Beginnings and Endings

Exhibition by Helen Winthorpe Kendrick, textile artist, from 10th February to 27th March at Crown Street Gallery Darlington DL1 1ND. Further information:

Young local actors in ‘Madama Butterfly’

Ellen Kent’s award-winning production of Madama Butterfly returns to Darlington Hippodrome. Children from Stagecoach Theatre Arts Hartlepool & Darlington will take part in this exquisite production of Puccini’s masterpiece. Issac Swan (pictured), aged 5 years old from New Marske near Redcar, attends Stagecoach Theatre Arts Hartlepool & Darlington and will appear opposite Maria Hee Jung more »

DCS present music by Vivaldi, Mozart and Bach

Darlington Choral Society and The Mowbray Orchestra, conducted by Richard Bloodworth, perform music by Vivaldi, Mozart and Bach. Sopranos Helen Latham and Georgina Rosanna Murray; Mezzo-soprano Helen Anne Gregory; Tenor Richard Belshaw. Programme: Vivaldi, Gloria; Mozart, Ave Verum Corpus, Divertimento in D, K136; Bach, Magnificat, Motet ‘Lobet den Herrn’ Saturday 24th March 7.30pm at the more »

DPS season ends on 25th March

Darlington Piano Society’s 2017-18 season reaches its final recital in Central Hall at 3pm on Sunday 25th March – welcoming outstanding pianist Clare Hammond, who gave her first recital for the society in November 2014. Since then, her career has continued to develop apace. She is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances more »

Gallowglass comes to Darlington Hippodrome

Middle Ground Theatre Company presents a world premier stage adaptation of ‘Gallowglass’. This thriller from the pen of Ruth Rendell (writing as Barbara Vine) is coming to Darlington Hippodrome from Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 March. The cast includes Paul Opacic (Bad Girls, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks), Richard Walsh (London’s Burning) and Karen Drury (Brookside). When Sandor more »

Promote your events

Do you have arts and culture events or groups that you’d like to publicise? Darlington for Culture’s information stand (and famous teddy tombola) will display your leaflets or posters. We attend lots of events throughout the year and the volunteers who staff the stand can help spread the word. If you have leaflets or flyers more »

Next New Orleans Jazz Club 24th March

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club presents its second band this month on Saturday 24th March. At 12.30pm the club hosts an extra helping of jazz with the return of the hugely popular Dave Donohoe and his band, plus the great Tom Kincaid on keyboards. Dave’s toured the world over the years, delighting audiences with his more »

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, 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 regular more »

Open Mic for Writers – 22nd March

The next session is on Thursday 22nd March at 7pm in the upstairs ‘Roof Box’ at HASH, 14 Coniscliffe Road, Darlington DL3 7RG. This is a week earlier than usual due to the Bank Holiday weekend the following week. Got a story you want to read? Trying something out with a novel and not sure more »

Printing workshop in South Park

Make a printing plate using scraps of card and found objects. Print with it in different ways, by hand or with an etching press. Whether your passion is for bold black and white or vivid colours you will take home your own fabulous set of prints. Workshop is in South Park education centre (next to more »