ArtsFest: Lust For Life Drawing – family session

Relaxed, untutored life-drawing session to music with a fully clothed life model dressing up in various costumes. All ages and abilities are welcome. Afternoon-tea goodies will also be provided in the session. Price: £4 for adults, £2 for children (under 16). No booking required, please just pay OTD Place: Quaker Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate, Darlington more »

Sue Ferris plays Opus 4 Jazz

Sue Ferris is back at Opus 4 Jazz on Friday 11th May at The Travellers Rest, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. Sue has played at the club since it started in April 2004, and on a yearly basis her quintet has enthralled club members. Sue always presents, with her regular sidesmen, a colourful and driving evening more »

Make your own tote bag

The Darlington Branch of the Embroiderers Guild are offering potential members to chance to join them for a workshop to make a tote bag. This will happen at 10am Elm Ridge Methodist church hall on Saturday 5th May. Participants need to contact our chairman Gloria on 01325 337895 or brunningr@btinternet.com to find out what to more »

Printing workshop in South Park

Make a printing plate using scraps of card and found objects. Print with it in different ways, by hand or with an etching press. Whether your passion is for bold black and white or vivid colours you will take home your own fabulous set of prints. Workshop is in South Park education centre (next to more »

ArtsFest: John Hackett Band

Gasto Promotions present John Hackett at The Forum. He is probably best known for his distinctive flute sound in the world of progressive music. Solo flautist, guitarist, singer and composer, John collaborated with his brother Steve Hackett, the former Genesis guitarist, on his early albums, Voyage of the Acolyte and Please Don’t Touch, along with more »

DMS final concert of 2017/2018 season

Darlington Music Society‘s final concert of the 2017/2018 season presents the Marmen Quartet on Saturday 21st April 7.30pm at The Dolphin Centre. Programme: Mozart – String Quartet No 14 in G, K 387 ‘Spring’ Janacek – String Quartet No.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ Beethoven – String Quartet No 10, Op 74 ‘Harp’ The Marmen Quartet was founded more »

‘Play your gender’ on 6th April

‘Noisy Daughters’ organisers are teaming up with Darlington Film Club at The Forum Music Centre on Friday 6th April for an exclusive screening of Kinnie Star’s award-winning documentary ‘Play Your Gender’, a film that asks the question: ‘What does it take for a woman to make it in music?’ There will also be performances from two of more »

BBC Big Band swing into Darlington

The acclaimed BBC Big Band will be raising the roof of Darlington Hippodrome on Tuesday 10 April 7.30pm. The band’s origins date from the earliest days of the BBC and the formation of the original BBC Dance Orchestra in 1928. This ‘golden’ period through the 1930s saw not only the BBC Dance Orchestra, but many more »

Embroidery workshop on 7th April

On Saturday 7th April at 10am, Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild is holding a two-hour workshop at Elm Ridge Methodist church hall, led by member Fiona, in which non-members are invited to participate. Fiona plans to teach a type of embroidery called shadow work, demonstrating two versions of a tulip to suit all ability levels. Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild more »

Darlington Hippodrome announces cast for Aladdin

Television and stage star Louie Spence will lead the cast of this year’s spectacular family pantomime Aladdin at Darlington Hippodrome, alongside last year’s returning stars Eric Potts and Liam Mellor from Saturday 8 December. In addition to his television experience Louie has enjoyed an extensive stage career appearing in Miss Saigon and Cats and danced more »