Off the Rails: exhibition by Bill Oakey

Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum – is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of artist Bill Oakey, from Saturday 11th January 2020 to Sunday 8th March. The ‘Off the Rails’ exhibition has a railway theme but focuses on the staff passengers and volunteers who play such an important part in the railways. Bill more »

DNOJ presents The Red Stripe band

Saturday 7th March 2020 sees the return of the Red Stripe band from London. This event presented by Darlington New Orleans Jazz is guaranteed to be a high-energy session. The players are Red Stripe (aka Neil Drinkwater), piano, vocals, keytar; Helena-May Harrison, vocals; John O’Neill, tenor sax and clarinet; Erica Clarke, baritone sax, flute and more »

World-slam-poetry champion Harry Baker: solo show

Mathematician-turned-World-Slam-Champion Harry Baker is set to embark on his debut solo tour with his brand-new spoken word comedy show ‘I Am 10,000’. It will be at The Forum Music Centre in Darlington on 12th March 2020, building on the momentum of a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The slam champ has turned 10,000 more »

Lecture: To Russia with Love

The next Arts Society Lecture is by Patricia Andrew ‘To Russia with Love’ on Monday 16th March 2020 at 2pm, Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington DL3 8QH. Patricia Andrew has had a wide-ranging career. She has an English Literature and an Art History degree and has taught in Italy. She has been a museum curator where more »

A Short Fiction Writing Workshop: Part 2

A Short Fiction Writing Workshop with Jo Colley (Part 2) is on Saturday 29 February 2020 from 10am-1pm. This workshop will pick up where Part 1 left off (see item from March last year), looking at different forms of short fiction but concentrating more on the surreal and non-linear narrative. What elements make a short more »

Crown Street exhibition: Darlington Society of Arts

The society members will be exhibiting work at Crown Street Gallery from Saturday 11th January 2020 to Thursday 5th March 2020. Darlington Society of Arts was founded in 1922 with the prime object of stimulating interest in and appreciation of art in Darlington and the surrounding area. This will be the sixth exhibition Darlington Society more »

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 »

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 »