now until Darlington Art Festival 2022 comes to Darlington Town Centre, there will be a marquee in the Market Square sharing fantastic creative work with free entry, and opportunities to enjoy exhibitions and events in various Town Centre locations, including The Friends Meeting House on Skinnergate. The Darlington Arts Festival programme includes events, […]

April workshop for children celebrating aspects of Nigerian culture well received

Earlier this year Victoria Eniola approached contacted Creative Darlington having recently relocated to the town, regarding her ambition to stage an event for families which celebrated aspects of Nigerian culture. The event was held in April 2022 in Darlington Baptist Church and attracted 37 people, including parents and children, who enjoyed activity as well as […]

Artists work on display soon in the Friends Community Hub as part of Darlington Arts Festival 2022

Creative Darlington has allocated support to Darlington Friends to install boards to display exhibitions in a community focused space they expect to open soon on Skinnergate in the former Footprints unit close to the Friends Meeting House. The boards and space will host an exhibition by Darlington artists Artofmistakesuk (@artofmistakesuk) • Instagram photos and videos […]

Find out more about ‘Opening the Closet Doors’

Hello! My name is Sarah Li and I am a Scouse artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne.  I am very excited to finally be able to introduce myself and to you all and what I am doing with Creative Darlington.  ‘Opening the Closet Doors’ is an art and film project that I am working on […]

Book now for Summer Term creative courses at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts in Darlington

Do you want to try drawing, painting, ceramics, jewellery making, portraiture, life drawing or trying a new creative course for fun in Darlington, then why not explore the Summer programme of courses at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts above or at https://thebridgedarlington.org.uk/courses/term/ Most of the Summer Term Arts Courses run one session per week […]

Interested in the arts and crafts, have financial skills and time to volunteer, then you might want to take them to

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts is a Darlington charity and we looking for a volunteer who is interested in any aspect of arts or crafts and who could look after our finances.  We run courses in painting, ceramics, photography and many other different media, aiming to help the mental health and well being of […]

Semaphore as Metaphor artwork online

In this short video specially made flags, are used by people in Darlington, who work from an originally designed interface to communicate things which have helped shape or currently contribute to our culture. From various points around the town, people signal letters and words using the visual ship to ship communication method of ‘Semaphore’. This […]

MAKING THE CUT at Darlington Library

Big thanks to artist Bethan Maddocks, winner of the Dover Art Prize 2019, for sharing MAKING THE CUT in the gallery at Darlington Library. The exhibition is open to the public from 10am to 4pm daily on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between Monday 22 November 2021 and Thursday 16 December 2021, thanks to […]

Grand Constructions celebrated in Queen Street Shopping Centre

Models created by Cabinet of Curiosity Studio as part of a Grand Constructions participatory arts project which used art, making and design to explore the architectural and industrial heritage of the North East of England can now be seen in Queen Street Shopping Centre in Darlington, who have kindly provided space to share work created […]

MAKING THE CUT by Bethan Maddocks exhibited in the gallery at Darlington Library shortly

Bethan Maddocks Making the Cut exhibition will be on display in the gallery at Darlington Library between Monday 22 November and Thursday 16 December 2021. The gallery is open to the public Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm. The exhibition is presented with thanks to The Dover Art Prize and with thanks to Darlington […]