Vane Women Press: A Short Fiction Writing Workshop

‘A Short Fiction Writing Workshop’ by Jo Colley will be looking at different forms of very short fiction – prose poems, surreal stories, flash fiction – what are differences, what do people prefer to write? There will be some examples and lots of writing practice. Starting with something small, though not easy, gives an opportunity more »

The Majestic – what’s on in June

Death and the Maiden Thursday 13 June 7.30pm The award-winning London smash-hit play and subsequent feature film is revived in this exclusive tour by Baroque Theatre Company. Gripping high drama, with great intensity, this is a unique and first-rate thriller. The Tina Turner Experience Saturday 15 June 7.30pm This live energetic show charts the life more »

Events at The Forum in March

For further details, visit the website or call 01325 363135. Friday 1st – The Bryan Adams Experience Tickets £10. Doors from 7pm Friday 8th – The Chris Bevington Band Darlington RnB Club Tickets £12. Doors 7pm Saturday 9th – The Desert Monkeys The UK’s premier tribute to The Arctic Moneys Tickets £8adv/£9otd. Doors from 7pm more »

Jubilee String Quartet: Sunday 31st March

Darlington Music Society’s next concert is on Sunday 31st March at the Dolphin Centre 3pm. The Jubilee String Quartet will play pieces by Beethoven, Haydn and Ravel. This concert had been scheduled for last October, but one of the performers injured her hand. So it is now taking place at the end of March – more »

Piano recital on 24th February

Darlington Piano Society’s recital at Central Hall 3pm on Sunday February 24th sees the Malaysian pianist Mei Yi Foo bring a highly stimulating recital programme of eclectic pianistic styles, ending each half with works of dramatic and virtuosic character. Rarely will the audience experience a programme featuring predominantly 20th-century composers and including such diversity of more »

Embroiderers’ Guild: meeting on 2 March

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. The talk at the meeting on 2 March is by Elizabeth Almond on ‘Whitework for today’. Forthcoming meetings: 6 April, Curriculum Kitchen ‘Cutting it fine – more »

April events at The Forum

April at The Forum For the full list of gigs and events, please visit Tel: 01325 363135. Monday 1st Darlington Film Club presents: Robin Askwith ‘Cool It Carol’ + one-man show with tales of his career after the screening Tickets £10/ 18+/ Film 7.30pm  Thursday 4th – John P Taylor Band With support from more »

Creative writing courses with author Tracey Iceton

Creative writing The long-running course at the Friends Meeting House in Skinnergate, Darlington, will continue on Tuesdays 6.30pm-9pm, fortnightly starting either 22nd January (group A) or 29th January (group B). New members always welcome. The course is £55 per person. For more information, please email Tracey Iceton ( Novel-writing masterclass There will be a novel-writing more »

The Bridge launches spring courses

The Bridge launches its range of spring courses. Each course generally runs for 10 weeks, term starts week beginning 14th January 2019. Check The Bridge website for start dates and prices. To book, email the artist before the start date or go to the first session and see the artist. More information from The Bridge more »

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club hosts Adrian Cox

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 a great deal about the popularity more »