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⭐ New on sale ⭐ SISTER ACT comes to the Hippodrome in November!

⭐ New on sale ⭐ SISTER ACT comes to the Hippodrome in November!

Brace yourselves Sisters! The Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act is coming to Darlington!

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Darlington first town in the North East to be awarded Purple Flag status

Darlington first town in the North East to be awarded Purple Flag status

Fantastic news – after a rigorous assessment process, Darlington has become the first town in the North East to be awarded Purple Flag status, a standard awarded to those towns and cities across the UK that offer safe and enjoyable nights out.

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The cast has been announced for the latest musical theatre production by local theatre company DarlingtonOS.

The cast has been announced for the latest musical theatre production by local theatre company DarlingtonOS.

Following the dark and sinister production of Jekyll & Hyde last October, the award-winning production company has its sights set on the third of their Strictly Musicals presentations.

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Darlington Restaurant Week

Darlington Restaurant Week

Darlington Restaurant Week returns in February!

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Darlington plans world-class railway tourist attraction

Darlington plans world-class railway tourist attraction

A world-class visitor attraction is planned for a town not renowned as an international tourist destination.

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100,000th Darlington pantomime visitor to be announced this coming week

100,000th Darlington pantomime visitor to be announced this coming week

One lucky theatre-goer is set to become the 100,000th visitor to the annual pantomime since the re-opening of Darlington Hippodrome – and it could be you!

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Flash Gordon star Sam J Jones to appear at Darlington Film Club

Flash Gordon star Sam J Jones to appear at Darlington Film Club

DARLINGTON Film Club has built a reputation for attracting an impressive list of cult movie stars in recent years.

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Christmas Events Guide

Christmas Events Guide

There’s a full calendar of events and activities happening in Darlington over the coming months.

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Winter Festive Fun – Celebrate Christmas at DL1

Winter Festive Fun – Celebrate Christmas at DL1

As the festive season rapidly approaches DL1, Darlington’s premier leisure and entertainments destination is launching an exciting programme of Free, Festive, Family, Fun.

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#LoveDarlo Town Centre Business Awards

#LoveDarlo Town Centre Business Awards

Over 400 people joined us at Darlington Hippodrome on Sunday 17th November for the FIRST #LoveDarlo Town Centre awards.

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Town centre businesses set to shine this weekend

Town centre businesses set to shine this weekend

This weekend sees the first ever #LoveDarlo town centre business awards.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Every year on 20th November Trans People worldwide gather for the Transgender Day of Remembrance to remember those Trans People we have lost to violence and murder in the past and previous years.

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Dog friendly venues in Darlington town centre

Dog friendly venues in Darlington town centre

We're compiling a list of dog friendly cafes & eateries in Darlington Town Centre.

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Purple Tuesday 2019

Purple Tuesday 2019

Purple Tuesday 2019 is an international call to action, focused on changing the customer experience for disabled people.

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Cockerton Christmas Tree Light Switch On

Cockerton Christmas Tree Light Switch On

Head over to Cockerton village for the Christmas Lights switch on 30th November.

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Christmas 2019 at Bannatyne Hotel Darlington

Christmas 2019 at Bannatyne Hotel Darlington

Celebrate the festive season in style this year with Bannatyne Hotel Darlington!

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Screaming Success for Darlington Lantern Parade

Screaming Success for Darlington Lantern Parade

DARLINGTON’S second ever Halloween Lantern Parade has been hailed a screaming success as hundreds of people came along to the town centre for an evening of scary family fun.

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Firework displays in Darlington

Firework displays in Darlington

Take a look at the displays which will be held in an around Darlington.

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Love Darlo Business Pop-Up lunch & networking

Love Darlo Business Pop-Up lunch & networking

Darlington Market is looking to launch a new business pop-up event here in the market hall.

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#LoveDarlo Restaurant Week Returns

#LoveDarlo Restaurant Week Returns

FOOD lovers are in for a tasty treat as Darlington’s #LoveDarlo Restaurant Week returns from Monday 4 until Sunday 10 November. Diners can enjoy two courses for £10 or less.

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Darlington Hippodrome panto stars to light up Darlington

Darlington Hippodrome panto stars to light up Darlington

Two of the stars of this year’s festive Darlington Hippodrome pantomime will be switching on the Christmas lights in Darlington town centre on Sunday 24 November.

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Half Term Family Open Day at Darlington Hippodrome

Half Term Family Open Day at Darlington Hippodrome

On Wednesday 30 October Darlington Hippodrome will throw its doors open for a fabulous family open day to be held between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

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The Darlington Arena "Fireworks Spectacular" returns for its 3rd Year, bigger and better than ever!

The Darlington Arena "Fireworks Spectacular" returns for its 3rd Year, bigger and better than ever!

The Darlington Fireworks spectacular returns by popular demand, bigger and better than ever!

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New trees to take root in Darlington town centre

New trees to take root in Darlington town centre

Dozens of new trees are set to take root in Darlington town centre as part of plans to improve and enhance the area for shoppers and visitors. The first of the new trees have already been planted in the raised beds in front of the Town Hall and more will be placed at others sites and in planters around the town centre.

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Hippodrome making sweet music with new partnership

Hippodrome making sweet music with new partnership

Darlington Hippodrome will be working closely with Orchestras Live to bring a dynamic programme of orchestral music to Darlington, engaging with local young musicians and building a new audience in the north east.

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Charity Race Night

Charity Race Night

Buy tickets for this Charity Race Night which is on 16th November at Willow Road Community Centre.

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Alexander Armstrong is coming to Darlington Hippodrome

Alexander Armstrong is coming to Darlington Hippodrome

Comedian, writer, performer, singer and TV quiz show host Alexander Armstrong is dropping in to Darlington in November as part of his new one man show ‘All Mouth and Some Trousers’.

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Darlington ‘Best in Class’ in Northumbria in Bloom

Darlington ‘Best in Class’ in Northumbria in Bloom

Darlington is ‘blooming great’ and that’s official as the town scooped ‘Best in Class’ in the City Centre category of this year’s Northumbria in Bloom awards.

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The Pearl of Africa Children's Choir

The Pearl of Africa Children's Choir

The Pearl of Africa Children's Choir is in Darlington this week

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Countdown to Darlington Business Week

Countdown to Darlington Business Week

WITH just over two weeks to go, places are filling up on the third ever Darlington Business Week.  More than twenty free events are set to take place across five days from Monday 7 until Friday 11 October.

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Hundred of vacancies ar Darlington Jobs & Careers Fair

Hundred of vacancies ar Darlington Jobs & Careers Fair

HUNDREDS of job opportunities will be on offer at the annual Darlington Jobs and CareersFair, set to take place in the Dolphin Centre on Thursday 10 October from 10am-2pm.

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New season for Darlington Choral Society

New season for Darlington Choral Society

Rehearsals have started for the first concert of the choral society’s new season, Handel’s ‘Messiah’, to be performed on Saturday 30th November at the Dolphin Centre.

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Darlington is about to apply for Purple Flag status

Darlington is about to apply for Purple Flag status

Great news - Darlington is about to apply for Purple Flag status, a standard awarded to those towns and cities across the UK that offer safe and enjoyable nights out.

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A Bunch of Amateurs

A Bunch of Amateurs

The Green Theatre Company and Stars are coming together to bring the comedy production "A Bunch Of Amateurs " Performances at St Augustine's Parish Centre Tickets - £10 adults £8 concessions

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Harry Potter Designer Helps Bring TV Favourite Alive At Darlington Hippodrome

Harry Potter Designer Helps Bring TV Favourite Alive At Darlington Hippodrome

Children’s TV favourite In The Night Garden is embarking on its first UK stage tour and is coming to Darlington Hippodrome  on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September. Lucy Tobin caught up with In The Night Garden Live Creature and Costume Designer Tahra Zafar.

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Exciting New Restaurant – Tomahawk Steakhouse opening at DL1

Exciting New Restaurant – Tomahawk Steakhouse opening at DL1

DL1 is excited and delighted to announce our newest arrival to the DL1 centre in Darlington.

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Birthday Gifts Galore from Darlington Hippodrome

Birthday Gifts Galore from Darlington Hippodrome

To celebrate their 112th birthday, Darlington Hippodrome has unwrapped some special presents forthe Autumn 2019 theatre season.

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Voting Now Open for the Love Darlo Business Awards

Voting Now Open for the Love Darlo Business Awards

The nominations are in and now the public can vote for the best businesses in Darlington town centre.

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Interview with Miloš Karadaglic

Interview with Miloš Karadaglic

Three years after suffering from a serious hand injury at the peak of his career, guitarist MILOŠ is back with his fourth studio album and a UK tour including the Darlington Hippodrome on Tuesday 24 September.

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Darlington Rhythm and Blues Festival 2019

Darlington Rhythm and Blues Festival 2019

The Darlington Rhythm & Blues Festival is back and what a line up we've got in store for you. Great venus and fantastic bands, what a weekend this will be!

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All aboard! Another First Class collection of artists will be pulling into the platform on September 7th.

All aboard! Another First Class collection of artists will be pulling into the platform on September 7th.

Darlington's premier multi-venue music & comedy festival is back, with another First Class collection of artists wrapping up just in time to catch the Last Train Home.

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Mish Mash family music festival

Mish Mash family music festival

The Mish Mash family music festival will be bringing the world to Darlington on Sunday 25 August.

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Hippodrome putting the 'A' in team

Hippodrome putting the 'A' in team

Darlington Hippodrome is looking to recruit a new Apprentice Marketing and Box Office Assistant. Behind the glitz, glamour, jazz hands, make-up and costumes of any theatre there is a dedicated team of people working tirelessly to ensure the smooth running of the venue.

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Darlington Drum Festival 16th August

Darlington Drum Festival 16th August

This one day festival is dedicated to bringing all things drumming to Darlington.

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No.1 Toy Brand L.O.L. Surprise!Ô comes to the Big Screen in Darlington

No.1 Toy Brand L.O.L. Surprise!Ô comes to the Big Screen in Darlington

From August 30, join Tahani, Mykal-Michelle and your favourite dolls as no.1 toy brand L.O.L. Surprise!Ô takes fans on a special hour-long L.O.L. adventure in Vue cinemas across the UK.

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New In Town Call Out from Creative Darlington

New In Town Call Out from Creative Darlington

Creative Darlington is making a New In Town Call Out with support of up to £10,000 available to selected proposals, closing date Friday 20 September at 5pm.

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Darlington set to enjoy a taste of international festival

Darlington set to enjoy a taste of international festival

Performers from across the globe are set to take to the streets to bring a taste of one of the region’s most popular and long-running international festivals to Darlington.

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Rhythm & Junk Band Workshops

Rhythm & Junk Band Workshops

Join a Rhythm & Junk Band and come to the FREE workshop sessions taking place on Monday 12 and Thursday 15 August at The Hullabaloo

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Celebrate Summer at DL1’s Summer Festival

Celebrate Summer at DL1’s Summer Festival

As the weather heats up, DL1, Darlington’s premier leisure and entertainments destination is launching its spectacular Summer Festival!

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Summer of Sound in Darlington

Summer of Sound in Darlington

There's something for everyone this summer.

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Mish Mash Family Music Festival

Mish Mash Family Music Festival

With everything from gypsy folk to flamenco, afrobeat to ska, bring the whole family down for an exciting, diverse mish mash of FREE live music and activities in the Market Square.

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Darlington Drum Festival 2019

Darlington Drum Festival 2019

Darlington's first ever Drum Festival is a festival for the whole family celebrating rhythm, drumming and community.

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SG Petch Darlington 10km

SG Petch Darlington 10km

Thousands of runners will take to the streets for the annual SG Petch Darlington 10K on Sunday, August 11. There will also be the Darlington Junior 3K for ages 8-14-year-olds along with a family fun

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HenPower spreads its wings to Darlington

HenPower spreads its wings to Darlington

HenPower is heading to Darlington this summer with a community-wide project celebrating the town’s heritage.

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AudioVisual at Voodoo Cafe

AudioVisual at Voodoo Cafe

Artists and musicians from or based in the North East come together to celebrate with the peopleof Darlington and beyond. The night champions the creativity on our doorstep.

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Hippodrome box office is going on tour! Where to? You decide!

Hippodrome box office is going on tour! Where to? You decide!

Darlington Hippodrome’s Cornmill Box Office is donning its shorts and tee-shirt and getting out and about on a summer tour!

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Darlington Rhythm & Blues Festival 2019

Darlington Rhythm & Blues Festival 2019

The Darlington Rhythm & Blues Festival is back and what a line up we've got in store for you. Great venus and fantastic bands, what a weekend this will be! This is a FREE festival in conjunction with Darlington Borough Council, Darlington Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Club & Gasto Promotions.

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Summer fun heading to Darlington

Summer fun heading to Darlington

A fun-packed programme of events is heading to Darlington this summer, with plenty to keep kids of all ages occupied.

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Darlington Dance Festival Association showcase at Hippodrome

Darlington Dance Festival Association showcase at Hippodrome

Following on from the success of the mass dance in the Market Square in May, Sunday (7 July) saw 22 dance groups, schools and community groups take to the stage at the beautiful Darlington Hippodrome as part of the Darlington Dance Festival Association’s (DDFA) annual showcase event. To show everyone ‘this is me’ and celebrate equality for all through dance.

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Darlington by the Sea returns

Darlington by the Sea returns

Three days of sun, sea and sand is set to return to Darlington as the ever popular free family event surfs back into town from Thursday 25 until Saturday 27 July.

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Nominate your business for a #LoveDarlo award

Nominate your business for a #LoveDarlo award

Nominations are now open for the first ever #LoveDarlo awards.The event, which will be held on the evening of 17th November at the Hippodrome is aimed at recognising and rewarding businesses in the town.

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Full cast announced for world premiere musical based on Friends.

Full cast announced for world premiere musical based on Friends.

Full casting has been announced for the eagerly awaited world premiere of Friendsical the Musical coming to Darlington Hippodrome from 24 to 27 July.

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CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE LADY VANISHES AT DARLINGTON HIPPODROME

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE LADY VANISHES AT DARLINGTON HIPPODROME

After the hugely successful first tour of The Classic Thriller Company's stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes, the enjoyable adaptation is extending into the autumn, wit a new cast

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Theatre archives open to all

Theatre archives open to all

Darlington Hippodrome’s fascinating 112 year history will soon be available to explore online thanks to an army of volunteers who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes for almost two years.

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Summer of fun in Darlington

Summer of fun in Darlington

A feast of fun is on the menu for Darlington following the success of the Darlington Food and Drink and Jazz festival across the recent Bank Holiday weekend.

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What Sunday is all about 👇🏻 the traditional roast dinner! Featuring the @hitwdarlington's roast with all the fixings - have your choice of meat and extras (such as cauliflower cheese 🧀)! #LoveDarlo https://t.co/GJQWelTRy7
26 January 2020 @08:30
Get a card for someone special for Valentine's Day from @Gurudarlington, with their selection of independent cards 🥰 Find them on Blackwellgate 📍 #LoveDarlo https://t.co/jW2Qh7UBjs
25 January 2020 @18:00
On the hunt for that special gift 🎁 for that someone special this Valentine's Day... House of Zana based in the @IQ_Darlington is a multi brand concept store, offering everything from interior products, clothing and jewellery 💍 #LoveDarlo https://t.co/pnUUckgfPY }
25 January 2020 @14:00
Based on Duke Street 📍 the En Pointe Dance Community hold classes on a Sunday for all ages and abilities welcome to join. The dance studio space is set to hold evening fitness classes from Tuesday 4th February - watch this space for more announcements! #LoveDarlo https://t.co/gc7caW61tZ
25 January 2020 @10:00