Open Mic for Writers

Got a story you want to read? Trying something out with a novel and not sure if it works? Or simply like listening to original writing, some of it never heard before? Each reader has upto eight minutes in which to read their work to an appreciative audience. Prose, poetry, drama, film scripts, we want more »

Autumn shows at The Majestic Theatre

To book, visit The Majestic Theatre website, email, or call 01325 633296/633255. On Saturday 29 September, it’s comedian Nish Kumar – final few tickets for hilarious night out. Ticket prices start from £18. Doors open at 6.30pm – show starts at 7.30pm On Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd October the talented students from Darlington more »

DLA talks on royalty, geysers, the Proms and more…

The Darlington Lecture Association (DLA) new season of talks opens on 3 September with Iceland: The Land of Geysers and Gyrs. Another highlight of the series is An exploration of Windsor Castle’s treasures; visitors can hear about how the Queen entertains her guests with an after-dinner tour of the royal library. Oliver Everett, who in more »

Fourum folk return to Hummersknott

The popular North East folk group Fourum is returning to its roots by appearing at Hummersknott Academy on Saturday 13th October 7 pm in a Golden Jubilee Celebration Concert. The event is to help fundraising for Hummersknott Badminton Club’s next international tour. Fourum emerged as a group of young staff from Hummersknott School who supported more »

Love Tango Darlington

This group dances both traditional Argentine and modern Nuevo Tango. Class every Thursday 8pm followed by dancing until late with John Paul Tango at Haughton Le Skerne Working Men’s Club, 25 Haughton Green, Darlington DL1 2DD. More details: call 01325 468738 or visit group’s Facebook page.

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 »

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 »

Bing Live!

The CBeebies favourites are brought to life in a brand-new stage production full of fun, laughter, music and magical puppetry. ‘Bing Live!’ is a fantastic first theatre trip for pre-schoolers and their families. Bing and his friends (photo credit: Johan Persson) are going on a major UK tour, and ‘Bing Live!’ will visit Darlington Hippodrome 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

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 »