Our Events

Jan
20
Sat
Neil Massey and Jonathan at Voodoo Cafe
Jan 20 @ 8:30 pm – Jan 21 @ 2:00 am
Jan
23
Tue
6th Street Swing
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm
6th Street Swing

Transport yourself back to the swinging world of the 1940s in this fun weekly session by learning some of the basics of Lindy Hop the dance sensation that took the era by storm. Combining Charleston, traditional jazz and titles step basics you’ll learn the basics to get you out on to the social dance floor. Although taught in small blocks of footwork variations you can join at any point.

7.30 pm Improvers, 8.30 pm Beginners

First class free then £4 for each week

Tuesday Salsa Classes
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Tuesday Salsa Classes @ Voodoo Cafe | Darlington | United Kingdom

Creole Carnival was founded by Gregory Abouna and it is all about the Caribbean spirit – fun, music and dance! Since its establishment in 2010, Creole Carnival has built up a community of people from all walks of life and of all ages, across Darlington and the North East.

Gregory Abouna is a dance instructor from Haiti. Having grown up in the Caribbean, Gregory is passionate about bringing a taste of his homeland and a love of Latin-Caribbean music to Darlington and the local community. Gregory has lived in France, Haiti, New York and Miami, after which he travelled extensively, arriving in the UK in 2002. He brings his love of music, dance and the Afro-Caribbean joy for life to his infectious, inclusive style of teaching and events. Gregory teaches mainly Cuban style salsa, with some cross-body style salsa moves thrown in! He is passionate about the Afro-Cuban roots of salsa and the melting pot of culture and history that make it such a rich and exciting form of music and dance.

Jan
24
Wed
Black Diamond Mixed Cotswold Morris
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A mixed team dancing in the Cotswold Style.

(Darlington’s newest Morris Dancing team)

We are looking for enthusiastic people who want to dance or play and continue the Morris tradition.

Please contact Nick on 07791 490995

Facebook.com/darlomorris

Jan
25
Thu
Open mic for authors
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm
Open mic for authors

The season of Open Mic nights for authors continues.

The nights, supported by Darlington for Culture and which offer a forum for writers to read their material and audiences to enjoy it, run at Voodoo Café/Cantina, 84 Skinnergate, Darlington, on the last Thursday of the month.

Now in their seventh year, the nights have given dozens of writers from Darlington and further afield the opportunity to read work including poetry, short stories, novel extracts and scripts to appreciative audiences.

Readers range from published authors to those just starting out on their writing careers, and pieces read out range from completed pieces to work in progress for which the authors are seeking feedback. It all makes for an enjoyable evening’s entertainment.

Each session starts at 7pm and the cost of entry is £3 paid on the door.

More information is available from Inscribe Media Limited at deangriss@btinternet.com

A share of the proceeds is donated to Darlington for Culture to help further its work supporting arts and culture in the town.

Jan
26
Fri
Double Entendre
Jan 26 @ 8:30 pm
Jan
27
Sat
Neil Massey and Jonathan at Voodoo Cafe
Jan 27 @ 8:30 pm – Jan 28 @ 2:00 am
Jan
30
Tue
6th Street Swing
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm
6th Street Swing

Transport yourself back to the swinging world of the 1940s in this fun weekly session by learning some of the basics of Lindy Hop the dance sensation that took the era by storm. Combining Charleston, traditional jazz and titles step basics you’ll learn the basics to get you out on to the social dance floor. Although taught in small blocks of footwork variations you can join at any point.

7.30 pm Improvers, 8.30 pm Beginners

First class free then £4 for each week

Tuesday Salsa Classes
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Tuesday Salsa Classes @ Voodoo Cafe | Darlington | United Kingdom

Creole Carnival was founded by Gregory Abouna and it is all about the Caribbean spirit – fun, music and dance! Since its establishment in 2010, Creole Carnival has built up a community of people from all walks of life and of all ages, across Darlington and the North East.

Gregory Abouna is a dance instructor from Haiti. Having grown up in the Caribbean, Gregory is passionate about bringing a taste of his homeland and a love of Latin-Caribbean music to Darlington and the local community. Gregory has lived in France, Haiti, New York and Miami, after which he travelled extensively, arriving in the UK in 2002. He brings his love of music, dance and the Afro-Caribbean joy for life to his infectious, inclusive style of teaching and events. Gregory teaches mainly Cuban style salsa, with some cross-body style salsa moves thrown in! He is passionate about the Afro-Cuban roots of salsa and the melting pot of culture and history that make it such a rich and exciting form of music and dance.

Jan
31
Wed
Black Diamond Mixed Cotswold Morris
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A mixed team dancing in the Cotswold Style.

(Darlington’s newest Morris Dancing team)

We are looking for enthusiastic people who want to dance or play and continue the Morris tradition.

Please contact Nick on 07791 490995

Facebook.com/darlomorris