Darlington Jazz Festival 2018

The Darlington Jazz Festival, hosted by Darlington Jazz Club, is at various venues from 2nd to 6th May. The festival is for Jazz fans, old and new and is always open to more and more players. This year there is a fantastic line-up with the headlining act Alan Barnes. More information from the website.

Bringing Morris to Darlington on 14th April

Black Diamond Mixed Cotswold Morris are holding their first Day of Dance in Darlington on Saturday 14th April; and they hope to make it an annual event. There will be Morris teams from as far away as Oxford, Retford and Lincoln, with other teams from York, Saltburn, Gt Ayton, Sadberge, Richmond, Durham, Hexham, Barnard Castle, more »

‘Asaxual’ at Opus 4 Jazz Club

‘Asaxual’ will be playing bebop and standards on Friday 13th April 8.30pm, £8 Opus 4 Jazz Club at The Travellers’ Rest, Cockerton. Asaxual is a quintet offshoot from Le Toot and the Kansas City Four, a well-established quintet in Leeds though having a tenor sax in the frontline whereas Asaxual has trumpet and trombone. Asaxual more »

Coppélia at Darlington Hippodrome

The charming ballet Coppélia (photo by Peter Mares) comes to the Darlington Hippodrome in a colourful production by the English Youth Ballet. The production will feature international principal dancers and 100 talented young dancers from the local area. The comical story of Coppélia follows the escapades of the dreamy Franz and how he falls in love more »

Gallowglass comes to Darlington Hippodrome

Middle Ground Theatre Company presents a world premier stage adaptation of ‘Gallowglass’. This thriller from the pen of Ruth Rendell (writing as Barbara Vine) is coming to Darlington Hippodrome from Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 March. The cast includes Paul Opacic (Bad Girls, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks), Richard Walsh (London’s Burning) and Karen Drury (Brookside). When Sandor more »

It’s Easter Panto time!

This fun-filled Easter pantomime stars comedy legend Bobby Davro and Dani Harmer (CBBC’s Tracy Beaker and Strictly Come Dancing) along with impressive music, energetic dance routines, slapstick and heaps of audience participation! Enchanted Entertainment’s spellbinding production tells the story of Beauty who longs for romance and adventure, a bad-mannered Prince who is transformed into a more »

DPS season ends on 25th March

Darlington Piano Society’s 2017-18 season reaches its final recital in Central Hall at 3pm on Sunday 25th March – welcoming outstanding pianist Clare Hammond, who gave her first recital for the society in November 2014. Since then, her career has continued to develop apace. She is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances more »

DCS present music by Vivaldi, Mozart and Bach

Darlington Choral Society and The Mowbray Orchestra, conducted by Richard Bloodworth, perform music by Vivaldi, Mozart and Bach. Sopranos Helen Latham and Georgina Rosanna Murray; Mezzo-soprano Helen Anne Gregory; Tenor Richard Belshaw. Programme: Vivaldi, Gloria; Mozart, Ave Verum Corpus, Divertimento in D, K136; Bach, Magnificat, Motet ‘Lobet den Herrn’ Saturday 24th March 7.30pm at the more »

International jazz stars play DNOJC

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club welcomes back two of its most popular performers on Saturday 5 May – international stars John Hallam on reeds and Jeff Barnhart on keyboard. John and Jeff join forces to play jazz tunes familiar, less familiar and some downright obscure – but fun. John’s career stretches across Europe and America more »

Next New Orleans Jazz Club 24th March

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club presents its second band this month on Saturday 24th March. At 12.30pm the club hosts an extra helping of jazz with the return of the hugely popular Dave Donohoe and his band, plus the great Tom Kincaid on keyboards. Dave’s toured the world over the years, delighting audiences with his more »