DNOJ present The Tenement Jazz Band on 22nd Nov

Darlington New Orleans Jazz presents another two events during November 2019. TJ Johnson TJ Johnson and his band perform jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel at St Augustine’s Parish Centre on the 2nd November. Players are Al Nicholls, Jack Cotterill, Kourosh Kanani and Simon Read. Doors open at noon for a 12.30pm to 3pm session more »

Mick Shoulder Quintet – Opus 4 on 22nd Nov

The Mick Shoulder Quintet will perform at Opus 4 Jazz Club on Friday 22nd November 2019. The quintet brings classic sounds of 1950s hard bop to the club. They’ll be playing the music of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and the Tubby Hayes Jazz Couriers with a smattering of Blue Note. The line-up is: Mick Shoulder, more »

HARK! The sound of stories

As the days darken, Tracks Darlington (supported by Creative Darlington) presents an evening of music inspired by tales from times past. On Friday 22nd November 2019, visit Darlington’s beautiful Crown Street Library and fill your ears and souls with songs of stagmen, golden apples, coiners, diamond rings and murder for love. HARK! features live performances more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »