Poetry reading: 23rd July

Smokestack Poets SJ Litherland and Annie Wright read from their latest books on Tuesday 23rd July 2019 from 6.30pm-8pm. The event takes place at Crown Street Gallery, Crown Street, Darlington DL1 1ND. Free entry Refreshments available For details, contact Vane Women via their website

DNOJC: double bill for August

Darlington New Orleans Jazz has a double bill for August 2019. On Saturday 3rd August, it’s Mike Daly’s Dixieland Rhythm Kings and guest reed man John Hallam. Mike is a very fine jazz cornettist, who last appeared in Darlington at the Arts Centre many years ago. He will be down from Scotland for this afternoon more »

Mish Mash – Family Music Festival

Mish Mash Family Music Festival is on Sunday 25th August 2019 in Darlington’s Market Square from 1pm-8pm. This free event (part of Darlington’s Summer of Sound organised by Darlington Borough Council) is ‘Bringing The World To Darlington’ with music from gypsy folk to flamenco, Irish dance to ska. Bring the whole family for a diverse more »

Darlington Comedy Festival’s month full of laughs

Darlington Comedy Festival returns in 2019 with a month-long line-up featuring popular TV comics and favourites from the Edinburgh Fringe. The festival starts on 1st July with Rob Deering’s one-man soundscape show and interactive quiz show ‘Beat This’. Audiences can catch stand-up shows throughout the month of July, including the Hilarity Bites New Act of more »

The Bridge Summer Fair

The Bridge Summer Fair is on Saturday 13th July 10am-4pm. It is going to have a vintage theme with old-fashioned activities, plus china cups and saucers for refreshments. Visit The Bridge website.

Photography exhibition ‘Resurgence’

Darlington Association of Photographers’ exhibition ‘Resurgence’ is at Crown Street Gallery, Darlington, from Saturday 13 July to Thursday 15 August 2019. The geographic area covered by this exhibition ranges from the pennines to the Tees estuary, encompassing areas as far north as Hartlepool to Staithes in the south – passing through a variety of countrysides, more »

Summer activities at The Hullabaloo

The Hullabaloo has announced its exciting programme for summer 2019. Children, young people, and their families will be entertained with a mix of free creative-play installations, practical workshops with world-class theatre makers and the chance to put together a play in a day that they can then share with their families. The jam-packed programme hopes more »

Inkers Creative Writing Collective: 9th August

Inkers Creative Writing Collective presents an evening of readings from members’ own works on the theme of ‘What is This Thing Called Love?’ with proceeds in aid of Darlington Association on Disability. The event will take place at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7NB. Friday 9th August 2019 from 7pm-9pm Tickets: £3 more »

RNS in Darlington

Hear the Royal Northern Sinfonia (RNS) on your doorstep this summer, as the Gateshead-based orchestra brings sounds of the new world to the region’s churches. Join them for ‘Dvořák in America’ at St. Cuthbert’s, Darlington, on Friday 19 July 7.30pm. Programme: Copland: Hoe-Down Dvořák: Two Waltzes, Op.54 Martinů: Nonet Dvořák (arr. Farrington): Symphony No.9, ‘From more »

Pete Tanton’s Riviera Quartet

Opus 4 Jazz Club on Friday 19th July 2019 presents Alabama native Pete Tanton’s Riviera Quartet. They offer a set of musical works of Bebop, hard-driving blues and Latin-infused original tunes evocative of the 1960s French Riviera. The line-up is Pete Tanton on trumpet, flugel and vocals, Mark Williams on guitar, John Pope on double more »