Events in Darlington

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Arts, culture and heritage, Community Events
Cycling in Darlington
Description:
The Centre for Local Studies have delved through the archives to find old photos of cycling in Darlington - find out more about cycling in days gone by and about Darlington Bicycle Club, one of the earliest cycling clubs in the country.
Date(s):
01/07/2014 to 31/07/2014
Time:
All day
Cost:
Free
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage, Community Events


Darlington by the sea
Description:
This popular event returns to Darlington with its traditional mix of sand and entertainment!
Date(s):
24/07/2014 to 07/08/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Town Centre
Cost:
Free
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Community Events

Angelina Ballerina The Mousical
Description:
Everyone's favourite little star, Angelina Ballerina, pirouettes onto the stage in her brand new musical - a magical show packed full of singing and dancing. Angelina and her friends think their dreams have come true when Camembert Academy wins the opportunity to appear in their favourite television programme 'Dancing With Mice!'. But when the girls and boys have very different ideas for the show and just can't seem to agree on anything, it's up to Angelina as Dance Captain to ensure that the show goes ahead. So put on your ballet shoes and join Angelina, Alice, Gracie, Viki, AJ and Marco for the most stupendous Mousical of the year!
Date(s):
25/07/2014 to 27/07/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
See website
Other Information:
See website
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage

The Alternative Head of Steam Experience - Darlington Comedy Festival 2014
Description:
All aboard the laughter express! Join your comedy conductor Andy Fury (“An absolute genius of a comedian” ­ BBC) as he takes you on a tour of the Head of Steam with a difference. From Locomotion No.1 through to the Victorian toilets, there’ll be plenty new to discover, as Andy brings some of his comedy friends along for the ride! Experience Darlington's Railway Museum as you've never seen it before! Tours will last approximately one hour and will run at: 12pm, 3pm, 4:30pm and 6pm. Note: all tours are limited to a maximum of 25 people, so tickets are strictly limited. Tours before 4pm are suitable for ages 8 upwards, with the later tours recommended as being for adults only.
Date(s):
26/07/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
£5
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage

Arts, culture and heritage
Brick stitch workshop
Description:
A beginner/refresher class in bead weaving, using glass cylinder beads, needle and thread. Create a beautiful Royal British Legion poppy brooch.
Date(s):
26/07/2014
Time:
10:00 to 16:00
Venue: 
The Bridge
Cost:
£45 (includes all materials and a donation to RBL)
Contact Details:  
To book contact Michelle on 07710218354 or email beads@notthenorm.co.uk
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Babies, young children and parents
Saturday Story Club
Description:
Story and craft sessions for 4-7 year olds. Limited places on the day, filled on a first-come-first-service basis using your child's library card
Date(s):
26/07/2014
Time:
10:30 to 11:30
Cost:
Free
Contact Details:  
Please call Suzy on 01325 349610 for more details
Category:
Babies, young children and parents


Junior Wrestling
Description:
Ages 5 to 15. First class free.
Date(s):
26/07/2014
Time:
14:00 to 16:00
Venue: 
The Lab, Faverdale Industrial Estate
Cost:
£2
Contact Details:  
Wil on 07852330687 or Chris on 07847183986
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, C:YoungPeople, Fitness and Sports

Inflatables
Description:
Come join us on our 18 metre pool inflatable, combined with the latest chart hits! Children must be able to swim unaided to use our inflatables
Date(s):
26/07/2014
Time:
14:00 to 15:45
Venue: 
Cost:
Charge
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Fitness and Sports

Junior Gym
Description:
This session is a great opportunity if you are aged between 11 - 14 years to train in our gym, offering state-of-the-art fitness equipment in a modern workout environment.
Date(s):
26/07/2014
Time:
08:00 to 09:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Charge
Contact Details:  
Please contact Reception on 01325 388406 for further details.
Category:
C:YoungPeople, Fitness and Sports

C:YoungPeople, Fitness and Sports
Junior Gym
Description:
A great opportunity for young people aged 11-16 to work out alongside our qualified instructors in a fun and friendly gym environment
Date(s):
26/07/2014
Time:
11:00 to 12:00
Cost:
£2
Contact Details:  
Call 01325 243177 to book
Category:
C:YoungPeople, Fitness and Sports