Events in Darlington

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Note: Please be aware that free events do not charge for admission, but you may have to pay for food, activities and entertainment when you are there.

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Arts, culture and heritage
A ticket to Teesdale - remembering the Barney Line
Description:
The exhibition marks the 50th Anniversary of the end of passenger services up the valley in November 1964. Please visit the website for opening times.
Date(s):
01/03/2014 to 31/05/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
Included in admission
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Croft depot branch line
Description:
From 1 - 30th April visitors to the Centre for Local Studies can find out more about the Croft Depot Branch Line which was in existence from 1829 to 1964. The display has been complied by the North Eastern Railway Association (NERA) and will appeal to all railway enthusiasts. Please visit the website for opening times.
Date(s):
01/04/2014 to 30/04/2014
Time:
All day
Cost:
Free
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage, Community Events

Lighting the market place clock blue
Description:
Each April 2, local charity North East Autism Society celebrates ‘Light It Up Blue’ along with the international autism community, in commemoration of World Autism Awareness Day. We're getting involved by lighting the market place clock blue in April.
Date(s):
02/04/2014 to 30/04/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Market Square
Cost:
Free
Category:
Community Events, Markets and Shopping

Let's Move For A Better World
Description:
We will be up against 22 other gyms in the UK category that have Technogym Wellness cardio equipment and will compete to see if Dolphin Centre customers can work together to generate the most MOVES in the country. Join in the challenge and make your gym the number one in the UK. The winning gym gets to donate a technogym easyline circuit to a local school or community group. Individual prizes be awarded including sports vouchers. There are 10 countries participating and 100 clubs worldwide competing, so let's see if together we can win the UK category!
Date(s):
04/04/2014 to 02/05/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
Free
Contact Details:  
To sign up and for further details, speak to a member of the gym team or email leisure.services@darlington.gov.uk
Category:
Fitness and Sports

Arts, culture and heritage
Freepass
Description:
A textile and media based exhibition exploring heritage and journeys travelled on the railways. The journey begins from Darlington travelling around the Great British Countryside exploring many stations towns and cities that were linked with this vital network of railways. An exhibition by Catherine Howard. Entrance fee applies and booking is essential for workshops, contact museum.
Date(s):
08/04/2014 to 27/07/2014
Time:
10:00 to 16:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Charge
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


See How They Run
Description:
Like nothing you’ve ever seen before! This wonderfully funny and much loved farce is brought to life on stage once again – this time with a difference. It still features hilarious comic situations involving mistaken identity, doors and vicars, set in the village of Merton-cum-Middlewick, but the comedy will be heightened by the fact that the cast are all under four feet tall! See How They Run is the debut theatre tour of Warwick Davis and his Reduced Height Theatre Company. Warwick is the most successful short actor in Britain with a career spanning over three decades. He's best known for his roles in Willow, Star Wars, the Harry Potter films and most recently on our TV screens in Life’s Too Short, Doctor Who and An Idiot Abroad 3. So for a memorable evening of theatre that won’t be short of laughs, book your tickets now!
Date(s):
22/04/2014 to 26/04/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
See website
Other Information:
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Thu 2pm & Sat 2.30pm
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage

Community Events, Policing
Police open day
Description:
Go on a tour of the recently renovated station.
Date(s):
24/04/2014 to 25/04/2014
Time:
10:00 to 16:00
Venue: 
Darlington Police station
Cost:
Free
Contact Details:  
Register by emailing djsnu@durham.pnn.police.uk
Category:
Community Events, Policing


Babies, young children and parents
Bookstart rhymetime
Description:
For children aged 0-4
Date(s):
25/04/2014
Time:
10:30 to 11:15
Cost:
Free
Category:
Babies, young children and parents


Babies, young children and parents
Bookstart rhymetime
Description:
For children aged 0-4
Date(s):
25/04/2014
Time:
14:00 to 14:45
Cost:
Free
Category:
Babies, young children and parents


Functional skills in English
Description:
Improve your English skills
Date(s):
25/04/2014
Time:
13:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
Mount Pleasant Children's Centre
Cost:
Free
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Community Events