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Darlington’s treasured Hippodrome, legendary home of the arts since 1907, reminds us this month that although we are all still tucked up at home, the show must go on. “We are offstage, but not offline”, their website proclaims.

Having kicked off a series of A Night In With… in January, the livestreamed talks and performances come from an eclectic variety of authors, activists and comedians.

On Wednesday 3rd, A Night In With Nikesh Shukla is imperative viewing. Expect a lively exploration of racism and feminism, parenting and the concept of home. In celebration of Nikesh’s latest must-read Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, expect a provocative, humble and honest evening from this multitalented author and leading voice on diversity in the arts.

The ever sophisticated and remarkably witty Raven Smith brings some laughter to our living rooms on Wednesday 17th. Dubbed as ‘Instagram’s funniest man’, Raven’s thoroughly modern social commentary is a joy. If his Sunday Times best seller Trivial Pursuits is anything to go by, we are in for a treat!

On Thursday 18th, join Nicky Campbell, ITV’s treasured TV personality, in an intimate exploration of his own journey through loss and abandonment. In the honouring of his courageous memoir One of the Family, expect some raw storytelling. The month ends with an event for fans of fantasy fiction, as New York Times Bestseller Sarah J. Maas is in conversation with Katherine Webber on Sunday 20th February; getting down to the nitty gritty of her fiercely anticipated sequel A Court of Silver Flames.

More events are promised throughout the spring, so keep an eye on the venue’s website.

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