Performing Arts – competition

Darlington Festival for Performing Arts (DFPA) is a competition comprising three disciplines on three days: Music on Saturday 2nd March; Speech and Drama on Saturday 9th March; and Dance on Saturday, 5th October; all at Longfield Academy. The organisation provides the opportunity for children and adults to perform competitively in front of professional adjudicators, showcasing more »

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 »

Love Tango Darlington

This group dances both traditional Argentine and modern Nuevo Tango. Class every Thursday 8pm followed by dancing until late with John Paul Tango at Haughton Le Skerne Working Men’s Club, 25 Haughton Green, Darlington DL1 2DD. More details: call 01325 468738 or visit group’s Facebook page.

Piano recital on 24th February

Darlington Piano Society’s recital at Central Hall 3pm on Sunday February 24th sees the Malaysian pianist Mei Yi Foo bring a highly stimulating recital programme of eclectic pianistic styles, ending each half with works of dramatic and virtuosic character. Rarely will the audience experience a programme featuring predominantly 20th-century composers and including such diversity of more »

Join the BookFest Choir

Darlington Library is looking for families who love to sing together. Mums, dads, grandmas, grandads – if you have a child aged between 4 and 16 years and would like to sing together in a choir then they want to hear from you. It’s free and fun family time for anyone who loves books and 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 »

DHS talk 20th Feb: Gertrude Bell

Annual membership £10; visitors £3 per meeting otd, at Friends Meeting House in Skinnergate. It is possible to join the society on the door at any of the meetings. For more information, visit the Darlington Historical Society website. 17 October Admiral Collingwood – with author Max Adams 21 November Red Cross Auxiliary Hospitals in the more »

Burden of Paradise with Snake Davies

Burden of Paradise with Snake Davies at Neasham Reading Room on Thursday 4 April 2019. After a fantastic sell-out performance in 2018 Neasham Reading Room is delighted to announce the return of these great musicians. Snake has played sax with M People, Eurhythmics, Take That, Ray Charles and many, many more. Band member Dave has more »