The Hound of the Baskervilles

Following the sell-out success of its version of H.G. Wells’ The War of The Worlds, Northern Stage presents Sherlock Holmes’ most infamous case, adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s gothic classic. The event takes place at Neasham Reading Room on Thursday 24th October 2019 at 7.30pm. “A hound it was an enormous coal-black hound, but more »

Half-term Family Open Day at the Hippodrome

On Wednesday 30th October 2019, Darlington Hippodrome’s Family Open Day takes place from 10.30am to 3.30pm. A whole host of activities will be on offer including backstage tours, craft workshops, face painting and competitions. The Hippodrome will also be opening its archives to show the historic collection of show programmes and posters. The archives and more »

Open Mic for Writers

The next ‘Open Mic for Writers’ is on Thursday 31st October 2019 at Hash from 7pm. Got a story you want to read? Trying something out with a novel and not sure if it works? Or simply like listening to original writing, some of it never heard before? Each reader has upto eight minutes in more »

Tribute nights at Bannatyne Hotel

Tribute nights at Bannatyne Hotel 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, fine dining and dancing, plus more »

Darlington Music Society: 2019-2020 season overview

The 2019-2020 season presents six concerts in the months from October 2019 until April 2020 inclusive, starting on Saturday 5th October, with no concert in December. These concerts include pianists, stringed instruments, a flute, a harp and a quartet of four clarinets. They will be playing a wide range of classical chamber music by composers more »

Darlington New Orleans Jazz: two events in November

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 »

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 ‘Heritage Tour’

The next public tour is on Thursday 14th November 10.30am. These Heritage Tours provide you with the chance to explore the building and learn about its heritage and history. The tours are supported by Darlington Culture Volunteers – visit the website for more details about volunteering. Contact the box office on 01325 405405 Book online more »

New Season for Darlington Choral Society

Rehearsals have started for the first concert of the choral society’s new season, Handel’s ‘Messiah’, to be performed on Saturday 30th November 2019 at 7.15pm at the Dolphin Centre. The 80-strong choir will be accompanied by the Mowbray Orchestra and soloists Ruth Jenkins-Robertsson (Soprano), Valerie Reid (Mezzo), Austin Gunn (Tenor) and Andri Bjorn Robertsson (Bass). 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 »