London Mozart Players and the Halle

In a new initiative, Darlington Hippodrome and Orchestras Live are co-producing a concert series bringing the best of Britain’s professional orchestras to the town. The London Mozart Players (pictured) appear on Monday 14th October 2019, with the Hallé performing on Thursday 9th January 2020. The visits will include events and concerts for all ages that more »

Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild ‘In the Limelight’

Darlington Hippodrome launches a new exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild. 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Darlington branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild. Members are celebrating with the creation of traditional and contemporary embroideries and stitched textiles entitled ‘In the Limelight’. Over the past 12 months, members of more »

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?

Darlington Culture Volunteers (DCV) is an organisation run jointly by Darlington for Culture and Darlington Hippodrome. Our volunteers support arts and culture events held in and around Darlington. We help the event organisers by meeting and greeting the public and enabling them to join in the activities and enjoy themselves. Our volunteers work on an more »

Darlington Hippodrome: forthcoming shows

The new autumn season 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 more »

Lectures for DLA’s 137th year

The next Darlington Lecture Association (DLA) event, on Monday 14th October 7.30pm, is about how Queen Victoria’s army built a port and a railway to enable its 1860s invasion of what is now Ethiopia and Eritrea to rescue hostages. John Pilkington has retraced, on foot, the redcoats’ journey and he will tell DLA of his more »

DHS meetings 2019-2020

Talks and meetings for 2019-2020 are held at the Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7NG (accessed via the archway on Skinnergate) starting at 7.30pm. Annual membership £10 covering all talks. Visitors £3 per meeting. For more information, visit the Darlington Historical Society website. Membership Fees Individual Membership £10 Junior & Student Membership £3 Visitors more »

RNS at St Cuthbert’s Church

Hear Royal Northern Sinfonia (RNS) out and about in the region in October, this time with a Romantic programme including a special ensemble arrangement of Mahler’s ‘Titan’ symphony. RNS will perform at St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington DL1 5QG, on Friday 18th October 2019 at 7.30pm. Feel the full force and energy of this mighty symphony more »

Darlington Piano Society: 2019-20 season

Darlington Piano Society’s 2019-20 season commences at 3pm on Sunday 20th October, in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, with a recital by Martin Roscoe (pictured). Martin is one of the UK’s best-loved pianists, whose extraordinary career spans four decades. His enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply more »

NY&SD Art Society lecture: is photography fine art?

North Yorkshire and South Durham Art Society‘s next lecture on Monday 21st October 2019 considers Photography as a Fine Art. Should we accept that the very best photographs can be regarded as Fine Art? This question is at the heart of a lecture which argues that photography can equal, not to say exceed, more traditional 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: Visit the website: Model Railway more »