Darlington College: art showcase

The Darlington College ‘End of Year Art Showcase 2019’ takes place at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel on Thursday 23rd May 5.30pm until 8pm. The event features works produced by UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design and UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, including Fine Art, Photography and Visual Communication. more »

Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild – meetings

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

Andrea Vicari Trio: 10th May

Opus 4 Jazz Club presents the Andrea Vicari Trio on Friday 10th May. Andrea Vicari is an award-winning jazz pianist from London who will be suported by Newcastle-based Russ Morgan (drums) and Andy Champion (double bass). The jazz club takes place at the Travellers Rest, Cockerton, Darlington, and doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start. Tickets more »

Family ceilidh on 11th May

On Saturday 11th May, Manic Mum Days Events are bringing the experience of dancing and live music to families in Darlington. Blind Panic ceilidh band will play at Bondgate Church, Darlington, 3pm-5.30pm, with traditional fun for all the family. This is the second ceilidh organised Manic Mum Days events and for those who havent ever more »

Hippodrome’s spring season

Additional shows are regularly being added to the Darlington Hippodrome schedule, so to keep up to date visit the website and choose your own seats online. For further information and to book contact the box office on 01325 405405. Week-long shows Who doesn’t love a classic who-dunnit – and there’s none finer that The Mousetrap more »

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club in May

There are two events in May. The New Century Ragtime Orchestra are appearing on Saturday 4th May with special guests Enrico Tomasso on trumpet and Nick Ward on drums. Enrico Tomasso was again the winner of the jazz trumpet category in the British Jazz Awards in 2018 making him a five times winner. Nick Ward more »

Jabberwocky Market is back in the spring

Jabberwocky Market is back with more pop-up theatre events in April and May at venues around Darlington. More information and tickets available from the website www.luxicreative.co.uk/jabberwocky-market/ Now Is The Time To Say Nothing (Jabberwocky Market) by Reem Karssli and Caroline Williams Now Is The Time To Say Nothing is an interactive sound and video installation more »

Darlington Music Society’s April concert

Darlington Music Society’s next concert is on Saturday 27th April at the Dolphin Centre at 7.30pm. The concert is going to be given by cellist Yoanna Prodanova and pianist Mihai Ritivoiu. They will be playing pieces by Shostakovich, Chopin, Janacek and Faure. About the performers: Yoanna studied at the Conservatoire de Montreal, Canada. She is more »

Sue Ferris Quintet at Opus 4 club

Opus 4 Jazz Club’s next evening of Modern Jazz will be the 15th anniversary of the Opus 4 Jazz Club. On 26th April, and as ever on each year since opening night 2004, the club presents The Sue Ferris Quintet although the original musicians will, on this occasion, not be appearing with exception of Sue more »

‘Fashionably Dead’: at Hurworth Grange

‘Fashionably Dead’ is a murder-mystery play presented by Dutch Courage Entertainment Limited and Hurworth Grange Bar. Written by L.A van Dijk and set in 1953, it delves into the troubled mind of Richard Temple who is invited to a dinner party hosted by two old friends. Dinner quickly turns to death and Inspector William Mahon more »