Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild ‘In the Limelight’

Darlington Hippodrome launches a new exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild. 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Darlington branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild. Members are celebrating with the creation of traditional and contemporary embroideries and stitched textiles entitled ‘In the Limelight’. Over the past 12 months, members of more »

NY&SD present ‘Looking for Georgia’

The next Arts Society of North Yorkshire & South Durham lecture is called ‘Looking for Georgia’ and takes place on Monday 18th November 2pm at Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington DL3 8QH. Lecturer Lydia Bauman is a highly skilled landscape painter and art historian. She has lectured to diverse audiences, notably in London’s National Gallery and more »

DPS presents Grace Yeo

Darlington Piano Society presents Grace Yeo on Sunday 17th November 3pm at Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, Darlington. Grace Yeo returns to play for the society following her outstanding performance in 2015. She returns with a varied and interesting programme containing two of Schumann’s most popular solo piano works as well one of his lesser-known sonatas. more »

Creative writing courses with Tracey Iceton

A selection of creative writing courses with local author Tracey Iceton will take place in the autumn for all types of writers, frome emerging to established and in all formats. Some courses are one-off workshops and some are fortnightly sessions, starting in September 2019. For further details and to book a place on any course, more »

Hurworth Concert Band: Remembrance Concert

Hurworth Concert Band will perform their annual Remembrance Concert at The Grange Hurworth on Friday 8th November 2019. The programme will include popular music, unmissable classical Remembrance Day favourites and guest vocalist Yasmin Gibson. Starts 7.30pm doors open 7pm Tickets £7 (includes pie-and-pea supper) Call The Grange on 01325 720840

Elysium TC present Playland by Athol Fugard

Elysium Theatre Company in association with Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, present Playland by Athol Fugard – at The Hullabaloo on Sunday 3rd November 2019 at 7.30pm. There will be a Q&A after the show. South Africa, New Year’s Eve 1989: a new country is about to be born. On a rundown funfair somewhere in more »

Half-term Family Open Day at the Hippodrome

On Wednesday 30th October 2019, Darlington Hippodrome’s Family Open Day takes place from 10.30am to 3.30pm. A whole host of activities will be on offer including backstage tours, craft workshops, face painting and competitions. The Hippodrome will also be opening its archives to show the historic collection of show programmes and posters. The archives and more »

Chris Cross: ‘The Great Magician of the North’

Between 19th October and 19th November 2019, Chris Cross will be appearing (and disappearing) at 10 Theatres in the North of England, with his Comedy Magic Tricks and Daredevil Escapology Stunts. His show is at The Majestic Theatre, 78-80 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT, on 1st November 7.30pm. You can expect brand-new material plus revival of more »

The Arts Society NY&SD: study day

The Arts Society North Yorkshire & South Durham is holding a study day on Wednesday 6th November 2019. Anne Haworth will present ‘The Silk Road and the Sea – China’s Windows on the World’. This promises to be a fascinating day for anyone interested in textiles, design or history. Chinese Emperors and philosophers traditionally regarded more »

‘A Bunch of Amateurs’

Green Theatre and STARS present ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’ by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. The play will be performed at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG, on 24th and 25th October at 7.30pm and 26th October at 3.30pm and 7.30pm. Contains strong language – Saturday matinee performance redacted! Tickets: £8/£10 Call: more »