Sounds of the Deep South at DNOJC

On Saturday 7 April, Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club welcomes the hugely popular Savannah Jazz Band. Savannah’s foot-tapping, heart-warming performance is packed with excitement and raw good music. They’re constantly adding new numbers to their extremely wide repertoire – and there might even be a dash of gospel and Johnny Cash-inspired country. Darlington New Orleans more »

Bringing Morris to Darlington on 14th April

Black Diamond Mixed Cotswold Morris are holding their first Day of Dance in Darlington on Saturday 14th April; and they hope to make it an annual event. There will be Morris teams from as far away as Oxford, Retford and Lincoln, with other teams from York, Saltburn, Gt Ayton, Sadberge, Richmond, Durham, Hexham, Barnard Castle, more »

‘Asaxual’ at Opus 4 Jazz Club

‘Asaxual’ will be playing bebop and standards on Friday 13th April 8.30pm, £8 Opus 4 Jazz Club at The Travellers’ Rest, Cockerton. Asaxual is a quintet offshoot from Le Toot and the Kansas City Four, a well-established quintet in Leeds though having a tenor sax in the frontline whereas Asaxual has trumpet and trombone. Asaxual more »

Coppélia at Darlington Hippodrome

The charming ballet Coppélia (photo by Peter Mares) comes to the Darlington Hippodrome in a colourful production by the English Youth Ballet. The production will feature international principal dancers and 100 talented young dancers from the local area. The comical story of Coppélia follows the escapades of the dreamy Franz and how he falls in love more »

ArtsFest: 100th anniversary of Votes for Women

This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and DfC is supporting a Centenary Celebration of Votes for Women, a day of events organised by the National Council for Women. Local writer and journalist, Chris Lloyd, will be speaking about the local suffrage movement and has written a short, commemorative piece for this programme. more »

ArtsFest: Lust For Life Drawing – family session

Relaxed, untutored life-drawing session to music with a fully clothed life model dressing up in various costumes. All ages and abilities are welcome. Afternoon-tea goodies will also be provided in the session. Price: £4 for adults, £2 for children (under 16). No booking required, please just pay OTD Place: Quaker Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate, Darlington more »

ArtsFest: Great Expectations

The Hogarth Partnership presents a fast-moving adaptation by Jo Clifford of Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations. There will be two performances – one on Tuesday 22nd May and one on Wednesday 23rd May. Price: £8 (£6 concessions) on the door or from Hippodrome Theatre box offices Place: Crown Street Library Gallery Date and time: Saturday 22nd and more »

ArtsFest: Thangka art exhibition

Over the past few decades the traditions, philosophies and culture of the East have become more widely embraced by the Western world. One form of Tibetan art, Thangka, is rarely seen and is very little known about in the west; however, young artist Adam Plumb is undertaking training in Thangka, with the assistance of a more »

ArtsFest: Mass Dance 2018 Express yourself!

Darlington Dance Festival Mass Dance 2018 – Express yourself! for mental health – takes place on Sunday 20th May from 1pm. This year’s theme is promoting mental health and wellbeing. The event brings local dance schools and community groups together to perform one mass dance choreographed by Debbie Harbin of the D project and Darrien more »

ArtsFest: Darlington Folk Club

Darlington Folk Club hosts a ‘Singers, musicians and poets night’ on Thursday 24th May from 8pm. Price: Free Place: The Copper Beech, Neasham Road, Darlington Date and time: Thursday 24th May 8pm start Contact: George Armstrong on 07890 006204