Bethan Maddocks: Artist Sharing Session

The event is on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 from 10am to 12.20pm at Crown Street Gallery, Darlington. Dover Prize winner Bethan Maddocks is both artist and storyteller. Her work explores social history, bringing to life the story of a place through the stories of its people. She makes large interactive paper sculptures on themes that more »

DMS presents the Gildas String Quartet

Darlington Music Society’s next concert is on Saturday 2nd November at the Dolphin Centre 7.30pm. The concert is by the Gildas String Quartet who will play pieces by Purcell, Britten and Janacek. About the performers: The Gildas String Quartet have played to critical acclaim at major venues including the Bridgewater Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall more »

RNS at St Cuthbert’s Church

Hear Royal Northern Sinfonia (RNS) out and about in the region in October, this time with a Romantic programme including a special ensemble arrangement of Mahler’s ‘Titan’ symphony. RNS will perform at St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington DL1 5QG, on Friday 18th October 2019 at 7.30pm. Feel the full force and energy of this mighty symphony more »

London Mozart Players and the Halle

In a new initiative, Darlington Hippodrome and Orchestras Live are co-producing a concert series bringing the best of Britain’s professional orchestras to the town. The London Mozart Players (pictured) appear on Monday 14th October 2019, with the Hallé performing on Thursday 9th January 2020. The visits will include events and concerts for all ages that more »

NY&SD Art Society lecture: is photography fine art?

North Yorkshire and South Durham Art Society‘s next lecture on Monday 21st October 2019 considers Photography as a Fine Art. Should we accept that the very best photographs can be regarded as Fine Art? This question is at the heart of a lecture which argues that photography can equal, not to say exceed, more traditional more »

Darlington Music Society: 2019-2020 season overview

The 2019-2020 season presents six concerts in the months from October 2019 until April 2020 inclusive, starting on Saturday 5th October, with no concert in December. These concerts include pianists, stringed instruments, a flute, a harp and a quartet of four clarinets. They will be playing a wide range of classical chamber music by composers more »

Darlington Festival of Performing Arts

Darlington Festival for Performing Arts (DFPA) is a competition comprising three disciplines on three days: Music on Saturday 2nd March 2019; Speech and Drama on Saturday 9th March 2019; and Dance on Saturday 5th October 2019; all at Longfield Academy. The organisation provides the opportunity for children and adults to perform competitively in front of more »

New Orleans Jazz Club: next event 12th October

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club presents another double-bill for October 2019. It’s The Big Easy Swing Band on Saturday 5th and Barber, Bilk and Ball with Hamish McGregor’s Band on Saturday 12th. The venue – St. Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG – has free onsite parking, and a licensed bar that also more »

‘Be a Mosaic Maker’ begins 26th September

‘Be a Mosaic Maker’ with Julie Hand, mosaic artist and tutor, runs for 10 weeks every Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm from 26th September 2019. Beginners welcome. The course provides an opportunity to create fabulous pieces of art. Everyone works at their own pace, in their own style within a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, for two hours each week more »

Tees Cottage: final open days of 2019

Tees Cottage Water Pumping Station’s final open weekend of 2019 is on 5th and 6th October, from 11am-5pm each day. Explore the Tees Cottage site on Coniscliffe Road, Darlington DL3 8TF, including Lancashire Boilers from 1902, a 1904 steam-powered Beam Engine and a 1914 gas engine, all in operation and still pumping water from the more »