A large part of this year’s annual Darlington Arts Festival is dedicated to writers, both new and existing, with a variety of events taking place across all four days. You can learn more about published authors and how they work, or try your hand at writing poetry at the workshops, then read your work at the Open Mic night, or you could finally start writing your memoirs or that epic novel. The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Follow Your Art’ and the aim is to encourage people to try something they’ve always wanted to do or go to a new type of event, such as a potery reading or writers workshop.
When? Friday 15th to Monday 18th May 2020
Where? Darlington town-centre venues: including Crown Street Library, Hash bar, Hatch diner, Drinks
Who? 2020 TBA
Website? Darlington Arts Festival
Who has appeared at past festivals? John Dean, Tracey Iceton, Ann Cuthbert, Peter King, Sue Chapman, Mike Jarvie, Bennet House Writers, Tracey Iceton, John S Rutherford, Vane Women, Chris Foote Wood, Inkerman Writers, Gemma Venn, Susan Chapman, Durham/Tees Valley Stanza group, Peter King, Helen Anderson, Natalie Scott
Festival Director? Arts festival co-ordinator, on behalf of Darlington for Culture, is Helen Devonshire