International jazz stars play DNOJC

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club welcomes back two of its most popular performers on Saturday 5 May – international stars John Hallam on reeds and Jeff Barnhart on keyboard. John and Jeff join forces to play jazz tunes familiar, less familiar and some downright obscure – but fun. John’s career stretches across Europe and America more »

Next New Orleans Jazz Club 24th March

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club presents its second band this month on Saturday 24th March. At 12.30pm the club hosts an extra helping of jazz with the return of the hugely popular Dave Donohoe and his band, plus the great Tom Kincaid on keyboards. Dave’s toured the world over the years, delighting audiences with his more »

Beginnings and Endings

Exhibition by Helen Winthorpe Kendrick, textile artist, from 10th February to 27th March at Crown Street Gallery Darlington DL1 1ND. Further information: www.visionsinthread.com.

Young local actors in ‘Madama Butterfly’

Ellen Kent’s award-winning production of Madama Butterfly returns to Darlington Hippodrome. Children from Stagecoach Theatre Arts Hartlepool & Darlington will take part in this exquisite production of Puccini’s masterpiece. Issac Swan (pictured), aged 5 years old from New Marske near Redcar, attends Stagecoach Theatre Arts Hartlepool & Darlington and will appear opposite Maria Hee Jung more »

A Spoonful of Sherman

An all-new musical stage show, featuring the songs of the Oscar-winning Sherman brothers, is coming to Darlington Hippodrome from Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 March. The double Oscar-winning Sherman Brothers – Richard & Robert – were a formidable song-writing team. From 1964 their partnership produced music, songs and scores for dozens of films, including Mary more »

BIG Little Gigs returns to Crown Street

On Saturday 17th March, BIG Little Gigs returns to the gorgeous children’s library at Crown Street Library. BLG will fill the library with live music courtesy of the brilliant ‘Sole Groove’ who will be performing Soul and Funk classic tunes to get children (and adults) up and dancing! Doors open at 4.15pm and the show more »

DMS concert 17th March

Darlington Music Society’s next concert is on Saturday 17th March at the Dolphin Centre at 7.30pm. This concert is to be given by Matthew Scott (pictured), a clarinetist and Christine Zerafa, a pianist. They will be playing pieces by Debussy, Brahms, Poulenc, Penderacki. Matthew Scott graduated with a 1st class Honours degree from the Royal more »

Award-winning theatrical chaos on its way…

The Play That Goes Wrong – the Olivier Award-winning box-office smash hit – will be at Darlington Hippodrome from Monday 5 to Saturday 10 March. The play introduces ‘The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery but, as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does as more »

‘Embracing the Unconventional’ by Jess Grady

On Saturday 3rd March, the Embroiderers Guild Darlington’s talk will be ‘Embracing the Unconventional’ by Jess Grady. The branch meets first Saturday of the month, except August, at Elm Ridge Methodist church hall. There are group-led workshops at 10am, with the main meeting at 1.30pm for talks at 2pm. There is a £4 guest fee more »

DPS presents its 100th recitalist

Darlington Piano Society reaches a milestone on Sunday 25th February when it hosts its 100th performer for the Society. The recital is by Martin James Bartlett, winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2014, when he was 17 years old. At 21 years of age now, Martin is both the youngest more »