RNS in Darlington

Hear the Royal Northern Sinfonia (RNS) on your doorstep this summer, as the Gateshead-based orchestra brings sounds of the new world to the region’s churches. Join them for ‘Dvořák in America’ at St. Cuthbert’s, Darlington, on Friday 19 July 7.30pm. Programme: Copland: Hoe-Down Dvořák: Two Waltzes, Op.54 Martinů: Nonet Dvořák (arr. Farrington): Symphony No.9, ‘From more »

Pete Tanton’s Riviera Quartet

Opus 4 Jazz Club on Friday 19th July 2019 presents Alabama native Pete Tanton’s Riviera Quartet. They offer a set of musical works of Bebop, hard-driving blues and Latin-infused original tunes evocative of the 1960s French Riviera. The line-up is Pete Tanton on trumpet, flugel and vocals, Mark Williams on guitar, John Pope on double more »

Festival: The Hippodrome in print

In partnership with The Art Shop, Darlington, this exhibition displays a collection of vintage screen-printed posters  advertising the shows of the Hippodrome. Established by Arthur Hughes in 1955, The Art Shop designed posters and advertising material for the Hippodrome throughout the 1960s and 1970s. This exhibition will showcase the original posters and a selection of more »

‘Smile Art’ exhibition until 27th July

‘Smile Art’ exhibition by Edward Freeman is at The Bridge from 1st June to 27th July. The Exhibition Preview is on Saturday 1st June from 4pm-5.30pm, with drinks and canapes on arrival; 4.30pm Artist Welcome. Sales profits from this exhibition will be donated by the artist to Cancer Research UK. The Bridge Centre for Visual more »

Darlington Drum Festival 2019

The Darlington Drum Festival is on Friday 16th August 2019 in the town centre from 11am-7pm. This free event is part of Darlington’s Summer of Sound, supported by Darlington Borough Council. The Darlington Drum Festival in the town centre is a full day of family-friendly performances and workshops in celebration of rhythm and drumming. There more »

Hippodrome’s summer 2019 season

The season includes thrilling new drama, a selection of the world’s most dazzling musicals and some truly magical family shows. Additional shows are regularly added to the Darlington Hippodrome schedule For further information and to book, call the box office on 01325 405405 or visit www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk to choose your own seats online Agatha Christie lovers more »

Artist Support Day – by charity Outside In

Outside In is a charity that supports artists who face barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation. The organisation’s aims are to make the art world a fairer place. It is running an Artist Support Day in Darlington to help artists create online galleries on its website. Artists can more »

Darlington Orchestra Summer Concert 2019

The Darlington Orchestra Summer Concert takes place on Saturday 6th July 7.30pm Central Hall at the Dolphin Centre. The orchestra will perform a wide-ranging programme of light classical music, this time including early music; opera music; a selection of folk dances and a Slavonic Rhapsody; plus an uplifting march by Eric Coates. Special guests will more »

Classic jazz with Alligator Gumbo

Darlington New Orleans Jazz presents an afternoon of classic jazz with Alligator Gumbo on Saturday 6th July 12.30pm till 3pm. This exciting seven-piece band is inspired by the sights and sounds of New Orleans jazz and blues. They provide a good-natured mix of foot-stomping rhythms and toe-tapping tunes. St. Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington more »

Embroiderers’ Guild meeting on 6th July

The next meeting of the Darlington Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild is on Saturday 6th July at 1.30pm for a talk at 2pm by Pat Ashton Smith on ‘A sense of Place’. The talk takes place at Elm Ridge Methodist Church Hall. More information from the Darlington branch’s website