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National Volunteers' Week 2017

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Darlington For Culture's Volunteer Co-ordinators Heather Carter and Glenda Lynn celebrate seven years of successful volunteering and look forward to the new partnership between Darlington for Culture and Darlington Hippodrome that will take the service into the future.

Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust becomes latest major donor

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The fundraising team is pleased to announce another substantial donation to the restoration fund. The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust, a north east based grant making organisation, has awarded the theatre £50,000 as a contribution towards the on-going restoration work.

Take a Seat

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The Friends of Darlington Civic Theatre support their local theatre as well as enjoying a host of benefits such as advance information and priority booking, ticket discounts, and social events including meet-and-greet opportunities with the stars. Soon to be named The Friends of the Hippodrome to reflect the theatre's return to a version of its original name, the group looks forward to continuing this relationship in the new and improved venue. In this blog post, Secretary Rodney Burges tells us why he decided to name a seat at the Hippodrome.

Sweet Memories

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The team from Willmott Dixon have uncovered several bundles of old paperwork relating to Darlington Hippodrome, some if not most or all of it dating from the mid-1920s. The papers - invoices and receipts - detail transactions between the Hippodrome and suppliers of electricity, drinks, maintenance, and confectionery.

Dickens in Darlington - Dickens Productions in Darlington

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Between 1 October and 3 November 2016, Darlington Civic Theatre mounted an exhibition in Crown Street library entitled 'Dickens in Darlington'. In this, the third post in a series, we publish the content of the exhibition online.

Keep up to date with @DarloHippSite

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Did you know the team at Willmott Dixon have their own Twitter account, @DarloHippSite, especially for the Civic Theatre - soon to be Hippodrome - site? If you're not on Twitter, don't despair - there's a link to their Twitter feed in our latest blog post.

Dickens in Darlington - Dickens & Music Hall

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Between 1 October and 3 November 2016, Darlington Civic Theatre mounted an exhibition in Crown Street library entitled 'Dickens in Darlington'. In the second post in a series, we publish the content of the exhibition online.

Dickens in Darlington - Dickens & Theatre

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Between 1 October and 3 November 2016, Darlington Civic Theatre mounted an exhibition in Crown Street library entitled 'Dickens in Darlington'. In this, the first post in a series, we publish the content of the exhibition online.

#GivingTuesday

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Today has been dubbed #GivingTuesday - the antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Mob Instinct

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Tony Winward is part of the A Tale of Two Cities ensemble, playing a member of the Jury, Mob, a Victim and the Priest in Darlington Civic Theatre's production. He tells us about his experiences on the show so far.