DPS presents Alexandra Vaduva: 8th December

Darlington Piano Society welcomes Romanian-born pianist, Alexandra Vaduva, for its recital at 3pm on Sunday 8th December 2019, in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre. Alexandra began playing the piano at the age of 4 and came to the UK in 2009 to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she has successfully completed the more »

Free classical concert in Darlington

Darlington Music Society has announced an exciting extra concert for this season, and admission will be free. The Pettman Ensemble, an accomplished chamber music group, well known in their native New Zealand, begin their UK tour in Darlington. They will play at the Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, on Monday 2nd December 2019 at 7.30pm. The more »

DNOJ presents ‘Dixie Mix’

Darlington New Orleans Jazz rounds off the 2019 season on Saturday 7th December with ‘Dixie Mix’. This highly professional and entertaining band from East Anglia will offer a high-quality performance of the good-old New Orleans classics with their first appearance in Darlington. The club takes place at St Augustine’s Parish Centre Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 more »

Mick Shoulder Quintet – Opus 4 on 22nd Nov

The Mick Shoulder Quintet will perform at Opus 4 Jazz Club on Friday 22nd November 2019. The quintet brings classic sounds of 1950s hard bop to the club. They’ll be playing the music of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and the Tubby Hayes Jazz Couriers with a smattering of Blue Note. The line-up is: Mick Shoulder, more »

DNOJ present The Tenement Jazz Band on 22nd Nov

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 »

HARK! The sound of stories

As the days darken, Tracks Darlington (supported by Creative Darlington) presents an evening of music inspired by tales from times past. On Friday 22nd November 2019, visit Darlington’s beautiful Crown Street Library and fill your ears and souls with songs of stagmen, golden apples, coiners, diamond rings and murder for love. HARK! features live performances more »

Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild ‘In the Limelight’

Darlington Hippodrome launches a new exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild. 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Darlington branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild. Members are celebrating with the creation of traditional and contemporary embroideries and stitched textiles entitled ‘In the Limelight’. Over the past 12 months, members of more »

NY&SD present ‘Looking for Georgia’

The next Arts Society of North Yorkshire & South Durham lecture is called ‘Looking for Georgia’ and takes place on Monday 18th November 2pm at Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington DL3 8QH. Lecturer Lydia Bauman is a highly skilled landscape painter and art historian. She has lectured to diverse audiences, notably in London’s National Gallery and more »

DPS presents Grace Yeo

Darlington Piano Society presents Grace Yeo on Sunday 17th November 3pm at Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, Darlington. Grace Yeo returns to play for the society following her outstanding performance in 2015. She returns with a varied and interesting programme containing two of Schumann’s most popular solo piano works as well one of his lesser-known sonatas. more »

Creative writing courses with Tracey Iceton

A selection of creative writing courses with local author Tracey Iceton will take place in the autumn for all types of writers, frome emerging to established and in all formats. Some courses are one-off workshops and some are fortnightly sessions, starting in September 2019. For further details and to book a place on any course, more »