Piano Quartet to perform

An award-winning group of musicians is coming to Darlington in March. The Primrose Piano Quartet are regarded as standard-bearers for the mainstream piano quartet repertoire and they are justly famous for their performances and recordings of works by Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann as well as lesser-known composers such as Arnold Bax and Peter Maxwell-Davies. The more »

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Pennyweight hosts Jazz Cafe

On the last Thursday of every month, The Pennyweight will be playing host to their Jazz Cafe. The Paul Skerritt Band will be performing live classic jazz pieces while diners enjoy a three course set menu, prepared by a Rossette award-winning chef. The next edition is this Thursday 23rd February from 7pm where customers can more »

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Celebrating World Book Day

Roll up, roll up, roll up to join in the fun as Darlington Libraries celebrates World Book Day. Circus performers Dot and Zooky will be passing through the Dolphin Centre foyer, Joseph Pease Square and outside Cockerton Library on Thursday 23 February, 10am-2pm entertaining people with stunts and tricks. Library staff will also be handing more »

Piano recital season

Darlington Piano Society has been celebrating its 21st season with recitals that have brought artists of the highest quality to the Dolphin Centre. Distinguished French pianist Amandine Savary concludes the season with works by Robert and Clara Schumann on March 26. Concerts take place at 3pm on Sunday afternoons at Central Hall in the Dolphin more »

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Disco nights at Voodoo

There is a chance to enjoy some terrific disco-based music in Darlington – Double Entendre – DJ Soul, Funk, Acid Jazz, held on the 4th Friday of the month at Voodoo Café, Skinnergate 8.30pm until late

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Open mic showcases exciting writing

The new season of Open Mic nights for authors will continue on Thursday February 23. The nights, supported by Darlington for Culture and which offer a forum for writers to read their material and audiences to enjoy it, run at Voodoo Café/Cantina, 84 Skinnergate, Darlington, on the last Thursday of the month. Now in their more »

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Time to get knitting!

A reminder that the Knitting Cafe holds Monday night sessions. The sessions introduce people to knitting, and are also for experienced exponents. For more information, contact Becky on 07550002773

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The town is alive with the sound of music

Piano Quartet to perform An award-winning group of musicians is coming to Darlington in March. The Primrose Piano Quartet are regarded as standard-bearers for the mainstream piano quartet repertoire and they are justly famous for their performances and recordings of works by Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann as well as lesser-known composers such as Arnold Bax more »

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Beading group set up

A new beading group has been created in Darlington. Janet Lambert is a bead artist with 15 years’ experience of beadworking, making jewellery by weaving and stitching beads together by hand. She says: “Beading helped me cope with health problems and I am starting this community based beading group so like minded folk can work more »

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Fun with art

Scrapstudio arts – Arts & Recycling – workshops, projects, events, parties and scrap store here in Darlington, for all ages. The studio base of visual artist Yvonne Preston (pictured), tutor and facilitator, who works with local businesses that have clean waste materials which can be reused in creative projects and art activities. Always looking for more »

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New Rejig sewing sessions

New Rejig Sewing Sessions for 2017 Rejig are offering a bigger range of friendly, drop-in sewing sessions in community venues each week, along with short monthly textile skill courses and our popular, free ‘Sew Saturday’ sessions in the South Park on the last Saturday of each month. http://www.luckyfisharts.co. uk/sessions/sew-saturdays/ This month’s Rejig Textile course is more »

Sammy and the Snow Leopard

Civic Theatre presents Sammy and the Snow Leopard in the Crown Street Art Gallery, Crown Street Library, Darlington, on Saturday 11 and Monday 13 March. The show arrives after an extremely well received pilot tour in 2015 and now award-winning theatre company Travelling Light is bringing it to Darlington. The fun-packed new show created in more »

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Darlington Choral Society concert

The next concert by Darlington Choral Society will be on Saturday 8th April at Holy Trinity Church, commencing at 7.30pm. The programme includes Faure’s Requiem and a selection of other music across three centuries. Details can be found at https://www.dchoral.co.uk/

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Fifth Darlington Arts Festival programme is launched

The programme has been announced for the fifth Darlington Arts Festival – themed A Celebration of Talent – due to run at a wide range of venues across the borough. Co-ordinated by Darlington for Culture (DfC), the group which speaks for arts and culture in the area, the festival has 64 events at 18 venues more »

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New volunteering service provides opportunities

Darlington for Culture and Darlington Hippodrome have launched an exciting new venture to support and promote arts and culture in the town. With the restoration work at Darlington Civic Theatre moving towards the final stages a new volunteering partnership has been forged between the regionally renowned Theatre and the award-winning community arts organisation, Darlington for more »

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Students show their talent

Arts students have been given the chance to gain some real-life experience of putting creative ideas into practice through a special project at Darlington’s indoor market. The Arts Foundation Course students at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College were challenged to develop ideas to use art not just to brighten up the Victorian building but also more »

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Vote to take place on Cockerton Library plan

Update: Darlington full council has not yet decided on the future of the library service due to ongoing concerns about the proposal to move Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre – we expect further developments in February/March Darlington councillors will be asked to agree a plan to save Cockerton Library as a working library more »

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More cause for concern over Crown Street plan

The Northern Echo has revealed a further cause for concern over the council’s plan to move Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre in the form of a legal issue that will further delay the proposals. You can find out more at http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15105369.Council_blunder_leads_to_yet_another_delay_of_contentious_decision_to_close_Darlington_s_Crown_Street_Library/ http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15105369.Council_blunder_leads_to_yet_another_delay_of_contentious_decision_to_close_Darlington_s_Crown_Street_Library/