The first season was a festival that ran 3-6 October 2013 featuring:
Paper Cinema’s Odyssey,
Polarbear’s Mouth Open, Story Jump Out
and a workshop from Made in China,
alongside performances from
The Letter Room,
Peter Groom Dance Theatre,
poetry from Mark Robinson, Andy Willoughby and Bob Beagrie, curated by Andy Croft.
A panel discussion on the topic of Epic in the Everyday was chaired by Katy Milne, Director of Creativity from Greenfield Arts and featured the teams from Made in China and Flying Cloud Theatre.
Workshops took place led by Hannah Bruce, Odd Man Out Theatre, Flying Cloud Theatre and Made in China.
We launched a Hub in the Indoor Market and presented short shows there from local youth dance and theatre, community groups and professional performances.
The rest of the festival happened in great venues around Darlington including The Forum Music Centre, Voodoo Cafe, Quaker Meeting House, Hummersknott Academy and the Darlo Savoury Cafe.
We received huge support for the first event from all the performers and venues above, plus others including La Di Da magazine, Creative Darlington, Darlington Council, Darlington for Culture, Darlington Media Group.