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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.

All Together Now

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Since the beginning of September, Millie Hall has been rehearsing as part of the Ensemble for our community production of A Tale of Two Cities, which takes place on 19 and 20 November at Central Hall. She tells us about her experience so far.

Chantelle's work experience

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Last week Chantelle Woodley, a student at Darlington College, carried out a work experience placement at Hippodrome HQ. She tells all us about her experience.

Volunteers required for costume making

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Darlington Civic Theatre is looking for volunteers to assist with the creation of costumes for the forthcoming community production of A Tale of Two Cities, which will be performed in the Dolphin Centre’s Central Hall in November.

Scaffolding our future

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On Tuesday last week, the Civic Theatre team (now based at Hippodrome HQ on the Horsemarket) was lucky enough to be given a tour of the Hippodrome site by Sean McNicholas, Operations Manager for Willmott Dixon. The construction company are also running these tours for members of the public. Indeed the first tours proved so popular they were fully booked within a week – so watch this space for news of more!