Festival: The Mentulls

Gasto Promotions presents classic rock band The Mentulls, with support Hayley McKay. Venue: The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG Date and time: Friday 15 May. Doors open 8pm Ticket: £10 for ages 16+ (under-18s must be accompanied by an adult) Website: theforumonline.co.uk Email: info@theforumonline.co.uk Contact: 01325 363135

Festival: Photo Walk (and competition)

This is an opportunity for anyone who is interested in photography and Darlington to be guided around the town centre (including places not normally accessible to the public) to take photographs on the theme: ‘Our Darlington…what makes our town special?’ Bring your own lightweight camera (or phone) and join guide Martin Vickerman for photographic insights more »

Festival: Ultimate Bowie

This band will be paying homage to the legendary David Bowie and performing the Changes One Bowie in its entirety. Plus greatest hits. Venue: The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG Date and time: Saturday 16 May. Doors from 7pm, stage time 8.30pm Ticket: £13 for ages 16+ (under-18s must be accompanied by more »

Festival: The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner is “an outstanding and unforgettable theatrical tour de force” and comes to Darlington Hippodrome in May. Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a country on the verge of more »

Festival: Jeff Barnhart and His Hot Five

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club presents ‘Jeff Barnhart and His Hot Five’. Jeff Barnhart is an internationally renowned pianist, vocalist, arranger, bandleader and recording artist. John Hallam (reeds) is perhaps the UK’s finest exponent of jazz clarinet and saxophone. Both Jeff and John are firm favourites at Darlington New Orleans Jazz and have performed to more »