blimey! Lucretia – collaborative art project

blimey! Lucretia is a collaborative project celebrating visual arts. It is set to explore the representation of women in our changing world as it focuses on an exhibition at The Bowes Museum. blimey! Lucretia will focus on the centrepiece of The Power and the Virtue: Guido Reni’s Death of Lucretia exhibition at The Bowes Museum, more »

‘Juliet and Romeo’ at Neasham Reading Room

On Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 7.30pm, Lost Dog Productions present ‘Juliet and Romeo’ at Neasham Reading Room. This highly acclaimed contemporary dance includes humour and spoken word, and it premiered at Sadlers Wells in 2018. “Lost Dog’s show reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a more »

Darlington Hippodrome: 2019/2020 shows

The autumn brochure includes thrilling drama, a hand-picked selection of the world’s most dazzling musicals and some truly magical family shows, alongside household names gracing the Hippodrome stage. Plays The classic Miss Marple tale A Murder is Announced, starring Sarah Thomas, Kazia Pelka and Tom Butcher (10-14 September) will have audiences on the edge of more »

Embroiderers’ Guild: 2020 programme

The Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild programme for 2020 is for both experienced embroiderers’ and beginners. As well as embroidery and stitch techniques, topics for talks include other forms of textile art and also forms of art which use textile as an inspiration. Non-members can visit twice at a cost of £4; after that you will need more »

Off the Rails: exhibition by Bill Oakey

Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum – is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of artist Bill Oakey, from Saturday 11th January 2020 to Sunday 8th March. The ‘Off the Rails’ exhibition has a railway theme but focuses on the staff passengers and volunteers who play such an important part in the railways. Bill more »

DNOJ presents The Red Stripe band

Saturday 7th March 2020 sees the return of the Red Stripe band from London. This event presented by Darlington New Orleans Jazz is guaranteed to be a high-energy session. The players are Red Stripe (aka Neil Drinkwater), piano, vocals, keytar; Helena-May Harrison, vocals; John O’Neill, tenor sax and clarinet; Erica Clarke, baritone sax, flute and more »

World-slam-poetry champion Harry Baker: solo show

Mathematician-turned-World-Slam-Champion Harry Baker is set to embark on his debut solo tour with his brand-new spoken word comedy show ‘I Am 10,000’. It will be at The Forum Music Centre in Darlington on 12th March 2020, building on the momentum of a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The slam champ has turned 10,000 more »

Lecture: To Russia with Love

The next Arts Society Lecture is by Patricia Andrew ‘To Russia with Love’ on Monday 16th March 2020 at 2pm, Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington DL3 8QH. Patricia Andrew has had a wide-ranging career. She has an English Literature and an Art History degree and has taught in Italy. She has been a museum curator where more »

A Short Fiction Writing Workshop: Part 2

A Short Fiction Writing Workshop with Jo Colley (Part 2) is on Saturday 29 February 2020 from 10am-1pm. This workshop will pick up where Part 1 left off (see item from March last year), looking at different forms of short fiction but concentrating more on the surreal and non-linear narrative. What elements make a short more »

Crown Street exhibition: Darlington Society of Arts

The society members will be exhibiting work at Crown Street Gallery from Saturday 11th January 2020 to Thursday 5th March 2020. Darlington Society of Arts was founded in 1922 with the prime object of stimulating interest in and appreciation of art in Darlington and the surrounding area. This will be the sixth exhibition Darlington Society more »