INTERNATIONAL photographer Steve Bloom will present a visual feast with his Living Africa presentation at the Dolphin Centre in Darlington.

The event will take place in the central hall on March 6 and as well as stunning photographs, Mr Bloom will talk about the challenges faced by Africa’s people and environment in the 21st century.

Tickets cost £11, discounts £10, and Royal Geographic Society members £9. Contact 01325 486555 to book.

ARCHIVE: Residents with memories of Darlington Locomotive Works are being asked to contribute to an archive project.

This month marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the North Road Locomotive Works and Darlington library staff are keen to hear from anyone who has significant memories of the workshops. To contribute, contact 01325-349630 or email

EXOTIC ART: Celebrated wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering will talk about her adventurous Tibetan painting expedition in a lecture at Carmel College, Darlington.

Organised by Darlington Lecture Association, the illustrated talk will include details of the exotic animals encountered by Ms Pickering including giant pandas and sleeping dragons.

The lecture takes place on March 11 at 7.45pm.

NORTHERN GRIT: An exhibition of photographs of buildings, landscapes and still life in the region has opened at The Bridge arts centre, Darlington.

The images, taken by local photographer Pat Maycroft, will be accompanied by an excerpt of poetry written by members of the Vane Women writing group.

The Northern Grit exhibition opened on Saturday and will run until April 22.

FILM CLUB: Chungking Express is the next screening in the Darlington Film Club series at The Fourm on March 4.

The 1994 film follows the fortunes of two love-struck police officers and is filmed in impressionistic splashes of motion and colour.

Admission is £3 and the film starts at 8pm.