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 »

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 »

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.

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 »

Darlington Festival of Performing Arts

Darlington Festival for Performing Arts (DFPA) is a competition comprising three disciplines on three days: Music on Saturday 2nd March 2019; Speech and Drama on Saturday 9th March 2019; and Dance on Saturday 5th October 2019; all at Longfield Academy. The organisation provides the opportunity for children and adults to perform competitively in front of more »

New Orleans Jazz Club: next event 12th October

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club presents another double-bill for October 2019. It’s The Big Easy Swing Band on Saturday 5th and Barber, Bilk and Ball with Hamish McGregor’s Band on Saturday 12th. The venue – St. Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG – has free onsite parking, and a licensed bar that also more »

‘Be a Mosaic Maker’ begins 26th September

‘Be a Mosaic Maker’ with Julie Hand, mosaic artist and tutor, runs for 10 weeks every Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm from 26th September 2019. Beginners welcome. The course provides an opportunity to create fabulous pieces of art. Everyone works at their own pace, in their own style within a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, for two hours each week more »

Tees Cottage: final open days of 2019

Tees Cottage Water Pumping Station’s final open weekend of 2019 is on 5th and 6th October, from 11am-5pm each day. Explore the Tees Cottage site on Coniscliffe Road, Darlington DL3 8TF, including Lancashire Boilers from 1902, a 1904 steam-powered Beam Engine and a 1914 gas engine, all in operation and still pumping water from the more »

Darlington Libraries’ Crime Festival

Darlington Libraries’ Crime Festival takes place from 7th to 12th October 2019. There’s a chance to win various prizes throughout the week, including tickets to see Curtains, Jekyll and Hyde and The Lady Vanishes at Darlington Hippodrome. Crime Festival highlights: Crime fiction workshop with Dr Noir, Jackie Collins Tuesday 8th October, 7pm-9pm, tickets £5. A more »