Festival: Wind and words

The Take4 Clarinet Quartet and Helen Winthorpe Kendrick present ‘Wind and Words’ an evening of light music and verse. Refreshments will be available in the interval. Date and time: Saturday 16 May 7.30pm Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Haughton-le-Skerne, Darlington DL1 1DD Cost: Adults £10, under-18s free Email: take4@kendrick.me.uk Phone: 01325 468142/332592

DPS recital: Vadym Kholodenko

Darlington Piano Society welcomes Vadym Kholodenko (pictured: ©Ira Polyarnaya) on Sunday 26th January 2020, Central Hall, the Dolphin Centre. This is Kholodenko’s second UK tour and he will perform more masterpieces of the Russian repertoire alongside sonatas from the classical era and a work by the prolific Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952). This recital more »

Opus 4 Jazz Club: Dean Stockdale Quartet

On Friday 24th January 2020, Opus 4 Jazz Club presents The Dean Stockdale Quartet, featuring Dean Masser on tenor sax, Ed Harrison on bass and Gaz Hughes on drums which, collectively, should make for an exciting evening. Tickets on the door £8, doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start Travellers Rest, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER Club more »

Darlington Orchestra: Winter Concert 2020

The Darlington Orchestra Winter Concert 2020 is on Saturday 25th January at 7.30pm in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, Darlington DL1 5RP. The orchestra will present another eclectic selection of light classical music. The conductor is David Plews; programme includes: Rossini, Bennett, Elgar, Julius Fučík, Simon & Garfunkel. And special guests are Certa Saxo (a saxophone more »

Festival: It’s the way you tell ’em

This humour-writing workshop by author Stan L. Abbott aims to help budding writers to develop different techniques of using humour to engage readers in their stories. The workshop will look at the role of humour and its place in the toolbox of different authors in the genres of reality-based fiction, narrative non-fiction and ‘new journalism’. more »

Festival: Rachel Burns ‘A girl in a blue dress’

Local poet and award-winning writer Rachel Burns will read from her new poetry book A girl in a blue dress. Rachel Burns completed a screenwriting talent scheme with ITV and Northern Film and Media in 2012. She is an alumnus of the 2018 Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme in playwriting. Her short stories are published in Mslexia more »