PRINCE Bishops Brass will perform in North Road Methodist Church, North Road, Durham, on Saturday (November 16) at 2.30pm. The quintet will present An American Dream, with music by George Gershwin, Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber. Entry is £5 for adults, free for children. Proceeds will go to St Cuthbert’s Hospice and Medical Aid for Palestinians.

TWO WALKS: Durham Ramblers have an eight-mile walk around Collier Wood and Thornley on Sunday (November 17). Meet at the layby on the A68 at Roddymoor Road junction at 10am. For more information, call Liz or Brian Anderson on 0191-371-8898 or 07794-979595. The Ramblers’ next Wednesday walk is on November 20 and follows a five-mile route around Coxhoe, Garmondsway and Kelloe. Meet at the Black Horse in Kelloe at 10.30am. For further details, call Cliff Ludman on 0191-386-6886 or 07766-662-669.

PHOTO CLUB: Durham Photographic Society saw the results of the Third Progress Competition for Prints presented last week. Section A’s first place went to Joe Graham. Ivor Miller won Section B. The Section A winner for the year is Michael Watson, with Ivor Miller triumphing in Section B. The winning pictures can be viewed at There will be no meeting on Thursday (November 14) due to Lumiere.

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CALENDAR CHALLENGE: Durham Youth for Christ is staging a fundraising Advent Calendar Challenge. Participants get a free Advent calendar if they promise to fill each calendar window with £1 or 50p after eating the chocolate and, at the end of December, return the calendar and money to the charity. To get involved, email:

MUSIC NIGHT: The Caritas Ensemble, which stages concerts to support various charities, will present ‘Clair de lune: a pre-Lumiere concert’ at St Margaret’s Church, Crossgate, Durham, on Sunday (November 17) from 5pm to 6pm. Music will reflect the theme of light. Tickets are priced £5, £6 and £10. They will be available on the door or can be booked in advance by emailing: Profits will go to the St Margaret’s Centre, which supports people with mental health issues.

DANCE DATE: Former Blackpool Tower star Graeme Scarlett will perform at an annual 50-50 dance at the Active Life Centre, in Coxhoe, on Saturday (November 16) from 8pm to 11pm. Tickets are £4.50 and can be booked from the centre. Proceeds will go to St Cuthbert’s Hospice.

POPPY RECYCLING: Sainsbury’s, at the Arnison Centre, Pity Me, Durham, is offering to recycle poppies from this year’s Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.