CREATIVE PLAY A new series of ARTventurers sessions will take place in Darlington. The sessions allow children aged between six months and four to take part in creative play. The classes will take place on Fridays at Sadberge Village Hall. For more information, email or phone 07956 641161.

PATCHWORK CLASSES Patchwork and quilting skills will be taught at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts in Darlington from next week. Classes beginning on Thursday January 16 will teach participants to upcycle their clothes and reuse recycled fabrics to create colourful blocks. Classes take place from 10am-12pm. To book a place, call 01325 486555.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED Darlington’s Citizens Advice Bureau will host an open morning for prospective volunteers on Friday January 17 between 10am and 12pm at Bennet House. For more details, call 01325 256999 or email

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FOLK MUSIC The Copper Beech pub in Darlington will host a Singaround evening featuring live folk music on Thursday January 16 from 8pm.

WINTER WALK Walkers are invited to enjoy a 1.7mile route around the Victorian South Park, in Darlington, on Wednesday January 15. Anyone wanting to join the walk should meet at South Park’s main gates at 10am.