Dinara Klinton

DPS season continues in January

Darlington Piano Society begins the second half of its season at 3pm on Sunday 28th January with a recital by the young Ukrainian pianist Dinara Klinton. After study in Moscow, she gained a Master of Performance degree with distinction and an Artist Diploma in Performance at the Royal College of Music. She has won prizes more »

Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert 2018

The Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert 2018 is on 27th January 7.30pm at the Dolphin Centre. The orchestra will present a variety of classical music – old and new. The programme will include a wide range of pieces from Corelli and Dvořák, Richard Rodgers and 20th-century music medleys through to some John Williams magic. The family-friendly more »

2018 Darlington Arts Festival is announced

Darlington for Culture (DfC) is seeking to hear from arts groups, venues, performers and businesses who would like to showcase themselves in the sixth Darlington Arts Festival. The festival, again to be staged at a wide range of venues across the borough, is being co-ordinated by DfC, the group which speaks for arts and culture more »

Disco at Voodoo

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

Open mic for authors

The season of Open Mic nights for authors will continue on Thursday January 25. 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 seventh more »

Darlington Folk Club

The town is alive with the sound of music

Darlington Folk Club is at The Copper Beech, Neasham Road, everyThursday evening. Visit the website for more details. The Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert 2018 is on 27th January 7.30pm at the Dolphin Centre. The orchestra will present a variety of classical music – old and new. The programme will include a wide range of pieces 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 Day – at The Forum

The Forum, Borough Road, is having an Open Day on 4th February from 3pm to 7pm. There will be live music and refreshments, open-mic opportunities, chance to tour refurbished facilities plus a “Buy, Sell & Swap” for all old music gear. Admission is free for all ages. More information about the venue on Twitter @TheForum_Music more »

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: Thursday January 11th Pipe Dream January 18th Singers, Musicians and Poets January 25th Open Mic Evening February 1st Singers, Musicians and Poets February 8th Sunjay February 15th Singers, Musicians more »

Red-hot lunchtime jazz this winter

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club has a couple of red-hot lunchtime gigs to get you through the cold grey start to 2018. The Big Easy kicks off the 2018 programme on 12.30pm Saturday 3 February. They’re a young and energetic swing band from Leeds with a repertoire that’s designed to showcase their lively and varied more »

‘New Jersey Nights’ in Darlington

The international hit show New Jersey Nights is at Darlington Hippodrome from 16-20 January. The show is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all time. From the back-street more »

Embroiderers’ Guild meets

The Darlington branch meets on the first Saturday of each month (except August) at Elm Ridge Methodist Church Hall, Darlington at 2pm. The guild is a national charity which promotes interest in embroidery and other textile work. Fee for visitors is £3. More information from the guild’s website.

Blood Brothers heads to Darlington

Bill Kenwright’s production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers announces its 2018 tour and it’s coming to Darlington Hippodrome in February. Bill Kenwright’s ‘Dazzling’ (Sunday Telegraph) production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers announces its 2018 tour, opening on Tuesday 16 January at the Theatre Royal Bath. This iconic musical has more »

Record-breaking volunteers top 3,800 hours for the year

Darlington Culture Volunteers (DCV), who support arts and culture in the borough, have announced that the number of volunteering hours that will have been delivered by the end of 2017 has topped 3,800 – the highest ever figure recorded by the service and three hundred more than last year. DCV, which was created through a more »

Library legal action overcomes first hurdle

Campaigners have been granted the right to a further hearing into proposals to move Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre. Darlington for Culture, which has long opposed the move to the Dolphin Centre, believes that there is still the opportunity for the council to talk to the Friends of Darlington Libraries and the wider more »