Darlington Hippodrome: 2019/2020 shows

The autumn brochure includes thrilling drama, a hand-picked selection of the world’s most dazzling musicals and some truly magical family shows, alongside household names gracing the Hippodrome stage. Plays The classic Miss Marple tale A Murder is Announced, starring Sarah Thomas, Kazia Pelka and Tom Butcher (10-14 September) will have audiences on the edge of more »

The Roaring Twenties: Art, Design and High Society

Darlington Arts Society’s next lecture ‘The Roaring Twenties: Art, Design and High Society’ takes place on Monday 20th January 2020 at 2pm, at Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington DL3 8QH. The Roaring Twenties was a loud and boisterous decade, marked by modernity and social and economic change. Following the dark days of the Great War, a more »

‘Juliet and Romeo’ at Neasham Reading Room

On Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 7.30pm, Lost Dog Productions present ‘Juliet and Romeo’ at Neasham Reading Room. This highly acclaimed contemporary dance includes humour and spoken word, and it premiered at Sadlers Wells in 2018. “Lost Dog’s show reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a more »

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

Majestic Productions present Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs at the Majestic Theatre. Dates from 16th December 2019 to Fri 3rd January 2020 7pm; and matinee some dates. Please check with the venue as it’s not on every day. Ticket prices from only £5. It is packed full of comedy, beautiful costumes, outstanding scenery, special more »

Picasso and Matisse, a creative rivalry

Tate Britain art historian Ray Warburton details the creative rivalry between Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse and how it influenced their work for decades when he speaks to Darlington Lecture Association. Monday 13th January 7.30pm at Carmel RC College DL3 8RP Details from Darlington Lecture Association’s website www.darlingtonlecture.org.uk and from 01325 363350

Tribute nights at Bannatyne Hotel

Tribute nights at Bannatyne Hotel, Southend Avenue, Darlington DL3 7HZ, 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, 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 »

Lectures for DLA’s 137th year

The DLA opened its 137th year with ‘Angelic Streets’ on Monday 2nd September 7.30pm. It was the encouraging story of one man’s crusade to recover late-night town and city centres from the scourge of binge drinking. Paul Blakey MBE explained how his Street Angels initiative to improve behaviour and protect the vulnerable has spread across more »

DMS presents a new woodwind trio

On Saturday 11th January at 7.30pm, Darlington Music Society presents a delightful and varied programme by a new Woodwind Trio of Katherine Bryer (oboe), Stephen Williams (clarinet) and Antonia Lazenby (bassoon). They will be playing pieces by Mozart, Bach, Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, Eugene Bozza, Jean Francaix and Telemann. The Cavatina Chamber Music Trust sponsors FREE 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 »