festival events – in progress

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Darlington Arts Festival takes place annually and is co-ordinated by Darlington for Culture and supported by Creative Darlington.
It’s an opportunity for arts organisations and individuals to promote their events and activities, and an opportunity for audiences to discover something new.

This year’s theme is ‘Platform for talent: Get on board!’

To book a place or buy tickets (if applicable), please contact each event organiser via links in list below.
KEY: (b) booking required; (CW) creative-writing event

Festival programme 15-18 May

Friday 15 May:
‘Pop-up art exhibition’ at the Cornmill Shopping Centre 9am-5.30pm (free)
‘Prompted to write – inspired by art’ Age UK Hub 10am-noon (CW) (b)
‘Sound as a poem – writing workshop’ Crown Street Library 12.30pm-2.30pm (CW) (b)
‘BOO! – writing spooky stories’ Crown Street Library 3pm-5pm (CW) (b)
Saturday 16 May:
‘Pop-up art exhibition’ at the Cornmill Shopping Centre 9am-5.30pm (free)
‘Blogging for kids workshop’ Crown Street Library 9.15am-10.45am (CW) (b)
‘An introduction to life writing’ Crown Street Library 11am-noon (CW) (b)
‘Spotlight on…’ performance at The Victorian Market Hall 10am-3pm (free)
‘Jeff Barnhart and his hot five’ at St Augustine’s Parish Centre 12.30pm-3pm
‘Vane Women – Page to stage’ Crown Street Library 12.30pm-2pm (CW) (b)
‘A panorama of movement and dance’ at the Dolphin Centre 2pm
‘Vane Women – poetry reading’ Crown Street Gallery 2.30pm-3.30pm (CW) (free)
‘Poetry reading – Rachel Burns ‘A girl in a blue dress’ Crown Street Gallery 3.30pm-4pm (CW) (free)
‘Songwriting for everyone’ workshop at Quaker Meeting House 4pm-6pm (b)
‘Wind and words’ an evening of light music and verse at St Andrew’s Church 7.30pm
‘Cockerton Band anniversary concert’ Central Hall 7.30pm
Sunday 17 May:
‘Pop-up art exhibition’ at the Cornmill Shopping Centre 10am-4pm (free)
‘Vintage Vehicle Rally 2020’ Head of Steam 10am-4pm
‘Starting a writer’s blog’ Dolphin Centre 10am-noon (CW) (b)
‘Young writers storybook workshop’ Dolphin Centre 12.30pm-2.30pm (CW) (b)
‘It’s the way you tell ’em – humour-writing workshop’ Dolphin Centre 2.30pm-5.30pm (CW) (b)
‘Open mic’ for writers’ Hash bar 6pm-8pm (CW)
Monday 18 May:
‘Pop-up art exhibition’ at the Cornmill Shopping Centre, 9am-5.30pm (free)
‘Bennet House writers’ group’ Bradbury House 10.30am-noon (CW) (free)