THE achievements of young people who took part in a song writing project as part of The Prince’s Trust Fairbridge programme were celebrated at a Creative Opportunities Showcase event.

The young people ran their own workshops at Fairbridge House, Middlesbrough before a showcase performance at the town’s Myplace youth centre.

Musicians from Apollo Arts Stockton were commissioned to work with the youngsters who learned to write and perform their own original songs.

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The event was supported by Our Big Gig EXTRA funding and The Prince’s Trust and musinc, the Teesside musical inclusion resource.

LIBRARY WALK: The Friends of Marton Library are leading a circular walk on Friday, April 11, at 10am from the library taking in Brass Castle Lane, Ryehill, Bonny Grove Plantation and Greytowers lasting about two hours. Ramblers are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear. A £1 donation for library refreshments is requested.

TABLE TOP: A table top sale will be held at Yarm Road Methodist Church, Stockton, from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, April 5,  in aid of the Yarm Road Genesis Community Project. Entry is free and there will be various stalls and hot refreshments available.

YOUNG SAILORS: Young people in Hartlepool are being offered an opportunity to learn how to sail. Hartlepool Council’s Sport and Physical Activity Team has joined forces with Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club to stage two two-day courses suitable for both advanced sailors and beginners. The courses run from 9.30am to 4.30pm on Monday, April 7, and Tuesday, April 8, and on Monday, April 14, and Tuesday April 15. The course costs £60 for two days or £100 for all four. Anyone wishing to book a place or who wants to find out more should contact Micky Early on 07743-462763 or email:

MEDIEVAL BANQUET: A St George’s Day ‘medieval banquet’ is being held at the Wilson Centre, Long Newton, near Stockton, on Saturday, April 26, at 7pm featuring poems about William Shakespeare and playlets performed by the Long Newton Mummers. Period dress is optional for the event which also features games, a quiz and a two-course supper. For tickets costing £10 call 01642-583002.