“A Panorama of Movement and Dance”

Dance Show “A Panorama of Movement and Dance” takes place on Saturday 23 June 2pm at The Dolphin Centre, Darlington DL1 5RP. The Annual Festival Show of Movement and Dance features participants from all over the North East, from children to mature movers, including performances fresh from the national festival show at Birmingham Symphony Hall. more »

‘Crossing the Tees’ festival in June

The ‘Crossing the Tees’ book festival returns for 2018. Library services for Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland and Darlington present the book festival across the Tees Valley. As always, there will be something for all of the family including plenty of talks and children’s activities, all taking place from 9th to 23rd June. More more »

Promote your events

Do you have arts and culture events or groups that you’d like to publicise? The DfC information stand (and famous teddy tombola) will attend local events this summer, plus there is a stand several days each week in the foyer of The Hippodrome. It’s a great opportunity to display your leaflets or posters – and more »

‘A Vicar of Dibley Christmas’

“Good Lord”… after last year’s comedy success, STARS (St Augustine’s Repertory Society) present Christmas in June! Yes that’s right, tree, tinsel and all the characters you love for their next production ‘A Vicar of Dibley Christmas. The second Coming’. Performances Wednesday 27th June to Saturday 30th June at 7.30pm at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield more »

Summer Fair at The Bridge

This year’s Summer Fair at The Bridge will be held on Saturday 14th July, from 11am (tbc) to 4pm. If you’d like a stall to promote/sell your work or to advertise your course please get in touch with The Bridge. The fair aims to raise awareness of The Bridge and its activities and, being a more »

ArtsFest: Posters Exhibition

An exhibition showcasing a range of railway posters from the Head of Steam museum’s collection. Price: Normal entrance fee Place: Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Head of Steam, North Road Station, Darlington DL3 6ST Date and time: Saturday 19th May to Sunday 8th July Contact: www.darlington.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/head-of-steam/

Darlington Orchestra concert 7th July

Darlington Orchestra Summer Concert 2018 takes place on Saturday 7th July 7.30pm in Central Hall at the Dolphin Centre, DL1 5RP. The concert will present an eclectic selection of about 10 pieces of light classical music – ranging from Beethoven to Burt Bacharach, and from a Hungarian folk opera to the summery sounds of a more »

‘Of Equines and Others’ exhibition

‘Of Equines and Others’ is an exhibition of mixed-media drawings and prints from Darlington-born artist Louise Pallister and it runs until Saturday 28th July at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Yarm Road, Darlington. These widely exhibited large-scale drawings were developed from time spent observing thoroughbreds at the Queen’s stud in Berkshire, a racing stables more »

ArtsFest: Different Facets – exhibition

Exhibition of original art by Alison Hill including drawings, textile art and paintings. Alison has always had a love of nature and aims to capture the essence of rural life in her drawings, paintings and embroidery. Alison’s textile art is inspired by an interest in sewing and how the use of a sewing machine and more »

Spats Langham and guests at DNOJC

On Saturday 7 July, Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club (DNOJC) provides the chance to hear ‘the hottest man in town’ when the multi-talented Spats Langham brings his Hot Fingers band and guest star Miss Emily Campbell back to the Club. Hot Fingers celebrates the golden age of music, visiting the red-hot jazz of 1920s New York more »

Hurworth Charity Ceilidh

The Hurworth Charity Ceilidh takes place on Saturday 23rd June at Hurworth Village Hall from 6.30pm to 22.30pm. Bring your own picnic and beverages. There will be locally brewed real ale on tap for generous donations. £10 a ticket – All profits go to charity Headway The Brain Injury Association For tickets please call Pippa more »

DHS programme of summer walks

Darlington Historical Society (DHS) programme of summer walks – each walk usually cost £1 per person, no booking required. Please check DHS website. Saturday 16 June ‘Yards & Darlington Stories’ walk with Jean Kirkland Meet at 1pm at the Town Clock Sunday 22 July ‘North Road’s Railway History’ walk with David Howlett Meet at 1.30pm more »

Love Tango Darlington

This group dances both traditional Argentine and modern Nuevo Tango. Class every Thursday 8pm followed by dancing until late with John Paul Tango at Haughton Le Skerne Working Men’s Club, 25 Haughton Green, Darlington DL1 2DD. More details: call 01325 468738 or visit group’s Facebook page.