Opus 4 Jazz Club – 12th October

The Customs House Big Band, under the direction of Peter Morgan, makes a welcome return to Opus 4 Jazz Club venue for a concert featuring award-winning singer Ruth Lambert. Under the leadership of Peter Morgan, it has developed into a well-drilled jazz big band, with a powerful swing, tight ensemble work, and some fine soloists. more »

‘Acting for film’ workshop

‘Acting for film’ workshop takes place at Hummersknott School from Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November. 10am-2pm, £85 for the week. This course is for you if you are aged between 11 and 18 years and want to learn more about acting for film. It includes looking at what makes certain TV series and more »

Jabberwocky Market: pop-up theatre

The next Jabberwocky Market pop-up theatre events take place from Wednesday 3rd to Sunday 7th October. There will be shows for young and old. If you love theatre or haven’t ever really been before, there’s something for you, and this time events are in Darlington and beyond. Ground Control – by Non Zero One, for more »

Magic at The Majestic!

Chris Cross the Magician is bringing his Top of the Bill Magic & Variety Show to Darlington’s Majestic Theatre, 78-80 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT, on Friday 19th October for one night only! Chris promises “fun for all of the family in a proper old-school variety show”. Expect a splendid evening of entertainment by regional and national more »

‘Inspiration from unusual places’

8th October: Sketching and photography ‘Inspiration from unusual places’, 3pm to 4.30pm. Free but reservation required. For information, contact The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts – email info@thebridgedarlington.org.uk.

DNOJC is delta bound

Trad New Orleans jazz fans are in for a treat when The Lazy River Band comes to town on Saturday 6 October to play at the monthly Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club (DNOJC). The Lazy River Band has a great pedigree as a long-established Dixieland/swing/ mainstream combo lead by Chris Perrin on reeds, and they more »

Darlington Music Society: start of 2018/19 season

Darlington Music Society’s first concert of the 2018/19 season is on Saturday 6th October at the Dolphin Centre 7.30pm. The Jubilee String Quartet will play pieces by Beethoven, Schubert and Panufnik. The quartet has performed widely throughout the UK in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Southbank Centre in London. They also take more »

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 »

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 »