Darlington Historical Society’s summer walks

For full details, visit the Darlington Historical Society website. Wednesday 17 July South Park walk – with Chris Lloyd of the Northern Echo starting at 7pm from the clock tower Sunday 25 August West Cemetery walk – with Richard Stephenson starting at 1pm from the lodge gates Sunday 22 September North Road’s Railway History walk more »

Darlington Comedy Festival’s month full of laughs

Darlington Comedy Festival returns in 2019 with a month-long line-up featuring popular TV comics and favourites from the Edinburgh Fringe. The festival starts on 1st July with Rob Deering’s one-man soundscape show and interactive quiz show ‘Beat This’. Audiences can catch stand-up shows throughout the month of July, including the Hilarity Bites New Act of more »

Darlington Orchestra Summer Concert 2019

The Darlington Orchestra Summer Concert takes place on Saturday 6th July 7.30pm Central Hall at the Dolphin Centre. The orchestra will perform a wide-ranging programme of light classical music, this time including early music; opera music; a selection of folk dances and a Slavonic Rhapsody; plus an uplifting march by Eric Coates. Special guests to more »

Classic jazz with Alligator Gumbo

Darlington New Orleans Jazz presents an afternoon of classic jazz with Alligator Gumbo on Saturday 6th July 12.30pm till 3pm. This exciting seven-piece band is inspired by the sights and sounds of New Orleans jazz and blues. They provide a good-natured mix of foot-stomping rhythms and toe-tapping tunes. St. Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington more »

The Bridge Summer Fair

The Bridge Summer Fair is on Saturday 13th July 10am-4pm. It is going to have a vintage theme with old-fashioned activities, plus china cups and saucers for refreshments. Visit The Bridge website.

Darlington Piano Society: 2019-20 season

The 24th season begins on 20th October 2019 with a return by the celebrated British pianist Martin Roscoe, who opened the DPS season two years ago and attracted one of the largest audiences in recent years. His programme includes sonatas by Haydn and Schubert, works by Debussy (a selection of his Preludes), Ravel (Pavane pour more »

Festival: The Hippodrome in print

In partnership with The Art Shop, Darlington, this exhibition displays a collection of vintage screen-printed posters  advertising the shows of the Hippodrome. Established by Arthur Hughes in 1955, The Art Shop designed posters and advertising material for the Hippodrome throughout the 1960s and 1970s. This exhibition will showcase the original posters and a selection of more »

DAPA pre-school classes

Darlington Academy of Performing Arts is now running pre-school classes. Baby and pre-school classes take place on Wednesdays at St Mary’s Community Centre, Newton Lane, Darlington, DL3 9EX. Classes involve singing dancing and playing with musical instruments, building confidence, rhythm and co-ordination. Baby Stars (Age 1-3) 9.15am to 9.45am with parent/guardians. Preschool (Age 3-5) 10am more »

DHS meetings 2019-2020

Talks and meetings 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 »

Darlington Festival of Performing Arts

Dance competition showcases various styles of dance by children and teens. The event takes place at Longfield School, Darlington DL3 0HT, on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October between 9am and 7pm  – detailed timetable to be confirmed. All welcome to watch performers as they compete for a place at All England Dance competition. Entry more »