The Hound of the Baskervilles

Following the sell-out success of its version of H.G. Wells’ The War of The Worlds, Northern Stage presents Sherlock Holmes’ most infamous case, adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s gothic classic. The event takes place at Neasham Reading Room on Thursday 24th October 2019 at 7.30pm. “A hound it was an enormous coal-black hound, but more »

Vasilis Xenopoulos at Opus 4 Jazz Club

The Opus 4 Jazz Club proudly present Vasilis Xenopoulos on Friday 25th October 2019 at 8pm. This outstanding swinging tenor man from the London Jazz Scene will be supported by the Paul Edis Trio which, collectively, will be offering an evening of exceptional Modern Jazz. Events take place at The Travellers Rest, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 more »

Bethan Maddocks: Artist Sharing Session

The event is on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 from 10am to 12.20pm at Crown Street Gallery, Darlington. Dover Prize winner Bethan Maddocks is both artist and storyteller. Her work explores social history, bringing to life the story of a place through the stories of its people. She makes large interactive paper sculptures on themes that more »

DMS presents the Gildas String Quartet

Darlington Music Society’s next concert is on Saturday 2nd November at the Dolphin Centre 7.30pm. The concert is by the Gildas String Quartet who will play pieces by Purcell, Britten and Janacek. About the performers: The Gildas String Quartet have played to critical acclaim at major venues including the Bridgewater Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall more »

Darlington Piano Society: 2019-20 season

Darlington Piano Society’s 2019-20 season commences at 3pm on Sunday 20th October, in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, with a recital by Martin Roscoe (pictured). Martin is one of the UK’s best-loved pianists, whose extraordinary career spans four decades. His enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply more »

RNS at St Cuthbert’s Church

Hear Royal Northern Sinfonia (RNS) out and about in the region in October, this time with a Romantic programme including a special ensemble arrangement of Mahler’s ‘Titan’ symphony. RNS will perform at St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington DL1 5QG, on Friday 18th October 2019 at 7.30pm. Feel the full force and energy of this mighty symphony more »

London Mozart Players and the Halle

In a new initiative, Darlington Hippodrome and Orchestras Live are co-producing a concert series bringing the best of Britain’s professional orchestras to the town. The London Mozart Players (pictured) appear on Monday 14th October 2019, with the Hallé performing on Thursday 9th January 2020. The visits will include events and concerts for all ages that more »

NY&SD Art Society lecture: is photography fine art?

North Yorkshire and South Durham Art Society‘s next lecture on Monday 21st October 2019 considers Photography as a Fine Art. Should we accept that the very best photographs can be regarded as Fine Art? This question is at the heart of a lecture which argues that photography can equal, not to say exceed, more traditional more »

Darlington Music Society: 2019-2020 season overview

The 2019-2020 season presents six concerts in the months from October 2019 until April 2020 inclusive, starting on Saturday 5th October, with no concert in December. These concerts include pianists, stringed instruments, a flute, a harp and a quartet of four clarinets. They will be playing a wide range of classical chamber music by composers more »

Darlington Festival of Performing Arts

Darlington Festival for Performing Arts (DFPA) is a competition comprising three disciplines on three days: Music on Saturday 2nd March 2019; Speech and Drama on Saturday 9th March 2019; and Dance on Saturday 5th October 2019; all at Longfield Academy. The organisation provides the opportunity for children and adults to perform competitively in front of more »