It’s Easter Panto time!

This fun-filled Easter pantomime stars comedy legend Bobby Davro and Dani Harmer (CBBC’s Tracy Beaker and Strictly Come Dancing) along with impressive music, energetic dance routines, slapstick and heaps of audience participation! Enchanted Entertainment’s spellbinding production tells the story of Beauty who longs for romance and adventure, a bad-mannered Prince who is transformed into a more »

DPS season ends on 25th March

Darlington Piano Society’s 2017-18 season reaches its final recital in Central Hall at 3pm on Sunday 25th March – welcoming outstanding pianist Clare Hammond, who gave her first recital for the society in November 2014. Since then, her career has continued to develop apace. She is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances more »

DCS present music by Vivaldi, Mozart and Bach

Darlington Choral Society and The Mowbray Orchestra, conducted by Richard Bloodworth, perform music by Vivaldi, Mozart and Bach. Sopranos Helen Latham and Georgina Rosanna Murray; Mezzo-soprano Helen Anne Gregory; Tenor Richard Belshaw. Programme: Vivaldi, Gloria; Mozart, Ave Verum Corpus, Divertimento in D, K136; Bach, Magnificat, Motet ‘Lobet den Herrn’ Saturday 24th March 7.30pm at the more »

International jazz stars play DNOJC

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club welcomes back two of its most popular performers on Saturday 5 May – international stars John Hallam on reeds and Jeff Barnhart on keyboard. John and Jeff join forces to play jazz tunes familiar, less familiar and some downright obscure – but fun. John’s career stretches across Europe and America more »

Next New Orleans Jazz Club 24th March

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club presents its second band this month on Saturday 24th March. At 12.30pm the club hosts an extra helping of jazz with the return of the hugely popular Dave Donohoe and his band, plus the great Tom Kincaid on keyboards. Dave’s toured the world over the years, delighting audiences with his more »

Beginnings and Endings

Exhibition by Helen Winthorpe Kendrick, textile artist, from 10th February to 27th March at Crown Street Gallery Darlington DL1 1ND. Further information: www.visionsinthread.com.

Young local actors in ‘Madama Butterfly’

Ellen Kent’s award-winning production of Madama Butterfly returns to Darlington Hippodrome. Children from Stagecoach Theatre Arts Hartlepool & Darlington will take part in this exquisite production of Puccini’s masterpiece. Issac Swan (pictured), aged 5 years old from New Marske near Redcar, attends Stagecoach Theatre Arts Hartlepool & Darlington and will appear opposite Maria Hee Jung more »

A Spoonful of Sherman

An all-new musical stage show, featuring the songs of the Oscar-winning Sherman brothers, is coming to Darlington Hippodrome from Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 March. The double Oscar-winning Sherman Brothers – Richard & Robert – were a formidable song-writing team. From 1964 their partnership produced music, songs and scores for dozens of films, including Mary more »

BIG Little Gigs returns to Crown Street

On Saturday 17th March, BIG Little Gigs returns to the gorgeous children’s library at Crown Street Library. BLG will fill the library with live music courtesy of the brilliant ‘Sole Groove’ who will be performing Soul and Funk classic tunes to get children (and adults) up and dancing! Doors open at 4.15pm and the show more »

DMS concert 17th March

Darlington Music Society’s next concert is on Saturday 17th March at the Dolphin Centre at 7.30pm. This concert is to be given by Matthew Scott (pictured), a clarinetist and Christine Zerafa, a pianist. They will be playing pieces by Debussy, Brahms, Poulenc, Penderacki. Matthew Scott graduated with a 1st class Honours degree from the Royal more »