BIG Little Gigs presents hip-hop star Kay Greyson

BIG Little Gigs returns with North East hip-hop star Kay Greyson at The Forum Music Centre on Saturday 15th February 2020 from 2pm-3pm. The event will be part workshop, part gig. Kay Greyson is a 21-year-old hip-hop artist from the North East of England. Since releasing her debut mixtape ‘Morning After Music’ in 2016, she more »

DNOJ’s double bill for February

Darlington New Orleans Jazz takes place at St Augustine’s Parish Centre Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG. Doors open at noon for a 12.30pm to 3pm session. The 2020 season kicks off with a double bill for February. It was Denise Gordon and the Tom Kincaid All Stars band on Saturday 1st February and New Orleans more »

‘An Evening with Elly Griffiths’

Fans of award-winning crime writer Elly Griffiths (photo credit: Sara Reeve) will be offered an insight into what inspires her at a special event at Crown Street Library on 14th February 2020 from 7pm-9pm. ‘An Evening with Elly Griffiths’ offers a chance to meet the author, find out about her new novel The Lantern Men, more »

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 »

Darlington Music Society presents The Pelleas Ensemble

Darlington Music Society’s next concert is on Saturday 8th February 2020 at the Dolphin Centre 7.30pm. The concert will be given by the Pelleas Ensemble which comprises of Luba Tunnicliffe (viola), Henry Roberts (flute) and Oliver Wass (harp). They will be playing pieces by Prokofiev, Ravel, Bax, Andy Scott and Couperin. About the performers: The more »

DAPA: new classes from 1st February 2020

Due to high demand, Darlington Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA) is now reserving places for Saturday performing-arts classes, starting from 1st February 2020. Infants 3 to 6 years: 3.30pm to 4.15pm 6 to 16 years: 4.30pm to 6.30pm Also, starting Monday 3rd February, there are Drama and Dance classes for age 10+. All students in more »

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 »

The Bridge: spring term starts 13th January

The spring term at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts starts week commencing 13th January 2020. The programme of 10-week courses includes painting and drawing, landscape acrylic and oils, watercolours, experimental printmaking, portrait drawing and painting, ceramics, life drawing, jewellery making, Openart, and an ‘Introduction to Cyanotopes’ one-day workshop. The Bridge provides a vibrant community-led more »

Festival: ‘Spotlight on…’ performance

‘Spotlight on…’ performance space (see photo) is for local arts organisations, music groups, performers, choirs etc, to publicise themselves, their events, and help attract new members to their groups. And it’s free for members of the public to watch/listen. The Victorian Market Hall has kindly provided this space as part of Darlington Arts Festival 2020 more »

Festival: Jeff Barnhart and His Hot Five

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club presents ‘Jeff Barnhart and His Hot Five’ for an afternoon of music. Date and time: Saturday 16 May 12.30pm-3pm Venue: St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG Cost: £10 on the door (20% discount with Darlington for Culture membership card); under-16s free with accompanying adult Website: