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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

18 - 29 May | Art Exhibition

image | Julie Macbean

Unseen Beatiful Darlo

April 2019 saw Creative Darlington collaborating with Lens Think to bring a second call out for 2019. The call out invited people to submit images through Instagram of the ‘Unseen Beautiful’ in and around Darlington.... read more 

Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library

 

 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

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

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 |   or call 01325 349630 for availability

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

Tue 04 - Sat 29 June | Local History Display

Decorated Darlington | Royal Occasions and Visits

This month we’re putting the flags out and displaying items from the collection that relate to Royal Visits and Occasions. Discover how Darlington people have celebrated coronations and jubilees over the years. See photographs of street parties, Royal Shows and official openings and marvel at some of the town’s finest decorated shop fronts.

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

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 |   or call 01325 349630 for availability

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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