Autumn/Winter programme at The Hullabaloo

Children’s theatre organisation Theatre Hullabaloo has announced its Autumn/Winter Season of magical things to see and do at its flagship venue, The Hullabaloo, in Darlington. Highlights this season include Storm (Bamboozle Theatre Company) a production designed for children and young people aged 7-11 years who are on the autistic spectrum, and No Show (Ellie Dubois) more »

Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert 2019

The Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert takes place on Saturday 26th January 7.30pm in the beautiful Central Hall at Darlington’s Dolphin Centre. This will be an accessible event packed with music of the past few centuries including various musical styles and by diverse composers, from Haydn to Smetana and from Mozart to Mancini. Special guests will more »

Burden of Paradise with Snake Davies

Burden of Paradise with Snake Davies at Neasham Reading Room on Thursday 4 April 2019. After a fantastic sell-out performance in 2018 Neasham Reading Room is delighted to announce the return of these great musicians. Snake has played sax with M People, Eurhythmics, Take That, Ray Charles and many, many more. Band member Dave has more »

Open Mic for Writers

The final ‘Open Mic for Writers’ this year is on Thursday 29th November. 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 which to read more »

WAAC during and after the First World War

Local Studies talk at Darlington Crown Street Library present ‘The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during and after the First World War’ a talk by Professor Alison Fell and Ann Fell. The First World War was the first time British women entered the ranks of the armed services. Having women in khaki was controversial at the more »

Darlington Piano Society’s next event

North-East-born pianist Jamie Bergin gives Darlington Piano Society’s next recital on Sunday 18th November 3pm in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre. Jamie completed his degree studies with Lars Vogt in 2016 and continues to work with him at the University of Music in Hannover. He has won various prestigious prizes at national and international competitions. He more »

Emma Fisk’s “Hot Club du Nord”

Emma Fisk will perform at Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club on Saturday 1st December at St. Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG, 12.30pm to 3pm. Emma is a very fine jazz violinist who has played alongside many inspiring musicians. “Hot Club du Nord gives her chance to revisit the Hot Club repertoire. For more »

Gareth Davies-Jones at Neasham Reading Room

Highly regarded as a gifted and perceptive songwriter (BBC’s Bob Harris, Iain Anderson are fans), Gareth’s music is laced with a vivid and powerful sense of the aesthetic. A natural storyteller, reviewers have placed his performances alongside the best in the Troubadour tradition. Combining elements of Guthrie, Dylan, Taylor and Browne, attention to musical detail more »

‘Lickety Split’ at Opus 4 Jazz Club

On Friday 16th November, Opus 4 Jazz Club presents Lickety Split, led by Eddie Bellis. This band from Newcastle features a four-piece brass section, playing the best of Modern West Coast jazz. The band has been together for over five years and is made up of members who are all seasoned professionals, both on the more »

DMS concert on 3rd November

The next concert of the Darlington Music Society will be at the Dolphin Centre on Saturday 3rd November 7.30 pm. The concert is going to be given by Olga Stezhko on piano and Raphaela Papadakis, a soprano. They will be performing a wide variety of composers – Schubert, Bach, Clara Schumann, Debussy, Poulenc, Ravel and more »