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 »

BIG Little Gigs presents hip-hop star Kay Greyson

BIG Little Gigs returns with North East hip-hop star Kay Greyson at The Forum Music Centre on Saturday 15th February 2020 from 2pm-3pm. The event will be part workshop, part gig. Kay Greyson is a 21-year-old hip-hop artist from the North East of England. Since releasing her debut mixtape ‘Morning After Music’ in 2016, she more »

DNOJ’s double bill for February

Darlington New Orleans Jazz takes place at St Augustine’s Parish Centre Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG. Doors open at noon for a 12.30pm to 3pm session. The 2020 season kicks off with a double bill for February. It was Denise Gordon and the Tom Kincaid All Stars band on Saturday 1st February and New Orleans more »

‘An Evening with Elly Griffiths’

Fans of award-winning crime writer Elly Griffiths (photo credit: Sara Reeve) will be offered an insight into what inspires her at a special event at Crown Street Library on 14th February 2020 from 7pm-9pm. ‘An Evening with Elly Griffiths’ offers a chance to meet the author, find out about her new novel The Lantern Men, more »

Darlington Music Society presents The Pelleas Ensemble

Darlington Music Society’s next concert is on Saturday 8th February 2020 at the Dolphin Centre 7.30pm. The concert will be given by the Pelleas Ensemble which comprises of Luba Tunnicliffe (viola), Henry Roberts (flute) and Oliver Wass (harp). They will be playing pieces by Prokofiev, Ravel, Bax, Andy Scott and Couperin. About the performers: The more »

Irving Finkel: Diaries, Memories and the Pursuit of Truth

The Arts Society lecture on Monday 17th February 2020 at 2pm is by Irving Finkel entitled ‘Diaries, Memories and the Pursuit of Truth’. Irving Finkel is a philologist and Assyriologist. He is currently the Assistant Keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures in the Department of the Middle East in the British Museum, where more »

Opus 4 Jazz Club: The Noel Dennis Quartet

Opus 4 Jazz Club welcomes The Noel Dennis Quartet on Friday 21st February 2020. Noel is a revered local jazzman, playing trumpet and flugelhorn, and he plans to bring a taste of the legendary Miles Davis to the Club. He’ll be there along with Mark Williams (guitar), Russ Morgan (drums) and Andy Champion (bass). Tickets more »

DAPA: new classes from 1st February 2020

Due to high demand, Darlington Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA) is now reserving places for Saturday performing-arts classes, starting from 1st February 2020. Infants 3 to 6 years: 3.30pm to 4.15pm 6 to 16 years: 4.30pm to 6.30pm Also, starting Monday 3rd February, there are Drama and Dance classes for age 10+. All students in more »

Darlington Stage School AJ Productions

Join Darlington Stage School AJ Productions to learn to act, dance and sing and take part in multiple productions throughout the year. All children who attend AJ Productions stage schools have the opportunity to perform in the professional pantomime at The Garden Rooms at Tennants in Leyburn, this year starring Britain’s Got Talent finalist Danny more »