Madagascar at Darlington Hippodrome

The smash-hit musical Madagascar is at Darlington Hippodrome from Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13 October. Based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – The Musical follows all the familiar favourite animals as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world more »

Colourscape: exhibition of work by Colin Graham

This exhibition is at Crown Street Gallery from Saturday 7th September to Thursday 3rd October 2019, open Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm. Colin Graham’s previous exhibition at Darlington Library, ‘A Mind’s Eye’, was held in 2015 and shared work from years of his practice. ‘Colourscape’ explores further some of the notions raised in ‘A Mind’s Eye’, more »

Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild – meetings

Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild holds its meetings the first Saturday of each month in Elm Ridge Methodist Church Hall; 1.30pm for talks starting 2pm. Tea and coffee is available. Meetings for 2019: 4 May, Jessica Grady (pictured) ‘Embracing the unconventional’ 6 July, Pat Ashton Smith ‘A sense of Place’ 7 September, Alison Larkin ‘Tudor needlework and more »

The Forum – September Events

This the Forum Music Centre events listing for September 2019. For the full list of gigs and events, please visit The Forum website. Tel: 01325 363135. Friday 6th – Groovetrain Funk/Soul band + DJ Lloyd Croft (Smoove & Turrell) Tickets £10. Doors/DJ from 7pm Saturday 7th – Last Train Home Music Festival 7 stages 50 more »

NER Cottage Homes 100th Anniversary Exhibition

Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum is celebrating the 100th anniversary of an innovative housing fund established by the railway in 1919. The exhibition takes place from 7th to 30th September 2019 and has been produced in partnership with the Railway Housing Association. It charts the history of the fund from its inception, to the more »

Have your say on DBC Town Centre Strategy

Darlington Borough Council (DBC) wants your views on its Town Centre Strategy. The deadline to complete the online survey is Monday 30th September 2019. The council’s town centre strategy, which was agreed at Cabinet in July, sets out the intended development plans for the town centre over the next 10 years. The strategy will focus more »

Milos – The Voice of the Guitar

Classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić will perform at Darlington Hippodrome on Tuesday 24th September. Miloš is back with his fourth studio album, and his first recording since 2016, poignantly entitled Sound of Silence which is set for release on 13th September on Decca Classics. Miloš is a world-renowned classical guitarist who grew up in Montenegro and more »

Darlington Historical Society’s summer walks

The DHS summer walks are open to non-members of the society and there is no need to book a place. The cost is £1 per person. Each walk will last around 1½ hours and will be circular. Visit the Darlington Historical Society website. Wednesday 17th July South Park walk – with Chris Lloyd of The more »

Crown Street Library: open days

Darlington Library is running free tours of its beautiful building at Crown Street, Darlington DL1 1ND, during September as part of Heritage Open Day 2019. Tours last about 90 minutes: Saturday 14th 10am Wednesday 18th at 10am Thursday 19th at 2pm Saturday 21st at 10am Booking required – please call 01325 349630 to reserve a more »

DNOJ double-bill for September

Darlington New Orleans Jazz club has a double-bill for September 2019 when American pianist Jeff Barnhart returns with ace reed man John Hallam and The Mister Men quartet on Saturday 7th September. Jeff is back on Saturday 21st September with his ‘Silent Film Comedy Fest’ Reel 2. Back to the days of silent-screen comedy, accompanied more »