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Author Visits and Special EventsTop of Page 

Wed 10 July | History Wardrobe Live Event

What were we thinking?! The 1970s show

6.30pm | Darlington Library

The two Lucys take on the 1970s in this groovy new celebration of history's most orange-and-brown decade, with Bri-Nylon, Biba, bra-less Women's Libbers... Disco sparkle, psychedelia, Punk, ponchos, hot pants and platforms!

£8 per ticket | Booking required (available from 08 May)

  

Feb - Jun | Read Regional 2019

Book CoversThe annual Read Regional campaign celebrates selected new books from the North of England. At libraries and literary festivals across the North, authors take part in events where you can hear about their writing and talk to them about their work.

KAREN LLOYD
Saturday 23 February, 2pm | Darlington Library | £ FREE | no booking required

The wonderful Karen Lloyd will be discussing her delightful non-fiction book 'The Blackbird Diaries'

JUDE BROWN
Wednesday 10 April, 1.30pm | Darlington Library | £ FREE | no booking required

Jude Brown has published short stories in several anthologies, one of which won an Arts Council England Community Publishing Award. Jude will talk about her book 'His Dark Sun' described as a coming of age story and a dark psychological thriller.

CLARE SHAW, JOHN CHALLIS and 
EXPLORING POETRY WORKSHOP WITH LINDA FRANCE
Wednesday 5 June, 1.30pm (Exploring Poetry), followed by reading at 2.30pm | Darlington Library | £ FREE 
| no booking required

Crown Street Art Gallery

@ Darlington LibraryTop of Page

06 Apr - 16 May | Art Exhibition

image | Julie Macbean

Beyond Graduation 

‘Beyond Graduation’ is expected to bring together 31 graduates from the BA and MA Fine Art courses from Teesside University, from 2007 to 2018. Since graduating, each artist has forged individual careers for themselves, many working in creative industries as Artists, Teaches and Therapists. Some have... read more 

Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library

 

Sat 11 May | Local History Print Workshops

TRACE LINES | Darlington Bear

Make an original print exploring the heritage of Darlington's nineteenth Century bear. Led by artist Adrian Moule, where you can create original prints and creatively explore Darlington's Heritage.

Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library

Adult session: 9.30 - 11.30am FREE  

All ages drop-in session: 12.00 - 3.00pm FREE | no booking required (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

Sat 18 May 1.30pm Local History Talk 

Bethan Maddocks

A talk on story collecting and paper cutting | Bethan Maddocks

Dover Art Prize winner Bethan Maddocks is an artist and story collector; her work explores social history and the stories of people and place. She makes large interactive paper sculpture and works with communities to develop research on themes. Join Bethan to discover more

Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library

FREE | No booking required

 Watch this space for upcoming exhibitions or visit Creative Darlington to see previous exibitions

Local History EventsTop of Page

Join Us for a Host of Events and Activities This May

04 Apr - 29 Apr | Local History Display 

Animals and birds in art and photographs | a display of images from the Local Studies Collection

The items on display this month have one thing in common; they all feature animals or birds. For example; we have working horses, pampered pooches, pigeons, ponies and a rescued cat. It’s a real eclectic mix... read more...

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

01 - 31 May | Local History Display 

Wool Town

Wool Town

It's back! Come and view the fantastic knitted map of Darlington.

Darlington Library

01 - 31 May | Local History Display 

Elegance and Grandeur : Darlington's Mansions and Villas | a display of images from the Local Studies Collection

A display of old photographs showing some of the Mansions and Villas of Darlington. Running alongside this; Can you complete our quiz? Prize winner will be drawn by Chris Lloyd on Thu 23 May

read more...

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

01 - 31 May | Local History Display 

Darlington at Work and Play | a display of images from the Local Studies Collection

A display of old photographs of Darlington and its people 1800s to the 1960s. There are individual portraits; including the glamourous and short-lived Ruby Ray, workplaces, workforces and many charming glimpses into how we spent our days off read more...

Cockerton Library  see opening hours

Thu 09 May 2.00pm | Local History Workshop

High Row Decorated

Rememorial: WW1 Workshop | exploring Darlington's recovery from the First World War

This workshop gives you the opportunity to consider the issues that local people faced as they recovered from the First World War read more...

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

FREE |  

Tues 14 May 2.30pm Local History Talk 

The Pease Family's Industrial Empire in the North East | a talk by Dr. Dorothy Hamilton

Join the local historian, Dorothy Hamilton, who has been teaching local history courses in and around Durham since 1992 read more...

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

£2 per ticket |  

 

Sat 11 May | Local History Print Workshops

TRACE LINES | Darlington Bear

Make an original print exploring the heritage of Darlington's nineteenth Century bear. Led by artist Adrian Moule, where you can create original prints and creatively explore Darlington's Heritage.

Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library

Adult session: 9.30 - 11.30am FREE  

All ages drop-in session: 12.00 - 3.00pm FREE | no booking required (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

Sat 18 May 1.30pm Local History Talk 

Bethan Maddocks

A talk on story collecting and paper cutting | Bethan Maddocks

Dover Art Prize winner Bethan Maddocks is an artist and story collector; her work explores social history and the stories of people and place. She makes large interactive paper sculpture and works with communities to develop research on themes. Join Bethan to discover more

Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library

FREE | No booking required

Tue 21 May 1.00 - 3.00pm Local History - Health & Wellbeing 

Bethan Maddocks

Dementia Action Coffee Afternoon

Join us for a fundraising afternoon for the Alzheimer's Society, filled with coffee, chatter, jigsaws and adult colouring. Photographs from our Local Studies collection will be on display; Combined, local photos, music, interaction and conversation can help stimulate memories for people living with Alzheimer's disease in Darlington.

Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library

FREE |  

Tue 21 - Fri 24 May | Local History Exhibit

Patons & Baldwins Open Days | exploring Darlington's recovery from the First World War

Browse the photograph albums, staff magazines, building plans and more read more...

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

FREE | Drop in any time during usual opening hours

Thu 23 May 2.00pm | Local History Talk

Patons & Baldwins : Wonder Factory | a talk by Chris Lloyd of the Northern Echo

The talk tells of the rise and fall of the Lingfield Point factory, which in its heyday, in the 1950s, was the largest factory in the British Empire and the largest producer of yarn in the world read more...

Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library

£2 per ticket |  

Group ActivitiesTop of Page

Weekly | Mondays

The Knitting Circle | Darlington Library Knitting Group

For interested beginners and experienced knitters

Darlington Library | 10am - 12noon

FREE (simply turn up and join in)

Health and WellbeingTop of Page

Tue 21 May 1.00 - 3.00pm Local History - Health & Wellbeing 

Bethan Maddocks

Dementia Action Coffee Afternoon

Join us for a fundraising afternoon for the Alzheimer's Society, filled with coffee, chatter, jigsaws and adult colouring. Photographs from our Local Studies collection will be on display; Combined, local photos, music, interaction and conversation can help stimulate memories for people living with Alzheimer's disease in Darlington.

Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library

FREE |  

Monthly | Second Tuesday of the month

Hearing Loss Drop-in Clinic

Do you live in Darlington and want to talk to someone about your hearing loss? Our free information drop-in sessions may be able to help you. We also provide hearing aid support to people who have their NHS Hearing aids supplied by Minor ops.

Darlington Library | 9.15am - 12noon

POSTPONED FROM 01 MARCH 2019 - Call 0191 917 8886 for replacement batteries and clinical appointments

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