Hippodrome: looking forward to 2021

Following the festive pantomime, Cinderella, which runs until Sunday 3 January, 2021 will kick off with Steve Steinman’s fuel-injected stage show Anything For Love celebrating the music of Meatloaf (Monday 18 January). The show will feature Lorraine Crosby, original vocalist on the hit duet ‘I’d do anything for love (but I won’t do that)’. The more »

Tracks announce more livestream gigs

Tracks in partnership with Darlington Borough Council have organised another series of livestreamed gigs. From mid-May 2020, the gigs will bring incredible regional artists to your home to keep everyone entertained and provide something for people to look forward to. The line-up includes some hotly tipped artists who’ll most certainly do huge things as soon more »

DNOJ and Jazz Live on Aycliffe Radio

Everyone is missing live music and the opportunity to enjoy performances together, but there is plenty planned in the world of jazz and music is still available on the airwaves. “Darlington New Orleans Jazz events are cancelled until the social-distancing rules are relaxed but we have a strong line-up of excellent bands as soon as more »

Darlington Society of Arts

Darlington Society of Arts update: “We have been sending emails regularly to our members with links to interesting instructional art videos, art on the TV etc, which our members have found and would like to share. The emails include encouragement to send photos of any artwork members have done during lockdown and these have been more »

Rejig: gets creative online

Rejig usually runs weekly sessions where people ‘meet, make and mend’. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the group can’t meet at real-world venues so meet online instead and they have organised a variety of ‘virtual’ lockdown projects to stay creative and connected. “It has been really hard for everyone to adjust to the more »

Dance classes move offstage to online

Darlington Hippodrome is offering online dance and drama classes for young people and adults, starting April 2020 (photo of Darlington Hippodrome Youth Dance: credit Scott Akoz). The theatre’s regular online dance and drama classes for young people and adults aim to help them keep active in body, mind and spirit during this period of social more »

Darlington Folk and Acoustic Club’s time in lockdown

Darlington Folk & Acoustic Club is still very active each week although they can’t meet in person owing to the current restrictions. Here, they explain how they have coped with the recent lockdown, from sharing clips of songs to a virtual singaround. “When the Coronavirus lockdown was introduced on 23 March 2020, we knew this more »

WEA courses for spring/summer 2020

In addition to courses, The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) provides a range of free activities. In May and June 2020, there are 280 new free online courses including English history, philosophy, Spanish and painting. Visit the website. And there are over 120 free activities taking place online over the next few weeks. From yoga to more »

Arts Society NY&SD: April update

Arts Society North Yorkshire and South Durham: update April 2020. On the 6th March 2020, Rita Smith, Deputy Chair and Programme Organiser, took a group of Arts Society members to the Victoria and Albert Museum to see some wonderful collections, soak up the colour and exuberance of Japanese Kimono and most of all, enjoy the more »

Stay at home stories: film competition

Creative Darlington and Undivided Pictures are looking for short films featuring ‘Lockdown’ as the theme for competition entries. This call-out is open to those who live or work in Darlington, all films must be under four minutes and should include no more than four characters. The winner will be selected in June and the prize more »