Darlington Folk Club

Darlington Folk Club meets every Thursday

Darlington Folk Club meets every Thursday at the Copper Beech in Neasham Road, 8pm start. More details available on the website www.darlingtonfolkclub.com Weekly programme until April: February 22nd Marie Little March 1st Singers, Singers, Musicians and Poets March 8th Dog Watch March 15th Singers Musicians and Poets March 22nd Wildwood Jack March 29th Singers Musicians more »

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: www.visionsinthread.com.

DPS presents its 100th recitalist

Darlington Piano Society reaches a milestone on Sunday 25th February when it hosts its 100th performer for the Society. The recital is by Martin James Bartlett, winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2014, when he was 17 years old. At 21 years of age now, Martin is both the youngest more »

Open Mic for Writers – change of venue

Got a story you want to read to other people? 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, poetry, drama, film scripts, we want to hear it all. Simply bring along your piece and read it out. Eight-minute more »

Blood Brothers heads to Darlington

Bill Kenwright’s production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers is coming to Darlington Hippodrome from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 February. Considered ‘One of the best musicals ever written’ (Sunday Times), Blood Brothers, written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell has triumphed across the globe. Scooping up no fewer than four awards for best more »

The Hallé returns to Darlington on 26 February

Now in its 159th season, the Hallé ranks among the UK’s top symphonic ensembles. Conductor Jonathon Heyward (pictured – photo by Jeremy Ayres Fischer) and the Hallé will open this captivating concert with music from Grieg’s evocative Peer Gynt, which includes a glorious depiction of dawn, the thrilling Hall of the Mountain King and much more »

‘Awful Auntie’ takes to the stage

David Walliams’ ‘Awful Auntie’ – based on the best-selling children’s paperback – will be performed at Darlington Hippodrome from Wednesday 28 February to Sunday 4 March. ‘Awful Auntie’ tells the story of Stella, who when she sets off to visit London with her parents had no idea her life was in danger. Waking up from more »

‘Embracing the Unconventional’ by Jess Grady

On Saturday 3rd March, the Embroiderers Guild Darlington’s talk will be ‘Embracing the Unconventional’ by Jess Grady. The branch meets first Saturday of the month, except August, at Elm Ridge Methodist church hall. There are group-led workshops at 10am, with the main meeting at 1.30pm for talks at 2pm. There is a £4 guest fee more »

Extra helpings for Darlington jazz fans

There’s double portions on the table from Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club in March when it brings two popular bands back to the town as part of its packed 2018 programme. On Saturday 3 March 12.30pm the legendary Mr TJ Johnson is back with his band. TJ is one of the country’s finest jazz and 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 »