GREASE LIGHTNING Classic musical Grease will be performed by the Darlington Operatic Society at the town’s Civic Theatre from Wednesday April 2 until Saturday April 12. Tickets are £14 for children and £19 for adults. To book, call 01325 244659 or visit

AUTHOR EVENT Writers can share their material with a live audience at the Voodoo Cafe’s open mic night for authors, taking place on Thursday March 27. The event begins at 7pm. Admission is £3.

NATURALIST MEETING A presentation on developing access in the heart of Teesdale will be given by Emma Ashton-Wickett at a meeting of the Darlington and Teesdale Naturalists’ Field Club, taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College on Monday March 31 from 7.30pm. For more information, call 01325 466471.

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OPEN MIC Keen musicians are invited to share their talents at an open mic night held at The Forum in Darlington on Wednesday April 2. The free event begins at 7.30pm. For more information call 01325 363135 or email