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Tickets are on sale!

Posted on Monday 19 January

Most of the shows this season have quite limited capacities so we recommend booking soon to make sure you can get in. Over the next few weeks we will share more […]

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New shows added to the Spring 2015 festival line-up

Posted on Friday 16 January

We’re back! and very excited for this years Jabberwocky Market, we have an abundance of new theatre for you to enjoy over the  weekend of 26- 29 March 2015 in venues […]

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“Features: Jabberwocky Market” by Stewart Pringle

Posted on Tuesday 14 October

When Darlington Arts Centre was under threat in 2010, Lyn Gardner issued a dire warning, cautioning that ‘It will not only starve its population, and in particular its children, of […]

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“Good nights out” by Maddy Costa

Posted on Wednesday 8 October

At the heart of New Theatre in Your Neighbourhood is a question: how do we ensure that it’s not a selfish endeavour, something that only helps Fuel tour better, failing […]

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Fun Palaces in Darlington

Posted on Saturday 23 August

Everyone gets to be an artist and a scientist in Darlington this autumn. Linking in with other Fun Palaces across the UK and beyond, there will be a fun fair […]

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The Power of Personal Stories in Theatre

Posted on Tuesday 19 August

Personal stories can be a wonderful way to connect with audiences all over the world. Lynda Winstanley, Director of Darlington Civic Theatre, hosted a panel discussion with some artists from […]

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“Reviews from spring 2014 shows” by Hannah Harmon

Posted on Sunday 1 June

The dust has settled and some of our volunteer team have been inspired to review parts of the festival. Here to start with is Hannah Harmon talking about both Major […]

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Only days away

Posted on Sunday 18 May

Hello again! Hope you are all getting excited for the Jabberwocky Market as it now only days away! Now the festival is not just about theatre performances, there is also […]

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Previewing ‘Shame’, by Grace Wakes

Posted on Thursday 8 May

I thought I’d tell you a bit about one of the shows I am most looking forward to in this season’s festival. Shame by John Berkavitch looks like it’s going […]

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Spring 2014 – our official blogger

Posted on Monday 5 May

Hello, I’m Grace, I am the official festival blogger for the Jabberwocky Market this year. I am a 23 year graduate who works in adult education but my true passion […]

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“Over Battersea, some hope and some theatre” by Grace Wakes

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Hello! Hope everyone is getting excited for all of the live theatre and workshops which is coming to Darlington next week. In celebration of the Jabberwocky Market launch, I thought […]

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Pictures from October 2013 – our new gallery on flickr

Posted on Monday 24 March

 Here is a lovely picture of some of the team involved in making the very first Jabberwocky Market happen. Relive lovely memories with our flickr gallery. (L-R) Amy & Katie […]

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Volunteering Opportunities & Welcome Meeting

Posted on Tuesday 18 March

Would you like to find out about the next Jabberwocky Market? Please join us for a cuppa and a cake, meet the team, hear all about the shows and workshops, […]

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Epic in the Everyday – panel discussion

Posted on Wednesday 26 February

On Saturday 5th October, 2013, we gathered at the Darlo Savoury Diner in the Indoor Market to discuss one of the major themes of the festival, epic in the everyday. […]

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Why is the festival called Jabberwocky Market?

Posted on Tuesday 10 December

          We are often asked why the festival is called Jabberwocky Market, and this blog seems like the best place to share the story. The festival […]

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Ayla’s Blog

Posted on Sunday 1 December

Ayla is a member of the Jabber Group and has been involved in lots of different parts of the first Jabberwocky Market festival. The picture shows Ayla (right) with her […]

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Festival Fever

Posted on Monday 23 September

It’s starting to feel like a festival is about to happen in Darlington. This weekend we had a couple of days of glorious sunshine up at Lingfield Point for the […]

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Stop press, by Olivia Hayes

Posted on Thursday 19 September

Jabberwocky Market is only 2 weeks away. We hope you have started to notice our name popping up here, there and everywhere. We have made some lovely new friends whilst […]

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Introducing Katherine Hasselby, PR Associate

Posted on Wednesday 18 September

Good Morning all, Katherine here, introducing myself as a guest blogger. I cannot promise to be very entertaining but I can give it a good go. This picture shows me […]

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“Jabberwocky Market is coming” by Stan Hodgson

Posted on Wednesday 7 August

To a lot of people, Darlington is a town you simply travel through. The platform at the station or the turn off on the A1 is quite often all that […]

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