Council wants your views on Crown Street

In 2018, Darlington Borough Council decided to keep the central library service at Crown Street and it plans to invest £2m in improvements and repairs. The council is now seeking views from people about the future of the library service by asking two broad questions: “What would you like to see provided as part of more »

The Majestic – spring season

The Majestic Theatre – spring season’s programme Faith, Hope & Garrity Friday 18 January 8pm Fran Garrity returns with a brand-new solo show, following his debut sell out run of Secret Agent. Spectre Detectors Saturday 19 January from 9pm until 1am Join Spectre Detectors – the North East’s leading team of paranormal investigators as they more »

‘Almost A Memory’ at Town Hall

An exhibition of prints by local photographer Chris Walker takes place at The Town Hall Gallery Space, ‘Almost A Memory’ includes monochrome photographs illustrating decline and decay in the built environment and takes as its subject a derelict farm in the countryside to the north of Darlington. Free admission during Town Hall opening times Until more »

Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert 2019

The Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert takes place on Saturday 26th January 7.30pm in the beautiful Central Hall at Darlington’s Dolphin Centre. This will be an accessible event packed with music of the past few centuries including various musical styles and by diverse composers, from Haydn to Smetana and from Mozart to Mancini. Special guests will more »

DPS – next recital on 27th January

For Darlington Piano Society’s first concert of 2019, on Sunday 27th January 3pm at the Dolphin Centre, they welcome the young British/Romanian pianist Florian Mitrea. He presents an extremely varied recital including works well known and some unknown, even to keen aficionados of the piano repertoire. After a first half of Mozart and Beethoven (the more »

Creative writing courses with author Tracey Iceton

Creative writing The long-running course at the Friends Meeting House in Skinnergate, Darlington, will continue on Tuesdays 6.30pm-9pm, fortnightly starting either 22nd January (group A) or 29th January (group B). New members always welcome. The course is £55 per person. For more information, please email Tracey Iceton (traceyiceton@hotmail.co.uk). Novel-writing masterclass There will be a novel-writing more »

Open Mic for Writers

The next ‘Open Mic for Writers’ is on Thursday 31st January. 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? Each reader has upto eight minutes in which to read their work more »

Dale Storr at Darlington New Orleans Jazz

It’s a bumber year for Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club as it welcomes a record number of bands to play lunchtime gigs at the town’s St Augustine’s Parish Centre on Larchfield Street. There’s a total of 18 gigs booked throughout the year, up from the usual 12, which says so much about the popularity of more »

Gareth Davies-Jones at Neasham Reading Room

Highly regarded as a gifted and perceptive songwriter (BBC’s Bob Harris, Iain Anderson are fans), Gareth’s music is laced with a vivid and powerful sense of the aesthetic. A natural storyteller, reviewers have placed his performances alongside the best in the Troubadour tradition. Combining elements of Guthrie, Dylan, Taylor and Browne, attention to musical detail more »

Opus 4 gig: Alan Barnes and the Paul Edis Trio

This effervescent and renowned reedman Alan Barnes will be at Opus 4 on Friday 8th February starting at 8pm; doors open at 7.30pm for the club’s revised start time. Tickets for this concert are £12 on the door and the organisers advise early arrival to secure a table in view of the large turnout expected  for with more »