Performing Arts – competition

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

Darlington Choral Society concert

Darlington Choral Society’s Easter Concert takes place on Saturday 13th April 7.30pm in St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington DL1 5QG. DCS is opening its programme with Malcolm Williamson’s ‘Procession of Palms’. Williamson was a controversial Master of the Queen’s Music, and the Procession is influenced by his background as a night-club pianist. This is followed by more »

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club: 16th Feb

It’s a bumper year for Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club as it welcomes a record number of bands to play lunchtime gigs at the town’s St Augustine’s Parish Centre on Larchfield Street. There’s a total of 18 gigs booked throughout the year, up from the usual 12, which says so much about the popularity of more »

‘Miss Julie’ at The Majestic – discount offer

“Don’t you know it’s dangerous to play with fire?” Elysium Theatre Company are offering a special 20% discount for their explosive production of “Miss Julie” coming to the Majestic Theatre, Darlington, on the 3rd and 4th of April 7.30pm start. If you quote “Darlo DMA12” when you buy a ticket at the theatre you will more »

Gareth Davies-Jones at Neasham Reading Room

Highly regarded as a gifted and perceptive songwriter (BBC’s Bob Harris, Iain Anderson are fans), Gareth’s music is laced with a vivid and powerful sense of the aesthetic. A natural storyteller, reviewers have placed his performances alongside the best in the Troubadour tradition. Combining elements of Guthrie, Dylan, Taylor and Browne, attention to musical detail more »

Burden of Paradise with Snake Davis

Burden of Paradise with Snake Davis at Neasham Reading Room on Thursday 4 April 2019. After a fantastic sell-out performance in 2018 Neasham Reading Room is delighted to announce the return of these great musicians. Snake has played sax with M People, Eurhythmics, Take That, Ray Charles and many, many more. Band member Dave has more »

Join the BookFest Choir

Darlington Library is looking for families who love to sing together. Mums, dads, grandmas, grandads – if you have a child aged between 4 and 16 years and would like to sing together in a choir then they want to hear from you. It’s free and fun family time for anyone who loves books and more »

DLA – final talk of season on 8th April

Lectures take place from September to April, usually second Monday of each month 7.30pm at Carmel RC College, The Headlands, Darlington DL3 8RP. Lectures: 8 April “The Wynyard Dynasty” Ron Tempest Membership is £25; visitor entrance is £5 For more information, visit the website, call 01325 363350 or email dlecture@live.co.uk  

Opus 4 gig: Alan Barnes and the Paul Edis Trio

This effervescent and renowned reedman Alan Barnes will be at Opus 4 on Friday 8th February starting at 8pm; doors open at 7.30pm for the club’s revised start time. Tickets for this concert are £12 on the door and the organisers advise early arrival to secure a table in view of the large turnout expected  for with more »

FIVE revived for Theatre Hullabaloo’s 10th birthday

A brand-new version of the spectacular show, FIVE, for everyone aged three years and above comes to The Hullabaloo on various dates until 10 April. Packed with movement and music, the high-energy show has been reimagined by its creator WinterWalker to celebrate Theatre Hullabaloo’s 10th birthday. Taking young audiences on a sensory journey, FIVE inspires more »