‘Mat Ricardo vs The World’

‘Mat Ricardo vs The World’ is at The Majestic Theatre, 78-80 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT, on Friday 2nd November 7.30pm. Award-winning cabaret star, and the UK’s most successful juggler, Mat Ricardo, had a problem, after a 30-year career as the go-to guy for jaw-dropping dexterity, he’d run out of new tricks. So he did something more »

Moth: A Poetry Masterclass with Gillian Allnutt

Vane Women Press presents this event with Gillian Allnutt, which will involve lots of little preparatory things prior to a longer writing. It is intended to lead you to a poem or prose-poem. Please bring paper and pen. The masterclass takes place at The Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7NB. Please use nearby more »

Community Art Project exhibition

The latest Community Art Project exhibition takes place at Darlington’s Crown Street Library Gallery featuring a selection of work in various media. Image by Paul Cree. Bearded Men. Pencil and pen. The exhibition continues until 6th December. Free admission; opening times as Crown Street Library, DL1 1ND. Visit the library’s website or call 01325 462034. more »

Darlington Piano Society presents Lara Melda

The Darlington Piano Society’s final recital before Christmas is by Lara Melda on Sunday 9th December 3pm in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre. Lara won the BBC Young Musician 2010 competition, performing Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in the final round with Vasily Petrenko and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Cardiff. Since then she more »

‘The Vicar of Dibley, the Second Coming’

The Bondgate Players present ‘The Vicar of Dibley, the Second Coming’, a comedy based on the well-known TV series. It is set June to Christmas in 1994, with all the well-known characters getting up to their usual antics. The Majestic Theatre, 78-80 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT 15th, 16th and 17th November at 7.30pm Tickets £10, more »

‘Picasso at Play’ at the QE

This is a rare opportunity to see an exhibition of original photographs by acclaimed American photographer Lee Miller. Organised by The Arts Society North Yorkshire & South Durham in collaboration with Lee’s son, Antony Penrose, The Farley Arts Trust. It is being held at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Vane Terrace, Darlington, from the 1-25 more »

Oxjam Darlo: local music, global impact

On Sunday 28th October, Oxjam Darlo will promote home-grown talent across multiple genres. Seven town-centre venues have signed up be part of the takeover, where they will showcase local acts. Now in its fourth year, the popular local music festival is back with a one-day takeover event in Darlington town centre. Since 2014, it has more »

Darlington Piano Society – 23rd season

The 23rd season begins on 21st October with a much-anticipated recital by the internationally recognised young Russian/Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg – the programme includes works by Beethoven, Ravel, Prokofiev and his own arrangement of Shostakovich’s third string quartet. In September, Giltburg won two major recording industry awards. With his regular chamber music partners – the more »