‘Pricks’: fifth UK tour

Darlington actress Jade Byrne takes her one-woman stage show, Pricks, on the road for the fifth time. Pricks’ Spring 2020 Tour has numerous dates across the UK, and Jade will be heading to Teesside during the latter stages of the run. Created in 2017, Pricks is Jade’s autobiographical tale of life with Type 1 diabetes. more »

Darlington Piano Society: 2019-20 season

Darlington Piano Society’s 2019-20 season commences at 3pm on Sunday 20th October, in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, with a recital by Martin Roscoe. Martin is one of the UK’s best-loved pianists, whose extraordinary career spans four decades. His enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful more »

Lectures for DLA’s 137th year

The DLA opened its 137th year with ‘Angelic Streets’ on Monday 2nd September 7.30pm. It was the encouraging story of one man’s crusade to recover late-night town and city centres from the scourge of binge drinking. Paul Blakey MBE explained how his Street Angels initiative to improve behaviour and protect the vulnerable has spread across more »

Darlington Arts Festival 2020

Darlington Arts Festival 2020 “Platform for talent: get on board” The eighth annual festival will take place in Darlington from Friday 15th to Monday 18th May 2020. The multi-faceted festival highlights the variety of talent in the town across all artforms. The festival is again being supported by Creative Darlington and it will include writing,visual more »

Modern Jive classes every Thursday

Sync Dancing runs Modern Jive dance classes every Thursday at Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social & Welfare Club, Longfield Road, Darlington DL3 0HX. 7:30pm Doors open 7:45pm Beginner class (45mins) 8:30pm Break/social dance (30mins) 9:00pm Beginner re-cap/Intermediate class (30mins) 9:30pm Break/social dance (1hr) Modern Jive is the simplest of all partner dances. There is more »

Darlington Libraries’ Adult Reading Challenge

It’s not too late to sign up to ‘Darlington Libraries’ Adult Reading Challenge’ as it will run throughout the year, Hundreds of people across the borough have already started the challenge. It is based on the successful summer reading challenge for children, run each year by Darlington Libraries’, and aims to encourage adults to read more »

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 »