DPS recital: Vadym Kholodenko

Darlington Piano Society welcomes Vadym Kholodenko (pictured: ©Ira Polyarnaya) on Sunday 26th January 2020, Central Hall, the Dolphin Centre. This is Kholodenko’s second UK tour and he will perform more masterpieces of the Russian repertoire alongside sonatas from the classical era and a work by the prolific Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952). This recital more »

blimey! Lucretia – collaborative art project

blimey! Lucretia is a collaborative project celebrating visual arts. It is set to explore the representation of women in our changing world as it focuses on an exhibition at The Bowes Museum. blimey! Lucretia will focus on the centrepiece of The Power and the Virtue: Guido Reni’s Death of Lucretia exhibition at The Bowes Museum, more »

Open Mic for Writers

The next ‘Open Mic for Writers’ is on Thursday 30th January 2020 at Hash from 7pm. 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 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.

DNOJ announces double bill for February

Darlington New Orleans Jazz takes place at St Augustine’s Parish Centre Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG. Doors open at noon for a 12.30pm to 3pm session. The 2020 season kicks off with a double bill for February; it’s Denise Gordon (pictured) and the Tom Kincaid All Stars band on Saturday 1st February with a return more »

Embroiderers’ Guild: 2020 programme

The Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild programme for 2020 is for both experienced embroiderers’ and beginners. As well as embroidery and stitch techniques, topics for talks include other forms of textile art and also forms of art which use textile as an inspiration. Non-members can visit twice at a cost of £4; after that you will need more »

Darlington Stage School AJ Productions

Join Darlington Stage School AJ Productions to learn to act, dance and sing and take part in multiple productions throughout the year. All children who attend AJ Productions stage schools have the opportunity to perform in the professional pantomime at The Garden Rooms at Tennants in Leyburn, this year starring Britain’s Got Talent finalist Danny more »

DAPA pre-school classes

Darlington Academy of Performing Arts is now running pre-school classes. Baby and pre-school classes take place on Wednesdays at St Mary’s Community Centre, Newton Lane, Darlington, DL3 9EX. Classes involve singing dancing and playing with musical instruments, building confidence, rhythm and co-ordination. Baby Stars (Age 1-3) 9.15am to 9.45am with parent/guardians. Preschool (Age 3-5) 10am more »

World-slam-poetry champion Harry Baker: solo show

Mathematician-turned-World-Slam-Champion Harry Baker is set to embark on his debut solo tour with his brand-new spoken word comedy show ‘I Am 10,000’. It will be at The Forum Music Centre in Darlington on 12th March 2020, building on the momentum of a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The slam champ has turned 10,000 more »

Send us your up-to-date leaflets

Do you have arts and culture events or groups that you’d like to publicise? And do you have printed programmes or leaflets? We need your up-to-date leaflets and posters for the DfC information stands. All year round, there is a DfC information stand in the foyer at The Hippodrome. It is a great place to more »