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 »

DHS meetings 2019-2020

Talks and meetings for 2019-2020 are held at the Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7NG (accessed via the archway on Skinnergate) starting at 7.30pm. Annual membership £10 covering all talks. Visitors £3 per meeting. For more information, visit the Darlington Historical Society website. Membership Fees Individual Membership £10 Junior & Student Membership £3 Visitors more »

NY&SD present ‘Looking for Georgia’

The next Arts Society of North Yorkshire & South Durham lecture is called ‘Looking for Georgia’ and takes place on Monday 18th November 2pm at Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington DL3 8QH. Lecturer Lydia Bauman is a highly skilled landscape painter and art historian. She has lectured to diverse audiences, notably in London’s National Gallery and more »

DPS presents Grace Yeo

Darlington Piano Society presents Grace Yeo on Sunday 17th November 3pm at Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, Darlington. Grace Yeo returns to play for the society following her outstanding performance in 2015. She returns with a varied and interesting programme containing two of Schumann’s most popular solo piano works as well one of his lesser-known sonatas. more »

Creative writing courses with Tracey Iceton

A selection of creative writing courses with local author Tracey Iceton will take place in the autumn for all types of writers, frome emerging to established and in all formats. Some courses are one-off workshops and some are fortnightly sessions, starting in September 2019. For further details and to book a place on any course, more »

Hurworth Concert Band: Remembrance Concert

Hurworth Concert Band will perform their annual Remembrance Concert at The Grange Hurworth on Friday 8th November 2019. The programme will include popular music, unmissable classical Remembrance Day favourites and guest vocalist Yasmin Gibson. Starts 7.30pm doors open 7pm Tickets £7 (includes pie-and-pea supper) Call The Grange on 01325 720840

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 »

Elysium TC present Playland by Athol Fugard

Elysium Theatre Company in association with Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, present Playland by Athol Fugard – at The Hullabaloo on Sunday 3rd November 2019 at 7.30pm. There will be a Q&A after the show. South Africa, New Year’s Eve 1989: a new country is about to be born. On a rundown funfair somewhere in more »

Half-term Family Open Day at the Hippodrome

On Wednesday 30th October 2019, Darlington Hippodrome’s Family Open Day takes place from 10.30am to 3.30pm. A whole host of activities will be on offer including backstage tours, craft workshops, face painting and competitions. The Hippodrome will also be opening its archives to show the historic collection of show programmes and posters. The archives and more »

Darlington Hippodrome ‘Heritage Tour’

The next public tour is on Thursday 14th November 10.30am. These Heritage Tours provide you with the chance to explore the building and learn about its heritage and history. The tours are supported by Darlington Culture Volunteers – visit the website for more details about volunteering. Contact the box office on 01325 405405 Book online more »