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Do you have arts and culture events or groups that you’d like to publicise? And do you have printed programmes or leaflets? We need your up-to-date leaflets and posters for the DfC information stands. All year round, there is a DfC information stand in the foyer at The Hippodrome. It is a great place to more »

World-slam-poetry champion Harry Baker: solo show

Mathematician-turned-World-Slam-Champion Harry Baker is set to embark on his debut solo tour with his brand-new spoken word comedy show ‘I Am 10,000’. It will be at The Forum Music Centre in Darlington on 12th March 2020, building on the momentum of a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The slam champ has turned 10,000 more »

Open Mic for Writers

The next ‘Open Mic for Writers’ is on Thursday 28th November 2019 at Hash from 7pm. It’s the final one this year. 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 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 »

Darlington Choral Society: Handel’s Messiah

Darlington Choral Society (DCS) will perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’ on Saturday 30th November 2019 at 7.15pm at the Dolphin Centre. The 80-strong choir under the baton of Director Richard Bloodworth will be accompanied by the Mowbray Orchestra. Soloists will be Icelandic Bass-Baritone Andri Bjorn Robertsson (pictured), Tenor Austin Gunn, Mezzo Valerie Reid and Soprano Ruth Jenkins-Robertsson. 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 »