Darlington Music Society concert 12th January

The next Darlington Music Society concert is on Saturday 12th January, at the Dolphin Centre 7.30pm, by the Trio Volant (Tom Evans playing the oboe, Beatrice Hubble playing the clarinet and Richard Beards playing the bassoon), with Leanne Cody on the piano. They will be playing from Rossini, Madeline Dring, and Poulenc. About the performers: more »

Our end-of-year review

Darlington for Culture’s highlights of 2018 included the Arts Festival in May, continuing growth of the Small Grants Scheme, and that the Darlington Culture Volunteers clocked up more than 6,500 volunteering hours. The year began with Crown Street Library under threat of closure with the council’s planned relocation of town-centre library services to the Dolphin more »

‘Lickety Split’ at Opus 4 Jazz Club

On Friday 16th November, Opus 4 Jazz Club presents Lickety Split, led by Eddie Bellis. This band from Newcastle features a four-piece brass section, playing the best of Modern West Coast jazz. The band has been together for over five years and is made up of members who are all seasoned professionals, both on the more »

DMS concert on 3rd November

The next concert of the Darlington Music Society will be at the Dolphin Centre on Saturday 3rd November 7.30 pm. The concert is going to be given by Olga Stezhko on piano and Raphaela Papadakis, a soprano. They will be performing a wide variety of composers – Schubert, Bach, Clara Schumann, Debussy, Poulenc, Ravel and more »

‘Mat Ricardo vs The World’

‘Mat Ricardo vs The World’ is at The Majestic Theatre, 78-80 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT, on Friday 2nd November 7.30pm. Award-winning cabaret star, and the UK’s most successful juggler, Mat Ricardo, had a problem, after a 30-year career as the go-to guy for jaw-dropping dexterity, he’d run out of new tricks. So he did something more »

Moth: A Poetry Masterclass with Gillian Allnutt

Vane Women Press presents this event with Gillian Allnutt, which will involve lots of little preparatory things prior to a longer writing. It is intended to lead you to a poem or prose-poem. Please bring paper and pen. The masterclass takes place at The Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7NB. Please use nearby more »

The Forum in December

December events at The Forum are announced. For full details of each band or event, visit The Forum’s website or call 01325 363135. Saturday 1st: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club Tickets £10 /Doors 7.30pm Thursday 6th: An Evening Of Burlesque & Cabaret Tickets £12/Doors 7PM / Showtime 8pm Friday 7th: Adult School Disco Tickets £7adv/£9otd/Doors 7.30pm more »

Community Art Project exhibition

The latest Community Art Project exhibition takes place at Darlington’s Crown Street Library Gallery featuring a selection of work in various media. Image by Paul Cree. Bearded Men. Pencil and pen. The exhibition continues until 6th December. Free admission; opening times as Crown Street Library, DL1 1ND. Visit the library’s website or call 01325 462034. more »

Darlington Piano Society presents Lara Melda

The Darlington Piano Society’s final recital before Christmas is by Lara Melda on Sunday 9th December 3pm in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre. Lara won the BBC Young Musician 2010 competition, performing Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in the final round with Vasily Petrenko and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Cardiff. Since then she more »