Darlington Festival of Performing Arts

Dance competition showcases various styles of dance by children and teens. The event takes place at Longfield School, Darlington DL3 0HT, on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October between 9am and 7pm  – detailed timetable to be confirmed. All welcome to watch performers as they compete for a place at All England Dance competition. Entry more »

Harlequin Women’s Morris

Harlequin Women’s Morris group practises from September through to May on Tuesday evenings, 8pm to 10pm, at Quaker Meeting House in Skinnergate. New dancers and/or musicians welcome to try this traditional English (North West) morris dancing. It is fun and helps keep mind and body fit; comfortable shoes and clothes are all that’s needed. First week more »

Pepi’s People: theatre group for over-55s

Are you over 55 with an interest in Darlington Hippodrome? This new group will meet each Friday from 5th October to get involved in all things theatre. The course will take place on Friday mornings, 10am-12.30pm, from 5th October to 9th November. It includes backstage tours, talks from theatre companies, exploring the theatre’s heritage and more »

Studio bursaries offer – deadline 5th October

Working in collaboration with Creative Factory, Navigator North are pleased to offer two studio bursaries for a one-year period to artists/makers/designers. The studios are based either at Dundas House or Riverside Park in Middlesbrough and managed by Navigator North. The successful applicants will receive a rent-free studio for one year with the option of keeping more »

Crown Street Library

On 11th September, Darlington Council endorsed the decision to keep the town’s central library in Crown Street, instead of moving the service to the Dolphin Centre. For the past two years, since councillors voted to relocate the library, many people have been involved in highlighting all the benefits of the library service and huge variety more »

Anniversary of ‘Beauty & The Bike’

A Special Anniversary Screening of ‘Beauty & The Bike’ will take place at The Forum on Monday 17th September 7pm. Ten years ago this month, members of Darlovelo (then Darlington Cycling Campaign) got together with film-makers from Darlington Media Group to launch the film project Beauty and the Bike. At the time, no one really more »

Evening of jazz piano

For the start of the Autumn season, Opus 4 Jazz Club presents a special evening of jazz piano with 13-times British Jazz award winner David Newton in duet with Dean Stockdale. The two pianos are joined by top rhythm section of Mick Shoulder on bass and Adam Sinclair on drums. Friday 14th September at the more »

September jazz at St Augustine’s PC

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club presents two September gigs at St Augustine’s Parish Centre – the first features international piano man Jeff Barnhart on Saturday 8 September. Jeff is joined by guitar and banjo virtuoso Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham and together they’ll entertain with music from the Great American Songbook, and earlier. On Saturday 15 September, more »

‘My Mountain Life’ by Simon Yates

The Neasham Reading Room is hosting ‘My Mountain Life’: an illustrated presentation by Simon Yates’ (pictured) on Thursday 20th September 7.30pm, tickets £10. On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperate position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, dangling more »

Performing arts classes for ages 4-16

Does your child enjoy acting, singing and dancing? The new term at Darlington Academy of Performing Arts starts on 4th September. Regular classes take place at Hummersknott Academy. For more information, visit the website.