Hark! The Sound Of Christmas is streaming online on Sunday 20 December, beginning 7pm

HARK! is traditionally a celebration of music inspired by literature – and Tracks think no holiday embodies that concept like Christmas. HARK! The Sound of Christmas is hosted by Fran Harvey, and features beautiful live music performed by a variety of regional and national artists, readings from ​A Christmas Carol ​ and festive poems, and […]


Get creative to help keep the Loco in Darlo and you could win a family pass to The Head of Steam Railway Museum plus a family ticket* to see Cinderella at Darlington Hippodrome in Christmas 2021! Due to COVID-19 restrictions The Head of Steam Railway Museum has been unable to distribute their Keep The Loco In Darlo posters […]

‘It’s All Happening Here!’ sharing at Cornerstone Arts CANCELLED

Following the announcement of the second lockdown coming into place on Thursday 5 November 2020 ODDMANOUT theatre company and Creative Darlington have cancelled the sharing of work from the ‘It’s All Happening Here!’ programme and an exhibition of  Darlington Wonders planned inside Cornerstone Arts.  While this decision is sadly unavoidable ODDMANOUT are taking steps to […]

NARC. TV launch imminent

NARC. TV is launching Thursday 5th November at 7pm, with performances and interviews from Ceiling Demons, Girl From Winter Jargon, bigfatbig, Mt. Misery, Wax Heart Sodality, Shakk & Eyeconic, Marketplace, Plastic Glass, The Dead Seat and Faye Fantarrow’. Creative Darlington was delighted to back some filming of a number of bands and artists at The […]

The Workhouse Sessions – blogs aplenty

The workhouse sessions is a podcast and a DJ service performing at local events, venues and festivals run by DJ Alan Rees, pictured above. It is focused on building a platform to benefit the guest DJ’s that perform on the podcast and at events they perform at, in collaboration with local venues and businesses. They […]

Hark! – The Sound of Stories, another fantastic concoction

Creative Darlington was delighted to back the first Hark! The Sound of Stories event on 22 November 2019, which was held in Darlington Library, and presented a scintillating combination of live music and readings. There was a really appreciative audience and brilliant performances from artists, bands and readings from authors, a really special vibe. Hark! […]

Hot Contents

CCreative Darlington has allocated support to artist Matthew Pickering to progress a proposal which will consider current environmental concerns. Hot Contents will take place in Darlington, imagining the role of new trades in a not-too-distant future where the over-production of unrecyclable waste materials has dramatically changed our landscape, reimagining Darlington’s history as a hub of […]


Theatre Hullabaloo, the children’s arts charity based in The Hullabaloo on Borough Road, Darlington have created baby play packs for families and babies in Darlington and in other parts of Tees Valley to play together. The free Hullabaloo Baby Play Packs aimed at babies 12 months and under have been created with support from Darlington […]

Listen up for five new Workhouse Sessions beginning 2 October 2020

Creative Darlington and a business have supported Darlington for Culture’s fantastic small arts grants scheme, which offers grants of up to £500 to successful programmes delivered hereabouts. The scheme has supported a broad variety of activity to date and is currently open to new proposals. Not so long back DJ Alan Rees – The Workhouse […]

Darlington Wonders ….

Since starting in the Creative Darlington role on a fairly frequent basis I’ve discovered more about wonderful people who’ve lived here, and been inspired by those who are living or have had some connection with this place today.  I’ve also found out more about how the built and natural environment has or hasn’t changed. It’s […]