Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

Majestic Productions present Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs at the Majestic Theatre. Dates from 16th December 2019 to Fri 3rd January 2020 7pm; and matinee some dates. Please check with the venue as it’s not on every day. Ticket prices from only £5. It is packed full of comedy, beautiful costumes, outstanding scenery, special more »

Picasso and Matisse, a creative rivalry

Tate Britain art historian Ray Warburton details the creative rivalry between Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse and how it influenced their work for decades when he speaks to Darlington Lecture Association. Monday 13th January 7.30pm at Carmel RC College DL3 8RP Details from Darlington Lecture Association’s website www.darlingtonlecture.org.uk and from 01325 363350

Head of Steam: events and activities

The Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum – is running events and activities at the museum from 31st August to December 2019, booking required for some. Please check details for each. All are at Head of Steam, North Road Station, Darlington DL3 6ST. Call: 01325 405060 Email: headofsteam@darlington.gov.uk Visit the website: www.head-of-steam.co.uk Model Railway more »

Tribute nights at Bannatyne Hotel

Tribute nights at Bannatyne Hotel, Southend Avenue, Darlington DL3 7HZ, include a two-course meal and entertainment throughout the evening for £25 per person: Friday 23rd August – Beatles Tribute Saturday 28th September – Grease, A Night at the Movies Tribute Friday 11th October – Freddy Mercury Tribute Celebrate Halloween with a night of live music, more »

Bridging the Gap: exhibition

‘Bridging the Gap’ is an exhibition of textile art by Helen Winthorpe Kendrick at Crown Street Gallery, Darlington DL1 1ND, from 2nd November 2019 to 9th January 2020. The expression ‘Bridging the gap’ is frequently used in many different circumstances including bridging the gap between: standards and achievement; the poor and the rich; the minorities more »

DMS presents a new woodwind trio

On Saturday 11th January at 7.30pm, Darlington Music Society presents a delightful and varied programme by a new Woodwind Trio of Katherine Bryer (oboe), Stephen Williams (clarinet) and Antonia Lazenby (bassoon). They will be playing pieces by Mozart, Bach, Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, Eugene Bozza, Jean Francaix and Telemann. The Cavatina Chamber Music Trust sponsors FREE more »

Bondgate Players: Keeping Up Appearances

The Bondgate Players present ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ from 28th to 30th November 2019 at The Majestic Theatre, Darlington DL3 7JT. The show was one of the most popular TV comedies of the 1990s and it starred Patricia Routledge as Hyacinth Bucket, the overbearing ‘lady of the house’. Now, this beloved TV show has been adapted more »

Hurworth Concert Band’s Christmas event

Hurworth Concert Band’s next concert is a joint venture with Polam Hall’s school choir on Saturday 7th December 2019. They will present a sparkling array of Christmas music at Liddiard Theatre, Polam Hall School, Grange Road, Darlington DL1 5PA.  7pm-9pm Tickets: adult £5; children £2 Tickets at the door or call 0771 7244579

Darlington Choral Society: Handel’s Messiah

Darlington Choral Society (DCS) will perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’ on Saturday 30th November 2019 at 7.15pm at the Dolphin Centre. The 80-strong choir under the baton of Director Richard Bloodworth will be accompanied by the Mowbray Orchestra. Soloists will be Icelandic Bass-Baritone Andri Bjorn Robertsson (pictured), Tenor Austin Gunn, Mezzo Valerie Reid and Soprano Ruth Jenkins-Robertsson. more »

Arts Society: ‘Spread a Little Happiness’

‘Spread a Little Happiness: The Story of the British Musical’ lectures by Malcolm Jones on Monday 2nd December 2019. The British Musical was triumphant in the 1920s and 1930s when Noel Coward and Ivor Novello dominated the West End. However, the arrival of Oklahoma in 1948 changed everything. For the next 30 years, audiences flocked more »