Pepi’s People: theatre group for over-55s

Are you over 55 with an interest in Darlington Hippodrome? This new group will meet each Friday from 5th October to get involved in all things theatre. The course will take place on Friday mornings, 10am-12.30pm, from 5th October to 9th November. It includes backstage tours, talks from theatre companies, exploring the theatre’s heritage and more »

Darlington Piano Society – 23rd season

The 23rd season begins on 21st October with a much-anticipated recital by the internationally recognised young Russian/Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg – the programme includes works by Beethoven, Ravel, Prokofiev and his own arrangement of Shostakovich’s third string quartet. In September, Giltburg won two major recording industry awards. With his regular chamber music partners – the more »

Open Mic for Writers

The new season begins on Thursday 27th September 7pm in the upstairs ‘Roof Box’ at HASH, 14 Coniscliffe Road, Darlington DL3 7RG. Got a story you want to read? Trying something out with a novel and not sure if it works? Or simply like listening to original writing, some of it never heard before? Prose, more »

Jabberwocky Market: pop-up theatre

The next Jabberwocky Market pop-up theatre events take place from Wednesday 3rd to Sunday 7th October. There will be shows for young and old. If you love theatre or haven’t ever really been before, there’s something for you, and this time events are in Darlington and beyond. Ground Control – by Non Zero One, for more »

Much Ado About Caesar

Much Ado About Caesar is Green Theatre‘s next production and can be seen at The Hullabaloo, Borough Road, on 11th, 12th and 13th October at 7.30pm. It is also being staged at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, on 19th and 20th October at 7.30pm. These abridged versions of Julius Caesar and Much Ado About more »

Oxjam Darlo: local music, global impact

On Sunday 28th October, Oxjam Darlo will promote home-grown talent across multiple genres. Seven town-centre venues have signed up be part of the takeover, where they will showcase local acts. Now in its fourth year, the popular local music festival is back with a one-day takeover event in Darlington town centre. Since 2014, it has more »

Darlington SOA – Annual Exhibition

The Darlington Society of Arts (SOA) will be exhibiting paintings, crafts and prints at The Station in Richmond, North Yorkshire, from 13th to 24th October. The Darlington-based group was founded in 1922 by J E Hodgkin, to stimulate an interest in the creation and appreciation of Art and Craft within the community of Darlington and more »

Studio bursaries offer – deadline 5th October

Working in collaboration with Creative Factory, Navigator North are pleased to offer two studio bursaries for a one-year period to artists/makers/designers. The studios are based either at Dundas House or Riverside Park in Middlesbrough and managed by Navigator North. The successful applicants will receive a rent-free studio for one year with the option of keeping more »

‘Picasso at Play’ at the QE

This is a rare opportunity to see an exhibition of original photographs by acclaimed American photographer Lee Miller. Organised by The Arts Society North Yorkshire & South Durham in collaboration with Lee’s son, Antony Penrose, The Farley Arts Trust. It is being held at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Vane Terrace, Darlington, from the 1-25 more »

Darlington Music Society: start of 2018/19 season

Darlington Music Society’s first concert of the 2018/19 season is on Saturday 6th October at the Dolphin Centre 7.30pm. The Jubilee String Quartet will play pieces by Beethoven, Schubert and Panufnik. The quartet has performed widely throughout the UK in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Southbank Centre in London. They also take more »

Darlington Festival of Performing Arts

Dance competition showcases various styles of dance by children and teens. The event takes place at Longfield School, Darlington DL3 0HT, on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October between 9am and 7pm  – detailed timetable to be confirmed. All welcome to watch performers as they compete for a place at All England Dance competition. Entry more »

Autumn/Winter programme at The Hullabaloo

Children’s theatre organisation Theatre Hullabaloo has announced its Autumn/Winter Season of magical things to see and do at its flagship venue, The Hullabaloo, in Darlington. Highlights this season include Storm (Bamboozle Theatre Company) a production designed for children and young people aged 7-11 years who are on the autistic spectrum, and No Show (Ellie Dubois) more »

Harlequin Women’s Morris

Harlequin Women’s Morris group practises from September through to May on Tuesday evenings, 8pm to 10pm, at Quaker Meeting House in Skinnergate. New dancers and/or musicians welcome to try this traditional English (North West) morris dancing. It is fun and helps keep mind and body fit; comfortable shoes and clothes are all that’s needed. First week more »