Events in Darlington

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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

Babies, young children and parents, C:YoungPeople
Children's Fairground
Description:
Children's fairground for half term. Free admission, charge for rides.
Date(s):
04/04/2014 to 21/04/2014
Time:
10:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
Joseph Pease Place
Cost:
Charge for rides
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, C:YoungPeople


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


Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage
Family Arts and Crafts
Description:
Join us in the Easter holidays for fun arts and crafts for all the family.
Date(s):
18/04/2014
Time:
13:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Included in admission
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage


Functional skills in English
Description:
Improve your English skills
Date(s):
18/04/2014
Time:
13:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
Mount Pleasant Children's Centre
Cost:
Free
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Community Events

Cricket at the RA
Description:
Cricket coaching for boys and girls aged 5 to 11.
Date(s):
18/04/2014
Time:
18:00 to 20:00
Venue: 
Darlington Railway Athletic Cricket Club
Cost:
£4
Contact Details:  
For more information call Steven Bell on 07970446702 or email steven_bell_7@yahoo.co.uk
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Fitness and Sports

#TheZone - CANCELLED
Description:
Cancelled this week because of the bank holiday.
Date(s):
18/04/2014
Time:
19:00 to 21:00
Venue: 
Cost:
£2/£1.50
Contact Details:  
01325 254370 or sdt@darlington.gov.uk
Category:
C:YoungPeople, Fitness and Sports