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 »

Blood Brothers heads to Darlington

Bill Kenwright’s production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers is coming to Darlington Hippodrome from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 February. Considered ‘One of the best musicals ever written’ (Sunday Times), Blood Brothers, written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell has triumphed across the globe. Scooping up no fewer than four awards for best more »

‘Son of a Preacher Man’ is at Darlington Hippodrome

‘Son of a Preacher Man’ is at Darlington Hippodrome from 6th to 10th February. Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them… This new musical play features the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, including ‘The Look Of Love’, ‘I Only Want To Be With You’, ‘Spooky’ and of more »

‘New Jersey Nights’ in Darlington

The international hit show New Jersey Nights is at Darlington Hippodrome from 16-20 January. The show is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all time. From the back-street more »

DMS presents ‘Prince Bishop Brass’

Darlington Music Society’s next concert is by ‘Prince Bishop Brass’ on Saturday 17th February at the Dolphin Centre at 7.30pm. They will be playing many composers including Bach, Mozart, Dukas and Gershwin. Prince Bishop Brass Ensemble has amassed an enormous repertoire of music, from Renaissance Brass Music through Baroque and Classical to upbeat jazz and more »

Embroiderers’ Guild meets

The Darlington branch meets on the first Saturday of each month (except August) at Elm Ridge Methodist Church Hall, Darlington at 2pm. The guild is a national charity which promotes interest in embroidery and other textile work. Fee for visitors is £3. More information from the guild’s website.

Dinara Klinton

DPS season continues in January

Darlington Piano Society begins the second half of its season at 3pm on Sunday 28th January with a recital by the young Ukrainian pianist Dinara Klinton. After study in Moscow, she gained a Master of Performance degree with distinction and an Artist Diploma in Performance at the Royal College of Music. She has won prizes more »

Record-breaking volunteers top 3,800 hours for the year

Darlington Culture Volunteers (DCV), who support arts and culture in the borough, have announced that the number of volunteering hours that will have been delivered by the end of 2017 has topped 3,800 – the highest ever figure recorded by the service and three hundred more than last year. DCV, which was created through a more »