News & Events

In this section we try to capture events and news that relate to the work of Julia Darling. If you are aware of any other event’s or related news items then please get in touch via our Facebook page or email

The Star and Shadow: readings from Julia's selection of short stories 'Pearl'

—Friday 12 October 2018

Come and join us to celebrate the launch of a Pearl, a selection of short stories by Julia Darling.

In this definitive collection, Julia Darling’s indomitable women emerge laughing, shouting and snarling. They will be be brought to life by the actors Zoe Lambert and Judi Earl and award winning director Laura Lindow

Tickets for the reading are £5 and can be booked by on the Star and Shadow web site – click here.

There is a free creative writing workshop prior to the reading and you can reserve a space on this on the Star & Shadow web site



Rendezvous at the Star & Shadow for the announcement of the winner of the Julia Darling Travel Fellowship 2018

—Sunday 20 May 2018

We are excited to announce the winner of the Julia Darling Fellowship 2018 at the all new Star and Shadow Cinema.

Please come and join us at this fundraising event for Travel Fellowship. Sit back and enjoy afternoon tea, prose and poetry readings and the short film ‘Two Lighthouses‘ by Tina Ghavari based on Julia’s poem.

Emma McGordon, last years winner, will tell us about her travels.

There will be music from Gem Andrews and four/fifths of the harmonious band ‘Kissed’.

Tickets: £10 (includes a cream tea and a glass of fizz) or £15 if you would like to add on a donation to support the future of the Julia Darling Travel Fellowship