Film Club: The Homesman (2014)

Monday Evening Film Club at The Forum, Borough Road, 7.30pm, £3 Synopsis: Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her. Genre: Drama, Western, Run Time: more »

BIG Little Gigs – Break Dance Workshop

BIG Little Gigs returns on Saturday 17th February from 2pm-3pm at The Forum Music Centre, with something a bit different. BLG is embracing the world of break dancing in a fun workshop with local break-dancing legend Tim Smith. Tim will start with a demo followed by a workshop session suitable for all BIG and littles more »

Open Day – at The Forum

The Forum, Borough Road, is having an Open Day on 4th February from 3pm to 7pm. There will be live music and refreshments, open-mic opportunities, chance to tour refurbished facilities plus a “Buy, Sell & Swap” for all old music gear. Admission is free for all ages. More information about the venue on Twitter @TheForum_Music more »

Red-hot lunchtime jazz this winter

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club has a couple of red-hot lunchtime gigs to get you through the cold grey start to 2018. The Big Easy kicks off the 2018 programme on 12.30pm Saturday 3 February. They’re a young and energetic swing band from Leeds with a repertoire that’s designed to showcase their lively and varied more »

Alan Barnes plays Opus 4 Jazz Club

Opus 4 Jazz Club presents legendary saxophonist Alan Barnes with the equally established Paul Edis Trio from Newcastle on 9th of February. The event takes place at Travellers Rest Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER, doors open 8pm, £12. The club has been running since 2004 at the Travellers Rest in Cockerton where the upstairs function room more »

That’ll Be The Day at Darlington Hippodrome

The legendary That’ll Be The Day stage show returns to Darlington Hippodrome on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 February. The show is all about nostalgia, reflecting the music and tone of an era that changed the course of music history and youth culture forever. Incredibly the show is now in its 30th year of touring, more »

Three ballets at Darlington Hippodrome

The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia present three great ballet masterpieces this February. The ballet company has an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and depth. Its soloists and corps de ballet delight audiences with breath-taking physical ability and dazzling costumes. Romeo & Juliet – Thursday 15 February 7.30pm Shakespeare’s tale more »

‘Awful Auntie’ takes to the stage

David Walliams’ ‘Awful Auntie’ – based on the best-selling children’s paperback – will be performed at Darlington Hippodrome from Wednesday 28 February to Sunday 4 March. ‘Awful Auntie’ tells the story of Stella, who when she sets off to visit London with her parents had no idea her life was in danger. Waking up from more »

The Hallé returns to Darlington on 26 February

Now in its 159th season, the Hallé ranks among the UK’s top symphonic ensembles. Conductor Jonathon Heyward (pictured – photo by Jeremy Ayres Fischer) and the Hallé will open this captivating concert with music from Grieg’s evocative Peer Gynt, which includes a glorious depiction of dawn, the thrilling Hall of the Mountain King and much more »

Join Jimmy Osmond at Darlington Hippodrome

Jimmy Osmond, who celebrated his 50th anniversary in the music business in 2016, returns to the UK with his hugely popular show – A Tribute to Andy Williams – Moon River and Me. Packed with award-winning music, nostalgic footage and Jimmy’s own personal memories of Andy Williams, the show comes to Darlington Hippodrome on Monday more »