This week, the Darlington Arts Festival presents:

MONDAY, MAY 19

Under Milk Wood: A reading of the Dylan Thomas play at the Voodoo Cafe from 7.30pm. Admission £2.

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Film Club: Darlington Film Club screens MirrorMask from 6pmand Night of the Living Dead at The Forum from 8pm. Admission: £3.

TUESDAY, MAY 20

Inferno: Screening of the 1911 silent film L’Inferno, adapted from The Divine Comedy. From 8pm at the Voodoo Cafe. Admission £3.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21

Maggie Smith Open Studio: Meet artist Maggie Smith and find out how she works.From10amuntil 4pmat 54 North Road. Book a space by emailing Maggie_stitches@yahoo.co.uk or call 07841916580. Also on Saturday from11amuntil 3pm.

THURSDAY, MAY 22

Folk Club: Open mic for singers, musicians and poets at The Copper Beech pub from 8pm. Free admission.

Inkerman Writers: Readings by the Inkerman Writers group. Free admission.

FRIDAY, MAY 23

Writing masterclass: Pauline Plummer hosts a masterclass in short story writing at Café Create,Parkgate Chambersfrom3pmuntil 6pm.Tickets are £10.To book, visit cafecreatedarlington.org.

Mudfog Readings: Writers fromMudfog Press will give readings at Café Create from6pmuntil 9pm.Free admission.

Creative Embroidery: Exhibition of Creative Embroidery at St Cuthbert’s Church on Friday and Saturday between 10amand 4pmand on Sunday from noon until 4pm.

Northern Soul: Northern Soul Oldies Night at The Forum from7pmuntil midnight. Admission £3.

SATURDAY, MAY 24

Children’s Writing: Masterclass in children’s writing at the Friends’ Meeting House from10amuntil 4pm.Tickets are £25.To book, email deangriss@btinternet.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 25

Jazz Club: Darlington Jazz Club at The Forum from 5.30pmuntil 8pm.